His conscience still guilty from the murder he had committed. This feeling of guilt showing that Macbeth still had morals, as he did truly doubt the murder plan and had begun to have second thoughts on it. But even though he still felt guilt his power hungry ambition for absolute power was greater. He had even turned against his loyal partner, Banquo, as he was predicted to be the father of a long line of kings. Macbeth growing fear of losing power took over him and he sent murderers to kill Banquo and his son.
This is also Victors only drive to live because of the loss of his loved ones, which is once again the undoing of the creatures selfishness. The creature’s tragic struggles with humanity, ironically becomes the worst part of humanity. This drives Victor to; “seek one who fled from him” (Shelley.10). The selfishness that motivates the Creature to continue living and commit such immoral acts against humanity is the very thing that fuels Frankenstein’s vendetta. However, when Frankenstein sees that Walton’s own ambition is mirroring Frankenstein’s own guilt-wrenching past, he makes the decision to share his misfortunes.
He tries to save himself but still Macduff and others are suspicious of him. Macduff eventually kills Macbeth because he believes that he unjustly killed the kings and his family. Lady Macbeth is under so much guilt that she throws herself off the balcony and commits suicide. Killing seem as though it is not the way to go, it causes many problems that Macbeth and Lady Macbeth decided to endure after killing. After killing, guilt follows you like a shadow, following you every move, never
George knew he had to shoot Lennie because if he didn’t do it, the other guys would and it wouldn’t be calm or quick. I think George killed Lennie because he knew it was the right thing to do. It’s obvious that Lennie has a mental illness and it makes it difficult for him to understand things. For example, when he grabbed the lady’s red dress in Weed, he didn’t realize he was doing anything wrong. He also didn’t realize that touching Curley’s wife’s hair was wrong until he accidentally murdered her.
It is clear that Dr. Frankenstein is in a regretful mindset when he states, “I suffered living torture.” Meaning that he knew it was never Justine who killed William. However, he would never be able to speak up because he is fearful that he will be perceived as mad by his family and by the public. This was just one of the consequences that Frankenstein has to face due to his creation. Frankenstein also recognizes the fact that it is ultimately his own fault that William has died and that Justine will be wrongly sentenced for his death. Thus the reason he states that the trial is a “wretched mockery of justice.” The death of both William and Justine then lie on Victor Frankenstein’s shoulders.
In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the main protagonist, Victor Frankenstein made mistakes that led him into situations of despair. After creating a vicious monster that is set out to avenge his creators poorly made decisions, Victor learns things and looses people. Throughout the novel, Victor suffers adequately and is responsible for the consequences, but he has the chance to change his fate several times. The first painful event that Victor endures is losing his mother to scarlet fever after she tends to his younger sister Elizabeth. This loss was catastrophic to the Frankenstein family because their mother was very important to them because of her kind and giving nature.
When the monster ends up killing Frankenstein’s beloved brother due to resentment, one can argue that the creature’s actions are justified (55). The murders and immoral actions of Frankenstein’s monster are justified because he did not have a parental figure, was neglected by the general public,
In the “Fall of the House of Usher,” Roderick Usher prematurely buries his sister, Madeline Usher, because he thinks she has died from an unknown illness. Poe describes the burial as, “We replaced and screwed down the lid, and having secured the door of iron, made out the way with the toll…” (Poe 425). When Roderick bolted the iron lid upon his sister’s coffin, all trust that had previously been built between the two had been broken. In Poe’s life, after the burial of his wife and mother, he felt like he could never trust anyone as well. He believed that all people that entered his life were bound to die, and if he got close to them, they would just leave him.
These ambitions are best if avoided because you can really hurt yourself or harm others. For example, Macbeth was a loyal soldier to his king Duncan but he later turned on him and killed him in his sleep so he could become king. He committed these acts because of the prophecies he was told by from three witches. He was also trying to please his wife who lead him into thinking murdering the king would greatly benefit them. Macbeth’s negative ambition to become king also caused him to kill others that tried to stop him or got in his way of being king.
The Friar is also guilty to these lovers death, but he only thought that this relationship between Romeo and Juliet be the cure to their families grudge for each other. It just happen to be that his plan did not work and the lovers took suicidal action on their own will. Yes, the Friar seems to be more of the culprit, but the cause of making this relationship undergo complication is because of the Capulets and Montagues. Both of them let their anger get ahead of themselves and
When Victor was young, he was given Elizabeth as a gift from his parents and for her to have almost died made him realize he had to do something to cheat death. If Elizabeth would’ve died it would’ve broken his heart. Later, Victor’s monster does the exact opposite of what he wants. It kills Elizabeth and causes guilt to himself, but he tries to blame everyone else, such as his father and college professors before he blames