In The Scarlet Pimpernel and Ozymandias, exact vengeance causes the characters to settle on foolish decisions. “To avenge (oneself or another) usually by retaliating in kind or degree,” is the Merriam Webster definition for revenge.Thesis goes here. Remember the words of wise Confucius, “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”, or in a bigger case the falling of a kingdom, or
Not all people respond with hate and revenge, some people let themselves get walked over but not hamlet. Hamlet does not respond to injustice too kindly. He wants revenge for his father's death, wants to set things right, help out whoever is in charge of people receiving karma by taking things into his own hands. His main goal in the novel is to seek revenge on his father's death, this started when he was visited by the ghost of the old king. The ghost said to him “revenge his foul and most unnatural murder” the ghost of the old king wanted Hamlet to seek revenge on claudius for his ‘unnatural” murder of the kind.
Qin killed 460 Confucian scholars, that makes it clear he is a bad leader.” However, this does outline the criteria that defines a bad leader because he was very bossy and did take control of everything. Although that does meet the criteria that defines a bad leader I still hold the belief that Qin is a good leader. Furthermore, Qin is a progressive leader because he is motivated, he has some communication skills, Qin is partly honest, he is organized, and he is smart and creative . One reason I maintain this position is because Qin meets the criteria that makes a progressive leader. Qin started the great wall of China to protect his country, that makes me believe he is a progressive
On the one hand, when people misinterpret the body language of the characters, which is supposed to reflect their inner emotions, the consequences are often fatal. For example, regarding the incident of William's death, the confusion that appeared on Justine's face when she was accused with the murder was misinterpreted as a proof of guilt and eventually led to her death. On a similar incident at the Irish island, Victor was almost accused of murder only for misinterpretation of his body language. As he relates that incident with the mention of fingers on the Henry's corpse he says: "I remembered the murder of my brother and felt myself extremely agitated [...]. The magistrate observed me with a keen eye and of course drew an unfavorable augury from my manner".
He starts out somewhat disillusioned with the people around him and the justice system, but still idealistic and committed to solving the case. The genre’s first person view, combined with Gittes’ personality, allows the audience to identify with Gittes and arrive at the same conclusion he has with the world of Chinatown. Gittes was haunted by his past, but his code and idealism forced him to try once more, causing the deaths of the Mulrays, and “kidnapping” of Katherine. Chinatown gives us a lovable, flawed, and haunted detective, watch him give it all, and the it forces us to watch as the world breaks him down, teaching us that at any moment, everything we work for and hold onto could be lost, regardless of how hard we
Other than the use of deceptive and manipulative language, the incorporation of metaphors, personification and juxtaposition strongly advocate the theme of deception. A brilliant example, for instance, is Macbeth’s bloody - literally - metaphor about him murdering: "I am in blood /Stepp 'd in so far that I should wade no more, / returning were as tedious as go 'o 'er." It seems a tad over-dramatic using the phrase, "I am in blood," but as the blood is a reference to the people he killed in order to ascend to the crown it seems fitting. In the quote, Macbeth claims that he is already so involved in the murders that repenting or going further will be equally complicated and painful. As we coast along, nature comes to play its part in this line: "O, full of scorpions is my mind," "Scorpions," usually refers to evil, as scorpions are probably the last thing anyone wants on their way home on a dark night.
He directly states that any “[p]ersons attempting…” to discover a motive will chance prosecution, any “...persons attempting to find a moral...” risk banishment , and any individual striving to find a plot “...will be shot” (Twain “Notice”). Contrary to usual authors that urge editors to discover a moral, Twain creates extravagant punishments instead, which leads to the thought that his efforts sit as an attention diversion from his secret morals hidden inside. Not only do the categories of racism and societal ignorance shine through his attempt of masked morals, but also the taboo on murder. Robbers on a broken down steamboat consider killing another man; however, the two decide against the decision because “...it ain’t good morals” (Twain 52). Specifically stated within an argument, Twain presents his own personal views on murder, which entails the involvement of personal morals, proving that in fact, morals build the basis of the
Page44). To Macbeth, becoming king is worthless unless his position as king is safe. He fears that Banquo’s murder will be revenged by his own murder, and it may reveal the hidden knowledge of his guilt. He uses anaphora, which is the used of a word referring to or replacing a word used earlier in a sentence, so like a repetition of a word or phrase, “to be thus… to be safely thus.” The consequence to Macbeth when he killed Banquo, would be that he would feel guilty. It was caused when Macbeth finishes his talk with one of the murderer.
.”(1) In comparison to “The Cone”, “Excerpt from The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: Act III , scenes I & II.” is also a fictitious story, but is based on true events. The plot of this passage is about power, politics, and betrayal. “I have done no more to Caesar than you shall do to Brutus. The question of his death is enrolled in the Capitol; his glory not extenuated, wherein he was worthy, nor his offences enforced, for which he suffered death.” (Act III, Scene II, line 33) Some similarities of these readings are that the plots of each revolve around plotting the murder and committing
By Chaucer saying “This these miscreants agreed to slay the third and youngest, as you heard me say.” This is a key point in the story because what Geoffrey Chaucer is trying to say is that money is the root of all evil because it caused three friends to end each other’s lives. The final topic is greed, it plays a role in both tales in how the characters valued their personal desires over the well beings of themselves and others. There is greed in the pardoner’s tale by the friends wanting wealth and doing anything possible to have it in their grasps. In the wife of bath’s tale, greed is the want for sex and power, and the knight acted on his greed resulting in the events that followed. The author says “truly poor are they who whine and fret; and convert what they cannot hope to get.” What this means is that the knight has greed and a selfish desire that he acted
In the story ¨The Cask of Amontillado¨ by Edgar Allan Poe is a powerful story about revenge that takes readers into the mind of a murderer. Montresor is a perfect example of an unreliable narrator because he was capable of burying Fortunato into a vault. He vows revenge on Fortunato for an insult. He can’t be trusted, even if he’d be lying about Fortunato’s death. Fortunato´s name means ¨fortunate¨ which in reality, he didn 't really turn out that way.