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.
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. After the first murder, Macbeth feels a colossal amount of guilt and shame. After the murder of Banquo, he feels that it is not enough since Fleance escaped, developing his guilt and shame of harming others into a fear for his own safety; a devastating degradation. However, during the assassination of Macduff’s family, Macbeth gives the command immediately without thought and without a trace of remorse after doing so. This thereby concludes his psychological downfall as he no longer feels guilty, ashamed, or fears
‘That was a dirty trick.’” (72). Even in the beginning, Ralph demonstrates compassion, while Jack harasses and inflicts fear upon others. Later on, Jack and his hunting tribe set out to murder a nursing mother sow. Jack yells to this boys, “Right up
Hamlet says that he “essentially [is] not in madness, but mad in craft” in order to deceive everyone and draw attention away from his suspicious activities as he tries to gather evidence against Claudius (3.4.191-2). In this passage, Hamlet tells Horatio that he will be acting mad in the near future. Indeed Hamlet begins to act mad and this is obvious to others by his responses. This shows that Hamlet is not truly mad he is just trying to deceive everyone so that he can eventually kill claudius without others being suspicious of the murder, he wants them to simply blame the murder on the madness. Hamlet stages the Murder of Gonzago which is an elaborate attempt to
Moral Truth is also evident because Claudius knows that killing his own brother is wrong, but he was so consumed by his need for power that he no longer cared about what is right or wrong. Claudius also knows that marrying his brother’s sister is not viewed well in society, but he no longer cares, so long as he
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.
After an injured Hamlet wounds Laertes with the poisoned foil, Laertes laments that he is “justly killed” by his own “treachery.” (5.2.337). In blaming himself for his downfall, Laertes declares the justice of his death. Laertes possesses only a simple understanding of the immorality of murder because his honor, anger, and a lack of concern for his own damnation drives him to ultimately carry out the act. After Hamlet kills Claudius, Laertes states the justice in the king’s death and says, “mine and my father 's death come not upon thee, / Nor thine on me!”
A majority of Hamlet’s victims have no apparent relation with the death of his father and yet stems from his personal vendetta towards Claudius. When viewing the nature of Hamlet’s murders compared to Claudius’s, they appear to be relatively much more sadistic and personal. Hamlet’s private statements of delirium when saying, “To be, or not to be: that is the question” (3.1.56) displays his fragile state of mind and provides an explanation
Revenge There comes a time in everyone 's life where they have been wronged by another person. Whether it was someone stealing your lunch out of the company fridge or finding out your lover has been carrying out an affair behind your back, it is human nature to want to seek revenge. However, taking the high road and turning the other cheek is the moral thing to do. What if someone killed your only child would that change anything on the matter?
One symbol that Golding uses is the killing of the sow by the boys. The killing of the sow symbolizes the terror human is going to bring to nature, it shoes how evil overpowers everything, and it resides nowhere but inside the human (Thapliyal and Kunwar). The boys taking their hunting to a whole new level after the kill the sow. They start to reenact the killing and make an event out of it. This takes a turn for the worst when the boys end up killing Simon because they mistake him for the beast.
Every day, people are forced to face many challenges, physically, mentally, and socially. Life of Pi by Yann Martel is a key example of the challenges a character must face in order to survive in the vast ocean with no food, water, or company. Yann Martel’s masterful use of tone creates a character whose struggles for survival are not only physical, but also psychological. In Life of Pi, the author, Yann Martel uses humorous and reflective tones to further describe the main character, Pi’s primary method of coping with the challenges he faces throughout his life.
Compositional techniques have been used within the prescribed text to express memorable ideas. Martel has explored various themes in his novel ‘Life of Pi’ (published in 2001), such as reality versus fiction, and the power of storytelling. The story tells of a 16-year-old boy, Pi Patel, who is recounting his 227 days stranded on a lifeboat with an adult Bengal tiger to a fictitious author “writing” the story. The author’s use of allegory throughout the novel is highly developed and effective. An allegory is a representation of a complex idea through more concrete forms.
“It is true that those we meet can change us, sometimes so profoundly that we are not the same afterwards, even unto our names.” (page 22) During this part of the story, Pi reflects on the profound effects that an individual can leave on other people. Any creature has the potential to be a catalyst; they can affect everyone around them, but they themselves will not be altered. This quote alludes to a section later in the novel, particularly when Richard Parker leaves Pi after arriving in Mexico.