“And dash'd the brains out” such a disturbing image that shakes Macbeth. Macbeth is ambitious, but Lady Macbeth is even more so. She has ambitions that far surpass the status quo; she orders the heavens, possibly the demon, to “unsex me now”. Macbeth himself is probably holds the most responsibility for his own downfall. You reap what you sow, as they would say.
Montresor’s sarcasm and wanting to do evil things, manipulates Fortunado, which leads to the creation of a creepy villain which increases the suspense. Then the suspense is at its height when Montresor’s plan to wall Fortunado in and leave him there to die becomes
Desdemona is incredulous that anyone would actually cheat on a spouse. Her naivety becomes evident as she timidly avoids more graphic phrases. Emalia explains many people do, to Desdemona’s surprise. The fact that Desdemona is so loving towards Othello makes her death more tragic. She wants to follow his every order.
It was fear that establishes the concepts of religion and faith. Angela carter suggests that “the singular moral function of the gothic is that of provoking unease”4 this unease is imputed to the gothic’s representation of the horror and terror, whether in physical form like pain, imprisonment and violent attacks, or in psychological torture like the fear of the unknown. Moreover, Sigmund Freud asserts in his essay “ The uncanny ” that the gothic novels are full of such uncanny, mysterious events which arouse the feeling of fear and astonishment. The uncanny is related to what is frightening, it coincide to affirm what thrills fear in general.5 Elizabeth MacAndrew, the famous Gothic fiction critic, defines this English genre, Gothic fiction, as a “literature of nightmare”: Among its conventions are found dream landscapes and figures of the subconscious imagination. Its fictional world gives form to amorphous fears and impulses common to all mankind, using an amalgam of materials, some torn from the author’s own subconscious mind and some stuff of myth, folklore, fairy tale, and romance.
Besides that, jealousy leads Othello to hate his innocent lieutenant, Cassio. Therefore, he wants to kill Cassio as well, said, “Not Cassio kill'd” Then murder's out of tune, And sweet revenge grows harsh.”(823). The point of jealousy becomes the most powerful poison throughout the play as it motivates the characters’ actions. The major characters of Iago and Othello clearly possess this jealousy and show how it affects them. Iago is forced to expose his actual nature and Othello undergoes a total transformation from a normal human to a spiteful monster.
She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart she never loved anyone except me" (130). Myrtle on the other hand is having affairs with Tom in order to feel the satisfaction of being in the upper class. Myrtle loved her husband Mr. Wilson when they got married, but she got very disappointed by her husband’s lack of money and the social status that she is suffering in for eleven years. Now she is regretting the day she married with him, her sister Catharine says “She really ought to get away from him.
Coming from a tumultuous and difficult childhood, he has developed traits of solemn and antisocial natures. His undying love for Catherine causes intolerable pain spanning from his youth until the day he dies. Catherine’s obsession with social status and her superficial nature causes her to be in a limbo between choosing to love Heathcliff or Edgar Linton. One day in the midst of an emotional conversation between Nelly and Catherine, Heathcliff hears a snippet of what they are talking about. Catherine hisses, “It would degrade me to love Heathcliff...so he shall never know how I love him”, and Heathcliff cannot believe his ears (59).
Montresor, the narrator, goes mad on his own will. Montresor has a violent mind set, because “The horror, of the dark, of the unrestrained violence of a mind set loose from social boundaries, spring upon him, and he recoils. However, by touching the “solid fabric of the catacombs” he is reassured; the material world has triumphed over the dark of the mind” (Bloom par. 8). Montresor sets aside from the path of normal to a new path of insanity.
Shakespeare utilizes the Weird Sisters as the embodiment of evil and temptation to convince Macbeth, a virtuous but flawed man, to commit evil deeds through the deceitful predictions of his future. The theme of appearance versus reality is demonstrated through the Macbeths’ deceitful plan to murder King Duncan, and the consecutive deeds and lies that take place to conceal their guilt. As Macbeth rises to power throughout the play, ghostly apparitions and blood hallucinations plague the couple. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are so overwhelmed by their guilt and paranoia, their judgment is clouded by the weight of their guilt that they carry, which leads to the demise of the reign of
The setting of which Demi Lovato grew up in was one of loving family members, but also one of hateful peers that didn’t respect her for who she was. When, the harsh words Lovato received overthrew the love that was there, she became swept up in the whirlwind. Therefore, her tragic flaw that ultimately leads to her suffering is her lack of self confidence when faced with opposing forces. For the modern tragic hero, the downfall occurs when her situation with bullies spiteful words started to build up inside of her until she finally can not take it anymore. For instance, Demi’s tyrants would call her “fat”, she believed them, and would soon after develop unhealthy eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, and so much more in the future.