He is speaking to himself about a dream he had where Juliet woke to find him dead. This is probably the most obvious foreshadow in the play, as that is exactly what happens when they are reunited in the Capulet tomb. Romeo does not know of the Friar’s plan and commits suicide before Juliet wakes up. She wakes to find him dead, and in turn kills herself. This foreshadowing is shown when Romeo states, “I dreamt my lady came and found me dead—/strange dream, that gives a dead man leave to think,” (5;1;6-7).
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). In Edmund Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, Le Bret insults Cyrano, suggesting that he should stop acting so heroic and quixotic, and change himself to conform to society’s idea of success. Cyrano reacts to his statement at first with sarcastic mockery, before composing himself and shifting to a more grateful tone. Le Bret upsets Cyrano by remarking with exasperation that he would be able to “wing up to the top” if only he tried to achieve Le Bret’s definition of success (line 4). Cyrano’s view of success is the antipode to Le Bret’s; he believes that success is to be “careless of glory, indifferent to the bane or boon of fortune, … [and] free” (lines 58-9 and 75), while Le Bret believes that one must “seek condescension, favor, influence, introductions” (lines 46-8), as Cyrano sarcastically puts it.
Miller uses irony to demonstrate the flaws, the corruption, within the court’s justice system. In this case, it’s emphasized when Giles is found guilty; even though, he did have evidence to prove his accusation. He states, “if Jacobs hangs for a witch he forfeits up his property that's law! And there is none but Putnam with the coin to buy so great a piece”( Miller 89). In addition, he has a witness that heard Putnam thanking his daughter after she cried out on Jacobs.
Well Lady Macbeth, who is dead set on having absolute power, disagrees with that. She convinces Macbeth to kill, to cover up the murders, and tries to convince him that these murders will get them to the top. Lady Macbeth calls upon the witches and states, “unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the toe top-full of direst cruelty” (Macbeth Act 1 Scene 5 lines 31 and 31). This shows that while in the pursuit of power, Lady Macbeth wanted it so much that she asked the witches to “unsex” her and make her more like man. But along with that you see the theme of gender roles are uncertain which ties into Lady Macbeth leading Macbeth in this pursuit of power, also giving him the ambition that she wants him to
Some of the worst forms of malice come from love. Abigail Williams from The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a great example of this. Abigail is a young girl who was caught practicing witchcraft in order to make John only love her. In the puritan times this would mean death. So, to combat this she calls multiple townspeople witches, saying she had seen them with the devil.
While Lady Macbeth dies in guilt and repentance, Macbeth dies in selfish submission to evil, fighting with what little he has left to retain for himself the throne. Just before his murder, Macbeth declares to Macduff that he will not give up and will fight to the end, indicating that he does not die in guilt but rather in trying to satisfy his evil desires (5.8.32-33). When compared to Lady Macbeth’s remorseful attitude prior to death, Macbeth’s unrelenting behavior supersedes in level of villainy. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth both display villainy in that they choose the path of evil and deceit to gratify their desire to seize the throne. Lady Macbeth puts on a fierce and intimidating front but proves incapable of the egregious act of murder.
The women in the crowd are talking about how Hester deserves a worse punishment. The Scarlet Letter is the A on Hester’s bosom to tell the public she is an adulterer, bringing her judgement and guilt everyday. “-was that SCARLET LETTER, so fantastically embroidered and illuminate upon her bosom. It had the effect of a spell, taking her out of the ordinary relations with humanity, and enclosing her in a sphere by herself.” (Hawthorne 51). This means that Hester’s Scarlet Letter is made beautifully but it makes her isolated from the townspeople.
In Miller’s play many women in Salem are taken in by the devil (as the town sees it) or are forced to join him in evil. As the so called evil moves through the town, it’s citizens accept the idea all too easily. When the church minister’s black slave, Tituba, confesses to being a witch she claims the devil drew he to his side by promising her a “pretty dress to wear” (47), a story which readily believed by Parris. This illustrates the pervasive sexism because people accept that a women was swayed to the devil’s side by a pretty dress. That is all it takes.
Then after being whipped by parris, Tituba decides to say that the devil is doing it and that she saw Goody Osburn with the devil. Then the other girls go along with what Tituba was saying and begin to blame innocent people. This is how the witch trials begin and well as John Proctor 's death will as well. Throughout the whole play these girls fake
And yet, Excalibur is not mentioned in some of the oldest surviving stories of King Arthur. The first Arthurian legends were not culture defining when they were first told, and since Arthur was not important, none of his possessions were important either. As the the legends grew