Did the witches have such supernatural powers which overpowered him as soon as he came into their contact? Or were all the stories of his bravery fake? The war and Macbeth’s win was perhaps designed by the witches to control Macbeth in a way to push him towards his ambition of murdering the monarch for monarchy! Macbeth comes in front of us as a very indecisive man. He cannot even question the witches first, it is banquo who interrogates them.
Men made all decisions for women; in doing so, men control women’s fate. For Cunegonde, being ravished was only the beginning to her suffering and oppression. She gets rescued from the Bulgar by a Bulgar captain, but only because the captain noticed the lack of respect his soldier showed him. Once again, Cunegonde’s thoughts and opinions are completely worthless to those in charge. The Bulgar captain decides her fate for her by taking her as a prisoner of the war; he thought her “pretty as well as useful” (41).
The book The Spy by Clive Cussler is about a private detective named Isaac Bell and takes place just prior to WWI in 1908. Isaac is in the midst of several spies who are discretely killing scholars invested in the work of dreadnaughts for the marines of the United States of America. Each of these spies is from a different country including Germany, Ireland, and Japan, without a clear understanding of who employs them. Isaac Bell needs to put an end to these killings before the world ends up in a war, leaving America in the dust. In the book The Spy, Clive Cussler makes it effortless for the reader to evaluate the characters, make predictions, and question many events.
I think they were imaging it because it never describes the person in the story. It just says a masked figure. “And now was acknowledged the presence of the Red Death. He had come like a thief in the night.” I think the people in these stories both feel guilty, that’s why they are imagining stuff. The narrator from “The Tell-Tale Heart” felt guilty from killing the old man and the people from the Prince’s country probably felt guilty because they tried to get away from the disease and left everyone else out in the
Law Abiding Citizen In the movie Law Abiding Citizen, Clyde Shelton is seeking revenge on the American Justice System because in his mind, justice hasn’t been served. Clyde was an innocent and honorable family man until his wife and child were brutally raped and murdered right in front of him where he was helpless and couldn’t fight back or help them, leaving him emotionally scarred for the rest of his life. One of the men who broke into his home were convicted and given the death penalty and the other who actually did the killing and raping got off easy with only a few years in prison. Because of this and the event Clyde was forced to experience, his mental stability is not intact and he feels he has to do a number of things to prove
Ned was a slave owned by a man named Samuel Smith. Ned was a minor character, but his death was significant, and it led to Tim becoming neutral. In chapter ten, the British had marched into Redding to detain the Patriots. While attacking Captain Starr’s house, Tim witnessed something brutal and traumatizing: “He [the british soldier] slid his sword into Ned’s stomach, and then jerked it free. Ned staggered around, still raising his gun up for the shot.
The Unredeemed Captive (1995), a non-fiction book by American author and historian John Putnam Demos, is the true story of a kidnapping that shocked colonial Massachusetts. In February 1704, during the French and Indian War, a Native war party descended on the village of Deerfield and abducted Puritan minister John Williams and his family. Although Williams was eventually released, his daughter shocked the colonials by choosing to stay with her captors, eventually marrying into the Mohawk tribe. Exploring themes of colonial politics, the complex relationship between colonists and the native population, and the religious dynamics of colonial America, The Unredeemed Captive was widely praised for its extensively researched narrative. It won the
In order to comprehensively describe Solomon’s life, it is significant to describe Gabriel’s life so as to picture Solomon’s life clearly. When he becomes a young man, Gabriel joins the rebel army in his country of birth; however, he later on loses control of his troop members who destroy completely an innocent village which eventually leads him to witness how the government soldiers murdered his entire family. Having no family member left, Gabriel ran away from his country and courageously finds his way to England. Arriving in England, Gabriel first meets a British young girl called Demise who later on accuses him falsely to having raped him. Despite the fact that he believes that he did nothing wrong as it is in the extract “no matter what anybody might say?
Even attendants are allowed extraordinary immunities, but when they break the law of nations they are liable. At his trial, Sá contended that he was immune from prosecution, first because he was the brother of the ambassador and secondly, that he was authorized to act as an ambassador in his brother’s absence, as shown by letters provided by the King of Portugal. He relied exclusively on the second reason, but it was found that he had no official function and only accompanied his brother out of curiosity. The court rejected Sá’s arguments and the court found him and four of his attendants guilty of murder and they were sentenced to be hanged. Although diplomatic immunity did not protect Sá, the Convention 1961 would now cloak him with
Love creates loyalties, which the government might not have the power to control. Winston mentioned that the government’s “real, undeclared purpose was to remove all pleasure from the sexual act” which restricted Winston before he had his sexual endeavours with Julia (Orwell 65). The power of human nature overwhelmed Winston, leading him to making rebellious statements with his relationship. Not only is sex itself illegal, the means which Winston and Julia took to perform the act is extremely bold. Both Winston and Julia had to illegally leave the city to meet up in the secluded woods and in Mr. Charrington’s apartment.