She knows her husband isn’t capable of violence and crime to achieve what he wants so she explains that he is to soft-hearted. This quote has to do with the ruthlessness that is needed to obtain status which is revealed through her characterization and her husband 's soliloquy. Macbeth later discovers which she says to her husband “This is the very painting of your fear/This is the air-drawn dagger which you said/Led you to Duncan. O, these flaws and starts/Impostors to true fear, would well become” (3.4.62-69). Here Macbeth reinforces the idea that fear only shows weakness and for this she is angry with her husband.
However, Claudio continues through the alliteration of “Sweet sister, let me live.” This causes Isabella to feel disappoints towards her brother as she would expect him to be better, “you are not the son of my father”, Isabella says this as she begins to express the feeling that Claudio does not deserve to be live. Since, the only opportunity for him to live was to dishonour herself. Therefore, Isabella strongly believe that it would better for Claudio to die that way she is can still pure and her future career would not be ruin. This is when Isabella selfishness comes into
The poem “Mother to Son” by Langston Hughes is another example of an individual making a choice based on the betterment of others. In this case, the mother is helping her son through life when it gets difficult. One of the main points made by the mother is that “Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair” (Hughes line 20). The mother has not had an easy life, and she wants her son to understand this and learn from it. The mother is telling her son that life isn’t a clear-cut, easy path, but that he must keep working hard and face life’s adversities.
She wants to follow his every order. “It was his bidding/Therefore, good Emilia/Give me my nightly wearing, and adieu./We must not now displease him” (4.3.5) Emalia wishes aloud that Desdemona had never met Othello, as it pains her to see her sweet friend mistreated. Desdemona replies “So would not I. My love doth so approve him/That even his stubbornness, his checks, his frowns.” (4.3.20) While Emalia is willing to be disloyal to Iago (and it is implied she has) Desdemona is unwilling to break holy matrimony. Both women are mistreated by their spouses, but each have a different approach to their
That is nothing but a toothless rat,” (Hansberry 3.26). Mama’s encouragement for Beneatha to quit antagonizing her brother confirms her disgusts with the astringent attitudes of her children. Not to mention Mama hopes that by not allowing Walter to dismiss Travis from the room, when he accepts the deal from Mr. Lindner, will promote Walter do the right thing. Travis is his son, his own flesh and blood, his posterity, and he is soaking in every example his father sets for him. Walter becomes the head of his family when he stands up to Mr. Lindner.
They both serve as parental figures to Romeo and Juliet, since their real parents expect them to carry on their family name and accept their duties. The Capulets and Montagues want their children to protect and represent their name. They do love her but they are very distant with Juliet. The nurse and Friar Laurence act as their mentors. Friar Laurence answers
To add on, Antigone feels she has no free will as “the curse arising from a mother’s marriage bed” (361) seals her fate. She purposely defies Creon’s word, but her punishment was a harsh, unmerited death as the God’s need to each Creon a lesson. Antigone is not fully responsible for her fate. She just happens to be under the ruling of a bad King that stops her from what she thinks is most important in life; burying her brother. As shown, the themes of the play develop just as the characters reveal their true intentions.
I will bury him myself.”(Sophocles, ll 84-86) She was finally offered help, but she confidently denied it because she wanted to prove to herself and to her brother that she will do what is right, no matter what the king says. Nevertheless, Antigone is extremely loyal to her family. For example, Antigone
By the end of act 1, we know that Polonius wants Ophelia to protect her “honor” (or what was considered honor way back when) by rejecting Hamlet’s advances. In trying to occupy the role of the hero, Hamlet freaks and scares Ophelia by acting super awkward. Ophelia tells her dad, who thinks she must have done something to make Hamlet act really creepy. Ophelia says she “did repel his letters and denied his access [to her]” (2.1.110-111). Honor can meet lots of things, but in act two of Hamlet it’s mainly about Ophelia’s
Hamlet could have caused Ophelia emotional agony due to their relationship ending or from killing her beloved father, which leads her to the action of killing Ledford 4 herself. Hamlet seems to be very complex and he may not be as deranged as Shakespeare makes everyone in the play to think he is. When readers think into detail about the way he could have possibly “mentally killed,” Ophelia or directed her to this spot in her life, we realize he is actually quite smart if it is part of his use of violence to seek revenge. Shakespeare constructs Hamlet to be a character that everyone can love and feel sorry for at times because we as readers can relate to him in some aspects. Obviously, Hamlet is one of the readers favorite characters and someone the readers can root for throughout the play.