He realizes he has “fallen from grace”, the world would be against him since he had destroyed the Elizabethan order. He does not see any meaning in life and therefore detaching himself from his emotions to turn himself into a vicious murderer. Macbeth’s despair over the loss of meaning in his life is reinforced in his Act 5 Scene 5 soliloquy, where he says life “is a tale/ Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury/ Signifying nothing” (Act 5 Scene 5 lines 25-27). Macbeth comes to a point of realization that all his efforts to gain the throne are like the “sound and fury” of the tale, just acts crafted for the sake of the show without any actual outcome in the end. In exchange for kingship, he loses his “milk of human kindness” and his wife.
When they found him, they all died because the role of the coins was to be the antagonist that led the three to betray each other for their greed. One evidence was when the youngest of them sought to kill them through poison: “To men in such a state the Devil sends/ Thoughts of this kind, and has full permission/ To lure them on to sorrow and perdition” (Chaucer 130). Another evidence is when Death disguised himself as the coins: “No longer was it Death those fellows sought,/ For they were all so thrilled to see the sight, The florins were so beautiful and bright” (Chaucer 128). At the end of the story, the gold coins send them to death. In conclusion, the role of the gold coins was being the three’s adversary who led them to betrayal as the story progressed.
He turns his business into a profitable factory. However, the Lorax emerges from the stump of the trees and disapproves the felling of the trees, complaining that the factory has polluted the air and the water. Once the last tree is chopped down, the factory closes and the Lorax leaves. Where he last stood is a small stump engraved with a single word: "UNLESS". The Once-ler ponders this message for a long time until a boy comes to him and he realises “UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.
Mope around like a dreamer, not even bothering with plans for revenge, and I can say nothing—nothing at all—on behalf of a king whose dear life was stolen………….. Ah, revenge! What an ass I am, I’m so damn brave. My dear father’s been murdered and I’ve been urged to seek revenge by heaven and hell, and yet all I can do is stand around cursing like a whore in the streets!” (2.2.1640-1660). However, Hamlet ponders his first move in his revenge plot in this Act as well, coming up with the plan to make the actors perform something similar to his father’s murder to see if Claudius felt some sort of guilt. And as Hamlet predicted, Claudius seems to suffocate under the events on stage, yelling for the lights before storming out of the
This makes Dorian paranoid and he fears that the painting will be discovered and his appearance will be forever tarnished to the world. Dorian eventually sees that “his beauty to him had been but a mask, his youth but a mockery,” (Wilde, 223) and the full weight of his sins begin to become apparent. Dorian however caught up in his vanity, refuses to confess any of his sins. Even after committing the most heinous of acts in murder, Dorian resorts to opium addiction to cure his sole. He wishes to erase the act from his memory rather
He lived the rest of his life in nightmares and fears which denounced his actions. He realized how unscrupulous his actions were and his souls is long huanted by it. After the murder, he does not dare to put the dagger back. We could see, from this point, The warrior and Duncan’s “worthiest cousin” (1.4.15) is so terrified by his own action that a sound would scare him. While he is haunted by guilt, Macbeth has to secure his throne by murdering Banquo and Fleance.
Throughout the poem “Minister Cheevy”, Edwin Arlington Robinson shows the theme of a wasted life is often spent in fantasies through his use of form, figurative language, and sound devices. “Miniver coughed, and called it fate/and kept on drinking” (Robinson). Maybe he had a point, that the world is run by fate and not by the actions of its inhabitants. Maybe he was right, or maybe he was just a lonely alcoholic living by himself in his own
The cruel, bizarre, and unethical behaviors exhibited by Hamlet and his family stem from the severe depravity of mind from which they all suffer. Hamlet’s lack of moral character is illustrated in many different cases. For example, when Hamlet was writing in his journal after he is visited by the Ghost of his father, he wrote, “So Uncle, there you are. Now it is time to deal with the vow I made me to my father” (Act I Scene 3, 110). Hamlet, driven mad by grief, vowed to the Ghost that he would have revenge for his father’s murder, a clear example of his loss of moral conduct and his being overtaken by evil.
In Act 3 Scene 3, Hamlet walks by Claudius while Claudius is praying with his eyes close, facing the other direction. It is the perfect opportunity to kill Claudius. Hamlet even pulls out his sword to kill him. Hamlet says, “This is hire and salary, not revenge” (Shakespeare 59) This quote shows that Hamlet doesn’t feel like this will be good enough revenge, to kill him while he prays, because he might go to heaven and he won’t avenge his father’s death. Hamlet acts so crazy that he couldn’t remember that he just wanted to kill Hamlet.
This is important to notice because it tells the readers that Andy was by no means innocent and it reveals his sins. After a couple had wandered into the alley and refused to help him because of the name on his back, he then thought of death, he thought “Now in the alley, with the cold rain washing his hot body, he wondered about the meaning. If he died, he would die as Andy.” Andy continued to think about the meaning of his
SCALP-HUNTER When every gesture of peace is a dud, One sees blood flow like a rowdy flood: When the single sign of love wanes like the Moon Tempers are readily frayed on a blazing afternoon: Hatred is poured into every handy pot to fill Like a potion, even a mere look suffices to kill: Man kill man---on a swagger you lay a fancy bet Knowing the figures he 'll simply shoot and forget: Numbers do matter when he pulls the trigger Lest he miss and hear the dreaded snigger: "Kaafir","Infidel".... each scalp is a coveted one A variety in color and creed only adds to the fun: A sang froid that 's confirmed with an expression so dour After all, affirms the dogmatic initiation at the age of four: ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ( C.) . KUMAARA SUKEJA.
In the short story “The Interlopers” the author, Saki, writes about how we shouldn 't live our lives hating people and that we should try to make amends with them before its to late. In the beginning of the tale two characters named Ulrich and Georg were men that have hated each other since birth because of their families rivalry. One night Ulrich goes into the forest with his men hoping to find Georg poaching on what he believed was his land . He sees Georg when he is by himself and each aim their rifles at each other with hate in their hearts. They both hesitate to shoot each other and when the time finally comes where they have to make a move a strong wind knocks down a tree that was above them and lands on both of their legs.