Tybalt was most likely aiming to stab Romeo when he got in between the fight since he wanted revenge. But, he accidently stabbed Mercutio instead. In the movie portrayal done by Zeffirelli, Tybalt looked like he could not believe that he actually stabbed Mercutio and almost looked like he felt guilty for what has happened since he did not intend to stab Mercutio at all. Mercutio himself even asked “Why the dev’l came you between us?/I was hurt under your arm” (3.1.93-94). He questioned why Romeo came in the way because it ultimately caused him to be
In addition, Atticus went against his moral code and principles he had always upheld before, especially in the Tom Robinson trial. Now, Atticus is faced with the decision of abiding by the law or breaking it in order to do the right thing. He knew that incarcerating a man, as withdrawn and solitary as Arthur would have been unforgivable. Especially, after Arthur had performed a great deed by saving his children 's life. He knew that exposing him would be an awful way of repaying him; it would have been like "shooting a mockingbird."
Their pain is perceived by him as his own pain. For the sake of them, he is willing to risk his life to find Sollozzo because he dared to hurt his father and threaten their family. Coppola uses this to underline the excessive haste of the character and create his image as a good performer but not a future Don. Moreover, such devotion to the family creates the basis for Santino 's subsequent death because his image is complete and does not have the appropriate dynamism. Santino only seeks to protect the family at any cost; in the end, it leads him to betrayal.
When his beloved Imoinda was stolen, “this raised him to a storm, and in his madness they had much ado to save him from laying violent hands on himself” (pg. 2190). Being a man of virtue, it was hard to remain an innocent by stander when such disservice is done unto thee. How much easier it would have been to simply let your emotions rule, but Oroonoko “would give way to hope, because it pleased him most, and flattered best his heart.” Oroonoko, a man worth of respect, swore that to violate his
If they did not show this scene the audience/reader may not believe Oedipus is capable of the murders at the crossroads. It’s like Tiresias makes Oedipus angry on purpose so the audience/reader figures out the truth without him actually saying it. W. J. Verdenius quotes, “Tiresias is at once a traditionalist and an exceedingly clever man.” Tiresias’ ironic behavior and attitude towards revealing prophecy makes him symbolic to the
He had too much power and needed to calm down and think what he was doing. Antigone knew that this was the right to do and did without being afraid or sorry for it. She was helping Creon, Ismene, and the community, and they did not realize that she was helping them until it was too
Misopeliades tell the men that he thinks it’s a bad idea for Achilles to go and fight in war because he never does anything right. Misopeliades feels Achilles will only make things worse than what they are already. Misopeliades thinks he is only thinking of going to the war because he wants to be seen as respected by his people. The whole war wouldn’t be as bad if Achilles didn’t become so enraged over such a little situation.
He wants her to forgive her instead of holding a grudge on him forever. Lastly this is a believable act because John Proctor is a strong man who stands by what he believes in. we know that john is very against the Witch Trials. If he were to admit to witchcraft it would be against everything that he believes and thinks is
Romeo is to blame for Mercutio’s death in Act III of Romeo and Juliet. First of all, Romeo did not fight back when Tybalt insulted him. Tybalt calls Romeo a villain and other various names, but Romeo responds by saying (paraphrase), “I love you more than you believe for we are family, even if you are oblivious to this fact. I love the name Capulet as much as I love my own name”(3.1.72-75). When Romeo says this, Tybalt becomes confused and enraged.
He insults a king, claiming that Agamemnon does not honor the warriors code and is selfish, thinking only for himself. If Achilles was in Odysseus’ place (in disguise while watching his house being disrespected) I doubt that he would be able to stay in disguise because he acts in the moment. He is strong minded; he doesnt think twice when he is faced with the choice to kill agamemnon, he thinks “Should [I] draw the long sharp sword slung at [my] hip thrust it through the ranks and kill Agamemnon now?”. Achilles almost does kill him but Hera sends down athena who tells Achilles, “Stop this fighting, now. Don 't lay hand to sword.
Though this is not to say that a prince cannot be cruel when it is needed; like the Duke of Valentinois, Cesare Borgia. Machiavelli notes that Borgia was seen as a cruel leader and that his cruelty helped in restored peace and loyalty to the Romagna, so being cruel can be used for a good cause and being known as cruel prince is not necessarily an unacceptable thing, but a prince must be careful in his actions and only be cruel when it is necessary to avoid being hated by his
After Prospero tells Ferdinand that Ferdinand will be punished severely if he has sex before actually getting married to Miranda, Ferdinand gives this speech about how there is nothing that will make him give up the joy of his wedding day. His purpose is to convince Prospero that Ferdinand is trustworthy and would do anything for the love of Prospero's daughter Miranda. Ferdinand uses very powerful language to prove to Prospero that he is very willing to forego sex until after marriage. Some examples of this would be when he uses “the most opportune place” to describe love his love for Miranda. This emphasizes his devotion to Miranda and how he wouldn’t want to lose that.
In the beginning of chapter 14; Antonio reunites with his group of friends and classmates in the playground. At this point Antonio was now in the third grade because he was allowed to move up two grade levels. During a conversation about how Antonio is now in the third grade, Ernie teases about how Ultima is Antonio’s witch. Ernie also then comments “is it true your brother ’s been whoring with the girls at Rosie’s”