Past and Future In the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Roger Chillingworth uses contrasting tones and diction while communicating his view of his past and future with his spouse Hester Prynne. As a secret cuckold in a puritan community, Chillingworth can not go about life with Hester as he did before, nor does he want to. At the same time, he acts understanding of Hester 's adultery and even takes part of the blame, but he insists on having vengeance on her lover. Chillingworth initially admits to his faults for ruining Hesters youth. He says, “... having given my best years to feed the hungry dream of knowledge-- what had I do with youth and beauty like thine own!” (1).
Athena thought that this could be even more dangerous then the wars he had won, so she made him look and act like an old beggar. Odysseus went through the trouble to get his wife Penelope to choose him instead of one of the 108 suitors. The only way for Penelope to know how to choose the right suitor or Odysseus was to string Odysseus’ bow and shoot one arrow through twelve axes. When all this is happening Odysseus’ son Telemachus is in the shed, his mother to keep him safe put him there. Telemachus knew that the old beggar was his father Odysseus from the first time he saw him.
The man washing his horse would be a flat character he is not described much, but I do believe he plays an important role that leads Belisa to her passion of writing. El Mulato is the antagonist; he almost kills Belisa because he thought she was a witch. The dynamic character is Colonel After meeting Belisa his life is changed forever. The Colonel seems to be in a trance over the words that Belisa spoke. 2.
Hamlet is appalled at the revelation that his father has been murdered, and the alleged spirit of the former king tells him that the only “villain” to blame is Claudius “who now wears his crown”. Hamlet’s worst fears about his uncle are confirmed. The ghost exhorts Hamlet to seek revenge, telling him that Claudius has corrupted Denmark and corrupted Gertrude, having taken her from the pure love of her first marriage and seduced her in their incestuous union. But the ghost urges Hamlet not to act against his mother in any
The ambitious and manipulated Macbeth reflects Shakespeare’s message in Macbeth that too much ambition leads to ruin. “Behold where stands Th’ usurper’s cursed head”(5.8,65-66) Macbeth meets his fated end by the hands of Macduff due to his overconfidence from the prophecy the witches told him. Macbeth is influenced by the witches and his wife, but in the end, his ambition and greed for power brought him to his end. From Macbeth as a character, we know that Shakespeare intended to show that too much ambition is bad. “Reverence toward the gods must be safeguarded.
Hamlet finds out that this was a setup of Claudius and Polonius to spy on him, so they can find out if he is truly mad. All of Hamlet’s comments towards Ophelia suggest that he feels betrayed. Hamlet and Ophelia showed each other true love but both were mad after their fathers’ deaths. Hamlet was acting mad to have revenge while Ophelia was truly mad. During Ophelia’s funeral, Hamlet stated “I loved Ophelia; forty thousand brothers could not with all their quantity of love make up my sum”, expressing his true feelings towards her.
In Act 1, Scene 1, Iago presents a couple of different reasons for hating Othello. First, he is upset because Othello overlooks him for lieutenant and instead designates Michael Cassio to the position. In addition, Iago speculates that his wife, Emilia, is cheating on him with “the Moor.”. In Act 1, Scene 3, Iago expresses his anger by saying, “I hate the Moor:/And it is thought abroad, that ‘twixt my sheets /He has done my office: I know if’t be true;/ But I, for mere suspicion in that kind,/ Will do as if for surety” (1.3.389-393). By saying “he has done my office” Iago presumes that Othello has been sleeping in his bed and fulfilling his duties; he distrusts Othello, Emilia, and all
However, this turns to hate for the witches as he is double crossed by them and they start telling him prophecies such as “Be bloody, bold, and resolute. Laugh to scorn the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth.” Which gives him a false sense of security that eventually is ruined by learning that Macduff was cut out of the womb instead of a regular birth (IV,I,79-81). The double meanings of the witches’ prophecies are always learned to late by Macbeth and one that originally gives hope to Macbeth
Macbeth is a play about subterfuge and trickery. Macbeth, his wife, and the three Weird Sisters are linked in their mutual refusal to come right out and say things directly. Instead, they rely on implications, riddles, and ambiguity to evade the truth. Macbeth’s ability to manipulate his language and his public image in order to hide his foul crimes makes him a very modern-seeming politician. However, his inability to see past the witches’ equivocations—even as he utilizes the practice himself—ultimately leads to his downfall.
2. 255, 287). Hamlet gives himself away with these comments, because he is directly speaking out about Claudius’s crime and his mother’s unfaithfulness. These comments not only affirm Claudius’s previous suspicion of Hamlet’s motives, but cause Claudius to form a hoax of his own to get rid of Hamlet and his ‘madness’ for good. Claudius decides to send his nephew to England because he recognizes that Hamlet isn’t mentally crazy just revenge crazy.
Bluebeard snaps at his wife demanding the key, only to find that it’s been used. In fear, the young wife tries to make up a lie to scrub off the blood stain but it was too late. The man who she thought was a “civil gentlemen” was actually a beast behind his blue beard. All this time no one knew where his previous mistresses had gone and now it’s been discovered. Bluebeard was a murderer!