The movie, The Princess Bride, conforms to the concept that the villain turns into a hero, and always gets the damsel in distress. “It’s a love story, a slap-stick comedy, and even a little action.” (Mac) As You Wish: Westley and Buttercup in The Princess Bride) It illustrates a basic love story with a similar ending, making it an unoriginal film. In the movie, at the beginning, Westley (known as farmboy) has a secret love for Buttercup. They never end up confessing and he leaves and it had been said that he was killed by the Dread Pirate Roberts. As the story goes on he finds Buttercup kidnapped by three men and fights to save her from an awful marriage to a prince.
Which thus leads to a devilish plan assassinating their King Duncan so her dear husband Macbeth can take the crown and throne. Making a short road turn into a long, winding, and troublesome one. This foreshadows many problems to come for the fact of the three witches making prophecies for Macbeth, which is the reason Lady Macbeth furthered her power hungry thoughts into reality. Commentary: Witches “When shall we three meet again? In thunder, lightning or in rain?” “When the hurly-burly’s done, when the battle’s lost and won.” “That will be ere the set of sun” “Where the place?” “Upon the heath” “There to meet Macbeth” Not only is this conversation between the three witches important, it is what opens the play itself.
His plays include A Midsummer Night’s Dream which is about people who love the wrong people and a magic love potion confuses everyone even more, but eventually everything gets straightened out and everything works out. Another play would be Hamlet, a story about a brother killing a brother, taking the throne, and then marries his brother’s wife, and the protagonist, Hamlet, happens to be the dead king’s son, and the new king, or his uncle’s stepson. “The king of Denmark has been murdered by his brother, Claudius, who then becomes king and marries the dead king's widow.” (E.D. Hirsch). The last play that will be analyzed will be Othello, a play about a jealous soldier who seeks revenge by ruining a marriage and ends with everyone dead.
The Prince hears of Buttercup and her beauty so he asks her to marry him even though they don't love each other. Buttercup has to say yes. Later that day she is kidnapped by Fezzik (the Turk), Inigo (the Spaniard), and Vizzini (the Sicilian). The three men then sail to Guilder to kill Buttercup so Prince Humperdinck can start a war. Inigo then realizes the Man in Black is following them.
Claudius then succeeds to the throne and takes his wife Gertrude, the old King's widow and Prince Hamlet's mother. William Shakespeare developed Hamlet as a character who procrastinates a key decision to seek revenge on his uncle. Hamlet disrespects the women closest to him and manipulates them along with his friends to achieve his desire for revenge. The play portrays fear, madness, and uncontrolled rage and also explores the depths of incest, revenge, and corruption. It is evident that Hamlet's disrespect towards women, manipulative action, and lack of decisive action cause an even more rotten and corrupt Denmark.
When the ghost tells Hamlet, "With witchcraft of his wit with traitorous gifts-- O wicked wit and gifts that have the power So seduce!--won to his shameful lust. the will of my most seeming- virtuous queen."(i.v. 44-46) this proves that Claudius actions came from his greed. Secondly, When people are overtaken by greed for power they are determinded to do what ever it takes to get what they desire. For example, when Claudius sets up the plan of poisioning Hamlet in the duel he ends up killing Ger... ... middle of paper ... ...is uncle, Claudius for taking the throne, his mother, his money and the crown.
. . notorious" for their utter cruelty(18). The tale Bath's Wife weaves exposes that Chaucer was aware of both forms of the medieval soldier. Where as his knowledge that knights were often far from perfect is evidenced in the beginning of Alison's tale where the "lusty" soldier rapes a young maiden; King Arthur, whom the ladies of the country beseech to spare the life of the guilty horse soldier, offers us the typical conception of knighthood.
Changing Morality in Dante’s Inferno, Hamlet, The Trial, and Joyce’s The Dead Everyone remembers the nasty villains that terrorize the happy people in fairy tales. Indeed, many of these fairy tales are defined by their clearly defined good and bad archetypes, using clichéd physical stereotypes. What is noteworthy is that these fairy tales are predominately either old themselves or based on stories of antiquity. Modern stories and epics do not offer these clear definitions; they force the reader to continually redefine the definitions of morality to the hero that is not fully good and the villain that is not so despicable. From Dante’s Inferno, through the winding mental visions in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, spiraling through the labyrinth in Kafka’s The Trial, and culminating in Joyce’s abstract realization of morality in “The Dead,” authors grapple with this development.
Gloucester's sympathy helps Lear to Dover to meet Cordelia, yet leads to his own blindness and his going to Dover for suicide. Edgar becomes embroiled in the main plot when, disguised as a madman, he meets Lear on the heath. His destruction of Oswald, Goneril's steward and his defeat of Edmund in the duel leading to Edmund admitting he has given secret orders for the execution of Lear and Cordelia, together with his alliance with Albany, all relate him to the main plot. However, it is - appropriately enough - the corrupt Edmund who becomes most entangled with the main plot. Ambition drives him into Cornwall's hands, and to his double involvement with Goneril and Regan.
Perseus gets manipulated and volunteers to kill Medusa in an act to offer his services to King Polydectes. Similarly, Psyche gets tricked by her evil sisters to go against her husband’s wishes, but through her curiosity, she insists to find out who her husband actually is. Both Perseus and Psyche portray similar characteristics in their own myths; one example of their similarities is that they are both naïve. Perseus falls straight into King Polydectes’ plan to get rid of him and marry his mother. As it states in the myth, “Perseus had foolishly permitted himself to be manipulated into volunteering to die” (200).