The audience experiences that he’s in trouble because of himself, but we don’t know why Claudius all of a sudden had to poison King Hamlet. In modern legal philosophy, the aspiration of power exists, but the government discourages leader to not kill for individual advantage. The audience, as law abiding citizens, they would want justice to be served for King Hamlet even if Claudius feels regretful. The modern day audience will never gain sympathy for Claudius because he caused so many problems for Hamlet and his folk, and also the people of Denmark. The government holds our world today with rules and regulations, we expect justice to be served, for those who break the
He did not do anything with anyone else’s thoughts or feelings in mind. Rulers are supposed to do things for the benefit of their country however, that is not what he did. Louis XIV constructed the palace of Versailles, and he also bankrupted France during his reign. This supports the fact that Louis XIV was the best example of an absolute ruler because it shows that he really did not care about what was good for the country, he wanted to have all the control. Among other things, Louis XIV bankrupted France which is never a good thing for a country.
He tells the public what he says is what goes. This is incredibly arrogant even as a king, but they continue to feed to him his hubirs. Michael Clayton considers himself a fixer or janitor. Early on His job is to fix and clean up anything and everything. He shows off his wealth from fixing so many cases by the fancy car and even the way he treats his clients.
In the beginning Gilgamesh was oppressing his people and did not fit the profile of a noble ruler because he was cruel and abused his strength. His people even claimed, “His arrogance has no bounds by day or night” (Gilgamesh). Gilgamesh did not handle the tragic event of his friend’s death as well as Rama handled his banishment, but what makes Gilgamesh an epic hero is that he grew stronger and wiser from his journey. At the beginning of the journey, Gilgamesh was scared of many things being alone, losing his power, and ultimately of death because he did not think he could fulfill his life with restricted time. After his long journey and his encounter with Utnapishtum, Gilgamesh learned that all he can do is to live life to the fullest and not fear death, but instead he must embrace it as a reason to enjoy the present.
One of Macbeth’s many soliloquies explains his fear of Banquo’s sons becoming king. Fearing so much for his crown, Macbeth calls upon three poor men in need and manipulates them for his own wants. The men being convinced by Macbeth manipulative words “That it was he, in the times past, which held you;/So under fortune” kill Banquo (Shakespeare 87). Macbeth use of the lowest of society, the poorest of the poor, when he has access to all the people of the Kingdom is a horrendous but intelligent move all done to keep himself safe. His intelligence helps him stay unknown to those close to him because Macbeth is afraid of being blamed for Banquo’s death.
Essentially, his mode of being was completely different from that of his father’s, but was fairly similar to that of Richard II. The contradiction and mirroring that came along with Prince Hal’s public image caused King Henry to be alarmed about losing the throne, triggering his hesitation of passing down the throne to Prince Hal. To put it simply, the behavior and presentation of Prince Hal complicated the notion of the legitimacy of power. Through Prince Hal, Shakespeare was able to cast a doubt on this concept and portray to the readers how even ideas such as public image, can upset the legitimacy of
“ Mistakes made by a foolish mind, cruel mistakes that bring on death.” (1406 to 1407.) In this quote, King Creon of Thebes is acknowledging that he has made tragic mistakes, because he wanted to the laws of his state, that he put in place, instead of preserving the safety of his family, which consequently lead to suffering for many. In the play Antigone, by Sophocles, the character Creon makes decisions based on what he feels is right, and refuses to pay attention to other’s advice. His stubbornness and selfishness prove fatal, and as a consequence of his moral deficiency, he kills an innocent woman, and loses his son in the aftermath.
The Baron, Cunegonde’s brother, does not want Cunegonde to marry Candide because he is a commoner. At first, Candide has a pessimistic attitude and accepts this fate for himself. Then, he becomes enraged and stabs his sword through the Baron. His optimism towards marrying Cunegonde is restored after committing this immoral deed. Later in the story, the Baron returns, and so does Candide’s pessimistic attitude.
People of Uruk complain about the nature of Gilgamesh’ tyranny to gods as they can no longer tolerate the king’s unjust behaviors: “His companions are kept on their feet by his contests, [the young men of Uruk] he harries without warrant. Gilgamesh lets no son go free to his father, by day and by [night his tyranny grows] harsher. (Gilgamesh, I.166-170)” People rely on the king to protect their rights and the country, but Gilgamesh does the opposite by taking away their sons and daughters for his personal needs. The people of Uruk feel oppressed under Gilgamesh’s rule as Gilgamesh gives himself the right to sleep with women on the first night of marriage and to take away sons from the household to appease his appetite for war games.
Like many things, Hamlet is intelligent and honorable, but his indecisiveness is the cause of his tragic downfall. In the play Hamlet, William Shakespeare portrays that Hamlet is very incapable of finishing the task at hand. Throughout the drama Hamlet faces many trials and tribulations due to his late father Hamlet, who was murderously killed by Claudius. His inability to kill Claudius and himself is one grand flaw of an epic hero. After King Hamlets passing, Hamlet entered an unknown state of mind that not only feared others for his wellbeing, but also feared himself.
One of the problems Henry II faced was the barons. Under Stephen the baron had become too powerful and Henry had the issue of regaining this power. Many baron had taken advantage over Stephens lack of control and authority, several barons built castles without asking the kings permission and had taken over large areas of land Henry had to reassert his authority as the barons where becoming too powerful. If the barons carried on as they were Henrys fate would have ultimately reflected that of Stephens. Also the barons would have been seen as undreaming the king’s power and authority.
The main cause of King Charles death was that he was consuming too much power, raising taxes unreasonably, ignoring the Parliament and imprisoning those who did not pay up. Charles believed in the divine right of kings and thought he could govern according to his conscience. Charles ' problems revolved around religion and a lack of money. The disagreement between Charles ' and Parliament has been going on for several of years.
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
Macbeth knew that Banquo’s children would eventually inherit his throne. Having to cope with these feelings pushes Macbeth to create harsh feelings toward Banquo. When King Macbeth faced the children of Banquo, it hurt him inside. This feeling of hurt and harshness within the king brought him to realize that he will be childlessness for the rest of his life with no hope of having his own children. Banquo’s presence in my eyes hurt the king, causing him to commit actions that he would previously not attempt.
Hope Jahren’s Lab Girl is a memoir divided into three parts about her role as a scientist, friend, mother, and lover. In the book, Jahren gives intimate details into her childhood, years as a student, professor in three separate universities, wife to a brilliant mathematician and as a mother to a boy. Sometimes the facts about her life transition seamlessly into a narrative about botany, usually revolving around the secret life of plants of all different types. Whether she is describing the early years and patient hope of the seedling, the restlessness of tree awaiting death, or the evolved spine of an ingenious cactus, Jahren relates the plants’ internal desires and activity in a break takingly human way throughout the book.