That event caused the house of Atreus to be under an eternal curse by the gods. However, it must be noted that within Thyestes, the gods are not present in the action because they did not need to be. Therefore, the fate of the curse will cause their downfall. Similarly in Richard III, Richard has vaulting ambition to become king which makes him evil, causing him to commit the murder of people who are in the way of him obtaining power. For example, the princes, who see through Richard’s schemes, are murdered by his orders.
In the book, Lord of the Flies, Golding exhibits how absolute power corrupts absolutely. Ralph confronts Jack, in a fight for authority, claiming that Jack is a, “beast and a swine and a bloody, bloody thief” (Golding 177). The desire for power breaks the boys’ fragile civilization and causes strife between both leaders. The fight for power between leaders displays, not only, a loss of moral but also an inverse relationship. Another way that Golding proves the contention “absolute power corrupts absolutely” right, is the way he shows the corrupt tactics people and leaders use as a sly way to gain followers.
As is described by Mitchell, “The city is his possession, he struts through it, arrogant, his head raised high, trampling its citizens like a wild bull” (72). Gilgamesh is the worst ruler to have. He is arrogant, he disregards everyone, and he even exploits both males and females for his own desires. However, later on in his life, a change in personality is seen in Gilgamesh. He took it upon himself to help rescue the world, “’ Now we must travel to the Cedar Forest, where the fierce Humbaba lives.
Yet, Odysseus ignores them and respond to the monster by shouting “Kyklops,/if ever mortal man inquire/how you were put to shame and blinded, tell him/Odysseus, raider of cities, took your eye:/Laertes’ son, whose home is Ithaca!” (Book 9, Lines 548 - 552) Odysseus makes a very large tactical mistake; he tells Polyphemos’ that his is “Odysseus … Laertes’ son.” Odysseus demonstrates recklessness and selfishness because he wishes to take credit for “put[ing] Polyphemos to shame”. In addition by saying “raider of cities” it give him a more self-important look. All of which is extremely egoistical, not to mention
King Lear is about political authority as much as it is about the power of family and its’ dynamics. Lear is not only a father but also a king, and when he gives away his authority to the unworthy and evil Goneril and Regan, he gives not only himself and his family but all the people of Britain into cruelty and chaos. As the two wicked sisters satiate their demand for power and Edmund begins his own rising, the kingdom collapses into civil clash, and we realize that Lear has destroyed not only his own authority but all authority in Britain. The reliable, hierarchal order that Lear initially represents falls apart and disorder consumes the dimension. The failure of authority in the face of chaos recurs in Lear’s excursions on the heath during the storm.
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Therefore, this scene is a big reflector for the society and corruption. Also, in Hard Boiled, one of the main characters says that everything ends except war. Moreover, the movies includes harsh justice criticism because event the protagonist is a policeman, he does not obey the authority and he defends that killing a person for revenge will secure the justice. For example, authorities criticized the policeman in The Killer for that. Nevertheless he killed the antagonist at the end of the movie and got his revenge.
The conflict of “Hop Frog” is how a King went to a small village and abducted two of the people there (Hop Frog and Trippetta). The King wanted them as his jesters which they were not happy about. Trippetta and Hop Frog decided to make a plan to escape (which they did) after they set almost everyone in the castle on fire. The conflict of “Hop Frog” leads the reader to know how angry Trippetta and Hop Frog were from being taken from their home. Hop Frog was a “cripple” so the conflict also helped the reader understand how bad they wanted to get out of that castle.
Kino lets the power of the pearl corrupt him and lead him to create a growing mess of careless choices, thus making him responsible for his family’s plight. From the moment the pearl falls in the hands of Kino, disaster sparks up. This is noticed by Juana, as she unsuccessfully
Jack’s desire to become the chief over the tribe causes him to harm Ralph with his spear: “Viciously, with full intention, he hurled his spear at Ralph” (181). It represents a symbol of power for Jack, causing greed to overcome him, making him think that he’s capable of killing the beast, but in society, evil cannot kill evil, showing that corrupt politicians will always exist within our government. In addition, the spear symbolizes the evil does when the controls of civilization are released, ultimately resulting in the downfall of society. Although the savagery use of the spear is also established by Ralph during the pig hunt, Ralph is more repressed and despite his ideas towards the civilization, he also has an evil side. Jack’s complete savagery regarding the dominance of power through the spear replaces Ralph’s disciplined community on the island.