Tiresias puts forth one last riddle, saying that the murderer of Laius will turn out to be both father and brother to his own children, and the son of his own wife. After Tiresias leaves, Oedipus threatens Creon with death or exile for conspiring with the prophet. Oedipus’s wife, Jocasta, enters and asks why the men shout at one another. Oedipus explains to Jocasta that the prophet has charged
The Coward Oedipus Is “A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit”. This quote by Thomas Jefferson portrays Oedipus because throughout ‘Oedipus Rex’ he quarrels with everybody about he truth and becomes blind to it. By blinding himself Oedipus becomes a coward because he doesn’t want to face his crimes. It all started when Oedipus hears a dreadful prophecy that he will murder his father and sleep with his mother. He leaves Corinth and travels to Thebes, and on the way he unknowingly kills his father during a quarrel.
In this particular scene, Macbeth attempts to persuade the two murderers to kill Banquo and his son Fleance. He goes into lengthy speech of condemning Banquo and using effective tactics of persuasion to convince the murderers. At first, Macbeth uses logical appeal to sway the murderers into wanting revenge on Banquo for making their lives a living hell. Macbeth exclaims, “That it was he, in the times past, which held you so under fortunes…” (3.1.84-85). He also tells the murderers that Banquo is blameworthy for their tragic, unhappy lives.
Macbeth is a cold-blooded and desperate man because he has sent murderers to kill an innocent family. At this point in the play, Macbeth has lost all his value. He is so frightened to lose his crown that he will do anything and everything to protect it. When Macduff was absent for Macbeth's banquet, Macbeth became very suspicious. He
Dramatic irony showed us the actual truth of Oedipus’ wife/mother and him fulfilling the prophecy because of fate. In the beginning of the play, Thebes is under a horrible plague and Oedipus sends Creon, his brother in law, to ask the oracle how to end the plague. Creon comes back with good news; once the killer of Lauis is found, Thebes will be cleared from the plague. Hearing this, Oedipus announces that he will
In despair his mother kills herself and Oedipus rips out his own eyes. Antigone is the story about Oedipus’ children and the superstition that follows this cursed family line. Creon is the brother of Oedipus, so he is more frightened from the superstitions that follow his brothers’ family line than anyone else. The act that triggers this fear, which sets forth the destruction of not only Antigone but his own family as well, is the murder of Antigone’s brothers. This instills fear in Creon because he fears that the sins from the father (Oedipus) will carry over to the children and in turn hurt his newly received kingdom and family.
Thou methinks thou art he, Who planned the crime, aye, and performed it too, All save the assassination; and if thou Hadst not been blind, I had been sworn to boot That thou alone didst do the bloody deed". (Sophocles, 345-350). In that quote, Oedipus was determined to make the prophet Teiresias speak which then leads him to falsely accusing the prophet. The whole point of his (Oedipus) quest full of hubris was to find Laius's murderer in order to save Thebes. In comparison, Jocasta (His mother)-full of hubris, but for a just reason-criticizes and distrusts the prophecies.
Then goddess of revenge couldn’t accept it, he had to escape from them. Finally, he arrived to temple of Athens. He faced trial in the temple of Athens for his guilt. The goddess of revenge insisted that he has to be punished because he killed his mother. However Apollon claimed that proper action to make revenge of his father and punish the dirty desire.
To begin, Macbeth is livid that Banquo’s prophecy foretells that he will father Kings; all of his sinning and betrayal (killing Duncan) was done for not even his own children’s advantage, but Banquo’s. He then goes on to yell, “Rather than so, come fate into the list,/ And champion me to th’ utterance” (III.i.75-76). Macbeth is saying that he is willing to challenge fate and fight until death. He is prepared to do anything to change the fate given to Banquo, just to stay in power. Next, when Macbeth meets with the murderers, he begins feeding them lies to feed their anger for Banquo.
Furthermore, Shakespeare exhibits how Hamlet chose to devise a plan of acting mad, rather than avenging his father’s death immediately, progressing to his demise. On the other hand, Hamlet questions the appearance of his father: “The spirit that I have seen may be the devil”(II.ii.610,611). Consequently, Shakespeare conveys that Hamlet’s indecisiveness about his father’s murderer necessitates him to procrastinate more, and lead further to his death. However, Hamlet accomplishes the opportunity to murder Claudius, yet believes it is not the right time: “Up, sword, and know thou a more horrid hent”(III.iii.91). In fact, he desires that “...his soul may be damned and black as hell”(III.iii.97).