“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies while still alive.” This quote by 2pac relates to the tragedy of Julius Caesar. Caesar had so much potential and did many things for Rome. Caesar was murdered for the sole fact that others were afraid of a tyrant running Rome.
It is the most significant event in the life of the character, when it comes to the two short stories in question. Murder seals their fate and puts them on the other side beyond the line of no return. For the main character in "The Black Cat" it is not even the murder of the wife but the murder of Pluto for no good reason. The first step to the point of no return is made when the narrator cuts out one of Pluto's eyes in rage even though the animal was the last one to avoid his wrath for the longest time. After this occasion, the character becomes engulfed in the feeling of irrationality.
For instance, Macbeth knows that killing the king is morally wrong, and talks many times of why he should not do it. But, Macbeth still goes through with killing the king because his wild ambition drives him to it, even though logically he should not have killed Duncan. After the killing of Duncan Macbeth deeply regrets his actions, in Act II scene II he says “What hands are here? Ha, they pluck out mine eyes. / Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood / Clean from my hand?
Later when Victor is told by his monster that he would leave to South America if Victor makes a second creation, he agrees until he selfishly destroys the second creation. “You have destroyed the work which you began... Do you dare to break your promise?” (181). Victor knew the consequences.
(Steinbeck 42). This piece of support from the texts relates to the previous support used. The problem, here, was that a group of guys were trying to eliminate Lennie; so the solution was to wait until night to leave, but George put Lennie in a better place, gently killed, because George felt that Lennie was a danger to himself, and others. To finalize, problem and solution was one of the major literary themes talked about in this
Therefore, if Billy were given a lesser sentence the sailors would think about “the recent outbreak at the Nore”, (77) and as a result of that Great mutiny which rocked Britain, Veer believes a “clement sentence they would think would account pusillanimous. They would think that we flinch, that were are afraid of them – afraid of practicing a lawful rigour singularly demanded at this juncture lest it should provoke new troubles.” (77) If this line of thinking were allowed to propagate then the British Navy would quickly be in immediate danger of another Great Mutiny. This is the basis for Veers decision to execute Billy in order to avoid much larger potential unrest, and it is the best possible decision given the circumstances for if he had led Billy live, he would have lost the respect of his crew along with his authority over
It all seems predestined that Oedipus would end up murdering his father and committing incest with his mother. However from my personal point of view, I think that the whole series of tragic events that had happened in King Oedipus can totally be thwarted. This tragedy could be well avoided from the beginning through the decision made by perhaps his parents or even the different characters in the plot. Ironically, we could also say that it is also the decisions made by these people in various situations that result in the tragedy. I believe that there will be a plot twist even if only one mid-event got changed.
Perhaps George got tired of Lennie and took his life out of anger as his job and dream of sharing a farm with Lennie became impossible, or maybe George had had enough and killed Lennie because “(…) he [Lennie] gets in trouble alla time because he’s so God damn dumb.” (OMM, 42). On the contrary, after Lennie had killed Curley’s wife George knew what Curley’s lynch mob would come for Lennie and make his death painful by “(…) shoot[ing] the guts outa that big bastard” (OMM, 96-97). George simply helped Lennie the only way he knew how, by taking his life quickly after telling him what he wanted to
This was an act of mercy so that Lennie wouldn't have to deal with the fate that was much worse to come, however he betrayed Lennie's trust and killed him, betraying their special relationship. Those condemned to this circle shall be put into a pit only visible from the waist up, doomed to be with Lucifer for all of existence. As stated in the first paragraph, ‘Of Mice and Men’ is an amazing literary work. Steinbeck created characters that are such amazing symbols that they will fit within any large amount of topics.
All in all, due to his ruthless personality traits, Creon is the tragic hero in the play, not Antigone. If he didn 't express his anger and aggression it could have prevented many deaths. He could have prevented his wife and son 's death if he would have put his pride to the side, and was not so stubborn. Even though many have reason to believe that Antigone is the tragic hero, Creon is due to his lack of control over his emotions. Creon is most definitely
The side that I am choosing is that George should have killed Lennie because Lennie can’t live by himself, he is mentally challenged, and Curley would have killed him anyway if George didn 't. Lennie is mentally challenged and he likes to talk to dead animals and other different things. He gets in trouble a lot and can 't really do anything by himself because he will always be getting in trouble if he is by himself. “Jus wanted to feel that girl’s dress-jus wanted to pet it like it was mouse(Steinbeck 11). The quote proves my reason because Lennie got both George and Lennie in trouble because he wanted to feel a girls dress. George should have killed Lennie because Lennie can 't live by himself and I believe if George didn 't kill Lennie
To many people, it was the right and merciful thing to do for multiple reasons, the first reason being that Lennie was unwillingly dangerous to those around him as well as to himself, the second reason is that Lennie could not be able to subsist without George and the last being that if George didn’t shoot Lennie, Curley would have. Lennie is
George kills Lennie also because he doesn 't want to be on the run like he has most of the time been. So Lennie is stressing on George 's life but George feels to guilty to have him run, because he couldn 't live on his own. So George has to kill Lennie because he has no other choice for Lennie 's future. This was the best choice for Lennie in George 's mind. He also thinks this world is too cruel for
This whole situation caused controversy and anger feelings. Even though there wouldn’t be an agreement because of those who accepted slavery to happen and a war would end up happening the government could have ended it by agreeing with the northern states, and instead of seeing those who fought for their rights being killed they should have just set laws favoring all citizens, and not letting violence happen and creating a bigger problem. There were ways to solve a situation like this instead of choosing violence. The civil war could have been prevented if there was union, but instead of choosing other ways they decided to divide and have opposing sides that only caused