Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell That summons thee to heaven or hell” (2.1.75-77). At this point, there is no turning back. Macbeth has decided to kill Duncan, and that is what he does. His last words to Duncan are for him to disregard the bell, for it signals his death. Macbeth’s ambition for power surpasses his loyalty and dedication to Duncan and he ultimately betrays him.
Our power is ready; our lack is nothing but our leave. Macbeth is ripe for shaking, and the powers above put on their instruments.” (Act iv, scn iii, ln 243-246) Macduff was certain that Macbeth would be destroyed and Malcolm would become King of Scotland. As Macbeth’s leadership demolished more lives, Macduff’s ambition to take down Macbeth grew stronger.
When the reader is presented with this information, they probably pity or feel sad for Colonel Freeleigh and just want to do anything to help this man. Colonel Freeleigh, a man that who was always up for adventure, who can’t do anything now, this is basically the end of life. He also exclaims this to the nurse by arguing, “It doesn’t matter if being so alive kills a man,” (Paragraph 35). By this quote, he just means that if to live, he has to die on the inside, he wouldn’t care so much doing so. This shows that he has reached the limit and has even lost the will to live.
In both works, the soldiers set aside their morals to overcome the horrors of war such as killing a man. This challenges their emotional endurance and has negative consequences on their mental disposition. Paul Bäumer, the protagonist in All Quiet on the Western Front, is put in a situation where he must suspend his ethics otherwise his supposed enemy, Gérard Duval, will murder him. This is the first time Paul has killed with his own hands, and “every gasp [of the enemy] lays [Paul’s] heart bare” (Remarque 221). He feels instant regret for his actions, and he “would give much if [Duval] would but stay alive” (Remarque 221).
Romeo completely reverses how he was acting before when he slays Tybalt and this is yet another time Romeo could not control his impulsiveness. Certainly, Romeo can have much worse things happen to him. Romeo later receives news claiming that Juliet is dead. Romeo then decides to change fate. “Then I defy you, stars!”
Beowulf's relies on fate's decision of whether or not he lives or dies, "and if death does take me, send the hammered mail of my armor to Higlac, return the inheritance I had from Hrethel, and he from Wayland. Fate will unwind as it must!" (455). Even though Grendel was cursed by his bloodline prior to the battle, the outcome was chosen by "the will of God" (also known as Fate). Another example of fate overpowering free will is the battle between Beowulf and the evil dragon.
If Equality 7-2521 would have stayed, he would be executed. He wants a fresh start in which he can make his own rules. The first rule Equality 7-2521 made was, “For the word ‘we’ must never be spoken, save by one’s choice and as a second thought. This word must never be placed first within man’s soul, else it becomes a monster, the root of all the the evils on earth, the root of man’s torture by men, and of an unspeakable lie” (97). All of Equality 7-2521’s life he has called himself “we,” but now he realizes that he is his own individual.
I had contemplated the same thing, but then I ruled that I have no such luxury in deciding the way I die now. After taking many lives after another. I held my head up high and decided that I will die with the armor on my back! I will die a fighting.. I will always….
With the realization of his demise, Oedipus tries to protect himself from punishment and shame by gouging out his own eyes and exiling himself out to die in the place destiny prevented him from dying originally. After many years of luxurious living, Oedipus’s predestined fate tears his life apart and returns him to the place he should have died as an infant, the mountain. Through the use of, departure, initiation, and return, Sophocles displays the journey of Oedipus. Not only is Oedipus the King evidence of the use of the hero’s journey throughout many famous plays, movies, and books across all cultures and time periods, but it also seen as a perfect tragedy, in which the audience experiences both pity and fear for the main
Hamlet then goes on to say, “who would fardels bear,To grunt and sweat under a weary life” (3;18;84-85) and is asking the question of how anyone would want to continue their life in his situation. Due to the Ghost coming back and telling Hamlet that the death of his father was not an accident, Hamlet is now responsible for killing King Claudius. Killing a King is not easy and the longer Hamlet takes to actually complete the task, the more Hamlet is driving himself into actual madness. That madness only being created from the extraordinary amount of stress that Hamlet is under. The madness, the stress,
Men live by what they get and what they have. At some point, they have to give up and see that the end is coming close, and for Ish that point has come and he realizes that civilization will be ending soon and there is no point in trying to continue it. Even if this civilization will end, Earth will overcome anything it faces, and it will continue to go on, withstanding all that comes across. Ish now only has dismissive memories, and he has come to the point where he is not in control of what he does, rather Earth has taken over and even without him there, it will continue to abide. Since the end has come, Ish decides to recall all that has went on since the start on his civilization, comparing himself to the earth and the hill, “‘But, no’ he thought, after a moment, “I must die as i have lived- by the light of my own mind, by what light it gives me… I know that the hills themselves, though men call them eternal- are too changing always.
The government versus the people will forever be an impending battle in our society, no matter the year or how society changes, there will always be a gap between the two. The burning of the Branch Davidian Compound is no different. When examining an abundance of diverse sources on the event, it’s easy to question who is in the wrong. Even as I read through articles and watched a film, my opinion was regularly changing. But in a society where the government and its employees are supposed to be our protectors and saviors, there is no doubt in my mind that if the ATF had handled the situation differently, many lives would have been spared.
Cyrano de Bergerac is a story (play) about a man named Cyrano De Bergerac with a great personality and very witty but has a extremely large nose that wards of females. His cousin Roxane was his closest companion and he falls in love with her. His cousin on the other hand is in love with a man named Christian. Roxane asks Cyrano to protect Christian during the war they are fighting in. Because he loves her so much Cyrano agrees to her wishes.
Various characteristics of civil rights movements during contemporary times can be correlated with a romantic hero. Similar to a romantic hero, a civil rights movement; such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and present day feminism, also reject society’s conventions and step outside societal boundaries. They may not follow current law, but they fight for the law, in which they believe in. In Rostand’s writing of Cyrano de Bergerac, one can see that the man character, Cyrano, possessed traits of a romantic hero because he was moody and arrogant, lonely and self-governed, and has a willingness to sacrifice himself. In Cyrano de Bergerac, the intellectual, Cyrano, exhibited extremely haughty and temperamental actions, similar to civil rights activists who wanted their voices to impact society.
Sonny is considered to be the hero of the absurd. How Sonny is the Hero of the Absurd is that he goes through the three stages, Acknowledgement, Acceptance, and Accomplishment. How Sonny goes through the first stage acknowledgment is that he realizes he has a problem, an addiction to heroin. Isabel’s mom catches Sonny skipping school and he runs away to join the army. Sonny’s acceptance stage is when he starts getting his life back together.