For example Oedipus says, “ For whoever he was who killed that man would as soon kill me with that same violent hand.” although he is the killer. Another example of irony is when Oedipus declares no one is allowed to speak to the person responsible for the curse of thebes, he says “ I decree no one shall receive him or speak to him nor make him partner in prayers to the gods or sacrifices.” although he is the one who brought the curse upon them.
After the three murderers killed Banquo, they go to recount the news to Macbeth. Showing no reaction to the news of his former comrade’s death, Macbeth only thinks of himself: “Then comes my fit again. I had else been perfect” (Shakespeare 99). Macbeth, asking if Fleance is dead, is only tormented after hearing that Fleance escaped and remains a threat to his crown. Macbeth’s quick transition of concern from Banquo to Fleance exhibits his disregard to the people close to him, a distinct behavior often tied to sociopathic people.
Ponyboy is also faced with conflict after Johnny’s death. For a while, he refuses to accept that Johnny is dead and is so in denial that he believes he’s the one that killed Bob. When Randy visits Ponyboy’s home, he upsets Ponyboy by mentioning that Johnny would’ve been in trouble with the law if he were alive. Ponyboy objects and says, “I had the knife. I killed Bob.”
“Quit me?! You'll be depending on me as long as I live” says the old man. And, that gave the idea for the unrevealed man to kill the old man. In the book and movie, the unnamed narrator kills the old man the same way. By pulling the bed on top of the old man.
This quote explains that he admits to murdering the old man after guilt overcomes him. The narrator thinks that if he admits to the deed he will be free from the guilt which he mistakes for the beating of the old man’s heart . It is highly impossible for a dismembered dead person’s heart to beat. This quote helps the thesis because he is aware that he has killed a man and he feels guilty. That makes him sane in this situation because he knows fantasy from reality and an insane person does
Grief for his wife causes him to be mad at the world for causing this. “ ‘Prophet!’ said I, ‘Thing of evil - prophet still, if bird or devil.” The narrator is mad at the raven (his grief) because it won’t go away. He is mad, and because he is they way he is, depressed and isolated he won 't search for help which will cause him to make that bad decision. This proves that anger lead to bad decisions.
Comparative Study Similarities and Differences between The Tell-Tale Heart and The Cask of Amontillado, both by Edgar Allen Poe The Tell-Tale Heart and The Cask of Amontillado both are written by Edgar Allan Poe. Both of the stories are based on murder and darkness depicting the horror genre. Edgar Allan Poe wrote the short story The Tell-Tale Heart in the year 1843 and The Cask of Amontillado in the year 1846, were some of his last works. This essay examines the differences and similarities between these two stories.
In the original story, the ending leaves to question the intention of the Misfit. This is a key note that I wanted to hit on in my story. Not only does the misfit explain that he is not a good man, we also get to understand why he kills the Grandma. In the original story this is left up to the imagination, so I imagined a man who was greatly conflicted. The Misfit has been labeled a bad man his entire life and has learned to accept it.
This fellow is a danger to the people in the community. This poor elderly man misunderstood Billy. Just because Billy was agitated, that doesn’t give him the right to ruthlessly punch the unfortunate old man. The final reason is Billy committed murder.
The court was so fearful of the devil and of witches that they killed many people without any real evidence. John Proctor was accused of witchcraft; he had a chance to save his life but knew it was not the right thing to do. In order to save his family and clean his conscience, Proctor accepted his fate and chose to be
Griffin had almost personally witnessed the murdering of a homosexual man in Maine, and Himmler’s orders had killed Heinz. Before the two men were murdered, they both were in anguish over their lovers. These two homosexual men also share the same pasts in a way because they had similar lives of being homosexual, losing a lover, and being murdered. Although it was Himmler’s command and notion to capture and kill thousands of Jews and homosexuals, he “did not like to watch the suffering of his own prisoners” (256). This juxtaposition is powerful because it meant that he did not wish to witness the consequences of his decisions and refused to accept responsibility for the deaths that he had caused.
Edgar Allan Poe creates fear and dread in “The Tell-Tale Heart” by using a lot of details and really specific on what he was doing. He went into detail on how he killed the old man. “First of all I dismembered the corpse. I cut off the head and the arms and the legs.”
“The old man’s hour had come! With a loud yell, I threw open the lantern and leaped into the room. . . In an instant I dragged him to the floor, and pulled the heavy bed over him” (Poe 17-18). In his horrific short story, “The Tell-Tale Heart,” Edgar Allan Poe writes about fear and infatuation. Because the nameless narrator fears the old man’s eye, obsession begins to grow with his horror.
I heard all things in heaven and in the Earth. I also heard many things in hell. The narrator of “Tell Tale Heart” is insane because he wanted to take the life of an old man just because of an eye that scared the narrator. Therefore makes the narrator crazy The narrator of “Tell Tale Heart” is also insane because he said he could the extent of my powers; of my sagacity.
An old man, his caretaker’s festering obsession, a murder, and the guilt and confession that follows it all. In the short story “The Telltale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe, there are multiple central ideas that guide the reader in understanding and interpreting the narrator’s emotions, decisions, thoughts and actions. One of, if not the most, important central idea is the one that overlooks the entire story; desires and actions, followed by consequences. This idea is a coalition of three other important themes in the story; madness, obsession, and guilt. At almost every point in the story, at least one of these ideas is prevalent in the narrator’s actions, thoughts, or dialogue.