Cathy Shen ENG 2D7 Ms. Munro March 27, 2017 A Curse’s Compensation in Richard III In Act 1 Scene 2, lines 1-32 from William Shakespeare’s Richard III, Lady Anne is devastated by the loss of her husband, Prince Edward and her father in law, King Henry. After she asks the halberds to set down the coffin, she laments the deaths of her family members. Her emotions then transition from sorrow to rage. Feeling a deep hatred for the murderer, she casts a curse on him. In return for bringing her the misfortune of losing her family, Anne prays for an ill fortune to fall upon the murderer’s wife and son.
Old King Hamlet's ghost describes his death in Act I, Scene 5 of Hamlet by relating what really happened to him.King Hamlet’s ghost tells Hamlet that he died by his brother’s hand, which is treachery at its finest. He deprived the King of his life, his queen, his crown, his kingdom, and his chance to repent of his sins and turn to a more righteous way of life before he died a physical death. King Hamlet’s ghost says that he died with his sins still a part of him and unforgiven, with “No reckoning made….” This haunts him greatly and Claudius’ murderous actions are responsible for this, as he cut the King’s life short when he still had missions to accomplish and things to resolve in his life.He says that what he will tell Hamlet will cause Hamlet to seek revenge. King Hamlet’s ghost informs Hamlet that he must, “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murther.” (Murder.) He says that it was a “…Murther most foul.” These words cause Hamlet to feel the desire seek revenge.
Mercy Killing is a moral and just way to show compassion for a loved one in need. TS In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, one of the main characters, George, faces a difficult situation when his best friend, Lennie, murders the wife of another character, Curley. S George must make a significant decision to either let Lennie continue to live and allow him to suffer through Curley’s vengeance, or to prematurely end Lennie’s life, and thus save him from endless torture at the hand of an enemy. George feels responsible for Lennie because of his promise to Aunt Clara to take care of him. Shooting Lennie was George’s way of protecting him.
Lastly, Tybalt is the most to blame for the events that occur in Romeo and Juliet because of the the first events he caused leading to the suicides of Romeo and Juliet. The confirmation that Tybalt is the cause of the terrible events in Romeo and Juliet is shown in the play “Romeo and Juliet” when Romeo says, “Is it even so? then I defy you, stars! Thou know 'st my lodging: get me ink and paper, and hire post-horses; I will hence tonight.” when he finds out that Juliet is dead, but doesn’t know she faked her death. Then Romeo sets out in his sorrow to an apothecary and says, “Come hither, man.
In Act 2 there is a scene where Macbeth just killed Duncan and is heading back to lady Macbeth covered in blood. They have a conversation about the incident that took place and suggest that the fact that he could not return the weapon was because he felt guilty. He also kept muttering about all the blood on his hands, coming from the king, on the daggers. He imagined hearing noises when he first comes in imagining people in the castle that could be witness to his crime. He also said that when he was committing the crime, he thought he heard someone say “Sleep no more... Macbeth has murdered sleep”.
In the poem, “If We Must Die” by Claude McKay, talks about dying like a man. Just like in the movie, “A Lesson Before Dying”, Miss Emma sends Mr. Grant to help out Jefferson and teach him how to die like a man instead of a hog like his lawyer said in front of the jury. If he were to die a hog, he’d be giving into the what the white’s believed in, and instead dying like a man will defy them ‘till the very last minute he dies. “Though far outnumbered let us show us brave, and for their thousand blows deal one deathblow!”, the author at this point is talking about fighting for what they believe or what they do, no matter what white or other men say. Giving up is like just letting yourself die, if that’s the case, why are you still alive then.
The overall theme of the scene with the gravediggers is death. The subject of suicide is important in this scene because Ophelia has killed herself and the gravediggers discuss whether it is deemed okay to bury her if she has not had her last rights. This subject has been discussed earlier in the play when King Hamlet was killed abruptly and also didn’t have his last rights given to him before dying. Hamlets famous soliloquy of “to be or not to be” is also about taking one’s own life and the repercussions of that decision. When Hamlet looks upon the skull of his old jester, he sees the aftermath of death.
Friar Laurence, the man that married Romeo and Juliet, walks in and see the horrific action that has taken place. Friar then gets startled by a watchman in the background and flees the scene leaving Juliet alone with Romeo’s lifeless body in her arms. Juliet then realizes that the man she loves is dead and the only solution is to take her on life. Juliet takes Romeo knife and stabs herself with it after she says her body will be the knives sheath. This is fate because death was destined upon both Romeo and Juliet.
We know that Hamlet is a tragic hero , for various reasons in the play , all the suffering he goes through , the death of his father which had a big impact in his life and the whole play , being the reason why Hamlet wants to get his revenge no matter what , disregarding the consequences There are multiple reasons for Hamlet delaying the death of Claudius. one of these reason being his mental health. After the death of his father, Hamlet becomes very sad and many think that he begins to go insane. Hamlets insanity affects all aspects of his life. He begins fighting with ophelia and his mother, he is becoming indecisive and his subjects become weary because he is the next heir to the throne.
"Ghost" emphasis her child and how he is gone and it hasn 't hit her yet. Death in war is such a recurring scene in the poems, like "war photographer", which is described to be in war and also describes the death of men, women and children in war, "spools of suffering set out in ordered rows", ordered rows means the graves of humans that lost their lives in war, also "blood stained into foreign dust" which is a metaphor to describe the impact this war and all the other wars affect these countries and their people. "Mother in a refugee camp" also links to death in war, which affected her personally by the death of her son, because of their presence in a refugee camp; we must assume that they were displaced and that what might have caused the death of her only
In chapters 21 - 24, Mr. Kirwin accuses Victor for the murder of Henry Clerval. Realizing that it was Henry’s corpse, Victor falls into seizure and becomes ill for awhile. Upon his recovery, Alphonse visits Victor until his court is over and receives a letter from Elizabeth. While reading the letter, they both decide to go home and plan a marriage for Victor and Elizabeth. As the wedding begins to take its toll, Victor is overthinking of the fact the monster will show up at the wedding.
In addition, in Young Goodman Brown Nathaniel Hawthorne, religious background tied drastically to the theme of the story. Like Young man Brown, Hawthorne was also a Puritan, though he tries to escape his ancestral heritage, he was still born into a Puritan family. Goodman Brown character, morality is tested in the story when he met with the traveler, and he hears his teacher Goody Cloyse. She taught him his “catechism”, although Goodman hears her talk with the devil he still ran to hide because he does not want to be seen associated with a man of such nature. He appears more concerned about how his faith looks to other people, rather than the fact that he has chosen to meet with the devil.
Multiple sources also confirmed that Romeo was in hysterics by the time he arrived at the tomb. In suspense, Balthazar reveals that he has a letter that Romeo gave to him for his father, Lord Montague. The letter shows that Romeo had bought poison from the Mantua Apothecary. Friar Lawrence said that Juliet’s sleeping potion would have worn off right as Romeo drank the poison, which is why Juliet would be dead too. After this horrible instance, the fighting between Capulet and Montague ended.
In Act Three Scene One, Mercutio is stabbed by Tybalt and makes a pun about his impending death. Ask for me tomorrow, and you’ll find me a grave man. (3.1.65-66) Mercutio knew he was going to die from the wound caused by Tybalt. By trying to cover up the sorrowful setting, he makes a fitting pun thinking he will be dead soon and in his “grave”. The others, who witnessed the stabbing, think he was referring to a “grave” situation and not that he was talking about his own death.