I find the suiters in general very offensive. They take what is not theirs and when it is threaten they wish to eliminate the source of the threat. That is the kind of brave cowardice no one should be. They seemingly have no regard for others. They greet Telemakhos with kind words, yet plot to kill him, such hypocrisy!
Once a chronic drunk, Carton at least can refrain from drinking around the Darnay family, showing his increased respect and care for others. His final act in the world, however, is what brings him full redemption for his struggle. As Darnay is sentenced to the guillotine, Carton decides to take his place and die for him, and for his family. Dickens sums up what Carton died for with a soliloquy, where he says, “I see that I hold a sanctuary in their hearts, and in the hearts of their descendants…I know that each was not more honoured and held sacred in the other’s soul, than I was in the souls of both.” Even though Carton
Jersey finds himself friendless after attempting suicide although it 's devastating he mainly cares about correcting his friendship with “Tod”. The reason Tod is mad is unknown but that doesn 't stop Jersey from doing all he can. Tod once Jerseys best friend had enough of ignoring him and told Jersey the reason he is mad. Jersey once
Regret is a common thing driven by sheer pride and most people find relatable. The story "The Scarlet Ibis," written by James Hurst, is based around the death of little brother Doodle. A gloomy setting starts the story off with names of their dead and songs seeming to die in the trees. Brother is serenaded in guilt and regret, for he is the reason brother is no longer. If Brother had not been so embarrassed by Doodle, than Brother wouldn 't have left him.
Another reason why he was envious of Laertes was because he had such a close relationship with Ophelia, his sister. Laertes was always supportive of his sister and was very upset when he found out that she had gone “mentally insane”. Hamlet was so envious of him for this reason because he was in love with Ophelia. The fact that Hamlet couldn’t show his love for Ophelia like Laertes did, set a fire inside of him. After Ophelia had drowned, (committed suicide), they had a funeral for her and Hamlet confessed his love for Ophelia feeling relieved and equal to
They also felt a sense of sorrow after Lennie’s death although we at the same time feel relieved that he was killed by a true companion versus an enemy. George made the decision of putting a “[...] muzzle [...] close to the back of Lennie’s head” (Steinbeck 106). Lennie and George tried to achieve happiness, but met some obstacles on the way, changing their ability to reach their dreams. Other characters and the harsh time period affected their mindset and their dreams. Therefore, their goals can’t be met.
Wilson was a poor, simple man, trying his absolute best to keep his wife, Myrtle, happy, he failed in doing so. Wilson came to his senses and realized that all Myrtle wanted was money, and a higher social standing in society. Which she was getting through another man, though Wilson did not know who “He had discovered that Myrtle had some sort of life apart from him in another world, and the shock had made him physically sick” (124). When his beloved wife was hit by a yellow car, he was instantly heartbroken. Heartbroken, he sat there with everybody seeking out a name around him “Come here and let’s have your name.
He may say to himself, “no more killing, no more life should be taken away, at least from me,” but it is unavoidable. He lost his beloved one. He uses what he adores to kill another one that he loves. This feeling, this emotion, is just too strong to bare that he lost his hope to live, lost his direction to live on. The fact that he died from cancer is a metaphor that signifies he is tired of this life and ready to take off.
After watching Myrtle get hit by a car, Wilson spirals into a depression fueled by madness, and although he eventually killed Gatsby out of revenge, George Wilson remains on of the more moral characters in Fitzgerald’s work. Wilson lived his life as a man of God, holding onto his values above all else, and when those morals failed him, he lost all sense of who he was. Those who hold a high standard of morals, such as George Wilson, often have more to lose, and as a result don’t handle tragedy well. Moral individuals in the lower classes have less to fall back on, and therefore more to lose. This can often lead to them not handling tragedy well, because they feel as though their morals have failed them.
Due to his high-ranking title in society, Dimmesdale feels to ashamed to confess his sin which leads him to inflict harm upon himself. However, at Dimmesdale’s deathbed, when he finally confesses, he realizes that his “death [is] of triumphant ignominy before the people! Had either of these agonies been wanting, I had been lost for ever!” (Hawthorne 383). Dimmesdale finally feels the freedom when he steps down to Hester’s level and onto the scaffold. By lowering his belief if his status, Dimmesdale is able to