Throughout the story Montresor and Fortunato show that they are both very clever, but one of them becomes far more clever than the other. Characterization proves the theme that Fortunato's insults make an enemy of Montresor. Montresor becomes vindictive when Fortunato’s insults start turning towards his family. Montresor’s family motto is no one punishes him and gets away with it (Fields). This gives reason to believe that honor dictated that Montresor avenge the insults Fortunato laid at his feet.
The narrator knew his motive for killing the old man, so he didn’t try to prematurely kill the old man. He waited until the old man opened the eye that he despised, which happened on the eighth night that he sneaked into the old man’s room. The narrator would have tried to kill the old man on the first night that he sneaked into the old man’s room, if he didn’t have control over his behavior. The narrator’s self-control proves that he actually has control over his
Also, if Romeo never got in between two people fighting with swords then Mercutio would of never been stabbed. Tybalt was most likely aiming to stab Romeo when he got in between the fight since he wanted revenge. But, he accidently stabbed Mercutio instead. In the movie portrayal done by Zeffirelli, Tybalt looked like he could not believe that he actually stabbed Mercutio and almost looked like he felt guilty for what has happened since he did not intend to stab Mercutio at all. Mercutio himself even asked “Why the dev’l came you between us?/I was hurt under your arm” (3.1.93-94).
This quote demonstrates the deadly sin of pride because the foolish rioters think they can avenge their friend against an unknown enemy. This sin is used in order to show how pride in one's own self may lead to unwanted repercussions. Because this tale was written in this time period, boasts and pridefulness were common. The use of pride develops the characters from being a band of brothers to becoming each other's murderer.
Smith knows that his actions are inhumane and respects the Clutters, but even if he shows sympathy, there won’t be any escape to what he has done. There was no going back as his fate had already been put into stone as the murder was committed. When the criminals are caught they express that if they had done this again they would not have changed it, since the end result would have been the same (Chapter 8 page 220). They were both tethered to their malicious crime lives which they could not
As punishment, the gods sends them off course to pay for their crimes. During their voyage back to their families, they committed some questionable acts such as; mocking the cyclops, opening the bag of winds, but no act was more questionable than the slaughtering of the suitors and the maids. Many people may disagree with this opinion, but I believe his actions were righteous. The way that Odysseus, a brilliant strategist, dealt with the intruders is
The hero commits or fails to commit actions that hurt other people. These are characters with moral flaws, and the stories drive toward the moment when the hero uncovers his or her moral blindness. While Ransom Stoddard is depicted as a coward, he attempts to face this in the duel against Liberty Valance. While this would have been the moment Stoddard faces this flaw, it ends up being taken away from him with the help of his “partner in crime” Tom Doniphan. Indeed, Stoddard would have most likely died in that duel if it weren’t for Doniphan’s’ help, Stoddard still ended up being the coward he always was, and ends up being rewarded for it as being elected as the towns representative in Washington,
“Now was the first time that I begun to worry about the men- I reckon I hadn't time to before. I begun to think how dreadful it was, even for murderers, to be in such a fix. I says to myself, there ain't no telling but I might come to be a murderer myself yet, and then how would I like it?” (76). This is the first time that Huck questions the actions and outcomes that he has set in motion and the effects they have on other people. After he realizes that he could now be considered a murderer, he makes a plan to get a captain to go investigate the wreck in order to save the men's lives.
The society in this book seemed to be the type that followed the rules or if you didn’t the worst things were going to happen to you. Everybody makes mistake and they try to learn and move on from them but killing someone intentionally would stick with that person forever and they would never be the same. Therefore, some people debate on whether he was completely out of place for killing Beatty or did the best thing for society. Although Montag killed Beatty, many people debate over whether it was the right thing to do or not. Montag did was he thought was right according to him because Montag thought that he was protecting himself and Faber, killing him to give society a chance to change, and because Beatty did not want to live anymore.
Instead of Macbeth killing Banquo, he hires murderers to kill him. Macbeth wanted Banquo dead because he did not want Banquo to be the one to say that he killed King Duncan. The author says, “He tries to defend his father when they are attacked but is not old enough or skilled enough. He just manages to escape with his own life” (General OneFile 1). When Banquo was killed, his son, Fleance, escaped before he was going to get killed.
In the article “How Rumors Help Us Make Sense of an Uncertain World “by Nicholas Difonzo. He explains where they come from, what they consist of, and what people get from them. He explains what makes a rumor; Rumors must be informational, acts of communication, significant to the tellers and audience, and never verified truthful information. Within the passage the rumors are described to be an encouragement to others during difficult times. Nicholas Difonzo describes rumors as a positive or negative aspect.
Psychopaths provide a good first impression but are impulsive and very deceitful. Depending on who you talk to, Adnan Syed could be referred to as a psychopath. Although Adnan wanted to share his innocence, his defender told him not to otherwise he would make matters worse for himself. During the case, Adnan’s defence attorney asked for the jury to consider it a crime of passion, rather than intent to kill. However, the judge disagreed and said that Hae’s murder was planned and that Adnan used intellect and charisma to manipulate Hae and took her to her
And yes, at the moment Macbeth felt extremely guilty, but this guilt did not move him to at least come clean and try to fix things. This constant lying made it easier for him to act as if it had never happened, for a long time he kept this secret. He then felt threatened by his own friend Banquo, remembering that great things were to happen to him as well. Again, he let the greed, and the want to have all the power and recognition for himself, control his decisions by ordering the murder of Banquo and his