All of Gatsby’s dreams and hopes collapse because of the actions of Mr. Wilson. Likewise, Mrs. Wilson’s hopes collapse, because of her husband’s vapidness, and are re-formed into the effigy of Tom Buchanan. Mr. Wilson instigates the desperation felt by his wife, which causes her to run in front of Tom Buchanan’s speeding vehicle and promptly perish. Throughout this unfortunate chain of events, Fitzgerald uses the symbol of dust and ash to signify the recurring themes of unfulfilled dreams and death. As Nick narrates the shot that killed Gatsby, he describes the bullet as, “...that ashen, fantastic figure gliding toward him” (161).
Near the end, when Daisy hit Myrtle with Gatsby’s car, Gatsby wants to take the blame for it. Tom intentionally tells George that the car that had hit Myrtle and killed her belonged to Gatsby. George was filled with anger and went looking for Gatsby. While Gatsby was at his pool laying and some water bed looking at the sky, George came out of nowhere and shot Gatsby killing him instantly. Right after, George shoots himself.
they said she had died of heart disease--of the joy that kills.” (Chopin, paragraph 20, sentence 1) On the contrary, in The Interlopers the conflict begins as man vs. man when Ulrich and George are about to kill each other “The two enemies stood glaring at one another for a long silent moment. Each had a rifle in his hand, each had hate in his heart and murder uppermost in his mind.” (Saki, lines 47-49), then it switches to man vs. nature when the tree falls on top of them. Not only are they all different specific conflicts, but if you notice The Story of an Hour had only inner conflict whereas The Interlopers had only outer
John, the protagonist of Happy Endings indulged freely in a promiscuous ego-driven lifestyle. This lifestyle guided all his poor decisions causing him, in the end, to be filled with despair, see himself in a person he had hurt, see himself in a person who inevitably ends up hurting him and also see himself in the accessory to the person who hurts him, Atwood uses this to illustrate karma. Although not immediately, the tables did eventually start to turn on John. In plot study B of “Happy Endings”, John was probably in his mid-20’s. He met Mary, who fell in love with him.
Not only is this murder different in terms of reasoning, but the consequence itself proved to be a complete backfire as Macduff, fueled with rage, returns to England to end Macbeth’s life. Following the metaphorical trail of blood, each murder presents a new and more developed stage of dementia. “The castle of Macduff I will surprise, / Seize upon Fife; give to the edge o’ the sword / His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls / That trace him in his line. No boasting like a fool; / This deed I’ll do before this purpose cool (IV, i, 150-154). The first murder of King Duncan only sealed Macbeth’s paranoia and served as a foundation for the murders of Banquo and Macduff’s family.
Kemper could no longer bare his controlling grandmother, he finally snapped and shot her in the back of the head and repeatedly stabbed her dead body. A few minutes after, Ed hears his grandfather’s truck pulling in. Although Ed liked his grandfather, he went outside and shot him as well, because Ed did not want his grandfather to see what he had done to his wife. Astonishingly, Edmund calls his mother to confess what he had done and ask what he should do. His mother tells him to call the police and inform them.
An area surrounding loss of life is The Valley of Ashes; The Wilson home “was a small block of yellow brick sitting on the edge of a waste land” where the Wilsons have a terrible life (24). In front of this building is also where Myrtle is killed. After Myrtle is murdered, Wilson looks at the billboard of T.J. Eckleburg, saying “God sees everything” but T.J. Eckleburg wore “a pair of enormous yellow spectacles” which gives it an ungodly and deathly presence (160; 23). Myrtle being killed by a yellow car, outside of a yellow building, while Eckleburg watches with yellow spectacles is no coincidence, it’s largely an example of death. Yellow is an artificial representation of wealth and a portrayal of corruption and death.
Once Ross brings him the news of his family’s death, he immediately and wrongly blames himself for their fate, “... Sinful Macduff,/They were all struck for thee! naught that I am,/Not for their own demerits, but for mine... (IV.iii.262-264). Additionally, the way that Macbeth speaks of Macduff when he is planning his family’s murder shows even more how undeserving Macduff is of this cruel and brutal sacrifice, “The castle of Macduff I will surprise:/Seize upon Fife; give to the edge o’ the sword/His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls... (IV.i.165-167). Although both Macbeth and Macduff used their guilt as motivators to achieve their goals, Macduff was the only one who used it to do something right, which was to help his country. Lady Macbeth was feeble and let her guilt drive her to the point of insanity and suicide, unlike her husband, who was determined to die fighting.
The point of view throughout the whole book is mainly of Nick. He is basically telling the story of his memory of Gatsby and the story of his love and in the end, his tragic death. At times, the point of view changes to an outside look on the situation and the person with the point of view doesn’t really have a name. For example, in chapter 7, Myrtle was arguing with her husband and then hit by a car, “What happened?”--that’s what I want to know.” “Auto hit her. Ins’antly killed.” “Instantly killed,” repeated Tom, staring.
The knife! Damn all of them! And the monster who invented them!” (6). She reminds the Bridegroom that his father and oldest brother both died at the hands of men who used weapons. They are things “that can cut into a man’s body!” (6), symbolizing death and destruction.
He is said to have boasted to a person in jail saying that he hurt Sam Sheppard during the fight (www.murderpedia.org). Also, he revealed to Kathy Wagner Dyala former nurse’s aid to Ethel Durkin, who was assassinated by Eberling, that he killed Marilyn. Specifically the nurse reported, “He (Eberling) told me that he had killed her and that he hit her husband on the head with a pail and that the b**** hit the hell out of me.” Why would Eberling confess to two people (www.law2.umkc)? On Sam’s side, he had no clear motive to kill his wife. Most husbands who kill their wives had abused their wife earlier in their relationship.
Emmett was left mutilated and horrendous looking for all of the world to see when his mother decided to have an open-coffin funeral. News of Emmett’s story spread through the nation like a forest fire, outraging and devastating people all over, saying how brutal the murder was, or how it wasn’t brutal enough. Emmett’s trial took place less than 2 weeks after he’d been killed, and somehow his trial was more unfair than his death. During trial, Mr. Breland harassed Till’s Uncle Mose, “And yet you could see clearly, clearly enough to accuse to white men of murder, to claim that the men on your porch were Mr. Bryant and Mr. Milam over there… No problem with white folks, yet there you sit accusing two of our upstanding white citizens of barging into your home in the middle of the night, pointing a gun and a flashlight in your face, and hauling off your nephew”(170/171). Even though Bryant and Milam both admitted to kidnapping Emmett, the possibility of the two men not even being there to take Emmett is beyond irrational, even when both men stated their names at Moses 's door.
Furthermore, Booth then immediately take derringer out for the single shot to the president’s left ear. President Lincoln slowly collapsed on his chair and his wife Mary started to scream. Henry Rathbone, heard the the gunshot in the President 's Box, and started run out from his seat and see Booth running. Rathbone prevented Booth from escaping. However, Booth stabbed Rathbone (leg) and went immediately down to the stage.