People may choose to respond to conflict in a self-serving way in order, to save their reputation or solely because of the fear that they will loose everything that they have ever worked for. In the play ‘The Crucible’, Reverend Harris is given the choice of whether to tell the truth about the girls dancing in the forest or to maintain his position. His ‘ name is solid in the village’ and will not have it ‘blackened’ by some girls dancing in the forest. He claims he has ‘many enemies’ and ‘for surely they will run him with it’. Despite knowing the girls have danced in the forest, he chooses not to tell the truth in court to save his position and not have his 3 year earned hard work thrown away due to the ‘stiffed-necked people’, further showing that an individual is given the choice in conflict and may act in a irrational and negative way just for their own agenda.
There are many similarities to be drawn between the relationships of the protagonists and their spouses, but there also many differences. The traditional roles are reversed and ignored in the start of the play; opposed to Ibsen's A Doll's House (which is the reverse). It's hard to draw comparisons between Torvald and Macbeth, as they are very different characters. Though they are both ambitious, their roles and personalities differ greatly; where Torvald controls in his relationship, Macbeth submits. Shakespeare subverts gender roles like this throughout the play, such as when Lady Macbeth decides her husband is unable to commit the atrocities to sit on the throne and taunts him, insinuating things about his manhood and claiming he has "th' milk of human kindness" (Act 1, 5.15) implying that he isn't strong enough to kill King Duncan.
“All glory will be ours if now we conquer this unprecedented foe and risk the woe that frightens others” (Tablet III, Column III, 46-69). The two brothers travelled to the woods, which Humbaba guarded, and with divine aid, triumphed over Humbaba. As a result Gilgamesh would gain the praise of a goddess, Ishtar. Ishtar attempted to seduce Gilgamesh but failed and to add to her humiliation Gilgamesh would mock her relentlessly with a song “Ishtar is the hearth gone cold, a broken door that cannot hold, a fort that shuts its soldiers out, a commandant who’ll only pout.” (Table VI, Column I, 41-44). The suitor goddess wanted reconciliation for Gilgamesh’s unbelievable disrespect; Ishtar pleaded, successfully, convincing her father, Anu, to unleash the Bull of Heaven.
He was wealthy, took part in the politics of the village, however he was always trepidatious so as not to possibly endanger his name as enemies he made increasing his power within the town would attack him.”But if you trafficked with spirits in the forest, i must know it now for surely my enemies will and they will ruin me with it” When his daughter becomes ill possibly due to blasphemous actions she may have been part of, rather than follow the word of God. He lies and claims that no issue would be associated with his family despite this being sin and endangering Betty’s life. The fear of losing all he had completely overtook his duty to help his daughter recover. These events each showcased a severe situation in which the outcome among all three was the same. Fear overcame their faith showing how people in life-endangering events will immediately abandon all their morals and relationships and reveals how it can ruin families and nations.
If Demetreus truly loved Hermia, he would have allowed her to go with whomever she may choose. Obviously Demetrius takes the side of Egeus, showing the reader just how selfish and self absorbed he is. Because of this, if I were directing a movie of A Midsummer Night's Dream, I would portray Demetrius as very selfish and self important, and I would portray Lysander as very soft and kind, but very determined and brave. 4. If I were to create a theatrical setting for the first scene, I would choose a dark lighting for the environment, to show that the scene consists of a very dark situation.
The Movie makes Leper seem way more wild and dangerous than he seemed in the book. In the book Gene has a hidden hatred for Finny. He doesn’t know why he hates Finny but in his head he can’t stand him. In the movie Gene is more open about his dislike. For example, It looks like he maliciously wiggles Finny out of the tree, whereas, Gene seems to subconsciously does it in the book.
It was indeed a paradise, compared to the bleak forest, my former residence, the rain-dropping branches and dank earth”, I had a thought that the monster is too frustrated and timid at the reactions of people and already withdrew his hospitality from the attacks of human beings. But in this way, he would not be able to be integrated in the human society. He must be more dignified at himself and making some different approaches towards people although they might throw stones at his appearance. Another characteristic that I would like to write about is the monster’s lack of self-esteem. We have talked about a similar topic in class on why the monster was isolated from the society, and while the discussion I thought that it was the monster’s lack of self-esteem that eventually caused his exile from the society.
Although light can represent love and beauty, it is not always good in the two lovers interest. The day can metaphorically work against them and we find that it pushes Romeo and Juliet apart. We often connect darkness to being a form of evil, but for Romeo and Juliet that could be the complete opposite. The love that they share can only be shared at night. The feud that is brewing between the Montague’s and Capulet’s is the main reason why Romeo and Juliet cannot be together.
How does Shakespeare present the wood as a place of madness? In Shakespeare's 'Midsummer Night's Dream' we see two important settings explored, the Athenian Court and The Wood, which introduce the somewhat parralell yet differing worlds of the Athenian lovers and the fairies respectively. The Athenian Court, a place of order and emotional managment is in complete contrast to the supernatural Wood, in which laws of physics are defied, "creatures are swifter than the moon's sphere" and creatures can easily fit inside flowers, for example.The behaviour within the wood is by unwritten rule, erratic. The plight between the feuding Oberon and Titania is affecting the climate of the world, the seasons have completely changed because of their actions, for example. It is not only the forest born creatures who suffer the feat of irrational behaviour, as Helena demonstrates.
Dickens’ intentions with Marquis Evremonde was to emblem the symbol of evil, not to create a character that is more in tune with human nature. One begins to contemplate that when he runs over a peasant child and selfishly wonders “what injury [they] have done [his] horses”, that obviously cannot be a real human character (Dickens 129). It is to be perceived by the reader that Marquis Evremonde represents calamity in the novel, yet after further analyzing one could claim that he reflects the corruption in France during the time of revolution. Marquis Evremonde’s want to “exterminate [peasants] from the earth” sums up the argument that he represents evil, and was not meant to have the ability to relate to human nature (Dickens 131). Lucie Manette’s “pretty figure, a quantity of golden hair, [and] a pair of blue eyes” adds to the theme of her character representing good in A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens 25).