The Worst Crime: Matt’s or Richard’s “Killings”, written by Andre Dubus, illustrates how the death of a loved one may lead to dire consequences for all the parties included. Matt Fowler’s son, Frank, was murdered in cold blood by a jealous soon-to-be ex-husband, Richard Strout. When the death of Frank sunk into the lives of the Fowler’s, Matt believed he had to retaliate in some sort of fashion. The sort of fashion he chose was to seek revenge and kill Richard for his wrongdoings, which he did. Some people believe that the murder committed by Richard Strout can be considered more serious because of his act of passion and his lackadaisical style of living without worrying about his future.
Macduff is a part of Macbeth’s fate as well. From day one, Macduff is suspicious of Macbeth’s climb to the throne. For example, he leads a crusade to take down Macbeth and reclaims the throne to Malcolm. Macbeth’s fate is not just determined by Malcolm reclaiming the throne, but revenge for murdering Macduff’s family.
The character of Francis Phelan in Ironweed by William Kennedy is haunted from decisions from his past. Many could argue that his thought processes of these actions are moral, while others believe they are instinctual. For example, the situation in which Francis killed Harold Allen, the scab. It could have been a conscious moral decision that taking the scabs life was the best way to protest or it could have been the subconscious natural instinct that told him to lift his arm and throw the stone. It is believable that Francis is controlled by his moral compass, which affects his actions (such as throwing the stone) throughout the book and demonstrates his caring personality and eye for justice because of his religious upbringing.
Today anything is allowed. Anything is possible, even these crematories.” This quote demonstrates how Elie’s humanity has begun to shatter, every right he once own has now been stripped from him. He is losing his sanity. Similarly, in the White Rose, when Sophie is going to be executed, the narrator says, “Sophie was then led to the guillotine.
A major theme of “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe is revenge and secrecy. Throughout the story Montresor plots and carries out his revenge against Fortunato. During the time the story takes place, protecting your family at any cost was acceptable, so to protect his family he kills Fortunato. The two characters that were introduced are Montresor and Fortunato.
“The Battle Between Good and Evil” can be seen when Jake betrays the colonel and Parker for the avatar mission at which point the colonel comes after him and what he has come to love- the Na’vi world. Jake’s next stage of betrayal in choosing what is right is fighting alongside Neytiri and The People, and ultimately force the colonel to face death. When Jake chooses the avatar mission, Jake can see clearly, and comes to a final understanding that he is making decisions for morally right reasons. The plot is propelled because this event leads Jake to discover the importance of taking part in the mission. Situational archetypes provide not only an explanation of events, but keep the story moving by emphasizing what is key to a successful “Hero’s
John Steinbeck’s, Of mice and men explores ideas of: the American dream, Male friendship and broken dreams. When George shoots Lennie, the way these ideas are communicated in the story changes. This moment was vital in the overall ideas that are being communicated in the story. The moment that George shoots Lennie is the climax of the story.
It shows that Hamlet is vicious against his uncle. As we can see the evil snake Claudius married Hamlet’s mother who lost her husband. Now that it was revealed Hamlet inside is plotting to find a way to break them apart. So time to see whether someone’s family member’s new marrige is obvious or suspicious for you to decide that
Although Oedipus appears to be an angry tyrant, his search for the truth, at the risk of losing his established reputation confirms his righteousness. A plague has struck the city-state of Thebes due to the mysterious murder of Laius, the late king of Thebes. As a result, Oedipus tasks himself with finding the truth of this crime in order to save the people of his city. While doing so, a key witness, a Shepherd, appears and Oedipus begins to question him. In the beginning of the questioning between Oedipus and the Shepherd, Oedipus simply asks for basic information regarding Laius’ death.