They look at others as inferior in an arrogant way and see themselves as superior to all others. This is why God hates it. Pride caused Satan’s fall and the Bible says, “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall” (Prov 16:18). This is exactly what happened to Satan and what still happens to humans who boast and brag. The second one is Lust.
The next bad emperor is Claudius he was made emperor right after Caligula’s death in 41 AD. Claudius could have made a good emperor but he was not a good looking guy and he stuttered and drooled all over himself when he spoke. He also made the emperor position look like any old fool could handle it (he made it look like a joke). He was killed after a pretty good time of being emperor in 54 AD. Then the real fun comes this man is terrible and quite screwed up his name is Nero once a cheery little boy turned into a frightful beast.
Of all of the characters in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Cassius was the most deceiving. He turned numerous loyal supporters of Caesar against him (Caesar). Cassius was the most skilled at making people see things his way, and want to join him. An example of this is when he falsely leads Brutus into thinking that the people, whom Brutus cares so much for, hate Caesar. Of all of Cassius’s traits, there are three that are the most seen; he is jealous, a liar, and a manipulator.
In the play, Euripides has described Medea as a woman who “wild with love”. Everyone can see easily that with Medea, the love with Jason is the most important to her as she could kill her own brother, betrayed her father and her country to help Jason get the Golden Fleece. “I willingly deceived my father; left my home; …” “You had already murdered your brother at his own hearth…” Because of Jason, Medea - from a princess – had to drift to another place which is not belonging to her. Her family, her friends will never forgive for that, Medea doesn’t even have the way to turn back to her home anymore. “My friends at home now hate me…” Medea even earned more enemies when helping Jason.
Zeus hated people who saw themselves in a pompous manner like when Polyneices tried to motivate the Argive army with boasts of greatness for example. Zeus was also mentioned when the chorus says, “Loom upon Oedipus’ children: generation from generation takes the compulsive rage of the enemy god. So lately this last flower of Oedipus’ line.” (Sophocles 506). The enemy god is indeed Zeus who first cursed King Laius. The chorus reveals this to Antigone, but she is already aware of it and is willing to accept it.
At the end, Dante comes to the final circle of hell to see Satan’s three heads perpetually chewing on Brutus, Cassius, and Judas, the three great traitors. The relevance of Dante’s Inferno to society can be seen in the first Canto. “Midway in our life’s journey, I went astray from the straight road and woke to find myself alone in a dark wood” (Alighieri, 194). This represents those who go astray in life, who have fallen into temptation, committed sin, and cannot seem to bring them self back to God. Dante describes the dark wood: “Its very memory gives a shape to fear” (Alighieri, 194).
For example, when Antigone asks Ismene to break the law Ismene replies in fear saying "Think of how terrible than these deaths, our own death would be if we were to go against Creon." (Line 42). The power that Creon has over his people plays an important part in the play. When Creon makes a decree saying that Polyneices will not have a proper burial, his life starts to spiral out of control. This action leads to him being considered a tragic hero.
They often committed a myriad of staggering sins and believed they were masters of perpetuity. They deviated from faith, and moved heaven and earth for their self-contentment, fulfillment of their lustful desires and attaining happiness and peace of mind and unwarily persisted not keeping in mind any future consequences which they would have to bear the brunt of and could even lead to their own bitter end. We can take examples of powerful rulers such as Sultan Suleiman I of the Ottoman Empire and Asoka who carried on committing ruinous deeds and inhumanities not caring for their consequences and were absolutely corrupt people from within. Sultan Suleiman I executed his own son, heir to the throne, himself and Asoka brutally and mercilessly slaughtered innocent men, women and children in his world
In the epic poetry of Homer we see the divine intervention of Gods in human affairs. The ancient Greek gods not only squabbled with the people but also amongst themselves. The Gods also displayed very human characteristics or jealously and choosing favorites. In Homer’s the Iliad, Apollo the son of Zeus having been angered by the capture of Chryses daughter was infuriated by the Greeks thus favoring the Trojans in war, intervening, and reaping havoc. “He settled down some way from the ships and shot an arrow, with a terrifying twang from his silver bow… day and night, packed funeral pyres burned” (RAEH 29).
However you could argue many of these traits, possibly his high status? Are always been degraded in the play we see many references of Cleopatra emasculating Antony. The thing that makes Antony a strong Tragic Hero is his tragic flaws. Examples of his tragic flaws are exposed over the first 3 scenes. The audience immediately detects Antony’s major flaw; Cleopatra.