Oedipus and Willy because of their pride did the exact opposite of what they intended: Willy wanted to help his family, and instead he had just hurt them. Oedipus meant to find the murderer of Laius as way to further glorify him; rather it just caused him to bring shame upon himself. That was the price they paid for their pride, and while Willy does not realize what has done before he died, Oedipus must carry the shame of actions until he does die. Pride destroyed both men, in different ways, and such is the way of hamartia and the tragic fall of a tragic hero.
Julius Caesar’s tragic flaw of pride clouded his sense of reason and danger, which leads to his tragic death at the hands of Brutus and the conspirators. Multiple times throughout the story, Caesar was given chances to recognize the plot of assassination, in the forms of a soothsayer’s warning and a document that he needed to read, and every time he shook off those warnings. Caesar’s pride in his own abilities led him to believe that nothing could happen to him because he was an important person. But this overconfidence prevented him from finding reason in other people that were trying to save him. As the philosopher of faced his sins said, pride is a pathetic and disgraceful flaw.
The prophecy controls some of Oedipus' life, but it's because the fear of it coming true that drives the characters to take ill action. Throughout the play we are given evidence showing his poor decision making and anger issues, but never any definitive proof that Oedipus' future is out of his control. Oedipus the King tells of Oedipus' struggle with his fate. It is Oedipus' short temper, pride, and poor decision making that cause him to make the choices that lead to his demise. Oedipus and his family take action to ensure the prophecy of him killing his father and sleeping with his mother would not come true.
And yet the riddle lay above the ken...and called for prophets skill...but then I came...and slew her." These features of Oedipus' personality lead him inevitably to assume that he, the great Oedipus, liberator of his people, could not possibly be the murderer that they seek. Hence, it is Oedipus' inflated ego that causes his fate to be so severe and his downfall so great at the end of the play. Furthermore, despite Teiresias' words early in the play, Oedipus refuses to believe the truth that he is responsible for Laios' death. His arrogance leads him to unknowingly curse himself, thus making his fate worse:
The Imperfect Oedipus of Oedipus The King When the play Oedipus The King is mentioned, what do you think of? I think of a very ignorant man that tries to escape his fate-- a man that had so much confidence in himself that he would put false accusations on people and defy his gods just because he thinks he is right. During the play, Oedipus realizes his own flaws while he investigates who the "true killer" of Laius is. The first character flaw that comes out in the play Oedipus is Oedipus' bad temper and irritability. When Oedipus first heard his prophecy from the Delphi oracle, he made an exodus out of Corinth as soon as he could.
After Tireseas speaks the truth, Oedipus grows even more short tempered, and taunts Tireseas for being blind. Oedipus then accuses Creon of sending Tireseas to make Oedipus think he is the murderer. After Oedipus accuses Creon he tells him, "I do not desire your banishment-- but your death." (Sophocles 313) The death of Laius would never have occurred if it was not for Oedipus's short temper. Oedipus forced King Laius off the road because his procession wouldn't make way for Oedipus and his group.
Now Hamlet did not know who to trust, and how would he get his revenge for his father. As a young man he has a lot on his mind and he was betrayed, grieving over your father, and find out the person that he loved has betray him too; he fall in depression over all these, but he knew he had to stay strong to get his father revenge. Hamlet was mad, but not the mad like wildly impractical or having foolish ideas, but more in the way of hurt and felt a lot of betrayal from the people he care for; therefore, Hamlet acted like his was going crazy because he did not want Claudius to know that he knew that he killed his father, and to hide the hurt he was feeling. Hamlet was a teenage boy with lot hormones raging like lot boy do. He gets news about his father death and like any child he was hurting over losing him fath... ... middle of paper ... ...rting and betrayed by people that he believe would keep him safe.
His tragic flaw is his obsession with his family. His life is devoted to helping his family, mainly his son Chris. Furthermore, Oedipus the King’s arrogance leads him to hurt this family. Unknowingly, Oedipus does not know how lucky he is to see the truth. He knows that disease is corrupting the city, but he is angered when Teresis will not tell him informatio... ... middle of paper ... ...scape his fate.
He spends so much time persuading the murder that he does not realize that it was him all along. Oedipus hubris personality gets in his way by putting a curse on him and ends up blinding himself because of it. The role of hubris controlled Oedipus fate because he did not listen to Tiresias’ prophecy, avoided Apollo’s prophecy, and he blindly tries to pursue Laius murder without realizing he killed Laius. In the end of the play, Oedipus is seen as a tragic hero who led himself to his tragic down fall because of his excessive pride. When Oedipus realizes his true identity he could not bear the truth and ask Creon to sends him into exile.
He would rather stay along and become a blind man than expose to the public. In the second section, lines 1340-1351, Oedipus states his committing and feels miserable about his birth. The word “cancerous” means malignant, and it implies his crime is serious and unforgivable. “For I am sick, / In my own being, sick in my origin” (1345-1346). It is a figurative language means Oedipus’s wretched fate is destined and nobody can help or stop it.