Gaining cedibility and respect was very important to Henry. He even showed this within his own men, by ordering very strict discipline among them to prevent them from stealing and taking advantage of their situation in France. If any of his men were caught stealing, especially from the church, they were hung. This shows Henrys extreme discipline and respect to the Church and God. All this is part of his 'propaganda war' to appear a good and deserving leader of France by maintaining the moral high ground.
Hamlet would have been an exceptional king because of his character and his willingness to sacrifice for his country. His actions throughout the book can be described as brash and extreme but his decisions are not uninformed. The challenges he faces are unimaginable and difficult but he perseveres and acts in a way that he believes will serve his country best. These are the actions of a mature and able leader who is fit to run a country. Hamlet is aware of plots against him and he believes this will be bad for Denmark.
Abigail is well aware of the heavy regard for herself that she has bred into John, and thus uses this pre-established respect to heighten her own position to inform him. Her rhetorical appeal to her prestige in the eyes of her son paves the way for motiving her boy, as she stresses her importance to him, and thus the importance of her will. She also reminds him of his submission to her in past, using it as a tool to exhibit her importance to him in future as well as present matters. Although her self-glorifying approach may seem to simply due to unnecessary self-exaltation, her use of this rhetorical strategy is simply to create an effective voice for the advisement of her boy, as she obviously cares for him deeply and feels she knows best for him in his further conquests. Throughout her letter to John, Abagail Adams employs constant appeals to the importance of knowledge in her boy’s life; as she readily uses her position as his mother to encourage promote the significance of learning.
He used repetition to try and sway the plebeians. He often refers to Brutus as an “honorable man”, each time with more sarcasm. Antony also uses reverse psychology on the crowd. He tells everyone about “Caesar’s will”, however, he says that he cannot read it. This makes everyone beg for him to read it.
Throughout the speech, the speaker also describes the English troops as ‘faithful’ and ‘worthy’ people. She constantly compliments the soldiers to show her confidence in them. In the last paragraph, words like ‘obedience’, ‘concord’ and ‘valour’ have a sense of encouragement in its definition. Queen Elizabeth I expresses her trusts in the troops through these dictions. Another rhetorical device that the speaker uses is tricolon.
The conch shell symbolizes order. It reminds the boys that there are rules to be followed and authority to be listened to. It gives them a sense of unity and democracy, just as the character of Ralph does with his strong leadership and direction. After all, Piggy says, “How can you expect to be rescued if you don't put first things first and act proper?” (Goulding, page 45). In the world, there is and always will be a war of good versus evil.
These expressions and how she keeps telling Oedipus to stop this search for truth, is definitely a hint that she already knows that he is her son, but she does not want to suffer the humiliation or the pain of what this would bring once everybody knows. The play shows a big level of irony since the beginning, but towards the end it just keeps growing. If Oedipus was as smart as it is portrayed at the beginning of the play, then he could have put together what is the origin of his name and how this affected his own origin. Also, he could have seen Iokasta reaction of all these events and know that she knew more than what she was saying. I believe that both knew what was going on and instead of put and end to it, they chose to keep going and suffer more.
For example, when writing about obedience he writes, “Obey your parents, when they are present,” because they “think they know better than you,” implying the parents don’t know better. His discussion on lying is very interesting. He states we should not lie until we’ve grown and learned enough to be “perfect” liars, with “confidence, elegance, and precision.” He also tells the youth start “early” and learn “this gracious and beautiful art.” Twain seems to want to point out the errors of adult cynicism to help bring a new view toward making society more honest and rational. While opening the eyes to both the young and the elderly, Twain magically sends these two audiences different messages with the same words. The unexperienced youth are the ones who get the obvious message.
I get energize by meeting new people, but get demoralized and defensive when people criticism about me especially from the closest people. I feel hurtful and depressing when facing high levels of stress too. Understanding that I get motivated from compliments and positive feedback, I often surround myself with positive people as my way to overcome weakness. As I am a family oriented person, family has become my source of motivation and encouragement. Thinking about how to better my loved ones lives drives me to be strong enough to start learning to accept my flaws even it is harsh.