A hero should always do well for his followers; Richard only proved to be loyal to himself. He abused his people by saying he was “enforced to farm our royal realm, the revenue whereof shall furnish us” (1.4.45-46). King Richard taxed the poor to fund his luxuries and wars, without thinking of how it affected his people. He thought like a man instead of a king and this lead him to not only losing his title, but his credibility. Instead of becoming a tragic hero, he became a tragic fool; not only did he abdicate his throne, because he could not handle the pressure, he showed that was not fit to be a king, even if he was born for it.
However, he does not want to marry her: “[…] [I]sn’t it a mad thing I’m saying again that you’d be asking marriage of me” (TW I. 4). Likewise, Michael’s mother does not approve of such a marriage and she says: “[…] I never knew till this day it was a black born fool I had for a son” (TW II. 34). Despite the scorn of his mother, Michael eventually decides to marry Sarah because, like a bourgeois, he has patriarchal economic reasons for tying up his woman as wife as she earns a great deal of money.
Have you ever had a strong negative attitude towards a person that everything about them seems bad? In Rudyard Kipling’s novella, The Man Who Would Be King, this is exactly what he was doing. The novella is a story about imperialism in the British Empire and how it impacted its citizens and countries they conquered. Kipling portrayed his negative attitude toward the British Empire through the use of figurative language and diction. The Man Who Would Be King is a depiction of Kipling’s experience with the British Empire when he was growing up in India.
In the Novel of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Daisy is one of the main characters, but one of the main themes of this novel is wealth. Daisy was brought up with a wealthy family, so of course that would throughout the years into her adulthood would become important to her. It was clear her love for wealth like with all things soon became rotten, and would begin to corrupt her life. This infatuation caused her to start making bad decisions. For instance she wouldn 't marry the man she loved because he was poor, she practically forced herself to marry a man because of his fortune, she then became unfaithful to her husband because her past lover now had a great amount of wealth.
The two stories, written in the BC era, governed by monarchs. The protagonist in the stories, similar in power, Gilgamesh a narcissist, no regards for the people’s feelings. Despite his position as king, he takes all, leaving no children, no virgin to her companion (62). On the other hand, Creon puts the law above family and friends, yet, demanding respect. Creon respects the law of the land, even though he only honors the friendly people (Sophocles 20).
The government told them with actions that the young men could fight for the country, but not obtain citizenship from that action. The government lied to the Native Americans once again, making their trust lost in Americans. A bill was passed to include Indians and aliens to be drafted. Native Americans are alive, they deserve to have equal rights. But, “everything”, still was not presented to them.
Also, many crimes were committed by those who were at administration of countries which Alexander had conquered. These crimes consisted of being acted improperly to Holy places such as temples and tombs. These governors were at their own master to govern their cities by taking advantage of the new conquests by Alexander because he had to undertake the expedition to India for a long time. They didn’t think that Alexander couldn’t return his home safely because he and his armies had to cope with difficult conditions in Gadrosia. Other important anecdote is worded as follows in the
In Act 2 scene 9, The prince of Argon is choosing between three chests (gold, silver, and lead) to win Portia’s hand in marriage. He doesn’t choose the lead chest because he refuses to give all he has to Portia because she isn’t pretty enough. He also doesn’t choose the gold chest he refuses to be like the commoners and other fools who choose only by looks. He decides to choose the silver casket on the premise, “Who chooseth me shall get as much as he deserves.” He believes that since he has earned his spot of authority whereas other people have gained these positions because they are rich. So, he believes he deserves Portia.
I shall never let criminals excel good men in honor.” (236- 244) In this quote we can see that Creon is deliberately going against divine law for the sole purpose of trying to drive Thebes away from the destruction of the war and helping it thrive, making it steady. He is mostly trying so hard to prove his position in society because he has just become king, and he needs people to respect his authority as well as obey it. He claims in Pg.50 that “It’s my job to rule this land. There is no one else.”(885-886) This shows that not only is Creon committed to right the state but to also be the only one to accomplish it, seeing as how he is king. Antigone's second motivation, and perhaps one we can most relate to, is her devotion to her family.
From Macbeth’s coronation at Scone to the final scene of the tragedy, the crown is in the hands of an unrightful owner. When Banquo tells Macbeth that Duncan “might yet enkindle [Macbeth] unto the crown,” (1.3.120), the audience sees the first signs of the crown changing owners. Macbeth presently gets the crown, but because he has won the crown through a regicide, he cannot enjoy the power he has received. He admits that “to be thus is nothing, / but to be safely thus” (3.1.49-50), stating that it is nothing to have the title of king unless he is a worthy king. This use of dramatic irony shows that though the crown should show authority, when Macbeth wears the crown it displays deception.
Gatlin Farrington 12/1 P.4 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is an excellent utopian/dystopian fictional story about a man who fights for the freedom to read. The government in this world has made almost every book (with a few exceptions) illegal. They have done this due to the contradictory ideas found in them. It was thought that all of the contradictions might confuse citizens on what is the truth and what isn’t. This book, along with being a utopian fiction, follows the Hero’s Journey archetype.
TR’s decision to run was somewhat of a surprise because he would be campaigning directly against the very man he had selected to succeed him, “He was fearful that the people would blame him for foisting William Howard Taft on them; but he was not the betrayer, rather he was, as he saw it, the betrayed” (Chace 383). Roosevelt could not stand by and watch all the hard work he had done as president slowly unravel, as Taft himself writes in a letter addressed to Roosevelt, “I do not know that I have had harder luck than other presidents but I do know that thus far I have succeeded far less than have others. I have been conscientiously trying to carry out your policies, but my method for doing so has not worked smoothly”. Unable to ignore what he considered a cry for help, TR campaigned to be the Republican candidate, but was unsuccessful despite popular support and defeating Taft in almost every state, including his home state(Gould) Determined to not accept defeat, a group of former Republicans unhappy with the outcome of the Republican convention in Chicago nominated Roosevelt for the recently assembled Progressive party. While campaigning in Milwaukee, TR was shot in the chest, but he refused to go to the hospital until he had fully delivered his
In addition, Alexander thought he was the best and did not like when he was considered equal. According to The Letter from Alexander to Darius the document states, “‘In the future,’ Alexander wrote,‘any letter you write to me should be addressed to The King of All Asia. Do not write me as an equal!’” By saying “Do not write me as an equal” the document explains that Alexander thinks he is the better and more powerful than everyone else, even another, former king. This shows Alexander is conceited because in Alexander 's mind everything is all about him. Also he wouldn 't even let Darius’s family free because he didn 't write to Alexander as “The King of All Asia.
In this heated conversation, the King claims that Hal is up to no good; the King does not have confidence and assurance that he is fit to run a kingdom. Hal already knows how he should act but does not, so he can impress people like the King. He promises the King, “I shall hereafter, my thrice gracious lord, be more myself.” (III.2.92.) Hal’s plan to get into mischief before he changes disappoints King and ruins the potential for the King to be proud and assured that Hal will grow up to make use of, “the greatness of thy blood and hold their level.” (III.2.16). This engenders Hal to finally commence his new perspective on how to act, or perhaps one that he already knew was within him.
Daisy cries because the man who once looked at her like she was a person and indispensable is now trying to buy her, objectifying her once more in a way she never expected him to. Daisy loves the beauty of the shirts but hates what they mean for her. She has exhausted her ability to rebel against a world that expects her to be demeaned in this way, and cannot articulate her feelings. She justifies her tears with the values of materialism that have been forced upon her, seeing how she is treated as an object herself. The objectification of Daisy is complete when Gatsby tells Nick, “Her voice is full of money,” (127) towards the end of the novel.