Tom is to blame for Gatsby's death. Instead of telling Mr. Wilson the truth about how it was Daisy he blames it on Gatsby and he dies. After this Tom will never achieve his dream of his own personal greatness and he and Daisy are very similar in their dreams both popularity and money. Through "The Great Gatsby" two characters are murdered because of their delusional dreams and two should be in jail for those murders. It might not only cause the demise of the dream but also the inner self with each people teaching them to not go to far into dreams and to still look into what's going on in
Guilty Without a Doubt In The Scarlet Ibis, Brother and Doodles story is a perfect example as to why pride can be a destructive force. Doodle was pushed to the extreme by his brother. His brothers selfish pride took over his life and he just lost control, he couldn't handle it and his pride, and as a result an innocent life was lost, therefore Brother is guilty of Doodles death. He practically left him to die. On page three hundred fifty-three he says “I ran as fast as I could, leaving him far behind with a wall of rain dividing us.” First of all from the story we knew that Doodle hated being left alone.
His downfall is accelerated by how Daisy gets together with him but then refuses to let go of Tom, eventually going back to Tom, and leaving Gatsby distraught and heartbroken. This puts big cracks in his facade, and the entire interaction leads to the most important event in his life. His true downfall is sealed when Daisy murders Myrtle. With them being in his car it is assumed by others that he was the one to hit her. This, along with Tom’s jealousy, leads Tom to tell Wilson that it was Gatsby who hit her this causes Wilson to finally end Gatsby's life while he is floating in his pool thinking
For me, In The Pearl, the pearl is equal to George and Lennie’s job in Of Mice and Men. The major difference between George and Kino, is that George would give up his job for Lennie in a heartbeat. However, when Juana tried to get rid of the pearl, Kino went so far as to hit her. Not long after that, did Kino kill someone, and his home was burnt to the ground. When Kino stopped Juana, it wasn’t out of love, it was out of greed.
This man is killing his neighbors for their land!” (96). An individual living in that kind of Christian community would not bear false witness against his/her neighbor, but Putnam takes advantage of the widespread panic to benefit himself. The loss of morality is seen in the McCarthy Era in that McCarthy indirectly harmed and destroyed the lives of others with his assumptions and caused a serious threat to the
Romeo chooses to love Juliet, a member of the family that has been rivaling his own for many years. Furthermore, he made the decision to kill Tybalt out of revenge, despite the repercussions he knew he would face for killing Juliet’s cousin. When he made this choice, he doomed their love, knowing this would further seal the hatred between families. Finally, Romeo acts with impulse and emotion instead of ration when he assumes Juliet has died, by choosing to drink poison, thus resulting in Juliet’s death by dagger. Fate does not control Romeo’s actions, though he seems to blame fate; rather, his destiny is chosen by his own careless decisions.
The verbal irony is meant to portray him as a praising uncle wishing him luck when he really means to kill Hamlet with the poisoned drink actually destroying his health. Having multiple methods to kill him leads to the turnout of the events as the Queen drinks from the cup. He tries to say “she swoons to see them bleed” (V.II.327) seeing that his plan has backfired, and quickly uses his words to hide it. When she dies, she exposes that it is him that poisoned the drink which leads to Laertes opening to strike Hamlet. Then Hamlet strikes him with the poisoned rapier which leads Laertes to open up about Claudius’s plan.
As the portrait significantly becomes more hideous, Dorian gradually loses his mind. The reader understands that what eventually leads Dorian to kill Basil Hallward, the only true friend he has, is the constant reminder of the evil found at the heart of Dorian’s nature, as represented by the portrait. In Dorian doing so, the reader realises that not only does Dorian kill Basil, he also kills his only chance of redemption of his soul. The reader realises that the statement that Dorian had expressed earlier in the story was the truth: “Yes, Basil could have saved him. But it was too late now.” (Wilde 109-110).
Rumi, a Tajik poet once said, “Greed makes man blind and foolish, and makes him an easy prey for death.” In John Steinbeck’s The Pearl, Kino proves that with wealth comes undeniable evil. Despite Kino’s want for more and the best for his family, the malevolent events that come with the pearl eventually led to the death of his beloved son, Coyotito. Throughout the novel the pearl showed signs of hope for the family, but those signs of hope eventually led to feelings of greed. The ideas that the pearl encompasses throughout John Steinbeck’s The Pearl, are acquisitiveness, optimism, and nefariousness. In John Steinbeck’s The Pearl, the pearl symbolizes acquisitiveness through causing its owner to want more and show skepticism and suspicion toward others.
Desdemona’s father states that he should kill her for her disloyalty from getting married without his permission. The secret marriage deeply wounds her father to the point that he has the right to kill her. She is sacrificing her life for her love of Othello; the implications of this show how deep the love of the two love birds runs. Even though her betrayal is unforgivable, her father decides that her death would be undesirable blood on his hands, therefore, Desdemona’s act of secrecy taints her image with a seed of doubt. By gaining Othello’s love, Desdemona loses the love of her father and ruins her credibility in his eyes, which causes him to cast her out and exile her from their home.