Insanity is a disease capable of making a person lose control of themselves. On the other hand, sanity is when a person is what others call “normal”. In “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe the narrator kills a man and he is confessing to the cops about it. He confesses how long the murder took and what he did each night and how he executed the murder. However, the narrator is not guilty because of the reason of insanity.
The main reason George killed Lennie is because Lennie would have killed somebody again. And the evidence is clearly there, the pet mice that he killed, the poor puppy that he accidently hit to hard, and especially Curley’s wife. He almost killed the girl in weed if he had gone any further. The sad thing is is that he doesn't know how strong he really is, nor does he know what he’s done wrong in the first place.
Affairs affect people in different ways, but no one could imagine an affair destroying their ability to psychologically function. The “killings” by Andre Dubus is a shocking story about a killer named Richard who murders frank the man having an affair with his wife, who is his pride and joy. Riveted with murder and passion the author revels the characteristics of Richard Strout’s in the “killings” as a psychological obsessive and controlling person; these traits effect his emotions and behaviors throughout the story. Richards’s anger which evolves throughout the story, is what leads to his obsessive and controlling behaviors. The author explains Richards’s background as a young, striving man, who is overcome by failure, and this contributes
Both of the short stories are about revenge, murder and madness. The narrators of both the Tell-Tale Heart and the Cask of Amontillado have very different motives for committing the murder each of them commits. In The Tell-Tale Heart, the narrator is insane and his motive behind killing the old man is that he cannot stand the sight of the old man’s “vulture eye”. He is tempted to close the eye forever, and so he does this by murdering him.
The crack of the gun shook many souls who had read the book Of Mice And Men. In the book Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck, George kills Lennie towards the end of the book and there are questions on whether it was wright or not for George to kill Lennie. George was right to kill Lennie because George would end it for him quickly, George would do it compassionately instead of Curley doing it in a bad way, and it would relieve Lennie of the pain and agony he has been through due to his illness. In almost every corner in the world, murder is illegal.
In the gruesome short story “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allen Poe a nameless narrator tells his story of his drunken and moody life before he gets hung the next day. The intoxicated narrator kills his favorite cat, Pluto and his wife with an axe. Soon enough, the narrator gets caught and there he ends up, in jail. Although, most readers of “The Black Cat” have argued the narrators insanity, more evidence have shown that he is just a moody alcoholic with a lousy temper.
While most men are serial killers, Aileen Wuornos wasn’t. Sociopaths are not someone you want to be messing with. Sociopaths don 't necessarily have malicious feelings toward others, so they tend to treat others as objects. Sociopaths have a sense of rage and they often feel angry with themselves and others so they will act out. They don’t think before they act, and there’s no limits
5. Beowulf’s defeat of Grendel might be described as the defeat of the “dark side because Grendel represents evil and darkness. He has been living in the darkness because of Cain. Beowulf represents light and goodness. Beowulf’s enemy being Grendel.
In the literary works of Kendare Blake’s Anna Dressed in Blood, a malevolent ghost who was murdered in 1958 falls in love with a young, ghost killing, boy named Cas Lowood. This fictional novel portrays ghosts as decayed and very much like walking corpses, only more transparent. “An earthbound spirit is a human spirit that has not properly passed over” and the reasons for not passing over can go from fear to suicide and on (Juliano 1). Anna’s death has given her the power to brutally murder any unlucky soul who wanders into her home, but there is one thing: Anna does not like to kill. She is conflicted and scared of her own black power.
Sleep is one of the purest forms of altered consciousness however, traumatic experiences can impede one’s unconscious thoughts. Macbeth returns after killing Duncan and the guards, grief stricken and afraid. He tells his wife that sleep itself has been murdered and that nobody is immune his treachery (5.1.44). Macbeth’s crime is intensified by the act of murder being done at night and to sleeping rather than awake guards. The moment of guilt that Macbeth felt for his actions represents the hidden innocence behind the crimes.
The Black Cat and The Imp of the Perverse “I took from my waistcoat-pocket a pen-knife, opened it, grasped the poor beast by the throat, and deliberately cut one of its eyes from the socket!” , the narrator raged, “I blush, I burn, I shudder, while I pen the damnable atrocity” (Poe). Poe’s emotions or the way he feels about life and himself are mirrored in his writing. He began to drink and and slowly desolated himself from the world.