He did not want the life-style for the people of Thebes to shift or modify regarding this stranger who wreaked havoc on the women of the city. Dionysus not only came many years later to pursue his revenge, but he came in disguise. What would convince Pentheus and the people of Thebes that he is a true God? Dionysus, the product of an illicit affair, is immature, fragile, and so power hungry that he lacks any wisdom a typical God would have. He is foolish and angry about his true nature and where he comes from.
Instead of becoming a tragic hero, he became a tragic fool; not only did he abdicate his throne, because he could not handle the pressure, he showed that was not fit to be a king, even if he was born for it. Shakespeare’s play, Richard II, portrays a king that was not born to be one and how thinking like a man could be a king’s ultimate flaw; because a king needs to be strong enough to handle the weight of the crown and selfless enough to be humble before his people. Shakespeare’s King Richard thought like a man instead of a king and this lead him to not only losing his title, but his credibility as a
When Borden consequently ramps up his efforts to deter Angier by attempting to murder him, Borden reveals he cares more for his title than for his morals. However, Borden does not stop there. When Angier creates a new act called In a Flash, the newspapers claim he is the greatest magician of the time; consequently, Borden loses his coveted title. In desperation, he commits one of the greatest sins in the magic community: he tampers with a magician’s equipment. In Angier’s finale, Borden steals himself backstage, shuts off the power to Angier’s finale apparatus, and consequently injures his rival.
Duke Frederick – alone with Oliver is the villain. He banishes his niece, Rosalind, from court without reason. And even Celia, his daughter, cannot mitigate his anger. Frederick mounts an army against his exiled brother but aborts his vengeful mission very suddenly, after he meets an old religious man on the road to the Forest of Ardenne. His sudden repentance and dedication to a monastic life as well as returning the crown to his brother, makes him the least satisfying of the characters.
To begin with, Harry Potter killed Voldemort confirmed by this passage, “Voldemort was dead, killed by his own rebounding curse, and Harry stood with two wands in his hand, staring down at his enemy’s shell” (Deathly Hallows, Rowling 596). Voldemort was an undefeatable wizard who had killed thousands of powerful heroes, yet Harry Potter was able to defeat him. While on the other hand, Odysseus did not defeat his enemies using his own power, even telling his own son, “Suppose Athena’ arm is over us, and Zeus her father’s, must I rack my brains for more?” (Homer 1109-1111). Odysseus did not rely on his own powers but mostly the power of the gods for ensured victory. Also, Harry Potter was prepared to sacrifice himself in order to save the Wizarding World saying, “I open at the close” (Deathly Hallows, Rowling 698).
In doing so, that would mean the the son of Hygelac would be stripped of his own inheritance, which is dishonorable in Beowulf’s eyes, and thus he declines the offer. The continued honor shown in Beowulf’s character shines through when Beowulf never mentions that Unferth’s trusted sword was no match for Grendel’s mother. Beowulf could have simply boasted how the sword was useless and ineffective against the female beast, yet he was silent out of respect for Unferth. Finally, during Beowulf’s time as ruler (fifty winters), another beast arrives: a dragon. This time, Beowulf is much older and is in a much weaker state than when he first defeated Grendel and his mother.
When he leaves he takes weapons, but they cannot save him. Knowing his strength is not enough anymore, he gives the battle his all, but he cannot survive it. Even with the help of young Wiglaf, a reflection of Beowulf’s younger self, he fails to uphold the ideal image set in his mind because he has been conquered finally by the dragon (3. 2419-2429). In the eyes of his people, though, he has been the ideal king and dies the most honorable death there
Surely, he doesn’t. Due to his incompetency, Louis Sears lacks the ability to understand their language, culture, and history. Including with that, he sent his report to Washington, and he falsely claimed that “Sarkhan is more firmly than ever on the side of America”; yet he hardly interacted with any of the natives (page 78). This imbecile’s ignorance is as repulsive as Homer Atkins’s liverish-freckled and veiny hands. Though, he had no desire to exterminate communism, he purposely intended to waste two years in Sarkhan, until federal judgeship opened up.
This is when the three strange apparitions of evil that I will refer to as the 'weird sisters ', the name which they gave themselves, appeared. This information had Came to Macbeth at the worst possible time, feeling physically and mentally defeated, despite winning for the King. This not only clouded his 5 conscience but made him weak in temptations while increasing his sense of ambition. Macbeth continuously refused to believe their prophecy that he would be Thane of
Creon on the other hand only believes that the state and to this extent his rules trump any rules set by the gods. This is strongly shown when he says to Teiresias: “Even if Zeus’ eagles should choose to seize his festering body and take it up, right to the throne of Zeus, not even then would I, in trembling fear of some defilement, permit that corpse a burial” (1160-1166). Creon’s extreme stubbornness to change his rules which conflict with the gods leads his ideals to conflict with Antigone’s who only believes that the body should be buried. Creon’s desecration of Polyneices’ body is shown how little he cares for the gods compared to himself showing him to be arrogant and stubborn, while Antigone is subservient to the gods and is willing to die to try to get the body