Wherefore should I, Stand in the plague of custom and permit, the curiosity of nations to deprive me,” (Shakespeare 1.2.1-4) so Edmund punish his father for the lack of respect he has gotten over the years. Edmund does get retributive justice catches him at the end when he is killed. Fraser believes that it will not solve anything, anger “can easily serve to perpetuate violence and hatred- one act of violence leading to another in response, which can provoke yet another” (Fraser pg2). Fraser states “Forgiveness is
He is the antagonist, it is he who sent Antigone to her death and brought trouble to the kingdom. Creon finally admits, “Woe is me! To none else can they lay it, This guilt, but to me! I, I was the slayer, I say it, Unhappy, of thee! O bear me, haste ye, spare not, To the ends of earth, More nothing than they who were not In the hour of birth!” (50-51) Creon now blames himself, he realizes his mistake in not consulting the senators, and for condemning Antigone so hastily despite her just reasoning.
“There is no happiness where there is no wisdom” (Choragos, scene 4) This line, spoken by Choragus suggests at Creon’s experience up to the deaths of his wife, Haemon, and Antigone. Through unwise naive actions, Creon causes himself great sadness because the people who he felt the closest to died. The whole mess started when Creon made an ignorant law against burying Polyneices, Antigone's brother, because Polyneicesbetrayed the city. Creon wasn’t his using wisdom when he declares that Polyneices can’t have a proper burial; he acted against the gods and the other citizens of Thebes's beliefs. After Creon’s law came to pass, Antigone then went ahead and buried her brother, believing she should follow the gods laws instead of her own king’s.
Here Macbeth has lied because he has been to see the weird sisters earlier in the play.This now tells us that his loyalty is deteriorating as he prepares himself for the murder of King Duncan. This is dramatic irony because the audience know that he is going to kill the King however most of the actors on stage don’t know of his plan. As the play goes on you discover that Macbeth becomes less and less loyal to Banquo (ending in his murder) also to his wife Lady Macbeth by showing little regret for her death ‘She should have died hereafter’ this tells the
Hamlet Act 4 Questions 1. When Gertrude tells the King that Hamlet is “Mad as the sea and the wind when both contend which is the mightier.” I think she is believes that she because, Gertrude explains how Hamlet was in such a wrath that he was carless enough to kill a person that was hiding behind the curtain one of which he didn’t know the true identity of the man. 2. Claudius’s immediate reaction to the news of Polonius’s death reveals about his character that he is selfish and truly only cares about his own life and not about Polonius’s life. But he is also frightened of Hamlet and he isn’t as righteous a man as he wants people to believe that he is, he as well doesn’t want his public image will be ruined by this.
Cinna stabs Caesar first, and the rest of us stabs him but Brutus was the last person to stab Caesar. Antony discovers Caesar is dead he wants to have a funeral and talk about Caesar’s honor. I don’t think that this is a good idea because he might make me and the other conspirators look bad. He could turn the people against us. This was what I was afraid of, now I can’t let this happen.
Polyneices betrays his kingdom and dies killing his brother. According to Greek mythology, if someone is not buried properly, then that person will not be able to rest peacefully in the afterlife. Antigone, sister of Polyneices and Eteocles, betrays Creon and properly buries Polyneices. When he learns of her betrayal, he orders
He doesn’t know every little detail of everyone’s life, so how is he to know? What gives him the right to take God’s judgement seat and choose where everyone goes? That’s not the kind of image or message you want to send to someone who you’re trying to save. If the only reason they joined is because they were terrified out of their mind, then it was kind of pointless. They don’t really believe in it, they just did it to save their own skin.
Hamlet first learns from the ghost of his father that his death was actually a murder . Even though he swears to avenge his father, indecision overcomes Hamlet and he has to test the king’s sincerity. When the king’s true ambition is revealed to Hamlet, he affirms his choice to take violent action against the king. However, Hamlet would only kill the king once he caught him in the act of doing something villainous. At the end of the play, Hamlet learns that the king was to blame for poisoning the blade.
Bobby Zhu Ms. Cruze English 2 January 4, 2012 Macbeth Although Macbeth was loyal to his wife, King and country, he became immoral after his wife force him to kill his own king, which made him feel guilty and influenced him to kill his best friend Banquo and Macduff’s family to cover his guilt from killing the king. Macbeth was immoral when he killed the king when he was at rest “I have done the deed. Didst thou not near a noise?”(65).This quote shows Macbeth has killed the king and asked his wife if she heard the violent noises. Macbeth did not only just kill the king but killed the king while he was asleep. This shows Macbeth is starting to act immoral.