The repetition of king’s show how arrogant Ozymandias was, yet when compared to the crumbling ruins of his statue, the poet undermines him and shows that he did not last forever as he thought he would. The audience of the era twinkle’s on the effects it can have on people and how long it can last before the eternal truth (religion) conquers it. The modern audience zoom in on the irony of “Ozymandias” which cuts much deeper as the audience realizes that the forces of mortality and mutability, described brilliantly in the concluding lines, will erode and destroy all our
After the exile of Oedipus, Creon became the king of Thebes, which placed a lot of power in his hands. With this sudden shift in authority, Creon's tragic flaw becomes more noticeable. When in an argument with Haemon, Creon's son, he states his position on the opposite sex, “If we must fall from power, let that come at some man’s hand—at least, we won’t be called inferior to any women” (353). This reveals his excessive pride, hubris, because he worries that his image would be tarnished if ever doing something imposed by a women. With this condescending perspective, he is led to believe that he is above all others, which leads to his free choice.
This implies that it is time to find this ‘[new] fame’, through abandoning Medea and marrying the King’s daughter, as the fame inherited from Medea’s sacrifices and assistance has diminished. Here, it is clear that the notion of Jason’s arrogance is ultimately the predicament to his suffering, as a result of his inability to take responsibility for his
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth were once noble people, but when exposed to the possibility of power and control, they turn corrupt, allowing their sinister thoughts to consume them. By portraying Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s loss of moral discipline, Shakespeare accentuates the calamitous corruption of human nature, and warns society that ambition without
In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Abigail Williams and John Proctor are known to have had an adulterous affair with one another. Even though both John Proctor and Abigail are worthy of blame for their actions, Abigail is the most culpable of the two. In The Crucible, Abigail is the most to blame because of her “tempting” Proctor to carrying out the act more. During Act 1, Abigail is shown to keep egging on Proctor although he does not want to have the affair with her anymore. She even blatantly flirted with him in order to lure Proctor back to their affair, such as when she told him, “I’d almost forgot how strong you are, John Proctor!” (Miller 1139) By doing so, she is letting John know that she is still interested in him and will not
King Creon of Corinth says, “I am afraid of you” (282). Then continues saying, “you are innately clever and skilled in many evils” (285). These lines emphasize how female intelligence was seen as a threat to male dominance, power, and control. The king himself with all his power feared her intelligence, was intimidated by it, and viewed it as peril. Nonetheless, closer to the conclusion of the play, Jason insinuates that Medea is a barbarian whom will not make any sense of Greek institutions and values.
This is when the three strange apparitions of evil that I will refer to as the 'weird sisters ', the name which they gave themselves, appeared. This information had Came to Macbeth at the worst possible time, feeling physically and mentally defeated, despite winning for the King. This not only clouded his 5 conscience but made him weak in temptations while increasing his sense of ambition. Macbeth continuously refused to believe their prophecy that he would be Thane of Cawdor and then King. Which is clearly agreed upon as the correct way to deal with evil.
The Greek gods are very impressive and powerful, but are not regarded as heroes. Heroes are those who despite flaws and challenges, attempt to mend theirs and other’s mistakes at great personal expense because they feel that these mistakes are immoral. Hercules, despite killing his family through mad rage sent by Hera, redeems himself through his ability to feel guilt and do something about it. To purify his actions he would even commit suicide. But it is also through the love of his people and immense selflessness that he is made the greatest Greek hero.
In fact, both women help to form the concept of masculinity for the two characters as they insult and push their male counterparts to commit. Titus’s characterization as the masculine authority of Rome, in a sense, would not exist without Tamora’s urging and provoking him to retaliate against her actions. Titus was strongly opposed to the idea of revenge and it was not until Tamora instilled fear and anxiety through the organization of Lavinia’s rape and mutilation that Titus began to practice revengeful tactics. Throughout the beginning of the play, Lady Macbeth is traditionally noted for acting as the more “masculine” character; while Macbeth’s meek and cautious qualities define him as
Brutus’s character was easy to understand. Brutus is not a virtuous character, even though he has strict moral standards. He killed Julius Caesar, where at one point they were great friends. This proves that he is unloyal to his friends. All the major characters in the play were hungry for power, even Brutus had to capitulate at the opportunity.
He no longer sees the difference between his powerful public image and his vulnerable human body. Even at home in his dressing gown, far from the senators and crowds whose respect he craves, he assumes the persona of Caesar, the great man who knows no fear. Caesar has displayed a measure of humility in turning down the crown the day before, but this humility has evaporated by the time he enters into his third-person self-commentary and hastens to the Senate to accept the crown at last. Maybe this behavior confirms the conspirators charges, that Caesar will be a corrupt and evil king.. The game relates to act 2 by that there is multiple hitman which would be for example Cassius, Casca and others, they are plotting and they are persuading more to join the conspiracy against Caesar for example