Many would read Shelley's Frankenstein as a religious debate against the dangers of playing God yet her context would reveal no real links with Christianity. Though she wasn't an atheist, Shelley believed in a pagan view that a form of God resided within nature. Her argument is the perceived "Enlightenment" of science will inevitably erode the goodness within humans thus humanity must follow the path of Romanticism for true enlightenment. Victor Frankenstein represents the epitome of scientific progression “Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds” and thus is eroded of all human qualities. He requires isolation from family and friends when committing to perilous journey of unlocking the secrets to life in best intentions “pour a torrent of light into our dark world”.
He also sees Claudius praying for forgiveness, but wouldn’t kill him because he wouldn’t ascend to heaven. He plans on waiting until he catches Claudius in the middle of a sinful act, then he can take revenge. This will cause Claudius to go hell, not heaven, so the revenge will be perfect. “Now might I do it pat, now he is praying; / And now I’ll do’t. And so am I revenged” (3.3.73-75).
The Friar helps Juliet fake her death and fool her parents. Although the Friar's intentions were good, the end resulted badly because he thought that if Romeo and Juliet were married, it might help to reunite the two families. "Till holy church incorporate two in one." The Nurse is
Banquo also warns Macbeth as a friend, “… oftentimes, to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths…” Despite Banquo’s warning, Macbeth is now more confident that his deep inner desire will be fulfilled – especially after the witch’s prophecy. Mabeth feels that kingship is within his reach and acts upon the prophecy; however Banquo feels that he does not need to act, as he believes that if it is a true prophecy, it will happen without his action. This difference in their attitude is seen in their encounter with the witches. Unknowing if the witch’s declare the truth, Banquo is cautious in questioning them about the prophecies. “If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then to me, who neither beg nor fear your favours nor your hate.” However, Macbeth commands “tell me more”.
For that John Proctor had great character by forgetting his past and becoming a godly example and for that he should be considered a main character. John Proctor was a developing character and by towards the middle/ end of the book he cut ties with Abigail by burying that horse in the ground. Initially, John Proctor was to have had an affair with Abigail, which when explained in the appendix shows the true John willing to leave Abigail alone and start to realize the beautiful Elizabeth Proctor. When he talked with Abigail around the end of Act 2 he told her,” You will tell the court you are blind to spirits: you cannot seem them anymore, and you will never cry witchery again, or I will make you famous for the whore you are “(page 143)! This showed that John Proctor was willing to stand up for his wife and to bury his past with Abigail, by becoming a new person.
The theme of ‘’Dulce et decorum est’’. Has been established form the very first line ‘’ Bent double like old beggars under sacks’’, is a metaphor established to convey there’s no nobility and honor in war or fighting for your country. Here the poet has made an illusion to Homers poem ‘’The Iliad’’, which talks about the nobility of dying in war. But instead the author has written the poem to accurately describe the misery and terror soldiers had to live with, he wanted people to see the real truth behind war and stop them from telling future generations the ‘’old lie’’ that it is sweet and honorable to die for ones country. ‘‘Who’s for the game?’’ is attempting to evoke the opposite to the above; the poem refers to dying in battlefields as glorious and impressive.
‘A Woman to her Lover’ is portraying that women should be treated as equals to men, and loved in an equal fashion. ‘First Love’ is describing love at first sight. A darker and more sinister presentation of love is portrayed in ‘Porphyria’s Lover’, as a recluse is in the dark, attempting to heat himself up. Porphyria smoothly enters, bringing warmth to the recluse, only for the recluse to kill Porphyria. John Donne, a seventeenth century metaphysical poet, presents a scenario in ‘The Flea’ where the speaker is trying to get his
Tybalt coveted to extrude Romeo out from the reception except Lord Capulet tolerated Romeo because of his umpteen lauds. During the courtship party Tybalt recognized Romeo, “by his voice, [and that he was] a Montague [... their] foe; A villain, that [was] hither come in spite [...] content thee, gentle coz, [leave] him alone. ‘A bears him like a portly gentleman [...] he shall be endured” (I.5.59-84). Romeo would never have been able to meet Juliet if Lord Capulet had let Tybalt eject him from their gathering. Lord Capulet essentially endorsed Juliet’s relationship with Romeo without even knowing it.
Prince Hamlet seems keen to avenge his father’s death, but throughout the narrative we see Hamlet hesitate to kill Claudius, he may be finding it hard as Claudius is the King and also a relative. The Ghost says he’s going to suffer in Purgatory until Prince Hamlet avenges his death by killing Claudius, as the way he died he didn’t have a chance to confess his sins, so he would go to heaven. “Doomed for a certain
Which leads the reader to believe that the Duke killed his wife, or had someone to put her to her death. The duke sees himself as a compassionate and loving man, but the readers see him as a deceitful and jealous man. As the Duke speaks of his Duchess to his guest, in the beginning, he sounds extremely compassionate and caring towards her and that he actually misses her. We see this in lines one and two where he states “That's my last Duchess painted on the wall, looking as if she were alive.” When he says he tries to make it seem like he genially misses her and is mentioning her beauty by saying that she was so beautiful you even see it in the painting. But as a reader when you read this we see that he maybe didn’t love her as much as he says he does, for example any man or even anybody that has lost a loved one feels a lot more sorrow when they talk about someone they’ve lost.