In William Shakespeare’s famous historical play, Richard II, the character of King Richard is portrayed from the very beginning as a very shifting character. King Richard displays a nonexistent connection with his country; which for a man who was raised to be a king, shows a lack of control both over himself and the country. During the course of the play it is shown that his ultimate flaw was thinking like a man, instead of a king. As a man, he saw himself above his people and as a king, he failed to notice the political situations that led to his demise; coupled with his godlike thoughts of himself, King Richard was not a tragic hero, but a tragic fool. King Richard thought like a man instead of a king and this lead him to not only losing his title, but his credibility.
Hotspur is seen honourably through the eyes of King Henry the IV. The King’s speech to the people of his court provides a clear understanding of how Hotspur is seen as an honourable and heroic man. The King proclaims his jealousy of Lord Northumberland for having Hotspur as an honourable son, “Yea, there thou mak’st me sad and mak’st me sin / In envy that my Lord Northumberland…” (1.1.77-78).
( 2). This lord sadly didn't consider other people that he disliked. He also disliked less pretty things in his appearance. Even worse, the lord was just a boastful, self centered man, for he didn't care about how others felt. The lord was so boastful and self centered that he couldn't stand ugly things, even if they were pretty before, so he demoted people and hide possessions that were no longer magnificent.
He is much less emotional than Hamlet and Laertes, as he is logical in his action. Both Hamlet and Fortinbras plan to avenge their father’s death from the start of the story ( Lynch 2). They both feel cheated of the crown after their father’s unrightful passing and that their uncles stripped them of their title. Hamlet is a soldier with no real power and seems to be okay with it; he doesn 't want to fight. Yet, Fortinbras is a soldier that takes it into his own hand to have power and loves to fight.
He relies completely on what he believes to be his merit (through status) rather than loyalty, which Othello favors. Another proprietor of power is Othello, who is more unexpected than the other characters to wield it. “I fetch my life and being from men of royal siege, and my demerits may speak unbonneted to as proud a fortune as this that I have reached” (Shakespeare,1280). As he is a non-European character he has had to have undeniable levels of experience to be appointed to his position, yet even then he is
Carton starts out in the novel as an alcoholic attorney that lacks self-confidence. He says, “I am a disappointed drudge, sir. I care for no man on earth, and no man on earth cares for me.” Although he is very clever and does great work for his partner Stryver, he has no interest in himself, and gives all the glory that he could have received to Stryver. He wastes his skills and intelligence on drinking.
Clearly, it is in this instance of such bitter distaste towards Claudius that Hamlet is not as galvanized by the death of his father, as most people would be. But rather towards the fact that Hamlet’s passage to
Arthur states, “And much more I am sorrier for my good knights’ loss than for the loss of my fair queen; for queens I might have enough, but such a fellowship of good knights shall never be together in no company” (Malory 336). For the king, brotherhood, loyalty, and the knightly code are more important than emotional entanglements. Lancelot and his knights are more of a liability to Arthur than the enchanting
(The Once And Future King pp 914). Arthur prefered to be treated as an equal although he was far greater than that. “He announced. ‘All shall be equal at this table. No single knight is more important that another.”
Of course, the king 's pride clouds his judgment and leads to his utter downfall and cataclysmic realization of his faults. Through his story, it is evident that Creon is the tragic hero of the story Antigone because he exhibits the traits of stature, hamartia, and catharsis. Antigone, Ismene, Haimon, Eurydice, and a strong kingdom all stand tall by Creon as his most prized possessions loving family. Resembling all things in life, these valuables were not easily gained- but can be easily lost. Though he may not know it or appreciate it, Creon has many personal assets in his life which exhibits his ability to lose something.
The differences between the texts are very minimal and could easily be overlooked when someone would compare the two versions; yet, the difference is important to Falstaff’s message. In Q1, Falstaff questions what is contained in and associated with the word honor as well as what honor is in general. As a commoner, Falstaff does not view honor as an essential part of his life, so he does not fully understand the mass amount of importance that the noblemen place on honor. During his monologue he says, “Honor hath no skill in surgerie then? No,” (L4V).
So, is Gatsby doomed by his romanticization of Daisy, or by his refusal to accept that he just wasn 't born to be one of the wealthy men of leisure. Yes and yes. But more than that, the great Gatsby lives in a cold world that cares nothing for justice, a world that makes claims to fairness but really only further rewards those who have already been rewarded. Who even survives this novel? Only the idle rich: Jordan Baker, Daisy and Tom Buchanan, Nick Caraway.
Honorable Intentions: (A discussion of Shakespeare’s play Henry IV and its ideas about honor) Honorable has been used to describe men, women, actions, ideas, and codes of behavior for centuries. This word has taken many meanings and connotations. The conception of honor varies from person to person. Shakespeare’s play Henry IV is one example of variety of definitions.
Honor is knowing who and what you care about. Honor is being there for who or what you care about unless they themselves have caused you to change your opinion of them. In the play “Caesar” the most honorable character is Brutus. Shakespeare even portrays Brutus to be the most honorable by showing how he is respected by the people and can change nearly all of the senate’s opinions with his own. In the play “Caesar” Brutus is the most honorable character and Shakespeare shows many attributes that support this claim.
“ Nobody can acquire honor by doing wrong,” Thomas Jefferson once declared. The people of Thomas Jefferson's time had high standards towards honor. They were more chivalrous, polite, respectful, considerate, refined, courteous, they paid more attention to morals and ethics. Even in the early days of man honor was something that was held above all else, it was coveted, something that people strove for. Julius Ceasar once stated, “ I love the name of honor, more than I fear death.”