Similarly in Millers context, he was able challenge 1950’s American humanity, by revealing the corruptness of HUAC members like Senator Joseph McCarthy. Adding on to this, Shelly composes a sense of historical irony as during his lifetime, Ozymandias was a feared and respected leader, showcased through the religious allusion, “My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings”. However he has become nothing more than a faint memory, a broken statue in the desert “Nothing beside remains. Round the Decay”. As a Romantic poet, Shelley emphasized the incredible
The oppressive leader in Lord of the Flies is the antagonist, Jack. Jack is not only oppressive, but incredibly authoritarian. When Ralph won the leader position, Jack “ took command of the hunters, the forces of naked power. “We'll have rules!” he cried excitedly. “Lots of rules!
By explicitly declaring “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look upon my works, ye Mighty, and despair”, the king is even presenting his superiority over other “mighty” kings (10-11). However, consequently, the statue fell down and placed in “two vast and trunkless legs of stone stand in the desert”(2-3). Shelly amplifies the decay of king Ozymandias, which symbolizes human’s mortality, that nothing, even tremendous hubris, can withstand the power of nature by using situational irony — the hubristic king’s words and a statue that “nothing beside remains: round the decay of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare, the lone and level sands stretch far away”(12-14). The contrast between such a supercilious attitude and the statue’s desolate surroundings even elicits sympathy toward the king who is already gone and only left with
“Give a man a few lines of verse and he thinks he’s the lord of all creation.”(Bradbury 143). Beatty now says that knowledge is too powerful, so powerful that it drives people like Montag(who receive knowledge) mad. Knowledge is powerful, and some like Beatty believe that the population should have this power taken away. Bradbury uses Beatty to represent knowledge is power, and that getting rid of knowledge would make the world into a boring place without diversity, individuality, or
Cervantes uses satirical imagery to convey the contradictory of a noble hero in Don Quixote. The character Don Quixote let the books of chivalry drive him to insanity. He appeared to believe that he was a knight-errant. Furthermore, no matter how ludicrous the adventure Don Quixote was there to serve with honor. He takes on many crusades in which he believes he is purging the world of evils.
He thinks us gods are heavenly, and mortal are very inferior. He thinks mortal are very useless to them, and violence nature makes them at barbartic. He don 't know why zeno created mortal to begin with. He decided to make a plan to eliminate all the mortals in the world. He calls this the zero human plan.
There are so many talks and thought which come from him are pessimistic. When he falls in love with Charlotte, he think he is incorrigible. And he gives an example about it. When he argues with Albert, he says :” The question, therefore, is, not whether a man is strong or weak, but whether he is able to endure the measure of his sufferings. The suffering may be moral or physical; and in my opinion it is just as absurd to call a man a coward who destroys himself, as to call a man a coward who dies of a malignant fever.
Rage! in the very begenning Homer uses this word as a worning or a sign of things to come.The genesious of the Illiad shows us a glimps of how the leaders and kings lived , a peek into the way they thoughts and what they belive in at the time. There is a lot to take and learn from , although mainley learning from their mistakes. The Men of that age lacked lots of trates that we have today and if They lived in our cizioty today they would have beeen labled immoral, or what we like to call scumbags. Greed, lust and the lack of respect for others is how our tale shall begain.
During this speech Henry appeals to the Pathos side of an argument by using emotions to try to convince his knights of their wrong doing. King Henry says “But, oh, what can I say to you, Lord Scroop? You cruel, ungrateful, savage, and inhuman creature! You who had access to all my thoughts, who knew me to the inmost part of my soul,...” (Sparknotes n.pag.) He uses emotional words and sayings like “ungrateful” and “inmost parts of my soul” to really drive home that fact that he felt personally victimized by their betrayal.
As a result, the monster asks “was man, indeed, at once so powerful, so virtuous, and magnificent, yet so vicious and base? He appeared at one time a mere scion of the evil principle, and at another as all that can be conceived of noble and godlike.” (pg 84) Clearly, the monster is reflecting on man's ambivalent nature when it comes to choosing between good and evil. This shows how the creature matures through the struggles and has come to realize that the humans are not always right. Undoubtedly, the author uses the unique and deep descriptions to convey the message of destitution to the
In her speech Stanton uses hyperbole to demand to be heard. A great example of the usage of hyperbole in her speech is, “The male element has… [crushed] out all the diviner qualities in human nature.” In this sentence, Stanton describes all men as evil, horrible creatures, when she does not truly mean this since she says, “In speaking of the masculine element, I do not wish to be understood to say that all men are hard, selfish, and brutal, for many of the most beautiful spirits the world has known have been clothed with manhood.” She was using hyperbole and she exaggerates to the point that she has to be taken seriously. Once she grabs your attention like that, she explains why the repression of woman is a true problem, not only for females but for males too. After hearing her speech, just about anyone would join and follow Stanton in a quest for
Alexander has been named Alexander the Great, but was he really a great leader? Alexander did have some great accomplishments, but all of the many terrible things he did overpower the great things. The tactics he used in order to leave such great legacies were harsh and forceful. People only pay attention to the world-changing things he did when they should really focus on how he did them. Alexander was selfish, cruel and an overall power-hungry tyrant.
Aeneas was a level headed person, a good leader and he actually listened to the gods for once. Odysseus was a self-centered glory hungry fool that ultimately wasted his life in search of fame. For example when Odysseus while him and his men were still under attack by the blinded cyclops he makes a point to tell the giant the name of the actual person that blinded him was. Aeneas reflected a law bidding Citizen almost a pawn of the gods. Far as the themes of the Aeneid there is love, death and a constant underlying theme throughout the course of the story which is duty to the state and his