Oedipus sends his brother in law, Creon, to the oracle to learn what needs to be done. When Creon returns he announces that the oracle said to find the murderer of King Laius. If they discover the murderer it will end the plague among the city. Oedipus calls for Tiresias, a blind prophet, but he refuses to speak. Tiresias ends up accusing Oedipus himself
He is astonished by himself; who is he to judge whether someone gets to live or die? He tells himself, “No one deserves to have someone else make the sacrifice of becoming a murderer… Others come along and still others, and the first ones kill the second ones and they the next ones and it goes on like this until everything is a sea of blood.” At this moment the barber is able to distinguish the difference between himself and captain Torres. He realizes, “I don’t want to be a murderer, no sir. You came to me for a shave. And I perform my work honorably… I don’t want blood on my hands.
For instance, Macbeth claims he teaches “bloody instructions” that go on to “plague the inventor” (26-27). This quote illustrates that it is the illegal act that will eventually come back around to the one who committed the crime. Also, the language used is not literal because one cannot teach bloody instructions, instructions can be taught, but are not usually written in blood. Another example is when Macbeth reveals that due to Duncan being such a benevolent ruler his “virtues will plead like angels trumpet-tongued against” his murder and will convince the angelic creatures to tell everyone who the murderer is. Macbeth is worried that all stated previously will come to pass, however it is not accurate.
Even after describing his actions that society would categorize as insane, such as killing a person. The narrator talks into great detail about how exactly he killed the old man, but then suggests he is not mad because he was careful during the process which made him intelligent. His exact words were, “If still you think me mad, you will think so no longer when I describe the wise precautions I took for the concealment of the body”(Poe). This paints a mood of being on edge because the motive behind the killing was solely based upon how the man 's eye watched him. This allows the reader to let their mind wander to what exactly about the eye made him so upset, leaving them suspenseful.
This would help focus the investigation on Perry since he is claiming to take all the heat for the murders, However, neither Perry or Dick would testify to this in court so there was no official ruling. The key aspect of his statement isn’t that he killed all the clutters or claimed to have, it is his reasoning why. Perry took the fall to keep the Hickocks from believing that their son could do such a horrible thing. Capote helped convey that Perry is looking out for others, even more then
He first tells Elizabeth that he is thinking about confessing. When asked what he is going to do he says “I want my life” and “I will have my life” which means he will confess (Miller 208). He would be willing to lie and confess to save his life then to tell the truth and be hanged. After he signs his name however he realizes the example he is making and says that he is “no Sarah Good or Tituba he is John Proctor” because they have lied to save themselves just as he was about to do (Miller 211). He rips up the paper and says he sees “some shred of goodness” in himself as he does the right thing and will be hanged for it (Miller 212).
But he is the villian in the end.Agatha Chritie makes us feel like there is no villian at all.Judge Wargrave changes his personalty from the begging to the end.At first he seems nice,then he seems like the percfet hero,but at the need he is an evil person who wanted to kill people who were wrong and accidnet or purposaly killed other pople.The judge says in the book,I have wanted-let me admit it frankly-to commit a murder myslef.” That shows us that he really was evil the whole time and not the person he said or seemed to be. This passage allows the read to see that Judge Wargrave is not the hero but truly an evil
The narrator, after having already murdering the old man, explains why he is not mad for killing the man. In his words, “If still you think me mad, you will think so no longer when I describe the wise precautions I took for the concealment of the body” (Poe 4). What the narrator later tells us was how he buried the body under floorboards. That emphasizes just how insane he is to believe that he himself really is not insane. The author is trying to get the readers to, in a way, to have fear and be on the edges of their seats because of this narrator.
Some people believe that the murder committed by Richard Strout can be considered more serious because of his act of passion and his lackadaisical style of living without worrying about his future. I think that Matt Folwer’s murder is worse due to the fact he acted in a revengeful manner, there was a precise plan, and because of his ability to deliberately disobey his conscience. By seeking revenge against Richard Strout for the murder of his son Frank, Matt acted in such a manner because he knew his son’s wrongful death was out of spite, and also for the overall sanity and protection his wife, Ruth. Frank Folwer was a genuine human who caught an eye for the wrong woman, Mary Ann Strout, Richard’s soon-to-be ex. Frank had treated Mary Ann better than Richard had
After Hamlet is aware that Claudius is the cause of his father's death, he questions what is appropriate for the revenge of his father's death. He questions whether to kill Claudius, but struggles on actually going through with the plan. “The underlying theme remains Hamlet's inaction and his frustration at his own weaknesses. Here, however, Hamlet seems less introspective about his failure to kill Claudius than perhaps his failure to take his own life”(Pressley). After failing to be able to take not only Claudius's life, but his own, he questions his worth as a man.
I personally feel like if he is telling the truth about Adnan and if he honestly wanted to help Hae then he would have told the police. You can 't just sit there knowing that someone you know is going to be murdered and not do anything about it, you would have that on your mind. I don 't believe Jay 's story at all, he is a sketchy person who can 't make his mind up about certain things.He keeps changing details in his stories, and his alibi doesn’t seem right to me. Jay keeps going back and forth on his word and how things actually happened. He doesn’t seem trustworthy to me.
[He said] it [didn’t] bother Perry a bit” (Capote 255). Dick is honestly trying to make Perry look very guilty instead of him. Even though Perry killed all four of the Clutters, Capote was still against the death penalty for Perry. Capote was also biased throughout the story because of his “relationship” with Perry. An example of Capote’s bias is when he wrote that “Dewey, a believer in capital punishment, its purported deterrent effects, and its justice, witnessed the hangings” but he could not watch Perry’s hanging.
Dubus has the reader questioning if inflicting revenge on Richard is ethical thing to do since the legal system failed in serving the appropriate punishment. In the story, Matt is thinking about taking Richard 's life because he killed his son and Dubus has the reader on his side. Releasing Richard on bail is an unjust decision made by the legal system because the crime does not match the punishment. Nobel peace prize winner Martin Luther King Jr says “ How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others? The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust.
He wanted to prove how unworthy he is to be Thane of Cawdor. Even though he did not physically kill him by himself, he still committed a crime. Macbeth did not desire to kill his own best friend or he will feel a sympathy of turning back on killing him. Banquo’s ghost created a scene that determined he was guilty of shooting down his loyal friend for no good
. He will suffer no unbearable punishment, nothing worse than exile" (171) At this time, Oedipus is trying to convince the killer to come forward and confess the murder. Ironically, by announcing this he has cursed himself because he is, in fact, the murderer of Laius. Near the end of the play, Oedipus asks a Shepard from whom did he retrieve the baby from. "No— / god 's sake, no more questions!