This shows that he is highly unpopular with lawyers as he believes if they do not do their job properly they should be fined however lawyers are the only category which state that he is un-liked compared to the ‘whole people’. Sources 1 and 2 both agree that he had a lot of power over the nobility and they were not fond of that. Source 1 state’s ‘his hostility towards...nobles’ this shows that Wolsey was aggressive towards the nobles which created ‘great irritation’. Wolsey saw himself above the nobility so he did not give them any respect and believed they could not do their job properly. Source 2 agrees that he had a lot of power of the nobility as he ‘shakes them by the ear’ this quote show that Skelton was taking the mick out of the nobility for not standing up to Wolsey which shows the amount of power he had over them but also that the nobles did actually fear Wolsey.
The ruling class of men of this time thought of themselves in a much higher standing than a women (Antigone and the Position of Women). King Creon does not like the idea of being stepped over by a women at all. The men of this time period could be thought of as being misogynists, meaning they dislike and hate women (Misogyny). Teiresias enters later and begins speaking to Creon, telling him that his policies are hurting the country, the gods will no longer accept the sacrifice which is Polyneices, and that he needs to learn from his foolish mistakes. When he enters the cave he sees that Antigone has hung herself, and then Haemon lunges for Creon but falls on his sword and dies.
Document 7 says, “For this is the thunderbolt they always keep ready at a moment’s notice to terrify anyone to whom they are not very favorably inclined.” Erasmus is saying that problems are started over these juxtaposing things. He believes that it would be “better to pass them over in silence.” Otherwise, society will just come at you because “this race of man is incredibly arrogant and touchy” (Doc 7). All humanists are biased but they know what and how things will happen. People in history are primary examples to trust the words of. People offer their advice and opinions every day, why not follow it?
Creon’s tragic flaw is that he is to prideful. Creon insists on killing Antigone because she disobeyed his decree. When Haimon questions his decision, Creon replies by saying,” I’ll have no dealing with law breakers” (792, 35-36). Creon is explaining to Haimon that he will not deal with any rule breakers and that Antigone will be put to die along with her traitor of a brother. Creon’s pride is what leads to the death of Haimon, his son, and the Queen, his wife.
Another example of his anger towards “brown” people is when they lose to Julian (who is black) at the costume competition. Kevin was very angry, specifically at the fact that there were supposedly only white people cheering for them, with all “brown” people cheering for Julian. During his rant he said, in reference to “brown” people, “I’m tired of these people. I’m tired of the way they dress, the way they smell, the way they think they’re better than us, the way they aren’t grateful to live in the best country in the world. I’m just plain tired of them, and I’m tired of having to act like I should apologize for it!” (208) That rant showed how he has a lot of aggression towards those people, and that he can’t seem to look passed their race.
He is able to instill fear in those who are beneath him as he uses corrupt government ideals and abuses his power. When Antigone quarrels with Creon in regards to burying her brother properly, Creon refuses to listen, as he says, “no woman shall be the master while [he lives]” (Sophecles I, ii). By refusing to listen to anyone and making his own decisions, Creon asserts his hierarchy and marks his place as the dictator; he will not allow anyone else to make their own decisions. Having power Creon does instills fear in others and causes them to treat him with the upmost respect. Because Creon is the only leader with total power, he refuses to “take [his] orders from the people of Thebes” (I, iii).
Certainly these changes were massive, quite abrupt and differed drastically from the norm; however that does not necessarily make them bad. Except, that is how they are viewed by many historians today. The historian N.Reeves believes Akhenaten was unsuccessful, but more in his religion reforms. 'For ordinary folk, there is little doubt that Akhenaten's actions as king over time inflicted the greatest misery: the people were confused by the man's religious vision, frightened by the ruthless manner in which it was imposed and quite likely appalled by his personal behaviour.' Reeves believe that the changes would have confusing and scary for the common people.
When this conflict is realized by Cross it has a huge impact on him, he realizes that he was so obsessed with his fantasy of Martha and what could be, that he was negligent and one of his men died because of it. Cross’s reaction shows how the scenes and horrors of war can make men irrevocably disparaging and disconsolate. Before this event, it seemed all that Cross could think about was Martha, he was constantly dreaming and hoping of things that they could be, things that were happy and trivial. But once he has realized that these thoughts have betrayed him, led him astray and that they, even she, have caused the death of one of his men, he vents his anger the only way he can. He burns all things that remind him of her, he abandons her in an attempt to regain his mental composure.
I would to God it were not so, Excellency, but these people have great weight in the town.......unconfessed and claiming innocence, doubts are multiplied, many honest people will weep...' (Parris, Act Four) When John learns that he will have to sign his name to the confession, which is a lie, he refuses. Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life!....I have given you my soul; leave me my name! (Act Four) In the end, he would rather die than have his name brought into
Robert wanted to show to his sister that her legacy of her survival that symbolized hope could no longer live on because it was like insulting her. Robert felt like their was no more hope left in the world the few people that were important to him all died and the men that he trusted betrayed him so by saving Rowena’s picture it was an insult to her legacy, so he had to burn it so she would not be mocked. Now Robert had reached his final peek of hopelessness in