Hate and violence both tend to spread like a disease. When hatred is introduced to an individual, he/she often cannot see past this burning motive - they yearn for revenge. Hatred and violence become a means of getting what someone wants. Author Samira Ahmed further elaborates on this topic: “In recent times, we’ve seen hate emerge out of the dark corners, torches blazing in the night. We’ve witnessed so-called leaders not merely against the forces of hate, but for equality and justice.
This takes a toll on his physical being. While Hester openly wears the scarlet “A” on her chest, and deals with the scorn and scrutiny of the community, Chillingworth hides his revenge. This hidden agenda, this anger, this hatred only serves to hurt him in the
Human emotions are something very delicate especially love. It makes or breaks a person. All the characters in the play are mere puppets of their emotions and feelings. Hamlet is a heart wrenching tale guided by betrayal ultimately leading to deaths and destruction. A dark and depressing tale, it is a mesmerising work by
In dramatic literature, the characters are often responsible for the outcome. In Romeo and Juliet, guilt is drawn from every part of the play and affects the entire outcome of the play. Several characters are responsible for Romeo and Juliet's death. Those characters are the Capulets, Friar Lawrence, and Tybalt are all to blame for their deaths. The Capulets are deceitful, harsh, and inconsiderate for Juliet's feelings.
Guilt is a feeling that consumes a person and follows them around. This feeling usually happens when one has committed an offence, crime, violation or wrong act. It is the feeling of responsibility for this poor action that has been committed. The author of Macbeth, William Shakespeare, has wrote plays that capture a varying range of emotions that affect many walks of life. In this play, guilt is one of the most significant theme throughout, being displayed countless times.
Often when faced with troubles and hardships, people find an external influence to place the blame on for these events occurring. This type of behavior can be seen with most types of people in the world, and in the world of literature. In the Shakespearean tragedies Macbeth and Othello, various characters influence the title characters into committing immoral acts, including murder. Although influenced by many outside forces, the sole responsibility of their cruel acts falls onto Macbeth and Othello, as they are blinded by their narcissism to have any regard for those around them, are seen having changes of heart throughout the play driven by their craving for power and susceptibility to jealousy, respectively, and even express moments of self-awareness
Humiliation can have jarring effects on an individual, but how many would choose to impose pain upon themselves; and what is the difference in the psychological effects? Hester and Dimmesdale committing the sin of adultery created a relationship between them that was both strange and mutual; but both suffered immensely from what they had done. Hester was publically disgraced, whereas Dimmesdale created his own suffering; in which brings up the question, who suffered more? In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, two stories are told about punishment; Hester Prynne who faces public humiliation and Arthur Dimmesdale who inflicts private shame upon himself. Arthur Dimmesdale, a young minister, approaches the scaffold, asking Hester Prynne
It is a dark green, a color that sickens the mind with doubt and infects the soul with rage and hatred. Its claws breed anger and deceit in its victims, and its snarls destroy relationships, tearing them piece by piece until nothing remains. It is a monster once revealed by Terri Guillemets as jealousy, when she wrote, “Jealousy injures us with the dagger of self-doubt”. Guillemets’ statement reveals that jealousy sprouts from an individual’s own doubt and can only be prevented by that person, and is further confirmed through Othello and Desdemona’s relationship in William Shakespeare’s Othello. Guillemets’ statement reveals its significance to human nature by signifying that jealousy is a monster created not by others, but by each individual,
If you were stuck having to live with a sin which everyone condemned you for, would you choose to be frail or strong? One may argue that the feeling of weakness itself has the ability to cause a great burden on them. Weakness itself can drastically affect a person physically and mentally. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, human weakness plays a significant role due to the fact that it progressively destroys the characters Arthur Dimmesdale and Hester Prynne who both committed adultery. In the first chapter, the narrator effectively informs the reader that weakness is, in fact, a major part of this novel with the following statement: “It [rose bush] may serve, let us hope, to symbolise some sweet moral blossom that may be found along
One’s actions can sometimes lead to the distortion of his/her perception as well as destroying their self-image. This concept is presented in the book Oedipus Rex written by Sophocles, in which the Oedipus, the protagonist, goes through numerous of emotional phases as his actions, predetermined by the oracles, cause him to be in complete devastation. Oedipus therefore seeks for misery as he blames his actions for his destined deeds. Moreover, in Oedipus Rex written by Sophocle critical diction highlights how one’s guilt can lead to his/her demise as well as the people’s around them. In the book Oedipus Rex, the author enhances how one’s guilt an lead to his/her demise as well as the people’s around them through critical diction to indicate
In the tragedy, “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare, guilt is contributed throughout the play, sacrificing a feeling that haunts the conscience. The feeling of guilt can come from committing a crime, a faulty act, or even violation over someone. The criminal may have remorse in their sinful hands creating an awful grudge with their past. It can lead them to their horrific death of repeatedly seeing their hands, as a reminder of what they have done. ”Hands”, signify the important components of self and violence that rounds out an emphasis placed on choice throughout the play.
Decisions can have a bad or good consequence in your life. Guilt plays a strong role in motivating Macbeth, and causes Lady Macbeth to be driven over the edge of her being insane leading to her death. Throughout the story, there are many different types of guilty feelings that play a role in Macbeth’s fatal decisions and bring Lady Macbeth to commit suicide. Although there are many instances that show the power guilt has played on the main characters, there are three examples
In “The Masque of the Red Death,” Poe describes the nasty symptoms of Ebola. Poe says, “There were sharp pains, and sudden dizziness, and then profuse bleeding at the pores, with dissolution. The scarlet stains upon the body and especially upon the face of the victim, were the pest ban which shut him out from the aid and from the sympathy of his fellow-men.” The description of the pain and fatality of this disease makes the reader wince by just imagining the agony of the afflicted. Moreover, Poe pens the violent acts people inflict on each other. In “The Black Cat” Poe writes, “Goaded, by the interference, into a rage more than demoniacal, I withdrew my arm from her grasp and buried the axe in her brain,” when talking about the savage murder of the wife.