A great author can create the same imagery for centuries to come. The function of imagery in the mid-sixteenth century play Othello by William Shakespeare is to add characterization and eventually define meaning in the play. The antagonist Iago is defined through various images, some being the use of poison and sleeping aids, to show his true evil nature. Othello’s character is also shaped by imagery such as the black and white, animalistic, and horse images, which indicates his lust and sexual nature. Characterization of women is heavily dictated by imagery in the play used to show the parental gender system of the time.
The story addresses mysterious dark magic, death, and horrifying tales of incest, debauchery, and love. Throughout the story, Marquez creates Macadona as if time was repeating itself. Each generation making the same fateful choices as their relatives. In this story the protagonists have many differences in their fates. However; they all share unifying facts that tie them together in the hundred years of solitude.
So in an effort to get away from this horrible fate, they give their son to a shepered to pierce his ankles and to never be seen again. They thought that was the end of it. Thus making Oedipus an outcast from his kingdom that when his father leaves is his to rule. But their son oedipus, who grows up in corinth finds that the king and queen there are not his biological parents. He sets out to find his parents on the way he kills all but one man on a caravan that tried to run him off the road.
As the story flows, her uncle is brought upon the family dead and along with him a puppy from which Clara adopts and calls Barrabas. Her sister, whom they called Rosa the beautiful, is engaged to Esteban Trueba. Esteban Trueba is deeply in love with Rosa and is far away working in the mines trying to make a fortune of his own. Clara, being able to see the future, predicts a tragedy in her family. Not long after this, her sister Rosa is poisoned accidentally.
Oedipus Rex, written by Sophocles, is an infamous piece of ancient Greek literature. It tells the tale of a young man whom, during infancy, his parents receive an oracle telling them that their son will kill his father and have sexual relations with his mother. The parents of Oedipus then bind his feet and abandon him in the wilderness where a shepherd from the neighboring city of Corinth discovers him. The king and queen of this city raise him; he grows up to be a great leader, and marries the queen of a neighboring city, Jocasta. It is later discovered that on a trek he killed a man he thought to be a beggar turns out to be his father and the queen that he marries is, unfortunately, his mother.
In a desperate time of hopelessness, Wang Lung makes the daunting decision to leave his land. In hope of finding a more suitable living environment for him and his family, Wang Lung uses his last “Two silver bits” (Buck 92). Wang Lung decides to run the risk and uses the opportunity available; not knowing it would evidently change his life eternally. As the famine settles across Wang Lung’s previous living environment, it leads to a series of unfortunate events that Rembulat 2 submerge the Lung family into a pit of despair. During this time of unfortunate events, Olan is pregnant and ready to give birth.
Oedipus The play Oedipus The King begins with the king and queen of Thebes, Laius and Jocasta. Laius was warned by an oracle that his own son would kill him and that he would marry his mother, Jocasta. Determined to reverse their fate, Laius pierced and bound his newborn sons feet and sent a servant away with him with strict instructions to leave the child to die on the mountain of Cithaeron. However, the servant felt badly for the infant and gave him to a shepherd who then gave the child to Polybus, king of Corinth, a neighboring realm. Polybus then named the child Oedipus (swollen foot) and raised him as his own son.
In The Lottery, a black box chooses who will be sacrificed each year in order to ensure a good harvest for the unnamed town. The residents stoned Tessie Hutchinson to death because she demonstrated undesirable traits that made her an outlier from the rest of the group. The reader could easily identify Mrs. Hutchinson as an outlier as soon as she entered the story. “Just as Mr. Summers finally left off talking and turned to the assembled villagers, Mrs. Hutchinson came hurriedly along the path to the square, her sweater thrown over her shoulders, and slid into place in the back of the crowd. "Clean forgot what day it was," she said to Mrs. Delacroix” (4).
Oedipus at the time does not realize that he has just condemned himself. By a strange twist of fate, Oedipus who was discarded by his great father at birth and was raised in a foreign land, comes back to his home land and kills his father, Laius, and marries his own mother, Jocasta. All of this is unknown by Oedipus making him "the tragic hero conscious or unconscious of his intentional tragic act? "² Poor Oedipus discovers that he had killed his father and married his mother at the climax of the play when the Shepard is questioned. He states "I stand revealed at last - cursed in my birth, cursed in marriage, cursed in the lives I cut down with these hands!
From the time Oedipus was born it was predicted that he would kill his father and marry his mother. He tells Jocasta, "Apollo said through his prophet that I was the man who should marry his own mother, shed his father's blood with his own hands" (Sophocles 945). It was for this reason that his parents bound his ankles and gave him to a shepherd to take away. Even though Oedipus tries to escape his fate, his fate always catches up with him. He runs away from home after hearing the prophesy with the purpose of avoiding his fate.