“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.”( Voltaire) This quote helps explain the main idea of The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe , a story about a narrator who is the caregiver of the old man who explains his reasons and his exact ways for killing the old man he was taking care of. Out of spite for the victims vulture-like cataract eye, he plots this plan to kill for weeks to rid of the eye. He finally succeeds until a nosy neighbor foils the scheme. These are 3 reasons why the narrator is guilty of murder. In The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe the narrator is guilty of murder because the narrator thinks the old man could never suspect that
beware Macduff, Beware the Thane of fire. Dismiss me. Enough.” (IV, i, 70) this quote was when Macbeth goes to the witches for the second time, they warn Macbeth of Macduff so he goes and kills his family. Macbeth is sinking deeper and deeper into sanity and would do anything to keep the power that he currently holds, though his movements would never change his fate. Yet another person Macbeth kills out of pure greed near the end of the
“The spring, the head, the fountain of your blood is stopped; the very source of it is stopped” (2.3.77-78). Macbeth murders the guards to prevent them from professing their innocence, affirming their intention to avenge the king in a fit of rage for his misdeeds. Duncan 's children; Malcolm and Donalbain, flee to England and Ireland, respectively, for fear that the killer of Duncan wishes the death of both also. Macbeth has killed Duncan who is his cousin. “Where we are, there’s daggers in men’s smiles.
In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, the main character, Marcus Brutus, is the tragic hero. He is a tragic hero because he is presented as a noble, upright, virtuous man who is concerned for his country, and is tragically led to betray his friend, Julius Caesar. This is also supported by the fact that the other main character, Julius Caesar, dies in the middle of the play. Paired with Brutus’ ideal and goal of preserving and protecting the Republic from all enemies, internal and external; it is clear his character drives the action of the play. He is also the clear protagonist of the story, striving for a noble ideal that he fails to accomplish, and suffering both internal and external conflict as a result, with his failure distinctively marking him as the play’s tragic hero.
Proctor also knew that he would be hanged, so he wanted to put everything out on the table and didn’t hide anything from the community when he died. John Proctor is an honest man, by telling the truth for the greater good no matter what position he is
Throughout the story he is constantly fighting the urge to get revenge on humanity, eventually he is corrupted. Victor breaks his promise to the creature of giving him a mate, this strikes the spiral of horrific events that follow. The first act of revenge the monster commits is killing Victor’s best friend Henry Clerval. In Victor perspective when he first discovers Henry has been killed, “when the mark of the fingers was mentioned I remembered the murder of my brother and felt myself extremely agitated”(Shelley 181). The creature aims to let Victor know he is serious about his threat to seek revenge on his wedding day by killing Henry.
However, Hamlet’s impatience overcomes his control, allowing Claudius to realize the motives of Hamlet. Furthermore, Hamlet kills Polonius out of anger when he believes him to be King Claudius. Overall, Laertes is exceptionally comparable to Hamlet. Laertes’ father was killed by Hamlet; but the two act in completely different ways when they realize their fathers were murdered. While Hamlet is full of self-doubt and conflicting emotions, Laertes is quick to attempt to avenge his father.
Romeo is emotionally confused so he says, “Either thou or I, or both, must go with him (3.1.91).” Romeo just kills his wife's cousin without thinking how she would feel or what would happen. He made a fatal mistake because after that he had to leave the city. Which would
In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, ACT 3, scene 1 is a crucial in creating the circumstances that lead to the tragedy of the play. Shakespeare incorporates tragedy into Romeo and Juliet with the use of plot, language devices and aesthetic features. With these devices Shakespeare integrates poetic dialogue, forbidden love and devastating tragedy into the script of the play. In ACT 3, scene 1, Tybalt kills Mercutio and is killed by Romeo who is then banished by the prince, these unfortunate events contribute to the tragedy of the play. The scene begins with Benvolio and Mercutio hanging out, mocking each other and insulting the Capulets.
Little does Oedipus know, he actually killed his father. Oedipus then finds out the truth when he talks to the Shepard about the murder of Laius. Oedipus had come the tragic realization about the events that have gone on when he found out that Oedipus is actually the killer of King Laius and the he is married to his mother. From there, Iocaste goes to her bedroom and hangs herself. Oedipus is notified of this and he rushes to Iocaste.