Their ignorant decisions, including my own, caused their unfortunate deaths. I believed Romeo and Juliet’s love had the power to end the quarrel between the two houses. My quest to end the feud blinded my judgment and morality. On Monday night, Lord Capulet, unknowing of Juliet's marriage with Romeo, engaged her with the Count Paris. When Juliet tried to convince her father to cancel the wedding, Lord Capulet threatened to disown her.
/ ‘Glamis hath murdered sleep’" (2.2.42-42). This has caused Macbeth to become paranoid that the whole house is now aware that he is a murderer. If his actions are exposed, then everything he had done would be for naught and he would suffer great consequences. Even though he knows that the voices could not be real, it arouses much fear for what he has done. This "disorder and moral darkness into which Macbeth [has] plung[ed] himself" (Knights 41) into is still a little unsettling to him.
Witness the hole you made in Caesar’s heart, Crying ‘Long live, hail, Caesar!’” (5.1.30-32). Antony uses a taunting tone to mock and agitate Brutus because he knows that Brutus will take it whole-heartedly in a negative way. Though “bad” and “good” aren’t generally known to be descriptive adjectives, they really are descriptive in this quote. At first Antony attacks with an insult straight to Brutus, but rebounds with complimenting his words only to attack again with “hole you made in Caesar’s heart.” This could hurt anyone, and it did a great deal to Brutus, and these words stick with him all the way to his suicide. As Brutus dies with Antony’s words in mind, the battle is ultimately decided as his victory.
In the play, Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus is condemned to death for her act of civil disobedience against the king of the land. By burying her brother, Antigone broke the law and was rightfully punished. King Kreon was correct in enforcing his ruling over the land. Although Antigone was honoring her brother in his death, Kreon determined that it was right to ignore Antigone’s pleas as he sought the betterment of his society and his country. The play initially begins with Antigone speaking with her sister, Ismene, about how she seeks assistance with a criminal act.
How would you feel if you were locked away to rot by one of your own family members because you did something they didn’t approve of? In Sophocles play, Antigone, this is just the case for the niece of Creon, King of Thebes. After getting word that her “own two brothers [...] slaughtered one another and brought about their common doom” (Sophocles 318), Antigone is distraught. What makes her infuriated is when she learns that her uncle, Creon, has decided that one of her brothers, Eteocles, will receive a proper burial and be honored while the other brother, Polyneices, will receive no burial and be remembered as a traitor. Soon after, Antigone takes action and performs a secret burial and ritual on her dead brothers corpse, but she is also
One of the most profound and disturbing themes in Shakespeare’s Macbeth involves the search for power. Under the influence of unchecked power, Macbeth takes actions that have serious and devastating consequences for himself and for other characters in the play. Once Macbeth has committed an act in which he uses power for negative ends, he finds it increasingly difficult to restrain himself from resorting to the perverted use of power. Macbeth’s search for power leads himself into to bad decisions and things he will regret for a long time. The search for power will lead people to do crazy things.
I do bite my thumb, sir. Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?” (1.1, 3L) Back then this action was considered an insult, which is not acceptable to do at a person. However to fight over something this childish is even more unacceptable. Another scene is when Tybalt tries to fight with Romeo, where he states, “Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries That thou hast done me; therefore turn and draw.”(3.1, L68) This is ironic as injuries can also be caused by fighting. Evaluating Tybalt’s quote, the irrational problems caused from the two families is well displayed, and near the end, the prince who in this whole novel was trying to find peace, states “Where be these enemies?
Who is to Blame for the Death of Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare once said “These violent delights have violent ends, And in their triump die, like fire and powder, Which, as they kiss, consume”. This quote by William Shakespeare foreshadows the tragedy of two kids who took their life in The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet are forbidden to be together since their families do not get along. Romeo went to a party he was not supposed to go to and met Juliet and they fell in love. Juliet is at the age of marriage and her parents set her up to marry a kinsmen named Paris.
She cannot decide which outcome is worse, the death of Tybalt or the death of her beloved Romeo, while debating she says, “Ah, my poor [Romeo] , what tongue shall smooth thy name, When I, thy three hours’ wife, have mangled it? But wherefore, villain, didst thou kill my cousin? That villain cousin would have killed my husband… My husband lives, that Tybalt would have slain, and Tybalt’s dead, that would have slain my husband” (3.2. 99-113). If Juliet had never met Romeo, him killing Tybalt would just be another reason for her to hate the Montagues, but now she belongs to both the Capulet and Montague families.
As Othello enters the chamber, Cassio leaves for he is scared of confrontation. Iago decides to play with Othello’s emotions by making the exit of Cassio seem guilty. Othello begins to believe that his wife is being unfaithful. Desdemona drops the handkerchief that was given to her by her husband on their honeymoon and it is found by Emilia who gives it to her husband. Iago tells Othello that Cassio has the handkerchief and Othello is enraged that his wife would give something so valuable to Cassio.
Throughout Sophocles’ tragic play, Antigone, main characters King Kreon and Antigone dramatically argue without compromise over the burial of recently deceased brother of Antigone, Polyneices. Antigone, while attempting to mourn for her family, symbolically buries Polyneices, going against the King’s decree (93-100). Out of anger, and an effort to establish his power, Kreon sentences her to an undeserving death just because she decided to respect her kin (441-496). In this case, I sympathize with Antigone more than Kreon because she peacefully acts on her beliefs knowing the consequences at stake. It takes a lot to stand up for what you believe in, especially knowing that the outcome will not bode well for you.
Rasheed unhappy that he can’t replace his son, he marries Laila. Laila gives Rasheed the son that he wanted. Rasheed having two wives, he abuses them both. “Laila insists that it isn’t fair for Mariam to stay and face punishment for Rasheed’s death, but Mariam tells her it is. She says she has killed their husband and deprived Zalmai of a father.
King Oedipus, Antigone’s father gouged his very own eyes when he found out that his wife is his mother, and her beloved brothers: Eteocles and Polynices, who killed each other in combat for the throne of Thebes. Ideally, royalty problems are kept behind closed doors; they have responsibilities and they should be cautious of their single movement or action. On the contrary, her flesh and blood family is not the typical royal family that they should be in the eyes of the public. However, her father, mother, brother Eteocles, and her ancestors, they all were graced during their deaths and thus are happy in the afterlife. She couldn’t allow Polynices to be left out of the family’s happy underworld union, the family is stronger together than separated.
People with OCD have urges that makes them feel driven to perform. Hamlet has been starting to feel upset and angry in situations he has no control over. Hamlet has difficulty prioritizing his tasks, even if he did not start the task. Hamlet continuously wants to seek revenge