He is an escaped criminal who comes across the family from A Good Man is Hard to Find. Because the grandmother recognizes him, he shoots them all. He seems initially to be just a two-dimensional “baddie” character. But it is discovered that he has some sort of mental disorder, which severely affects his actions and his memory of the crimes that he commits. While conversing with the Grandmother, he says, “I forgot what I done, lady.
He continually tells his mother throughout the movie that he will protect her, but as he sees things turning for the worst he asks if she will also protect him as well. Their pact is put to the test when she encounters the Babadook and it takes over her body. After killing the dog, Amelia turns on her son and comes to kill him, but Sam prepared for just this. She burst in the room and once he realizes that she is no longer his mother he starts his attack. He shoots her with his dart shooter and then hits her with the catapult launcher.
Ironically, the rest of the Bundren family deems Darl insane and has workers from a sanitarium take him away from the middle of town shortly after Addie’s burial. After facing the difficulties of the journey to Jefferson, the Bundrens remain unified at the end of the novel. When Anse gets his new teeth, he immediately remarries and introduces his children to the new Mrs. Bundren. Perhaps from their own understanding of selfishness, the children are able to accept their father’s actions. Through the Bundrens in As I Lay Dying, Faulkner explores the complexities of human beings and their relationships with one another and demonstrates that each member of a family is, after all, only human.
Mel her husband disagrees with her, and she says that “But he loved me. In his own way maybe, but he loved me. There was love there, Mel. Don’t say there wasn’t” (Carver 171).
Dick had told Floyd about that plan of robbery and killing all the witnesses in the Clutter’s house but Floyd thought that was just a lie. Yet, it actually happened. That small talk from Floyd eventually caused 4 people’s death. The death ended all the future dreams that were planned with Nancy and her friend, Susan.
Tom lied to George as well in order to keep his affair secret. He then ends up saving himself and killing Gatsby by blaming Myrtle 's death on Gatsby in the quote, ”He ran over Myrtle like you 'd run over a dog and never even stopped his car" (178). He explains this here, “There was nothing I could say, except the one unutterable fact that it wasn 't true” (178). Over time, the consequences begin to take effect on George and his mental health goes downhill due to the shadieness of the upper class. He goes as far as locking his wife up in a closet, “‘I 've got my wife locked in up there,’”
The tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet are mainly the fault oh Juliet herself. Although several other factors play a role, ultimately Juliet has to take responsibility for her own actions. Her parents are unreasonable for perpetuating the feud between the families and for trying to force Juliet to marry a man she didn’t love. Romeo was immature and hot headed and got himself banished from Verona for killing Tybalt.
Perhaps your reputation is destroyed or maybe a lifetime of utter loneliness has taken its toll on you, is it any excuse for murder? In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Mayella Ewell’s isolation leads her to fall for and advance on Tom Robinson, which results in her father, Bob Ewell seeing this as an opportunity to accuse Tom of raping his daughter and forcing her to lie in court. This false accusation can lead to a death penalty and Tom who is at a clear disadvantage due to his race doesn’t stand a chance. In the article written by Studs Terkel, American Dreams: Lost and Found, it reiterates the idea that our life experiences take part of who we are and partly shape us, but it is mainly up to ourselves to choose who we are. Three prominent themes in To Kill a Mockingbird are lost honor, loneliness as destruction, and will to survive.
Faulkner’s story demonstrates totally different plot: there is an own main character, her mental disorder and its consequences for the society. In the case of Emily Grierson the problem appeared to be in the inherited disorder, as “people in our town, remembering how old lady Wyatt, her great-aunt, had gone completely crazy at last” (Faulkner 4); and the citizens’ attitude. Miss Emily felt a pressure from people because of own origins and behavior; and these conditions finally made her to kill Homer Barron, an only potential opportunity for marriage after her father’s death. After the crime Miss Emily was not able to get rid of the body and continued to live with it until her own death. It looked like Baron became the only victim of the character’s madness here.
In the successful novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, the character, Mayella Ewell, is portrayed as a victim and villain. She is a complex character who can be viewed as a lonely victim of poverty and neglect. She is also a 19 year old adult who falsely accused a man of a crime he didn’t commit. A victim is a person who feels powerless, needs lots of attention, and is passive. A villain is one who is trying to accomplish a mission, acting on personal desires, and is hiding something.