The underlying truth of the Underground Man’s hatred is within himself. He confesses, “That was my ruin, for when I was in the mud I comforted myself with the thought that at other times I was a hero, and the hero was a cloak for the mud: for an ordinary man it was shameful to defile himself, but a hero was too lofty to be utterly defiled, and so he might defile himself” (Dostoevsky 73).” He fears of rejection, so he creates a barrier between himself and the rest of the world. Even so, he desires for honesty which requires some sort of determination or resolution. There is a whole truth lying somewhere to be found and then faced; that finding and facing it involves courage. By daring himself to go underground, a world full of literature, the Underground somehow transforms himself into a hero because he goes against the odds even though he constantly criticizes himself as spiteful or sick.
Iago, during the play, displays a notable lack of remorse or guilt for the many horrendous deeds he commits. This is seen twice in the scenes where Iago is confronted about his devilish plan. (2.) After Othello kills Desdemona and reveals to Emilia that it was Iago who convinced him about the affair. This causes Emillia to start to realize her husband’s plans.
Jekyll writes in his confession “Many a man would have even blazoned such irregularities as I was guilty of; but from the high views that I had set before me, I regarded and hid them with an almost morbid sense of shame” (Stevenson 49). Jekyll’s alter-ego Hyde liberates him from the necessity to follow the social conventionality and rules; however, the sensation of deliverance becomes extremely addictive. Contrariwise to Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde is a hideous character without any fears, conscience or remorse that capable to commit a murder. As Enfield describes Hyde to Utterson: “He is not easy to describe. There is something wrong with his appearance; something displeasing, something down-right detestable.
This furthers the notion that Oedipus’ hamartia is his hubris as a hero’s hamartia is often something that serves as their greatest strength in moderation but their downfall in excess. Oedipus’ confidence in his reason and his charisma derived from self-confidence attracts the support of the Thebans. However, in excess, Oedipus’ pride leads him uncover the devastating truth of his identity and effects the wrath of the gods. Oedipus’ flawed nature is crucial to the development of catharsis as it his flaws that make Oedipus relatable to the audience so that they may become attached to him. Should Oedipus, be too ‘perfect’ the audience would not be able to find themselves in him and thus would not be able to learn from him, which would contradict the purpose of a tragedy according to Aristotle.
The course Oedipus took presented opportunities that made him discover more about himself as well. He chose to leave who he presumed to be his parents, “When I heard this I fled … where I should not see fulfilled the infamies told in that dreadful oracle” (Sophocles 926, 928). Showing his unconditional love for them, as he is willing to leave to impede the prophecy to come into fruition. Additionally, his determination was exemplified through his unwavering will to uncover the killer of Laius, even if it was himself. “Upon the murderer I invoke this curse—whether he is one man and all unknown, or one of many—may he wear out his life in misery to
This is an important decision he makes that completely transforms his conscience. He doesn’t feel guilty about killing people who trust him anymore. This is not at all like how he felt in the beginning of the play, in act one when he is considering Duncans murder he hesitates and says to himself "But here, upon this bank and shoal of time, We’d jump the life to come. But in these cases We still have judgment here, that we but teach Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return To plague th' inventor: this even-handed justice Commends
Edgar Allan Poe’s frightening gothic style poetry and short novels about fear, love, death and horror are prominent to Gothic Literature and explore madness through a nerve-recking angle. The incredible, malformed author, poet, editor and novelist is recognized for his famous classical pieces such as “The Raven”, “Berenice” and “The Tell-Tale Heart”, pieces of work that mystically yet magnificently awakens readers with a gloomy spirit. Awakening the subject of madness through written work was viewed as insane during Poe’s times. Yet Poe published some of the worlds most magnificently frightening pieces of literature throughout history. In the following essay I will examine and cautiously analyze Edgar Allan Poe’s most prominent works of madness,
And these stories have both similarities and differences by means of themes, motifs, symbolism. These stories are very successful to create a good in the audience. In the story “The Cask of Amontillado” as the protagonist we have Montresor, who thinks that his friend Fortunato insulted him harshly and in exchange for he wants to kill his friend. On the other hand, in “The Tell Tale Heart” there is an unnamed guy about whose sanity the readers do doubt and who want to kill the old man because of old man’s blue eyes. In both of these stories there is a narrator who lets a human being get killed.
If the assassination Could trammel up the consequence, and catch With his surcease success: that but this blow Might be the be-all and the end-all, here, But here upon this bank and shoal of time, We’d jump the life to come. But in these cases We still have judgement here, that we but teach Bloody instructions which, being taught, return To plague the inventor. This even-handed justice Commends th ingredients of our poison'd chalice To our own lips. He’s here in double trust: First, as I am his kinsman and his subject, Strong both against the deed; then, as his host, Who should against his murderer shut the door, Not bear the knife myself. Besides, this
Failure, as individuals perceive it, is trying to achieve something and falling short. When did that become a bad thing? There’s a notable difference between doing a bad thing and being a bad person. Along with the hurt our mistakes cause others, comes a lot of guilt and shame. True this might be painful but the guilt we feel, it’s a good thing.