She has the ability to build up a climax into a higher level and then to defuse it by ending an act – turning it into an anti-climax. Moments of high tension include the initial accusations of witches, and John Proctors attempt to undermine Abigail. This could suggest that Abigail Williams is only part of the play to relieve or exacerbate problems occurring in the play, demoting her from the category of being the most important character in, “The
Mr. Bailey must decide whether or not to support the merger and determine if the outcome is beneficial to the Opera. Mr. Bailey could show how the Opera’s financial stability, fluid business model and strong cash reserve could be hurt by the Symphony’s financial difficulties and union locked business model. This contrast showing how the Opera could become less economically stable by the merger would lead to the rational conclusion that the merger doesn’t have many positives to offer. Using Vroom Theory in this manner would motivate the Opera not to support the merger because the belief would be that the merger would leave them in a weakened economic state. The illustration of how unattractive this new financial situation would be hard to measure and speculation of losing their financial standing would move the Opera against the merger.
Another reason why Henry wanted an annulment was due to his lust for his new found Anne Boleyn, The third reason he wanted an annulment was that Katherine was hitting menopause. This put Henry on edge because he was desperate to have a son due to how scared he was that England could not be correctly ruled by a Woman. His reasons to believe this was due to the last queen being Matilda who started the war of the roses. These reasons were not strong and did not give Henry a good case for annulment. This shows how the determined opposition of Katherine of Aragon could be considered as the main reason of the failure in the annulment.
I believe that Lady Macbeth is full of courage. Her intentions may not be pure, but it definitely takes a lot of courage to go against the chain of existence. To virtually go unswervingly against God and his plan for the country is a mortal sin, and definitely a ticket straight to hell. As the play progresses, we see the softer, fanatical side of Lady Macbeth, “The Thane of Fife had a wife. Where is / she now?
Module A: Comparison of Texts Individuals challenge the values that permeate time, in a manner that is relevant to their society. This rebellion is evident in William Shakespeare’s play The Taming of the Shrew and Gil Junger’s film 10 Things I Hate About You whereby Katherina and Kat initially disregard the social expectations for women of their context. The composers portray this comparably, using textual integrity so the women’s misunderstood, shrew-like behavior is suited to their culture and society. This in turn, provokes both characters to experience a transformation of self and their values. In The Taming of The Shrew, Katherina challenges the values and themes of courtship and marriage, dismissing the female etiquette when meeting her suitor.
Fearing that Medea will do ‘some irreparable harm to (his) daughter’, Creon banishes her from his land, setting in motion a chain of events that lead to the final tragedy of the play. If Medea had reigned in her emotions when she first heard the news of how she’d been betrayed, she would never have been exiled or prompted to take sword to her children. Medea’s emotions can be found at the root of the troubles in the drama. However, there are situations where Medea is able to exercise control over her volatile feelings with relative ease. This is made evident in the first act, when she ‘walks out (of the house)’ after her lamentations ‘and
Yet, it can be noted throughout the text that although her actions were supposedly of a dishonourable and sinister nature, but they may also be construed as an attempt to protect both her own and her son’s future prospects. In a moment of self-reflection, the epic reads, “what would become of her, Sassouma Berete, if her son…was disinherited in favour of the child that Sogolon was going to bring into the world?” (Niane, p.13) Thus, it must also be noted, that although the reader is supposed to discern this antagonistic woman as an evil-doer, she too was attempting to secure a
For the rearrangement of the bonds, it is necessary that those based on money, power, land, and deception be to abandoned. In the case of Lear and Goneril and Regan, his two daughters have deceived their father for their personal gain. Furthermore, they had not intended to keep the bond with their father once they had what they wanted. Goneril states "We must do something, and i' th' heat." (I, i, 355), meaning that they wish to take more power upon themselves while they can.
Her stubbornness of course, is what forces Antigone to rashly take matters in to her own hands, and take the body of Polyneices. She did not realize until she was about to die, that she had possibly acted foolishly. Antigone shared her flaw with Creon, who seemed to have an even more obstinate personality. Her downfall began with her proud soul and neglecting the King’s law. She goes against Creon to stay true to herself and her own family, and by that decision, her fate was sealed.
The Pursuit of Power Providing a Crowning Corruption Ambition for power is a classic driving force that creates depravity in a character and can sometimes even lead to his/her ultimate downfall. This lust for power can lead even the purist of characters to turn into a degenerate. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the desire to obtain and protect one’s power and the change it brings to a person’s character is a pivotal theme, which is especially epitomized by Macbeth. Through Macbeth, Shakespeare argues that power transforms the individual who assumes or desires it into a corrupt and manipulative being. The beginnings of Macbeth’s fall into corruption occur when Macbeth starts to consider the prophecy of the witches and envisions his rise to