At this point, his mind is so distant that he is willing to kill to gain power even if it is his best friend’s life being taken. This idea is expressed in the article “Macbeth; Shakespeare for students” the author mentions, “to become completely remorseless in his bid for the crown, even to the point at which he eliminates not only his competitors for the throne but their progeny as well?”(Hacht). The author clearly expresses the fact that he is completely remorseless which shows that Macbeth’s morals are truly gone. Macbeth can not become any more corrupted. He has reached his point of no return.
However, Hamlet thought Claudius is behind the arras, so he kills him (Polonius) directly. After Polonius, the conflict between Gertrude and Hamlet became fiercer and Hamlet lost himself more. From the personal view, Polonius’s death is one of the victims in this revenge, but this is also what he deserves because he used to be the Old King’s councillor whereas he is helping Old King’s murder to hurt Old King’s son. He is smart but he is not loyal, therefore, he died in the right path.
He could’ve easily have forced them to leave because of how powerful he is. He shows violence and no mercy towards almost everything. Odysseus resorts to violence in all situations to get what he needs done. He contradicts himself when talking to Polyphemus about eating his own guests because in reality, he most likely would´ve killed anyone who stepped foot into his home. ¨That left Odysseus waiting in his hall as Athena helped him plot the slaughter of the suitors.¨ (19.
After some confrontation from Teiresias(a prophet),and Creon’s son Haimon who is also set to marry Antigone, Creon decides that he is wrong about putting Antigone to death. By the time he realizes this Antigone is already dead, and because of Antigone's death Haimon kills himself which causes his mother to also kill herself.
After his death Cassius and Brutus flee Rome later to battle with the leaders of Rome and both eventually die. What the conspirators used to kill Caesar was a knife. The conspirators did not express their feelings about how they thought Caesar was becoming too ambitious and would not be a good ruler. The only way for them to get rid of Caesar was to kill
But once Brutus hears about this, he knows that he is good as dead, so he tries one more desperate attempt to save himself by waging war. But that night, Caesar’s ghost haunts him in his dreams. Then the next day, both Cassius Brutus know that there is no longer anything they can do, so Cassius kills himself using the sword he used to kill Caesar. Then, Brutus kills himself as well. Surprisingly, Shakespeare doesn’t need to change a thing because the story in itself proves Brutus to be a tragic hero.
Her idea is to kill the current king Duncan by getting him drunk and murdering him in his sleep. Macbeth hesitates to perform this action, and Lady Macbeth responds to his uncertainty, “when you durst do it, then you were a man;/ And to be more than what you were, you would/ Be so much more the man.” (I.vii.56-58) This quote proves how Lady Macbeth believes that in order to be a man, Macbeth needs to kill Duncan to show how he is valiant and indomitable therefore elucidating the impression that Lady Macbeth’s definition of a man is being strong and courageous. Macbeth continues to be fearful and replies, “If we should fail [this murder?]” (I.vii.68).
Eventually, he then acts upon his greed and abandons his morals through the vile words of Lady Macbeth. After the king 's death, Macbeth expresses his hatred towards killing the king "I have no spur/To prick the sides of my intent, but only/Vaulting ambition, which overlaps itself/And falls on the ' other. " Specifically, under his new state of power, he was taking extra precautions to prevent anyone from taking his dignity and bloodline. Simultaneously becoming apprehensive of his throne for this purpose he kills Banquo otherwise his descendants will inherit the throne, and the killing of Macduff 's family since Macbeth was suspicious of his downfall might be coming. "
He tells her, “I am settled, and bend up/ Each corporal agent to this terrible feat” (I.7.79-80). Macbeth end ups murdering the king due to Lady Macbeth pushing his flaw even more. Banquo’s fate, on the other hand, was that his descendants were to become kings. Macbeth's flaw makes him become paranoid about Banquo’s children being king because he wants the throne for his own descendants and not his. This leads to the murder of Banquo and causing Macbeth to go down the wrong path and spiral out of
In act two of scene three says,”Oh yet I do repent me of my fury/ that I did kill them”(Shakespeare Macbeth’s , Act II, Scene III). This further proved Macbeth’s downward spiral into madness; he would do anything to get the throne. Even kill an army of people to do it. The killing of these innocent men leads Macbeth into having visions of strange and uncalled for visions.
When Caesar returned with triumph to Rome, Flavius answered with rage, beginning to persuade commoners and officials to halt Caesar before he grows in power and prestige. Flavius utilizes a metaphor, comparing his plan of demolishing Caesar’s growth and recognition to plucking feathers of a bird. “These growing feathers pluck’d from Caesar’s wing will make him fly an ordinary pitch” (I.i.73-74). Flavius vigorously declared his war against Caesar, in which he will not allow Caesar to grow in recognition. The author portrays the theme of jealousness and anger.
How does a comparison of Machiavelli’s The Prince and Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar reflect the way their particular social, cultural and historical context can influence their choice of language, forms and features and the ideas, values and attitudes? Through a comparison, the historical, cultural and social context of literature are reflected through a writer’s language forms and features, highlighting the relevance of the ideas, values and attitudes of their time. As made evident throughout the Renaissance with Niccolo Machiavelli’s ‘The Prince,” which reveals itself to be a political guide on gaining and ruling a kingdom for Lorenzo De Medici, a potential candidate for leadership of Italy. Similarly, in William Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar,’
The Age of Enlightenment consisted of a metaphorical molting of ideas, which were advanced by the brandishing’s of social, political, religious, natural and intellectual epitomes; concomitant collisions of man’s perceptions of the natural order of things as he saw fit to define or decipher. The days of Protagoras, Plato and Aristotle had seen immersions deeply imbedded within muthos and logos as argumentative foundations. The Greco-Roman era—which was steeped in the worship of heroes and demi-Gods--soon dissolved into calls for unquestionable compliance and devotion to a singular, omnipotent and omnipresent deity. For millennium, man had unquestionably—if not blindly—followed the biddings of those in authority; whether they be immersed
Question number 3 In Epictetus The Handbook, Epictetus version of free will is when people are responsible for their own actions, and they can control what they do through self discipline. Epictetus believed that we should accept whatever happens and approach it calmly. Like he explained in the book “Do not seek to have events happen as you want them to, but instead want them to happen as they do happen, and your life will go well.” (Handbook of epictetus,pg 13) he’s basically stating that overall we have the power to view things either in a positive way or in a bad way.