Dante believes that human reasons separates man from beast, and to abuse such a gift from God warrants an unimaginable pain. Thus the deeper in hell you travel, the more thought out sins are punished and the less desirable the punishment. Seeing as this work was written by Dante, and the journey is taken by Dante, he has a unique opportunity to judge his fellow man and decide how they will be punished. He also gets to place his enemies in hell, forever besmirching their names for generations to remember. Perhaps unknowing to Dante, that is worse than any of the punishments that he placed his enemies in.
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
Later, when Macduff stumbles upon the awful and disturbing incident within his fortress, he manifests his wretchedness when he notes, “Sinful Macduff, / They were all struck for thee!” (IV, iii, 230-231). He blames and condemns himself for the death of his wife and young son; he also insists that they are slaughtered because of him and not because of anything they did. Comparably, Ophelia’s depression has also worsen due to her father’s murder. She becomes insane and sings, “They bore him barefaced on the bier / . .
The death of Macduff’s family made Macduff fight harder than ever, in order to avenge his family's name. The messenger tried to warn Lady Macduff about the attack, but it was too late. The murders entered, they first killed Macduff’s son, on the brink of him dying he manages to say “He has killed me, mother. / Run away, I pray you” (4.2.80-81). Macbeth embodies the flaw of making impulsive decisions.
Oedipus enters the separation part of the second stage, the initiation, when the blind "seer" Tiresias charges that Oedipus himself is the cause of the pestilence. Oedipus goes through denial and then separates from himself through self-examination. Although warned to refrain from the search by his wife/mother, Jocasta, Oedipus continues to seek out the truth. This truth seeking leads to the transformation where Oedipus realizes that he is responsible. He had killed his father (although at the time he did not know Laius was his father) and married his mother (he did not know this either),thereby causing the plague.
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.
They even result in deaths of innocent people, as a result of their desire to revenge. Othello kills his wife for suspecting her of having an affair with Cassio. He also stabs Iago to death after learning that it is he who has lied to him. Othello finally kills himself from the guilt and shame that would come to him, considering his status in s... ... middle of paper ... ...rs him. When planning for revenge, a person has to know and expect it boomerang.
A fiend!" (p. 158) Hester also says that she pities him, "...for the hatred that has transformed a wise and just man to a fiend." (p. 159) Each of them recognize that Roger's life centered around hatred and revenge have made him like the devil. The symbol working in Roger, living to destroy, shows that tearing down another person causes as much damage to one's own life. Roger is the symbol of a life consumed by desire for revenge.
Imagine the reaction of a couple who received a chilling prophecy from an oracle who declared that their infant was destined to kill his father and marry his mother. Would it be reasonable for a couple murder their child, because of a frightening prophecy? Modern society would be aghast at this disgusting choice, but unfortunately Oedipus’s parents abandoned him, where he was saved by the mercy of others. Fate was against Oedipus, and he inadvertently created a domino effect of tragic choices that would make his parent’s prophecy a reality. Oedipus fled Corinth leading him to kill a disrespectful stranger.
This is further proven when he succeeds in his plan, by driving Agave to conduct sparagmos on her own son, and becomes distraught at losing their son. Although Agave is Dionysus’ follower, he gives her no mercy as Pentheus is her son and she must be punished as well. As Cadmus begs for mercy, Dionysus refuses to listen to his pleas and insists upon punishment. He tells Cadmus [that he] shall be changed into a snake, and [his] wife, Ares’ daughter…shall take reptilian shape as well.”(The Bacchae 453). Dionysus’ wishes to prove his nobility by punishing those he is nonetheless related to and having no mercy.