Before he had isolated himself by choice, but now it’s as if he doesn’t have an option anymore. Raskolnikov has done something so wrong that he no longer feels like a member of humanity, which is why he specifies a “human word”. Raskolnikov’s guilt comes from the need to rejoin society. That is why his guilt fluctuates so much, but becomes much worse when his rationale for the murder is put into question. In part 3 chapter 6, Raskolnikov has a dream, in which he tries to kill Alyona but fails and she laughs at him.
[She is] sorry for papa, but why should [she] be tortured?” (The Death of Ivan Ilych 54) His family doesn’t understand what suffering is and what means to him, and therefore felt to be blamed. Instead of alleviating her dad’s suffering she decides to repudiate him and affirms to be tortured, which shows no respect and no dignity. Death happens and should be recognized that is a unavoidable mystery. Some death can be good and other bad. Ivan’s was not a “good death”.
He wanted to see this American Dream so badly, that he looked at this all the wrong way. He strives to be successful, even if that means to be miserable and look away from reality. He doesn’t see the wrong in him but can see it in others and points out all the wrong in them. He imagines this high class man when all he is is a “common man”. With him not recognizing all his flaws even when he was reaching his deathbed, he still couldn’t see his wrongdoings and that is what lead him to his ultimate downfall.
It was at the moment Friar Lawrence had found out Friar John did not deliver the letter because he was not able to he realized he made a mistake trusting him and should have given him more time for a task like this. For us to know how Friar Lawrence felt about this news of the important letter he says“Unhappy fortune! By my brotherhood, The letter was not nice but full of charge. Of dear import, and the neglecting it May do much danger.” In this quote it again demonstrates how Friar Lawrence is the one most to blame for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet because of how he thought his actions over without thinking about the main
This was like torture for Dimmsdale he even had to help in the shaming of Hester. He felt like his actions took meaning out of his life, he says this because how can he do his job and feel like he’s doing right among his people when he had committed adultery (ch. 11) Dimmesdale felt like a fraud and it made him so guilty and it tore his spirit and moral into shreds! He didn’t think he was capable of leading his people to salvation because of his actions (ch. 17).
She drinks and lie’s because of her past, with her consciously knowing that she is responsible for the death of allan, and also being responsible for being fired as a teacher; she has to find a way to cope with everything going on in her head. Blanche’s way of coping is lying, her lying becomes part of her reality. “Blanches part in her husband 's death is neither gentile nor loving.” (Phillip 305) She Feels guilty for her actions, but there is little remorse shown from blanche. She feels terrible for judging but knows its irreversible so she lives with it. With the Character traits such as Blanches, she realizes her mistake but will not openly admit to them out in the public eye.
But at that moment he felt willing to change, because he lived a sinful life, and ask God to save him, a dramatic moment where he felt lost and asked for mercy. Everyman realized that his fortune material had no value and that it was more important the fortune of God. Everyman acts representing humanity, fighting for morality inside, although he thinks that death is evil because it comes from hell. Death is ironically a messenger of God. Everyman had discovered that while he was successful in life, the afterlife was a different story because his wealth could not go with him or count in the Book of life.
Knowing what only he and Hester know, the secret eats away at him and drives him close to insanity. Eventually leading to his very public death. Once he confessed his sin to the community, his guilt was gone too. Even after Dimmesdale repented, God still did not like the sin because his has still committed an unforgivable sin. But, once he repented, he felt as though he was separated from that sin.
Brutus had been convinced that he was the only one who could help Rome. To a certain extent it’s understood it was not all Brutus’s fault, but he was the one who allowed himself to be manipulated, he allowed his status to be used by deceptive Cassius to gain influence. Antony pretends he is only grieving and has no other motives for speaking at the funeral. The director Jean Renoir once asked “Is it possible to succeed without any act of betrayal?” but what kind of success devastates everyone around you? Antony perhaps does not understand why Brutus felt he needed to kill Caesar, but Antony knows that Brutus has betrayed Caesars trust and respect.
Alai also demonstrates, through his refusal, that he doesn’t possess the same compliance with inflicting pain on others despite being Bernard’s best friend. This exhibits the grandness of their humanity for they both sacrifice their own selves to prevent the boy they just met from getting hurt. “ He hadn’t meant to kill the Giant. This was supposed to be a game. Not a choice between his own grisly death and an even worse murder.
Majority of humans cannot escape the inevitable feeling of guilt after being responsible for causing something terrible. It is often too late for a person to fix their mistakes, leaving an everlasting effect on society. An individual 's morals create regret often called a guilty conscience. In the The Devil and Tom Walker, Tom sees the damage he has caused to the people in his community and attempts to fix his sins, "he began to feel anxious about those of the next and became a violent churchgoer" (Irving 330). By doing this Irving shows that Tom realizing his mistakes and is attempting to clear his conscience.
Without the good in Fortunato talking to the bad in Montresor because of the nitre, Fortunato cannot reason with Montresor which would lead to Montresor having sympathy toward Fortunato and not have the motive to kill. By Montresor enforcing a fake relationship with Fortunato, not only does he betray Fortunato, but he betrays his good conscience by murdering Fortunato. Throughout both the journeys in the disheartened settings, each character experiences, their own type of self-reflection to help realize who they truly
Troy loses the dignity, respect and even love that was once given to him by his friends and family. His own selfish needs are fuel for the destruction of the life he once knew. By cheating on Rose with Alberta, he may have found short term happiness but in the long term he caused Rose more pain. And of course this pain seeped through to other people, leading them to lose their respect for Troy. The downward spiral of Troy life proved to be through his decisions and his actions.
Another element in this novel is Melinda’s inner conflict, man vs. self. What Melinda has been through greatly affected her everyday life. She struggles with depression, dislikes her appearance, and feels ashamed of herself for something that isn 't her fault: “I want to confess everything, hand over the guilt and mistake and anger to someone else...even if I dump the memory, it will stay with me, staining me” (Anderson 51). Andy Evans, the senior who raped her, made her feel worthless. This situation is much like the one in the novel The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.