Although these men are not fighting for a great reason, when “honor’s at the stake” (4.4.59), they fight to their “imminent death” (4.4.63). This shows how Hamlet should act since his justification for seeking revenge is far greater than this army’s reasons for going to battle. Since these soldiers “go to their graves like beds” (4.4.65), Hamlet acknowledges that he must take action and have his “thoughts be bloody or be nothing worth” (4.4.69). In this soliloquy, Hamlet realizes that it is necessary to take action now. For too long, he has worried about the aftermath of murdering his uncle, but now he has been motivated by Fortinbras’ army willing to die for a worthless cause.
His way of approaching the phenomenon of death can be considered as more human since he does not have the coldness needed to face it as a natural episode. The American writer describes the immediate reaction to death and through the epitaphs he tries to ensure the survival of his characters with peculiar descriptions making each of them inimitable. As stated above, Spoon River Anthology is Masters’ masterpiece, the work that made him famous worldwide. But it was also the book setting him against his fellow citizens, who criticized him for publishing private events and truths. For this reason Lee Masters was excluded by the society he lived in and was forced to live a miserable life until his neglected death in
His major excuse being “it’s too late” whereas if he had shown Basil the portrait earlier when the scars were still slight, it would have caused less trouble if he hadn’t when he did because then he had to bear the burden of Basil’s murder as well. He became responsible for his ex best friend Alan Campbell’s suicide too, for he brutally blackmailed him to get rid of Basil’s body. Every time Dorian did something slightly good with the intention to change, he went up to the schoolroom to see if the portrait changed or not, the schoolroom symbolized his pure childhood but he let it gore anyway, upon observing the constant process of the decaying portrait, he’d go back on sinning. Lord Henry could be the living Devil whom Dorian apparently sells his soul too, since he has been the one mentally manipulating and deceiving his thought process, he even gave him a Parisian “yellow book” whose hero reminded Dorian of himself, we can call it the Devil’s bible. In reality, Dorian became what Henry was afraid of becoming.
Christopher finds math amusing, entertaining and simple. As odd as this kid sounds he´s moral values are admiral. He is honest and always does the right thing according to his logic. When the neighbors dog is found dead Christopher´s first instinct is to find the culprit, since the person who killed a dog might be extremely dangerous.He starts to investigate in order to write a book that he has been working on. However, when his dad finds out about his investigation, he gets furious, and forbids him to continue the investigation.
Many are forced to work, whereas Holmes lives and breaths to solve criminal cases. Workaholics were fairly rare in this time period as many were rather forced to work in jobs they loathed. Due to the nature of his occupation there are many hiatuses between cases, this causes Sherlock to become depressed and became engaged in occasional drug use, specifically cocaine in order to satisfy his idle mind. His cocaine use is justifiable during this time period, as without an outlet for Sherlock to occupy his mind, he would tend to become irritable and irrational. Watson hints at his drug use in A Study in
Instead of getting offended and accepting Bob’s invitation to fight, he refuses and casually walks away. He even made a joke saying he wished Bob Ewell wouldn’t chew tobacco. When he is confronted by his son Jem about the incident, he tells Jem to have more empathy. He says in the novel, “‘Jem, see if you can stand in Bob Ewell’s shoes a minute. I destroyed his last shred of credibility at that trial...the man had to have some kind of comeback.’” (p.249) This quote really shows us the level of empathy Atticus can have.
After Holden found James Castle’s body when he committed suicide, Mr. Antolini warned Holden not to die nobly for an unworthy cause, but Holden might think otherwise. For instance, “ Holden emphasizes that the guy is week and little, he has no chance of physically standing up to the bullies. Rather than be ‘phony’ by taking back the insult, he jumps. To Holden this might sound a lot more like a noble cause...” (Shmoop). Holden might disagree with his teacher because he believes that James Castle is the one brave enough to end it
Achebe uses is irony. An example of tragic irony in Okonkwo 's suicide at the end of Things Fall Apart. Okonkwo is a proud and important man, so he is not expected to commit suicide. When Okonkwo dies, it especially ironic when considering what he regularly said after the terrible harvest year: ' 'Since I survived that year”, he always said, “I shall survive anything.” (Achebe. Page 24.)
Although Gatsby and Daisy are responsible for their own actions. Nick’s need to please Gatsby contributes to Gatsby’s demise. On the night of Myrtle’s death, Gatsby reveals to him that Daisy was the one driving the vehicle, declaring that “she’ll be alright tomorrow”(144) after saying that he would take the blame for the accident. Nick doesn’t advise him to rethink his decision. Gatsby deludes himself to care for Daisy to the point where is willing to take the fall for a crime that he did not commit.
After all, it is the basic human tendency to not dwell, most certainly not on the potential positive outcomes but on the negative ones. The elderly man probably looked upon all the possible things he could have done, that of which made him ultimately resort to quite an outrageously bold step: breaking in to my house. I smiled a weak smile. It it was out of sympathy, I believe; sympathy for the needs and cognition of the old man. He was fortunate for me not calling the police immediately at the sight of the destroyed door; his benign attempt would have been viewed as anything but what he had told me by the police or even my