In Chapter 7, on the way home from New York, Daisy kills Tom’s mistress, Myrtle, in a hit and run. Gatsby tells Nick that of course “[he’ll ] say [he] was driving” (Fitzgerald 143)in order to take the blame off of Daisy. This scene shows how Gatsby (who is new money) will receive the blame and consequences for something that Daisy( who’s old money) did. Those who are old money, allow others to suffer and take the blame for their transgressions. Myrtle’s death caused George so much grief and heartbreak; he decided to get revenge for his wife’s death.
In an attempt to secure his ambition, Macbeth plans and orders the death of his best friend Banquo. And becomes plagued by his ghost. He believes the ghost he manifested is real,which indicates that he can no longer recognize the evil he is doing. His ambition finally takes full control over him, when he orders the death of Malcolm’s family; who are innocent. It is at this point he has lost the respect and love of his people when Malcolm says, “I think our country sinks beneath the yoke; it weeps, it bleeds; and each new day a gash is added to her wounds.” Macbeth realizes that all the power he has gained has been for nothing when he says, She would have died hereafter; there would have been a time for such a word, To-morrow and To-morrow- Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing,” after he hears of his wife 's passing.
They both did so much wrong just to get their past back or get their revenge that they end up getting murdered. Daisy drove the car that killed Myrtle, and Myrtle’s husband assumed the one who hit her was the one she cheated on him with so he shot him while he was minding his own business. Hamlet killed Polonius, and Ophelia died, so Hamlet and Laertes had a duel which ends both of their lives. In the end of it all, they were both so set on getting revenge or fixing their past that they angered so many other people and died, neither of them even fulfilled their
Oedipus’s ultimate downfall was due to his arrogant personality. Oedipus 's egotism is revealed on page 60 when Oedipus hears the news about his “father’s” death, “Ah! Undone then!...Well, my wife, and i am done...yes, had it all arranged-that I should kill my father. Ha! He’s dead and under sods...And did i kill him so?...Well, he’s dead!
The story is of a man distraught and changed from his struggles with alcoholism. He became an abusive husband and pet owner. His wife was disturbed by the acts of violence committed by her husband. Poe describes a scenario of which the wife attempts to stop the man from killing the cat; “I withdrew my arm from her grasp and buried the axe in her brain. She fell dead upon the spot”(19).
A second car on the road squealed to a stop and “its driver hurried back to Myrtle Wilson, her life violently extinguished, knelt in the road and mingled her thick dark blood with the dust” (137). Myrtle instantly died, and the entire situation was based upon a violent act. This form of violence – a vehicular hit and run – had an impact on Mr. Wilson, Tom, and, most obviously, Myrtle. Not only did the death scene affect the Wilsons and Tom, but Gatsby played a huge connection as well. After Nick arrived back in East Egg at the Buchanans’, he encountered Gatsby waiting outside the house.
In The Story of an Hour the conflict is man vs. self in view of Mrs. Mallard struggling against her inner joy that eventually consumes her. In the end when her joy is cut short, the lack of it kills Mrs. Mallard instantly “. . . they said she had died of heart disease--of the joy that kills.” (Chopin, paragraph 20, sentence 1) On the contrary, in The Interlopers the conflict begins as man vs. man when Ulrich and George are about to kill each other “The two enemies stood glaring at one another for a long silent moment.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is considered the typical American novel, known for its emphasis and twist on the American Dream. Some people, such as Jeffrey Decker, disagree with this view on the book. Decker insists in his article, “Corruption and Anti-Immigrant Sentiments Skew a Traditional American Tale”, that the loss of faith in the hope of social mobility and the idea of the self-made man in The Great Gatsby is a direct cause of the anti-immigrant attitudes due to the rising tide of immigration in the 1920s. I have mixed feelings about Decker’s argument. He blames the loss of trust in social advancement and the independent man on the rising tide of immigration in the 1920s.
In “All Fall Down” Ally Carter demonstrates the theme by making the reader feel two different ways towards the Scarred Man using Grace. At first she makes the reader abhor the Scarred Man by using their sympathy for Grace. “I push myself farther into the little corner. I Am trying to disappear” and “The scar that has haunted my dreams every night since the moment my mother died-from the moment the Scarred Man killed her.” Both statements were used when she first met the Scarred Man and both further develop the feeling of hatred towards the Scarred Man. Since he killed grace 's mother,traumatized, and put her into a state misery.
The Great Gatsby displays the disintegration of the American Dream along with how it affects Jay Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan, and Tom Buchanan. Firstly, Gatsby is willing to do anything in his power to recapture Daisy's love for him to such an extent that he takes the blame for Myrtle’s death instead of Daisy. This attempt to regain Daisy’s love is later destroyed when Myrtle’s husband kills Gatsby at his pool; “the gardener saw Wilson’s body a little way off in the grass, and the holocaust was complete," (Fitzgerald, 164). In addition, Daisy went for Tom Buchanan because of greed, which indicates that she desires someone with wealth, class, and someone who is recognized for their name. “I called up Daisy half an hour after we found him, called