In the prologue, Shakespeare epitomises Henry for the audience, and attempts to build a poignant love of him, which becomes a central theme as the play continues. In the prologue, Shakespeare writes “the warlike Harry, like himself / Assume the port of Mars”. This immediate, simplistic description of Henry V as warlike displays what, at the time, was wanted in a leader: powerful, warmongering and bloodthirsty. In addition to this, the casual nicknaming of Henry to Harry shows that another value in a King was that he represented the people, while also appearing god-like, demonstrated in the audience wanting to link Henry to Mars, the Roman god of war. This empowering of Henry by Shakespeare is consistent and constant in the prologue, where the Chorus asks the audience to forgive “this unworthy scaffold” for bringing “forth / So great an object.” This hyperbolic allusion towards the King once more raises the King above common people, beckoning the audience, both contemporary and of the contextual era to know the power and strength Henry held.
Loyalty is defined as a strong feeling of support or allegiance; both characters, Polonius and Zazu, clearly show this trait throughout the stories. The following passage expresses the loyalty that Polonius shows to Claudius. As Polonius is trying to convince Claudius that Hamlet is crazy because he is in love with Ophelia, Polonius says to the King, “Hath there been such a time-I would fain know/ that-/ That I have positively said,”Tis so.”/ When it proved otherwise?” and the King responds, “Not that I know.” (II.II.159-163). This simply shows Polonius’s desire to please the King and what he is willing to do for his master. As the King’s “yes-man,” Polonius
King Arthur is a complex, double-sided character. In Le Morte d’Arthur, Thomas Malory shows Arthur displaying admirable chivalric qualities. But along with these prided traits, Arthur also despicable qualities through arrogant, un-respectable actions, that are quite the opposite of those identified with a chivalric knight. Thomas Malory displays the one King Arthur as a respectable, honorable, justiciable knight by listening to the opinions of his court at Camelot. Despite the fact that he didn’t make the best choice, he still showed courtesy and respect, while agreeing with Sir Gawain and marching on Lancelot’s kingdom.
Within lines 98 through 100 it states “You all did see that on the Lupercal I thrice presented him with a kingly crown, Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambitious?” He was making Caesar seem like a honest person, while making himself seem to be a good friend and clearly a supporter of Caesar. And for all those people who had absolutely loved Caesar, that had made Antony look great to the people. On the lines 213 to 215 it states “They that have done this deed are honorable: What private griefs they have, alas, I know not, That made them do it: they are wise and honorable,” He has lifted them up and slightly praised them to make them appear to be better than what he was making them out to be. Therefore, Antony was making himself appear to be a nicer and generally a good person. Antony, a master of
Fireworks and trumpets sounded, and Hamlet explains that the new King is celebrating his coronation. He says it’s a common tradition, however it tarnishes their name/reputation. He also states that if one person is good but has a flaw, everyone could see that person as that
Yes, a warrior conducting oneself in accordance to Anglo-Saxon ideals does produce a good king in the end. In Beowulf, many characters such as Wiglaf, Unferth, Grendel, and Beowulf display to the reader how if one is a proper warrior, he possesses the ability to govern as a fit king. While Grendel is by no means an Anglo-Saxon warrior, he serves as an excellent example of how conducting oneself in a violent, non-conforming way ultimately leads to a demise. In addition to Grendel, Unferth is by no means a proper warrior when analyzed next to Anglo-Saxon ideals, however he lies between Beowulf and Grendel where he possesses the ability to become a good warrior, in turn giving him kingship. Beowulf and Wiglaf show how good warriors will in the end produce good kings through their conduct and heroic actions performed in the poem.
In “Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare, Marc Antony uses pathos and metaphors to convey his point of understanding crowd psychology. Although Antony respects both sides of Caesar and the conspirators, he gradually persuades the crowd to believe the positive actions Caesar had made during his time, “...common pleasures to walk abroad and recreate yourselves. Here was a Caesar! Where comes such another?” (3.2. Line 264-66).
He may not have been the best husband but he made up for it because he was an amazing emperor. He had to be to still be relevant in classes today and even in the curriculum. Many other emperors were great at being warriors or having a great army but Charlemagne was different. Him being different made him
Psychopathic Success in Hamlet Although many people believe Claudius is a noble king in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Claudius has shown symptoms of being a partial psychopath. His actions have played a large part in his success and cause him to fit the title of an “almost psychopath”, which “are also called “successful psychopaths,” because they often do quite well in life despite the gradual accumulation of victims in their wake.”(Zuger) Claudius’ self centered, egotistical and unremorseful personalities have caused him to make decisions while overcome with greed and jealousy. Therefore due to the actions derived from his jealousy of his brother’s throne Claudius has become a partial psychopath or “almost Psychopath”. In many cases greed or jealousy
Although some individuals may argue that Henry is a ruthless, inexperienced king, the use of alliteration in the line, “When capital crimes, chewed, swallowed, and digested appear be-fore us, we’ll yet enlarge that man” (Hen. 2.2.55-56), suggests that Henry is a reasonable king who has the interest of the common man in mind during decision making. Shakespeare’s implementation of alliteration creates the following effect: it produces an upbeat tempo that creates a powerful tone for Henry, thus making Henry’s authority appear to be more apparent. When consecutive words start with the “c” sound in this instance, it allows the words to be almost formed as one. This helps set up the next two lines of the playwright by dis-playing the message
The Conservative Mind by Russell Kirk is a book about the criticism and opinion of the conservative thought. Although in the passage he mentions several men like Tocqueville, Hooker, Hegel, and Burke he furthermore appears to leave out countless of other men. Kirk believes that Edmund Burke is the greatest of modern conservative thinkers, he was not afraid to acknowledge what he thought was right, and to go to a further extent he thinks Burke is the founder of our conservatism. Tocqueville is one of the few men who was actually given satisfying props and recognition. The main reason for this was due to the fact that his lasting impact towards the Englishmen and Americans.
For example, he may have even been discontented with himself and hasn 't been able to overcome that sensation, or perhaps he had an interpersonal conflict we do not know of. Sometimes for a monarch just staying in power means success, but Peter the Great was clearly a successful and absolute monarch with a plan and a vision to build a new reputation for