He often contemplates suicide in the events following his father’s funeral; most famously in his “to be or not to be” monologue. In the beginning of the book he says “”. The first of many times he verbally admits to considering suicide to escape his pain. Then before talking to Ophelia he gives his “to be or not to be” monologue where he contemplates suicide again. Then at the end when Hamlet accepts Laertes’s challenge to battle, Horatio warns Hamlet that it may be a trap, but Hamlet decides to go anyway.
Do people embrace death and live every moment to the fullest until it is their time to go? One man, Dudley Clendinen, a writer for the New York Times, did just that. His article is about his intentions to end his own life at the young age of 66 rather than having his daughter and friends watch him die a laborious and excruciating death. The context of his article is to inform his readers of why he would rather die with some dignity rather than being hooked up to machines and letting his loved ones watch him deteriorate slowly. In the article “The Good Short Life,” Dudley Clendinen gives his rational for wanting to take his life.
He tires his hardest to come up with evidence to support himself against death. In line nine through thirteen we see him trying to distract himself from the idea of death coming, he states, “To begin with, they are at least twenty-three years older than us…” After the word “us” he uses a hyphen helping farther himself from the elderly couple. It also represents a break that he needs to take to re-evaluate his evidence against death, but he realizes that his proof is not worthy. In line eighteen through twenty-two he tries to find justification but at this point he knows his argument is not getting anywhere. He says, “it’s just—in the hospital that’s them and we are simply the ones who send them a soberly attractive card…” The hyphen used between just and in, gives a tone of frustration, he seems ready to give up because he knows that he has no refutation to what he has to say.
After Laurana ask Rosello about the man Sciascia writes, “Abruptly [Rosello] stiffened, and his eyes grew hard and cold. ‘Why do you ask?’… [Rosello] went off, a bit flushed in the face and without shaking hands.” Sciascia (96-97). This is the first clue for audience and Laurana that he might be heading to the afterlife. The lawyer is noted to avoid Laurana every chance he gets. For the audience this is dramatic irony as the audience know that Rosello is going to kill Laurana, but Laurana thinks he has stayed out of sight enough and will be fine.
“Kane, writing at his desk writes Last Will and Testament” (Connell 325). This shows how Kane is starting to believe that he won’t make it out alive, so he decides to write a will just in case anything happens to him. Just like Will, Rainsford also started to believe that he would get killed. While running away from General Zaroff, Rainsford was debating on what his next move would be. Either way, he knew he was postponing the inevitable, which meant his death.
First, I will start out with things that Francis Coppola, and S.E. Hilton both had in their stories. One of the major things that was the same was the outcome of both the movie and the book. Johnny still dies and Dally goes into such a rage that he ends up getting himself killed. Johnny tried to give Dally a message but it was to late so Ponyboy decided to write a book about was happend as a way to remember Dally.
Bell loses his identity after the event but is shown when he promises himself to save Moss. After Moss’ death, Bell feels defeated and recalls to the time he left his comrades dead on the battlefield and he just left. But after Chigurh flees and the mexican hitman is gone, Bell learns that fate cannot be changed and nothing can be done about it. Later on when Bell retires from sheriff, he then fully regains his identity after thinking about the tragedy in the war and realizing that he must live with it and just accept fate. Through Bell and Moss’ struggles and the ability to conquer them, Northrop Frye 's theory of literature is present in No Country for Old Men.
Although it doesn’t sound like a sacrifice, it is. George had to kill Lennie to avoid being confronted by Curley and Carlson, who were both set on killing Lennie themselves. George knows that when he kills Lennie that he and Lennie will finally be at peace, when he quotes on page 106, “No Lennie, look down there acrost the river, like you can almost see the place.” This shows how George knows that when Lennie dies, he will live on in the peaceful place that he and George had imagined. George had to sacrifice Lennie for his own well being, and it was definitely not an easy thing to do, especially considering everything they had been through. Life isn’t always fair for people.
The endings are cliffhangers, considering that we do not know what happens to the other characters in the story after the main characters are dead. In the Interlopers, we are left with the question; What happened to the men that went out with both Ulrich and Georg? On the other hand, in The Story of An Hour, we can come up with the question; How does Brently Mallard react to his wife's death and how do the other characters react? These effects make the story more suspenseful, and it really does make you
Now, there is no direct quote from Capote discussing his view on this issue, but it can be reasonably inferred by the quote’s presence in the novel that he would argue each citizen to think about how and why the death sentence is actually used. Capote himself would most likely not agree with this stance, but it seems to be the way it is. The innocent men and women of the town were baffled and torn by the scene of the gruesome murder, and they needed a relief, which in this case, was the death of Perry and Dick. Clearly, the death penalty can be used as a way to comfort the people in a time of distress. In In Cold Blood, Truman Capote conveys the message that the death penalty can be used wrongly and unjustly.