The first deadly sin implemented into the story is pride. Three rioters become aware of their friend being taken by death. The men claim that they will “slay this traitor Death” (371). Although Chaucer knows death not to be man, he personifies it in this tale into the form of a man. This quote demonstrates the deadly sin of pride because the foolish rioters think they can avenge their friend against an unknown enemy.
There are comparisons between him and the devil throughout the novel - The author goes out of his way to refer to Spade as a “blonde Satan”(3). Spade’s goal is to outsmart those around him and to emerge winning in the competition of intelligence between him and Gutman, the main antagonist of the book. Even Brigid O 'Shaughnessy, Spade’s potential love interest, is caught in the middle of this “game”, causing both her and Spade to have problems. He likes to manipulate people, tricking them into telling him information so that he can proceed with his schemes. Spade, as a character, was written to confuse the reader, given his difficult to understand personality.
In the story The Most Dangerous Game, written by Richard Connel, a hunter finds himself on an isolated island being hunted by a narcissistic and aristocratic Cossack. In the movie High Noon, by Carl Foreman, the newly wed marshal of a small western town has to face a convict charged with murder when he is released from prison. Throughout The Most Dangerous Game and High Noon, the theme and setting help convey the story in similar ways, but the differences of personality and opinion in Rainsford and Kane take them down separate paths. During High Noon, Will Kane has to decide whether or not he should kill Frank, just like Rainsford has to decide whether to leave the island or kill General Zaroff. "Rainsford did not smile.
High Noon takes place in the west and is about a sheriff named Will Kane who helped send a criminal to prison, but the criminal named Frank is coming back for revenge. The Most Dangerous Game and High Noon are stories that have many similarities and differences, so conflict, theme, and setting are all things that compare and contrast with one other. Even though The Most Dangerous Game and High Noon are two stories that are very different, their conflicts are very similar. “If he does not wish to hunt, I turn him over to Ivan” (Connell 14). This citation from The Most Dangerous Game is said by General Zaroff to Rainsford as he explains the games rules to him.
Affairs affect people in different ways, but no one could imagine an affair destroying their ability to psychologically function. The “killings” by Andre Dubus is a shocking story about a killer named Richard who murders frank the man having an affair with his wife, who is his pride and joy. Riveted with murder and passion the author revels the characteristics of Richard Strout’s in the “killings” as a psychological obsessive and controlling person; these traits effect his emotions and behaviors throughout the story. Richards’s anger which evolves throughout the story, is what leads to his obsessive and controlling behaviors. The author explains Richards’s background as a young, striving man, who is overcome by failure, and this contributes
Furthermore, Wolf establishes the sane deep-self view by applying other philosopher’s ideas. A view that Frankfurt, Watson and Taylor all share in common is the deepself view. The following view states that for an individual to be morally responsible for their actions, it must be in accord with your deepest values (e.g., second-order desires), then you are held accountable for your actions. However, the deep-self view is flawed and is demonstrated in the following example involving JoJo. JoJo is the evil dictator’s son who has been raised to think torturing people is perfectly okay and morally acceptable in society.
Many modern notorious villains have done the same thing. Whether it be 2,000 years ago or today, these ‘leaders’ all have one thing in common: Taking lives of individuals, (forcefully or not) to fulfill an ultimate selfish goal. In conclusion Asoka is a ruthless leader due to the fact he was power-hungry and ignorant. Although he could be considered enlightened because he changed his ways, how he got to his positive ending was wrong and egocentric of him. There was other possible ways to get to his positive and nonviolent life without having to kill thousands to get there.
Hero or Vigilante? In V for Vendetta, the character V is very controversial. V saves several people from their grim lives, destroying the corrupt government and liberating the people. However, along the way he kills to reach his goal. Rather than a hero, V seems to be a vigilante, however moral his actions may seem.
Catch-22 is one of the most bizarre symbols of the book representing the fallacies of the bureaucracy. It is a situation in which one cannot escape due to circular logic. Catch-22 is a combination of words that are made to benefit those in power and force those who are incapable of navigating through the logical fallacies of the war. Those that are not in power are forced to obey what higher authority without question. Near the beginning of Yossarian’s chronology, he is still obedient of the law because it overrides any arguments that may arise.
After all the years he never forgot how he murdered Fortunato, and throughout the story the reader can see several different characteristics from both Montresor and Fortunato. Montresor is vindictive, manipulative, and murderous. Fortunato believes that he is the best at most crafts. Montresor is able to use his and Fortunato’s characteristics to get exactly what he wants. Once Fortunato pushes Montresor to the edge, he becomes vindictive.