His qualifications as a king did not meet what the old testament had desired, a king who had to be of that nation and divinely chosen by the people and God. Herod’s throne was given to him by the Romans. Herod the Great suffered greatly from paranoia, which lead him to murder his wife and son, all because of a false accusation that they were planning to overthrow him. Not only did he murder his family, but massacred all the infants age two and under to prevent a heir to the throne. Such was an act against god, because he attempted to kill baby Jesus as soon as he found out that he was the true king of Jews.
Nat Turner was a mad man because of the things he did during his short rebellion. He is a madman because he thought that God had showed his visions of things that happen before he was born (Gray) This made him a madman because he killed whole families and including the kids and even babies. Supporters of Nat Turner thought that he was a hero
Macbeth orders the killing of everyone in Macduff's castle and when Macduff gets the news, he is stricken with grief. He pulls his hat over his eyes so no one can see him weep. When Malcolm sees this he says, "Dispute it like a man" (Act IV Scene iii, Line 220) Malcolm is telling Macduff that real men don’t cry and that he need to keep his emotions in check. Malcolm doesn’t want to see Macduff cry over his family, he wants to see Macduff take his revenge out on Macbeth. Truthfully, Macduff has every right to weep over his family, but real man don’t cry according to Malcolm.
For instance, Wiesel claimed, “For the first time, I felt anger rising within me. Why should I sanctify His name? The almighty, the eternal and terrible Master of the Universe, chose to be silent. What was there to thank Him for?”(Wiesel 33) Wiesel wants God help him. He wants God to speak to him and help escape the Hell he is living.
God's divine order is disturbed as Macbeth challenges God by killing the God appointed King and assuming the role for himself in his quest for power. Later on, in the play, Macbeth asserts his right over Lady Macbeth, flipping their dynamic, and distances himself from her, "be innocent of the knowledge dearest chuck." He no longer confides in his most trusted confidant and isolates himself resulting in him
Gilgamesh and Enkidu ruthlessly triumph over Humbaba and in their celebration. They viciously murder Humbaba even after he pleads for mercy. To add to their treachery, they mock the gods by laying Humbaba’s head before Enlil, the god who created Humbaba. Here is another sign that physical feats, especially the savagery of the deed, will not define Gilgamesh as a hero. In fact, he appears more as a murderer than a great leader.
Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!”-- Proctors yelling of this shows his conflict with society because in his theocratic society, it is a form of repentance to have your name, that you signed, on the church door. In his society, that is the thing you must do for your sins. He didn't want to sign it because he
Odysseus shows considerable hubris when he brags to King Alconis about slaughtering the small village of Ismarus. Odysseus claims that he and his men “stormed that place,” enslaved the women, and slaughtered those who fought. (Homer 43). Due to Odysseus’ arrogant decision to assault Ismarus, a few of his men died. This demonstrates how arrogance and the hunger for victory will lead to certain death.
Macbeth is afraid of all the deaths he is responsible for and loosing the throne. He has now murdered King Duncan, the servants, and Banquo in order to become and stay King. He is so parnoid about someone stealing the throne, he has murderers kill his best friend. Macbeth 's guilt and worries are eating him up. All he is thinking about is whom he should kill next.
Cladus killed his brother the king so he could get the throne and also still his woman from him, cladus wanted everything his brother had to that is why he betrayed him and kill him when he was a sleep as said in line 26 “revenge his foul and most unnatural murder” (line 26 page 57). His death was not of great betrayal. He also betrayed hamlet his nephew by one killing his father and second taking the throne from him when it was rightfully his. Because of his betrayal many more thing happened because of it and many people got hurt because of