Even Though, Odysseus’s lie to Eumaios is humbling in the beginning, he then starts to boast about his ability. Odysseus, being as cautious as he is, makes sure that the gentle swineherd does not get any idea of taking advantage of him by saying, “Fool I was never called, nor a turn tail in a fight. Then Odysseus begins to talk about his ability in war and how “Carnage suited me[Odysseus].” Odysseus uses war again in his lies for same reason as he did earlier, to threaten Eumaios and reestablish that he is not to be tricked and exploited. Odyssey then continues the lie with the story of his
In the play Macbeth illustrate innate human tendency to make inhumane choices when given the freedom to. When Macbeth realize that he is trusted by the king and is given more freedom , his inner savagery is stimulated. For example, when Macbeth at the beginning of the novel was praised by the king and his friends as he the kings says “worthiest cousin” macbeth shows that he does not think of anyting but loyalt and respect to his kingdom, but in his mind he seeks the ambition in becoming king and thinks recklessly and tragic activities on his mind. As the acts of savagery become more integrated, the idea of death and blood becomes more comforting, and even encouraging. When king Duncan announces that his son malcom will be next to the throne
After his men and him escapes unnecessarily losing two men in the process, Odysseus taunts Polyphemus which leads to him saying “ Hear me Poseidon, sustainer of the earth, god of sable locks. If I am yours indeed and you claim me as your son, grant that Odysseus, sacker of cities and son of Laertes, may never reach his home in Ithaca”(Homer 124) . This quote shows that one of Odysseus’s many flaws is that he allows his pride to take control of his actions and doesn’t clearly consider the consequences. Another instance of Odysseus’s foolish pride is when he crossing the threshold Circe advises Odysseus to
One of Macbeth’s many soliloquies explains his fear of Banquo’s sons becoming king. Fearing so much for his crown, Macbeth calls upon three poor men in need and manipulates them for his own wants. The men being convinced by Macbeth manipulative words “That it was he, in the times past, which held you;/So under fortune” kill Banquo (Shakespeare 87). Macbeth use of the lowest of society, the poorest of the poor, when he has access to all the people of the Kingdom is a horrendous but intelligent move all done to keep himself safe. His intelligence helps him stay unknown to those close to him because Macbeth is afraid of being blamed for Banquo’s death.
The Author Charles Frazier wrote in his book Cold Mountain “[No] matter what a waste a man has made of ones life, it is ever possible to find some path to redemption, however partial” John Proctor is a prime example of this quote. Towards the beginning of the play Miller gives the reader an impression that he is a selfish and immoral man that does not care about his family or the feelings of his wife, Elizabeth. As the play goes on however Miller’s representation of proctor can sway the opinions they have of John when he decides to let himself be hanged for good reason. Within the short timeline of the story John Proctor was able to look past his mistakes and restored his morals. John Proctor was denounced in the story when he was seduced
. Jack looked at me, a new interest behind his eyes.” (Ch 20) “Brother Jack” lost the title of brother in the narrator’s mind, symbolizing the narrator losing trust and respect in Brother Jack. The narrator emphasizes the diction that shows the unpleasantness of his life and the contempt people have for the subject. The emphasis on these words are even italicized to farther empress his disdain. This can be from a singular word, “the great tactician of personal responsibility” (Ch 22), or entire phrases, such as the advertisement for the dancing Sambo doll.
Another example of his innocence that stops him from becoming an individual is when he destroys his creation. The conflict is that he allows his uncle to alter his opinion. While being chided by his uncle’s comments, he gives in and “[seize] the cardboard palace [and] tears at its walls”(Nowlan 3). By destroying his creation, Teddy portrays that he succumbed to his uncle’s pressure. His individuality is undermined because he allows his uncle to determine his decisions for him.
This type of sentiment can be seen when Macbeth says “ Bloody instructions,being taught, return to plague the inventor” (Act 1, scene 7). Here, with the use of personification, we can see that Macbeth is wrestling with his ambition, as he is still toying with the idea of whether to kill Duncan or not. Macbeth is aware that murdering Duncan is bad and could eventually lead to even more bloodshed, he is also aware that murdering Duncan could ruin his honor which he greatly values. Macbeth states that Duncan is a good man and a good king, and from this he decides that ambition is not enough to justify the possible regicide of King Duncan. Lady Macbeth, on the other hand will do anything to pursue
Unlike Shakespeare’s other main characters, he is much more enigmatic. In they play Prospero is portrayed as the rogue who seeks revenge on his brother Antonio for his treachery. In this Shakespearean comedy it becomes clear that Prospero is the heart of power on the island. Evidently Prospero has been wronged by his brother’s usurping which he could not control and now uses his magic as a tool for controlling the events that occur on island throughout the play. The theme of power in this play is hugely significant as it clear that the violence interrogated in this play is in relation to power and the abuse of that power by the protagonist.
He appears to be trivial, pitiful, pointles and even pathetic character. Presenting Edward II’s character, Christopher Marlowe tried a new style of character portrayal and he definetely succeeded in it. In the first part of the play Edward II is a consistent character, but in the last part his character begins to change, so ambiguity of his character is notable to the readers. King Edward II showed his assertive personality since the beggining of the play when he went against his peers and barons in order to have his minion Gaveston back at court. He made a huge mistake because he shamelessly showed favouritism and he ignored the barons.
Crane writes Henry saying, “‘Well, we both did good. I 'd like to see the fool what 'd say we both didn 't do as good as we could’” (205). In this small gesture, the reader is shown that Henry is becoming more and more selfless, as Henry would have taken the glory for the victory and refused to share it even two chapters earlier. Crane is sure to leave Henry with flaws, however: “A scowl of mortification and rage was upon his face. He had thought of a fine revenge upon the officer who had referred to him and his fellows as mule drivers” (192).
Throughout the play Macbeth, William Shakespeare uses diction to convey a change in not only his characters, but their environments and other character’s points of view. The varying uses of honor allow Shakespeare to introduce motifs about Macbeth’s changing character throughout the play. At the start of the play, Macbeth is an innocent thane, yet by the end, he is a merciless king who becomes obsessed with his possible power. The honor represents his valiancy at first even though by the end, honor becomes worthless because Macbeth has abused it and has lost any trust from his people. At the onset of the play, Macbeth enjoys the honor of being a thane and understands that it is a unique position because there are a limited amount of them.
He no longer sees the difference between his powerful public image and his vulnerable human body. Even at home in his dressing gown, far from the senators and crowds whose respect he craves, he assumes the persona of Caesar, the great man who knows no fear. Caesar has displayed a measure of humility in turning down the crown the day before, but this humility has evaporated by the time he enters into his third-person self-commentary and hastens to the Senate to accept the crown at last. Maybe this behavior confirms the conspirators charges, that Caesar will be a corrupt and evil king.. The game relates to act 2 by that there is multiple hitman which would be for example Cassius, Casca and others, they are plotting and they are persuading more to join the conspiracy against Caesar for example
Outside King Edward 's castle, Malcolm talks with Macduff, letting him know that he doesn 't believe him since he has left his family in Scotland and may be furtively living up to expectations for Macbeth. To figure out if Macduff is dependable, Malcolm drifts on about his own indecencies. He concedes that he ponders whether he is fit to be lord, since he claims to be vulgar, insatiable, and brutal. At in the first place, Macduff graciously can 't help contradicting his future ruler, however in the end Macduff can 't keep himself from shouting out, "O Scotland, Scotland!" (4.3.101).