Violence is what can be seen, what is not seen is disregarded. Chigurh rejects what he cannot see, and goes after what he does see: violence yields power. Not only does he follow violence, but it is something he worships such as that he does what the rules of violence tell him to do. This can be seen when he kills Carla Jean. Back to the concept of the coin toss-- she is technically given a chance to avoid death, but in reality her death is inevitable, as the rules of violence make her responsible for what her husband, Llewelyn Moss, did not do.
In Act 3 of Romeo and Juliet Mercutio is discussing with Benvolio about dueling Tybalt for Romeo. Since, Tybalt is the best at dueling, Romeo has no chance to go up against Tybalt. Mercutio believes that he can win against Tybalt, making him look like he is arrogant. Although, Tybalt does not want to quarrel with Mercutio, but instead with Romeo, he does anyway. Mercutio makes it seem has if it is a joke, and they are not really fighting.
In The Importance of Being Earnest, the reasons can definitely be described as selfish, but similarly, so can Romeo and Juliet. In Earnest, deception’s main use is for the character to be able to get away temporarily from the life they are living. It doesn’t hurt anyone, and it was made while the characters were thinking of no one but themselves. In Romeo and Juliet, the characters motivations were also selfish. They thought they were in love and wanted to be together, despite knowing that the obstacles in place would affect more than just themselves.
Thus with a kiss I die” (V.III.119-120). Romeo shows great haste in killing himself for one girl, his love, especially because she is not the only girl he has ever loved. He is willing to drink poison and kill himself before even confirming whether Juliet is really dead. As a cause of this decision Romeo and Juliet’s families are both affected, meaning his haste causes harm to more than just himself. Romeo’s haste is exemplified within these two scenes and is therefore safe to conclude that his hastiness proves to be a lethal
Many interpret her act of burying her brother to be justifiable and moral. In Scene 2 of Antigone, Creon and Antigone confront each other about Antigone’s act of burying Polyneices. Antigone dared to defy Creon’s law and begs him to kill her by stating, “I do. I deny nothing,” when Creon asks if she has buried Polyneices. This act displays her free will because she could have easily denied performing the gesture in order to save herself.
Finalizing his violent plan only after Desdemona grieves for Cassio, Othello finds condemning “proof” in her sorrow, exclaiming, “Out strumpet! weep’st thou for him to my face?” (Shakespeare V.ii.77). Although her death is planned, Othello only rashly commits to the actions once his paranoia is triggered. Othello’s immediate response to Desdemona’s death is not remorse, but he stands with the decision, an indication of her degradation to an object of his sexual knowledge. Desdemona’s purity is “de-materialized” with her death to only a symbol of her inability to betray Othello; he fails to understand “that interiority exceeds the act of representation” (Marchitello 554).
Lady Macbeth then verbally attacks her spouse, angrily calling him a coward. She is confident that the two of them will perfectly execute their plan of killing Duncan and then framing his two guards who will purposely be drunk. She manages to reassure Macbeth’s doubts for his mindset transforms from hesitancy at the beginning of the scene to dauntlessness. If Lady Macbeth had not pushed Macbeth commit the murder, Scotland would likely still be under the rule of the leader they thrive under. Macbeth would not have slowly transformed into a selfish, power-hungry “king” who kills to get what he wants.
Ophelia also further strengthens Hamlet 's madness. His desperate and ludicrous confessions of not loving and loving her drives her away from him. It could be exactly his intention to do this in order to shield his beloved from what is about to happen. She does eventually becomes a puppet to unveil Hamlet 's madness, and pays with her life for it by drowning. Perhaps she is influenced by Hamlet 's madness and begins to see the appeal of his suicidal tendencies and ends her life.