It was given as a bribe and he did not realise it until after receiving it and decides not to keep it. At the same period, King Henry VIII wishes to divorce and remarry since Queen Catherine did not give birth to a male heir. More objects to this but holds his peace. Cardinal Wolsey, Lord Chancellor of England, writes a letter to Pope to dissolve the King’s marriage and More reviews it. More makes it clear that the Pope made an exemption once when he agreed to the marriage of King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragorn because she was the widow of King Henry’s brother.
Elmire rejects him and then tries to make a deal with him: if he backs out of the marriage with Marianne, she will not inform Orgon of what happened. Just as Tartuffe agrees to this, Damis comes out of hiding and confronts Tartuffe of his wrongdoing. Orgon then walks into the room, and Damis tells him what happened. However, due to his fondness for Tartuffe, Orgon does not believe him! Orgon then goes as far as to disinherit Damis and make Tartuffe his sole h... ... middle of paper ... ...gracious and forgiving King, the whole family would have lost everything.
While being afraid that the throne might be "stolen" by Malcolm, Macbeth is puzzled by his remaining faith. He even considers himself "[would] proceed no further in [murder] business" since "[the king] [has] [honored] [him]" for his loyalty (I. vii. 31-35). Even Macbeth reveals strong desire to reach the more noble pride and honor, his anxiety of losing the "golden opinion" and betraying the virtuous King Duncan holds him back from his vicious conspiracy. With the great struggle of emotion and values, Macbeth eventually goes insane and start to see illusions such as the ghost of King Ducan and the phantom of Banquo.
Wolsey then scolded More for being so moralistic and told him to be more practical instead. After that, Wolsey asked More how he planned to give the king a male heir. More said that he would “pray for it daily” but Wolsey wanted to “secure a divorce” so that King Henry VIII could marry Anne Boleyn and most likely produce a male heir, which he felt would solve the issue immediately, since he was making the effort to do something, unlike More, who would rather pray for help. Area of dispute: More believes that it is not right to ask the Pope to dispense with his dispensation of the Christian law (a man cannot marry his brother’s widow) just for state affairs. However, Wolsey places the country’s interests above his own personal conscience as he feels that it is his job to ensure that the king will have a male heir to ascend the throne in future.
The hubris resonating throughout the play, ‘Antigone’ is seen in the characters of Creon and Antigone. Their pride causes them to act impulsively, resulting in their individual downfalls. In his opening speech, Creon makes his motives clear, that “no man who is his country’s enemy shall call himself my friend.” This part of his declaration was kept to the letter, as he refused burial for his nephew, Polynices. However, when the situation arises where it is crucial that Creon takes advice, he neglects the part of the speech where he says “a king... unwilling to seek advice is damned.” This results in Creon’s tragic undoing. Being in power yields the assumption that everything is possible.
He just allows the suitors to take over his father’s estate. After Athena visits him the first time, Telemachus calls an assembly and tells the suitors to leave, but the suitors do not listen. Telemachus’ confidence level seemed to increase greatly in order to complete this task, but seems defeated after, which would explain why he prayed to Pallas for help. This prayer is directly responded to by Athena, once again visiting Telemachus in disguise, but this time as Mentor. Athena reassures him, saying that he’ll “lack neither courage nor sense from this day on” (2.270).
“Proud can I never be of what I hate”. Capulet also shows family value when he says he will disown Juliet if she doesn’t marry Paris. Capulet is so upset when Juliet refuses to marry Paris because he is a man of honour and doesn’t want to go back on his word. A Shakespearean audience would believe in all the premonitions made so they would worry about what was going to happen to the main characters. They believed in what the stars said whereas a modern day audience wouldn’t take it so seriously.
Arthur was to be king and had already married Catherine of Aragon. A husband must be provided, so at the prodding of the Spanish and English monarchies, the Pope threw out the doctrine that stated a man may not marry his brother’s wife and Henry and Catherine wed. They rule happily — for a while — until Henry falls in love with Anne Boleyn, finds out Catherine cannot bear him any sons, and desires to divorce her. The Catholic Church does not support his requests, and Henry attempts to persuade them otherwise, claiming the marriage should be annulled based on its original religious illegality. The Church and More do not buy this claim, considering Henry caused the problem in the first place.
Even though Arthur does not necessarily act in a cowardly manner, neither does he measure up to Gawain’s virtuous nature. After Arthur’s encounter with Dame Ragnell later in the story, he returns to his home even more discouraged than when he set out. Gawain, upon meeting with the dejected king, swears that "I had lever myself be dead, so not I thee"(335) when he hears Arthur’s foreboding prophesy that he will surely die. Gawain backs up his loyalty not only with mere words but with his actions as well. When faced with the prospect of taking a hideous wife to save his lord’s life, Gawain does not hesitate but says that he will "…wed her and wed her again, / Thoughe she were a fend, / Though she were as foulle as Belsabub, / Her shall I wed, by the rood, / Or ellses were not I your frende"(335).
No more with me” (King Lear, Act 2 Scene 4 Line 293). Lear needed a place to stay with his soldiers but Goneril and Regan tells him to reduce the number of soldiers or else, he can’t stay. Lear realizes that Goneril and Regan has lied to him about their love for him and that Cordelia was right, which leads him into the storm and regretting about what he did to Cordelia. Ultimately, after Cornwall plucks Gloucester’s eyes, Regan tells Gloucester that Edmund is the one who told on him to Cornwall. So Gloucester finally knows the truth, “O my follies!