The article titled "Julius Caesar" was once written by William Shakespeare in 1599 which spoke the tragic story of Julius Caesar, an ordinary man whom was rising to the top to become a king who life suddenly took an unpredicted turn. It all began with Julius returning from a battle which gave reason for some to praise him relating to Antony, his right arm man. Yet on the other side, the remaining envied him like Cassius. Shakespeare work of rhetorical strategies is a way to persuade and impress the audience to spice up things as a way of entertainment while schooling. Based on this novel Antony speech towered above Brutus speech in my opinion because his maneuver of emotion to seek revenge on Brutus.
Power is present in all role of the story and the character who symbolises it is Créon. But power of goods are omnipresent as well, represented by Antigone, and there is a confrontation between both of them. Following examples of passages of the book are presented to evince the presence of the authority and power in the play. Starting from the beginning, even if is not represented in the play, the first power conflict was between two brothers. Polynice betrayed his brother Eteocle when he did not want to cede the throne of Tebas, they died fighting each other and Creón became king of Tebas.
Shakespeare Macbeth (1606), tells the catastrophic story of Macbeth’s bloody rise to power and then tragic downfall. (Harcour, 2016) Shakespeare, conveys a theme that integrity can be overpowered and destroyed by ambition. The theme is demonstrated throughout the play by the clever use of literary devices and language features. Shakespeare focuses on how Macbeth’s integrity is damaged and diminished due to his ambitions.
Macbeth Dreams The first scene in Act 3 plays a vital role in Macbeth because it displays Banquo’s internal conflict between control and loyalty. The picture reveals three witches who tell Banquo a prophecy that involves his descendants becoming rulers of the kingdom. The representation of eight heirs to the throne shows how long his kinship will last. This puts him in a position where he can either take action and have his lineage become kings by spilling royal blood or he can stay loyal to the current ruler and not murder him.
In 1513, Niccolo Machiavelli wrote “The Prince,” telling rulers how they should rule. (Document 1) Many of the ideas in his book are shown in the ways these rulers governed their people. King Louis XIV believed if there were multiple people had power more would take advantage of it (Document 3) which is a major idea from “The Prince,” stating “for love is held by a bond of obligation, which, as men are wicked, is broken whenever personal advantage suggests it.” (Document 1).
What drives apparently good men to become ruthless, ambitious, jealous and greedy? We see an example of this in the play “Macbeth” performed at Pop Up Globe, directed by Tom Mallaburn, was written originally by the well-known author, William Shakespeare. Macbeth is based upon a big tragedy, where the two main characters, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, inevitably were forced to do evil things due to their ambition; taste the sweetness of victory and then downfall again. Although the play was written by an English author, Shakespeare smartly sets his story based upon the idea of ambition, a concept that relates to all of us, no matter where we are from. We have to admit that in our minds, the concept of power and ambition is linked to men.
You can easily link the events within Antigone to the Stanford prison experiment and the idea that people will assume roles because of their dispositions and/or their situations. This applies especially to Creon because before Oedipus left and his nephews died, he stated that he didn’t want the role of king, only the rights a king had. But as soon as he had to become king, he took to the role very quickly. He became a serious threat. He was quick to anger and couldn’t be reasoned with.
During the banquet of Philip’s marriage to Cleopatra, Attalus had proclaimed that a legitimate heir would be born of this union, insinuating that Alexander is a bastard. Philip did not defend Alexander and Olympias; instead, he “drew his sword against his son (p. 261).” Out of anger and a wounded pride, Alexander moved to Illyria. Alexander has accepted himself to be the heir; throughout his childhood he repeatedly shows his capabilities as a leader and his ambitions for his empire, but the constant threat of his succession may have led to overcompensation to show his superiority. He later saw this threat in a marriage proposal of Pixodarus’ daughter to Arrhidaeus.
King Hamlet’s ghost in Hamlet plays a very significant role in Shakespeare’s play even though he only appears briefly in the very beginning and two other times throughout the play. King Hamlet’s ghost furthers the play in many ways. He affects action by setting the play in motion, he affects the theme of revenge, and he helps develop other characters, specifically his son, Hamlet. He sets the play in motion by causing the wheels to spin inside of Prince Hamlet’s head, the ghost is the whole reason for Hamlet trying to extract revenge upon his murderous Uncle Claudius who is now the King of Denmark. The ghost affects the theme of revenge by causing Young Hamlet to be seized by vengeance, the whole play turns into a story of Prince Hamlet trying to avenge his father’s wrongful death.
Shakespeare really wrote tragedies of great heights and earned standard category. His one of the best creation Richard II is a historical play rather being a tragedy. The history play is usually distinguished especially by its political purposes from other kinds of plays. Shakespeare 's use of his sources shows that he wanted to emphasize the political issues involved in the conflict between Richard and Bolingbroke, mainly the privileges of kingship and the right of rebellion. The play is consequently written not about the down fall of its hero but around the chronological stages by which Bolingbroke threatens, captures, and retains the crown.
When this event happened, Elie, though he has little of it, kept his power and his morals because of his close connection with his father. In the play Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, the character Macbeth goes through so many things in a short period of time and he rises to power so fast and gains so much power that he is faced with many different things. When talking to the three witches that told the future of Macbeth and his close friend Banquo, the witches told Banquo that, “Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none. / So all hail, Macbeth and Banquo!”(III.iii.70-71).
Frias 4 Some people might think of Shakespeare?s story The Tempest as just that, a story about a man who has his position as Duke of Milan usurped by his less than pleasant brother. However, after a careful analysis of The Tempest, it is easy to see how prominent the mistreatment of Caliban is throughout the story. This analytical essay will attempt to show that Caliban?s character is portrayed as monstrous, and the abuse imposed on him is easily justifiable because The Tempest was influenced by the culture and events that were present at the time that Shakespeare wrote this story. We first hear of Caliban in Prospero?s conversation with Ariel and right off the bat we know that Prospero has a disdain for Caliban when he offhandedly comments
It is said that with great power comes great responsibility, because power has the tendency to be abused and affect people negatively if not acquired and used in moderation. In Macbeth, Shakespeare explores the delicate balances of ambition and power, and how they relate to each other. These elements of society are contrasted as being corrupting, unquenchable forces of evil, or fundamental mechanisms for peace and order. Macbeth’s ravenous greed and its repercussions are vividly enhanced through the use of various expressive literary techniques.
Imagination’s Power (An analysis of Macbeth Acts 1 and 2 and the role of imagination) The ability of the mind to be creative or resourceful, that is simply known to us as the word imagination. All of the creativity that we possess within ourselves comes from our mind’s, although that does not mean that it is always used for a better cause. The main character in Macbeth, portrays himself as this rather fearless character, yet as the play progresses you notice how his mind is easily shaken.
Today, the issue of the corruptive nature of power is an important one, as seen in our current presidential election. This issue is also present in the book Macbeth by William Shakespeare. We chose to do a children's picture book in order to illustrate the theme of the destruction nature of power, using specific characters and parts of scenes. With focus on the main character, Macbeth, and minor characters such as Lady Macbeth, Banquo, and Duncan, it allows us to devote most of the book to the characters that affected and were affected by power the most. We actually included every scene within the play in a condensed format so that we could keep all of the negative aspects of power while still keeping it accessible to children.