He hates himself and often inflicts physical pain on himself. "He thus typified the constant introspection wherewith he tortured, but could not purify, himself" to never forget what he has done (141). To him, it is a bad thing that Hester is shown publicly as a sinner, but people forget that. What is far worse than public shame is his own inner shame that he feels constantly and privately. Knowing what only he and Hester know, the secret eats away at him and drives him close to insanity.
Furthermore, even the surgeons on the battlefront are taken advantage of war by becoming psychotic and treat the patients cruelly: You are here to be cured of your wound, not your flat feet. Did you have any problem with them in the field? No, well there you are! At present you can still walk, but if once the old boy gets you under the knife you 'll be in cripples” (259). The doctors are being compared to “old boys” or basically children because they are not in the right mindset to realize what they are doing is completely wrong and inhumane.
Even though Harry believed he saw a krait slither onto his stomach, there was nothing there. His misreading of the situation made his anger worse. Harry took his anger out on the doctor because the doctor had something that Harry did not like. Harry started yelling at the doctor because the doctor asked if he has really seen the krait, which Harry took as the doctor calling him a liar. Harry had a lot of anger built up inside of him from the stress he had been under, the sarcasm and misreading just added to that anger.
He then says, “ Blood started coming out of his mouth. He started crying, and he rolled on the ground, as though the knives were on the outside of him instead of on the inside of him… That’s me in there with all those knives” (139). Paul was already considered to be senseless for torturing an animal but what demonstrates his heartless personality the most is that he takes pride in his tortues. The gruesome imagery used by Paul can be extended to symbolize how war demoralizes humans. This is shown through many occasions in the novel as soldiers of war start objectifying women, stealing syrup from the factory and most terrifying, torturing other human beings, as shown through the firebombing of Dresden.
Bloodlust is an uncontrollable desire to kill which is not morally acceptable. In Beowulf, Beowulf finally battles Grendel and defeats him, but demands vengeance. Although Grendel attempts to repent he is “He twisted in pain,/and the bleeding sinew deep in his shoulder/snapped, muscle and bone split/and broke” (389-91). Beowulf finally gets the chance to execute Grendel, but in this endeavor, he attempts to make him suffer as much as possible. He slowly tortures Grendel and even lets him go in the hopes he bleeds to death.
Judging by his character he is a very cruel and wicked man. In my opinion, in the novel, the red sweater symbolizes hatred, anger, cruelty, rage, or even a person who you will fear to approach just by looking at him because in the novel he is characterized as being an evil person who hates dogs and beats them like in this quote when it says: “He was beaten; but he was not broken. He saw once for all, that he stood no chance against a man with a club. He learned the
As time went on he realized he needed to stand up for the other men on the ward. He did not like how they were being treated by the powerful, controlling Nurse Ratched and they weren’t doing anything about it. He knew he was the only one who was strong enough to stand up to her and try to change things. He then made it his mission to take down Nurse Ratched for the sake of the whole ward. A fatal flaw that leads to the downfall of a tragic hero is specifically called hamartia.
This is seen when the nurse comes in and takes the phone away from him, saying, “Why do you do this to yourself? You promised you wouldn’t. That’s how you hurt yourself… Getting excited, talking too much,” (Paragraph 34). On top of his disease, this is what depresses him even more. He knows that if he excites himself too much, he would fail and would be history.
The Sentry knows that as soon as Creon find out that someone has been burying Polynices that he will be furious. “And all the time a voice kept saying, “You fool, don’t you know you’re walking straight into trouble?”; and then another voice: “Yes, but if you let somebody else get the news to Creon first, it will be even worse than that for you!”” (1,191) All the while he does it because he knows it will be worse if he doesn’t tell Creon. His personality is what keeps him from being beheaded or stoned to
The creature was trying to help this girl, but he was punished because of his looks (101). This causes his fury to build into evil and bitterness: “Inflamed by pain, I vowed eternal hatred and vengeance to all mankind,” (101). The creature was in pain from being shot, and he vowed to get revenge against all humans (101). Without friends, the creature has felt no love or kindness from anyone, except from blind De Lacey (95-96). This need for friends has developed into him being evil; where as if he had friends, then he probably would not want to cause pain and misery upon everyone.
Dimmesdale starts living with Chillingworth so the doctor can keep the feeble minister ‘healthy’; the doctor, reversely, tries to make Dimmesdale feel conflicted about his morals which leads to Dimmesdale obsessively whipping himself “...on his own shoulders” and“...fast[ing]...in order to purify [his] body… rigorously...until his knees trembled beneath him[self]...” (132). He is enveloped in his sin, and cannot escape it unless he tells the truth. In fact, Dimmesdale could not stop thinking about his sin which “...continued to give Mr. Dimmesdale a real existence [which] was the anguish in his inmost soul” (133). All that Dimmesdale has to live for his life is serving out his sentence; this is where, Dimmesdale must make a huge decision on whether he should conceal sin, or let his words roam free. When the minister is able to go into the forest, which is a place unlike Puritan society, he is able to talk with Hester, which lets him become his true self: where he is able to come out to the public of his
In The Tell Tale Heart, the character buries another person under his floorboards because he didn 't’ like the ways his eye looked, which makes us pretty sure he had some type of mental illness and was mad like Poe at the end of his life. For example, in The Tell Tale Heart, it says, “Now this is the point you fancy me mad. Madmen know nothing. [...] You should have seen how wisely I proceeded with what caution with what foresight with what dissimulation I went to work.” (Poe) This quote shows that the character didn’t know if he was mad or not. Also in The Tell Tale Heart it says, “I heard all the things in heaven and in the earth.
There no sense in thinking too hard about how it came to be. We just have to keep our heads up. I’d say I hate this situation but Yongguk is always quoting at me that “Hate is too great a burden to bear.” I agree but could you blame me for feeling some hate? Places destroyed, so many people dead from mysterious diseases that only certain age groups