He had originally planned to kidnap Lincoln and trade him for the Southern soldiers in prison, but Lincoln didn’t show up where they thought he would. Because that kidnapping plot failed, he decided to go more extreme and kill him instead. In the text it says, “Frustrated at seeing his plot foiled, Booth resolved to go to a far greater extreme.” He also decided to have his friends assassinate the Secretary of State and the Vice President. Lastly, he thought that he was doing a favor for the country. He did not love the “forced Union” and thought that by killing Lincoln, he would be doing well for the country.
Claudius became so slothful and envious that he murdered King Hamlet, his own brother(Act 1, scene 5, line 40). Without Sloth, none of the other sins would be brought about in this play. If Claudius had a work ethic he might have been able to have the same powers and glory that his brother possessed. The sin caused by sloth also lead to make Claudius even worse. He married his sister in law and had to sin much more in order to cover his tracks(Act 1, Scene 5, line 44).
His qualifications as a king did not meet what the old testament had desired, a king who had to be of that nation and divinely chosen by the people and God. Herod’s throne was given to him by the Romans. Herod the Great suffered greatly from paranoia, which lead him to murder his wife and son, all because of a false accusation that they were planning to overthrow him. Not only did he murder his family, but massacred all the infants age two and under to prevent a heir to the throne. Such was an act against god, because he attempted to kill baby Jesus as soon as he found out that he was the true king of Jews.
Odysseus the king of Ithaca had to punish suitors that were trying to court his wife Penelope. They brought presents and promises of marriage. The suitors dishonored Odysseus. The suitors also planned to kill Odysseus's son Telemachus. Some might say what Odysseus did was unjustified.
Just like the act in “Julius Caesar” Act 2 Scene 1 by William Shakespeare “Brutus ‘Caesar has to bleed if we’re going to stop him...let us kill him boldly’” (Shakespeare 178-179). Julius Caesar’s loyal friends was planning to kill him, even though he was their emperor and friend. They killed him because they think that he will be the cause of the fall of the Roman Empire. The betrayed can be hurt also physically by the betrayer, that can happen by being betrayed by a trusted or loyal friend. This can also happen inside the family tree, like turning down a relative by not sacrificing something to save them.
Alexander tortured many of his victims and then he killed them. Another reason why he was a villain because he killed members of his family so that he would become the ultimate successor to the throne. This should never be how a king becomes the ruler of his kingdom, ever. Even though I believe that Alexander the Great is a villain, others may think he was a hero. They may think that because he had conquered so many other nations.
God in Heaven, what is John Proctor, what is John Proctor? I think it is honest, I think so; I am no saint.” (884) Because of his impure actions in the past, Proctor wanted to die with a clean conscience. This is important because it shows how much theology ruled the lives of the people in the 1600s. An innocent man was hanged because his accuser was almost exposed as a liar. The court was so fearful of the devil and of witches that they killed many people without any real evidence.
This part of the soliloquy shows us that he is committed into killing Duncan to become King. If he did not want to do it he would not have had such a detailed and realistic dream. In this quote he discovers that this dagger is a ‘dagger of the mind, a false creation’. He also said that it originated from the heat-oppressed brain’. This means that this thought came from a feverish and ill brain.
Tybalt is the most to blame for the events that occur in Romeo and Juliet because he killed mercutio, which made Romeo want to avenge him, then it caused him to be sent away. The prince sees what’s going on and sends romeo away because he avenged his cousin, so he didn’t want to hurt him, but
Cladus killed his brother the king so he could get the throne and also still his woman from him, cladus wanted everything his brother had to that is why he betrayed him and kill him when he was a sleep as said in line 26 “revenge his foul and most unnatural murder” (line 26 page 57). His death was not of great betrayal. He also betrayed hamlet his nephew by one killing his father and second taking the throne from him when it was rightfully his. Because of his betrayal many more thing happened because of it and many people got hurt because of