Although very much separated on the eastern hemisphere, degradation of the Roman Empire and Han China came in similar waves; the results of the ruined civilizations, however, varied in impact of future civilization. The decline and fall of a great of empire as the Roman would have to be a result of many strong tribulations. To start with, the spread of diseases such as smallpox vastly severed its numbers and even killed the emperor Marcus Aurelius. With a population of 60 million in 180 B.C. the Roman demographic was reduced by 25%.
Curley’s wife would always try to show more of herself, and of course the reaction of the men was to call her a “tramp” and a “rat trap”. This is also subtly changing the readers view. We can see that all the men on the Ranch feel the same way about her. Steinbeck almost puts you in the position of Lennie and George, so whenever she insults them, so also insults you, further exaggerating what you feel about Curley’s wife. For example, when she says “They left all the weak ones here” all the men ignore her to let her know that she isn’t wanted, and Crooks tells her to get out.
Invasions hit both empires hard. For Rome, rebellions in the Eastern part of the empire started riots all over the entire civilization, which caused a great amount of mayhem and chaos. Also, Rome fell directly to Germanic invaders. In China however, nomadic tribes similar to the Huns had actually invaded the empire. Way before these invasions though, the weak central government of both empires started the declines of these empires.
In Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” and both, Browning’s Victorian Dramatic Monologue “The Laboratory” there is a variety of disturbed characters. In Macbeth it is Lady Macbeth who is driven to guilt due to her, convincing her husband to murder King Duncan. In the Laboratory, a woman discovers her husband has been unfaithful to her and is trying to further his own social standing by sleeping with women of higher social order than he is. She’s obsessed to gain her revenge through her obsession of “poison.” In Act 5 Scene 1 of Macbeth, Shakespeare has used the technique of Dramatic Monologue. Act 5, Scene 1 is the sleepwalking scene which already shows her disturbed mind to the audience.
When Mr. Hale talks about how Minnie acted when he discovered her husband, is when we begin to feel pity for her. She shows no emotion, which we can guess means that she was not very happy with her husband. The women also pity Minnie because of how the men just barge into her home and criticize how untidy things are. The County Attorney expresses his opinion “No -- it’s not cheerful. I shouldn’t say she had the homemaking instinct” (Page 901).
They even took newly executed criminals bodies from the gallows. In this instance people clearly resorted to things they would not ordinarily have done and the death toll was in the millions. The hundred years war ran from 1300-1450 and started because the King of England and the King of France began to have a feud over who should in fact be the rightful King of France. War changes many things. It makes for a nervous population, but it can also affect things such as social organisation and the country’s economy.
Lying drove away the sympathy from his colleagues, and aroused resentment. Thirdly, Paul allowed his wife creating disturbance in the company, spreading his abnormal behavior at home and caused him in the center of attention, which also put his bosses in dilemma of how to dealing with his issue, and challenged their management credibility. Last and most important, he denied what he had done were wrong, and blamed all faults on his boss Sean Williams. He blamed William for creating the stress that prevented him from doing anything, and refused to take his responsibilities. Paul Hardy perfectly meets Zaleznik’s definition of compulsive subordinates.
This is a huge shock to the audience as Hale was the one to rally the proceedings together. Likewise, Proctor is taken to jail as Mary Warren lies to the court telling them that he ‘wake her every night’. In this extract, we get to see the true characters of Parris, Hathorne and Danforth. Parris proves that he does not care about anyone but himself as he is just worried about them ‘blaming’ him for Abigail’s disappearance. But on the other hand he has no power over Hathorne.
While Alcee is at Calixta home waiting out the storm, tension arises between the two former lovers which cause Calixta to commit adultery. After they make love and the storm is over, he rides off, and both of them act as if nothing had happened. Calixta is a bad person because she allowed her former lover in her home, committed adultery, and showed no remorse. To begin, it is no coincidence that Alcee and the storm arrived at the same time. Calixta should have never allowed her ex-lover inside her home because she still had romantic feelings for him.
Mrs. Davis, Jared Davis’s wife submitted to her husband’s cruelty, drunkenness, lies, scandalous behavior and indolence. She went on about how she was not treated right by Mr. Davis. He had no compassion and no humanity towards her. He also degraded her because, he did something that all puritans thought was something dangerous, something you just don’t do, he tried and “insisted” that they have sex during her pregnancy. Mr. Davis to me had no heart and wanted his wife whenever he felt like it, to make her go through so much.