This is what made me so miserable at the time. We read a book about two lovers who were born to be sworn enemies and end up killing themselves for love. We have learned why the Parents are the people to blame for the demise of Romeo and Juliet. They constantly are fighting, the Capulets oppressed Juliet to marry Paris, they inspired fear in their children. I feel this book showed that love can be a monster.
You try everything you can to escape, but you know you can’t. The lions are right there, at least a foot away from you, with an evil look of murder in their eyes, and that’s the last thing you remember. This is what happens to the main protagonists in Ray Bradbury 's dystopian story, “The Veldt”. The story takes place in the future and it focuses on the dysfunctional Hadley family. The children, Peter and Wendy, are obsessed with their magical nursery, where everything is seemingly real, including an African landscape with wild animals.
(Sophocles 64). All of this was too much for her to handle so she decided it would just be easier if she just took her life. Creon finds out the death of his wife through a messenger and blames himself, for his actions led all of his sorrows to happen. “I, I was the slayer, I say it, unhappy, of thee!” (Sophocles
Many believe that it’s Tom Buchannan to be blamed because he lies to Wilson who killed his wife Myrtle to get his revenge towards Gatsby by getting him killed for trying to take Daisy away from him. Gatsby could have prevented his own death if he didn’t lose to his own ego to claim Daisy, as his own to claim dominance over Tom would later seal his fate in a death bed. During chapter 7 things get heated when Tom and Gatsby started arguing “Your wife doesn’t love you …. she’s never loved you. She loves me”(131-7).
In the play it is very clear that Antigone is very loyalty to her family no matter the consequence which cannot be said for Creon's family. Creon’s action about killing Antigone drove his own son and wife to kill themselves. Haemon begged his father to not kill Antigone but Creon ’s need to be right was far much important than his loyalty to his son.
With Clytemenstra’s approval, Aegisthos murdered Agamemnon. When Orestes, Agamemnon’s son, came to hear the news, he was enraged and killed Aegisthos and Clytemnestra. When Odysseus meets Agamemnon in the underworld, Agamemnon gives insight to him about how to avoid women who betray and murder their loved ones by speaking about his own experience. He says that he had fully trusted his wife and he expected her be a faithful spouse that she vowed to be. He was disappointed to find that to be a false reality.
(Browning line 9-10) of the painting but him. It becomes apparent that the murder of the duchess sprung from feelings the duke had towards her. He was angry with her for “[ranking]/ [His] gift of a nine-hundred-year-old name/ With anybody’s gift” (Browning line 31-33) and “gave commands;/then all smiles stropped together” (Browning 45-46). Furthermore, he uncovers views his new duchess as “[his] object” (Browning line 53) like another other owned proporty.
Macbeth's lust for power becomes blatantly obvious based upon his fears that "to be thus is nothing, but to be safely thus", prompting him to kill Banquo and make an attempt at his son, Fleance. To relieve himself of his insecurities, he manipulates two murderers to believe than Banquo is their "enemy" and the source of all of their problems, displaying his twisted nature. He does not, before the act is already committed, share news of the "deed of dreadful note" with his "dearest chuck", Lady Macbeth, proving he has made his face a "vizard to [his] heart" not only for the public, but also to his once-cohort. Macbeth's peers' opinion sinks so low that he is often merely referred to as a "tyrant" rather than by his name. He is not only a traitorous and cruel king, but the extent to which he is "unfit to govern" makes him "unfit to live" - deserving of death for how he has let down Scotland.
In this play, Desdemona is loyal to her trusty companion, Othello. However, Iago has a devilish scheme to paint the image of cheat in Othello’s mind. Iago was disgruntled that he was passed over for a promotion and Cassio, “As masterly as he: mere prattle, without practice” (1.1.27) was given a more substantial rank. He wanted Cassio dead and he thought that the way to do this was to have Othello kill him. During this time, when Othello spots Desdemona with Cassio, Othello takes it out on her, thinking that she didn’t really love him.
Paris exclaims,”See what a scourge is laid upon your hate, That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love. ”(Romeo and Juliet 5.3.293). Paris is illustrating that because the families let their hate for each other live on and grow into the lives of their children they are the ones to take the blame for Romeo and Juliet taking their lives. Paris states “And I, for winking at your discords too, Have lost a brace of kinsmen. ”(5.3.294-295).Paris then goes on to blame himself saying that if he had told them to quit the fighting he would not have lost his brothers.
no, no she will never die beside me- don’t delude yourself. And you will never see me; never set eyes on my face again. Rage your heart out, rage with friends who can stand the sight of you. Haemon is so upset that he stabbed himself because he seen that Antigone is dead. Creon, Antigone, and Haemon all relive how pride leads to pressure; Creon’s pride blinds him to the injustice he commits against Antigone Creon has a lot of pride that he would allow Antigone to kill herself before he admit he
Seen throughout the book, Of Mice and Men, the character development of the main character, Lennie, was changing to a more violent and uncontrollable human, and foreshadowed his death. Since Lennie killed Curley’s wife he was a fugitive, and anyone who killed him is just. In the novel of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the character George is justified in killing Lennie because of his actions caused by his disabilities allowing for a better life. George’s decision on killing Lennie was the right one.
Macbeth’s ambition become uncontrollable to a point where he doesn’t care about Lady Macbeth. Power was all that matters to him and because of this Lady Macbeth killed herself. “He who was blinded by ambition, raises himself to a position whence he cannot amount higher, must thereafter fall with greatest loss” (Machiavelli). This quote explains how Macbeth was blinded by his ambition. Even though, he achieved what he wanted, it all came to failure at the end.
An overwhelming amount of crimes that are committed are motivated by hatred. The behavior portrayed in both stories was motivated by hate and lead to heinous outcomes. In Romeo and Juliet, by Shakespeare, Romeo was pushed to his limits when his friend Mercutio was killed. Even the most civil people can surprise you when their actions are motivated by hate. In Saki’s short story “The Interlopers”, Ulrich and Georg continued their hate for each other in a life-threatening situation.
Human behavior will determine the success of our world. Humans can destroy themselves if they are malicious like shown in the short stories The Cask of Amontillado, The Veldt, and The Lottery. Human nature is slowly decreasing in value in the world. Characters in those short stories prove to be the wrong answer to healing the wounds of the world today, like the injustice, and overall ignorance the world carries on its back. Although humans can be kind and selfless people, sacrificing loved ones, hurting innocent bystanders, and plotting revenge can reveal the dark side of human nature.