Claudius tries and fails to pray for forgiveness, but Hamlet mistakes this for repentance. Because of this, he decides to "trip him that his heels ay kick at heaven" and delays in killing him. Unfortunately for him, his uncle is not truly remorseful for his sins, saying "My words fly up, my thoughts remain below. Words without thoughts never to heaven go". The king is deceptive without even trying, it is second nature to him.
Finally, Twain mirrors the flaws of his own self-centered 19th century society through the world of his fictional book. In Huckleberry Finn, lying is a self-serving act that everybody does. Despite the idea that many readers see Huck as a moral sinner, he ultimately lies for his own self-interest and protection. With Huck as the narrator, the reader is more likely to sympathize with him and his motives and agree with his thoughts and morals.
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.
But it is clear the man’s logic is twisted; Abner Snopes provoked all incidents by himself to create a reason to excuse his desire for fires. The final scenes of the story suggest the justice was served, as the man was caught during his final crime. But this is also a complex situation, as other family members, who did not support Abner’s position directly, did not experience the improvement in their living conditions and even could be hurt or killed. The story starts with the description of a trial, where Abner Snopes was accused in burning of his neighbor’s barn.
Claudius doesn’t care who he uses or what he has to do to come out on top he will do anything in Spellman, 5 his power to make sure he is secure. The king’s greed and self loathe are his fatal flaws that ultimately lead to his downfall. Instead of doing things honestly and fair Claudius is a character who would rather play dirty and scheme behind peoples backs to find quick and easy solutions to his problems. Overall Claudius deceived his best friend, his nephew, and his wife to try to end up on top and in power but he ended up losing everything he had almost the exact same way that he received through a tragedy caused at the hands of another
The argument that Baraban is making is that Montresor is not actually confessing his wrong deed, but that he is simply insane and crazy because as she stated, “Instead, Montresor maliciously subverts his role as a repentant sinner when he says…” (Baraban 57). Her argument is that Montresor is crazy, that his actions are coming from a mental person and not someone who is sane. The argument that I am pointing out is the fact that Montresor was mainly on his death bed when confessing his deed. No matter what, no matter what was the cause for his revenge, or what caused him to commit this act of revenge, he did end up murdering someone, and to ensure that he does complete the requirements to be considered as revenge.
These evil acts are caused by their ambition and thirst for power. These stories prove that when people gain power they aren’t satisfied and feel the need to acquire more. Consequently, their personalities drastically change along the way. Jack remains sane, however he becomes a bloodthirsty, savage tyrant while Macbeth becomes an insane, delusional tyrant. Both of these characters become drastically more evil throughout their stories.
Jack tries to get ralph impeached, he uses his rhetorical skills to twist ralphs words. He tells the group “He’d never have got us meat”, asserting that hunting skills make for effective leader. Jack assigns a high value only to those who he finds useful or agreeable to his views and looks to silence those who do not please him. Another time where jack is manipulating is where he uses the boy’s fear of the beast to control their behavior. Jack creates the idea of the beast and provides just enough evidence of its existence in order for the boys to follow him blindly.
Napoleon is just ruining Snowball’s reputation by fabricating lies about him because a storm is what really damaged the windmill. If the animals knew that Napoleon is lying and think individually for once, they could understand how Napoleon has damaged Snowball to give himself more power, which is terrible leadership and not what Animal Farm wants. Finally, Boxer’s mindset has been totally modified by Napoleon because of the manipulation that he uses on him that now Boxer always thinks Napoleon is right. “ ‘Ah that is different!’ said Boxer ‘If Comrade Napoleon says it, it must be right’ “ (58).
Othello and all of the immoral acts that it contains are the direct result of Iago's hatred for Othello, Emilia and women yet alone the insecurities that Iago has about his own achievements.
To begin with, the narrator’s troublesome double who constantly intrudes into the narrator’s schemes by whispering caution or truth as a way to protect the Original William Wilson. In this tale, the protagonist has a conflict with his morals and superego because he is an imperious man who is only “guided by his own desires” and that is “to lead and command others”. Due to the ego’s immoral superiority over the narrator, he has always feared his doppelganger, who represents the voice of reason that tries to warn the narrator of going beyond the boundaries of acceptable behavior. Though, the narrator was annoyed by his double’s interference in his life, he knows that he is very gentle, loving and that “they might have been friends”. The second
In the novel Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen, the main character Cole Matthews demonstrates he is reckless on several occasions. Cole exhibits this trait on page 65 when he throws a wood spear at the spirit bear. He does not think things through and does not realize the fact that a bear could could kill him with ease. On pg 50 “Peter's lawyer said “we don't know all the reasons for clues anger,but we do know he is out of control , any solution found by this circle justice must protect society and make Cole fully responsible for his actions”. This statement by someone else reveals that Cole is reckless and does not think things though because he beat up a kid and thought he would get away with it with our any consequences.
In today’s world education plays a vital role in everyone’s life. No matter what you do or what you intend to do, education is needed. It was clearly not the same in Frederick Douglas and Bich Minh Nguyen’s world. In both cases the author’s education wasn’t needed and took a back seat because of their race and other factors. Frederick Douglas the author of the article “Learning to Read and Write” shares his experience of how he educated himself but it didn’t bring any change in his life.
In the article “A tragic ending to a horrible drama: Convicted of murders as a teen, he killed himself in prison” by Kristine Guerra, the author explains the tragedy of the self-induced hanging of Alec Kreider nearly 10 years after his murderous rampage on the Haines family. Old reports say the Kreider killed his best friend, Thomas Haines, and the boy’s parents, Lisa and Kevin Haines, in 2007 on the twelfth of May, for reason to never be known. Alec Kreider was about 16-years-old when he committed the crime and no one could understand why as, while a bit withdrawn, had several close friends and a good school record. His journal, the author states, held different story. Kreider wrote of urges to kill and of great anger towards those who gave out and enforces restrictions and regulations.
The new constitution, a document granting the framework for a new democratic government, replacing the Articles of the Confederation. This new document gained approval from some of the citizens, but also raised questions and concerns from others. There was a constant back and forth between the two groups on whether or not the constitution should be ratified. This editorial provides historical background on the issue and expresses my opinion on which side I would’ve chosen.