Sir Launcelot and Queen Guinevere have been sleeping together this makes both him and the queen unloyal to King Arthur. Sir Launcelot and Queen Guinevere’s sin could have had them both killed for adultery. Sir Launcelot made it his very priority to protect the queen. According to Green, when Queen Guinevere was kidnapped by Melliagraunce, Sir Lauancelot was quick to go and save her (345). After Sir Launcelot defeated Sir Melliagraunce, Queen Guinevere met him in the garden and confessed her love to him (Green 350-352).
Thesis: Medea’s insanity which led her to killing her children suggests she let her emotions take control of her proving she is not at fault for her actions. Topic Sentence: To begin, Medea’s lets her emotions overcome her when Jason leaves her to marry Glauce the daughter of King Creon. Context #1 (1-2): Jason has just abandoned Medea and his two children for Glauce in attempt to greater his wealth and status. Medea questions herself if she was a good wife to him that he would leave her for a princess: Quote #1 (Varies): “What shall I do? If only I were dead!..
When Lyddie and her roommates get into a fight, Betsy sings this song to Lyddie. ¨Oh! isn't it a pity such a pretty girl as I Should be sent to the factory to pine away and die? Oh! I cannot be a slave, I will not be a slave, for I am so fond of liberty That I cannot be a slave¨ (92).
This story also tells that a woman’s charm is also very dangerous. The model never had to gain or work for the attention of the men in this story, but she still managed to make them go crazy over her. She used her skills to charm her way to the top. The devil comes in different forms. I say this because, the model really was convincing in the story, just like the snake/devil in bible that made Eve eat from the tree of knowledge in the bible.
From the girl in Weed to Curley’s hand, Lennie is bound to hurt someone eventually. Even George says he ‘should of knew’ that Lennie would do something like this, absolving Curley’s Wife of any blame for her own death. Even so, Candy blames her, saying ‘you goddamn tramp… you done it, di’n’t you?’ as if it’s her own fault she’s dead and she only got herself murdered out of spite so Candy’s dream could not come true. It’s as if she did it on purpose. He says, ‘I spose you’re glad’ and we’re reminded that Candy sees her as entirely responsible for the destruction of his dream.
Fennel, a flowering plant species in the carrot family, is used to represent adultery and foolishness. Revealed in the first act of the play, the new King, Claudius, married the Queen, Gertrude, only days after King Hamlet’s death. Hamlet is torn apart by this, expressing anger and declaring their relationship “incestuous”. With this information, Ophelia would have gifted both Claudius and Gertrude fennel to represent the betrayal of Gertrude’s relationship with King Hamlet. Many scholars, including Linda Bamber, professor at Tufts University, argue that Gertrude was cheating on her husband with Claudius while he was still alive, and thus adultery can be used to describe both the new King and old Queen.
Later in scene, Lady Macbeth states that if she had made such a promise as Macbeth did to her, she would “dash the brains out” of her own child as “it was smiling in her fail”. However Lady Macbeth makes it absolutely clear that if he is brave enough, it is impossible to fail. These quotes show how Lady Macbeth is controlling her husband and she proves herself be the most responsible of Duncan’s death. Some people may say that three witches are the most responsible of the death of Duncan. Macbeth never considered murdering king Duncan until he saw the prophecies of the witches.
In the book , Fever 1793 , by Laurie Halse, the theme of the story appeared to be that when there are hardships in life you change. Before yellow fever took on the lives of the citizens of Philadelphia Mattie, the main character, was naive and reliant on her family but later changed into a more independent being. For instance, when Mattie’s friend Polly died Mother did not want her to go to the funeral. Matilda’s response to this was “She was my friend! You must allow me.
"soft yearning, as if Claggart could even have loved Billy but for fate and ban" (Melville 73) The specific word choice of fate means that Claggart had already been determined to apprehend Billy and in turn sabotage him for mutiny. c."like the scorpion for which the Creator alone is responsible, act out the end allotted to it"(Melville 75) “the answer to the otherwise puzzling question of why Claggart acts in a deliberately self-destroying way: his natural depravity translates into the scorpion's suicidal sting.”(Beauchamp) The specific use of the word scorpion directly correlates to suicide in mythology but also symbolizes even further the conveyance that Claggart was fully aware of what fate was to come. That Melville purposely made him a scorpion to convey his power of knowing that he was going to commit suicide.
She is characterized as a witch who is the sister of Governor Bellingham. This is illustrated when Hester refuses to go to the witch party with her and she replies, “We shall have thee there anon” said the witch-lady” (107). Witches were often executed or tried as the Puritans believed they were of ill-omen, yet she was not executed until her brother Governor Bellingham lost power in 1956. The supposedly sinless governor is hypocritical as he lives with his devil-worshipper sister in direct contrast to how he attacks Hester’s character. The use of this contradiction provides a strong metaphorical representation of the Puritan society and how they only show their good side to the society represented by Governor Bellingham, while masking their sins, represented by Mistress Hibbins.