Macbeth growing fear of losing power took over him and he sent murderers to kill Banquo and his son. Yet there was still hope that Macbeth would learn to turn back from these ways, as he had still felt guilt after Banquo’s murder, but he did not. He had only become worse as he became entirely corrupt. Spilling blood, and turning against those who had once praised him. It had gone to the point where his own army only followed him as it was their duty and not because they truly respected and honored
Another theory is that he was too depressed to live, and drank himself to death. The lack of suicide note nearly disproves this, however. The darkest, and worst of these theories, is that Poe was murdered. Kidnapped by the brothers of his soon to be wife, and beaten to death because they disapproved of him as a spouse for their little sister. Whatever be the case, Poe’s death is still a mystery, only fitting for the one who invented the idea of the murder mystery
This allows the reader to let their mind wander to what exactly about the eye made him so upset, leaving them suspenseful. The dull part of the story was presented by the actual killing of the man and the precautions the narrator took in order to get away with it(up until he admitted it). All in all, after the reading of “The Tell-Tale Heart”, it is safe to say most readers will be left with an unsettling feeling and many
By observing the monologues with a superficial glance, one is lead to an arguably superficial motivation for each character. Hamlet seeks the sweet release of death and questions that if he were to “end the heart-ache” due to his father’s passing, that it would be worth the payment of his soul in Hell. The motivation of the contemplation for suicide then is perceived as heart-ache, and the tone of it underlies the monologue, such as when Hamlet mentions “the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,” implying a poor drawing of fate due to his father’s murder (3.1.58). The other option debated in the monologue, to murder Claudius rather than himself, does not arise until much later in it, it being first referenced in
Edgar Allan Poe is in the same way using both terror and horror to give the reader the most horrifying experience. In The Tell-Tale Heart he does not completely let out the gross out part, but gives us some details about the murder of the old
Many critics of Poe 's work focused on his unique, dark elements of his tragic life and experiences with early death. Edgar Allan Poe 's birth mother died at an early age along with his foster mother and his wife ("The Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe"). Poe demonstrates the mourning ritual in the mid nineteenth century being specifically the performance of grief as a repetition compulsion (Peeples). Poe was notorious for writing with a dark and gloomy setting or series of events. One of Edgar Allan Poe 's most famous pieces of literature was
He needed something to blame it on; therefore he blamed it on the beating of the old man’s heartbeat. The narrator shows the most guilt toward the end of the story though. “But anything was better than this agony.” Poe. After he killed the old man his conscience ate away at him so bad that he could not take it anymore. He could not hold the pain of guilt.
Whereas, in The Cask of Amontillado, the reason behind the murder is revenge, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.” Additionally, Montressor’s jealousy is another reason because of which he murders Fortunato. The other difference noticed in the short stories, is that in both of the short stories the aftermath of the murder is different. In The Tell Tale Heart, in the near end of the story after the murder, the narrator feels very happy , and
This undermines ambition as well as greed, By this point, Macbeth is willing to anything in order to help himself and it 's becomes easier for him to commit evil deeds. Another quote to support this claim is” I have no spur To prick the sides of my intent, but only Vaulting ambition, which o 'erleaps itself And falls on the other”(I,vii). This emphasizes his greed as he recognizes that there is no good reason to kill the king apart from gaining power all to him. The hunger for power is a result of ambition and greed which is an apparent trait on
Wich all reveal the effects of guilt. Common sense seems to show that character reveals theme in Cask of the Amontillado through how Montresor gets killed. Poe is very dark, has an ill temper and seems to have joy in killing people but later regrets. “No answer.” This shows that Montresor killed Fortunato. As Montresor was building the wall, Fortunato was laughing because he thought it was a joke, although it really wasn 't.