Lady Macbeth has high ambition for her spouse. She comprehends that Macbeth has a desire for the throne. Be that as it may, she expects that her spouse would experience difficulty when endeavoring to murder Duncan and want the throne on the grounds that she sees Macbeth as "full o' the milk of human kindness". Since Lady Macbeth realizes that her spouse would never have the capacity to perform such an errand, she chooses to control the of the killing of Duncan. She requests that "direst brutality" debase her.
He was guilty of crimes against peace, planning and initiating war, war crimes and crimes against humanity. There's facts about Alfred Rosenberg's effect on World War Two. He had a great influence on World War Two. His journal, now in a museum, describes that he died a proud man. His family was immensely depressed when he was hung, but they moved on with their life.
Ismene is stuck in between choosing what is right and what is dishonoring/wrong; the right choice would be to follow the divine law, their gods law, or follow Creon’s law that goes against the gods’. Creon’s man law also proves that his tragic flaw was hubris; his excessive pride and belief that his power was unlimited caused a series of events that led to his tragic downfall. The theme of gender roles, especially the “place” of women, is very limited. “Burying and mourning their dead relatives gave women an opportunity to do something important for their families. It brought women to the fore and gave them a role to play” (67), this quote is proving that a Creon is limiting one of the few things women were allowed to at the time of their society, which was for Antigone to bury Polynices.
Only shortly thereafter does a vengeful wave hit her. As she speaks with Agememnon, she speaks of the revenge she seeks- "Revenge is what I want- / I 'd slave my whole life for it" (722-723). For killing her son, and even further, for selfish reasons, revenge on Polymestor is the only option Hekabe sees fit. Both of the previous instances flash us a hint of Hekabe 's true colors. She is brave, keen, and a bit conniving- but through it all, though we may not firsthand experience a mother 's love, we understand it, and in this moment we root for Hekabe and her revenge, because we can only imagine the grief and distress that Polymestor has caused her by taking her last remaining son.
I will lie with the one I love and loved by him – and outrage sacred to the gods. I have longer to please the dead than please the living her: in the kingdom down below I’ll lie forever” (63). Antigone articulates that although it is against Creon’s orders, Polycines was their brother and he had asked her and Ismene to bury him, if it was every necessary. Therefore she chose her family over the state and committed the felony. This act allowed for Antigone to gain personal justice for herself by risking her life in order to honor her dead brother’s wishes.
“Beowulf” is rightfully credited as one of the most infamous literary works ever composed. Despite being composed in the Anglo-Saxon time period centuries ago, it remains an epic poem that is still prevalent in modern society. The poem narrates a great tale of heroism by the story’s protagonist, Beowulf. Beowulf’s heroic triumph the gruesome terror, Grendel, brings the Scandinavian Geats to a state of security and prosperity. The poem utilizes literary devices such as kennings and alliteration, and the five foundational epic hero qualities: hero is a descent of high position or nobility, hero possess historical or legendary importance, hero has character traits that reflect societal ideals, hero performs deeds requiring great courage and
The theme of revenge as depicted in Homer's The Odyssey comes into play when Odysseus exacts his punishment on the wooers that invaded and denigrated his home. The revenge, in my opinion, was not only acceptable, but also, a necessity given the gravity of the situation. Although Odysseus' justice was swift and severe, this epic could not allow moderation in punishment, as it wouldn't follow the grandiosity of the story's theme. The actions of Odysseus were justified because he endured years and years of turmoil and battle. His goal was to return to his home-land and wife, Penelope.
He married them thinking it would stop the fighting between two households, and it did, but the young pair had to die in the process of making it so. His helping moved the story along and also kept Romeo and Juliet from killing themselves early on in the story. By advising them he advanced the plot and told them what they should do to be with each other, and to keep Juliet from being married to two men at once. Romeo 's rash decision on killing himself threw all of the Friar 's help down the drain. The result of Friar Lawrence 's council still ended with Romeo and Juliet 's untimely
Suddenly she gets a little soft when she sees King Duncan sleeping. She says to her husband, “Had he not resembled My father as he slept, I had done ’t” (II, ii, 12-13). This is a big change for Lady Macbeth because up to this point, we have only seen her as a heartless woman who will do anything for the thrown. Out of nowhere she is compassionate towards King Duncan stating she could not kill him because he looked too much like her father. She still wants him dead but she knows if she did it she would feel guilty for her
Honor: Inhibitor or Ultimate Goal? (An analysis of the use of word choice and literary devices to convey two divergent views on honor) Honor is a funny thing that has motivated course of history since the dawn of time. Elements of this struggle in the quest for honor has been a major theme across the great literature of history. Beowulf for example deals with honor quite a bit. One of the big reasons Beowulf travels to the land of the Geats to slay Grendel is for honor.
Throughout Sophocles’ tragic play, Antigone, main characters King Kreon and Antigone dramatically argue without compromise over the burial of recently deceased brother of Antigone, Polyneices. Antigone, while attempting to mourn for her family, symbolically buries Polyneices, going against the King’s decree (93-100). Out of anger, and an effort to establish his power, Kreon sentences her to an undeserving death just because she decided to respect her kin (441-496). In this case, I sympathize with Antigone more than Kreon because she peacefully acts on her beliefs knowing the consequences at stake. It takes a lot to stand up for what you believe in, especially knowing that the outcome will not bode well for you.
In the middle of the 12th century, King Henry II had a friend and trusted confidante in the person of Thomas Becker. In late 1170, Henry II’s words would incite four knights to murder Becket. In this paper, we will examine the proposition that Becket deliberately pursued a policy that led to his murder to advance his cause. Becket was the son of a London merchant, by training an accountant, who rose to become the Archbishop of Canterbury. Becket had worked for his cousin who was a banker.
Even after murdering Patrick, she would still love him somewhat and regret killing him immediately if she was normal. Even after being told terrible news, she shouldn’t consider murder as a proper reaction. If it wasn’t for her unborn baby, she would’ve accepted being jailed or even worse, executed. “She knew quite well what the penalty would be. That was fine.
Besides, the audience see Lady Macbeths is influencing her husband’s feelings by she is using her love as a weapon because she is saying do it or I will not love you. This is manipulative because she is cornering her husband, so he will have no option but to carry on with Duncan’s murder. Another example is when Lady Macbeth pulls
Lady Macbeth also wanted power along with her husband.“Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be What thou art promised. Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o ' th ' milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way. Thou wouldst be great, art not without ambition, but without the illness should attend it” 1.5(15-20). As a loving husband to a greedy wife, Macbeth’s eagerness of having the throne grew. Ducane has been killed and his son Malcolm and Donalbain fled to England.