Macbeth is a doer, his deeds and his reaction to them define where he is as a character, because of his lukewarm morals and ability to be influenced by others, he - through the course of the play - becomes desensitized and detached to reality. Macbeth’s morals are characteristically unimpressive. At the beginning of the tragedy, he knows right from wrong and understands that his actions should be thought through logically. However, Macbeth does not follow this logical thinking and relies on emotions for his true decision making. For instance, Macbeth knows that killing the king is morally wrong, and talks many times of why he should not do it.
Because of the anticipation and the non-chronological order in this story, there is even more confusion presented upon the reader. Once again, death presents itself as one of the many reasons the story is surrounded by such a dark atmosphere. If it weren’t for the foreshadowing or indications Faulkner plays around with, we would not have suspected the death of Homer. Faulkner details, “the smell was the beginning of the end.” This indicates the decay of a body, which is unnatural for the story. William Faulkner’s inclusion of death reflects his writing skills.
His father responds by saying “are you so insolent you threaten me?” he answers “where’s the threat in challenging a bad decree”. It 's like saying whether the hurt in dying for something worthy? In this he says death isn 't so bad when it 's for a just reason. Playwrights often use stereotypes, stock characters, and mainly what others say about a character to explain what he or she is like but in this case we have a character that serves his purpose as secondary character but also has a significant impact on the viewpoints of other characters. In conclusion the Sophocles uses the character of Haemon as “pseudo-protagonist” with very complex moral values and inner conflicts regarding his loyalty to his family or the woman that he loves this was shown through the authors use of language
At the end of the story, the reader can indicate that Ralph has lost his innocence by the quote, “Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of true, wise friend called Piggy” (Golding 261). Being under a dictatorship can demolish any kind of sanity one has. Now Ralph has realized what power and manipulation can do to one person. He never intentionally plans on becoming a savage, and unfortunately, he misses his dignity. In response, Boyd comments, “It is rather the coming of an awareness of darkness, of the evil in man’s heart that was present in the children all along” (Boyd 27).
In The Tragedy of Hamlet, Claudius shows this remorse when he claims, “Pray can I not. / Though inclination be as sharp as will, / My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent, / And, like a man to double business bound, / I stand in pause where I shall first begin, / And both neglect.” (III.iii.2375-2380). In this moment Claudius shows his feelings of remorse and regret for committing his sin. Having a sense of guilt is often tied into understanding that an action was wrong and is meant to keep someone from going through the same decision making process as before. This is an important step to asking for and receiving forgiveness in order for the person giving forgiveness to feel secure in their decision and restoring their trust.
Macbeth was contemplating the consequences of murdering Duncan and foresees his future of being overthrown by righteousness. He is worried that “This even-handed justice/ Commends th’ ingredience if our poisoned chalice/ To our own lips.” (1.7.10-12). Macbeth, at this point, have not been obsessed with lust for power. He raised self-awareness that the violence he used to wrongly proclaim himself king will be used to take vengeance against him. Such violence made him a “tyrant” and eventually killed by Macduff in anger of Macbeth’s crimes.
As a result, Brutus starts to believes that it is his job to murder Caesar, as he says in Act 2, Scene 1: “It must be by his death: and for my part, I know no personal cause to spurn at him, but for the general” (2.1.14-16). This example explicitly shows that Brutus’s nobility makes him an easy target for others to manipulate. Furthermore, Brutus’s nobility makes him naive. In Act 3, Scene 2, Brutus departs, fully trusting Mark Antony on his words to make a speech that does not blame the conspirators. This, however, is a huge mistake because Antony seeks this chance to successfully turn the crowd against the conspirators.
If one tries to escape their fate, the conflicts that occur can be more severe than they were supposed to be. One can infer that what Oedipus is stating will eventually happen to him in the end of the play, if he is classified as the murderer. It is ironic how he talks about what could possibly be his own consequences for his actions. While giving the speech Oedipus says “I pray, too, that, if he should become an honoured guest in my own home and with my knowledge, I may suffer all those things I’ve just called down upon the killers” (Sophocles). Oedipus explains how the suspect will face bad things, and that if the murderer was let into his own house, with his knowledge, he shall be punished for it.
While Montresor pretends to be a good friend to Fortunato, it is strange that Fortunato does not realize the problems between them. In order to be believable for readers, the insults must be very painful for Montresor, so it urges him to commit such a crime. “The Cask of Amontillado” is missing an important element of Montresor’s motivation to punish Fortunato by burying him alive. Montresor neglects to explain how Fortunato insults him as the story lays the foundation at the opening paragraph, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge.” (Poe 866); however, no evidence to be found in the story to support Montresor’s claim. No one would not know what Fortunato did to Montresor and should the insults lead to
Some people assume they could have the right mindset while getting your vengeance. In Tell Them Not to Kill Me pg 374 lines 187-190 “I couldn’t forgive that man, even though i don’t know him … He should never have been born.” This quote illustrate the colonel perspective of why he doesn’t think the old man should live anymore and he assume he is doing the right thing. Also in Tell Them Not to Kill Me pg 375 lines 215-218 “Your daughter-in-law and grandchildren will miss you … they see your face full holes from all those bullets they shot at you.” This seem like an eye for eye situations to show vengeance. In all this the colonel show that revenge is okay in certain
The Death of Pride Did Brother kill Doodle? If not,then who?I think that pride in fact can sometimes be a destructive force. If someone has pride in themselves to do something bad then that can most definitely be a destructive force. Based on evidence in the text,I believe that brother is guilty for killing his sibling Doodle. In the beginning of the story Brother wanted to smother Doodle because he wasn’t “all there”.
The conversations between Oedipus and Creon displays Oedipus’s tragic flaw. His overall tragic flaw is his curiosity. “For whom, if he did not meet with you, did he say that the death of Laius was my work?” This was asked by Oedipus to Creon. He is making a mistake by asking this. Jocasta exclaims, “You now, free yourself from these matters…” She was telling Oedipus that his curiosity was going to cause a mess.
In the beginning of this excerpt when Synge relates the anecdote of the Connaught man who killed his father, he suggests that this experience relates the “primitive feeling of these people…that a man will not do wrong unless he is under the influence of a passion…[and] they can see no reason why he should be dragged away and killed by the law.” While this seems to be an accurate assumption for the majority of cases, this is a potentially dangerous statement. The premise of this argument rests on the notion that the accused murderer feels remorse and is forever changed by their action. Yet this viewpoint falls apart and would be naive if the person who committed the crime is deranged and knowingly and unreservedly killed the person. If this