One of the ways that authors do this is by the belief of the society or group in the story. For example in Much Ado About Nothing Claudio attacked and publicly accused his fiancee Hero of cheating on him the night before. This is a huge deal because by doing this it would hurt her status and even her father’s status in the eyes of the public. This event happened because of the sense of honor Claudio had and it humiliated and embarrassed him and damaged his honor because of him thinking that Hero cheated on him. By doing that a huge conflict was created in the story and multiple characters had to fake that Hero was dead while they find the culprit behind this.
It is shown that the respect for the Native Americans helped Cabeza, because he writes,“We were people of ill fortune and no worth...The indians were… not at all convinced… we cured the sick… (the spaniards) killed those who were well”(Document D). The Native Americans respected Cabeza, because he showed them respect. If he hadn’t shown any respect, he would have been taken as a slave or killed. The Native Americans thought the spaniards were bad people, so they would have thought the same if Cabeza had acted the
While fictitious, this story does show one bit of truth, the way women were being treated during this era. “ I beg the ancient privilege of Athens: as she is mine, I may dispose of her, which shall either be with this fine gentleman (Demetrius) or to her death according to our law, immediately provided in that case” (1.1.45-48). Hermia wishes to marry her true love Lysander, who in turn loves her as well; however, even though he is as good a man as Demetrius, status-wise, Hermia’s father, Egeus, would rather kill her or turn her into a nun than let Hermia control her life. This practice was widely done by the Elizabethans. Daughters had no choice but to marry the man their father
This tale is known for the “Dorigen’s Complaint,” where she talks about all of the women through history who have killed themselves when in a position where they might lose honor. She says, “Yet I would rather render up my life than to be faithless or endure a shame upon my body, or lose my name”(Chaucer 426). It is written to help express Chaucer’s views over the subject of marriage and honor killings. The most generous character, in my opinion, is Aurelius. Mainly because not only did he let Dorigen free from her promise when he says, “...I release into your hand all
She quotes: And chastise with the valour of my tongue. (1.5, 28-33) When she says this, she implies that she is going to manipulate him so he can take action to earn his title as King. The speech establishes Lady Macbeth’s dominance, which is an essential quality for a man in a normal relationship, but in this case the situation has switched. Lady Macbeth also thinks Macbeth is too loyal, and has great fear over the consequences of getting caught after killing King Duncan. Therefore, she finds
The creature stated, 'I go, but I will be with you on your wedding night ' '. Victor was worried, because he was scared that the creature was going to take out another person that Victor cared about. The creature reacted like a human when Victor killed his mate, because there are a lot of real humans that react by wanting to get revenge on the person who killed the person they cared about, and there are also people that just stay sad and don’t do nothing bad to anyone else. The creature had the reaction of a
There may not have been an officially stated reason that she killed him, but in my mind I believe she killed him out of the act of fright and love. She loved him so much and she was scared to death of losing him. In her mind at the moment, it seemed fit to kill the man. This was a violence that was shown through love and fear of being alone. Although, I think compromise would’ve turned out as a great Plan A before she killed
Romeo did just that, showing up at the Capulet’s masquerade, even if he was a Montague. Tybalt directly sought out an audience with Mercutio, a friend of Romeo’s. He purposely instigated a fight while the Montague most definitely did not want to, and it resulted with the deaths of both Tybalt and Mercutio. Juliet forgave him just about instantly, forgetting her cousin’s murder for her husband’s survival, proving how blind love can make someone. “Shall I speak ill of him that is my husband?/But wherefore, villain, didst thou kill my husband?/That villian cousin would have killed my husband.” (184.108.40.206-101) In the gang fight, Bernardo and Riff were ultimately killed.
Moreover, there were people and even gods that believed in her. After Antigone died, Ismene thought that she died fighting against Creon and must get the same respectful burial just like their brother Polynices. Even gods believed in her that they sent their prophet Tiresias to warn Creon to change his thought. Sophocles’ Antigone is a very confusing play because you can’t be sure if the tragic hero is Antigone or Creon. There are some opinions about that the real tragic hero is Creon because he fits in the conditions.
The motivation behind their actions moving forward in the plot are simply to maintain their new founded authority. Since the both of them have just witnessed Lear banishing two of his favorite subjects, Kent and his own daughter Cordelia, they fear that he may take back his throne at the slightest whim; “You see how full of changes his age is; the observation we have made of it hath been little. He always loved our sister most, and with what poor judgement he hath now cast her off appears too grossly” (1.1.84-87). I must note that I cannot justify the actions of these two sisters in their pursuit of power. However, it is still peculiar to me that these two women are vilified so, whereas a man who is aggressive in his search for power might not