However, the other time in the book when he uses violence is much more cruel than Tom’s actions. To avenge his wife, he tries to figure out who owns the yellow car that killed Myrtle. After doing that, he immediately shoots Gatsby, the owner of the car, with his gun upon finding him. After killing Gatsby, he then takes his own life; that is why “the gardener saw Wilson’s body...and the holocaust was complete” (Fitzgerald 173). At the time, Gatsby is swimming in his pool.
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. Curley is furious when he finds his wife dead at the hands of Lennie. He decides to hunt Lennie down and murder him in cold blood. When asked if he would like to stay back with his wife and grieve, he says, “‘I’m goin,’ ... ‘I’m gonna shoot the guts outta that big bastard myself, even if I only got one hand’” (98). Even
Hamlet is essentially a story based on revenge. The play opens with the outside guards seeing the phantom of the recently deceased King Hamlet. When his son is summoned to him, he tasks him to get revenge for his death. Young Hamlet then spends the following days planning every move of his revenge until he accidentally kills the father of Laertes in an act of misguided rage. This mix up causes Hamlet’s well thought out plan to spiral out of control and puts Laertes on a quest to avenge his father’s murder just as Hamlet is.
In the novel Of Mice and Men both Curley 's Wife and Lennie die tragic deaths. Curley’s wife was strangled while her husband was off playing games. Lennie the man who accidentally killed Curley’s wife knew Curley would be made and come after him, so he ran. When George sees what Lennie has done he is distraught. He knows what the other men are going to do to him.
Romeo did just that, showing up at the Capulet’s masquerade, even if he was a Montague. Tybalt directly sought out an audience with Mercutio, a friend of Romeo’s. He purposely instigated a fight while the Montague most definitely did not want to, and it resulted with the deaths of both Tybalt and Mercutio. Juliet forgave him just about instantly, forgetting her cousin’s murder for her husband’s survival, proving how blind love can make someone. “Shall I speak ill of him that is my husband?/But wherefore, villain, didst thou kill my husband?/That villian cousin would have killed my husband.” (184.108.40.206-101) In the gang fight, Bernardo and Riff were ultimately killed.
The story of Hamlet by William Shakespeare is a story of betrayal, revenge, and intrigue. Hamlet, the title character discovers that his uncle killed his father and married his mother effectively stealing the throne. Hamlet decides he must kill his uncle Claudius as revenge for what he had done. However, as the new king, Hamlet isn't sure how to get to him, so he decides to fake madness, but his plan backfires as Claudius doesn't trust him and makes sure he is always watched. In his fumbled plan for revenge, Hamlet accidentally kills Polonius, forces Polonius's son Laertes to seek revenge against him, and drives Ophelia crazy causing her to kill herself.
The reason why he got his mother killed was because she was plotting to kill him. ‘‘Nero didn’t trust his Praetorian Guard to carry out the killing, so he ordered naval troops to sink a boat that she would be sailing on.’’ When everyone knew that Agrippina died, he lied by saying that she committed suicide. He also poisoned his fourteen-year-old stepbrother, but told everyone he has an epileptic fit. After killing his mother, Nero had terrible nightmares. (Owen
While he is haunted by guilt, Macbeth has to secure his throne by murdering Banquo and Fleance. At the end of the feast which was set up for assassinating Banquo and his son, Macbeth is again terrified by the news that Fleance has fled and Banquo’s ghost will dried blood over his body. He said to the ghost: “Thou canst not say I did it. Never shake/ Thy gory locks at me.” (3.4.51-52) These reactions all showed his ambivalence and the hatred to
Oedipus hears at a young age that his destiny is to murder his father and lie with his mother. To prevent this, he runs away from the people who he thinks are his parents and ends up killing his real dad, King Laius, and marrying his real mom, Jocasta, Queen of Thebes. A disease spreads throughout the city and the God says it will be resolved only when the people of Thebes find Laius’ murderer and expel him. So, the King searches for this Mystery Man and eventually comes to the conclusion that he is the criminal he has been looking for. By the time he figures this out, Jocasta has hanged herself.
It wasn’t until later that Gein was suspected of killing his older brother. After the death of his mother, nobody was left who could stop him, and Gein started living out his horrible fantasies and performed disgusting experiments on dead bodies. The trigger to his serial killing was that he desperately wanted to have a sex change and for some reason that made him believe that he would need fresh bodies to transform himself. Gein claims that his killing spree and disturbing psychological state was due to his love-hate relationship with his mother that was sprung from the way she brought him up as a child.
Tybalt’s short temper and anger against Romeo lead to the death of Mercutio, himself, and then later the suicide of Romeo which lead to Juliet 's suicide. During a party hosted by the Capulets (Act 1 Scene 5) Tybalt spotted Romeo a Montague and told Lord Capulet “Uncle, this is a Montague, our foe; A villain, that is hither come in spite to scorn at our solemnity this night.”. After a duel in the street’s Tybalt runs after he had accidentally killed Mercutio. Romeo one of Mercutio 's friends wants to avenge him so Tybalt accepts the battle and is just about to kill Romeo but instead Romeo jabbed his dagger into Tybalt 's chest and cries even tho Tybalt wouldn’t have cried for him. This shows Tybalt sees Romeo as a villain, an enemy and