In Octavious’s speech to the Romans just before he declares war on Cleopatra and Mark Anthony, he creates a negative imagery of Cleopatra. He uses the words, ‘...bewitched by that accursed woman, enslaved by her’ and ‘slaves of a woman’. (Kilvert, S I. (Trans) (1987, pp52, 53, 54 &55) Cassius Dio: The Roman History: The age of Augustus, Harmondsworth, Penguin). Even though Cleopatra is already disliked by the Romans this creates an even worse imagery, it shows Cleopatra as the person with the power.
Iago feels that the best way to do so is by manipulating Othello telling him that his wife is cheating on him with Cassio, who Iago coincidently hates as well. Iago reveals, “That thinks men honest that but seem to be so, and will as tenderly be led by the nose as asses are. I have ‘t. it is sengender’d. Hell and night must bring this monstrous birth to the worlds light” (Shakespeare 1.
'I do believe the creatures both are mad, one lately crazed, the other from her birth' (Sophocles 141) In this quote Creon is calling both Antigone and Iseme crazy for feeling sorrow for their brothers death.This displays hubris because he is being ignorant as he is filled with excessive pride. Creon was so insolent towards the two sisters tjay he didn't even understand that they lost a member of their own flesh and blood. Creon also portrays hubris toward the blind prophet. “Do you forget to whom you say it?” (Sophocles, 154) In this quote Creon is asking Teiresias If he forgets who he is talking to. Creon shows hubris because he asks this to Teiresias because he is king and has excessive pride.
This enforces the idea that unlike Lennie, she is a complex character in the novel. Steinbeck mentioned that Curley’s wife’s voice had a “nasal, brittle quality” which is a clear sign of her flirtatious behaviour. Although her intentions were flirty, the fact that it was described as ‘nasal’ by the author made it obvious that it was unpleasant to the ears. The reaction from George made it clear to the reader that she was an attractive woman, however he was being apprehensive as he “looked away from her and then back”. This contrasts with Lennies reaction as his “eyes moved down over her body” blatantly checking her out.
Annabella’s claim to be a part of ‘a wretched, woeful woman’s tragedy’ offers no solace to the other women in the play as she bought her punishment on herself. To what extent does the play as a whole appear to criticise or endorse the misogynistic attitudes shown by so many of the characters? T’is Pity she’s a Whore is undoubtedly a play that can be characterised by the sexism present in it, particularly in terms of the negativity associated with female sexuality. Ford presents misogyny through women and love, women and sex and the male advancement, but what is unclear is whether or not he endorses such an attitude or criticises it. This is best encapsulated in the debate as to whether Annabella can claim to be part of a “wretched, woeful woman’s tragedy” if her mistreatment was indeed her own fault.
This makes Benedick want to right Hero because he wants Beatrice to love him. When Beatrice says this, she should turn away from Benedick, cry and perhaps cast a sly look towards Benedick to alert the audience that this is the start of her manipulation. Benedick should look as if he has just found the light at the end of a tunnel and show signs of hope and desperation. A few lines later, Benedick confesses his love for Beatrice by saying “I do love nothing in the world so well as you. Is not that strange?” At the end of this line, Benedick asks if it is strange for him to love because they have always had a friendly war of words between each other and due to the fact that they squabble frequently.
From the ancient version, the evidence can be obviously seen that Helen is always be blamed by the others. For example, she is blamed by Odysseus as “a faithless woman.” He thinks Helen is willing to go with Paris causing “a Romantic adventure.” Moreover, she is blamed by the noble men of troy, they say, “Man must fight for such as she.” Also, Helen is regards as all that agony and death as they say to each other, “For her face was like to that of an immortal spirit.” The noble men of Troy are insulting her even she is staying by them. We can see that Helen is blamed unfairly just
This tale seems too bizarre and melodramatic which creates a fictional sense, and so, contradicts the narrator‘s main point. The opening story of the unanswered letter is able to catch the reader off guard when it takes an unsuspected turn in the end. In the beginning, I predicted that the heartfelt letter from Rat Kiley was going to sway Curt Lemon’s sister into his arms. The nightmarish ending gives the reader a bitter hearty taste of what a true war story is all about. Also, the smooth transition between hilarity and sorrow in his letter was heartbreaking, which I thought could be anything but
This is demonstrated by her oxymoronic language “Beautiful tyrant, fiend angelical, / Dove-feathered raven” and “damned saint, an honourable villain". All these words contradict each other, just as how her love for both Romeo and Tybalt contradict each other. Her speech here clearly shows her state of mind, which is evidently so confused such that she is incoherent. This is probably because she is torn between her love for Romeo and her love and sense of duty to Tybalt. She is in a stage of shock and disbelief that Romeo killed Tybalt and is absolutely contradicted, having no inkling of how she should be feeling towards Tybalt’s death by
William Shakespeare establishes Benedick’s character by using diction and imagery to show his changed viewpoint on marriage. Benedick is strongly opinionated and rarely ever let’s his guard down when it comes to feelings or love. After he overhears that Beatrice is in love with him, he ponders what to do. The characterization is established through diction, “And wise, but for loving me; by my troth it is not addition to her wit, nor no great argument of her folly, for I will be horribly in love with her!” (II.3.235-237). He is saying that is might not be wise for loving him, but he swears it won’t be stupid for he is going to be “horribly” in love with her.