“I should be hurting you.” Looking at the ground, Yuri shook her head. “I told you already, I chose not to kill them. I’ve never killed a single person before. I weakened my bazooka’s effect, so they wouldn’t die.” “You’ve never killed one person? I don’t believe that.” “It’s the truth, whether you want to believe it or not.” “Why are you in the syndicate then?” “They offered me a manifestation and they took care of me when I had no one.
But the one that gave me the deepest impression is Omelas in a short story called The Ones Who Walked Away from Omelas. The story describes a utopic town where every townsman leads the most perfect life one could ever fancy. Everybody gets what they want and lives happily in the heaven-like town. However, under the city, there’s a filthy and chilly dungeon where a boy is chained and locked in the dark, having no proper clothes to wear and no proper food to eat. The people in Omelas all know about the boy and they all keep their mouths shut about it because the price to this blissful life is letting the boy rot underground and nobody is to offer help or even the slightest sense of sympathy.
Poe writes, “Fortunato had hurt me a thousand times and I had suffered quietly. But then I learned that he had laughed at my proud name, Montresor, the name of an old and honored family.” The audience can infer from this that Montresor has been, in a way, bullied by Fortunato and when Fortunato mocked Montresor’s name the
However, in the first story, “Enemies,” the complete lack of an attempt by Jensen and Strunk to resolve their conflict using peaceful and healthy conversation, or even going to a superior, demonstrates that normal social contracts have begun to break down. Instead they get into a fist fight over it, and Jensen breaks Strunk’s nose. It is obvious that O’Brien is showing us how the desperation of war dismantles social codes and norms. Jensen’s assumption that Strunk will try to enact a sort of eye-for-an-eye revenge, is a complete breakdown of most social codes. It drives him utterly insane and causes him to break his own nose in front of Strunk to try to make things “even.” Unbenounced to Jensen, Strunk just assumes that
Soon after he gets rejected from the De Lacey family, he exclaims to Victor, “Cursed, Cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you so wantonly bestowed? I know not; despair had not yet taken possession of me; my feelings were those of rage and revenge” (117). The monster explains that he had been truly overcome with anger because of the De Lacey family’s rejection of him.
Therefore, it does not exist, such thing as chivalry in our society today. I also believe, it failed because of the king who is a dictator that run the land and not run by democracy like our society today. For example, when the traitor and disloyal moderated who falsely accused that Queen Guinevere was “guilty of high treason and by the law, she should die at the stake”-( -308).
The main character however is the narrator. He is an angry, psychopath, madman. A quote from the text that proves character is linked to theme is, “ Throwing the links around his waist it was but the work of a few seconds to secure it” (pg. 165). In this quote, Montresor was angry at Fortunato for bullying him therefore, he chains him up in the catacombs.
When he is leader, he shows his inner king and disposes of anyone he finds that is not important. As he progresses living on the island, his blood lust becomes way out of hand which makes the other boys grow to have the same blood lust and becomes so huge that it becomes a problem since they start to go way too far with it. His actions become questionable later on in the novel as it can be compared to a barbarian or a beast other than a british boy. What William Golding is trying to tell us with the character Jack is that in society, there are always going to be people going against the rules and destroying society, making it
In Shakespeare's “The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet” Tybalt is responsible for Tybalt's death due to the fact that all his actions leading up to this one draining event. Tybalt was very angry all the time and had a huge temper, Tybalt was ignorant enough to ignore the prince knowing the consequences, Tybalt also came back to fight knowing what he had inflicted. The first reason Tybalt was responsible for his own death is he never thought about the consequences that reflected off his actions. The reckless actions Tybalt engages in when wanting to start a fight with Romeo at Capulet's party is a prime example of how he was so careless knowing possible consequences. After Tybalt found out Montagues were at this party he wanted to start a huge brawl even though the king of Verona strictly told them he didn’t want any more fights.
In Shakespeare’s original text, blood imagery is used throughout many scenes to set the mood of guilt and give a sense of fear to the setting. This allows the audience to acknowledge and see into the character’s viewpoint as well as personality. An example of blood imagery is apparent during Macbeth’s soliloquy about his plan to murder King Duncan. He sees a dagger floating in the air and wonders if his mind deceiving him as the dagger becomes covered in blood. His obsession with thoughts of murder causes his hallucination, to which Macbeth says "I see thee still, and on thy blade and dudgeon gouts of blood, which was not so before" (2.1.46).
If he lets people know I’ve gone missing, it will be a reporter’s field day.” “Well, okay then, let’s get you out of here..” Shit, Senator Winters? That’s a fucking fine how do you do. What have I gotten myself into? I can’t lose everything I‘ve built. These people trust me.
Winston shows that everyone is intimidated by the telescreen’s omnipresent, incredibly powerful eye. It denounces criminals daily, and Winston lives in fear that the telescreen will pick up on even the slightest flicker of dissent report him. The telescreen is a very effective way of maintaining control because of its ubiquity. People are not given any privacy to think freely. Citizens live with the fear that someone is always watching them through the telescreen, analyzing every word and motion.