“She’s never loved you. She loves me.” This obviously states that the whole entire time Daisy has been lying about who she loves to herself and everyone. She wanted to do what was right for her and tom but no one can fool Gatsby, he knew that she still loved him. No one has to lie about that “true love” between them.
Vladimir Lenin once said “A lie told often enough becomes the truth.” When we as human beings lie enough, we start to convince ourselves that the tale is true. Author Miller wrote a play called The Crucible where he introduces us to characters going through tribulations, intwining themselves in a web of lies. Many of them are bombarded with words that make them convict themselves of things they did not do. When asked “are you a witch” if the answer was not “yes sir, but I want to come to God now” then they were to be killed.
Unlike the mentors in Romeo and Juliet, good mentors “[teach] the mentee to develop their own strengths, beliefs, and personal attributes”(Loretto). Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, had a shocking turn of events that were led by the decisions of the mentors. In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet’s parents are in an ancient grudge with each other, so Romeo and Juliet are star-crossed lovers. Some events of fate and the tragic flaws of the characters lead to the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet. While some may argue that Romeo and Juliet’s personalities are responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, it is actually the mentors’ fault because of the encouraged marriage, the complicated plan, and thoughtless consequences.
He also underlines that people have personal motives to accuse other because of their biases. Another example of this is in act III, when Proctor confesses to his act of adultery in order to save his wife from death, “God help me, I lusted and there is a promise in such sweat... My wife is innocent” (102). Proctor is attempting to accuse Abigail of faking all the accusations and affiliations with the devil because he knows that Abigail longs to remove Elizabeth from his life. His admission of adultery conveys his feelings of guilt and extreme love towards his wife Elizabeth.
Brian Price’s modern take of the code of chivalry supports the reasoning behind justifying such an obviously unprincipled act. Price (1997) claimed that “there are many places where compromise is expected; loyalty is not amongst them” and that one should “be known for unwavering commitment to the people and ideals [they] choose to live by.” Igraine chose to commit herself to her current husband, demonstrating the type of loyalty that the modern code of chivalry defined for knights. The majority of readers in the 21st century can not come to terms with Igraine’s nonchalant disposition to such an absurd situation, but loyalty is a place
According to Antigone, her brother Polyneices deserves equal treatment and burial just like Eteocles had. Antigone is openly honest when she says, “ Ismene, I am going to bury him” (Sophocles 191). Antigone has disregarded Creon’s rules and thinks the law is merely a suggestion. Antigone, however, is aware that crossing Creon will possibly ruin her reputation or get her killed, yet she is determined to carry out her plan.
Another good example was when Iago started convincing Othello that Desdemona might be being unfaithful to him, “Watch your wife. Watch how she is with Cassio. Just watch—don’t be either completely suspicious or completely trustful. I wouldn’t want to see you taken advantage of because you’re such an open and trusting guy” (Shakespeare Act 3, Scene 3, Line 200). Iago is making Othello doubt about his own wife making him believe that she is sleeping with Cassio or that she might start having a relationship with him.
His conscience still guilty from the murder he had committed. This feeling of guilt showing that Macbeth still had morals, as he did truly doubt the murder plan and had begun to have second thoughts on it. But even though he still felt guilt his power hungry ambition for absolute power was greater. He had even turned against his loyal partner, Banquo, as he was predicted to be the father of a long line of kings. Macbeth growing fear of losing power took over him and he sent murderers to kill Banquo and his son.
God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat " (Miller, Pg. 1206). This quote from act three shows how damaged Proctor was for even confessing to lechery. Just seeing how sentimental John Proctor really is shows how he would go out of his own way to save Elizabeth so that she could be reunited with her boys again. Within the story Elizabeth knows that since Proctor admitted to committing adultery that means he will be sentenced to be lynched. Later in The Crucible you come to find out that Elizabeth was happy that Proctor had the audacity to commit to such sin as well as to take his life for his actions.
Lady Macbeth persuades and manipulates Macbeth by pointing out his insecurities successfully and pressuring him into murdering the king. Along with this, Lady Macbeth also questions Macbeth’s manhood and masculinity when he does not want to carry out the plan when she says “When you durst do it, then you were a man;//And to be more than what you were, you would//Be so much more the man” (Shakespeare 1.7.49-51). By saying these things, Lady Macbeth persuades her husband to believe that murdering the king will be his redemption from being a