In the beginning of the The Scarlet Ibis, the narrator is upset that his brother is abnormal; also, the narrator feels embarrassed. The narrator stated “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” (Hurst 485). This quotation shows the narrator’s disappointment and cruelty towards his brother. The narrator is very cruel because he is willing to kill his brother because he is disabled.
But we can see after he finds out about the truth, he is forced to act because of his morality beliefs. The battle in Hamlet’s tragedy occurs in a dynamic society that is created by opposing forces that contradict with each other and Hamlet is a philosophical prince who blames the court for impunity, injustice, and murder; and all of these problems prevents him from being a part of court’s social life and he becomes depressed. Hamlet’s deep depression effects on his behaviors until he even doesn’t act like prince and becomes mad. His madness effect on his judgment and makes him to become obsessed with the death; even he sees death as the only way to take revenge. We can see that Hamlet explores death in every facet of the play from many different angles and how he develops his definition of death from the materially to morality perspective.
As soon as Doodle is born the narrator shows a sense of disappointment and hatred towards his brother. 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.
The Narrator in some moments of the story can be as scared and nervous. Based on the story he says ¨ I am nervous: so i am,¨ and ¨So strange a noise as this excited me to uncontrollable terror,¨ this shows the reader his fear to killing the old
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.
Many say that your enemies define you; yet, I believe that what truly defines you is your way of thinking; your perspective of things and your philosophy. However, even when men try to establish order within their inner selves in the midst of a relentless chaos by building the foundations of their principals, they can sometimes clash with the welfare of others. Therefore, I would ponder the possibility of ending my life with dignity in the face of a terminal disease for the sake of my loved ones, even if it means a direct altercation with my psyche and my morality. Carl Jung’s archetypes explain that the psyche is fragmented in two, the Self and the Shadow, which must harmonically coexist; this component of Jungian psychology deeply relates to one’s inner conflict when in the face of a predicament, just like the one exposed previously. In truth, finding said balance is imperative and that is why I believe that no yielding to the illness would the be the better decision in accord to my principles.
Guy Montag, in Fahrenheit 451, portrays his downfall due to his obsession with books and as a result, he begins to live his life in uncertainty. He becomes unsure with his style of living as well as the society’s style of living. Eventually, his obsession for books causes him to lose his wife and his job. Likewise, Prince Hamlet, in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, has an obsession to avenge his father’s death by killing his uncle, Claudius. His obsession also leads to uncertainty and he ends up killing those around him.
The narrator expressed his adoration for the old man, however, he was so focused on the old man’s evil eye, and he believed that transmitting some kind of condemnation. This caused him to question his own insanity as well as giving him the idea to murder the old man. This quote stated by the narrator summarizes his reason why he murdered the old man, "Made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself
The protagonist in “The Tell-Tale Heart” is the narrator, he is “very dreadfully nervous”, paranoid, and mentally ill. He cannot cognizes whether what he sees is real or unreal. He seems to be lonely and friendless. Also, he is a murderer. In spite of the fact that the narrator loves the old man, he kills him because he afraid of his blue “evil eye”.
Macbeth is trying to win the thrown, which leads him to make very unethical decisions. House, on the other hand, thinks hard about every situation and thinks about the outcomes in his head so he can make the best decision for his patients. Each character must make many decisions, but some of them do not always think them through. In
The man awaiting his death started to go insane. He was physically handicapped by the rope tied around him (Great Books). This short story exposed the true anxiety and emotional stress of death. It symbolized how people are afraid of death. The story was dark because a man was literally looking death straight in the eyes.
“The Tell-Tale Heart” is a popular short story written by Edgar Allen Poe in the mid 1800’s. The story highlights two main characters, a narrator and an old man. The narrator of the story does not like the old man’s creepy eye. As a result, the narrator decides it is time to murder the old man. After the narrator murders him, he begins trying to cover up the crime.
Rather than writing a story of love, Edgar Allan Poe took a heart, typically a symbol of love, and created “The Tell-Tale Heart”, a twisted and dark story of a heart with ever-changing moods. First, the text says “It took me an hour to place my whole head within the opening. . .” (79). It also says, “Upon the eighth night, I was more than usually cautious in opening the door” (79). With these two quotes, the author of the story creates a mood of anxiety by describing how cautiously the narrator put his head through the door.