‘Othello’, a tragic story of love and how jealousy, madness and rage can quickly destroy it. Othello is the respected general of the Venetian army though he is a ‘Moor’ (as he is described throughout text and film, meaning North African). Othello has secretly married the daughter of the Venetian senator and by all appearances has only loyalty and love on his side. However, Othello is an insecure man. He is old and a “racial and cultural outsider”.
JULIUS CEASAR Julius Ceasar was born in 100 BCE in Rome. Ceasar is an important because he done good work as the leader of Rome. Ceasar is a hero to many people and also was feared by many too. Ceasar was important to certain people who were mostly poor because he expanded the senate, created jobs for the poor, started colonies for people who didn’t own land so they can have land and he also increased the pay of soldiers. Ceasar was feared by most people because he went through wars like it was water.
The Prince tells the families his opinion when Romeo and Juliet are found dead: “Where be these enemies? Capulet, Montague, / See what a scourge is laid upon your hate” (5.3.291-292). In the end, even the Prince agrees that the families hate and constant pressure on their children killed them. The families they were born into want them to hate each other forcing Romeo and Juliet to do drastic things. The friar’s lack of communication, Romeo and Juliet’s emotions, and pressure from their families are responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s death.
Should Alexander The Great Be Considered “The Great”? Ubaid Thoophany 5/11/15 Alexander the great should be considered the great because of all the great things he did. He made his kingdom overpowered, and built a name for himself and his people, which is a very brave and hard thing to do. First off, he ruled his kingdom Macedonia, well and helped it by making the right choices for his empire. Also, he fought in many wars with such bravery to prove himself worthy and determined to be known as “The Great”.
He makes Othello, the stereotypical outsider, one of the most powerful men in the play. Though his skin may seem to force a subordinate role, Othello commands vast armies. Recalling his past full of militaristic might he thinks of all “the battles, sieges, fortunes,/ That I have passed.” The racist men in Venice think of black men as unintelligent, but Othello is militaristically and strategically gifted. They think he is an animal only looking for sex, but he and his wife are genuinely in love. Brabantio comments about Othello’s and Desdemona’s marriage in a judgmental tone to Iago when he says “It is a judgment maim'd and most imperfect/ That will confess perfection so could err/ Against all rules of nature”, but in reality Othello has all the rights in the world to marry Desdemona regardless of his race.
“The man that goes around with you seems hateful to me through and through: in all my life there’s not a thing that gave my heart as sharp a sting as his repulsive eyes” (Goethe 753). Since it is believed that the eyes are the windows to the soul, Gretchen, whom is good natured, is able to see the evil soul of Mephistopheles. After being seduced by Faust with the help of Mephistopheles, Gretchen accidentally kills her mother, gets pregnant, witnesses her brother’s death at the hands of Faust and Mephistopheles and drowns her newborn baby. She is then imprisoned and sentenced to the death penalty. These digressions lead her away from the righteous path of God.
Since he has such a great love for his children he tends to be a pushover to his son Paris. Paris is very selfish in showing his love for Helen, that he is willing to have forces fight for her. Priam being the great father that he is offers to back Paris’ decision to fight for Helen, even though this puts the city of Troy in danger. King Aegeus also is a great and powerful ruler. He shows many good characteristics in his short time played in Medea by Euripides.
That is when she says, “Alas, he’s mad” (Act 3 sc 4 line 121) When his mother is killed accidently by the king, Hamlet realizes something is up. All the death surrounding him has caused him to go completely insane and get revenge. He becomes mad and angry when at the king so he finally decides that to kill him for everything he did in his life. He also become mad at Leartes for plotting against him and killing him, and in his anger and insanity he kills him to. When the queen dies Hamlet screams, “O villainy,!
Alexander knew how to be smart by not letting people think of him as a cataclysmic man. Also, he was tutored by one of the greatest philosophers of all time, Aristotle.Also, His crazy, but effective war tactics led him to many victories. Lastly, Alexander the Great had a very reckless and courageous mind. He was determined and never let down his army. Alexander, the intelligent, tactical and ambitious young man was the greatest military leader of all time because he led his army to many great victories without suffering devastating amounts of casualties.
The marriage between Desdemona and Othello is racked with controversy. It is through Act 1 Scene 3 that Shakespeare explores the pair’s deep love, and this love is depicted to be so strong, that Desdemona is willing to betray her own father for Othello. This is the first exploration of their relationship’s passionate, extreme nature, which ultimately proves to be the hero’s fatal flaw. Desdemona’s loyalty to Othello, whilst seemingly faultless, is also first called into question in this act, with her father saying; “She has deceived her father and may thee’, foreshadowing how the nature of the relationship may be turned. The drama of this secret marriage between the couple allows for Shakespeare to highlight the impassioned nature of Othello, with lines such as “my life upon her faith”, introducing the defective nature of the main character.