Macbeth kills Banquo as a way of eliminating anyone who could possibly see through his murder of King Duncan, and Obrien betrays Winston to stay loyal to the party, who control the population. Both authors use betrayal in a similar way to depict
Once he finally had enough “evidence” (forged/ manipulated by himself) that the Jedi wished to overthrow him from his place as leader, he decided to order the army of the Galactic Empire to hunt down and kill all members of the Jedi Order. His actions also brainwashed the public into distrusting the Jedi, despite their past reputation as peacekeepers. His command sent the armed forces on a large hunt for many years, which, to me, seems very closely related to what occurred in Lusus Naturae. In both stories, those who were different from the norm (the protagonist from Lusus Naturae and the Jedi) were hunted down and killed because they did not fit in to the mold society wanted them
Throughout the novels Night by Elie Wiesel, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee and Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton, there are clear themes of rebellion, revolution or both. A rebellion is defined as an effort by many people to change the government or leader of a country by use of protest or violence. It may also be defined as open opposition towards a person or group in authority or the refusal to obey rules or accept the normal standards of behavior. A revolution is defined as a forcible overthrow of a government or social order, in favour of a new system. It may also be defined as a radical and pervasive change in society and the social structure; it is usually sudden and accompanied by violence.
The Chrysalids: Do you agree the Sealand’s philosophy Is it ever justified to kill a human being? During the novel The Chrysalids Joseph Strorm was able to sterilize and destroy deviants, and was considered a genocide. The Sealand only killed for the greater good of the species, to save the species from annihilation. The reasons why I agree with the Sealand’s philosophy are that the species must change, and the human race must evolve. The Waknuk society and the Fringe Folk were bound to die, for being less technologically advance.
The play Julius Caesar is about conspirators who plan to kill Caesar for the good of the people but instead cause a whole battle on the actions. The play focuses on mainly two of the conspirator Brutus and Cassius who believe in different things. Brutus is stoic and Cassius is epicurean. Stoicism is and Euperiunism are two different things but still brought the mean together. Stoicism is selflessness and epicureanism is selfishness.
Macbeth life was dictated by the fate that he would become king, but have no child on the throne, and be killed by someone who is not born by woman. He wanted to change these fates by controlling his own actions and killing those who could impact his future
I believe that hamlets actions were not justified but one is, because revenge isn’t a good thing, but Claudius is not just a murderer he is a stealer too. Claudius killed Hamlets father with the easiest but the cleverest way. He poisoned Hamlets father himself, while Hamlets father was sleeping. Then Claudius told everyone that he died of a sudden heart attack or some disease nobody knew
Unfortunately, instead of going to Caesar and discussing their concerns with him; they decide to end his life. Therefore, Brutus is a betrayer, for conspiring to kill his own friend. One of Brutus’s motivations for killing Caesar is that he believes it is what is best for Rome: “It must be by his death, and for my part I know no personal cause to spurn at him but for the general.” The group of conspirators all believes that Caesar’s ambition puts Rome in danger of becoming a monarchy. Therefore, they would become slaves to Julius Caesar. When Brutus is considering killing Caesar he says, “To be honest, I’ve never known Caesar to let his emotions get the better of his reason” and “our quarrel is with his future behavior, not what he does now.” In conclusion, Brutus’s concerns of Caesar becoming too powerful are invalid because he has not shown signs of becoming that type of ruler.
Macbeth went into battle with full confidence to defeat him. Unfortunately for him, confidence was not the key to his victory. He was slain by Macduff and the reign of terror by Macbeth was forever ended. In today’s justice system, Macbeth would most likely be classified under the mentally ill category. I do not believe this to be true.