John Proctor shows how dishonorable of a man he really is when he acts very harshly and mean to all the other character throughout the play. This quote from John Proctor really shows his harshness because he acts very forceful and pushy towards Abigail without giving her a chance to respond or give her take on the situation. He says he will ruin her life and he takes things a little too far, showing how harsh he is, proving his dishonor once again. John Proctor speaks very harshly about Abigail to Danforth to protect his wife. He is trying to prove his wife innocent, but it was
That also causes him to attempt desperate measures and to get Juliet to fake her death. Not only does he lie, but he comes up with an idea rooted in dishonesty that he perpetuates. It satisfies Juliet, but it devastates the parents--after all, they lost a child! Friar Lawrence’s default to dishonesty and terrible planning skills ultimately cause the lovers’
“ Mistakes made by a foolish mind, cruel mistakes that bring on death.” (1406 to 1407.) In this quote, King Creon of Thebes is acknowledging that he has made tragic mistakes, because he wanted to the laws of his state, that he put in place, instead of preserving the safety of his family, which consequently lead to suffering for many. In the play Antigone, by Sophocles, the character Creon makes decisions based on what he feels is right, and refuses to pay attention to other’s advice. His stubbornness and selfishness prove fatal, and as a consequence of his moral deficiency, he kills an innocent woman, and loses his son in the aftermath. In the play Antigone, by Sophocles, Creon’s deadly stubbornness and selfishness in ignoring the pleas and
This suggests that the life of an aesthetic without a thought to morality can be destructive. Dorian, by observing his hideous transformation in his portrait is “corrupt without being charming” (Wilde, 1) as he manages to find “ugly meanings in beautiful things” (Wilde, 1). Gray discovers that beneath his youthful appearance lies a sinful man that is capable of murder and blackmail. Dorian however at first denies this discovery. He continues instead in his quest for pleasure and intern allows his soul to disintegrate even further.
The cruelest of all is having a passionate affection for another, but only to having their feelings denied. This occurs when Demetrius adamantly refuses the love of Helena and blatantly insults her for trying. Helena begs even to act as his dog, which he replies with “Tempt not too much, the hatred of my spirit,/For am I sick when I do look on thee” (2.1.211-212). Helena is treated with such a cold attitude even though all she wishes is for Demetrius’ love. She is in such a pitiful state that the audience is meant to see how cruelly she is treated.
Toba Beta once said: "“Justice could be as blind as love.” Shakespeare 's play A Midsummer Night 's Dream captures the blind bias of both love and justice. Egeus, a respected nobleman in Athens, arranged for his daughter, Hermia, to marry nobleman Demetrius. Egeus tells his daughter that she must obey his wishes: if she does not, she can either choose to become a nun, or die. Hermia, much to her father 's dismay, is deeply in a mutual love with a different nobleman, Lysander. In addition, Hermia 's childhood best friend and Demetrius were in love prior to his sights turning towards Hermia.
He experiences guilt and questions whether or not he should go through with killing Duncan. If Macbeth were a good man, he would “yield when he/ Knows his course is wrong” (Sophocles), but he does not yield. Macbeth recognises that killing Duncan is wrong, but he does it anyway, therefore making it awfully conflicting to support him, as he is the central character of the play, thus the title. It is the action of killing and going through with his thoughts that makes him good or evil. We all have questionable thoughts go through our heads, but it is the decision to act upon them which makes a person good or the opposite.
tell me, that I may sack / The hateful mansion. / Drawing his sword” (Shakespeare III.iii.148-151). Romeo hates himself for being a Montague and wants to remove his name from his identity because it gives Juliet a reason to detest him. Romeo does not consider how his suicidal
He is handsome, but he is terrible with words. Christian loves Roxane, but in order to make her fall in love with him for sure, he needs the help of Cyrano. Cyrano agrees and helps Christian, because he feels Roxane will never love him, because he is ugly. The theme of Edmond Rostand’s
Although Helena had a strong Philia love for Hermia she betrayed her by telling Demetrius their plans to elope. Helena thought that by betraying her friend through telling Demetrius their plans, he would once again love her which was not the case. In the play when Hermia address her friend as fair, we see Helena agitated and responds by telling her, “Call you me fair? That fair again unsay, Demetrius loves your fair, O happy fair” (1.1.181-182). This shows how Helena is angry at her friend because the man she loves is in love with Hermia.