Equitan suffered from lovesickness when he fell in love at first sight of the lady, and “through the lady Love caught him unawares.” 2. What is a seneschal? In the French feudal system, the seneschal is considered a royal officer that represents the king when he is indisposed or away. The seneschal also presides over judicial functions in the court, and must uphold justice. As seen in “Equitan,” the king began his affair with the seneschal’s wife and became incapable of ruling his country well, so “the seneschal presided over the court, hearing the pleas and accusations.” Through context clues, the role of the seneschal was deemed a very important position, since he took care of the king’s “entire territory, governing it, and administering its justice.” Although he was barely mentioned, when he was, it disclosed more about his job and loyalty.
He undermines Brutus, conveyed through his lamenting tone “thou art the ruins of the noblest man” to further challanege the perspective that caesars thirst for power was a threat to the roman republic. Shakespeare furthers these conflicting perspectives in Act 3 scene 2 to demonstrate the power of political rhetoric. In the funerary speeches, Brutus’ patriotic tone in “not that I loved Caesar less but that I loved rome more” representes him as a protector of the roman republican values that Caesar threatened. This is sharply
Edwards marriage to Woodville was said to show favouritism as he subsequently gave the Woodville family titles and arranged the best marriages possible for Elizabeth’s sister, meaning that Warwick’s daughters did not get the desired marriages. This alienated Warwick and made him resent the King. The lack of land an titles given to the kings brother, George duke of Clarence also alienated him, making him and Warwick join together to become over mighty and eventually end in 3 rebellions lead by Clarence and Warwick. These rebellions prove that Edward did not deal effectively with his over might subjects or nobles as the eventually ended up deposes him and putting Henry IV back on the throne. Overall, I think that although Edward had some successes, for example showing Warwick at the
Henry was supported and manipulated by William de la Pole, Edmund Beaufort and his French wife, Margaret of Anjou. His uncle Humphrey Duke of Gloucester and Richard Duke of York were opposed to Henry’s “peace at any price policy”. The unhappiness with the Kings rule can be reflected in Cade’s Rebellion in 1450, representing the frustration with the weak king. Though however, it was not this rebellion that lead to the outbreak of conflict. Henrys weakness was obvious, and his power was easily harnessed by those at court, in particular by his favourites, the Beaufort family and William de la Pole.
How can an ugly little boy, who constantly doubts his worthiness to receive honor be a great knight? How can an honorable knight impregnate a young lady and at the same time hook up with his best friend’s wife, not to mention that it is also his king’s wife, and continually proclaim that he loves and reveres his king? It is the opinion of some that Lancelot was a flawed character because his good intensions were spoiled by lustful actions. Lancelot’s good intention of being the best knight ever was, in his opinion, ruined by the loss of his virginity. Lancelot had saved King Pelle’s daughter, Elaine from a wretched curse she was under and was then invited to their
In comparison, the relationship with George and Curley’s wife is almost the opposite to his friendship with Candy, as there is no trust or ease between them. In fact, George acts very hostile towards here, perhaps out of routine as he is terrified that there will be a repeat of the weed incident, or perhaps just because of the warnings he has been given from the other men, so he knows not to get involved. Both Candy and Curley’s wife take an interest to Lennie, as he is just ‘like a big baby’, however for very different reasons. Candy is excited by these two men as firstly, it is unusual yet interesting for two men to travel together, and also they have brought him this opportunity of hope that he has been waiting for. Curley’s wife, on the other hand, only talks to lennie because she longs for attention, and someone to talk to, and she can trust Lennie as he is innocent and
Capulet insults Juliet by calling her a “tallow-face!” and “disobedient wretch!” Name calling is a very childish thing to do and here we see Capulet just throwing a tantrum because he is not getting his way. This shows that Capulet is not used to Juliet or anyone disobeying him, he is used to being in the spotlight where people treat him as royalty. However as soon as someone does not do what he says he goes mad and you can see this because he starts cursing his only child and he doesn’t care about how she might feel. This is very immature because he just carries on shouting at her and doesn’t even stop to actually question her motives because all he wants is for Juliet to change her mind. He is also cruel in his choice of insults as he calls her a “green-sickness carrion!” and he is trying to tell her that she’s no different than a pile of skeletons if she doesn’t marry
Before hearing the witch’s prophecy, he was a virtuous and ethical person, but after hearing that he is destined for kingship, he goes on a murderous rampage to gain political power, completely disregarding his previous decency. This is similar to how Oedipus was originally a just ruler, until he hears that he is the reason for the plague upon Thebes, which he is unable to believe because he is blinded by pride and arrogance similar to how Macbeth is blinded by the quest for supremacy. At this point in the play, blood, as well as Macbeth, has made the complete transformation from symbolizing virtue, courage, and integrity, and instead represents guilt, murder, and
But Amir’s lack of guidance and acquiescence from Baba, influence him to make himself feel superior by tricking Hassan and not playing games when other kids are around. One of the tricks Amir played on Hassan was making him think that the word imbecile meant intelligent. Amir knowing that Hassan is a Hazara, which meant he was uneducated and gullible to his stories. Amir proceeds and reacts to Babas actions and ultimately betrays his best friend