Not only that, out of anger and revenge, Madame Defarge saw no wrong in “that an innocent man was to die for the sins of his forefathers; she saw, not [Darnay], but [the Evremonde brothers]” (376). Madame Defarge tries to condemn Charles Darnay for the sins of his fathers. Even though Darnay did nothing wrong and was not like his ancestors, Madame Defarge throws him in jail and successfully condemns him to die the next day. Charles Darnay tried to live a life apart from his ancestors, but he ends up having to pay for the wrongs that they have done. Madame Defarge is abusing her power to oppress
He was unable to see through the fake letters that are supposedly written by the people of Rome, but in reality are being written as a scam from Cassius. Brutus interpreted these letters as a protest against Caesar. He believed the people of Rome were telling him their desires through this letter, he tries to resolve this by listening to the societies challenge to “speak, strike, redress” (II.i.47). Reading these letters from “random citizens” it is what finally pushes him over the edge. The people of Rome along with the conspirators convinced him to kill his former friend, Caesar.
Leading up to this speech, many French citizens believed that Robespierre was working to become the French dictator. Robespierre dismissed these opinions in his speech by not only denying them, but by killing those who thought so. (Andress 110-111). Though he held great power in the French National Committee, Robespierre never ruled France. Instead, there were people on the National Committee with him who helped contribute to the Reign of Terror (Linton).
What is the value of revenge if you get punished at the end for what you did ? Many people use the term “an eye for eye, a tooth for tooth, hand for hand, and foot for foot.” as a way to justify revenge. Most post-consequences aren’t just the death penalty or getting put into jail. An example is from “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet”, Romeo killed Tybalt because Tybalt had killed Mercutio beforehand , this lead to Prince ordering the banishment of Romeo from Verona . “Immediately we do exile him hence.
The guillotine, which is widely recognized as the main form of execution utilized during the French revolution, at first glance symbolizes only anarchy, hatred, and murder. However, through a carefully executed plot line, Charles Dickens used the guillotine to save one character’s reputation. The author develops Sidney Carton, the selfish drunk without a care in the world, into a noble, loving character. In the end, the guillotine is used to bring Carton to his demise, but this in turn saves Lucie and Darnay. Through his act of self-sacrifice, Carton absolves his crude past and gains respect from readers.
The conspirators thought that the plebeians would understand their motives, but, instead,“the city was in shock, and people became increasingly more hostile” after the assassination (Wasson). The commoners sided with Anthony and Octavian, ignoring the lack of justifications that the conspirators and Brutus provided. They were angry that their beloved king had been assassinated by the senators who were supposed to be working and supporting him. The author of The Assassination of Julius Caesar. A People’s History of Ancient Rome and political scientist, Michael Parenti, stated that Caesar’s assassination “marked a turning point in the history of Rome.
Unfortunately, instead of going to Caesar and discussing their concerns with him; they decide to end his life. Therefore, Brutus is a betrayer, for conspiring to kill his own friend. One of Brutus’s motivations for killing Caesar is that he believes it is what is best for Rome: “It must be by his death, and for my part I know no personal cause to spurn at him but for the general.” The group of conspirators all believes that Caesar’s ambition puts Rome in danger of becoming a monarchy. Therefore, they would become slaves to Julius Caesar. When Brutus is considering killing Caesar he says, “To be honest, I’ve never known Caesar to let his emotions get the better of his reason” and “our quarrel is with his future behavior, not what he does now.” In conclusion, Brutus’s concerns of Caesar becoming too powerful are invalid because he has not shown signs of becoming that type of ruler.
Similarly, prince Hamlet sought revenge by trying to murder Claudius for killing his father. Furthermore, Kennedy’s revenge is exposing the press to the people by telling them about their secrets and injustice. All three characters, however, demonstrate that seeking revenge does not cause justice in society. In fact, it causes more destruction fear. Third point
The tragedy is filled with dramatic ironies due to Oedipus’ ambition in finding King Laius’s murderer. As Oedipus was addressing the people of Thebes about the consequences that will follow the murderer, “Be driven from every house, being, as he is, corruption itself to us”(Sophocles 227-228). The dramatic irony is that Oedipus is the murderer himself but he does not know it yet, so the proclamation that he said should be applied to him. Alternatively, Tiresias replied to Oedipus after he insulted him for being “sightless” and “ senseless” and said, “There is no one here who will not curse you soon, as you curse me.” Tiresias said this because even though he is blind he can still see the truth of who the true murderer is. Therefore soon the people of Thebes will start to cursing Oedipus once they find out he was the reason behind the
The ghost told Hamlet about how he was murdered by Claudius. The ghost told hamlet how he was going to get revenge. He wanted to torment Claudius and then kill him. Even after the king died he is still greedy trying to get revenge. This shows even though the king is dead or someone is dead they will still try and get revenge because they are greedy and don't want to give up their belongings or title.
People created change by revolting against the power who enslaved them. The Haitians created change by rising against their captors based on the text. With that revolution, the French had lost money from the war that they were fighting and had to make some tough decisions. According to the text, the Haitians revolted against the French, and because of that, the French lost money because Haiti was the wealthiest colony of the French. The European wars also made France lose money because their numbers were falling and they needed it.
The Most important events happened in London, England and Paris, France (1775-1790). A major event that happened in London, England was the bad court system that they had. It shows how bad the court system is by how they charged Charles Darnay with treason. Treason is when you betray your own country and/or when you try to kill someone from that country. The public assumed that he’s felonious of betraying the country so Darnay goes on trial to show that he’s not guilty.
After aiding the Americans against the British, France was in financial ruins. The corrupt tax and class system only served to increase tensions between the different estates. Poor leadership and a lack of representation in the government led to civil unrest. Above all else, the ideals of the Enlightenment propagated throughout the middle class and resonated with their issues. All of these ideas were embodied in the Enlightenment ideals, and the Third Estate soon realized that they had a right to representation within the government.
In the story ¨The Cask of Amontillado¨ by Edgar Allan Poe is a powerful story about revenge that takes readers into the mind of a murderer. Montresor is a perfect example of an unreliable narrator because he was capable of burying Fortunato into a vault. He vows revenge on Fortunato for an insult. He can’t be trusted, even if he’d be lying about Fortunato’s death. Fortunato´s name means ¨fortunate¨ which in reality, he didn 't really turn out that way.