Control is defined as the power to influence or direct people's behavior or the course of events. In play A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare there is control, love, hatred, jealousy, and happiness. Oberon controls people to feel anger, he controls people out of power, and controls people out of love. Many people control others because of anger. In Act 2, Oberon puts a love potion on Titania as a trick to make her fall in love with a beast.
Golding uses a group of boys to show that even in, children, the thing society sees as the most innocent can still become corrupted by an environment full of evil. Golding creates the character, Jack, the tough hunter but it takes Jack a little while to completely take on this role. In the quote, “‘I was going to,’ said Jack. He was ahead of them, and they could not see his face” (Golding 31), Readers can see Jack fail to kill a pig, Jack makes excuses as to why he did not kill it, however the reader can infer Jack did not have the heart to kill it because of his morals. Jack still has his initial innocence but later Golding shows how Jack will break his morals.
In The Maid’s Tragedy, Evadne is tasked with killing the king by Melantius, who, despite having an entire army at his back, “will not fight” (3.2.232) against the king with brute force. However, while Evadne is charged with the task of murder by her brother, who threatens to make his “sword be [her] lover” (4.1.97), she, when asked by the king “what bloody villain provoked [her] to this murder” (5.1.104), replies with: “Thou, thou monster” (5.1.105). Evadne’s reply is significant because it allows her — “a woman” (5.1.128) — to assume the more active role in the plot against the King, with revolutionary consequences: she kills the king herself. Literary scholar, Peter Berek indicates that Evadne’s decision to take revenge “stands in notable contrast to the conspiratorial dithering of her brothers” (Berek 370) and the “clowning of Aspatia’s father” (370) because she decides that she “must kill him, / And that [she] will do’t bravely” (The Maid’s Tragedy 5.1.26-27). The fact that Evadne participates in “wars [that] are nak’d” (2.1.2) conflicts, which require her to “undress” (2.1.1) for “battle,” lends further credence to the idea that she is a warrior in play.
In the poem “Casey at Bat” and story “David and Goliath,” a comparison of David and Casey shows differences and similarities. The first similarity between the two are that they both have a fixed mindset on how they are going to perform. This is elucidated because Casey waited until he felt that it was the right time to swing and when he felt that there was a perfect pitch. David that he could beat Goliath, because he had faith in God. In the story “David and Goliath”, the text says “Sir, I have killed lions and bears that way, and I can kill this worthless philistine.
As his wife, Lady Macbeth, urges him to kill king Duncan so he can become king, his urge for killing only grows and transforms him into a serial killer. There are many different aspects of this play that could have contributed to Macbeth’s tragic end, including characters. The three witches in the play could be to blame for this. They predicted his future which influenced him greatly. However, the main person to blame for Macbeth’s downfall is Lady Macbeth for three reasons: her insult on his manhood, her her manipulative tricks, and her influential qualities.
Driven by her own desire to be Queen, Lady Macbeth persuades Macbeth to commit the murder, by challenging his manhood and often reminding him that it is, in fact, his destiny. We see the two counter each other’s claims throughout this as
Overcome by lust and his sense of his own power, he rapes her. The court is scandalized by the crime and decrees that the knight should be put to death by decapitation. However, Arthur’s queen and other ladies of the court intercede on his behalf and ask the king to give him one chance to save his own life. Arthur, wisely obedient to wifely counsel, grants their request. The queen presents the knight with the following challenge: if, within one year, he can discover what women want most in
As the story opens, we see a maiden being deprived her power of self when she is raped by the knight. The knight comes across a lovely maiden and, “and it happened that he saw walking ahead of him a maiden, whom he ravished, in spite of all her resistance,”(898) and after this heinous act, the King is forced to pass judgment over the knight, his beheading. However, at this time we see the Queen and her ladies intervening and reverting this punishment by giving the young knight a new assignment to tell her “what thing it is that women desire most” (912) and if he fails his punishment will be reinstated but if he succeeds, his life will be spared. It is clear from this illustration that King Arthur’s power has been taken away by the Queen who further directs the knight to seek that which women desire most. And upon the knight’s return with the old woman, the queen is told that “women wish to have sovereignty as well over her husband as her love and to have mastery over him,” (1042) and again here we see the subject of power coming up.
Lady Macbeth is evil, she does things that no sane person would do. Nobody just tells their husband to kill their king because some old hags off the side said that he would be king, that's not how things work in the world. She is evil also because she said: “Come, you spirits that serve the thoughts of mortals: rid me of the natural tenderness of my sex and fill me from head to toe with the direst cruelty!” (I, v, 39-42) in order to have the right amount of “evil” to kill the king, another example is when she is setting up the murder with daggers for Macbeth to kill the king, she says before
In the time of tragedy, an individual’s personality can easily change; this can be extremely dangerous if someone loses their self awareness, as seen by Lady Macbeth’s break down and suicide. Lady Macbeth starts off in the play as a very passionate character. Once she learns about her husbands prophecy, she is filled with the ambition to kill the king. Macbeth is hesitant about killing the king but she won't stop until the deed is done. In the first Act she states, “Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty.
I am afraid that her mind might concoct some awful violence! Plunge a sharp sword into her heart. And I’m afraid she’s capable of working her way into the palace, enter the king’s chambers and murder the princess and Jason, her groom! Plunge a sharp knife deep into their body. Her reward for that deed would be horrible.
Tiger! Joseph Morgan, a famous actor, once said on his show as a character named Klaus Mikaelson, “We arrive into this world as innocents. Wide eyed and vulnerable. It is the job of our parents to nurture and protect us.” To illustrate, we all believe that as humans we were all once innocents and then you become vile, but I keep the faith on that we are all innocents just trying to survive this cruel world we call our home. To what was mentioned the symbol that represents me is a tiger.