He was noble and wise. He may not of been born into royalty or nobleness but after being in the war and being loved by the king of Rome, I consider that to be of nobleness. His fatal flaw was loving his family because if he hadn’t talked about wanting to go home to his them or having them as a weakness at all, he never would’ve been so threatened. He makes the mistake of making an enemy of Commodus, the son of the King of Rome. Maximus refused to swear his loyalty to Commodus which put a target on Maximus’ back.
She does what she is told, not questioning why, but accepting that that is the way that things are to be. Though gaining the approval of her father and others who believe in the patriarchal system, Ophelia makes herself extremely vulnerable by doing this. It’s almost as if she is begging someone to manipulate her, which is exactly what happens. “The king, queen, and Polonius continue their plan of uncovering the reason for Hamlet's madness by using Ophelia as a decoy” (Wright). In the end, by obeying her family
Dalloway, Sir William Bradshaw craves power and seeks it as he persuades Septimus that he is not mad, viewing him as more of a science experiment rather than a patient to cure. His rejection of the prospect of “madness” and desire to move Septimus away from Reisza reveals he cares little for Reisza and Septimus’s marriage, instead favoring his own personal gain. However, his title as doctor and posh car allow him to coerce Reisza into agreeing to send Septimus away, despite Septimus 's own objections. Again, this creates a paradox of power as status is abused to gain authority, which in turn, leads to more power and an increased status. Likewise, throughout Their Eyes Were Watching God, wealth allows Joe, Janie’s husband and mayor of their contemporary town, to coerce others into adhering to his command.
I shall never let criminals excel good men in honor.” (236- 244) In this quote we can see that Creon is deliberately going against divine law for the sole purpose of trying to drive Thebes away from the destruction of the war and helping it thrive, making it steady. He is mostly trying so hard to prove his position in society because he has just become king, and he needs people to respect his authority as well as obey it. He claims in Pg.50 that “It’s my job to rule this land. There is no one else.”(885-886) This shows that not only is Creon committed to right the state but to also be the only one to accomplish it, seeing as how he is king. Antigone's second motivation, and perhaps one we can most relate to, is her devotion to her family.
Cassius never wanted to be below or feel less than anybody. Cassius believed that Caesar was too weak compared to him and that he was more worthy of having the power Caesar had. To make advancements in his personal agenda, Cassius manipulated several senators into thinking Julius Caesar was a threat to Rome’s
The ideal leader is neither loved nor hated, but respected. He cannot be too generous, because that increases people 's expectations of him and it is impossible to keep buying the people 's love as the price gets too high. Yet, the prince should not be hated due to his violent nature, because that rises up. The prince should act in ways that keep him in power and maintain his own power. He should be able to read the character and motives of others in order to use them for his own ends.
However, Claudio continues through the alliteration of “Sweet sister, let me live.” This causes Isabella to feel disappoints towards her brother as she would expect him to be better, “you are not the son of my father”, Isabella says this as she begins to express the feeling that Claudio does not deserve to be live. Since, the only opportunity for him to live was to dishonour herself. Therefore, Isabella strongly believe that it would better for Claudio to die that way she is can still pure and her future career would not be ruin. This is when Isabella selfishness comes into
Macbeth deeply regrets his murder of Duncan because he realizes that Banqos stratagem is so superior that he will have to make no sacrifices to ensure his son’s kingship, while Macbeth had to endure so much pain only to gain an unfruitful kingship. Macbeth was forced to go against his moral code, suffering so much from regret to gain his short kingship, but because of his fear of Banqo’s abilities, he is worried that Banqo’s son will be able to easily attain the throne. He remarks on Banqo’s abilities that he “hath the wisdom that doth guide his valor to act in safety.” (58-59) Macbeth knows that Banqo is not so irrational and risky as Macbeth, and that his logical and rational thinking will lead him to not take so many risks while also ensuring his sons kingship. Macbeth risked imprisonment
She cares about Juliet’s wellbeing and happiness and doesn’t want her to be hankering over her loss. Juliet feels betrayed by the nurse and decides to discontinue her conversations of love with her, she becomes independent and doesn’t go to her for advice after the nurse’s persuasive speech about Paris. The nurse knew Juliet should’ve ran away with Romeo but her place in the Capulet household made her act like she wanted Juliet to marry Paris. She hid her honest advice from Juliet and did her duty of protecting her. The nurse’s role in the play influenced Romeo and Juliet’s relationship by bringing them
Relentless and obedient is what makes Macbeth who she is. She will do everything in her power for her husband to gain the same status she has and “Yet do I fear thy nature/It is too full o’th’ milk of human kindness/ To catch the nearest way. Thou wouldst be great,/Art not without ambition, but without/ The illness should attend it” (1.1.15-20). This soliloquy is written about the ambition of her intentions. She knows her husband isn’t capable of violence and crime to achieve what he wants so she explains that he is to soft-hearted.
These sorts of character serve a particular purpose in the context of the plays. They are a foil against which the plights of the true focuses can be highlighted. Ismene, Antigone’s sister, is presented as the typical woman of the age. As such she is entirely against Antigone’s plan to act against the state. She asks her sister, “Shall we not perish wretchedest of all, / If in defiance of the law we cross / A monarch 's will?” (_Antigone).