Regardless of the law, Curley’s morals based on vengeance and masculinity drive him to kill Lennie. George has very different morals based on protecting Lennie, his travel companion and friend. His ultimate goal of helping Lennie leads to him ending Lennie’s life in order to prevent his suffering at the hands of Curley. The concept that morality takes precedence over the law in certain cases is manifested through the decision of Curley to hunt Lennie down and the decision of George to end Lennie’s life in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Curley’s decision to hunt Lennie down for the murder of his wife is one circumstance in which a character’s morals are deemed more important than the laws that govern society.
Mercutio’s response to his fate, however, is notable in the ways it differs from Romeo’s response. Romeo blames fate, or fortune, for what has happened to him. Him slaying Tybalt was his fate. This then leads to probably the most fatal and important part of Act III… The prince banishing Romeo. Because of this only do Romeo and Juliet die, because Romeo is in another city they can’t communicate properly and the two star-crossed lovers commit suicide.
Sophocles gives purpose to Haemons’s suicide by demonstrating that its cause was not only his love but also to expose his father’s illogical and prideful actions. He states “Then she’ll die—and in her death kill someone else.” after Creon refuses to change his mind because of his pride. He states this in love because he doesn 't want to live without her so he 'll die with her. The character attempts to convey his emotional frustration as the final possible way of getting his father 's attention on this subject. His father responds by saying “are you so insolent you threaten me?” he answers “where’s the threat in challenging a bad decree”.
Due to the death of his close friend, Romeo grew enraged and decided to “be a man” and get revenge on Tybalt. “O sweet Juliet, / Thy beauty hath made me effeminate / And in my temper soft’ned valor’s steel!” (3.1.115-117). In this quote, Romeo is expressing how Juliet’s beauty weakened him. He feels almost a hatred towards her for making him cowardly and not able to save Mercutio’s life. Since being strong is an expected characteristic of men, Romeo feels that the absence of his bravery is to blame for the tragedy.
Romeo ended up stabbing Tybalt, who instantly fell. By killing Tybalt, not only did the Capulet family detest Romeo further, but also Romeo got banished from Verona. If Romeo had held himself together long enough to leave the fight scene without fighting Tybalt, he could have had a chance to escape with Juliet. Instead, Romeo made the dreadful mistake of fighting Tybalt, which ultimately led to him getting banished. Romeo could have saved his and Juliet’s future, but he was so desperate that he had to kill
Though there is no true evidence Lady Macbeth ends up killing herself, and Macbeth questions why he should kill himself “ Why should I play the Roman fool and die On mine own sword?” (Crowther, V,viii., 2005). This shows that he will not take the same fate as his wife by dying at his own hand. Soon after this he is killed by Macduff. Macbeth also has to be manipulated by his wife questioning his manliness because as stated by his wife he “To full o’ th’ milk of human kindness” (Crowther, I,v., 2005). So though both of these characters show manliness nether of them are really more or less manly than the other.
By doing that a huge conflict was created in the story and multiple characters had to fake that Hero was dead while they find the culprit behind this. This also happened in The Outsiders when Dally’s girlfriend cheated on him while he was in prison. By cheating on him Dally was upset over how unloyal she was and broke up with her. Another example is in the poem “ The Charge of the Light Brigade” when cavalry men charged at enemy lines even though it meant certain death. This showed how honor gave them the courage to face their conflict, and go through with the blunder anyways.
Hamlet has come to see his mother, Queen Gertrude, and ends up stabbing Lord Polonius, which ultimately leads to his death. Lord Polonius’ final words include “O, I am slain!” Even though this provides a slight amount of comic relief to the reader, it has a reverse effect on Ophelia’s mental state. Her father’s death seems to be the potent punch in this fight because she officially goes mad after this final event. This is apparent in Scene IV Act I, when Laertes has come back to visit his sister and check on her well being. He is disappointed to see that Ophelia is displaying irrational behavior when she begins to sing “They bore him barefac’d on the bier; Hey non nonny, nonny, hey nonny; And on his grave rains many a tear.” She is so mentally ill that she must be locked in a padded room during the day.
In the beginning of the play, it is evident how much Macbeth loves his wife. This is what makes it so easy for her to bribe him into killing Duncan, which eventually leads to him killing many more people. Unfortunately, in the end of the play, their relationship gets ruined and Lady Macbeth ends up taking her own life. Because of one bribe, Macbeth went on to become a serial killer and their relationship would turn to mush. In act 3, scene 4, line 119, Lady Macbeth responds to Ross: “I pray you, speak not: He grows worse and worse; question enrages him: at once, good night.
non heroic values. In the movie, Beowulf struggles to keep true characteristics of a hero. He lies about the fact that he killed Grendel's mother. When instead he actually had an adulterous rendezvous with her and also with his queen’s handmaid. The epic expresses Beowulf having true heroic ethics and actions.