There are forgotten pieces of history that must have shaped what the United States of America is today. The people who kept George Washington alive when he was little and how they did it have been forgotten by most. Some of the less obvious inspirations John Locke had and what caused them have been lost. Even some of his meaning is lost in his writing. These things helped to make America and its government the way they are today.
Macbeth is shown to be both loyal and disloyal at the same time. His greatest loyalty is with himself and his ambitions. As a result of his strong loyalty to himself, Macbeth betrays King Duncan, Banquo and his morals. He betrays his King by murdering him in his sleep. In doing so he shows his loyalty towards his ambitions.
In the early 1200’s, King John of England spent most of his time trying to expand his territory. In doing so, he outstretched his expenses, and forced his people to keep trying to pay impeccably high taxes he imposed on them. After his many military failures, the kings’ nobles forced John to write a document stating his powers as King for his people. This could be a problem because King John could have threatened people who didn’t agree to his terms with their family’s’ lives, or their social status as nobles. Then as recipients of the letter, his people might not expect too much out of it because the king can change the document as easily as he can create it.
Prior to the 12th century in Scotland there were two distinctive types of witches that would fulfill different tasks in their society. White witches strived to help people around them. These witches believed that for every positive action that is completed, it shall be returned triple from what they have given. However, unlike the white witches, black witches would perform malicious acts that would cause danger to those around them. Black witches accomplish negative acts in order to abuse enemies that have that have more to contribute towards society.
Lastly, Macbeth’s own conscious played a role against him as he had set in stone that due to Malcolm being named next ruler of Scotland. He exclaimed that since fate did not deal him the hand he wanted that he would deal his own fate to becoming king. This in of its self proves he chose free will to become king. He as well, wanted to prove to Lady Macbeth that he indeed is man enough to kill the king and claim what was promised to him. Yet, all of this arose due to the Weird Sisters engraving into his mind the idea of becoming
Throughout history, it's been evident that we rewalk the same path, time to time. In European history, a common theme is power being challenged. The conflict for power has been over kingdoms, empires, and even the ability to rule one's self, with freedom and rights. In the nonfictional book, A Little History Of The World by Ernst Gombrich, Gombrich displays how history does indeed repeat itself through short stories of European history.
Having barely any previous knowledge about the role of a governess to a family, I assumed the only duty of a governess was to educate children. In other words, they were hired to homeschool children. I also believed that they had a set schedule on when to arrive and when to go home. It wasn’t until reading The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, that I became aware of the role governesses take on with children. In comparison, a governess in the late nineteenth century is similar to a nanny in our time; a caretaker who spends quality time with children.
The Tragic Flaw Achilles’ heel proved that no person, no matter how great, can fall if their weak point is exposed. Achilles had only one weak spot, his heel. He knew it was his shortcoming, however, he still allowed it to be vulnerable in battle. This vulnerability was taken advantage of by his enemies and caused Achilles’ death. From the story of Achilles’ heel, people around the world have learned about how tragic flaws can destroy people.
The Revolutionary Settlement of 1688 is also known as the “glorious revolution” and is the bloodless overthrow of King James II of England. William of Orange and Mary II of England took over the reins of power in the new settlement. The people were weary of King James’ Catholicism and the passing over of Mary his daughter who was a protestant as the heir to the throne. The king had suspended parliament and applied absolute rule. The revolutionary settlement led to the enactment of a bill of rights that fundamentally altered the society and social and political institutions.
Before the 20th century the horror genre was not as famous, but started to become popular in the 20th century with what some people think, the help of Henry James. The horror in the book keeps the reader on the edge of their seat wondering what will happen next, which is why I liked it. Filled with this curiosity ambiguity is used so the reader has to make their own conclusion of the book. In The Turn of the Screw, Henry James uses ambiguity in his book so the reader can arrive at what they want to believe in but at the same time question what they think.
Shakespeare's Macbeth includes the power that affects over a person who has rose to a post authority. Influenced by unchecked power, Macbeth takes events that have serious and devastating results for himself and for different characters in the play. When Macbeth has presented an act in which he utilizes control for negative ends, he discovers it is progressively harder to limit himself from perverted use of force. Eventually, it’s his failure to recognize the adaptive and maladaptive elements of force from each other that keeps him from understanding his potential significance.