Humans are free to make their own decisions to the extent that they let themselves be influenced. In other words, your choices are only free when they are exempt from the influence of other people. Actual “free” decisions are the ones that you make when you are the sole-proprietor; decisions you make free from pride, unhealthy aspiration, and encouragement from outside influences. There is a fine line between ambition and unhealthy aspiration that creates the foundation for understanding decisions
crime of humanity but planning to kill someone is just evil. Macbeth in Shakespeare’s play, who was loyal, courageous and honorable knight, protected his king from a traitor. His wife, Lady Macbeth is a stronger character, more dominant in the relationship with Macbeth. She is also a hideous woman, who influences her husband by making him commit murder by insulting and criticizing him. After a successful plan to kill King Duncan, Macbeth quickly continued to kill more people that could get in his
“Girls wear jeans and cut their hair short and wear shirts and boots because it is okay to be a boy; for a girl it is like promotion. But for a boy to look like a girl is degrading, according to you, because secretly you believe that being a girl is degrading” (McEwan 55-56). Throughout the history of literature women have been viewed as inferior to men, but as time has progressed the idealistic views of how women perceive themselves has changed. In earlier literature women took the role of being
his self-reflection discloses the fact that he knows the truth. A deceiving truth. Through such unsteady manipulation comes a steady agreement: sooner or later, a harsh reality settles upon both the deception and naiveté. In all, the poem shows compromises that many face in a relationship today as many did in the 16th century when the poem was published. The first person point of view helps to elaborate this by noting that if the environment of the relationship is based on fictitious features, then
The Elizabethan Era's Effect on Shakespeare's Works If every playwright in Shakespeare's time aspired, as he did, to paint a portrait of an age in their works, his would have been the Mona Lisa, leaving the most lasting impression on generations to come and at the same time, one of the world's most baffling mysteries. Surely it is no coincidence that the world's most celebrated dramatist would've lived during the time when one of the world's most powerful rulers in history reigned. Or was it?