His conscience still guilty from the murder he had committed. This feeling of guilt showing that Macbeth still had morals, as he did truly doubt the murder plan and had begun to have second thoughts on it. But even though he still felt guilt his power hungry ambition for absolute power was greater. He had even turned against his loyal partner, Banquo, as he was predicted to be the father of a long line of kings. Macbeth growing fear of losing power took over him and he sent murderers to kill Banquo and his son.
To have this impressed onto one's mind certainly would make them go a little mad. No matter what would happen to them, this image would haunt them forever. Seeing all of these people die would also make them think more about themselves and making sure this didn’t happen to them. On page 5 Kiowa says, “Come on, man, talk,” and later says, “Talk.” This is another demonstration of the impressions on a soldier’s mind. He tried to convince himself that this man wasn’t dead and it only made him frustrated which would make his savagery
He knows what is right and wrong but one example has been haunting him in his life. Now in a Puritan society, sin had to have been confessed publicly and they must bear their shame. This however goes against what the Word actually says and this is what created Arthur Dimmesdale as a character. He most likely has already repented to God but his guilt will not leave until he confesses it to his congregation and it leads him to other “ways” of repentance. Being reminded of his guilt 24/7 causes his his health to deteriorate to the point of death, possibly alluding to the fact that the wages of sin are death.
This allows the reader to let their mind wander to what exactly about the eye made him so upset, leaving them suspenseful. The dull part of the story was presented by the actual killing of the man and the precautions the narrator took in order to get away with it(up until he admitted it). All in all, after the reading of “The Tell-Tale Heart”, it is safe to say most readers will be left with an unsettling feeling and many
OMAM At the end of the book Lennie killed curly’s wife, by snapping her neck. All because he wanted her to be quite. He didn’t mean to, he just didn’t know his own strength because of his mental illness it keeps him from knowing reality. So I think George shouldn’t have killed him. George shouldn’t have killed Lennie, because there could have been another solution to what he did.
One of the first signs of the narrator's feelings is in the third paragraph when he says “It was bad enough having an invalid brother, but having one who possibly was not all there was unbearable, so I began to make plans to kill him by smothering him with a pillow.” This shows that the narrator was disappointed and horrified of having a brother who would not be all there. It also shows that he was so embarrassed by his brother that he would even kill his brother so he wouldn't be embarrassed. Another excerpt from the story that shows or helps develop the theme is in the
Because I cannot have another in my life!...How may I live without my name?” John Proctor's exclaims “That he cries of his whole soul” But he is willing to confess to a few officials, but he is not willing to append his name publicly to this false confession. His reputation is so important to him that he chooses death by hanging instead. Elizabeth Proctor is the epitome of the quote “Cold hands, warm heart.” Although she may not have provided a warm home-life for her husband. John Proctor, she remains good, moral, and composed throughout the novel. However it is these qualities that leads to the annihilation of her exceptional reputation when she is unknowingly put to a test that will determine not only her own fate, but also the future of John, and many others who have been accused of witchcraft It had been predetermined by John.
The main character makes many decisions in this story that he ends up regretting once it comes back to bite him. He is with his friends and showing off, trying to be tough, but when it comes down to it he cannot handle the repercussions of his actions. “I contemplated suicide, wondering if I’d need bridgework, scraped the recesses of my brain for some sort of excuse to give my parents. . .” (Boyle 534).
Beatty is puzzled and troubled by the fact that he can not make sense of the literature, and for this reason he wants to die. By killing him, Montag frees Beatty from the shackles of knowledge and allows him to move on into an ignorant and peaceful state of mind. Montag may have only burned Beatty because he was an obstacle, but the repercussions of this event makes it a renewing use of fire. Beatty is released from his life filled with burden, which is what makes this positive. Not only is Beatty’s death an example of this side of fire’s duality, but Montag and the rest of the firemen watching the woman set her house and self on fire is also an example of renewal.
When his father died, he is in a deep depression, in which he even considers suicide, wishing that his “too too solid flesh would melt”. However, what makes him different from Zhuangzi is that he has a fear of death at the same time. Apart from his fearfulness of spiritual awe because of suicide, he is always in a strange position of both wishing for death and fearing it intensely. In one of Hamlets most thought provoking reflections on death, he concludes that fear is what holds back people from committing suicide, and those who can kill themselves must no longer be afraid of death, and do so to escape the utter in life. It is obviously Hamlet’s uncertainty and fear about the afterlife that stops him from killing himself.