Both of the short stories are about revenge, murder and madness. The narrators of both the Tell-Tale Heart and the Cask of Amontillado have very different motives for committing the murder each of them commits. In The Tell-Tale Heart, the narrator is insane and his motive behind killing the old man is that he cannot stand the sight of the old man’s “vulture eye”. He is tempted to close the eye forever, and so he does this by murdering him. Whereas, in The Cask of Amontillado, the reason behind the murder is revenge, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.” Additionally, Montressor’s jealousy is another reason because of which he murders Fortunato.
It is obviously Hamlet’s uncertainty and fear about the afterlife that stops him from killing himself. The main source of Hamlet’s fear of death – frailty of human existence, perfectly illustrated in the graveyard scene when he saw the skill of Yorick, a man who was once his fathers’ jester and whom Hamlet was fond of. He witnesses the ultimate physical transition between life and death from this experience and hauntingly asking the lifeless bones ‘Where be your gibes now, your gambols, your songs, your flashes of merriment that were wont to set the table on a roar?” shows his fear of the absolute finality of death. What one does in life, even those as powerful as Julius Ceaser or Alexander the Great (Hamlet references
Mallard, Richards, Josephine, and Mr. Mallard. The story continues by allowing the readers to see that Mrs. Mallard’s inconsistent emotions ascend from her actions and reactions to Brently Mallard’s “death.” As the story comes to a conclusion, the readers are finally able to comprehend that the immediate development of strain on Mrs. Mallard’s heart, causes her to lose her newly found freedom. She loses her newly found freedom due to her heart condition which leads to heart failure. This heart failure ultimately ends up resulting in Mrs. Mallard’s death. The readers first believe that Mrs. Mallard seeing her husband at the door is the only cause of her death, but as the story continues to develop, the readers find out that Mrs. Mallard’s death can also be blamed on Josephine and Richards.
Even though in these two stories tackle different things the main character is obsessed over, the main idea of harming other peoples lives because of their strange obsession remains the same. 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
Throughout the play Macbeth, the relationship between Lady Macbeth and her spouse in not constant. Whereas Lady Macbeth is seen as more dominant in the beginning of the play, their roles are reversed after a murder. Due to the Macbeth’s desire for power within society, their marriage dynamic changes drastically. Although Lady Macbeth started as a power-hungry planner, she watches in dismay as her husband begins to kill multiple people whom he imagines diminish his power. Before the first prophecy Macbeth was a faithful soldier, but very passive.
Character Analysis of Elizabeth Proctor In the play, The Crucible, Elizabeth Proctor is the wife of John, who committed adultery with a 17 year old girl, Abigail Williams. Elizabeth is a dynamic character in the play, who changes her view on her husband’s wrongdoing when instead of blaming it all on him she takes some of the blame and says the some of her insecurities stopped her from believing in his love. Although she’s cold, Goody Proctor is a good wife to John, staying loyal through his trial and his imprisonment. Elizabeth is introduced to the audience in Act One when Abigail and her accomplices are talking about what they did in the forest and Betty Parris says, “You did, you did! You drank a charm to kill John Proctor’s wife!
For example, the old man’s eye. 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
His stubbornness and selfishness overcomes the love he has towards Juliet. His reaction was full of sadness and disappointment because she was his only child. It seemed that he had hope in her for future benefits and felt mostly sad about the wedding than her death.He said “Uncomfortable time, why camest thou now To murder, murder our solemnity?”. This refers to him saying that why couldnt death come another time instead of her wedding day so that he could be happy. He also said, “All things that we ordained festival Turn from their office to black funeral.Our instruments to melancholy bells,Our wedding cheer to a sad burial feast.” This clearly states that he is only worried about the wedding preparations and mentions the wedding several times which shows his attention is more on the wedding than it is on her death.
Edgar Allen Poe is trying to convince the readers that the main character feels guilty for killing the old man. There are many parts in the story where Poe wants the reader to understand that even though the main character seems foolish he still feels sorrow. That the theme of the story clearly gives as isolate because of the crime. The author depicted the theme by using the unnamed character. This is largely a study in human terror experienced on two levels, both depressing to observe.
Desdemona decides that she will sacrifice herself so that Othello learns his lesson, and can be the man she fell in love with again. Desdemona forgives Othello for his slander of her reputation, and lovingly accepts her death at his hands. Throughout the tragedy, Desdemona has given up everything for her husband, from her father’s love to her clean and respectable reputation, so giving up her life for him doesn’t seem as