Greed is the downfall of all man. Who said this? We don’t know, but one thing is for sure, any wise man would rephrase this when he hears of literature’s most notorious and sinister woman. There is little doubt behind every great man’s success, there is most likely a woman, but behind the great evils of Macbeth, there was a woman too; her name Lady Macbeth. Known for her way with words of manipulation and famed by her sinister masterminding of great King’s Duncan’s murder, her legacy was one that took a cold dark turn; when her nearly in-existent conscience embarks her on a slow and perilous descend into hysteria, and ultimately her demise.
By the end it is revealed that Lise is the cause of her death. She plans her death by making Richard kill her. However, instead of making Lise a damsel who is the victim in Richards murder, Spark twists the narrative and makes Richard a pawn in Lise’s game. In The Driver 's Seat, Spark writes that Lise is the one driving and forcing Richard to go with her, not the other way around (87). Lise is calling the shots, she is in the driver 's seat, metaphorically in the sense that she holds the authority, and literally in that she physically has to drive Richard to the place where she instructs him to kill her.
Dorothy Parker is famous for her quote "Revenge is a dish best served cold". But what is revenge? The Oxford Dictionary defines revenge as to exact punishment or expiation for a wrong on behalf of, especially in a resentful or vindictive spirit. The story of “The cask of amontillado’’ by Edgar Allan Poe is about a dark take on someone’s willingness to exact his vengeance. One who would read the story would tell you that the whole thing is about revenge and it can be looked at as revenge twists the mind of a person who is vengeful, to begin with, or as revenge is a driving force behind a person going so far as to commit a murder.
An Evil Wife in Macbeth The stereotype women are supposed to be nice, gentle and kind. In some other cases, some women are crueler than men. In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare tells a story of Lady Macbeth, a ruthless wife who manipulates her husband to achieve her evil desires. Lady Macbeth is an evil woman because she is extremely ambitious, greedy and controlling which shows that her desires leads her to be a ruthless person. Lady Macbeth is extremely ambitious in terms of gaining power and advantages for her own life.
She had the total control over her husband in plotting the murder of Duncan and chiding her husband for not acting more like a man; yet, despite this participation, she seems to be the main motivation for the revealing of the Macbeth’s stand in the usurpation of the throne: Hie thee hither, That I may pour my spirits in thine ear, And chastise with the valor of my tongue All that impedes thee from the golden round Which fate and metaphysical aid doth seem To have thee crowned withal. (Macbeth 1.5.23-28) Next to this part some of her speeches for ambition of power portray her as an unnatural character that almost certify her as the fourth witch of the play. During her persuasion her cruelty and tendency for violence is intentionally brought to light when she claims even to kill her own child for what she has promised to do: I have given suck, and know How tender ’tis to love the babe that milks me. I would, while it was smiling in my face, Have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums And dashed the brains out, had I so sworn as you Have done to this. (Macbeth 1.7.54-59) The above mentioned statement is good enough for the readers or viewers of the play to label Lady Macbeth as an evil woman who will murder anyone, even her own child, to get ahead.
She became an image known for her ambitious nature. Her thirst for power and disregard for life was shocking to the audience, and her husband as well. The moment she learns of the prophecies, she decides to stand behind Macbeth and see him to the throne. She is immediately set on her quest for more power. As it reads “Glamis thou art, and Cawdor; and shalt be/ What thou art promised” (1.5.13-14).This moment is very important because it is the turning point where she decides that she might have to kill to fulfill her quest for royalty.
Have you ever wondered why people kill each other, the same species of animals killing each other just for the fun of it, why would and twisted mine do a bad thing like that? Imagined if you wanted to kill someone just for fun and you have that want to kill someone for fun. These are why serial killers kill and who or what motivates them. But not all killers are the same because I found out there are different types of serial killers like Power & Control killers want to find dominates and power over their victim like example,they want to feel like they make the rules on who lives and dies. Visionary killers kill because they have really bad visions of their past and their childhood and they might kill certain people because of what happened
The Use of Allusions to Characterize Claire and Critique Human Nature in The Visit Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s The Visit is an absurd, yet profound play, critiquing flaws of human nature and society, most notably the ruthless thirst for justice and revenge that people often succumb to. These vices are illustrated through the prototypical town of Güllen, which falls prey to the billionairess Claire Zachanassian’s vengeful schemes. Claire’s goal is to get revenge on the man who betrayed her in their youth, going to great lengths and hurting relatively innocent people to secure “justice”. Claire’s characterization as a ruthless woman scorned is integral to the play’s plot and it is facilitated by allusions to Greek mythological characters, such as Medea, the Fates, and the Furies, who all represent some aspect of Claire’s character and ambitions. Dürrenmatt uses allusions to Greek mythology to characterize Claire Zachanassian and critique the abuse of power to ruthlessly obtain justice and seek vengeance.
Venus is Cupid’s mother, she fits the archetype of the wicked witch since she attempts to doom Psyche with a terrible, hideous husband. Cupid is best explained as the hero since near the end of the tale, he saves Psyche. As far as Psyche, in the beginning, she is a ingenue but later becomes a maiden to prove her worth to Venus. Finally, Psyche’s sisters would be villains since in their jealousy, they convince Psyche to almost murder Cupid. As far as the story line or situations, four main situations would be ‘the quest’ of Cupid to doom Psyche’s love life which causes a ‘star-crossed lover’ since Cupid’s mother sent him out of envy but he falls in love with Psyche.
We get a sense of how much evil can be within someone and how easily it is to lose humanity. Kumin described it as “righteously thrilling to the feel of the .22, the bullets’ neat noses” (14). In the former quote, the author is being honest about the sensation she felt and how she was getting a thrill from killing the woodchucks one by one. Although it is a gruesome description, it is very instrumental to the development of the theme which is emphasized in the next line. The author explains what happened to her by comparing herself to “a lapsed pacifist fallen from grace puffed with Darwinian pieties for killing” (16).