(The narrator) heard many things in hell,” the guilt of the murder tortured the narrator and made him believe that he was hearing things that were not real. The plots that the narrator makes to murder the man and get away with it are very in depth. Guilt also causes the narrator to think of more wicked schemes than before. “If still you think (the narrator) mad, you will think so no longer when (the narrator) describe the wise precautions (the narrator) took for the concealment of the body,” reveals the attention to detail the narrator had when carrying out the murder. As time goes on, the guilt makes the character conscious of every move they make.
“War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength” (Orwell 17). The chilling dystopia presented in 1984 exemplifies the malicious nature of totalitarian governments in their pursuit of power and the various methods implemented to achieve control over the population. Using psychological manipulation and fear through war, falsehoods, and torture, Big Brother retains absolute control over one’s thoughts and actions, and thus strips the individual of humanity.
Oedipus needed answers, so he sent for a blind seer named Teiresias to give him the answers he was looking for. Once Teiresias knows what’s going on he dreads to tell Oedipus that he is the killer. The two men go back and forth until Oedipus says something that triggers Teiresias “you planned it, you had it done, you all but killed him with your own hands: if you had eyes, I’d say the crime was yours, and yours alone” (1.332-334). Oedipus still given the information and basically the whole truth is too caught up in his head and ignorant to the facts. This was an example of the irony that Oedipus is ‘blind’.
The character that made me think the most in part two is Bob Ewell. Throughout part two, we as the audience can clearly tell that Bob Ewell is the guilty person in the court case, not Tom Robinson. Bob Ewell does have a significant part in the plot of the story but also just made me think. I could tell full heartedly that Bob Ewell was guilty of the crime, yet in the book, characters could never see it. One thing that made me think the most was Bob Ewell’s true motives.
First, someone should be designated and chosen as a "serial killer". Of course, a secret and high authority organization - kind of like the FBI agents watching from our phone cameras - will be involved conspicuously so that nothing gets too out of hand. This serial killer will be infamous for their very unique and notable signature of sewing his victim 's mouths shut. Secondly, the killer will be assigned to target all people with social anxiety in need of dodging a presentation or two. Of course, serial killers ' will obviously kill their victims, but in this case, the killer will coincidentally be a very bad one and all his victims will end up escaping somehow.
In spite of the fact that the narrator is by all accounts explicitly insane, and supposes he has flexibility from guilt, the feeling of guilt over the murder is excessively overpowering, making it impossible to hold up under (Poe, 92). The narrator can 't tolerate it and in the end confesses his assumed 'perfect '; crime. Individuals tend to surmise that insane persons are past the normal domain of reason shared by the individuals who are in their correct mind. This isn 't so; guilt is an emotion shared by all humans. The most psychotic people are not over the feeling of guilt and the destruction it causes to the mind.
Since Creon is more pragmatic and is not willing to take action, Oedipus takes action and threatens Tiresias to speak the truth. Once revealing the truth to Oedipus, he is quick to accuse Tiresias of being a false prophet and the murderer himself. “Know, I suspect you joined to hatch the deed;/Yea, did it--all but slaying with your own hands;/And if you were not blind, I should aver/ The act was your work only,” (p. 15). Oedipus is quick to find someone who is culpable and in this situation it happens to be Tiresias.
The murders that Macbeth committed not only showed his brutality and ruthlessness but it also showed how twisted is soul is. These murders indicate the darkness of Macbeth because he not only kills the king, but he kills those who love and respect him. It could also be because of how selfish and corrupt Macbeth became from the thirst of power that could never be quenched. Once becoming the Thane of Cawdor, Macbeth enjoyed having a title to his name. Sadly, this title was not enough for him so Macbeth’s imagination had the “witches” prophecy be that Macbeth would become the Thane of Cawdor (which he already knew) and a king.
Macbeth is a tragedy that plays out a savage dichotomy between the head and the heart. Throughout the course of the play, Macbeth the dichotomy within Macbeth’s character by falling from the lofty hearts of a pure and loyal warrior to a murderous savage determined to fulfil the prophecy delivered to him by supernatural powers. The witches influence on how Macbeth made his decisions played a crucial part in contributing to his eventual destruction. They planted the seed of evil in Macbeth’s head that grew to dominate his mind. “Glamis, and Thane of Cawdor: The greatest is behind.”
The Hand is the same that he used to kill Emmett Till, the Dark Villain. Till was not allowed to dispute the Fine Prince’s request to come with him. He was also not able to escape the hands that beat him to death. The maid mild was able to speak only to claim that Till had made an advance upon her. She was not allowed to speak before the violence began, but Till never even had the opportunity to speak.
From an American perspective, Osama bin Laden is a radical Islamist monster responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians. This may be true, but from a jihad perspective, Osama bin Laden can be seen as a hero who was martyred while fighting for his faith. People fear things they do not understand, ignorance and bliss and everyone would like to believe that their personal path and beliefs are inherently “good” or “right”. Islam, communism, they are just ideas, and as “un-American” as they may be this does not constitute evil. Killing innocent people is evil, and the US is just as guilty as anyone for this, the only difference is how people feel they can justify the actions.
The Crucible uses John Proctor as the tragic hero in the play to show the struggles of a tormented individual living in a paranoid society. The four qualities that are essential to be a tragic hero is that a character must be noble, the hero is pre-eminently great but not perfect, hero’s flaw would lead to his downfall and that the hero’s misfortune is not fully deserved. Proctor represents these traits because he is a noble farmer that is respected throughout the community and his flaws would lead to his downfall, even though he is wrongfully convicted for a crime he did not commit. His pride is also a factor that he cannot control leading to various conflicts. Proctor’s self inflicted wounds were evident at the beginning of the play when
February 1692, Salem, Massachusetts. A town run by religion. As if tensions and jealousy weren’t high enough the witch trials begin accusing people left and right of being possessed by the devil. For example old man Jacobs was accused of being possessed by the devil and entering a little girl’s room in the middle of night. Even with all the reasonable evidence on his side he was found guilty and sentenced to hang.
The Tragic Hero, John Proctor The Crucible is a depiction of the hardships from the Puritan lifestyle. The story brought out the true characteristics of Puritan believers, shadowed by the evils in the world. During the Salem Witch Trials people were hysterical due to their dealings with the devil. Betty Parris, Abigail Williams, and Mercy Lewis started the accusations that would lead to the end of innocent men and women including John Proctor.