First, he convinces poor men to kill Banquo. “There is none but he whose being I fear.” (3.1.59-60). He also kills Banquo because his kids are supposed to become king. He also starts to change when he acts innocent to everything he has done. “Be innocent of knowledge.”(3.2.51).
CNSL 144 April 29,2015 Sophist Project My esteemed fellow citizens, Do you believe this gentle man deserves the reward? This man standing in front of me, known to the community as John Doe was given direct orders: Kill the tyrant. He did not and failed to follow through. Feeling panicked, he resulted in killing the tyrant’s son. Now my fear is this, if this man could not follow simple instructions, how can we trust that he will not turn on one of us if we do not give him the reward money??
Macbeth is unaware that Malcolm, Macduff and some Scottish English lords have agreed into killing him. Macbeth isn't really concerned about the prophecy. He insures that he cannot be killed by any man born of woman. He soon confronts Macduff, and learns that Macduff was ripped from his mother's side and not born naturally. Thus, all of the mistakes he made from the beginning and not seeing each one he was making, it leads him into death.
After Tybalt kills Mercutio, Romeo feels that it is his responsibility to avenge his friend’s death. However, he doesn’t have the authority to determine Tybalt’s fate. If he had let the law take care of punishment, he would not have had blood on his hands and he would not have been sent into exile. Secondly, Romeo’s feelings lack consistency. In one moment Romeo is full of anger and hatred for Tybalt, so he kills him.
The purpose of seeing and blindness being a major theme in this play is to show the readers or watchers that the truth may be right in front of their eyes, and they still may not fully be able to see what’s right in front of them. When Oedipus learns of the prophecy of him killing his father and marrying his mother, he is blinded to the fact that Polybos and Merope are not his real parents. As he runs away from Corinth and goes to Thebes, he is blind to the fact the man in which he killed where the three roads meet was indeed his father. He then solves the riddle to prove he can be King, marry the Queen, which would unknowingly to him, be his mother Iokaste. The fortune teller Teiresias who comes to Thebes and reveals to Oedipus he indeed did kill his father and marry his mother, is himself blind.
Oedipus was married to his mother and he killed his father, so the fate of his kids was not off to a good start. In the play, Sophocles uses Antigone as an example to show the willpower of an individual unaffected by the forced power of the state. First of all, Antigone's dedication to her family, although it does not seem like one, is her tragic flaw. “He is my brother and he is your brother too,”(Prologue, 33). Antigone attempted to convince her sister, Ismene to help her with the unauthorized burial of Polyneices.
For example, he is responsible for the death of Mercutio, which causes a vengeful spark to rise in Romeo. After Tybalt stabs Mercutio he turns to Romeo and says, “I am hurt. A plague on both your houses” (121). Tybalt killing Mercutio is one of the actions that lead up to the death of Romeo and Juliet. Tybalt had no reason for fighting with him.
He went mad. He believed that everyone was trying to kill him and take his throne as King. As a result, he started murdering everyone. Firstly, he ordered some murderers to kill Banquo and Fleance, because Macbeth saw Banquo’s ghost being crowned King. He succeeded to kill Banquo but failed to kill Fleance.
He is the antagonist, it is he who sent Antigone to her death and brought trouble to the kingdom. Creon finally admits, “Woe is me! To none else can they lay it, This guilt, but to me! I, I was the slayer, I say it, Unhappy, of thee! O bear me, haste ye, spare not, To the ends of earth, More nothing than they who were not In the hour of birth!” (50-51) Creon now blames himself, he realizes his mistake in not consulting the senators, and for condemning Antigone so hastily despite her just reasoning.
Even though Macbeth chose to murder Duncan, he first shows guilt and regret for it when telling his wife of the voices he heard after killing Duncan. He believes that the voices are correct and that he will never be able to sleep again so his emotions start to take over his thinking. Macbeth had killed the King so he was already headed down the slippery slope of sin, so after Macbeth killed Duncan, he killed the two King’s Chamberlains to have murderers that could not be questioned as his alibi. He was already too caught up in his future potential that he did not care anymore what he did or who he killed. It was Macbeth’s frame of mind to murder whoever so that he may be king that started his