Hotspur detests the King and the king has nothing but praise for the ‘honourable’ Hotspur. Yea, there thou makest me sad and makest me sin In envy that my Lord Northumberland Should be the father to so blest a son, A son who is the theme of honour's tongue; […] Whilst I, by looking on the praise of him,
If it cannot be pinned on, what A.J Pollard can be quoted as calling, his overall astounding “antipathetic nature towards to the chivalric world his ancestors had adored”, it can definitely be blamed on what A.J Pollard called his “improvident, malleable, vacillating and partisan” personality. Due to Henry’s careless habit of only rewarding his friends (mainly Suffolk and Somerset) he managed to create tension in the council as well as creating an imbalance of power between himself and his subjects. In addition, Henry let his wife, Margaret of Anjou have a semblance or power over the happenings at court which further created unease. Pope Pius II proved his dislike for Henry and his failures at leadership by showing obvious displeasure at the fact that a large amount of decisions were “left to his wife’s hands”. As Margaret of Anjou was a woman and French, there was much aversion to her having a say in the King’s court which damaged the king’s image both locally and internationally.
The most important factor and root for all of the problems was Charles. Due to his personality and as he ruled by Personal Monarchy, this shaped how he deployed his prerogative. His policies throughout 1625-1629 were often extreme and passed as a reaction to what he felt was a threat from parliament and an act of disloyalty on their behalf, knowingly angering them. These provocative actions were very much resented by Parliament who felt he was threatening them and provoking them, thus causing the collapse within their relationship. The next most important reason for the collapse was religion and Charles’ push toward Arminianism and absolutism.
Change in Pride, Change of Side “The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.” --Samuel Butler. Even Samuel Butler can recognize the fatal flaws that plague King Creon while he himself cannot comprehend them. According to Butler, Creon is a true character of ignorance for possessing all of these traits, but not recognizing them throughout the course of his entire life. In Antigone, Sophocles projects King Creon as a tragic hero who is cursed with the tragic flaws of hubris and ignorance and illustrates the recognition of his pride. In his rule over Thebes and ideals of a King, Creon suffers from the incessant flaws of arrogance and pride.
Don Pedro’s loyalty towards his friend Claudio has portrayed him as an insensitive character regarding his comments about Hero. Don Pedro is so quick to believe that he has been “dishonour’d” by Hero that he clearly overlooks the fact that his villainous brother Don John, who has in fact lied before, is simply tricking him again. Some may regard Don Pedro as being loyal and trying to give what is best for his friend, but most think that Don Pedro’s actions portray him as an insensitive character who jumps to conclusions rather quickly. So once again, Don Pedro’s intention of trying to help do what is best for his friend, is
| * Very self- absorbed * Believes pursuit of pleasure is the most important thing in life * Helps other solely to make himself feel better * Indifferent to moral consequence * Nothing is entirely good or entirely evil * Recognizes he is disgusting * Accepts that he cannot force society to conform to his desires | Svidrigailov comes closest to living Raskolnikov’s “extraordinary man” philosophy. Svidrigailov is an important character in Crime and Punishment because his decisions and lifestyle portray the punishment and fate of men who adhere to the “extraordinary man” theory. There comes a point in the novel when both Raskolnikov and Svidrigailov feel a sense of hopelessness and listlessness for their beliefs and actions. Raskonikov, however, is redeemed by his love for Sonya and the love his friends and family. He experiences humility.
A common trait of the character's in "As You Like It" is how their sense of belonging is weakened by the man-made court. In this sense, the setting of the court is occupied with corruption and therefore enhance how harmonious Arden is. In the court, Orlando sees himself being abandoned by his kingdom. Oliver neglects his upbringing for selfish reasons is portrayed when Orlando complains to his brother, "I know you are my brother as...you should know me." The mournful and discouraged tone of the dialogues between the two of them depicts a hidden barrier towards each other.
For all its emphasis on power, much of the play is actually concerned with powerlessness. In what ways is powerlessness important in Richard III? In King Richard III, Shakespeare depicts Yorkist society as an utterly selfish, power-hungry world in which social standing is of the utmost importance. Antagonist and evil “villain” Richard exemplifies this egotism and avarice through his constant, ruthless manipulation and deceit of others. However, Shakespeare makes it clear that in fact others’ narrow-mindedness is key to Richard’s success.
Everyone must learn to control this pride, and if they cannot, learn to accept the consequences. The ability to maintain pride without being arrogant puts some individuals above the masses. Throughout his epic poem, The Odyssey, Homer's use of plot events and conflict emphasizes that while a small amount of pride is helps one to succeed, excess pride leads to arrogance, destroying even the best people. Throughout the plot of Homer's epic, several men make challenges to Odysseus due to their excessive pride and arrogance, pushing them towards their demise. Each of these men makes an ill-advised challenge to Odysseus because of their arrogance and comes out physically or emotionally damaged.
Tammy Adams Marie Mahon ENG 450 21 September 2012 Play Expert Paper-Macbeth The Tragedy of Macbeth warns of lofty ambitions and ill-gotten gains. A highly respected general faced with a moral dilemma, goes against his previous strengths, and unearths his morbid weaknesses. The active decision to choose good over evil appears evident at the start of the play, yet the once brave general, loyal to the crown and his country seems driven by another force. A force stronger than Macbeth’s valor seems highly unlikely, but the tragic events escalate and Macbeth abuses his position and the trust his King places in him. The turn of events poses, the question of whom or what has coerced Macbeth to surrender his control?