A Guilty Conscience: How Guilt Drives the Powerful to Insanity Guilt is the cause of the destruction of many, particularly in Shakespeare’s Tragedy of Macbeth. As Macbeth and Lady Macbeth continue to murder for the sake of power, they embark on opposite journeys but their guilt ultimately drives them both to insanity. Macbeth goes from being driven mad with guilt, to his instability causing him to murder recklessly. His wife goes from expressing no compassion or guilt to her guilt overcoming her and driving her to madness. After the Macbeth kills Duncan, he has committed his first real murder.
During his college years, he went to study law and psychology in Pennsylvania at Temple University, and later got a degree in psychology. Ted Bundy was one of the most psychotic serial killers of all time because of how he killed his victims, the insane psychological side of him, and how many he killed in total. Ted Bundy killed his victims in the most suspenseful and terrifying way. He would approach the young female victims as a police officer identified as
As he kills people throughout the play, his guild worsens to the point where he has become a tyrant. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth commits these murders against their allies so that the could be happy and gain power, but in the end, they had psychologically deteriorated and lost everything they had and once held dear to
Eventually, Macbeth, ridden with guilt, fear, and paranoia, commits even more murders in an attempt to secure his power; instead, he is overthrown and killed by Macduff. The downfall of the Macbeth is caused by the pulling of a thread — his first interaction with the witches — and the unraveling of his mind into insanity which is shown through his loss of empathy, his increased hostility and paranoia, and his delirious hallucinations. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth’s mental health is seemingly stable, and although he has just finished fighting a battle, his thinking is still rational. His first words spoken are: “So foul and fair a day I have not seen” (1.3.39). He shows remorse over those who were killed in the battle and recognizes that even though he has
In this case, many of the characters have died due to murder or suicide. These continuous deaths heighten the tension, as the suspense and mystery revolving around who would die next, magnifies the sense of anticipation in the audience. These deaths occur gradually, with King Hamlet being the first, as he had died before the play even started. This is followed by Polonius’ death by Hamlet in Act 3, Scene 4. As a result of her father’s death, Ophelia had reached a mental decline and resorted to committing suicide by drowning herself in Act 4, Scene 7.
3. 169-171). This scene occurs after Romeo drinks poison and kills himself when Juliet wakes up and sees this she decides to kill herself. In the Elizabethan times, women were considered the weaker gender. When Juliet stabs herself with Romeo knife she created situational irony as stabbing yourself with a dagger is considered a very painful death.
What makes Othello the most tragically jealous is that he actually murders Desdemona and orders Cassio dead as well. Othello gets a plethora of lines and appearances to build quality reasons why he is the most tragically jealous. For example, Othello says to Desdemona, “That handkerchief Which I so loved, and gave thee, thou gav’st to Cassio” (Shakespeare, Othello, 5.2. 58-60). Othello is overridden by jealousy to the point where he finally enters Desdemona’s room to strangle her.
When the intruder swings the shower curtain aside to face Marion, the music accompanying the scene is the sound of high-pitched and urgent notes on violins, violas and cellos with a very fast tempo adding on to the intensity of the scene instilling fear and horror in the audience as the stabbing that ensues occurs relentlessly. The quick cuts also evoke a sense of panic and fear in us as we comprehend the brutality and cruelty of the scene. A few scenes of these shots were taken in a point-of-view short, allowing us to delve into Marion’s mind during the attack. Also, the eye-level shot of the intruder attacking her emphasizes the fact
In And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie chronicles the deaths of the ten main characters. Slowly, one by one, each character is killed off by an unknown. At first, the deaths were suspected as suicides, but as the coincidences build up, the thought about murder provoked the remaining characters’ minds. 10… 9… 8… 7… 6… 5… 4… 3… 2… 1… everyone is killed. That isn’t the question though.
He preceded to stab her multiple times, causing her fatal and infamous death. Afterwards, he robbed her of her money and sexually assaulted Kitty. When authorities finally arrived, Genovese was reported dead on scene. This case attract nationwide attention, it was clear that Kitty’s last moments triggered many people and awed psychologists, sociologists, and scientists, around the world. The killer’s confidence to do such a thing, knowing that there would be many witnesses present, was something that Chief of Detectives, Albert Seedman, was curious about.