Nonetheless, this rebellion’s motive seems to be a bit different than the motive behind King Henry’s rebellion, Hotspur might think he is a fit King to rule this kingdom, but he seems to be more driven by the idea of power and vengeance. We see Hotspur's thirst for revenge twice throughout the play, once when Hotspur and his family are first beginning to plan the rebellion, “revenge the jeering and disdain’d contempt Of this proud King,” (Henry 1.3.182-183) and again in a speech he gives after he is offered a peace treaty by the King which he says he will think about but goes on to say that the King has broken a promise to his father and his family. This shows that Hotspur is using deception and really planning this rebellion as a form of revenge or a way to get power rather than using deception in order to greater the nation. In doing this, however, Hotspur also brings up the strict laws that King Henry added to the nation which could also mean that Hotspur does have the best interest of the nation in mind, by trying to rid the people of a dishonest ruler. However, Hotspur’s violent, power-hungry, and domineering nature imply he is after the throne to gain more honor and boost his ego.
The specific reason that Michiavelli might have had to create "The Prince" are unknown. Some theorize that he wrote out of resentment after being banished from holding political office. Where he may have written for resentment he may also have written to impress his superiors in a desire to gain reinstatement. Uncertain of his intentions, the possibility that the book was written to retain face value and document what Michavelli believed to be the "wickedness" of man. The typical intentions of a strategic political mastermind such as Michavelli can also be compared to those of contemporary politicians.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary a phony is someone who is not real or fake. In the novel The Catcher In The Rye by J.D Salinger, Holden the protagonist has mental standards genuine people and if they are not met he goes as far as to label them phonies. Holden continuously labels individuals as phony, but he himself I guilty of phoniness creating a theme of hypocrisy. An instant of when his hypocrisy is seen is when he calls Mr. has phony, for using people to his advantage. Another example is when Holden calls his brother D.B a phony for wasting money.
We first saw the connection of wealth and corruption of morality in the lives of Tom and Myrtle. Then, Jordan’s cheating emphasized her moral corruption for wealth. Gatsby’s pursuit of wealth corrupted his morality greatly. Daisy’s wealthy upbringing corrupted her beliefs and what she considered important. Lastly, Nick’s conversation with Tom shows that even being the reason for someone’s death won’t bother their conscience at all.
Violence is caused by power. This epic theatre deals with politics and social issues in very dark times were every king has their own method to become successful. Although the consequences that comes with it, kings avoid failure by choosing methods that can lead to unethical behavior. A king that is considered to be successful is achieving the title at the expense of somebody else. What causes a king in to considering violence?
Later, Angus tells him that this “robe” fits loosely on him and is not appealing. Angus is suggesting that if the “robe” doesn 't fit than he will make a poor leader and is not qualified for the country. In addition, after Macbeth takes Duncan’s authority, “robes” make another parallel by implying he stole his throne to by murder. Another key point, these scenes show with power and other things in life you either work and deserve something or
Unferth was intoxicated and tried to accuse Beowulf of not being as magnificent as he claimed. Beowulf explained how Unferth was wrong and claimed that Unferth should not make such accusations when he killed his own family. Beowulf overcame his shadow, and later on Unferth becomes a
Often times we associate material gain with enjoyment and fulfillment, but we fail to understand the side most affected by the uninhibited pursuit of gratification. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the wealthy do just that; they climb the steps of social class by stepping over those who are poorer. In the novel, the lower class face degradation caused by the wealthy’s selfish desire for pleasure and satisfaction. Specifically, the Valley of Ashes symbolizes Fitzgerald’s criticism for that very inconsiderate pursuit of self-gain, which creates dire consequences for the poor. Fitzgerald uses figures of speech to describe the Valley to condemn the inequality created by the wealthy’s pursuit of self-growth.
Firstly, Big Brother is a totalitarian governor who spreads falsification to the people. Not to mention, the Party changes parts of history that shows them as “weak” because they want to be viewed as strong. Secondly, Winston and Julia are disobedient because they do not agree with any rules established by Big Brother. Lastly, O’Brien abuses Winston which changes Winston’s point of view of Big Brother. In conclusion, “Actions speak louder than words” is still relevant today because there are totalitarian governments trying to make themselves seem superior and invading the privacy of
In the tragedy of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the dysfunctional relationships amongst family members is emphasized through the use of reoccurring parallelism between the conflicts that occur in Polonius’ family and the royal family’s conflicts. For instance, the lack of trust that Polonius and Claudius have for their sons leads them both to commission spies to strategically find out information about them. For instance, Polonius asks Reynaldo to inquire on the behaviour of his son, Laertes, by spreading false rumours to his acquaintances, in order to see if any of them counters those false claims. He informs him that through doing this, “your bait of falsehood takes this carp of truth / And thus do we of wisdom and of reach / With windlasses
Uriah Heep represents desperation because of how he take advantage of Mr. Micawber by tricking Micawber into working for him. Blinded by the fact that working for Heep solved his financial problems, Micawber does not realize that Uriah is exploiting Mr. Wickfield. Micawber is outraged and plots his revenge on Uriah by gathering and filing through numerous receipts and notebooks that Uriah and forged Mr. Wickfield’s signature on. Not only does Uriah take advantage of Mr. Micawber, he also takes advantage of Mr. Wickfield. Heep recognized that Wickfield was mourning his