For example Oedipus says, “ For whoever he was who killed that man would as soon kill me with that same violent hand.” although he is the killer. Another example of irony is when Oedipus declares no one is allowed to speak to the person responsible for the curse of thebes, he says “ I decree no one shall receive him or speak to him nor make him partner in prayers to the gods or sacrifices.” although he is the one who brought the curse upon them. The use of Symbolism brought the forth the key to Oedipus figuring out his identity. The scars on his feet highlight he has been in pain since birth. It also emphasizes his ignorance ,since the scars are the keys to figuring out his identity.
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
He is portrayed as a mastermind in the cold-blooded killing of the Clutters family, a man with little respect for the lives of others, which can be seen through Dick’s expression before the murder of the Clutters when he converses Perry, “We’re gonna go in there and splatter those walls with hair” (Capote 234). This sudden tone shift enables Capote to depict Dick as a cruel and immoral character. Dick’s lack of empathy and concern for other people beside himself allow him to commit crimes without remorse, which is in contrast to Perry’s moral contemplation after each bad actions they committed. Moreover, Dick is represented as the true criminal with evident motives in murdering the Clutters, while Perry is seen as a vulnerable victim who depends on Dick for validation and acceptance, something in which Dick happily provides in order to manipulate Perry, as Capote writes, “Dick became convinced that Perry was that rarity, ‘a natural born killer,’—absolutely sane but conscienceless, and capable of dealing with or without motive, the coldest-blooded deathblows. It was Dick's theory that such a gift could, under his supervision, be profitably exploited” (Capote 205).
When he pondered about the tragic event, he recalls “the worst part, “was the smell” (139). Constantly, Norman graphic, vivid memories of how “Kiowa disappeared under the waste and water” (143), and how he felt being dragged down with him. In his mind he could had saved his life. Therefore; all that guilt and shame led Norman to hang himself. The irony that lays in his story is how he earned all these medals and ribbons that represented bravery.
In the excerpt for Night by Elie Wiesel, Elie was in disbelief of what his God let happen but he tried to live with it even though he could never forget it. In the passage he says, “Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust.” Elie mentions his God being murdered because he could not believe his God let all of this happen, let all of those people die. The narrator’s choice of the word “murdered” in that sentence helps show the reader how horrified the author was. Elie’s purpose of the message he was trying to convey was traumatized he was about the people being murdered left and right, and his God was letting it happen.
These sailors have to endure huge emotional duress as their vessel is destroyed and friends are killed. In his song, the broken boat Buckley references is an allusion to the sailor’s wrecked ships and is symbolic to losses that men today face. As such, the reader feels sorry for men who have suffered significant losses by interacting with dangerous women. In another song, Miss May I states that “One night can break a man for eternity” (Miss May I). In this statement, it is alluded to that a deadly woman, such as a Siren, can destroy a man’s spirit in just a few moments.
The creature in Frankenstein once said “This death will carry despair to him, and a thousand other miseries shall torment him”. The creature started of trying to be friends with humans until all they did was try to kill him so now he seeks vengeance. this coincides with locke's theory by showing how he came in the world a blank slate, but the hatred from the humans turned him evil. The creature also said “My spirit will sleep in peace,or if it thinks, it will not surely think thus, Farewell”. the creature killed his creator and now he feels bad for taking away life from the one who gave him life, so he decides to kill himself.
Each section describes a new stage in the process. The first section shows the crime done by an ancient mariner and from section two his sufferings began and it continue through the last section. The ancient mariner killed a hundred Albatross, which was first hailed as a ‘Christian soul in God’s name’. He killed it without any specific reason. The killing of the Albatross is significant of a cruel act against the deep sanctity of the laws of nature and also humanity.
As a child, the speaker did not truly recognize the beauty in nature. Returning to the Abbey, he has matured and has a deeper connection to nature. Wordsworth’s style the poem in blank verse that creates the flow of the poem to progress in the speaker’s change in mood. The portrayal of nature communicates the emotions of joy and bittersweet through imagery and diction. The poem encompasses the romantic movement from his experience at the abbey.
George Orwell says, “but till that moment I had never realized what it means to destroy a healthy, conscious man. When I saw the prisoner step aside to avoid the puddle, I saw the mystery, the unspeakable wrongness, of cutting a life short when it is in full tide.” It is obvious that the tone he is trying to set here is anger because he is beginning to get upset about taking a perfectly healthy man’s life away. Furthermore, Orwell continues to express his tone when the prisoner begins to cry for his god just as he is about to get hanged. The superintendent takes a long time to give the order to hang the prisoner. Orwell states, “the same thought was in all our minds: oh, kill him quickly, get it over, stop that abominable noise!” Orwell is showing that he is beginning to pity the prisoner again giving a sorrowful tone and
After witnessing the horrific act, Wiesel said “the soup tasted of corpses” (Wiesel 62).Wiesel and the other prisoners could not believe their God would let such a thing happen. The called the young boy a “sad eyed angel” and even the Gestapo were disturbed by executing him (Wiesel 61). Wiesel and the other prisoners saw this as the death of God, and of humanity. If the Nazi’s could execute a child, they would have no mercy for
An indefinite number of men became numb to the deaths of their comrades, and yet secretly desired to die and bring a conclusion to their misery. Over all, this story allows us to observe changes within the mentalities of army officers. First, the trauma of living in a war zone can add a significant amount of intangible weight into someone’s life. In “The Things They Carried,” we discover that Cross’s men “carried all the emotional baggage of men who might die (443).” Given that the majority of humans have experienced some form of trauma, we can understand how some men were driven to suicide and others into
He claims that Prince Jones’ life is a vessel, carrying every component that made his life meaningful. Unfortunately, his life was immediately taken away by a fatal murder that raised Jones’ essence back to heaven. Giving this account to his son meant that Coates wanted him to understand that his own race is unjustly targeted as violent beings. The fact that one of his valued friends was murdered because one white individual claimed that he felt endangered in his presence was repulsive towards Coates. This memory scorned his perception of reality of society in that he repeatedly reasoned himself that they have a negative perception towards black
Quiet Kill He was astounded at how far the ripples of the past had extended into the present and at how Coz remained consistently inconsistent. In one last desperate attempt, to topple the barrel and at righting the ship, Wormwood yelled, “First of all, I’ve been called worse things by better people. Second, first chance I get, gonna cut your guts out then slice your throat. You think I’m joking, just you wait. If I were you, I’d sleep with one eye open jack.” It was obvious losing was a crushing, devastating blow.