Evil Tyrant Essays

  • Sundiata

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    Epics Sundiata was written in Africa. Gilgamesh was the oldest one written. Other works include the Iliad and the Odyssey, which were written by the blind prophet Homer. What do all these works of literature have in common with each other? The similarity that all these works of literature have is that they are all epics. What does this mean? What is an epic? The definition of an epic is that an epic is a long, narrative poem with a hero that goes on a quest. What is the hero? Well, the characteristics

  • Postcolonial Discourse in Wide Sargasso Sea

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    inevitable downfall. Rhys divides the speaking voice between Rochester and Antoinette, thus avoiding the suppression of alternative voices which she recognises in Bronte's text. Rochester, who is never named in the novel, is not portrayed as an evil tyrant, but as a proud and bigoted younger brother betrayed by his family into a loveless marriage. His double standards with regards to the former slaves and Antoinette's family involvement with them are exposed when he chooses to sleep with the maid

  • Gilgamesh and Odysseus: Perfect Heros

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    which does not aid in their quest for what they desire. As part of their heroic character, the gods must guide them in order to reach their goals. In every epic from antiquity, the greatest challenge a hero must overcome is not a monster or an evil tyrant but themselves. They wish to have glory, honor, and a place in history forever. Doing something that no one else could ever do again is what a hero desires to do. From Gilgamesh to The Odyssey, epic heroes constantly have to reinvent themselves

  • Essay on the Tyrant in Richard III and Macbeth

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    The Tyrant in Richard III and Macbeth In Richard III and Macbeth Shakespeare used the title characters to reveal the typical characteristics of the tyrant such as limited foresight, mental instability, paranoia, the alienation of allies, and a clearly defined persona of evilness. Both Richard III and Macbeth are noblemen that usurp the crown through treachery, deceitfulness, and murder. Their rule is short-lived, though, because the reign with fear and terror. This clearly sets them up as

  • Plato's Five Regime In The Movie Ida

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    detail about what is known as the five regimes. The five regimes can apply to both individuals and societies. The regimes go from orderliness to chaos in this order: aristocracy, timocracy, oligarchy, democracy, and tyranny. On an individual level, a tyrant is someone who essentially grants themselves complete freedom to chase pleasure in abundance, no matter what measures they take to achieve it. This could be a pursuit of money, sex, power, or any other earthly possession that may fill the hole in

  • Analysis Of Othello And Titus Andronicus By William Shakespeare

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    with violence, which is disturbing to the audience. Yet, the audience is entranced even more as they try to find out how Shakespeare creates his plays to be so tyrannical. Shakespeare is an effective playwright because of one simple fact: he is a tyrant. In plays like Othello and Titus Andronicus, by the control of all characters, Shakespeare uses racism and the treatment of women to entreat and entertain the audience through acts of tyranny until the hero and those with the purest of hearts are

  • Plato's Idea of the Emergence of Tyranny from Democracy

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    What are tyrants, one might ask. In the current sense of the word a tyrant is pejorative term, applied to an individual in power who is selfish and self preserving. A tyrant is an immoral being, ruling over those around him through force, a tax on the freedom of those he subjugates. Yet the question that one should be asking is where do tyrants come from? Plato proposed that tyrants are a product of democracy, that the liberty inherent to a democracy allows the self interested to manipulate the

  • Macbeth - Noble Soldier to Bloody Tyrant

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    Macbeth - Noble Soldier to Bloody Tyrant The purpose of tragedy is to arouse in the audience emotions of fear or pity, and to produce a catharsis-a relieving cleansing-of these emotions. Macbeth is the most horrific of Shakespeare's tragedies because the protagonist commits such bloodthirsty acts. Apart from on the battlefield, however, this brutality is not evident when we first meet the hero.  General Macbeth is a man of military and political importance, the heroic Thane of Glamis and

  • William Blake Allusion

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    The theme of William Blake’s poem, “The Lamb,” conveys that Blake wanted children to know that God created them. He wrote the poem, like a song to appeal to children and utilized rhymes to entertain them. In addition, Blake used allusion to lure the reader toward a higher power. He repeated an important question as he asked the reader who made him; this emphasized its significance in the poem. Blake was a Christian man who loved God and appreciated the innocence of children. He believed that

  • Thrasybulus: An Example Of Tyranny In Ancient Greece

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    considered to be Thrasybulus, who was the tyrant of Miletus during the 7th century. Thrasybulus is manly well known for his action of walking through a field of corn with a messenger from Corinth. Thrasybulus believed that a ruler needed to remove its competition or the ruler would be eliminated. After his influence, tyranny would soon take an impact in the region and societies would not respond very well. Thrasybulus set the foundation for how many tyrants would rule for years to come. Thrasybulus

  • Macbeth - Macbeth The Tyrant

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    At the beginning of the play Macbeth is seen as a courageous soldier who is loyal to the King but is corrupted from the witches prophecies and by his and Lady Macbeth’s ambition. Their marriage is of convenience for Lady Macbeth, but for Macbeth it is more than that. He loves his wife, and she takes advantage of that. She is continuously making him feel guilty, for being weak, and challenges his manhood, with these words "When you durst do it, then you were a man, and, to be more than what you were

  • Shakespeare on Machiavelli: The Prince in Richard III

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    hail him as the ultimate Machiavel.  This build up only serves to further the dramatic irony when Richard falls from his throne.  The nature of Richard's character is key to discovering the commentary Shakespeare is delivering on the nature of tyrants.  By setting up Richard to be seen as the ultimate Machiavel, only to have him utterly destroyed, Shakespeare makes a dramatic commentary on the frailty of tyranny and such men as would aspire to tyrannical rule. From the outset of the play

  • Macbeth's Portrayal as a Tragic Hero and an Evil Tyrant

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    Macbeth's Portrayal as a Tragic Hero and an Evil Tyrant Throughout Shakespeare's 'Macbeth,' the main character, Macbeth, is conveyed both as a tragic hero and as an evil tyrant. He is a tragic hero, as he falls from grace after being at the top, and suffers with dignity when all have deserted him, especially when the English armies are on the brink of attacking him and he refuses to submit, as he dies fighting or his beliefs. Initially, in the first few scenes, Macbeth is seen as a hero

  • Lincoln the Tyrant

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    Lincoln the Tyrant There is no doubt that Abraham Lincoln is widely regarded as one of the great American presidents. The general public, when asked about Lincoln, will often tell the tale of a great man. Holding their head high, they will embark on the journey of a benevolent leader, praising the man who envisioned a new America: a great country of racial equality, and the pillar of human liberty. There are some, however, who have quite the opposite view. In his work, The Real Lincoln,

  • Evil In Oedipus The King

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    throne. But the same greek word, with a different definition, tyrant, or tyrannos, is the negative connotation of the same phrase. It is someone who came into power any other way: murder, treason, wrongdoings, etc. Oedipus- who clearly has a slew of traits that are suited for both denotations of the singular meaning, is harder to classify. With him

  • Antigone

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    because I don't believe in or worship the same gods Antigone did. Continuing on I started to glean more of Creon's personality. I learned that he was not the humble and merciful person I thought he was but rather he was a prideful and maybe even a tyrant king. I say this because why else would you leave someone that has already been defeated and is dead, left unburied and then threaten death to anyone who tries to bury him? To mean this personifies cruelty and yet I can see that maybe he had a hidden

  • Plato’s Republic: Justice and Injustice in Thrasymachus' Account

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    ruled or those exploited individuals who are just and obey the laws of the society; (b) the tyrant or ruler who sets down laws in the society in order to exploit the many for personal advantage; (c) the "stronger" individual (kreittoon) or member of the society who is detached from the many and aspires to become the tyrant. Second, I argue that if Thrasymachus’s account of the perfectly unjust life of the tyrant is to be more than a theoretical ideal, then the stronger individual who aspires to the tyrant’s

  • Summary Of Shooting An Elephant Imperialism

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    citizen's physiological needs and safety are met. But, at times the government acts out with petty impulses in response to pressure, just as human beings do at times, caused by all of the responsibility they have. Which causes the government to rule as tyrant which resulted from the petty impulses. Burma was a free kingdom until the British came and imperialized

  • The Role And Development Of Peisistratus

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    Peisistratus, the son of Hippocrates, was an ancient Greek ruler ruling the Athens in the ancient times. His period is said to be the long 30 years from 527 BC to 561 BC. He rose to power as a result of victories in small battles and was the first of the ancient Greek rulers who was popular among the people of Athens. He was the first example of populism, a method of governance where the leaders and the rulers become popular with the common people (Herodotus, 2013). There are several anecdotes reported

  • Macbeth:Concious Villain To Unrepentant Tyrant

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    Macbeth: Conscious Villain to Unrepentant Tyrant Thesis: To trace the degradation of Macbeth from a hero to a conscious villain to an unrepentant tyrant. I. Macbeth as a Hero. A. Admired warrior B. Duncan's Admiration II.     Macbeth as a Conscious Villain A. First tidings of villainy B. Murder of Duncan C. Guilt-Ridden Soliquoy III. Macbeth as a non-repentant Tyrant A. Murder of Macduff's family B. Selfish thoughts of sleep C. Feelings of Invincibility Macbeth