In this quote, we see that Montresor’s intention is to kill Fortunato, rather than take him to taste the expensive wine. As the story goes on, we get a better picture of Montresor’s evil plan by linking the things that he has said in the beginning with him taking Fortunato deeper and deeper into the catacombs. In The Most Dangerous Game, we realize from very early on in the story that the General’s intention is to hunt, and ultimately kill Rainsford. In the story, the General says: “[The animal] must have courage, cunning, and, above all, it must be able to reason”, to which Rainsford’s answer was that no animal could reason. This quote is the first point in the story it is certain that Zaroff is a murderer.
In the short story “The Cask of Amontillado” Montresor states, “I must not only punish but punish with impunity. A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong” (Poe). In today's language, Montresor is saying that he wants to punish Fortunato without being caught, but he does want Fortunato to know that he was going to die by the hand of Montresor so he could have closure in the subject. In the online article “Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" the author states, “Montresor, who is the narrator of this disturbing short story, vows to get revenge on Fortunato for insulting him, and Montresor plans to seek retribution upon Fortunato to support his family motto "Nemo me impune lacessit" which means “No one assails me with impunity" in English” (Womack).
Another example of schizophrenia he displayed is that he thought he was a sorcerer and could actually use magic. He believed that drinking his victims saliva and burying their body's so that their heads faced his house would actually give him power. Ahmad had developmental problems around his early adulthood or Erikson's stage 6, because that was around the time his father died. The death of his father is what most likely triggered him to start acting out, because he was very close with his father when he was younger. This is also why he felt the need to take his father's advice during his hallucination of him telling Ahmed to kill all those women, because he was motivated to not let him down and wanted to make him proud.
Macbeth was contemplating the consequences of murdering Duncan and foresees his future of being overthrown by righteousness. He is worried that “This even-handed justice/ Commends th’ ingredience if our poisoned chalice/ To our own lips.” (1.7.10-12). Macbeth, at this point, have not been obsessed with lust for power. He raised self-awareness that the violence he used to wrongly proclaim himself king will be used to take vengeance against him. Such violence made him a “tyrant” and eventually killed by Macduff in anger of Macbeth’s crimes.
Even though Hamlet said it was his mental illness that caused the fight which makes Hamlet a sane person because only sane people can point out that sometimes their actions are wrong. An insane person would not be able to think about the consequences of their actions or do not even know that they are insane themselves. At the end of the play when Hamlet murdered Claudius it is justified as an action of a sane person. The first reason is when his own mother, Gertrude, pointed out that “the drink” is “poisoned” and Claudius was the only person that told her to not drink it, which shows that Claudius knew something about the drink. Another strong piece of evidence to justify Hamlet’s action to murder Claudius is when Laertes points out that Hamlet’s “mother’s poisoned” and that “the king’s to blame”(V.ii.315-316).
In his article ‘A Problem for the Idea of Voluntary Euthanasia’ Neil Campbell talks about the ethics behind the voluntary decision and thinks that voluntary euthanasia does not really exist. He argues against euthanasia and says that when those terminally ill patients take the decision of ending their lives, the decision was not freely chosen, but was the result of them undergoing excruciating pain. (Campbell, 1999, p. 242). His argument is presented in a way to support the opponents’ claim by denying that voluntary euthanasia exists and that it is all psychological and not
Readers know that this special cleaning fluid is a poison to kill the victims who have consumed other potions. Alan, on the other hand, is still oblivious to the fact that the old man told him this cleaning fluid is a poison in which he may need if the results of the love potion are not what he desires. On page 199, the old man states that this cleaning fluid is “... quite imperceptible to any known method of autopsy,” (Collier 199). Alan at first understood what the old man meant but once the old man had changed his wording about this cleaning fluid, Alan became interested in the magical love potion once again. Another subtle hint that the old man gives to Alan is when he is leaving when he says “au revoir,” (Collier 202).
Although he was hesitant to eliminate the king he pushed himself to go through with the deed. In this drama was basically envisioning the dagger he was suppose to use to kill Duncan. In Act II Macbeth states the following… “I go and it’s done: the bell invites me. Hear it is not Duncan, for it is a knell that summons thee to heaven or to hell.” (scn I ln 62-64). Also further along in the passage when Macbeth felt like Banquo might become a threat to his innocents and tell someone what the witches had prophesied to them he talked two murders into killing Banquo in Act III Macbeth said “have you considered of my speeches?
The witches played a colossal role in Macbeth’s downfall and ultimately, his death. Since the first part of the prophecy stated Macbeth as being the new Thane of Cawdor, he believed he could continue to become king as well. In knowing his prediction, Macbeth also realized that since the king was in good health, so he would have to kill the king himself. For the rest of his prophecy to come true he would have to kill the king for himself. “All hail, Macbeth that shalt be king hereafter!” (1.3.51).The witches sparked this greed and ambition in Macbeth that caused him to kill the king.