Othello basically admits his only proof of Desdemona’s adultery was what Iago, her husband, had said. Othello is the one who murders Desdemona, that is a fact, but he has also redeemed most of his dignity by the play’s end by admitting the horror he has done, and killing himself when he realizes how jealous and irrational he was. But, Othello has still killed his own wife, which is something the audience cannot forget nor forgive Othello for. He was too illogical in his judgement and it caused a fatal ending. The play shows the power of mistrust and deception, and many people can still learn from it today.
Clytaemnestra is one who upheld the laws of the Furies. Agamemnon's murder of Iphegenia at Aulis was pure outrage. "Yes he had the heart to sacrifice his daughter , to bless the war…" (Agamemnon lines 222-223) Agamemnon killed his own blood relation in order to sail for Troy. This too, is a terrible crime, seemingly of the same weight as Orestes' act. Clytaemnestra believed she was justified in avenging her daughter, because her husband violated a sacred tenant of the old gods.
1430) Clytaemnestra would be foolish to think that she would not be... ... middle of paper ... ...o around killing others for his or her own reasons because they believe it to be just. The need to avenge one another’s death seems like a just thing to do but it really is not justice. The characters in these two stories are punishing a crime with another crime and find that to be just because the gods supported them or just following their feeling inside, those things will be better once the source of “evil” is dead. The revenge of Clytaemnestra, Electra and Orestes shows how strong feelings from one person to another can make one do things that are merely reactions of love and hate. But in a broader sense, it is the source of the family curse that ultimately leads one act of violence to another.
Not only is Abigail desensitized to murder and death, she is also numb to other unethical dilemmas. Abigail is desensitized to corrupting the Proctor’s marriage because of her childish lust and obsession for John Proctor. Such desires can be seen through her encounters with Proctor. In regards to their so called “relationship” she says: “it’s she put me out, you cannot pretend it were you. I saw your face when she put me out, and you loved me then and you love me now!” (Miller 22).
While Ismene was given back her freedom, Creons threat to put her to death shows just how severe the consequences could have been. Haimon, Antigones fiancé and Creons son, was also severely punished for the actions Antigone made. Due to his father’s ruthlessness, Antigone had killed herself in the tomb that became her ... ... middle of paper ... ...ne can infer that no matter what a person should come across, they should always reach for the better or more moral option when making a decision. Oedipus should not have killed his father even if he was unaware of the relationship, and he should not have let his pride get in the way of making better decisions; this ties into the mistakes that Creon made instead of being a more rational king, father, and uncle to his family and city. Although Antigone was following her religious beliefs, she should have articulated her thoughts to Creon, and come to a more rational decision rather than committing a conscious crime.
She does not accept her full punishment of being forced to live in the tomb, but takes the easy way out and kills herself. This is almost an acceptance of defeat to Creon showing she was not willing to go forth with her punishment. Antigone's decision to carry through with the burial of her brother Polynices brought forth no seeable good. Only more catastrophe and chaos struck a family to which they are no strangers. If Antigone had put the good of her countrymen before her deceased brother, the situation could have turned out to benefit all of Thebes.
She informs him that killing the king will make him a man, insinuating that he isn’t a man if he doesn’t go through with the murder. This develops Lady Macbeth as a merciless, nasty, and selfish woman. She will say, or do anything to get what she desires, even if it means harming others. It is this selfishness that makes it hard for the reader to be empathetic towards her later in the play, as it is evident in this scene that her hardships were brought on by herself. If she hadn’t insisted on the murder, she would not be driven in... ... middle of paper ... ...can presume that it was out of guilt.
Due to his pride, jealousy and nature of over trusting people, Othello killed his innocent wife on base of his evil doubt and brought great tragedy to many people’s lives including himself. First of all, Othello and Desdemona married each other against will of Desdemona’s father. While giving his daughter to Othello, Brabantio told him that “Look to her moor, if thou hast eyes to see: She has deceived her father, and may thee”. Othello counts this quote as proof of Desdemona being a betrayer and he doesn’t trust her. But if he would have come out of his mask of jealousy and pride and had looked at his father’s advice from another view he would have realized Desdemona’... ... middle of paper ... ... burned himself in this great fire that burned down house of trust.
Honour killings is a husband killing a wife that has cheated on him. Since in Syria such an occurrence would not be too uncommon, they might understand why someone would kill their wife to preserve their honour. The innocence-guilt based culture of Switzerland however does not justify Othello’s behaviour. Swiss believe that even if you have a disloyal wife you still maintain your own innocence and that only the wife should feel guilt. This would mean that usually a divorce is the worst that could happen because of this and killing the wife would under no circumstances be acceptable.
If one cannot handle the difficulty of life one will fall victim to acrimony, revenge, and sorrow, just as Medea. In the Greek tragedy, Medea, written by Euripides expounds on a betrayed wife to seek revenge upon her philandering husband. Medea was content in her life when she knew she had her King by her side. She was uncertain of what life would be like without him, so when her husband, Jason, decided to abandon their marriage it rattled her to the core. With her being hurt, embarrassed, and deserted, it led to a barbarous side of Medea that left readers thinking was the choices she made morally right?