Because he was blind to the prophecy, he blinds himself to remember everything he had done. His fate would have been execution, but by punishing himself, he makes other believe that he is punished. In addition to Oedipus avoiding his fate he is a coward in terms of his actions. He tells Creon to exile him far away because he is too afraid to deal with all that has happed. When he says “Drive me out of this country as quickly as may be to a place where no human voice can ever greet me.” (Ln.
After completing this it will be evident that Romeo, Friar Lawrence and love are all to blame. Firstly, Romeo is banished from Verona for killing Tybalt, a Capulet, because Tybalt killed Romeo’s best friend Mercutio. This led to Romeo not hearing about the plan to fake Juliet’s death so that she did not have to marry Paris. When Romeo heard she was dead he killed himself, then Juliet awoke and found Romeo dead and killed herself. “Tybalt is gone, and Romeo banished; Romeo that killed him, he is banished.” This quote is saying that Romeo killed Tybalt and is now banished because of it.
The first words that we here from Tybalt was that he hates hell as all Montagues. Tybalt wanted to kill Romeo just for coming to the party. As Tybalt watch the Montagues drive away from the Capulets party he said “I will withdraw but this intrusion shall, now seeming sweet, convert to bitterest gall.” If Romeo had of told Tybalt of his love for Juliet, Tybalt would have killed Romeo at the first site of him but he did not so it was not Romeos love that killed Tybalt. Tybalt did not really care if he killed any of the Montagues but because Tybalt killed Mercutio Romeo killed Tybalt
His sense of pride prevented him from admitting to the adultery. Thus, the town did not understand Abigail’s motivation as did Proctor. He could have also prevented his demise if he had chosen to sign the paper. However, he feels that his name is “not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang” and chooses death over humility. This play exhibits tragedy because, though Proctor had many opportunities to change his fate, he chooses his demise because his tragic flaw prohibits him from doing otherwise.
Romeo has no control over the bad event that is to occur, it is his fate. Romeo says that the misfortunate event will lead to his death. “But he that hath the steerage of my course direct my sail” (1012). A metaphor is being used in this passage because Shakespeare compares Romeo’s life to a course. The he referred to in the passage is fate.
Hamlet even seems to have forgotten the main reason why he is avenging his father’s death. Hamlet makes many decisions from not killing Claudius while he was praying to killing the innocent Polonius, and disobeying his father’s ghost’s instructions by tormenting his mother, and Laertes can be seen as the very opposite of Hamlet because he is everything that Hamlet is not. Hamlet’s delay of vengeance can also be seen as another
/ O, much I fear some ill unthrilly thing” (5.3.129-140). As the watch approaches, the Friar grows selfish and flees from the scene leaving Juliet who now realizes that Romeo killed himself. She then kills herself which could have so easily been prevented by the Friar. Time and time again his irresponsible behavior gets the best of
“I could not send it-here it is again-(gives FRIAR LAWRENCE a letter) Nor get a messenger to bring it thee, So fearful were they of infection.” If Friar John was able to deliver Friar Lawrence’s letter than Romeo would have been informed on the plan to make Juliet temporarily unconscious and not kill himself. As well as Bathasar telling Romeo, Juliet was dead. This misunderstanding was why Romeo chose to kill himself and felt like he had no reason to live anymore. If Romeo waited a few seconds longer to kill himself than Romeo and Juliet would both still be alive. If Romeo knew about the plan Romeo and Juliet would have lived together without the Montagues and Capulets knowing.
While speaking the ghost Hamlet asks, “O all you host of heaven! O Earth! What else?/And shall I couple hell?” (I.v.25). Hamlet does not believe the ghost until Act III, when Hamlet tricks Claudius into revealing that he is the cause of his fathers death through the use of his play, “The Murder of Gonzago.” Even though Hamlet knows the truth, he still has trouble acting on his thoughts. It seems that Hamlet does not want to extract revenge and he regrets promising the ghost that he will do so, “O cursed spite,/That ever I was born to set it right!
Oedipus Rex is a Greek tragedy written by Sophocles about a man who tries to escape a prophecy from coming true but ends up fulfilling it instead. Oedipus, the protagonist, is destined to kill his father, Lauis and to marry his mother, Jocasta. Oedipus soon discovers that all this time he has been in denial and leads to his own destruction, gauging his eyes out. With this, Sophocles, knowing that his audience already knows the outcome of the play, uses that knowledge to create situations that involve verbal, dramatic, and situational irony that keep the audience on the edge and also to develop the characters in the play. Accordingly, this play sends a strong message of fate and free will to the audience.