Also on his flag and robe stands a purple crown, symbolizing the luxury and splendor of the armor and fine clothes that Richard carried on his crusade. The last and final black crown embodies his elegance and grace, something every king should have. The golden crown atop his head signify the excellence and achievement of the 41 year old king. In his hand, he Richard holds a sword of silver, standing for his nobility, peace and serenity.Richard the Lion Heart was a great king. The red crown on his flag and robe stand for his great courage in both crusades and everyday life.
Thomas More in the play “A Man for All Seasons” written by Robert Bolt is a great example of men processing righteousness and valuing honor. He stands firmly on his principles and lives by protecting them. More, the English Chancellor is strongly against the King Henry VIII’s decision to divorce his current wife Catherine and marry his mistress Lady Ann as the divorce is a violation of the Law of God. More believes that the King’s act of divorce and remarriage is unethical, and that himself, as the Chancellor, should not allow such things happen. Thus, he boldly states this opinion in front of the King when the King and his fellows visit his family.
The Code of Chivalry states that all knight must Even though Sir Gawain does violate the code of chivalry states that one must not accept gifts or service in exchange for service, and a knight must also be courageous in the face of the enemy. While on his journey, Gawain breaks both of those rules. Although at first Gawain refuses the lady’s gifts as a token of her love toward him, he ends up accepting a beautiful, silk girdle. The belt was “trimmed with gold, it was silk embroidered with stone, but only at the edges (Lines 1832-1833). The beautiful offering was said to have had magical powers, which were to protect the lucky man who had the honor of wearing it (Line 1853-1855).
Morrie always emphasized the value of family and love, while King Lear saw these as trivial pursuits which at best can be used to elevate his ego. Morrie was disappointed by the way things were in his society, while initially King Lear did not care too much for it and accepted it. Morrie viewed death as completely natural and even an ideal way to live, while King Lear still wanted to live the life of a king despite dividing his land between his daughters. Despite being very different in both character and beliefs initially, both King Lear and Morrie came to acquire true wisdom by experiencing a fact of life which we regard as a phenomena; death. Both these wise men once differed in values when it came to life.
In act 1,scene 7 Shakespeare’s original play, one of the reasons for which Macbeth decides not to kill Duncan is that he is so fair in his dealings as he says “Besides, this Duncan Hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been So clear in his great office, that his virtues Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued against The deep damnation of his taking-off.” Hence he is not only respected because he is a king but also due to his nobility. In fact, this is his nobility and innocence that causes Macbeth to repent after murdering him. If he was not a good person the ending of Shakespeare would have been totally different. In Geoffrey wright’s version he is a criminal, and not a respectable person at all. So when he is murdered audience is not appealed because it is common among criminals.
He says that she most likely would not write to him because she will be too busy with Hamlet so Laertes decides to give her some advice. He tells her that although Hamlet gives all his attention to her right now, it might not be like that in the future. He has to remind her that Hamlet is part of the royal family and his duties and responsibilities come first. He can’t really make decisions for himself like most people so Laertes tells Ophelia to be cautious when Hamlet tells her he loves her. He’s basically warning her not to her innocence get the best of her and to be very careful when it comes to giving her love to Hamlet.
In Shakespeare’s work, there is strong evidence of him lacking in many of these qualities of a good ruler, and analyzing this evidence will help us assess how good of a ruler King Lear really was, and why Shakespeare chose to portray him the way he did. In the first Act of the play, King Lear seems the proper absolute ruler. He has, after all, held together the country successfully for many years. He evokes grandeur and authority, representing God and the reigning patriarchy of kingship, as demonstrated by the loyalty of his inferiors to him. Evidence of this can be seen in Kent’s devotion to him as he says, “Royal Lear, Whom I have ever honored as my king, loved as my father, as my master followed, as my great patron thought on in my prayers” (Pg.17, Lines 156-159).
He says that ‘till all graces be in one woman, one woman shall not be in my grace,’ which the audience may perceive as Benedick being very particular about his choice of women. ‘Her hair shall be of what colour it please God’ suggesting that Benedick does not want to have anything to do with loving a woman, and therefore influencing her decisions. This could also be interpreted as Benedick being very indignant because he has been hurt by love before and there for is quite vulnerable in the sense he does not want to let his guard down. The audience perceive his outlook as slightly weary and nervous to fall into love again, and he
3. Should the individual tell the current leader about the discussion? It is purely unethical to keep what is happening from the current leader. However, due to the circumstances she has no choice but not to tell. It is really none of her business that he is getting fired and getting herself involved could make for a messy situation.
However, some would argue that these marriages are not a satisfying conclusion in MAAN as within the play marriage is undermined by Shakespeare as he represents it as being tainted to the extent that we are not convinced that it represents a happy ending at all. Shakespeare first introduces the theme of marriage into MAAN as though it is something many would not want ‘But I hope you have no intent to turn husband, have you?’ (1.1). Benedick using the words ‘I hope’ suggests to the audience he does not want himself or Claudio to get married, suggesting he is anti-marriage. Benedick swears at the start of the play he will never be married as he equates marriage with being tamed. He laments that marriage turns strong men into pathetic ones ‘I will do myself the right to trust no one’ Benedick saying ‘trust no one’ could suggest how he has been hurt in love before.