Instead, he answered questions I had not asked and told of horror and misery beyond believe - how I would know my mother’s bad and cause the death of my own father.” Here, it proved that Oedipus try to avoid the prophecy happen, he drove away from Corinth. But, no matter how he against the fate his acts already brought the prophecy to life. Although, Oedipus attempt to escape the fate, this is ironic to the audience that the tragic outcome of the story cannot be escaped, also his overconfidence and rashness caused his fate
I know this leads to detrimental circumstances, as I discovered that I unknowingly murdered my father and married my mother. In the end, I exiled myself as well as stabbing my eyes. In a way, we both strive to avenge our father’s yet we make rash decisions. Being passionate is best in moderation. Death
He suggests that tragedy is plot driven, and if the plot is set then there is no way around it. In Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, Oedipus is paying for the sins of his father King Laios. Laios was given horrible future by the Gods for angering them when he rapes another man. He was given a prediction that his son would murder him, and would marry his mother, Queen Jocaste. To prevent the prediction from happening Laios sent his shepherd to kill Oedipus, but gave him to a messenger from a different kingdom for another royal family to call their own.
Also, in the previous quote, Oedipus tries to diminish his shame by convincing his people that it is not his fault, but Apollo’s, for murdering his father and marrying his mother. The moral of this story is that human beings can’t escape their fate, and thus it is not Oedipus’ fault for committing those two crimes. To destroy Oedipus, the gods granted the power of prophecy to oracles that delivered these prophecies to Laius and Jocasta. As a result, they kill their child to get rid of him and his terrible prophecies. Unfortunately, these prophecies came true because Oedipus didn’t know his real parents.
The king becomes angered, causing Tiresias to state that he, Oedipus, will be the one to pollute the city and he is the murderer of Laius. Tiresias, the prophet, is accused of being in cahoots with Creon to attempt to usurp his throne. So he kills his father and married his mother. I think that Oedipus should have realized that Creon was just trying to replace him, in the end Creon gets what he deserves. When he does visit the prophet, Tiresias, he learned that he adopted.
However, their only son was killed as a baby and Laius was murdered by a band of thieves at a place where three roads meet. The description of the murder troubles Oedipus rather than soothing him. Oedipus tells his wife that he fears that he may, in fact, be the murderer in question. He recounts that when he was young someone called him his "father's... ... middle of paper ... ...ins from her clothes. This event is the inevitable consequence of the events leading up to it in the play.
It was pay back, "what goes around comes around" "an eye for and eye and a tooth for a tooth" What these two quotes are mainly saying is that you get what you give. Claudius took his brothers life therefore his life was taken away. Not only did Claudius kill his brother to marry his wife and take over his throne, but he caused the deaths of the queen, king Hamlet, Polonius and Ophelia. Hamlet was told by the ghost of king hamlet to get back at Claudius for his death, or his soul will travel on earth forever. Even before hamlet knew about Claudius killing his father he had problems.
Sophocles, instead of killing Oedipus in the end of the novel, chose to give Oedipus a fate worse then death. Oedipus found out who he was and that he killed his father and slept with his mother. His tragic end was a result of his hamartia, hubris. His pride was what caused him to attack the carriage and kill his father, which led to him marrying his mother. He could have ignored the mere right of way argument, but the person he was inside couldn't.
"He kills Polonius by accident, hoping that in a blind thrust through ther arras he might turn out at last to have dispatched the King..."(Murray pg131) Some may think that Hamlet let his emotions take over his actions in avenging his fathers' death , but Ophelia and Laertes also lots a father and they too acted like out of control. Laertes also look for revenge toward his fathers' killer just like Hamlet. Ophelia the sister of Laertes was unable to get revenge for her father Polonius lost her mind and committed suicide. Hamlet may too gone mad and taken his own life if he was unable to get revenge. The ghost of Hamlet's father give Hamlet the answer of revenge by telling him how the killer is.
Oedipus fled Corinth leading him to kill a disrespectful stranger. He solved the Sphinx’s riddle which gave him kingship and the queen of Thebes. Oedipus went from death row to royalty temporarily, but he would discover a truth that would ruin his life. This idea of fate was conflicted with the Oedipus complex as believed by film producer Pasolini and author Freud who believed that Oedipus’s actions were a result of a sexual bond with his mother. They believed that this sexual bond was the underlying factor that led Oedipus to kill his father Laius and marry his mother Jocasta.