He failed his parental duty to take care of his child and his needs and as a result he got Elizabeth killed. Finally, Victor learns that he has been in the wrong the entire time so he pledges to end his creation even if its the death of him. “I, who irretrievably destroyed thee by destroying all thou lovedst. Alas! He is cold, he cannot answer me” (237).
When someone is sick, it means the humors were either disturbed or replaced with an “evil humor”, which is associated with evil spirits. A solution to this problem was by bloodletting, a process that includes taking blood from a patient by two different
Hamlet feels betrayed by his mother and feels like he can 't trust anyone. Shakespeare gives Hamlet these struggles in the play to amplify the mental and psychological events that make the reader feel bad about what all happened to Hamlet. Hamlet eventually kills Claudius like his father told him to, but only did it after his mother, Gertrude, drank the poison that Claudius meant to give Hamlet. This is a result of external action from all the sorrows that was building up in Hamlet’s life. This brings us to our next character, Gertrude, Claudius’s wife and Hamlets
This story applies to the Feminist Criticism because the relationship with Emily and any male figure in her life is dependent. Also, this short story displays a society completely dominated by males. Moreover, Emily in the text is presented as isolated, a life she lives due to her father’s controlling ways, this shows her as dependent and feeble minded for continuing this unhappy way of life based on a man’s jurisdictions. Faulkner, in A Rose For Emily, states, “That was two years after her father’s death and a short time after her sweetheart— the one we believed would marry her—had deserted her. After her father’s death she went out very little; after her sweet heart went away, people hardly saw her at all.
The Oresteia is a political trilogy touching the topics of patriarchy and sexism. Even though, Agamemnon's death had happened years before, his essence is still evident in the hearts and minds of the people specially his children Orestes and Electra. His murder filled their minds even disregarding the fact that their father instigated the Trojan War and murdered their sister Iphigenia. Women in Ancient Greece were expected to be hung up on revenge and deception but to stay at home and take care of the family household. Ladies didn’t have any rights or power—even eating and sleeping in the same room was deemed unacceptable.
Women was treated poorly in Umuofia because men believe that they were weak and in inadequate. “ Even as a little boy Okonkwo had represented his father 's failure and weakness, and even now he still remembered how he had suffered when a playmate had told him that his father was Agbala. That was held first came to know that Agbala was only another name for a woman that also mean a man who had taken the title” Achebe 15. Okonkwo not only was verbally abusive to his wife, but was verbally abusive to his oldest child; Nwoye. Okonkwo mentally killed the woman, through his words and thoughts.
This absolutely changed his mental state, and was the beginning of a numerous amount of murders. The audience sees a completely changed mental state when he decides to kill Macduff’s family. Finally, Macbeth’s mental state after his wife dies is ruined. He sees no reason to live anymore, and doesn’t care about the life he’s living, which is a strong contrast from the beginning of the play. The influence of outside sources on Macbeth’s character, ultimately led to his mental deterioration, and without them, the tragedy of Macbeth would not have been a tragedy at
The mansion is a very visual example of the degree of degradation suffered by Roderick. Eventually the house pushes people away, like it does incest. For centuries incest in the Usher family has been natural episode that has produced many of their relatives suffer from "a peculiar sensitivity temperament, through long ages" (FHU 5) due to a bad family decision in the way of living. “This kind of relationships went against the dogma of society” (Allison) and as a result has created "an atmosphere unique to themselves and their immediate vicinity which had no affinity with the air of heaven" (FHU
Okonkwo had a load of guilt for killing his adoptive son, Ikemefuna. After Okonkwo murders Ikemefuna he has a bulk of feelings and becomes emotional which isn’t like him. The text says “ Okonkwo did not taste any food for two days after the death of Ikemefuna. .. He did not sleep at night, he tried not to think about Ikemefuna but the more he tried, the more he thought about him”(Achebe 63).
For instance, Dostoevsky’s wife died of tuberculosis. This woman, Maria, parallels the fiance that Raskolnikov lost to typhus ("In Defense of the Epilogue of Crime and Punishment"). Even though little information appears about this fictional woman from the novel, both deaths had a terrible effect on the men involved. Raskolnikov fell into an isolated depression, which eventually lead to his madness and crime. Dostoevsky suffered from extreme guilt.
For me, Justine is the biggest victim so far. Considering her background and the hardship she went through at an early age and being neglected by her family was indeed a tragic scenario; even though she felt love and comfort in the Frankenstein 's home. What 's really sad was when she was accused of killing William and was executed. Apparently, Victor knew his brother was killed by the monster, yet still he couldn 't do anything to save the girl 's life because he was scared and don 't want people to know he had created an awful
More recently, Sonny developed concerns that the police and FBI were “out to get him.” Sonny also started to hear voices in his head. The voices were made out to be angry and critical toward him. Throughout his life he had always been a loner who never had any friends. When Sonny turned 16, he realized that he was homosexual. His father had been accepting of his sexuality while his mother often referred to him with pejorative labels, such as “fag.” With being gay Sonny had said it has caused him the trouble of loneliness.
Chapman killed Lennon without any reason other than being offended about Lennon’s ideologies and being too mentally unstable to understand what he was doing at the time. After Lennon 's death everyone was devastated and Yoko Ono, Lennon’s wife, responded by saying that “this is not the end of an era, the 80s are still going to be a beautiful time, and John believed it,” (Feeney 1) The Beatles had been broken up for more than a decade but for many John Lennon’s death signified something more “the murder was something else. It was an assassination, a ritual slaying of something that could hardly be named. Hope, perhaps; or idealism. Or time.
The mass suicide in Jonestown is easily one of the most infamous events in modern history. The saying “Drink the Kool-Aid” is from this event and still used to this day. The mass suicide happened in 1978, yet people still have so many questions. They cannot wrap their minds on why people would just follow a man to another country and kill themselves. I believe they do not understand what being in a group can cause and what some would do just because of being in that group.
In the short story “Rappaccini’s Daughter” many different causes led to Beatrice’s death. In my opinion many of the characters in the story played a crucial role in ending Beatrice’s life, though some characters were more responsible for her death than others. Signor Pietro Baglioni and her father, Dr. Rappaccini were both significantly responsible for her death. Baglioni was responsible for giving Beatrice an antidote which resulted in her physically dying and Rappaccini was completely responsible for making her poisonous and destroying her life which was not what he intended to do. Beatrice’s father, Dr. Rappaccini played an important role in ending her life.