The Revenge of the Outsiders Revenge: to take vengeance for; inflict punishment for. The American society is quick to outcast those who are different and do not fulfill the American Dream expectations. Truman Capote’s book, In Cold Blood, tells the real life story of the Clutter family who were known as the perfect family. The Clutter’s were murdered by two men that were outsiders their whole life because they were different and did not meet the ideal image presented. Capote’s novel was to demonstrate how having this expectation affects oneself when they feel unaccepted by society.
Mr. Ewell’s wrongdoings lead to the death of Tom Robinson, and later he himself was killed for his unjust actions. The mockingbird was symbolic of Tom’s true, pure heart, and his death was because of nothing but the inequities within society. Mr. Ewell’s sin caused sorrow and horror in Scout’s life, but it also lead to her realization that discrimination was wrong, something that Atticus wished for her to know all along. Further along in the story, Scout’s growth is proved when Atticus suggests sending Boo Radley to trial for killing Bob Ewell. Scout says, “‘Well, it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?’” (276).
He once was beautiful, but is now ugly due to his betrayal with Christ. He tears other sinners apart, but in return stabs himself in the back. No matter what, the pain inflicts on others will always inflict pain upon himself. Everything he does will cause him a stab to the back, slowly tearing away greater portions of his skin. Lucifer’s suffering is most appropriate by far, along with the suffering of Brutus, Cassius, and Judas.
He sacrifices himself by wearing the black veil to recognize the sins committed by himself and the others townspeople; coming to terms with bad sins and remaining as part of humanity. People of the time pushed their sinful thinking aside and choose to ignore the bad and sin in themselves. Many chose to ignore the fact their human. Everyone wears the veil, but remains unaware due to the ignorance of the possibility they are sinners. In wearing the veil, Hooper coneys that humanity encompasses many types of sins that can not be
He says the following when killing Pluto, “hung it with the tears streaming from my eyes, and with the bitterest remorse at my heart – hung it because I knew that it had loved me, and because I felt it had given me no reason of offence – hung it because I knew that in so doing I was committing a sin – a deadly sin that would jeopardize my immortal soul as to place it.” And here he says the following after killing his wife, “The guilt of my dark deed disturbed me but little.” In both of the quotes, some of the words can clue you in that he feels remorse, such as, dark deed disturbed me, jeopardize my immortal soul and deadly sin. All of those examples can help conclude that he feels some kind of guilt. If the narrator were insane, he could not feel remorse or guilty because someone can not feel guilty about something when they do not know it’s
They have no mercy for anyone besides themselves. They both have problems and key features that cause readers to question who is more evil. It is evident that Macbeth is the character with the most cause of destruction, causing him to be more evil than his wife. Clearly, Macbeth has more evil choices and actions that lead to his own death. He does not have any remorse for anyone that he killed.
He was blind to his own hubris and let all of these terrible things happen. He started out the play being strong about what he believed in and didn’t let anyone, even Teiresias, tell him that he was making the wrong decisions. In the end, Creon’s fate turned on him and he became the epitome of humiliation and regret. I feared Creon because he was a ruthless leader who let his own self kill three people. He might not have physically killed them, but his actions did.
He kills because he figures that he was unjustly punished, so he may as well be mean since he has already served time in prison for the crimes. Things are in this disorder because of Jesus. He explains that Jesus threw everything off balance when He died and was raised from the dead (O’Connor
Keeping this in mind, Dimmesdale is also ill, a punishment from god for his unspoken sin, as thus far the praised and respected reverend has yet to confess his sin of adultery. This unspoken truth is seemingly being punished by God in the form of pain within his chest, diminishing his health in petite spurs through his daily life. So long as his sin remains untold, the reader can collect that should Chillingworth not murder Dimmesdale on his own, he will be killed by his illness instead. Thus, all three devices are tied together in one, singular
In the eyes of Danforth people are not innocent until proven guilty; they are innocent until accused guilty. In the eyes of Danforth facts and details mean nothing to him. He comes to conclusions that any rational man cannot come to. He has doomed people to death who were innocent just because they did not want to confess to something that they did not do. This is because Danforth’s rule throughout these trials were that if someone was accused of witchcraft, even if they were innocent they had to confess or they were sentenced to death.
Because of these heinous crimes he was dubbed by the world as too evil to live. Panzram agreed, stating, “I was so full of hate that there was no room in me for such feelings as love, pity, kindness or honor or decency…” He further stated, "…My only regret is that I wasn 't born dead or not at all (Gado, 2011).” Some of the questions the researcher asks in this article pertaining to this killer was, what caused a human being to not only harm others in such horrible ways but to also hate themselves with such a burning passion? Was it nature or
The shame becomes so overwhelming for Dimmesdale that he cannot dear the sight of Hester or the Scarlet letter, a symbol that he played an active role in reacting. To Dimmesdale, the letter is not only a symbol of the sin committed by Hester but also evolves as a symbol for his guilt and the sin the two committed together so many years