The king is uncivilized because of his arbitrary and barbaric justice system and his lack of government in his kingdom. The king demonstrates his cruelness by having an unfair justice system because it does not truly tell whether the accused is guilty or innocent and it is used more for entertainment than for justice. For Example, the justice system is used to entertain the people and the king. On page 269 the narrator explains “The institution was a very popular one. When the people gathered together on one of the great trial days, they never knew whether they were to witness a bloody slaughter or a hilarious wedding.” This quote exhibits how the justice system is used for entertainment because of the joy and sorrow a person gets from coming to the arena to watch a man choose his fate.
King Macbeth also reveals that he believes the Sisters placed “upon [his] head...a fruitless crown and put a barren sceptre in [his grip]”, exhibiting how he will not be able to leave behind a legacy as king and how Banquo’s sons will take over his already unstable rank. The diction of “fruitless”, “barren” and “unlineal” are considered to be symbols of weakness, compromising his masculinity and prowess as king, giving Macbeth even more reason to be insecure with his stolen position as the monarch of Scotland. During his heightened frenzy about Banquo, Macbeth compared the pair to Mark Antony and Julius Caesar, fearful that “his Genius [would be] rebuked” as “Mark Antony’s was by Caesar” (56). His insecurity in his position pushed him to be suspicious of anything and everything, including his fellow general Banquo, whom Macbeth believed would rob him of his place as king because of how much more worthy he was of the title. Banquo had a “royalty of nature” and a “wisdom that doth guide his valor”, regal characteristics Macbeth lacked.
This showcases that unnatural deeds leads to unnatural events, which is a pivoting moment for Macbeth as it is unnatural for him to be king. It is an act against god’s will. Macbeth’s desire for power clouded his morals and values leading him to be a hypocrite. Macbeth is a hypocrite due to his lack of responsibility, misleading guidance from others and the enemies Macbeth has obtained from his journey of hypocrisy. The reputation Macbeth have adduce gives an insight to how Macbeth is not suitable to be king for the reason that Macbeth fulfilled his role as a king very loosely.
Gladwell in his piece, David and Goliath Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants, suggests people should use their negative situation to their advantage. He discusses this idea exemplifying people with dyslexia who used their unique abilities to their advantage when they struggled with reading and writing. Gladwell’s theory of overcoming difficult situations does not apply to Shakespeare 's character Hamlet because he is unwilling to overcome and improve, after his father’s death, leading to his ultimate downfall. At the beginning of Hamlet, King Hamlet has suspiciously died and his son, Hamlet is overcome by the death of his father, causing him to constantly grieve and not heal. Hamlet’s mother decides to remarry King Hamlet’s uncle, which Hamlet strongly disagrees with the marriage and views it as
The lack of reciprocation and mutual respect between James I and the people of England transformed into chaos leading us to believe that James I must take all the blame, but perhaps he was a misunderstood king facing the obstacle of his beloved nation turning against
Merlin is already considered an oddity, because he does not follow society’s standard on what a man should be. During that time, a man either became a soldier and fought for the king, a laborer, or he joined the priesthood. Merlin rejected all of these ideas, and therefore, he did not fit in. By being a bastard child with no name, this allowed him to do so. For example, when a child of noble birth is born, they have to follow and complete certain duties.
His cowardice prevents Hamlet from moving forward in his plans as his concerns for falling short in his father’s eyes prohibit him from even trying. Were he to try killing the king only to fail, not only could he suffer the pre-established consequences he fears, but the King would also continue living, his father would not have been served justice, and would continue walking in purgatory. Hamlet does not trust his own abilities. Hamlet strives for the success that he sees in those around him, including Claudius, his own father, and most importantly, Fortinbras. He compares himself to him, stating “Quote – Hamlet comparing himself to Fortinbras, saying how good he is”, which clearly shows he strives for success yet is to afraid that he will lose it were he to
It was at the moment Friar Lawrence had found out Friar John did not deliver the letter because he was not able to he realized he made a mistake trusting him and should have given him more time for a task like this. For us to know how Friar Lawrence felt about this news of the important letter he says“Unhappy fortune! By my brotherhood, The letter was not nice but full of charge. Of dear import, and the neglecting it May do much danger.” In this quote it again demonstrates how Friar Lawrence is the one most to blame for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet because of how he thought his actions over without thinking about the main
John made his son beg for food and steal, and if Tom did not beg or steal, he did not get to eat that night. Henry loved his son so much that he would get the best tutors around. A big difference is that King Henry was paranoid and worried yet John was not afraid of anything. King Henry had lots and lots of people murdered and imprisoned for anything he heard in his court. King Henry had people killed because he was afraid he would lose his throne.
But at that moment he felt willing to change, because he lived a sinful life, and ask God to save him, a dramatic moment where he felt lost and asked for mercy. Everyman realized that his fortune material had no value and that it was more important the fortune of God. Everyman acts representing humanity, fighting for morality inside, although he thinks that death is evil because it comes from hell. Death is ironically a messenger of God. Everyman had discovered that while he was successful in life, the afterlife was a different story because his wealth could not go with him or count in the Book of life.