None of them were innocent, but none were involved in the original acts. After finding out that the man behind the curtain he stabbed was Polonius, and not Claudius, he said, “A bloody deed? Almost as bad, good mother, As kill a king and marry with his brother.” Which is both admitting his horrible misdeed and calling out his mother for her deeds. This double meaning draws parallels with the entirety of Rosalie’s existence; always two sides and two meanings. She never does anything without careful consideration, much like Hamlet says nothing without careful consideration.
Procter than tears the paper and knows he basically has crumbled his life. Hale puts his word in “Man,you cannot! you will hang!” (Line 293). Proctor fights the argument and says he can as his name will not be ruined due to the horrible job done by the court. As Hale deals with demonic arts and works with exorcisms he knows that these trials are false and that the village will deny to avoid hanging there is a lot of lives that are depending on Hales investigation.
He did not want to bury his own nephew, he wanted to kill Antigone for burying Polyneices, and tried to kill his own brother because the kingdom had a curse on it. He had too much power and needed to calm down and think what he was doing. Antigone knew that this was the right to do and did without being afraid or sorry for it. She was helping Creon, Ismene, and the community, and they did not realize that she was helping them until it was too
“The Possibility of Evil” and “The Truman Show” both explore how humane morals are easily traded for conniving manipulation until it backfires. In “The Possibility of Evil” the protagonist Ms.Strangeworth has absolutely no problem causing problems in other people’s lives when she sends them letters revealing secrets that are being hidden from them. This control she felt was easily done without regret until she got caught and someone attacked one of her prized possessions. In “The Truman Show” Christof feels no sympathy towards the human being he imprisoned in a made up world turned television show until that person finds out his whole life has been a lie. The main character then leaves the show and while he walks into the world, the director loses his entries life’s work.
No matter what crime and it 's motive, they should still be regulated and justified. For this instance, Mrs. Patrick Maloney of "Lamb to the Slaughter" is guilty of murdering her own husband. Why would she do such a thing if she loved her husband so much? This leads to one of many points: Mrs. Maloney 's actions decided on impulse. Because she let her emotions control her, it resulted in bad decisions and the killing of her own husband.
While Lady Macbeth dies in guilt and repentance, Macbeth dies in selfish submission to evil, fighting with what little he has left to retain for himself the throne. Just before his murder, Macbeth declares to Macduff that he will not give up and will fight to the end, indicating that he does not die in guilt but rather in trying to satisfy his evil desires (5.8.32-33). When compared to Lady Macbeth’s remorseful attitude prior to death, Macbeth’s unrelenting behavior supersedes in level of villainy. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth both display villainy in that they choose the path of evil and deceit to gratify their desire to seize the throne. Lady Macbeth puts on a fierce and intimidating front but proves incapable of the egregious act of murder.
Motherhood Annihilation Wrought by Slavery: An Elucidation of Toni Morrison’s Beloved P J GIFTLIN, Assistant Professor of English, Nesamony Memorial Christian College, Marthandam. Abstract Toni Morrison is s famous contemporary black female author who admirably succeeds in creating a ‘penetrating view of black motherhood’. There are several relationships that Morrison links together to show the aftereffects of the civil war from the Afro Americans point of view. The novel Beloved deals with the forgotten era of slavery and the sufferings of black slaves. Sethe, the protagonist suffers the most inhumane treatment at the plantation by the white masters.
Imagine all of your peers are not held responsible for anything, however, you are held accountable for your actions as well as those of others around you. The Vicario family faces this dilemma throughout Chronicle of a Death Foretold. The Vicario brothers, the leaders of the family, must uphold the honor of their family and kill Santiago because he was accused of taking the virginity of their sister Angela. Angela Vicario was ostracized for losing her virginity, while Santiago and his friends shamelessly frequented the whorehouse. In the book Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Márquez the author illustrates the lack of accountability held to Bayardo and Santiago by their objectification of women throughout the book and still asking for pity.
To try to prove his masculinity to Katherina, he berates and abuses his servants as to make him look manly. He wants to bend Katharina to his will and is willing to be cruel to her, to prove he is able to tame his wife and be virile. This, in turn, causes Curtis to state “By this reckoning he is more shrew than she” (act four, scene one), but Curtis has known Petruchio before this event and has not seen this shrewish side to him before. This suggests Petruchio is only putting on an act and is only presenting himself like that to Katherina, and his true nature is not so shrewish. Petruchio is also described as a shrew on his wedding
She represents the victim and the tyrant at the same time. She is a victim of Orlando’s violent abusive behaviour. She cannot express her refusal of his behaviour or even face him, which suggests that she is a prisoner in this house as Nena. Moreover, she also represents the tyrant by ignoring the fact that her husband actually keeps a child in their basement as a
He punished the citizens of Wallachia for the smallest crimes, by impalement. Women would be impaled for no reason, but were told they weren’t working hard enough. His unfair torture and killings led to constant fear and panic from the people. He would even put a golden chalice in the towns just to test people, to see if anyone would attempt to steal it so he could punish them, but no one dared, for they knew what awaited them if they even thought about it. No one would even talk bad about him, for fear of being executed.
It leaves society in monologue rather than dialogue. Violence ends by defeating itself. It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers” stated that violence as a way of achieving racial justice is wrong; however not using violence is difficult when the people with the power are using violence to get their message across and to prove their point. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr also stated that “the old law of an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind”. Sal’s pizzeria, as opposed to the death of Radio Raheem, could be replaced, unlike the life of Radio Raheem.
In Nabokov’s “Invitation to Beheading” and Shalamov’s “An Individual Assignment,” totalitarian society represents a metaphorical prison that deprives the characters of their freedom and only through the renewal of their individual freedoms can the character’s break from their oppressors. In “Invitation to Beheading” Cincinnatus is imprisoned and sentenced to death for not fitting in with society and the opaqueness of his soul. Cincinnatus was always different throughout his life, but he managed to hide his strangeness. Eventually the masking of his unnatural behaviors subsides with his wife’s disloyalty and he is arrested and sentenced to death. In “An Individual Assignment” Dugaev is educated and is seen as a threat to the totalitarian
I think it is wrong to live with a lie, than die with the truth. The Salem witch trials of 1692 were filled with lies and truths. Because no one wanted to die they lied so they could live and not have a good name, than the ones telling the truth and dying for that truth. I agree with Increase Mather when he said “It would better that ten suspected witches may escape than one innocent person be condemned.” John Proctor said “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life!” and to rip up his confession paper, because he put a lot of respect to his name and did not want the confession hung on the door of the church.
The Misfit callously remarks to the grandmother that “crime doesn’t matter,” later elaborating that regardless of the morality behind what someone does, they’ll eventually “just be punished for it” (O’Connor 14). The Misfit’s belief in inevitable “punish[ment],” reveals his twisted view on life, a view that could only be created through undeserving pain. The final instance of the Misfit’s unjustified suffering becomes evident through the reason behind his name. In a final explanation to the grandmother, the Misfit states that he gave himself this strange title because he “can 't make what all [he] done wrong fit what all he] gone through in punishment” (O’Connor 15). The Misfit’s inability to explain his “punishment” reveals the thesis behind his murderous lifestyle, a lifestyle crafted from experiences past.