The ghost told Hamlet about how he was murdered by Claudius. The ghost told hamlet how he was going to get revenge. He wanted to torment Claudius and then kill him. Even after the king died he is still greedy trying to get revenge. This shows even though the king is dead or someone is dead they will still try and get revenge because they are greedy and don't want to give up their belongings or title.
‘What!’ Huck searched his comrade’s face keenly. ‘Tom, have you got on the track of that money again?’ ‘Huck, it’s in the cave!’ ” (Twain 193).
In the novel The Maltese Falcon, the motif of greed is used to exemplify the destructive influence potential wealth has on one’s morals. This is shown through Sam Spade’s decision to hand over Brigid to the authorities, Brigid’s deceit throughout the novel, and Gutman's choice to use Wilmer as the fall man to avoid his own prosecution for crimes committed. Sam is portrayed as someone who is willing to deviate from the law, is extremely intellectual, and is prepared to go to any extent in order to get the treasure he desires. Sam Spade is entangled in the pursuit after the falcon by Brigid’s scheming. Sam falls in love with Brigid even after he discovers her dishonesty.
Even when people doubted him and the situation seemed unachievable, Ibrahima stayed determined and continued (125). For months, Ibrahima had gone to different cities along with various organizations to ask for money, to guide him to the $8,500 that Thomas demanded, in order to get Ibrahima’s children and grandchildren out of being a slave (135,143). This battle he is fighting, was not a battle for him as a soldier, but a battle as a caring grandfather or father. His bravery as a soldier along with the love he held as a parent did not let Ibrahima to give up the fight for his family’s freedom. He pressed for his children’s freedom up to his dying breath, even though he was not victorious in freeing his grandchildren, after his death, his children were finally granted their freedom (186-187) After thirty years of enslaved labor, Ibrahima encountered Marschalk, who believed Ibrahima was of royal descent, a Moor (pg. 89).
Another reason readers know Gene has no peace after Finny’s death is that he visits the two places Finny fell Fifteen years later. The older Gene says, “Both were fearful sites, and that was why I wanted to see them… Long white marble flight of stairs… The tree” (Knowles 10-14). Even after all the time he still cannot forgive himself.
I believe that these man were given a sense of false free will and were never really in control over their one destiny. They are just the Fates puppets while they mastered them as they wished. Odysseus was a man of great power who convinced Achilles to join the war when Thetis hid him disguised as a women but not only did he do this but he also sailed on a journey that made him take 10 years to come back to his beloved wife, Penelope. With the aid of the goddess Athena he sailed back to Ithaca but he infuriated Poseidon which made him have many obstacles that would lead to 10 years of wondering. In this tale we have Zeus knowing that odysseus was destined to suffer and have a difficult time going back home but nevertheless, at the end of the journey he was going to return home regardless of what happened in the journey.
Jean Valjean caused the death of Javert by going against what Javert believed in his whole life by letting him go free when he had they chance to take revenge on him when Javert had been an enemy his whole life. This threw Javert for a loop because he had been chasing Valjean most of his life and took pride in his work, he was fine up until his life work lost all meaning because of Valjean and he had no other choice but to take his
Blane has been given one mission by his overlord; cross the border in disguise as an Englishman and kidnap Lady Aliah de Mowbray. Never one to back down from a challenge, he accepts the mission and vows to accomplish it. However, try as he might, he feels an overwhelming desire take over his whole being every time his charge touches him. As a sworn rogue, this is all new to him, as he believes that anything between them would only result in a broken heart for the Lady
He goes through many horrible things such as drinking his urine, losing his left foot and his left thumb. But, at the end, he still has the faith and braveness to fight with Annie. Paul Sheldon, like a phoenix rises from ashes, does not only get his freedom back but most importantly, he got his ability to write novels again. From his survival, he proves to all the readers that he is not only a warrior hero but also a transcendent hero; he does not only on a journey for the quest for vengeance but also the quest to rid the land of danger as he goes through the five stages of a hero’s journey.
He never gives up on hurting the kingdom that he continued to eat, without an opponent he continues to defeat the kingdoms warriors. Until the hero came to defeat Grendel and finally won because he strived for fame. Beowulf is very ambitious, ready to go to battle anywhere. The epic states “When he hears the tale of Hrothgar’s distress, he sets sail for Denmark to rid the land of its fear” (“Beowulf”). Beowulf did not know who these people were yet he sent sail for this journey just to earn a win on his hero card.
“My eyes have seen these acts so foreign to human nature and now I tremble as I write.”. "[There are] endless testimonies [that] prove the pacific and temperament of the natives... but our work was to ravage, kill and destroy." He was so determined to meet the needs of Spain 's royal family that he disregarded basic human nature. "The admiral was so blind as those who came after him and he was so anxious to please them [royal family] that he committed irreparable crimes against the Indians".
George sacrificed the dream of the farm and his only friend so that he could die knowing that George was not mad at him. When striving for the American dream, there are many things that must be sacrificed along the way. Many things that must be understood, one of them being the fact that the dream could very well be impossible, and the work ethic that must be used to reach the dream. These are things that all of the characters in Of Mice and Men have to go through, along with every single one of