Thinking of the deeds he has done, he reasons that “For them the gracious duncan have I murder'd” (35). His statement is selfish because slaughter is suddenly unjustifiable once it affects others positively, rather than just himself. His role as a king has skewed his perception so much that his friends are his enemies and his murders become aimless. Macbeth’s elation from power is rendered by his worries of losing it, revealing his true self in the process. His concerns stem from jealousy and thoughts of his wrong deeds being exposed, which in turn motivate him to act against his closest friend.
This leads to Gilgamesh giving up on his dreams of being a hero and he decides to live out his life as a man. In the Eleven-Tablet version, Gilgamesh is king of Uruk due to his courage and power. However, his power leads to his failure as a king. This can be proven by the way his people begged the gods for relief from his rule. The gods send Enkidu to help
Even though he has a reputation like his Macbeth has a major flaw which ultimately leads to his downfall at the end of the play. The character trait downfall that Macbeth suffers from is his ambition for more power. Macbeth’s wife has an ambition for power also and might even have a bigger thirst for it than her husband. She already wanted Macbeth to kill the king when finding about and pushed for him to do it when he was unsure
In the early ages of the world, according to the scripture chronology, there were no kings; the consequence of which was there were no wars; it is the pride of kings which throws mankind into confusion. Paine threw in this biblical reference to the world with no kings yet God granted the Jews only one even though he was angry. Paine questioned that if God was the true King, why would there be a need for Parliament? He then, in turn, concludes that monarchy is a sin and is a disgrace. By including the biblical reference, Paine’s pamphlet appealed to more people.
Odysseus is also a horrible father: Odysseus is absent from Telemachus’ life from birth, and when he does return, he manipulates his son for his benefit of his massive revenge scheme. Even after using his son, he still has competitiveness with him; he didn't let Telemachus shoot the arrow that would have led to Telemachus’ glory and a boost in self-confidence. There is also a connotation that Odysseus has a seed of doubt that a situation similar to Oedipus and Epicaste would happen to him because when he met Epicaste, her situation was described as “she shared in a monstrosity: she married her son. And she wed him after he killed his father”. The fact that Oedipus and Epicaste get married after he killed his father, Odysseus is probably worried that the same might happen to him.
By making no efforts to change his displeasing habits, Don John creates unnecessary jealously, deceitfulness and a finally a fleeing coward. The ideas Don John puts into action make a displeasing individual. Firstly, Don John exhibits envious acts of jealously. He does this because he is resentful of his half-brother Don Pedro. This leads him to create a plot to satisfy his jealousy against his half-brother.
Montag did was he thought was right according to him because Montag thought that he was protecting himself and Faber, killing him to give society a chance to change, and because Beatty did not want to live anymore. This could relate to our society now days with what our thoughts are with situations and decisions being morally right or wrong. People have different a different view and perspective on certain things but Montag’s view on this situation was that he needed to kill Beatty for many different
The conflict that I see present in Macbeth is Individual vs self. Macbeth feels guilty about murdering Duncan. He is tempted by the possibility of being king and the power of it, in other words personal gain. In turn he becomes conflicted between what is right and wrong thing to do. After he commits the crime his conscience takes control of him, especially when he is notified that Banquo is dead.
Oedipus is a transcendent hero as he faces a downfall due to his flaw, but ultimately learns a knowledge about his quest. Oedipus is born with a mournful fate: a son who would kill his father and later prophecy said that he would also marry his mother. Oedipus’s flaw is a hubris as he is too prideful for his fortune. His downfall is when he realizes that he has completed the prophecies that he thought he has destroyed and gouges his eyes out. His realization is that he unknowingly completed his prophecies.
The prophecy said that ‘anyone else who wears the king’s crown is a threat.’ And so he ordered the sailor’s head to be cut off at once.” By saying “anyone else who wears the king’s crown is a threat,” the document reveals that Alexander doesn 't care that the sailor was trying to help. If anyone is a threat to him, Alexander is willing to kill them so they don 't take his spot as King. This shows that Alexander is greedy because he wants to be powerful and have control over everyone. Also, Alexander did not value