They only reason they held the feud was because they had learned that they should continue it from their past generations. When an event is connected to the past, human nature often refuses to change it since it can impact their future and what other’s may think of them. If a Montague or a Capulet tried to end the feud, it would demonstrate their decrease of pride towards their family as well as their reputation going down. With the feud going on, Montague and Capulet could feel more powerful cause neither of them wanted to
But if you wish it so, we shall obey you. Rather shall we be evil with you than good with all our brothers. May the Council have mercy upon both of our hearts” (Anthem, pg.10). This explains International 4-8818 fear of moral judgement and not wanting to take responsibility for his actions, which explains his failure of pronouncing judgement, according to Rand’s
Olivia L. Coppedge Vanessa Dean Literature 01/10/17 Macbeth During the Elizabethan age, women were thought of as delicate little creatures who were there to birth children and look beautiful. They were not thought to be equal or as smart as a man. Although, Lady Macbeth, serves as the main influence in Lord Macbeth’s life. She is, after all, his “dearest partner of greatness.” (Mac. 1.5.11-12) Even though Lady Macbeth was portrayed as an evil, conniving, and deceptive woman, analyzing her actions and words provide a different outlook on Lady Macbeth’s persona one that is rather more feminine and proves that she is capable of having a conscience and also even a heart.
With this in mind, john proctor was not a loyal man towards his family. It was not right for proctor to turn on his wife Elizabeth just for the little bit of lust he was wanting at the moment. Despite his past Proctor did well in the end and admitted to his mistakes. ' 'And there 's your first marvel that I can. ' ' Proctor 1146.John Proctor is a courageous person he accepted his path and made his ending right with his wife and family but still served his consequences in the end.
They both will not take orders because they feel this way, and also, they were war leaders and command troops to different results. Odysseus and Ethan will never admit to being wrong and refuse to apologize for their actions and misjudgments, hurting them when trying to accomplish their goals of reaching their sought after destination. Ethan and Odysseus will use people to gain what they need and often do act in their own self-interest, as opposed to what is most beneficial to the welfare of the group. Ethan and Odysseus both think too highly of themselves, and had they been more generous and modest, they would have been more
Clearly, nothing and no one, except her self-importance and yours perhaps? Where were your ethics of empathetic moral judgement for your dad? Those were options of choice not used. "Contemptuous people are disagreeable -- they couldn 't care less about making you happy -- yet they also feel like others are unfairly imposing their standards on them." By Drake Baer.
She thought that it was more important to obey the gods than Creon, because Creon was an earthly king, and his punishment would not last as long as a punishment from the gods would. Billy Budd did not believe in a higher power, so he acted against the laws of the power that he submitted to. It is possible to justify Antigone’s actions because she thought it was the right thing to do. Billy Budd did not think that murdering someone was right, but he did it anyway. Billy went against the highest authority that he believed in, while Antigone did
Though it is arguable whether where their loyalties lie made them a protagonist or antagonist, loyalty is loyalty and betrayal is betrayal. It only depends what and whose side you're on. The fact is, it doesn’t matter who you are, if someone is truly loyal to a cause they will destroy anything in their way. It does not matter if you're the king, where there is loyalty, weapons are of no use. You could have all the money, soldiers and enforcement in the world, but nothing is stronger than true loyalty, both king’s Duncan and Macbeth learned the hard
Sacrifice meaning, when soldiers leave their lives, expecting not to return, and fight for the country and everything it stands for. I say the word is ill-used because, I judge that some might not think deep enough about the definition of the word. When some say sacrifice, they might not think about the family that was left behind, or the difficulties that they have to go through, and worst of all, the hope that they were given that has been crushed. Sacrifice is important because if nobody sacrificed their life for their country, the country wouldn’t have a source to rely on for protection or stability. Sometimes it can be hard for someone to contribute to their country, so the few ways that there are can be very critical.
Creon once suggests how “[a person] cannot judge unless [one] know the facts” (Sophocles 515) when he is the one being accused by Oedipus. And yet, Creon commits the same action that he advises others not to do which reveals his dishonesty and insincerity as a monarch. Moreover, Creon does not value the guidance that his subjects has to offer; instead, he values his own opinion, which consequently hinder him from knowing his own mistakes. Creon once trusted Teiresias’s advice, but once Creon becomes a monarch and hears what he does not like to know, he accuses, “But old Teiresias, among human beings the wisest suffer a disgraceful fall when, to promote themselves, they use fine words to spread around abusive insults” (Sophocles 22). Creon becomes arrogant to admit his own mistake to keep his reputation as a wise prince.
In order to be defined as a leader, one must be loyal, decisive and able to take the initiative. According to this definition, Odysseus does not fit the profile of a leader. For example, he is loyal to neither his wife nor crew. When Odysseus visited Circe, he disregarded his marriage to Penelope. By engaging in intercourse, he violated the trust of his wife while she remained loyal, despite the urges from the suitors.
However, I wouldn 't call him a traitor. He was definitely an enemy of the government but he wasn 't an enemy of the nation. I believe that he didn 't just want the power of being king. He wasn 't very good at being king and he probably could have still lived in luxury without that title. For that reason, I believe he was trying to restore his power because he thought it
People in families tend to claim that they would do anything for their family regardless of the circumstances, whether or not they don 't agree with, for example, if two related people departed and one had a funeral, but the other didn’t is unfair, so someone in a family would fight to make sure they both be equal to have a proper rest in peace memorial. The government law is too extreme when the tradition is prohibited leads to anarchy in society because not every citizens agree with the law terms. For this, analysis paper, Antigone was right to justify King Creon about denying the law terms and keep up with the tradition, however Antigone had broke the law so she was forced to make it up for the King. This paper will start out examining the
A truly powerful leader is cruel and shows little to no accounts of mercy but rather use cruelty to bring order and restore peace and obedience in societies; moreover, while avoiding being hated. Machiavelli argues that a prince should not worry about the criticism of cruelty when it is a matter of protecting his citizens and ensuring they are united, loyal, and obedient. Furthermore, excessive mercy allows for disorder to arise and prosper while creating a dysfunctional society that hurts the future of a prince’s power and credibility. A prince should avoid being hated, but still show no mercy as it establishes him respect and shows his strength, influence, and compassion as a good leader; also, institutes more peace, harmony, and order in