Crucify Him! Crucify Him! Your fear and adrenaline kick in as you blindly chant this phrase that will forever change the world. You laugh and spit on him as he struggles to carry the cross up the rocky, bloody hill called the “Skull". You still don’t really understand why he is being killed as a criminal, but you mock him anyway, shouting; What kind of King are you?
Clearly, obsession can really make one think so irrationally that they forget the basic principles of humanity and they end up doing ridiculous things without usually realizing until after they have taken the wrong action. The lead character in “The Tell-Tale Heart”, had gone so crazy because of his obsession over his eyes, that he decided to take the old man’s life in a very cruel way. The old man had never harmed, insulted, or wronged him in any way, and rather they both cared about each other but “it wasn’t the man who vexed me [him], but the evil eye” . Gradually, he made up his mind to take the life of the old
Complete isolation is not the only contributing factor to Grendel’s savage raids and aggressive behavior. The label and detestation that he receives from the humans themselves prove this. Ironically, the society who dubbed Grendel “evil” is the same society that tormented him to the point of consuming humans. The reason that Grendel is even debated to be evil is because of the humans that showed him hatred and brutality. At their first meeting, Grendel narrates, “Darts like hot coals went through my legs and arms and I howled more loudly still,” (Gardner 27).
Friedrich Nietzsche, a prominent leader in the existentialist and postmodern movement, once stated, “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster.” Stereotypically, monsters are viewed as the foil to humanity, devoid of reason, compassion, and the gentle nature of humans. Contrary, humans are often portrayed as valiant and reasonable beings, who protect kin and society from evils. Nevertheless, there is only a small difference between the two sides, and they are brought into continued interaction with each other. In these interactions, by challenging the physical and psychological processes of human nature, “monsters” are able to test conventional understandings of humans, forcing them to choose between keeping
When he died he went down to the underworld as somewhat of a celebrity. However, all this fame and glory did not help Achilles cope with the grief and suffering of ruling the breathless dead, and he would rather live a humble, quiet life instead. Odysseus wants fame and glory, equal to Achilles, but he also wants to live with his family in Ithaca. We can infer that when Odysseus learned about the pain that comes with the underworld, he no longer desired such a level of
After realizing that his diabolical plan to torture Victor has now led to Victor’s own death, the creation pities himself on how he will never satiate his own desires for companionship. The creation perceives that although he crushed Victor’s hopes, he did not satisfy his own, thus causing the creation to view himself as an abhorred wretch. The creation tells Walton, “The completion of my demoniacal design became an insatiable passion... When I run over the frightful catalogue of my sins, I cannot believe that I am the same creature whose thoughts were once filled with the sublime and the transcendent visions of the beauty and the majesty of goodness... he could not sum up the hours and months of misery which I endured wasting in impotent passions”
He does not seem to care much when his own wife dies. At this point in the play he has “an inability or unwillingness to recognize the needs and feelings of others” (Mayo Clinic Staff). Macbeth cannot see that he does not deserve power nor has he accomplished anything great as king that would be deserving of such respect. He, however, seems to think otherwise. Macbeth believes he is “entitled” to this respect automatically.
Therefore, Kate Chopin focuses on the relationship between Calixta, the noble housewife, and Alcee, her old lover, by reuniting without anyone knowing, Calixta’s son and husband coming home to a happy wife and mother, and both of them not getting caught by cheating on their spouses. When Calixta and Alcee reunited together, they had did not have any care in the world, and it was risky that they could have been caught in the act. It is ironic when the thunder storm started right when Alcee showed up; however, the storm became stronger and that made him come inside Calixta’s house, and the woman sexuality was shown to be constraint as represented by the house chores Calixta performs. Chopin confirms the relationship between Calixta and Alcee’s unlawful experience together, but is not unaware of the dangers to which it may lead. Not only did Calixta commit adultery, but after it happened, her husband and son came home
As you read the play it isn't basic to connect Othello with such spellbinding words as vain, however he is in each feeling of the word. Othello loses his tempers effortlessly as a kid does when disappointed and Iago knew how to play with his unsteady personality that produced because of the idea of his wife is heating on him. Also, obviously that is of course a lie. All
Connecting her to her mother, dust follows her and keeps her from making the final decision to abandon Ireland. Moreover, the dust acts as the glue to hold Eveline, her mother and the promise together “as long as she [Eveline] could” (Joyce, 30). She is offered a means to escape her life, her family and her neighbourhood to live a happy life with Frank. In a sense, she is offered a new life versus a metaphorical death: a life in Ireland where she would return to the same old tasks of housekeeping and caring for the children. Additionally, she would be subjected to her abusive father and must probably endure his violent nature like her mother did.
‘Oh, look here! our mongoose is killing a snake!’ This is important because it shows rikki tikki tavi being brave and saving teddy from Karait the theme i thought of was rikki tikki being be brave, i chose this because throughout the story all rikki tikki has done was help them and brave. The theme of the fictional story Rikki-tikki-tavi by Rudyard Kipling is to be brave and have courage to protect the ones you love. Evidence Rikki’s character traits (pg.21).
Traumatic memories have been a subject of debate for the last century. The American Psychiatric Association defines trauma as “an event or events that involved actual or threatened death or serious injury, or a threat to the physical integrity of self or others.” The term “trauma theory” first appears in Cathy Caruth's Unclaimed Experience: Trauma , Narrative and History she explains that, “trauma is not locatable in the simple violent or original event in an individual's past, but rather in the way its very unassimilated nature — the way it was precisely not known in the first instance — returns to haunt the survivor later on (4)”. Bessel A. Van Der Kolk has observed that traumatic memories may be encoded differently than memories for ordinary