The play initially begins with Antigone speaking with her sister, Ismene, about how she seeks assistance with a criminal act. Having her sister explain the faults in her plan, Antigone proceeded with the illegal burial of her brother. Civil disobedience is defined by “the refusal to comply with a law as a way of political protest”. Antigone was protesting the political standpoint of the king with whom she believed to be wrong because he was not willing to comply with the rule of the gods. Civil disobedience will, for the majority of the time, lead to an uprising consisting of a relatively large number of people.
Alcohol is a fluid that messes with one’s mind, one not being in full control. Here, Macbeth was under his wife’s influence to obtain the throne. Macbeth was very cowardly and questioning of his choice in scene I, act V, in which Lady Macbeth attempts to “pour my spirits in thine ear.”(I.V.26). Shakespeare uses “spirits” as a way to communicate the idea of influence to go through with the plan to kill the king. Accordingly, Lady Macbeth’s lust for power is transferred to Macbeth through alcohol.
macduff. The context starts with the conversation between Ross and Lady Macduff. Her tone reflects this in the ensuing scene where she argues with her son that his father, macduff, was a traitor and a liar. In the starting of the extract, Lady macduff believes that her husband is dead for her. Left on their own, Lady Macduff and her
St. Bartholomew 's Day Massacre was a terrible occasion. King Charles IX was a weak boy who was controlled by his mother. His mother, Catherine de Medici, hated christians and wanted all of them to be excecuted. So, she had a plan to do so. She pledged her daughter to one of the Huguenots to make them be at peace.
Iago secretly despised Othello and sought to take his place. To accomplish this, Iago and Roderigo woke Brabantio and advised him of his daughter’s deceptive ways. The two thought doing so would discredit Othello, thereby having him stripped of his position and leading to an annulment of the marriage. The Duke thwarted their plans by confronting Othello at the behest of Brabantio. Othello explained the circumstances of
In Macbeth, Lady Macbeth has power over her husband and manipulates his thoughts to kill others in order to gain more power; however, the plan failed as Lady Macbeth and Macbeth lost their sanity and brought their reign to an end by bringing misery and misfortune to everyone around them. Also, in Othello, Desdemona went against her father by sneaking out to marry Othello and completely went against the female norms by joining Othello to the battlefield. As a result, the antagonist manipulated Othello into killing Desdemona due to her determination and independence. Shakespeare has always portrayed females as strong, prideful and independent individuals who aren’t afraid of speaking up to defend their thoughts, however, due to the long-established gender roles, these individual will ultimately bring bad omen to their own family and lead them to their own
This was exploited, chiefly by the king’s first wife, Sassouma Bérété. She was furious at her son’s ruined chance of gaining the throne (and her chance to control him as king). However when the king died soon after she pushed for her son, Dankaran Touman, to be pronounced the next king. She got what she wanted, and henceforth proceeded to rule in her son’s name. She ridiculed Sogolon (Sundiata’s mother) harshly, every chance she got, finally driving Sogolon into a rage.
Shortly after, Hecuba started striving for revenge instead of justice for her children’s deaths. While Hecuba acts like equality is important she makes us think otherwise when she takes revenge on Polymestor. Throughout the tragedy, Hecuba takes unjustified actions to achieve justice such as murdering Polymestor’s two sons and blinding Polymestor. Hecuba’s decision to murder both of Polymestor’s sons was cruel and unjustified. Before Hecuba murdered Polymestor’s sons, she desired justice for the loss of her two children.
Cleopatra's ascension to the throne brought negative views against her, primarily by her own brother's regent who detested her for being a joint ruler alongside her brother. As a result, she was forced to flee to Syria-but her need to go incognito was put to an end by one of the most powerful and respected Roman generals, Julius Caesar. Cleopatra V Tryphaena of Egypt was
This experience made Medea to hate not only Jason but also all people who took her happiness away. This prompt her to made a decision of killing the king and Jason’s fiancée including her two children. Being deceived by someone is difficult experience especially when it’s primary cause is infidelity of your partner. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy is a novel that talks about Anna’s act of adultery Infidelity is more a social issue in the novel that is common nowadays. Karenin's central complaint to Anna’s affair with Vronsky is not that infidelity is a transgression, or even that it causes him enthusiastic anguish, but instead that society will respond adversely.