King George III says “They say the price of my war’s not a price that they’re willing to pay”, saying that the British parliament were no longer going to fund the war. King George III was “now fighting with France and with Spain” so he had no choice but to give up America. The king goes on the ask “What comes next? You’ve been freed. Do you know how hard it is to lead?”, telling them that it’s hard governing on your own and “When your people say they hate you don’t come crawling back to me.”, the king is just letting America know they can’t rejoin the empire when things go
Macbeth is a fine work of historical literature which condones many intimate links with early modern England. The revisions to the historical accounts of Macbeth are more easily understood through the Elizabethan culture in which Shakespeare was writing in. Primogeniture was the lineage elective style for the throne, however in some cases an absence of lineage would occur. This can be seen after which Macbeth kills King Duncan, Duncan's two son Malcomb and Donalbain flee their country out of fear. “Malcomb and Donalbain, the king’s two sons Are Stol’n away and fled, which put upon them Suspicion of the deed” (Act II, 4,
“If chance will have me king, why chance may crown me, without my stir” (Shakespeare 144). Macbeth, a loyal subject to his king has an encounter that will change his fate with an ultimate effect on his free will. They claim three predictions, Macbeth will be the Thane of Cawdor and later crowned King but Macbeths lineage will not maintain the throne. After this supernatural confrontation, Macbeth questions this loyalty which will ultimately lead to his new fate carried out (LitCharts 1). Fully capable to act upon his own free will, Macbeth instead is driven by fate to his destruction which gives further insight of his character advancement.
In his quest for ultimate redemption, Prince Hal promises his father that he will defeat Hotspur in battle. Prince Hal is first mentioned in Act 1 Scene 1 through the perspective of his father, King Henry who is not pleased with his son 's reputation and irresponsible behavior. In this act, King Henry foils Prince Hal with the character of Hotspur and is convinced that he is his real son. "Whilst I, by looking on the praise of him, see riot and dishonor stain the brow of my young Harry" (Act 1 Scene 1). During this act, King Henry is under stress amid the recent civil wars that have afflicted England.
In William Shakespeare’s famous historical play, Richard II, the character of King Richard is portrayed from the very beginning as a very fluctuating character. King Richard displays a nonexistent connection with his country; which for a man that was raised to be a king, shows a lack of control both over himself and the country. During the course of the play it is shown that his ultimate flaw was thinking like a man, instead of a king. As a man, he saw himself above his people and as a king, he failed to notice the political situations that led to his demise; coupled with his godlike thoughts of himself, King Richard was not a tragic hero, but a tragic fool. King Richard thought like a man instead of a king and this lead him to not only losing his tittle, but his credibility.
Godfrey 's activities have impelled the northern barons, who walk to meet King John. Speaking now for Sir Walter, Robin proposes the King agree to a contract of rights to guarantee the privileges of each Englishman and unite his nation. Having understood Godfrey 's misdirection, and knowing he must meet the French attack with an armed force, the King agrees. Then, the French raiders loot Nottingham. Robin and the northern barons arrive and stop Godfrey 's men, yet not before Godfrey have killed the blind Sir Walter.
There are three main reasons for the decline of feudalism, Magna Charta, the Bubonic plague and Model Parliament. England had a terrible king named John he was liar and a person who never kept his word. Since he was king he always expected to get everything that he wanted or just lie to get it. Also king John promises meant nothing he would do anything if there was money involved, he didn 't even care for the church. The archbishop is the senior leader of the church, he decided to do something about King John.
Shakespeare depicts this power predominantly through Prospero who seems to have the greatest extent of power in the play. The various ways Shakespeare dramatizes and explores power, allows us to obtain a richer impression of the theme of power in The Tempest. Government and authority both carry out important functions in the play. It is the subject of government that initiates the events in the play and it is also the foundation of the progression throughout the play. Prospero is the fundamental piece in the play concerning governance because he used to be the Duke of Milan, but loses his title to his brother Antonio when he devotes too much of his time learning magic rather than ruling his people and seeing his obligations through: “The government I cast upon my brother, [a]nd to my state grew stranger, being transported [a]nd rapt in secret studies,” (p.10).
The reader empathises with Shakespeare’s Prospero as he is robbed of his birthright and cast “Out of dukedom… and Milan” (1.2.126). Cesaire highlights Prospero’s hypocrisy by conveying that he is ready to “take possession” of the lands he has located however, complains about Antonio and Alonso committing acts similar to those he is to perpetrate (Cesaire 7). As they expose him as a sorcerer to the priests at the Holy Office to gain control of the throne as well as acquire his “yet-unborn empire” (Cesaire 7). Through this alteration Cesaire undermines and disqualifies Prospero’s victimhood, thereby preventing the reader from empathising with him. Cesaire utilises the use of Kiswahili by Caliban double fold, firstly as a means of empowering the character of Caliban by decentralising Prospero’s influence on his sense of identity.
Macbeth Oral Commentary My assigned passage was Act 4, Scene 3, lines (1 ─ 27). In this passage, MacDuff arrives at the court of Edward the Confessor, King of England to bring the rightful heir back. MacDuff approaches Malcolm with an idea of convincing him into defending their homeland as the state of Scotland under Macbeth’s leadership is dreadful. Unsettled, Malcolm questions whether MacDuff’s appearance of loyalty is genuine, as Malcolm is in danger after the King 's death. Malcolm uses reverse psychology by degrading his status through saying he is inexperienced and could be betrayed effortlessly to see if MacDuff gives in.