Being hated or praised by his people is a sector that comes with the high ranking of a prince. A prince cannot possess all the qualities that are regarded as honorable. Some of a prince’s acts that appear to be wicked are beneficial to the state. Due to the impracticality of a perfect ruler, a prince should contain some aspects of evil, despite the hatred of his people. What some may believe to be the acts of a malicious ruler are, in fact, in the best interest of the state.
He was just loyal for them because he loved them without any interests , but Buckingham was totally different than Hastings , he was loyal to Richard because he wanted a position and power from him. He believed that Richard will give him the earldom of Hereford and he did anything for him to get it. Buckingham ignored everybody in his life and trusted just Richard because he believed that he will get him to his goal even though he got warnings that Richard is a bad person specially from Queen
John later admits to his affair to save the lives of his loved ones. He goes from an individual who is prideful in himself, to someone who believes that showing loyalty and respect for others is superior to being a selfish person. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible John Proctor changes in his willingness to confront the court, admitting to his affair, and altering his perspective of himself, which demonstrates Miller’s emphasis that too much pride causes selfishness but pride is acceptable when it shows respect for others. John Proctor is unwilling to confront the court at all because he knows the legitimacy of the court and does not want to admit to his mistakes. John struggles to do what he knows is right, which is to reveal his affair to the court.
Lee favored offensive Napoleonic warfare tactics as opposed to defensive strategies. He also despised the use of paid spies. There were advantages and disadvantages to his loose commanding style. This style was good because it showed his trust in his men to execute their orders without him needing to overwhelm them by micromanaging. The downside of this commanding style was that his complete trust in his men would often result in disappointment and Lee being left blind in enemy territory for days.
He has a passion for doing the unthinkable and unimaginable driven by an unstoppable force and does not obsess over what others thought of him or his actions. Society today could use more people similar to Equality, but it would have its strengths and weaknesses. Some benefits include more leaders, confident actions,
There were characteristics like his appearance, intelligence, and thoughts. He considered it a curse that he was different from others, because it was against the law to think individual thoughts, or be superior to others (Anthem, pg.1). Though he could tell he was a lot different from others, because they tend not to take risks, or fear discoveries of the world. For example, when Equality 7-2521 and International 4-8818 discovers the tunnel, International says “The will of the Council is above all things, for it is the will of our brothers, which is holy. But if you wish it so, we shall obey you.
Nothing is bigger than life.” (Trumbo 119). While Joe’s investment was coerced into him, he knows that some Americans choose to fight out of their own values and beliefs. His beliefs cloud him, however, with the idea of choice. Joe did not get the opportunity to choose his own destiny, and he is trying to protect those who do have the choice, and protect them. His newfound dedication to protected those who are manipulated into thinking they are invested in war is quite profound
It was not Tim’s sense of nationalist loyalties that caved him; rather, it was helplessness and his reputation that was at risk. Tim O’Brien longed to be that “secret hero” or “Lone Ranger” in order to impress those around him. However, he ends up learning that courage does not come in finite quantities. He finds himself resenting authority, “If you support a war, if you think it’s worth the price, that’s fine, but you have to put your own precious fluids on the line”. No matter how much he may find the law cruel and inhuman, he has is too prideful and decides to comply with the rules.
Though it is arguable whether where their loyalties lie made them a protagonist or antagonist, loyalty is loyalty and betrayal is betrayal. It only depends what and whose side you're on. The fact is, it doesn’t matter who you are, if someone is truly loyal to a cause they will destroy anything in their way. It does not matter if you're the king, where there is loyalty, weapons are of no use. You could have all the money, soldiers and enforcement in the world, but nothing is stronger than true loyalty, both king’s Duncan and Macbeth learned the hard
The laws do not have to actually comply with majority opinion, but they only have to appear as it came from the majority’s opinion. This is because the opinions of the majority will silence any opposition, as the egotistical majority quickly silences minority opinions to protect their own egos, and both the minority will be afraid speak up in fear for their own egos. Lastly, the Prince will be hidden, away from the suspicion of the people, since the people can only see and hear the puppet. The Prince has no suspicion, therefore the people cannot overthrow them. The laws and rules come from the Prince, but it is said by the puppet, which is a reflection of of Zeitgeist.