Firstly, Henri is fascinated by the Emperor – all his actions, moves, and words seem to be the proof of his greatness. Emperor’s words bear a special significance for Henri. Napoleon’s phrases and expressions appear to be the wise aphorisms at first, however, later he starts to realise how empty and insignificant they are. On the example of Henri's attitude change towards Napoleon's words, we can see how changes his attitude towards the Emperor in general. The author strives to emphasise Bonaparte’s hunger for glory, his desire to reach his goals at any price.
Creon had his chance at a 'Happily Ever After ' if he could only control his obstinacy. Of course, the king 's pride clouds his judgment and leads to his utter downfall and cataclysmic realization of his faults. Through his story, it is evident that Creon is the tragic hero of the story Antigone because he exhibits the traits of stature, hamartia, and catharsis. Antigone, Ismene, Haimon, Eurydice, and a strong kingdom all stand tall by Creon as his most prized possessions loving family. Resembling all things in life, these valuables were not easily gained- but can be easily lost.
The main character with power and wealth in the novel is Tom Buchanan, and he uses his control to gain power over others. He displays this control when he manipulates those of the lower class, and he tries to dominate his relationships. The struggle between the power and powerless in the novel develops into a battle between the upper and lower classes. The main powerful and wealthy character, Tom Buchanan, uses his power to hurt other people, and he does not care who it is. For example, Tom Buchanan has a very powerful status, which attracts Myrtle because she strives to be in the upper class.
The age old adage that “laughter is the best medicine” appears as a recurring theme in Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Laughter is proven throughout the novel to be a symbol of the strength the men of the ward acquire through McMurphy’s influence. The occurrence and genuinity of laughter among the patients evolves throughout the book, paralleling the evolution the men experience due to McMurphy’s revolutionism. R.P. McMurphy as a character is representative of the individualism and autonomy that the patients lack.
At the beginning of the play, Othello is confident. But underneath his air of eloquence and dignity, he secretly internalizes insults about his race. However, Othello still perceives himself to be an important and desirable man given his prestigious position and military successes. By feeding Othello lies laced with his racial insecurities, Iago conflicts him. Iago says that Othello drastically changes “with his poison”: Dangerous conceits are in their natures poisons, Which at the first are scarce found to distaste, But with a little act upon the blood Burn like the mines of sulfur.
Another early example of Situational Irony is the faith that Duncan has on Macbeth. Duncan has all the rights and reason to trust Macbeth because he has done so many great things for him but he never accounted for his most loyal subject to betray him. Furthermore, the biggest example of situational irony throughout the play is Macbeth’s kingship. This is true because after he received his coronation, for that short period of time he enjoys being king. But as time went by, he became more paranoid then he has been all along, especially after the murder of Banquo when Macbeth says “Prithee, see there!
Hotspur is seen honourably through the eyes of King Henry the IV. The King’s speech to the people of his court provides a clear understanding of how Hotspur is seen as an honourable and heroic man. The King proclaims his jealousy of Lord Northumberland for having Hotspur as an honourable son, “Yea, there thou mak’st me sad and mak’st me sin / In envy that my Lord Northumberland…” (1.1.77-78). The King sees Hotspur as a man of honour and a person respected by others, “A son who is the theme of honour's tongue” (1.1.80), while he views his own son as a disappointment, “See riot and dishonour stain the brow / Of my young Harry”
He continues by saying “as he was/ valiant, I honour him: but, as he was ambitious, I/ slew him (3.2.27-28).” Through these words he shows the people what he is capable of doing and how conflicts must be resolved. In contrast, Antony is trying to make Brutus sound like an imposter and he constantly repeats the phrase “Brutus is an honorable man (3.2.91).” When he uses this phrase in such sentences it slowly starts to sound sarcastic or stretched. “He was my friend, faithful and just to me:/ But Brutus says he was ambitious;/And Brutus is an honourable man (3.2. ).” Antony continues his debate by giving examples of the great treasures Caesar has brought Rome.
Another thing they also have in common is after they get power they do bad things with the power they have. Cassius is a senator in Shakespeare 's “Julius Caesar.” He is jealous of Julius Caesar because of all the power and love he gets, as shown in the quote "Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world Like a Colossus, and we petty men Walk under his huge legs and peep about." This quote basically states that cassius is tired of Julius being better and that he thinks they should not be beneath him. Cassius also seeks to get his own power. To achieve this he manipulates Brutus as shown by this quote, “Well, Brutus, thou art noble; yet, I see, Thy honourable metal may be wrought From that it is disposed: therefore it is meet That noble minds keep ever with their likes; For who so firm that cannot be seduced?” This quote shows that Cassius believes he has power over Brutus and that he will eventually be
These characters are known to be noble and flawed individuals. Both Macbeth and Snape are known to be very noble men, thus showing that they are tragic heroes. King Duncan first describes Macbeth as a “valiant cousin, worthy gentleman” (1.2.23), showing he is seen as an honorable man by even those in the highest ranks. Despite his hate for Harry's father, Snape's loyalty to Dumbledore to keep harry safe no matter what is what makes him so noble. This is seen when harry looks into the Pensieve using Snape's tear, and sees that Dumbledore says” you shall be the one to kill me, Severus.