He experiences guilt and questions whether or not he should go through with killing Duncan. If Macbeth were a good man, he would “yield when he/ Knows his course is wrong” (Sophocles), but he does not yield. Macbeth recognises that killing Duncan is wrong, but he does it anyway, therefore making it awfully conflicting to support him, as he is the central character of the play, thus the title. It is the action of killing and going through with his thoughts that makes him good or evil. We all have questionable thoughts go through our heads, but it is the decision to act upon them which makes a person good or the opposite.
Perhaps the act of murder could be seen as a success to Brutus, since he did do so for the greater good and not for personal passion, leading to him thinking that what he did was right because it was not for himself and was what a Stoic would do. However, he did not understand that a true Stoic will not attempt to change anything since he will accept everything in nature’s course. Thus, by analyzing the pursuit of Stoicism of Brutus to determine the reasons for his downfall, we can decipher whether the failure of Brutus was his own fault. Brutus’ downfall was his own doing because his actions solely depended on how much they satisfied his desires.
Amir feels that if Hassan were alive that saving his son would smooth over any bad tension, to make things right again. Amir metaphorically gains Hassan's trust back. Unfortunately the only way Amir is going to save Sohrab was to let Assef do his 'unfinished business'. Assef brutally beats Amir because back in the day Amir stuck up for Hassan who is of the lower class, of which Assef despised "‘You're bothering me very much. In fact, you bother me more than this Hazara here.
In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Piggy and Ralph both experience regret after killing Simon, but they try to rationalize it by saying it was an accident. They then say that they need to be rescued. “QUOTE” This gives Ralph and Piggy optimism for the future after deep regret for killing a close friend. In order to survive these circumstances Ralph and Piggy needed the reassurance that rescue brought, but they also needed to be able to feel the regret for what they did. A survivor has lived through many things, and they need to be able to get through it with the help of optimism and tenacity.
The crew of thugs had been begging for a violent death like that: shot down, no mercy “(Patterson 193) meaning that in one sense Alex agrees with Taylor that they had it coming. Then almost immediately after Alex contradicts himself by thinking “ In my book and the blind eyes of justice, the fact that a man had it coming doesn’t make killing him right “ (Patterson 194). This shows Alex’s true opinion in that he believes that killing a man who was clueless doesn’t make it right. It also shows he thinks everyone is innocent until proven guilty just like most cops are caught not and that he believes only courts can issue punishment not some group of vigilante
In “Enemies,” he assumes that he has broken a social code by hurting Strunk badly and must therefore feel awful, so he reconciles it in a way he deems fair according to his code. Then also in “Friends,” he feels he has broken a social code by not honoring the terms of his pact with Strunk, even though Strunk is the one who waves off the pact. The when he finds out that Strunk died, he is relieved because now the terms of the pact have been honored, instead of just voided. Now in normal circumstances, this would be seen as contrary to what society would deem a normal social code of friendship. But because it is war, Jensen’s actions in breaking the social code are
In the novel In Cold Blood, Truman Capote explores aspects of Perry Smiths and Richard Hickocks childhoods that may have affected their psychology and lead to the 1959 Clutter family murder. The fact that Truman Capote included these memories and old letters from their past was to show that he thought it played a part in the greater problem although he does not directly say that. He gives the reader the choice to decide for themselves, whether they think the awful childhoods of the main characters were the reasons they thought it was acceptable to murder a family in their own home in cold blood, or weather it was completely and fully their choice to commit this crime. From the way the writer describes Smiths past, it gives the reader the
The regret he would receive is in knowing that there could have been other ways to help Lennie escape. He would have contemplation of there being other options instead of barbarically killing his only companion off for the sake of putting Lennie out of his misery. It’s possible for George to feel some sort of repentance for what he did to Lennie. A major theme that Steinbeck was portraying in the novel was friendship and I feel he inserted the scene where George kills Lennie in the book to show the ultimate price of friendship. Also, to show the extreme lengths that companionship can take a person, but what great depth of despair and regret it can cause in the long run.
George's justification for shooting Lennie is to keep him from experiencing the pain that will follow the consequences of his actions. Lennie will be probably be beaten and then killed when he is caught. George also knows that even if they were to escape, it would be
Throughout the book you can see that they are responsible for one another and make sacrifices for one another. At one point in the story when Lennie thought that George was in danger the text reads “Suddenly Lennie’s eyes centered and drew quiet, and mad. He stood up dangerously toward crooks. ‘Who hurt George?’(72). This shows that is someone had really harmed George, he would have stuck up for him and done what he could… even if it meant he had to hurt someone himself.
Justice and forgiveness cannot go hand in hand. Justice is motivated by revenge and forgiveness enables healing. These two concepts are complete opposite. Some people may think that justice and forgiveness are the same, but I disagree. If someone is brought to justice, it doesn’t mean that they are forgiven by all of the people they’ve wronged.
Furthermore, in the Hamlet Effect which was previously mentioned written by Holly Crocker has explained how behind each motive there should be a reasoning. The paper in a specified part explains in depth how maily there is no clear motive behind the act of revenge. This part of the section reads “ We argue that there is no clear standard … on the perceivers attributions for the act” ( Crocker 1194). The quote explains what revenge is and the behavior that goes along with it. They also talk about the psychological benefit and cost that goes along with revenge.
The purpose of violence in “The Lottery” is to make a connection to today’s society in which something bad can take place in places people would never think anything could happen. The town in which “The Lottery” is set in is a sweet country town. No one would think something so bad like stoning a person to death publicly, could happen. “Tessie Hutchinson was in the center of a cleared space by now… a stone hit her on the side of the head.” A similar event happened in which teachers died in Connecticut to a school shooter.