They are corrupt because they have social status but then they abused this power. Furthermore, the villains in both The Duchess of Malfi and Measure for Measure have the characteristics of Machiavellian villains. Per contra, Angelo is not like the villains in The Duchess of Malfi because he does not have an assistant to help him and does not have a personal vendetta against another in the play. He just wants to eliminate crime but, eventually, contradicts his own laws he is enforcing by asking Isabella to give her body to him sexually to save her brother: ‘You must lay down the treasures of your body To this supposed, or else to let him suffer: What would you do?’ (Act 2 Scene iv) This quotation tells us that; females of that day and age would have done exactly what they were told to do, on command if told to. We can see this by looking at the language of this quotation.
Hamlet Act 4 Questions 1. When Gertrude tells the King that Hamlet is “Mad as the sea and the wind when both contend which is the mightier.” I think she is believes that she because, Gertrude explains how Hamlet was in such a wrath that he was carless enough to kill a person that was hiding behind the curtain one of which he didn’t know the true identity of the man. 2. Claudius’s immediate reaction to the news of Polonius’s death reveals about his character that he is selfish and truly only cares about his own life and not about Polonius’s life. But he is also frightened of Hamlet and he isn’t as righteous a man as he wants people to believe that he is, he as well doesn’t want his public image will be ruined by this.
A common trait of the character's in "As You Like It" is how their sense of belonging is weakened by the man-made court. In this sense, the setting of the court is occupied with corruption and therefore enhance how harmonious Arden is. In the court, Orlando sees himself being abandoned by his kingdom. Oliver neglects his upbringing for selfish reasons is portrayed when Orlando complains to his brother, "I know you are my brother as...you should know me." The mournful and discouraged tone of the dialogues between the two of them depicts a hidden barrier towards each other.
The story Marriage is a Private Affair by Chinua Achebe has a villain named Okeke. His stolid look on things made it hard for him to keep an amicable relationship with his son. Harrison Bergeron’s, by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., villain would be The H-G men. They go to extreme actions to provide equality. The Judges in The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe are considered villains because of how they torture innocent civilians.
Throughout the beginning of the play, King Henry IV speaks very poorly and ill of his son, Prince Hal. In King Henry IV's eyes, Prince Hal lacks the decorum and prestige to run a kingdom. Instead of his own son, King Henry IV constantly refers to Hotspur as the perfect nobleman to take the crown. King Henry IV's reasoning for not having faith in Prince Hal is because the Prince is always being seen with alcoholics and thieves alike. One of Prince Hal's most recognized companion throughout the play was Sir John Falstaff.
Loneliness puts The Monster in a mentally unstable position. He believes that he is a monster for the reason being he was created by one. In comparison, Othello’s betrayal is demonstrated throughout the play, but especially through Iago when he confesses to the audience his plan to manipulate and destroy Othello’s love life with Desdemona. Although Othello trusts Iago with anything, Iago hates the “Moor” and is willing to do anything to destroy him. 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.
O heavy burden!”. His hypocrisy and corrupt nature is demonstrated when he speaks to Laertes, through irony, “There’s such divinity doth hedge a king”, as God did not protect old Hamlet from being murdered by Claudius. Despite this Claudius is not utterly evil; he does love Gertrude and recognises that his “offense is rank ... smells to the heavens”. Claudius unlike Hamlet manages to manipulate fortune and take what he wants (the throne, and Gertrude), the end result justifying his means. Polonius effectively demonstrates notions of corruption throughout the play.
The loss of English territories in France was the main cause of York’s hatred of Somerset and worsened the relationship between Henry and York, whose relationship was already strained because of the court faction’s suspicions of York’s intentions and fears of attainder. York and the Neville’s wanted to see better governance and for Henry to regard them equally as the Beaufort’s. The feud between Somerset and York was because York felt dishonoured by Somerset’s easy surrender of Rouen and other lands of York’s appanage in 1450. As the son of Richard, Earl of Cambridge; who was executed for treason against Henry V, York was sensitive to the issue of family honour. He presented an article to the king in 1452, criticising Somerset for his failure to defend Rouen from attack and his surrender of Rouen in 1449 despite soldiers protesting.
In the trial, he was attainted with derisive comments on his character, as they pointed to his treason. He was accused with intrigue with the hated French – that he would sell his country to the French to escape the rule of the English. He was accused with foolishly leaving the good standing and upbringing he was gifted with. To all of these comments, he took a stand against, turning angered interruptions against the court. He ended with these famous
Death does Miraculous Things to Family Disgrace, dishonesty, nobility, and allegiance create chaos within oneself only to obliterate those around them. In the play Antigone, by Sophocles, Creon’s mentality creates chaos to those who are out of breath and those who can still laboriously gasp for air. He attempts to modify the way things are and done in order to feel superior and intellectual around others. He doesn’t want to bury Antigone’s brother Polynices, because Creon thinks that he doesn’t deserve to live and creates a feud with his son because of Antigone’s punishment, therefore causing tension with his wife Eurydice. Creon causes a chain of deaths with Antigone, Haemon and Eurydice with the decisions he makes towards Antigone.