The use of the word ‘expected’ is important, as it shows how Kröte, in not doing what was expected of him, is in defiance of society. In the club, he possesses the power, as the guests cannot leave until he has finished playing. Instead of the clichéd ‘short and sweet’ piece he was meant to play, instead he performed long and, to the musically unappreciative, boring pieces of Brahms and Handel. Moreover, as 'The coffee's made, the supper's warm', the guests are described as ‘ravenous’, and this once again alludes to the base animalistic nature present in all humans. The asyndeton, the absence of conjunction, in
Theseus, unlike the many other mythological heroes, was not a god. He had no supernatural power or strength, but what he did have was courage and compassion for his fellow man, for he was a mortal man himself. His father, Aegeus, was the king of Athens. Though he did not grow up with his father, he longed to know him from the stories his mother Aethra told him. After Theseus was old enough and proved himself strong enough by lifting a huge boulder to uncover gifts his father left for him, he went on a journey to find and meet his father.
Even before the point of Duncan’s downfall, we see that Duncan is a good man but an incompetent king. Duncan is a kind man because he openly and graciously greets his nobles with praise. However, he is a poor leader because he did not fight along with his soldiers. Some might say that this is justified because Duncan is an old man, others may see this as a reason why Duncan should not serve a period of time as King. He is too trusting in his nobles which costs Duncan his life and country.
Stanhope is a “capable drinker” although many say he is a bit of a drunkard because he does drink a lot! Some say he is a bit of eccentric with the way he acts and some think he is ruthless due to his high expectations and addiction to war, and that he is blinded by his commitment to the army that he ignores the fact his men are ill with neuralgia. But he isn’t afraid of dying and he believes his soldiers should stick it out
Him being drunk in this scene allows Shakespeare to develop his character both positively and negatively through an example of malapropism. He mishears a question asked of him by Olivia and ultimately confuses the word ''lethargy'' with ''lechery.'' Although the result of this is comic, it is also quite a crude joke and is an example of 'bad comedy'. This shows that Toby has a rude, inappropriate side to him. The reader second guesses their first opinion of him and sees a selfish side to him, as he is drunk at his cousins funeral with no regards to other peoples feelings.
By doing so, Hemingway builds the characters, and uses irony to establish the story. The main character is the old man, who is illustrated by the waiters as “ a little drunk, and while he was a good client they knew that if he became too drunk he would leave without paying” (Hemingway 143). Hemingway acknowledges the old man from the conversation of the two waiters; the deaf old man once had a wife and possibly a family, but now is alone and in the care of his niece, who saved him from a suicide attempt. The older of the two waiters seems to know quite a lot, for he understands the old man. He too appreciates the quality of good light but it is also necessary that the place be clean and pleasant.
This appears to result from their rules stressing moderate drinking, their praise of temperance, their practice of diluting wine with water, and their avoidance of excess in general (Austin, 1985, p. 11). An exception to this ideal of moderation was the cult of Dionysus, in which intoxication was believed to bring people closer to their deity (Sournia, 1990, pp. 5-6; Raymond, 1927, p. 55). While habitual drunkenness was rare, intoxication at banquets and festivals was not unusual (Austin, 1985, p. 11). In fact, the symposium, a gathering of men for an evening of conversation, entertainment and drinking typically ended in intoxication (Babor, 1986, p. 4).
The old man speaks on a high educated standard; he approaches Alan in such a very formal speech unlike Alan who talks in such a simple basic regular speech, "It is true that you have a certain mixture that extraordinary effect? Asked Alan". Secondly, Alan's naivety and immaturity is obvious from the way he views and exemplifys love, Alan’s love for Diana is shallow, Alan's decision to go to the potion maker; the old man is an indirect way of forcing Diana to fall for him. “She is already [everything to me]. Only she doesn’t care about it”.
In addition, he is unperturbed by the storm or the Turks, who threatened their crossing, and sincerely curious that furious, as he got out of bed in a drunken brawl Act II, Scene III. He is really Othello “loyal warrior,” and is happiest when he is at his side in the middle of a military conflict or a company (II.i.179). Othello is a soldier with the means to obtain the approval of Venetian society. While the Venetians in the game are usually afraid of the prospect of social Othello’s arrival in white society through his marriage to Desdemona, all Venetians respect and honor him as a soldier. Moorish mercenaries were in fact common in the moment.
Throughout Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra, Antony is characterized as a man who loves pleasures of the senses. This, of course, includes lots of wine drinking, and drinking liquor is antithetical to thinking. Whereas Brutus loves to think, it would seem that Antony is an escapist who doesn't like to think at all. His main character trait is that he is guided by his feelings. He expects other men to be guided by their emotions too--and in this he shows a much better understanding of people than Brutus.