Many doubted her abilities to rule Egypt, but with trial and error she still prevailed. Alliances played a major role in Cleopatra’s reign. Since she recruited many strong leaders to help her gain an upper hand to the throne, it gave her the power she needed to make her moves. During this period, dynasties were a major key to ruling in Egypt. Each ruler made great contributions and passed power from one generation to the next.
In “Hatshepsut”: His Majesty, Herself by Catherine Andronik, She informs the reader about Hatshepsut and her role as an effective female Pharaoh in ancient Egypt. One supporting detail proving her leadership was she acted as a regent, “an adult who could take control of the country.” Another detail is in paragraph 11, the text states, “She appointed officials and advisors; dealt with the priests; appeared in public ceremonies first behind, then beside, and eventually in front of her nephew.” This quote explains the idea that she was a leader. Thirdly, another detail is she was a smart and effective Pharaoh. In paragraph 12, the text states, “There is no reliable record of exactly when or how it happened, but at some point, Hatshepsut took a bold and unprecedented step.” This quote explains that she was a smart ruler because she did it by surprise. Also in paragraph 13, the text states, “These women had not ruled long or well, and neither had had the audacity to proclaim herself Pharaoh.
Sassouma Berete or otherwise known as the “Queen Mother” is a powerful and influential woman throughout the Epic, but is juxtaposed as an antagonist in the story next to Sogolon. Sassouma was the first wife of King Maghan Kon Fatta and gains much power over the kingdom after the passing of the King. She is the orchestrator of Sundiata’s exile and exerts her authority to make her own son king, despite the prophecy that Sundiata will be the great ruler of an Empire. Sassouma is of royal blood and uses her connections to get what she wants. Although she is eventually unsuccessful in undoing Sundiata’s conquering of the empire she is able to stifle the growth of his power through her own authority.
This proves how miserable Macbeth is that he has to hidden his feeling toward her the war was about to happen soon. This is showing what Macbeth has a payoff of his ambition when Lady Macbeth could not take it no more about her delusion of guilt. When the war has process to an end young Siward had been killed by Macbeth and after that Siward has taken his revenge while holding Macbeth head him say” He 's Worth no more. They say parted well and pay his score and so, god is with him! Here come newts comfort.”(5.7.61).
In the process of wanting to gain honor, he had backstabbed Medea by demoting her from the status of a legal wife to that of a concubine. The words “disowned her” help to emphasize on this fact. When she was with Jason, she had put on the face of Athenian women but when she lost her only connection with Athens she turned into the barbaric animal who couldn’t control her impassionate emotions anymore. The plot is seen to end right after Medea does justice to herself by destroying Jason’s new family and by killing her own children. The structure of the plot portrays the importance and significance Euripedes associates with marriage
She went against everyone and decided to spare the already dying president Snow, but aimed her bow up and hit president Coin killing her in front of every district and the citizens of the Capitol. Katniss tried to take a Nightlock pill, which is a purple poisonous pill given to the rebellion soldiers, before Peeta Mellark prevented her from slipping the pill into her
Macbeth is certainly by far the most evil character in the play. Macbeth evidently undergoes a mental process by which he come round to the idea or murdering Duncan. He does this as a result of his wife’s manipulation, her leverage being his manliness.Without the role of Lady Macbeth, the murder of King Duncan would never have occurred in the play. Lady Macbeth had already been plotting for the murder since she received the letter concerning the three prophecies by the witches. Although Macbeth had sinister thoughts about having the throne, Macbeth would have never dared to take it upon himself to kill King Duncan and steal the throne from
One of the first events that are seen in the tale, which seems to coincide with the Wife of Bath’s opinions, is the Knight raping the maiden. The Wife of Bath could have used this event to support her belief that even the noblest man can be corrupted, and there are no truly good men in the world. “This knight now ponders and sighs sorely, too, But finally, he said in this way here: “My lady and my love and wife so dear, I put myself in your wise governing; Choose yourself which one may be most pleasing And most honor to both you and me too. I do not care now which one of the two; What pleases you suffices now for me.”” (1234-1241). This quote near the end of the tale is used by the Wife of Bath to show how the Knight makes the correct move by giving his wife the power of choice; and because of this the hag becomes beautiful and faithful.
Being his wife she has even darker plans for him before he was even thinking of doing anything about the crown. She hatches a plot to frame the guards for the murder by leaving the knife Macbeth uses to kill the King near them while they are drugged. Macbeth does the deed of killing Duncan but brings the knife back and is very set back by what he just did and completely forgets he is supposed to leave the knife near the guards to make it look like they did. Lady Macbeth goes back and does this herself showing her utter ruthlessness to get Macbeth on the throne more than he really even wants to. She questions his ability to do the task, “IF we should fail?
This caused Medea to be vengeful and go out on a rampage. Not only did this hurt Jason, but it also hurt the Corinthian king,his daughter and many more. Medea felt justified in her homicidal acts because she had given up so much to be with Jason. Medea’s nurse explained how the main character abandoned her life for a man she believed she loved, “Sometimes she turns to look away, to call out for her father, her country and home: all abandoned and betrayed for a man who now abandons her, betrays her honor and her love. She has learned the hard way what it is to be an exile to had given up everything” ( lines 29-36.)
When she was first put to rule Cleopatra a 18 year old and her brother Ptolemy XIII a 12 year old boy. Cleopatra decided to take advantage of her age difference and rule the kingdom primarily by herself. She accomplished this by kicking her brother out of any authority position he had in the kingdom. After this she was exiled from Egypt to Syria, but she wasn 't giving the throne up very easily. Cleopatra set up an army by the border of Egypt and gained her throne back.
The rape of uncountable amount of women and small girls in the ages between 8 to even 80 years. Even though the Nazi soldiers did the same crime towards the Soviet women it was not necessary for the Soviet soldiers to do what they did. Instead of raping the women and torturing them as they did, they could have ended the woman’s life then and there. However, instead without mercy they raped and killed a disturbing amount of women. It was recorded that during that time there were more than 2 million abortions, and if not aborted some women even went to lengths of drowning their new born in a lake nearby.
Roman propaganda painted her as a crazy, seductive queen who wanted too much power—something women were not allowed to have. Cleopatra was intelligent, dynamic, and influential, and she wanted what was best for her country. Cleopatra VII was born around 69 BC, and she became a co-regent of Egypt with her brother Ptolemy XIII after the death of her father Ptolemy XII when she was 18. Cleopatra married her brother and