Upon reading her husbands letter, Lady Macbeth is too very ecstatic about their future. She tells Macbeth that “thy letters have transported me beyond/This ignorant present, and I feel now/The future in an instant” (I, v, 54-56). It’s revealed to the reader from the delicately chosen word, “transported,” that time, in an instant was stopped and Lady Macbeth was looking into their future. The reader can also glimpse a part of Lady Macbeth’s selfish character here. With just the mention of Macbeth being king, Lady Macbeth can see their future instantly, and is contemplating committing murder to get it.
She is completely ready to make him king, even though he is not the king’s successor. Thou wouldst be great; Art not without ambition, but without The illness should attend it. What thou wouldst highly, That wouldst thou holily; wouldst not play false, And yet wouldst wrongly win. Thou'ldst have, great Glamis, (Act 1, Scene 5, p. 19) She seems to think that her husband is too nice, and lacks ambition, and therefore he won’t get what he deserves. She decides to give him some motivation.
Medea wouldn’t cause damage to others if she had no motivation to. Jason is the Protagonist because he causes Medea to hurt others. Jason think he is helping Medea and his children by betraying Medea and marrying into a wealthy family but he is actually hurting the mentally, emotionally, and physically. “I having married into power could protect and favor them.”(Euripides 98) Jason gives Medea reasons to make the mistakes that she does, Medea is tired of Jason giving her reason to want revenge. Medea cause more damage to others in the play; however, Jason is the reason Medea causes damage to others.
The blame for these events could be placed upon Cypris yet when reading the play Euripides uses the gods yet paints them to be cruel and petty. The reason for Cypris’ plot in the first place is because he “spurns sex and keeps clear of marriage” and converts her sister, which could be considered petty and jealous actions when the Gods are meant to be higher than mortals. This could be Euripides having a silent jab at the Gods existence as he wouldn’t have been able to do it openly because of the very strong religious beliefs in the ancient world. On the other hand he could be exploring human nature using the Gods as a medium for expressing how power overwhelming passion is for Phaedra that the only escape she feels is death and then later on Theseus’ grief over Phaedra makes him theoretically kill
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.
Functioning societies can be thrust into turmoil over an imbalance in these factors as evidenced in King Lear by William Shakespeare and The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. By examining King Lear and The Handmaid’s Tale one can see that sexual desire, the need for more power and the desire for violence are causes of serious corruption but must be satisfied to maintain balance in any society.
Now this source supports the idea that Wolsey’s fall from power was due to Anne’s hostility towards him. This is because it is clearly showing in the words of Anne herself which include “Betrayed” and ”The wrong you have done me” that she was immensely displeasured at his failures. Now this may suggest that this was a reason for his downfall as I know that Anne was obviously very close to Henry by this time, meaning she may have a strong influence over his decisions, which may include Wolsey’s dismissal. Something that is not stated in this passage which I know is that Wolsey had personally promised Anne that he would grant Henry a divorce or an annulment and as he had failed, tension had risen between the two of them. Anne didn’t like Wolsey; he had failed her in every way which isn’t good to a woman with her supposed attitude which is hinted towards in source 5.
After receiving a letter from her husband, Macbeth, she realises that she must fulfil the witches’ prophesises and make her husband King, and therefore making herself Queen. She is aware that if she wants to become Queen King Duncan must be killed, and his sons, therefore heirs to the throne, must also be no threat to Macbeth’s succession of the throne. We learn that Lady Macbeth is ambitious throughout this monologue. She refers to her ambition when she says ‘thou would’st be great; art not without ambition, but without the illness should attend it’. What she is stating is that Macbeth could be great and powerful ‘that would'st be great’ and he has ambition ‘art not without ambition’, but he doesn't have the aggressive and courageous nature he needs ‘but without the illness should attend it’.
Those endowed with it may perform very good or bad acts; all depends on the principles which direct them.” In reference to the aforementioned quote Lady Macbeth’s principles are cemented by evil that necessitates her manipulative misdemeanor in the play. We first find out about Lady Macbeths intention to become queen when Macbeth her husband sends her a letter describing his encounter with three witches that prophesied he would become King. In response, Lady Macbeth believes the prophecies will come true, but she fears that Macbeth lacks the rigor and tenacity to lie, cheat and deceit his way to become king for Macbeth was not naturally inclined to commit evil deeds. Though he was a brave general and a powerful lord Lady Macbeth was far from subordinate to Macbeths will. Unlike Macbeth she understood that to achieve something you have never done before you must become someone you have never been.