Sonny Blues Paul Pearshall once said “Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted”. In this story the conflict of responsibility takes place. A brother, who happens to be the narrator, blames his self for the events that takes place in his life, such as his brother sonny’s crack addiction. The Narrator feels responsible for his brother’s heroin addiction because he believed he shut his brother’s career goals down, felt as though he went against what his mother asked him to do, and because he chose not to believe that the way he treated his brother affected his brother life.
The narrator in “The Tell-Tale Heart” thought he was hearing the guy’s heart beat after he had killed him. This couldn’t be possible because he cut the guy up and there was no way that his heart could still be beating. He was hearing this “heart-beat” because he was feeling guilty from killing the old man. “...it is the beating of his hideous heart.” The people in the “The Masque of the Red Death” thought they were seeing a masked person at the party that was killing everyone but in my opinion I think they were imaging it. I think they were imaging it because it never describes the person in the story.
Quite some time after Hamlet discovered Claudius was his father 's killer. Some historians and literary experts would say Hamlet 's strong religious believes held him back from performing this sinful deed. Others say that Hamlet was a melancholic and therefore was too depressed to kill his uncle. Infamous psychologist, Sigmund Freud, felt Hamlet suffered from an oedipal complex and could not kill Claudius because he himself wished to be in Claudius ' royal position.
Obierika did not come along to see the boy killed, even though everyone expected him to, as was the custom. He did not want to see any innocent blood spilled, even though the Igbo often went to war for small reasons and mutilated dead children they believed to be mischievous spirits. Obierika also lay at night, thinking about his cultural ways and why they were that way. He thought about children being buried in the forest and men being banished for things beyond their control. All this right after he had run his own best friend out of town and
In the novel The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton the character Darrel Curtis is unquestionably influenced by his gang as it prevents him from being successful, to becoming the father of the gang, and overall being someone to look up to. Darrel or Dary has always wanted to become something amazing in life but sadly when his parents died in a fatal car crash, he was left to raise his two younger
“It’s no real pleasure in life” he had said to his partners after killing the grandmother. He had to do it, didn’t he? Make sure that neither her nor her family would be able to recognize him and give, the police, a clue as to his whereabouts. But, maybe, he didn’t have to do it. He could’ve just scared them, scared them enough so as to have them not even mention having seen him.
He could not go after Danglars family because he was not as close to his family as he was with his money. Dantes knew that Danglars wife was having an affair and so did Danglars; therefore, his wife living him did not hurt him as much as him losing all of his money and being left with nothing. Danglars was able to escape before everyone found out that he had nothing left. However, in the movie Dantes came after Danglars by using violence. Dantes fights Danglars with his sword and then he ends up hanging him, but he does not let him die.
Despite knowing the risks of this stunt, he continued with it anyway. Similar to McCandless, Knievel was being reckless, which had affected others around him. McCandless had left his family to travel to Alaska and live in the wild in search of enlightenment. After his death, word about his journey spread around the country. Many viewed McCandless to be egotistical due to the fact that he left his entire life to pursue his personal desires, and he didn’t think about how others would feel after he left, or if he did, he didn’t care.
The irony of Sam’s death is alike to Life’s death. They were both loyal to their sides yet are still killed by their allies, but Sam’s death is to another extent. Sam is directly killed by his general after being falsely accused of attempting to steal his own cattle. Tim also knows that it wasn’t Sam who stole the cattle yet no one believes him. He realizes that war is unforgiving, no matter how much blood, sweat, and tears you put into it, you will not be given mercy.