He continued to remember that there is a good chance he would die. First it says, “It was as though he had just heard his own sentence of death” (London 85). In this comment, it is shown that the man cannot think clearly because the fear of death clouds his judgment. Next, the man focuses on the fact that he may be freezing to death, rather than concentrating on finding a way to survive. The author says, “A certain fear of death came to him….
Things rank and gross in nature” (Shakespeare I.ii). In Hamlet’s most famous “To be or not to be” soliloquy , Hamlets reveals that he is contemplated suicide. However he is stopped not only by the thought of revenge but because of the fixed law that one cannot commit suicide to enter the gates of heaven. He wishes God had not created the law against suicide just so that he could end his life and still go to heaven. Here, Shakespeare not only uses God but also the laws created by Him to represent Hamlet’s supergo in the sense that it represents Hamlet’s conscience telling him that while suicide may seem like the best option
"When a man died, there had to be blame. Jimmy Cross understood this. You could blame the war… A moment of carelessness or bad judgment or plain stupidity carried consequences that lasted forever" (115). In both the novel and the video, it was shown that the soldiers would quickly take blame for the actions in battle. For example, in the Battle of Ong Thanh, a veteran shared that he had the opportunity to save someone, but didn’t take it due to fear.
He practically confesses his insanity is all for show because he says so and because he tells his best friend, Horatio, not to worry about him whatsoever. Towards the end of act 5, Hamlet again admits his insanity caused his previous actions. Rather this time, it may have been more for saving his life rather than planning to end someone else’s. Before the deadly duel against Laertes, Hamlet decides he should apologize for his actions at Ophelia’s grave and for killing Polonius. “What I have done, That might your nature, honor, and exception Roughly awake, I here proclaim was madness,” he pleads.
Edgar Allan Poe was a great but tortured poet that had a terrible life. He also had a terrible and mysterious death. An opinion on how Poe died was from encephalitic rabies. The evidence is from letters sent to a collage supporting the theory on how he died. How he could have died from it, is because the symptoms can stay in your body without showing symptoms.
Montresor also intends to be responsible for Fortunato’s death. Montresor does not want Fortunato to die of a cough or from the catacombs but of his own destruction. The drunken Fortunato is the only one in the story who is unaware of Montresor’s real motives. Furthermore, Montresor addresses Fortunato as his dear friend when they first encounter each other. Fortunato believes that Montresor is his friend when he intends to make a fool out of him.
Romeo made arrangements to marry Juliet the next day he then tells Friar Laurence , “That one short minute gives me in her sight. Do thou but close our hands with holy words, Then love-devouring death do what he dare-”, the friar had warned them on what would happen and the consequences to it but they didn’t seem to care as much because they were in deep “love” with one another. Juliet had drank a poison to put her in a death like sleep. Romeo was told that she was dead and he wanted to die next to her, he buys a poison to kill himself. He didn’t hurt anyone but himself at that point.
The stories “A Day’s Wait” and “Stolen Day” have many similarities. One similarity is Schatz and the boy from”Stolen Day” both believed they were going to die from a sickness. Schatz believed he was going to die because he overheard his friends talking about the normal body temperature of a human but, in degrees Celsius. Schatz thought he would die because the doctor told Schatz’s father his temperature was 102 degrees Fahrenheit. The boy from “Stolen Day” believed he was going to die because he thought he had inflammatory rheumatism.
When Horatio sees Hamlet wounded from the poisoned sword, he says to him, “I am more an antique Roman than a Dane. Here's yet some liquor left.” He is telling Hamlet that he will commit suicide rather than live without him. This shows how loyal Horatio is to Hamlet. He would kill himself for his
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.