Macbeth’s impatience for power leads to drastic actions. He murders the king in the belief that “this blow might be the be-all and end-all” (1.7.5). This assassination could never “trammel up the consequence” (1.7.2-3), as Macbeth believes, but only leads to more trouble. Although Macbeth seizes the throne, Macbeth had to betray his loyalty to the king whose “virtues will plead like angels” (1.7.18-19), and his morality has paid the price. Macbeth has now lost all sense of what honor is by using such dishonest ways to become king.
In Fromm 's essay "Disobedience as a Psychological and Moral Problem" he talks about the reason why people are obedient. Fromm states that they are obedient because most people do not have enough courage to be alone. Whey they are obedient, it makes them feel secure because they are accepted by society. On the other hand, disobedience is not accepted by society, so if people disobey, they become an outsider. For instance, if a person is raised to think that stealing is wrong, they have also witnessed how others who do steal are treated by society.
Not only does Romeo manage to kill Tybalt, but he also turns the law against himself, as the Prince declares Romeo’s banishment. This banishment is just the beginning of the dominoes laid on the board by Shakespeare; it becomes the physical barrier that separates Romeo and Juliet from each other. In the last act, this barrier then separates their minds as neither of them are on the same page, which is the cause of their
“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” said historian Lord Acton. In Sophocles’ Antigone, Oedipus the King of Thebes newly departs after disgracing his people, and his successors to the throne, Polynices and Eteocles die in battle, thus leaving his brother Creon to inherit his throne. From the beginning, Creon uses his newfound power to impose excessive punishments against not only the people of Thebes, but also his family. As a result, the Thebans recognize his abuse of power, and express their fears through not only the chorus, but also his son. To finalize his play, Sophocles exposes how Creon uses his power to manipulate the hierarchy in Greek society; consequently offending the gods.
Another reason why he should be pardoned is because he was trying to cheer Romeo up by bringing him to the party. Benvolio told Tybalt to stop fighting fighting and to calm down and to keep peace so the Capulet/Montague feud can possibly end when Tybalt tried to fight Romeo at the Capulet party. This example proves that Benvolio should be pardoned because he was trying to stop everybody from fighting. Benvolio wanted to keep peace so that's why he should be pardoned. Nurse should be punished.
Furthermore, Hamlet even begs Horatio to abstain from killing himself “And in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain, To tell (his) story”(5.2.331-332).Hamlet’s imploring of Horatio portrays the new importance Hamlet places on his legacy. He wants people to know what he did, he cares about the reputation he is leaving. Originally, Hamlet cared very little about how he was perceived by others as long as he made it to the afterlife. However, he now cares about the his spiritual afterlife as well as his earthly afterlife. His new understanding of the purpose of life gives meaning to his transience.
Scar had a jealous conscience and dark deep desires since Simba was the heir to the throne. Thus he wanted to murder Mufasa and Simba to seize the position. He murders Mufasa but Simba survived, Scar then advised Simba to run away, declaring he was responsible for the tragic death of his father and to never come back, like this he would not disturb his reign. The fervor for power led Scar to murder his own brother who was the king were horrendous actions shaped by power. Once Scar reigned he did as he pleased with his reign, at the end, there was no water or food left it to turn into an eerie place plenty of evilness.
The story of the Tempest represents revenge and forgiveness, with a world of magic mixed in. Prospero used his magic to try and take back what he believed belonged to him, he wanted to become the Duke again, and punish Caliban for trying to harm Miranda. He thought he had been treated unfairly and ended up setting everything
The statement “Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented” by Elie Wiesel is true. First, when you do not speak up, it can affect or hurt other people and it will encourage the tormentor to continue messing with people. The oppressor continues to hurt others physically and/or mentally because no one stops them, which leads them to believe there is nobody to protect others from them or stand up to them. For example, “First they came for the communist and I did not speak out
Imposing an immense amount of pain and guilt in Hester’s life in similar ways due to the fact that they are a constant reminder of the mistakes Hester has made. Similarly Pearl and Chillingworth both indirectly impact the amount of guilt Hester feels. For example Pearl makes life harder for Hester by giving attitude to the rest of the puritan children in the society. Also by constantly making Hester question whether or not Pearl was consumed by the devil because of the way she dismisses the beliefs of her community. Showing that even though Pearl wasn’t attacking Hester directly or questioning
As said earlier, Elizabeth forbid any books or opinions from considering her an illegitimate queen and expressing that her sister had more of a right to the throne. No one will truly know how Shakespeare felt about Queen Elizabeth’s choices during her reign, but one can assume that Shakespeare implicitly conveyed his thoughts of England’s government through his plays. In Hamlet, Claudius is seen as a corrupt character that uses shameful tactics to get what he wants, and lies to those around him to use them as spies and pawns in his game. The Duke in Measure to Measure also uses spying as a way to get the information he needs. Macbeth went on a murderous rampage when he was threatened by others who attempted to steal his position and power as king.
Making it very clear that if you don’t obey them they well hurt you with violence. Lastly, there is denial and blame. Abusers will make any excuse for their bad and violent behavior. They will blame it on having a bad day or a childhood experience. But at the end of the day you will be blamed for everything they do.
.learned to smother the rage [he] felt at so often being mistaken for a criminal. Not to do so would surely have led to madness. . .” (386). The stirring use of pathos here makes the audience feel not only for him, but for all others in similar situations.