’cannot be so partial, Goneril, / To the great love I bear you (I, iv, 309-310). Albany is unable to behold Gonerils evil intentions because of his deep devotion and love for her. Goneril is cruel and deceitful and merely flatters her father with lies, yet, Albany is visionless and does not observe her wretched personality. Albany is also unaware Goneril is cheating on him with Edmund, as well as, plotting to kill him. It is not until Albany receives a note from Edgar, outlining Gonerilâ€™s evil intentions, that he regains his sight.
He has no moral qualms about his own extramarital affairs, but when faced with his wife’s infidelity, he assumes the position of outraged victim. The importance of time and the past manifests itself in the confrontation between Gatsby and Tom. Gatsby’s obsession with recovering a blissful past compels him to order Daisy to tell Tom that she has never loved him. Gatsby needs to know that she has always loved him, that she has always been emotionally loyal to him. Similarly, pleading with Daisy, Tom invokes their intimate personal history to remind her that she has had feelings for him; by controlling the past, Tom eradicates Gatsby’s vision of the future.
As Antigone fights against the authority to bury polynecies she comes into conflict with her uncle, Creon. Creon decides that she is to be punished even though she is family. He also gives her a chance to say that it wasn’t her, but she takes pride in the honor of her brother, and pride in the struggle that she went through to stay faithful to her family. This leads to conflict between her and Creon which diminishes their relationship “I intend to give my brother burial. I’ll be glad to die in the attempt,-- if it’s a crime, then it’s a crime that God commands.” This is stated by Antigone and it is showing that she would give her life to stay loyal to her family and to give her unburied brother the proper
While reading, there were many Christian values in the poem. A good example is when Beowulf is telling Hrothgar about his triumphs: “God must decide who will be given death’s / cold grips” (253-254). There was a lot of Christian influence throughout the poem, for instance when Grendel is fighting Beowulf in Herot: “Grendel now knew what it meant to feud with the Almighty God” (369-370). The quote above compares Beowulf’s strength to God which is a metaphor. The last example of a Christian belief in Beowulf I found was when Beowulf was fighting Grendel’s mother
This idea is reinforced through the alliterated words ‘whinge and wine’. She scorns him by addressing with the words ‘grim’ and ‘swine’. The first stanza culminates with the expression of his ‘loyalty’ towards his wife and children, which prevents him from having the affair. Sophie makes a parody of ‘loyalty’ by making us reflect on the fact, how can a person be loyal when he has made up his mind to commit adultery. There is a caesura used with the word ‘fine’, to bring an appreciation on the man by the persona for his commitment towards his wife and children.
However, without any thought, his decision remains unchanged. Hermia tries to affirm the power of love over the oppressive rule of law but yet his decision remains same. Finally, he shows his cruelty as a man and a father by treating Hermia like his own property, rather than a daughter throughout Act 1, Scene 1. First of all, he forces Hermia to marry Demetrius or die. Secondly, he drags her to the highest power of Athens.
This is his only “sin” to be shown throughout the poem and he does pay for it. This small token that will supposedly save his life causes him a knick of a cut from the King who turns out to be Lord Bertilak under the command of Morgan le Fay. This whole thing was a ruse in order to strike fear upon Queen Guinevere. Sir Gawain is deeply hurt that he has failed and proclaims to use the girdle as a reminder of his sins so that he shall never fall victim to them again. Gawain is hardest upon himself because he has such faith within higher powers and he felt as if he owed them his forever servitude.
This is used in the previous scene when Romeo and Juliet marry in secret by Friar Lawrence. The language used in this scene is also very important and is linked to the character development of Romeo and Mercutio. Mercutio went from being a light-hearted comical person, 'one word with one of us"... Make it a word and a blow'. His attitude is the complete opposite once he is injured by Tybalt 'a plague a both houses'. Romeo went from being a very romantic soft-hearted person and not reacting from Tybalt's threats and pleading not to fight 'good Capulet, which name I tender as dearly as my own, be satisfied'.
Clarence begins to retell his dream (or nightmare) by stating that he is a faithful Christian man. This was an instance where the audience or reader may take pause at the religious reference. By his profession of faith Clarence was a Christian, although he also participated in the murder of Edward, the son of Henry VI, and other horrors of war. Clarence even refers to this later in the dream monologue saying, “Thence we looked toward | England | And cited up a thousand fearful times | During the wars of York and Lancaster | That had befall'n us.” (1.4.13) When reading the monologue with a filter for the religious and spiritual, imagine yourself as Clarence sharing your dream with a colleague who probably knows you pretty well. It would seem odd to offer a ‘disclaimer’ right off the top proclaiming yourself as ‘a faithful Christian man.’ You are either known as this by reputation or deed.
Look here it is.”(III.iii.) Iago’s manipulative ways have earned him what he needs to succeed in the demise of his counterparts. By being loyal to her husband, Emilia has caused a great deal of harm to the woman she cares so deeply for. Another conversation of Desdemona is brought up between the Ancient and his general and this time Iago explains to Othello that he had seen Cassio with his ladies handkerchief. Othello later questions Desdemona about the handkerchief and she cannot answer where it is.