Her blood was royal, and about one hundred generations of her family had ruled before she was even born. But for the blood to remain pure, incest was practiced. She was married to her brother, Ptolemy XIII, who was ten years old. The fate of the kingdom was left in Cleopatra?s and Ptolemy XIII?s hands. Despite how young the two were, they were raised to co rule and be king and queen, and they were also highly educated.
After the exile of Oedipus, Creon became the king of Thebes, which placed a lot of power in his hands. With this sudden shift in authority, Creon's tragic flaw becomes more noticeable. When in an argument with Haemon, Creon's son, he states his position on the opposite sex, “If we must fall from power, let that come at some man’s hand—at least, we won’t be called inferior to any women” (353). This reveals his excessive pride, hubris, because he worries that his image would be tarnished if ever doing something imposed by a women. With this condescending perspective, he is led to believe that he is above all others, which leads to his free choice.
The goddess was known to be jealous of Hercules, and extended to great lengths to make life difficult for him. Similarly, Petruchio begins to act deranged when he arrived to his wedding, only harming his reputation and family name, not his bride. In this allusion, Hera seems to be a representation of Katherine, while his murdered wife is a symbol for Petruchio’s ruined reputation after making a fool of himself to improve Katherine’s
Her stepmother was jealous of all this beauty and goodness, for her own daughter was not pretty at all. -Text Evidence. The motif or archetype I chose is Villain. The culture it originated from is Politics because Ye- Chenś stepmother is trying to be a monarch because she is cruel so that 's how I knew villain was supposed to be in the politics section.
She didn’t like the fact that he was just showing off her body to those men, it was not a suitable thing for a queen to do. Vashti refused to come and to be shown off like some common concubine. She behaved with haughty dignity when she refused the king 's command, but unfortunately her answer was given in front of the officers of the empire, and she paid the price for humiliating the king. Xerxes, still half-drunk, acted hastily. On the advice of his councilors, he made the situation worse by making it publically known that Vashti was to be banished.
But after about seven years she had been crowned king and taken full power as a co-ruler with Thutmose III, with Hatshepsut playing the role as the more dominant king. The most prominent aspect leading to her success consisted of her handpicked and loyal officials, most of whom controlled key exponents of her government (Tyldesley pars. 2-3). Fearing that the people would revolt against her rule, Hatshepsut spoke out and stated that her rise to power had been prophesized some eighty years before. She also told her people that she was a demi-goddess and that she was conceived when the god Amon had impregnated her mother.
Take Pompey for example, he threatened his power and Caesar not only went and killed him but also his sons. Some people may or may not know this but Caesar’s daughter, Julia Caesar, was married to Pompey and so him and Caesar were related. In Act I Scene ii he says to Antony that Cassius has a “lean and hungry look.” This goes to show that Caesar doesn’t trust some people even by the looks of them. If Caesar were to take power this idea might get the best of him and there’s no telling how many people he would have disposed of just because it looked like Caesar couldn’t trust them. This is another example of ethos and is talking about Caesar and how he views different
She proved to be a major obstruction to Gwendolen and Jack 's marriage due to her disapproval of Jack 's birth despite his love for Gwendolen and commitment to being married. Through Algernon and Lady Bracknell, Oscar Wilde was effectively able to criticize Victorian ideologies such as marriage as well as upper class
Most of the time, when you try to keep a big secret, you have to tell lies. Juliet told lies to keep her love for Romeo a secret. Juliet tells a lie to Lady Capulet, “Indeed, I never shall be satisfied. With Romeo, till I behold him—dead—.” Juliet is telling Lady Capulet that she is grieving the death of Tybalt not the banishment of Romeo. Lady Capulet thinks that Juliet hates the Montagues as much as she does.
‘Plath perceives the domestic life as restrictive and a complete obliteration of her own self-worth’. Using ideas of feminist theory from the critical anthology to inform your argument, to what extent do you agree with this view? As a female poet subject to 1960’s patriarchy, Plath’s domestic and professional claustrophobia were inevitable. Married to the successful poet, Ted Hughes, she was incessantly reminded of the artistic restraints assigned to equally talented females. Plath’s poetry, looking particularly at her ‘Collected Poems’, illustrates the consequential disorientation and loss of identity caused by such patriarchal dominance, demonstrating sentiments of disgust as she is forced to adopt certain gender stereotypes in ‘Morning Song’ (1961).