“To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day”, the repetition and personification used shows the significance is to show Macbeth 's discontent with life. Life no longer has meaning, now that the love of his life is dead. This also shows he doesn’t realize the contribution she made into making him a heartless killer and that now he is possibly oblivious to it all. Macbeth at the beginning was valued and was genuinely a noble man, where as to this point he has let himself be misguided to become a man of destruction now called a “tyrant, bloodier villain, dead butcher”. Macbeth refuses to take responsibility for all the pain he has caused and he doesn’t want to die without a fight, although this is the finish to all of Macbeths destruction he does not want to kill Macduff “Of all men else I have avoided thee; my soul is too much charged with blood of thine already” this metaphor used is showing how he already has so much blood on his hands, he doesn’t need any more, this can be seen as slight integrity but he still goes on to fight even though its already known of his deeds, “They have tied me to a stake; I cannot fly, but bear like I must fight the course”.
Another example of man being evil because of pride,is in Oedipus, Oedipus, while talking to his wife says, “But I account myself a child of Fortune, beneficent Fortune, and I shall not be dishonored.” Which although not as effective in hurting others is arrogant and evil because it shows how important he thinks he is by him putting others lower than himself. Which is evil and would make him an even worse option on a quest to the Holy Grail. Another example of Man’s natural evil is when, in Oedipus,Teiresias and Oedipus argue over a prophecy and Oedipus says “For, tell me, where have you seen clear, Teiresias, with your prophetic eyes? When the dark singer, the sphinx, was in your country, did you speak word of deliverance to its citizens?” Which is not only evil because it is making fun of someone with a disability just to validate making him, Oedipus, look better, but focuses on an event relevant a distant time ago, which shows he is so engulfed by his own success from twenty years ago and he has not done anything else with his
Creon’s weakness is shown when he is fearful of being undermined by Antigone because she is a women. The error in judgement that comes upon Creon is that Creon thinks thathis actions will not have consequences. The fact that Creon did not bury Polynices is a fault in him as the repercussion of not burying him resulted in the death and rebuttal of Antigone, Haemon, and Creon’s own wife. In Conclusion, Creon is the tragic hero of the story because through some weakness of character or error in judgment, brings doom upon himself he discovers the truth of his wrong choice and accept responsibility for his actions, he is a more admirable man in defeat than he was before and he gains stature through the way he meets catastrophe. Creon is the tragic
/ Up, sword, and know thou a more horrid hent” (Ham.3.3.85–88). By not taking advantage of the opportunity, Hamlet once again delays in fulfilling his vow to his father. Although, he is given a perfect opportunity to kill Claudius, his tendency to overthink often causes him to procrastinate in fulfilling his responsibility, therefore, becoming his major flaw. Another element of the Aristotelian tragic hero is the reversal of fate, or rather a change for the worse. He does possess the potential to claim the throne, restore order in the kingdom, and to keep his family in power of the crown.
Every human being is influenced by everyone else’s actions, how they act, react, and think. However, this society they are greatlyimpacted by holds them back to realize what is happening. Society is such a powerful thing in this world, it influences them to be better, but sometimes it influences them in a negative way. In conclusion, many people grew up in different environments they are all different from each other because they have experienced different things. They are all influenced by different things that’s how they become themselves.
Machiavelli insists that living a life deprived of sin is unsustainable given the corrupt nature of our peers, which justified immoral and unethical actions: “Because they [men, author’s note] are bad and do not keep their promises to you, you likewise do not have to keep yours to them” (65). Machiavelli thus advises princes to favor cruelty over mercy when balancing the two is not possible, since mercy will be abused and lead to the demise of the prince: ”men have less hesitation in injuring one who makes himself loved than one who makes himself hated” (62). Indeed, Hannibal and Scipio both possessed remarkable qualities with regards to military strategy. Yet, while Hannibal is remembered as a great leader, Scipio is not for the former gained unwavering respect through fear while the former failed to successfully establish his
In the passage, the narrator’s sarcasm reveals Prince Humperdinck’s true weakness when it comes to his strength. Prince Humperdinck feels like he's better than anything or anyone else but can’t do anything without someone else's help, therefore displaying he is a coward man. The authors sarcastic point of view, diction, and imagery proves The Prince is a coward. The narrator's point of view displays more of The Prince’s failure of recognizing he is not as superior as he thinks he is. “...and he sent his hirelings across the world to stock it for him.” The narrator wants to convey that he doesn’t have to do absolutely anything to get what he desires, but can get it, only because he is a prince.
Instead, he must be cruel only when necessary to avoid greater wrongs. Even his assertion that the leaders of armies must be cruel is based on the maintenance of discipline, for undisciplined armies harm innocent citizens—or even the ruler himself. The most cynical of Machiavelli‘s statement is his assertion that people are quicker to forgive the death of a loved one than the confiscation of their property—there could be no bleeker assessment of raw human selfishness. Surrounded by people like these, a prince is indeed safer if he can control them by fear, because love is so fleeting and
The concept of blindly placing trust in people can result in much suffering which Shakespeare shows through the integration of character development between Gloucester and Lear in his play King Lear. This teaches people to seek the truth before making ignorant decisions. Gloucester was blinded his temporary emotional instabilities and failed to make an attempt to closely examine his situation. Ultimately causing him to be deceived by Edmund. Equally, when those who thoughtlessly give away all of their power to others, they suffer from the mistreatment of their own kind.
This soliloquy has relations to other soliloquies from the play. When Hamlet becomes a thinker, he calls himself a coward for not taking action. “Even if he depreciates himself sometimes as a coward for not killing Claudius, Hamlet demonstrates his bravery in these two confrontations.”(De-yan) Just like the soliloquy in Act II, Hamlet beats himself up for not being able to go forth with his actions of killing his uncle, Claudius. “Thus conscience does make cowards of us all, and thus the native hue of resolution is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought,”(Act III, Scene 1, Lines 90-92) The idea of overthinking is what caused Hamlet to become a coward. He thought about precise details which lead to him not taking action at the