“Man pleaded innocent by reason of insanity for the murder of his mother”(Gross). Although the case of the man murdering his mother is not entirely similar to what Hamlet does they do share some similarities. In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet , Shakespeare uses the idea of a someone murdering one of their own family members in his play. In Hamlet the once ruler of Denmark ,king Hamlet, is long dead before the play begins with everyone thinking his cause of death was from the bite of a snake This is proven to be a lie however, when Ghost of king Hamlet visits his son Hamlet and reveals to him that his true killer is Hamlet’s uncle ,the new king of Denmark, Claudius. The play then follows Hamlet as he tries to take revenge for his father’s death.
Wiesel uses a lot of very detailed descriptions and expresses his feelings in a way that we easily start to trust him. He knows that this is one of the most terrible periods in the history and he tries “to help prevent history from repeating itself” (Wiesel VII). “He does not want his past to become [the children’s] future” and that is why he writes his book to be seen by the people who do not realize how poorly people were treated (Wiesel XV). These two quotes from Night show that the holocaust shouldn’t be repeated. The author shows this with all of the feelings, facts and descriptions he uses.
For example, Wesley locks Frank up in the basement of his house to prevent him from harming any more women. Having Frank contained is truly a good deed because it would spare other people from his crimes. In addition, Wesley committed a good deed for Frank, so he ended up helping him as well. Frank “didn’t want to go to jail. Not here in town” (Watson 101).
The Most Useful Murder George and Lennie were always together and they always looked after each other even if they were annoying each other. I never thought George would even think about shooting Lennie, but I think he did it for the best. Lennie’s mental illness made it hard for him to do lots of different things such as: listening to instructions, being gentle, and using common sense. He messes up a lot of things, but none of it is intentional. George knew he had to shoot Lennie because if he didn’t do it, the other guys would and it wouldn’t be calm or quick.
The murderer asks, “why will you say that I am mad?” and throughout the story he continuously defends his behavior, “The disease had sharpened my senses --not destroyed --not dulled them,” and he asserts, “I describe the wise precautions I took,” making him seem on edge and untrustworthy of the reader. If the short story had not been in the first person, how defensive he was about his sanity would not have been as clear. He assures the reader that he is sane, also showing that everyone around most certainly believes he is not. The first person point of view makes the defensive tone prominent throughout the short
The phrase “blood ran cold” on page 41, indicates the narrator becoming empathetic towards the old man. The old man did nothing against him, but the sight of the vulture eye caused him to turn into a killer. After killing the old man, he can hear the heart beat of the old man still beating “ louder-louder-louder!” (45). Louder empathizes the heartbeat he was hearing from the floorboards, where the old man is rested. However, the use of “louder” (45) several times and the italicized “louder” (45) contribute to the growing guilt of the narrator.
He clearly wanted nothing to do with the war as he explains "I was too good for this war. Too smart, too compassionate, too everything. It couldn’t happen. I was above it”. Him saying this meant his heart was to full of compassion to kill anyone or be violent to anyone, he was a better man then that he didn 't want the grief of killing someone to hang heavy over his head for the rest of his life, but he was afraid to admit that to anyone until now.
There was no simple answer, he loves, and cares for Lennie so much there is no way he wants to kill him. However, the influence of Curley saying was going to kill him, forces George to either have someone else do it in a likely gruesome way, or peacefully kill him by himself. Without Curley’s influence, George never has to let go of Lennie. Having to let go is extremely difficult for anybody. In Of Mice And Men, strong influences of others forces characters to let go.
Through the meeting of the witches he learns many things about his future, including a supposed invincibility. The witches tell him that no man of woman born will be able to harm him, which means he should not have to fear his death. Even with this reassurance, he still proceeds to make an unnecessary decision, he decides to have Macduff killed. He knows that Macduff does not want him to stay on the throne and that Macduff intends on overthrowing him as king. He also knows that he has nothing to fear because Macduff is a man.
Edgar Allan Poe made sure the reader knew more than the secondary character in his short story to build suspense. For the entire week before he murdered the old man, the main character crept into his bedroom every night, and observed the man while he slept. “I had my head in, and was about to open the lantern, when my thumb slipped upon the tin fastening, and the old man sprang up in the bed… He was still sitting up in the bed, listening;--just as I have done, night after night, hearkening to the death watches in the wall.” From the beginning, the audience knew the man would be murdered, and the suspense built from this knowledge. Since the old man was not aware of the devious plan of his housemate, the readers felt inclined to warn