Power is present in all role of the story and the character who symbolises it is Créon. But power of goods are omnipresent as well, represented by Antigone, and there is a confrontation between both of them. Following examples of passages of the book are presented to evince the presence of the authority and power in the play. Starting from the beginning, even if is not represented in the play, the first power conflict was between two brothers. Polynice betrayed his brother Eteocle when he did not want to cede the throne of Tebas, they died fighting each other and Creón became king of Tebas.
Both walk in the same path of power; princes of their countries. Both experience the same dilemmas; uncles who come to be in control of the throne by means that are not acceptable. Hamlet has the nagging feeling of revenge that is carried with him throughout the entire story and ultimately leads to his clashing at the end. However, Fortinbras has the feeling of want and cannot wait to be king. Towards the beginning, Fortinbras army almost started a war to claim land back that was rightfully theirs, but since he wasn’t the king yet, more or less, he got his hands slapped.
Macduff and Malcolm go to war against Macbeth eager for revenge. Macduff, vengeful for his family’s death cuts off Macbeths head, and Malcom takes his rightful place as king. Macbeth’s Ambition and Greed resulted in his downfall. Constantly wanting more, Macbeth allowed his blind ambition to dictate what actions he took to obtain being king and staying king.
The Villain is the main force opposing the Hero. They are cunning and determined, going to great extents to achieve their wish. Mordred, King Arthur’s son, is the classic Villain. The illegitimate son of King Arthur born out of wedlock with his half-sister Queen Margawse of Orkney, Mordred’s existence was not known by King Arthur. Merlin prophesied that King Arthur’s kingdom would be razed to the ground by Mordred and that Mordred did after he became a Knight of the Round Table.
Macbeth succumbs to evil and in doing so, betrays his King. You could argue that when he ‘wore the Thane of Cawdor’s robes’ he became a traitor like the Thane of Cawdor. His traitorous actions would have been met with death at that time. 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.
In the third episode Shakespeare 's play “Antigone”, an argument brews between a king, Creon, and his son Haemon about the rebellions of one named Antigone. After discovering Antigone had committed treason by burying her brother, Polynices who was considered a traitor to the realm. Both Haemon and Creon used strong emotions to portray their arguments where Hameon also used logic in reasoning in his interaction with his father.
Antigone was written about a year after the Theban war. The Theban war was a war between, “two brothers Eteocles and Polynices, who died fighting each other for the throne of Thebes after Eteocles had refused to give up the crown to his brother as their father Oedipus had prescribed. Creon, the new ruler of Thebes”(Antigone) In this we see how selfish and power hungry each brother is to rule the city of Thebes, and
His ambition had gone unchecked for a long time and he is willing to get his close friend Banquo killed by in order to maintain the position of king within his own bloodline. Macbeth is so obsessed with his own ambition that he does not take anything else into consideration. Before committing Duncan’s murder, he says “I go, and it is done, the bell invites me. / Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell / That summons thee to heaven, or to hell” (II, i, 69-71). Macbeth does not consider the consequences his actions will have.
William had conquered through surpurb purpose and generalship it had obtained him dukedom and now kingdom. William decided he would seize the thrown by force. He disposed his rival king. William advanced towards London to south and west of city his men burned and slaughtered everything in their path. "Submit or die" – William.
The division of Rome between the brothers Honorius and Arcadius at the death of their father Theodosius the Great was met with controversy; the two sons were but ten and seventeen years old respectively. This resulted in the appointment of the general Stilicho, a half-Vandal, as the protector of Honorius . The elder brother was also deeply influenced by his Praetorian Prefect Rufinus, a man who sought to rise to Imperial power as colleague of the young emperor. Though he failed to marry his daughter to Arcadius, Rufinus remained a powerful influence on military matters in the East. The rival ambitions of Rufinus and Stilicho brought turmoil to the Empire through their manipulation of the armies and use of barbarian insurrections in an attempt to undermine the other.
1) Myth number 27 addresses the constantly publicized belief that people with very different personalities tend to be more attracted to each other. It refutes the previous belief that people desire to be with those they are compatible with. 2) For many it is easy to accept this claim. Society always applauds heartening stories of individuals who are completely different developing a very successful relationship. Every year there is a new movie produced focusing on a popular and outgoing guy meeting a shy and introverted girl.
A revolution was sparked, and led to the abdication of Nicholas II. When he abdicated, meaning he renounced the throne, he hoped his brother would rule until Alexei, Nicholas II’s son, would be old enough to take over. When Nicholas II’s brother refused to take the throne, the power was turned over to the Provisional Government. The government soon became chaos, with people splitting into different sides. The Bolsheviks, a group led by Vladimir Lenin and Alexander Bogdanov, rose to power.
Macbeth got everything he desired for. But the consequence of his sins aren’t paid yet. The eldest son of Duncan and Macduff united together in England with King Edward to start a war with Malcolm. When Macduff was in England, all of his family member were killed by Macbeth and his servant. This cause Maduff really irritated and senseless and eagerness to kill Malcolm as a revenge for his family.