Brutus’ emotional wound ultimately deals with his internal conflict of the decision to kill Caesar in order to better Rome. In addition, he deals with such difficulty over the decision because his reason to kill Caesar does not come out of hatred or jealousy, but due to his fear of life under Caesar’s rule. In Act I, scene ii, lines 39-40, Brutus says, “Merely upon myself. Vexéd I am / Of late passions of some difference” (Shakespeare 848). This quote, from Brutus, means that his own thoughts and conflicts overwhelm him.
However, the phrase “But come, young waverer, come, go with me,//In one respect I’ll thy assistant be,//For this alliance may//so happy prove//To turn your households ' rancor to pure love.” suggests that Friar Lawrence completely ignores his own advice when agreeing to marry Romeo and Juliet. He directly contradicts his own words and does not practice what he preaches by
In the song lyrics such as “They were the best pals that I ever had I never thought that I'd want them so bad Gee but I'd give the world to see That old gang of mine” suggest that Billy should be missing and longing for the friendship that he had with his comrades but instead Billy doesn't like to mention the war because he didn't have a “gang” to miss. Billy didn't have a “gang” when the war was going on and he doesn't have a gang in the present because he's not close to his friends or his family members. Vonnegut writes his novel in this manner in order to depict the imbalance of war and comradery as part of his anti-war
They both get a thrill out of acting traitorous. However, while they have that in common along with a mutual desire for each other, they have several differences. Winston dreams of the days before Big Brother and possess the desire to join the Brotherhood and bring down Big Brother. Julia, on the other hand, does not really understand the full concept of what she is rebelling against, and in fact, she does not really even care. Julia is younger than Winston and does not remember the time before the revolution while Winston can.
These decisions led to seclusion from society and the ones they loved. King Lear and Norma’s microcosms were based on distorted perceptions and caused the discrepancy between their old fashioned ways and their modern societies. Norma was ignorant to believe that she was still top dog in Hollywood and Lear was irrationally blind to his daughter’s
At the time of publication, Roman society relied heavily on the idea of various Gods and Goddesses in order to compensate for their lack of understanding of the physical world. Lucretius was opposed to this notion as he believed it encouraged false fears and irrationality. In reference to the suggestions of prophets, he says, “Only think what phantoms they can conjure up to overturn the tenor of your life and wreck your happiness with fear”. According to Lucretius, the belief in superstition results in hesitancy towards one’s own judgement. Considering the prevalence of superstition in Roman society,
They way he left Dido, breaking her heart, to go to Italy after they had been married (in Dido’s eyes) just seemed cruel and uncalled for. Though, after finishing The Aeneid I see Aeneas as neither a bad nor good man. The gods were the driving force of everything that happened behind Aeneas’s actions. Take for example Dido and Aeneas’s marriage. Juno, the wife of Jupiter had looked down and saw that Dido was fond of Aeneas and decided to have them married “in order to
tell me, that I may sack / The hateful mansion. / Drawing his sword” (Shakespeare III.iii.148-151). Romeo hates himself for being a Montague and wants to remove his name from his identity because it gives Juliet a reason to detest him. Romeo does not consider how his suicidal
“O Fortune, Fortune! All men call thee fickle./If thou art fickle, what dost thou with him.” (3.5.60-61). Juliet questions how men are calling her fickle and dedicating her life and her fate. She is referencing how her father, and thus the feud, have decided that she is not to marry a Montague, and instead suitor. Like above, Juliet is clearly unsatisfied by the undertakings of her parents, as a result of the feud.
How bad is forbidden love? It’s forbidden for a reason. People want what they can’t have and then when they get it, they have to face the consequences. The two star-crossed lovers in “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare decided to ignore the consequences and continue with their forbidden love. Romeo let immaturity, infatuation and impulsiveness become the death of himself, Juliet, and a few more characters.
So he really didn’t care that he was cheating on Daisy with Myrtle however he didn’t like the fact that Daisy was getting comfortable with James Gatsby. Monogamy was obviously a thing that wasn’t practiced at the Buchanan household. Love is a dangerous thing, in the end it could possibly be the death of you. Gatsby was just blinded by the love of a married woman. All he wanted was to go back to five years ago and relive it all over again.