Cebastian Renteria Ms. Gianola English 11th period 6 The Crucible Abc’s Book Adultery- An example of adultery is when John Procter turned on Elizabeth while she was sick for a long time. When John Procter turned it was with Abigail their former servant. Betrayal-
... the next thing I knew, I was back in my room, possessed by a dreadful suspicion that he had caused her death.” (Harwood 117). The power and control over Rosina and her actions is portrayed by her father. When her father unemotionally tells her that her sister is dead, she cannot help but think that he killed her, and fears that the same may happen to her.
The cyclops Polyphemus effectively sets up the entire plot of Homer’s Odyssey, unleashing Poseidon’s wrath on Odysseus and consequently emerging as one of his most formidable rivals. Despite being perceived by Odysseus as an uncivilized savage and the polar opposite of a Greek citizen, it becomes evident that although the two are opposed in terms of customs, they fundamentally resemble one another when analyzed through the lens of xenia, rendering Odysseus’ worldview xenophobic. Thus, the Polyphemus episode turns into a powerful allegory for how the West has traditionally viewed people from foreign cultures that they sought to subjugate. Odysseus regards Polyphemus as inferior because of behavior that he sees as uncivilized when compared to
Julius Caesar, ally to those around him and foe to those who opposed him. A man who could strike fear in the hearts of those who dared go against him. Where most saw him as a great leader, there were also those who saw him as what he truly was. An arrogant, ambitious man who would have destroyed the city of Rome. His general lack of muscle and good health could stand as one tragic flaw.
A well known philosopher named Aristotle composed a list of traits a tragic hero must have. This list is as follows; the character must be noble or have wisdom, have a fatal flaw, a reversal of fortune brought about because of the hero’s main error, the hero realizes that the change in their fortune was brought about by their own actions, and they must have a fate that is greater than what they really deserve. In the film Gladiator (1999), a man named Maximus faces many challenges that he has to overcome to get what he wants most, revenge. Going along with Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero, I agree with his
In the story of Macbeth, the story’s protagonist, Macbeth, is shown as an example of a Shakespearean tragic hero because he shows the characteristics of Aristotle's’ defined tragic hero. A result of Macbeth’s demise is caused by the tragic flaw Macbeth has, which is ambition. Macbeth’s development of character is shattered from a man of nobility to his own destruction. “A tragic hero is a person of noble birth with heroic or potentially heroic qualities,” all which Macbeth meets the standard of. Macbeth’s tragic flaw is ambition, Macbeth desired more that he had, and sacrifices his honor, mind, life, and relationships to have authority and power.
In The Great Gatsby, Tom sacrifices the marriage he has with Daisy by pursuing an affair with Myrtle Wilson. However, it can be argued how big of a sacrifice it is that he made as in the 1930s, it was common for upper class men to have a mistress as well as a wife, and it is suggested that Daisy is aware of the affair but remains with Tom anyway. Tom’s physical power is exhibited through ‘“Daisy! Daisy! Daisy!”
When one refers to Antigone by Sophocles, there are numerous occurrences of interruptions and violent actions which interrupt the routine processes. The text itself begins with the first prologue scene, where Ismene, Antigones ' sister and Antigone are having a conversation with one another. Antigone tells Ismene about her ideas and thoughts which she intends to do, she then tells Ismene to join her when she has to bury their brother, Polyneices. Antigone is thinking of breaking the law and going against the state, which is King Creon. In her mind she has already broken the law, but she thinks beyond her crime into the interrupting Creon 's law and preparing herself for the punishment ahead.
Long before domestic violence became a topic of public discussion in America, Tennessee Williams published his play. He knew the subject of domestic violence first hand, having observed spousal abuse in his family. His brother points out that his father would frequently return home angry and fly into a rage into Edwina his mother, as well as beating her violently during another drunken outburst ( Bloom 51 ). Accordingly, Williams tends to write this play in order to debate a crucial issue which is men’s violence against women.
or she is caring for has a physical or mental illness when the person is not really sick." Patricks ' illness was created to gain attention for the mother, making her son deathly ill in the process. Assistant Prosecutor Sheila Whirley told jurors: “She manufactured illnesses. People don’t want to believe that a mother would do this because mothers are supposed to plant the seeds of love that grow for a lifetime.” Kinsella admitted to police that she “accidentally” gave her son the wrong medication “on occasion.”
“Suitors plague my mother-against her will-/… By god, it’s intolerable, what they do-disgrace,/ my house a shambles!” (Homer. 2. 55- 68) is an excerpt from Telemachus’ speech to rid the suitors. He literally tells the suitors that they are leeches and they lack the guts to properly ask for his mother’s hand in marriage by asking her father.
In the Greek states there were many who were bent on winning Alexander’s favour, and may well have issued the visit of the theoroi, unbeknownst to him23. In any case, father, I believe the belief Alexander had in his own divinity was the shroud he needed in order to effectively rule his newly conquered empire. Without it, he may not of been as respected, nor had as many loyal Persians. Instead, however, of fusing the races, it has driven Macedonians and Persians further apart in regards to their views of Alexander. If our argument on divinity has gone far enough might I say, I shall now propose a topic in which fusion was a main goal of Alexander’s.
After looking at the hard facts it 's time to compare the rulers to each other! Alexander had one of the biggest impacts on young Greece and current Greece. Alexander defeated the “Persians”, Egyptians, and Mesopotamians gaining land all the while (Alexander the Great).