One of the most prominent times we see Hamlet’s anger is when he murders Polonius, the father to Ophelia, his lover, thinking that it was Claudius. He is arguing with his mother and things begin to get physical. Gertrude then calls out and so does Polonius, giving away his location behind the tapestry. Thinking it was the king in his wifes bedroom, Hamlet stabs the mystery person behind the curtain and unfortunately for Hamlet, it was
The quote from Beowulf, "Till the monster stirred, that demon, that fiend/Grendel who haunted the moors, the wild/Marshes, and made his home in a hell” (Heaney 101) creates a horrible person who takes away lives for no reason except for pleasure. These two are related very much because they both are very evil and could be
Shouting and using harsh words are the traits that show anger and Curley became this angry since his loving wife is dead. Because of his wife dying in Lennie’s hand, he also announced, “I’m gonna shoot the guts outta that big bastard myself, even if I only got one hand. I’m gonna get ‘im” (Steinbeck 93). This other scene shows the alarming and horrifying determination by Curley of killing another person because he knew that Lennie is the one who made the trouble and broke his wife’s
Did they disappear? Did they die? The stories are very similar in writing style but the settings change as the story goes on. In Poe’s story “ The fall of the House of Usher” the brother Roderick Usher is not well, he is suffering of a mental disorder Roderick is tormented by his own fear and he kills his sister Madeline “ There was blood upon her white robes, and the evidence of some bitter struggle upon every portion of emaciated frame” (Poe 30). The house ends up collapsing and they both pass away.
Once victor brings the creature to life, he immediately realizes the hideousness of what he has done: “Now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.” (Shelley 56). Furthermore, Victor struggles to cope with his creation throughout the novel. The creature wants to take revenge on Victor for abandoning him and causes Victor grief by killing the people he cares about. When the creature kills, Victor feels responsible and guilty of the murders. He continually breaks down with each death by “his” hands, which makes him go mad.
It also aims to analyse the reasons and motives of the serial killer Francis Dolarhyde in the light of psychological theories like psychoanalysis and behavioural theory. Francis Dolarhyde is a fictional character in Thomas Harris’ novel Red Dragon. He is a serial killer who murders entire families by shooting them in their beds. He is nicknamed “The Tooth Fairy” due to the nocturnal nature of his crimes, his tendency to bite his victims’ bodies, the uncommon size and sharpness of his teeth and other apparent oral fixations. He kills at the behest of an alternate personality; he refers to his other self as “The Great Red Dragon” after William Blake’s painting The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun.
These ramifications and this belief that he is indestructible lead to Macbeth’s ultimate downfall. After the first apparition warns Macbeth to ‘beware Macduff’ (Act IV, Sc I, .69-70) Macbeth plans to ‘Seize upon Fife; give to th’edge o’th’sword his wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls that trace him in his line’ (Act IV, Sc I, .150-53). Having Macduff’s family murdered has the unexpected consequence of causing Macduff, a man who ‘was from his mother’s womb untimely ripped’ (Act V, Sc VIII, .15-6) making him the only man able to kill Macbeth, to wish to have him ‘Within my sword’s length’ (Act IV, Sc III, .237) or else ‘My wife and children’s ghosts will haunt me still’(Act V, Sc VII, .16-7). After a bloody child tells Macbeth to ‘be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth’ (Act IV, Sc I, .77-80) and a child holding a tree proclaims ‘Macbeth shall never vanquished be until great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill shall come against him’ (Act IV, Sc I, .91-3) Macbeth fails to question these apparitions, as he has complete faith in them. Consequently, Macbeth believes he ‘bear a charmed life which must not yield to one of woman born’ (Act V, Sc VIII, .12-3) thereby causing him to have a lack of concern for personal his safety.
If you’ve read Edgar Allen Poe’s short story The Cask of Amontillado, you know how evil the protagonist, Montresor, is. He expertly carried out a disturbing scheme that left a man buried alive in the deepest part of the Montresor catacombs to die and rot, all for the sake of revenge. We know that Montresor is a very dark and disturbing character, as his own personality was based off of Poe’s. There is no doubt that Montresor committed a heinous crime of which would not be excused in today’s world. However, there are several quotes and pieces of textual evidence to suggest that Montresor might have done the people a favor by killing the not-so-fortunate “fortunate one.” Is Montresor just a selfish evil genius fueled with revenge, or a good samaritan who wants to give the people the vengeance they deserve?
She has faced second-hand wrongdoing from the oppressive government through the murder of her family members. She describes, “...that sister of the mortally wounded boy upon the ground was my sister, that husband was my sister’s husband, that unborn child was their child, that brother was my brother, that father was my father, those dead are my dead, and that summons to answer for those things descends to me!’”(Dickens 354). Because Madame Defarge was vengeance for her family, she makes the heir of the aristocrat that killed her family, an innocent man who had relinquished his claim to the throne, to be executed. She believes that all aristocrats must be punished just because of their relation by blood, saying herself, “‘The château [castle] and the race...Extermination.’”(Dickens 179). Madame Defarge’s hatred for the government comes from her loved ones being murdered by the controllers of that government.
Gothic Elements in the “The Tell Tale Heart” The classic short story of “The Tell-Tale Heart”, written by one of the all time masters of horror, Edgar Allen Poe, has always been used as an excellent example of Gothic fiction. Edgar Allen Poe specialized in the art of gothic writing and wrote many stories that portrayed disturbing events and delved deeply into the minds of its characters. In "The Tell-Tale Heart," Poe revolves the plot around a raving individual who, insisting that he is sane, murders an old man because of his` “vulture eye”. The three main gothic elements that are evident in this story are the unique setting, the theme of death and decay, and the presence of madness. Unlike many other works of gothic fiction, this story does not take place in your typical abandoned monastery, haunted house or ominous castle.