Parris says,”’ He’s come to overthrow this court, your Honor”’ (Miller 185). Reverend Parris is convincing Judge Danforth, that John Proctor is trying to dismantle the court, but John is only there to save the lives of those on trial. Marlow wrote, “Parris is evident in the stage directions where we first see Parris encounter his niece and are directly informed that she is glamorous and a compulsive liar” (1). Marlow is saying how Reverend Parris knows Abigail is a compulsive liar, but he believes her anyway.
The Odyssey In Homer’s epic, The Odyssey, Odysseus is bestowed with great abilities. But along with this potential, he is cursed with great arrogance. Conveying that even the labeled ‘perfect’ among us have fatal flaws that causes pain and suffering among the ones closest to them. The author, Homer, uses Odysseus’ arrogance to create a melancholic atmosphere to convey the idea that arrogance is a fatal flaw that will lead those around them to pain and suffering.
Disrespecting the gods spells disaster for the mortals held accountable. Menelaus, the king of Sparta, is one who infringed upon the rule that the gods must be respected. When Telemachus visits Sparta in search of information about his missing father, which prompts Menelaus to recall a run in that he had with the Old Man of the Sea. Menelaus was tasked with finding the Old Man, Proteus, to find his way home when stranded in Egypt. Proteus was described as a seer who served Poseidon, so his prophetic power was useful in helping one find their way home.
A tragic hero must experience peripeteia, a downfall, recognition, and catastrophe. In the beginning, Creon is appointed the King of Thebes the city of Thebes appoints Creon as king. Being king makes him happy and As king, Creon feels powerful yet fears anarchy. ; however, it also causes his downfall. His first edict prevents anyone from burying Polyneices because in Creon’s perspective, Polyneices attacks Thebes as a traitor.
How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!” John was thrown into his own hysteria when they attempted to force him to sign the paper saying that he confessed, as it would be a killing blow to his reputation. Another reason the theme of hysteria ties in with this conflict is through its involvement with how his ultimatum came about. The entire scenario would have been avoided if it weren’t for the religious fervor of the townspeople as well as the greediness of people like the Putnams.
He was pride of the trick he pulled and began to mock him. He revealed his identity when he said “... Odysseus, raider of cities, took your eye: Laertes, whose home is on Ithaca”. (3.459-60). Revealing all of this vital information would allow Polyphemus to pray to his father, Poseidon to curse Odysseus and make him lose all his men and have hardships when he returns home.
The second weakness of the great Odysseus was that he had a bad anger management problem. His temper truly showed when he almost cut off the head of Eurylochos when he said he would not go back to Circe’s house. Odysseus would have lost a good comrade if his crew did not stop him to make Odysseus realize his temper had sent in and took over him. The last weakness of Odysseus was a characteristic of lust in which he showed against Circe his lover. They were lovers for seven years.
Shakespeare 's uses the hands imagery to reveal the rise and fall of macbeth’s power and how this same power mixed with guilt and not being able to trust others or himself lead him to do unethical things. Macbeth uses the power he has to tell these murders that they are “borne in hand”(3.1.80) by banquo. This is one of the bad decisions he has made using his power out of guilt. He thinks that banquo will throw him under the bun for murdering the king and he wants to make sure that doesn 't happen. Macbeth also says, "Whose heavy hand hath bow 'd you to the grave /
Marcus Antonius (Antony), one of Caesar’s admirers, vows revenge against the conspirators. Mark Antony’s seed of doubt leads the crowd to believe Caesar’s stabbing includes personal motives. This seed of doubt eventually leads the crowd to rebel against the conspirators. During Roman times, people widely accept rhetoric, the