The novel Watership Down is a book about finding home. Home is a tough subject to tackle. What is home? How does one make home? In the book, home is where the people you care about are.
A boy from my second grade class boasted about owning the world’s highest jump and, once challenged by another student, proved it to us by leaping off the playground swing while it was at its maximum height. The results were a broken leg and the regrets of an act of arrogance. Guy de Maupassant's short story “The Necklace,” Edgar Allen Poe’s short story “The Cask of Amontillado,” and Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, illustrate a shared theme on excessive pride resulting in self-sabotage. Arrogance stems detriment.
Losing Doodle “It's okay to lose your pride over someone you love. Don't lose someone you love over your pride. ”(Unknown) Pride is a powerful thing. It can kill and raise up, it can keep you from admitting your wrong.
In the play Macbeth, written by Shakespeare himself in 1606, unnatural and ironic events occur. In the play, Shakespeare attempts to show how ambition and contradiction can lead to terrible consequences: for example, by Macbeth trying to secure his place as King on the throne, he ends up not only losing his life but also his place as King. During the play “Macbeth” Shakespeare creates two characters named Lady Macbeth and Macbeth whose relationship is once based off love, later on in the story begins to be based off power. In some situations, women can be the downfall of men as Lady Macbeth is to Macbeth in the play “Macbeth”. Lady Macbeth is power hungry and wants to be king but can’t due to her gender.
We are all entitled to our own opinions and no matter what we all view things differently such as pride. If someone were to ask a group of people what pride is, each person would likely give different answers. To help get a better understanding, pride can be a feeling, deep pleasure, or satisfaction derived of one’s own achievements, possessions, or qualities that are widely admired according to the google dictionary. Sure pride may not seem like a bad thing but what about when we have too much?
It’s no surprise, that Shakespeare’s Macbeth was clearly constructed as a rebellion against femininity roles of the time. During the Elizabethan era, women were raised to believe they were inferior to men since men obtained desired masculine qualities such as strength, and loyalty, whereas women were viewed as figures of hospitality (1; 6; 28-31). Obviously, not being tempted by the luxury of subservient women, William Shakespeare rebuked this twisted belief, applying that women deserve more respect than their kitchen tables.
In the beginning Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Lady Macbeth was a ruthless and masculine woman. She showed the audience that, mentally and emotionally, she was stronger than Macbeth. Although as the story started to continue the audience began to see that she was becoming mentally insane. Throughout the story there was also evidence of shakespeare showing the more masculinity you had the more cuel you became.
Passion can be obtained and perceived in a multitude of ways. In a pursuit of passion, one must be willed strong enough to overcome inferior qualities that invariably accompany the pursuit. As portrayed by Shakespeare in his play Macbeth, the pursuit of passion can bring the most harm to those who belittle their actions to a sense of being harmless. Throughout the play, Macbeth’s ambition to succeed his passion slowly overtakes his morality and presently leads to consequences with dire results. On the pursuit of passion, ambition is bound to be a component.
Love is a special emotion that is inherited by everyone. However, as expressed by the writers of Macbeth, Wuthering Heights, and My Last Duchess, love can expressly get destructive. Sometimes, there appears to be no balance of power between the relationships of men and women. Ambition plays an extensive factor in the disruption of love. Macbeth had to overcome several obstacles as a result of his ambition.
Conscience has been in each person since the day they were born. The brain does not let the body do things when the conscience is effected by an action. There have been studies done to prove this fact. The play “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare proves these facts to the reader through the protagonist, Macbeth. Macbeth learns important truths about life throughout the play.
A person who experiences unresolved guilt is usually plagued by their guilty conscience. They find it hard to concentrate or enjoy their life until it is resolved. In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, guilt has a profound influence on the conscience of the characters. Many of the characters in the play experience extreme guilt about their actions throughout their rise to power, which contributes to their downfall. In the play, Shakespeare established the the of guilt and conscience through the characters of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, and Macduff.