After realizing the severity his plan to succeed the throne, Macbeth reveals his hesitancy towards killing King Duncan, and it is at that moment that he calls out to a “dagger of the mind” which symbolizes his guilt and temptation to carry out the evil deed (2. 1. 39). Inevitably, Macbeth’s desire for power outweighed his moral integrity, and he carries out the murder of King Duncan, beginning the slow spiral of his own demise mentally and physically. Shakespeare uses this apostrophe as a way to highlight the importance of the idea of murder and how easily its concept can be corrupted by greed.
Montresor ponders his act of revenge and with it, his plans for the murder of an acquaintance named Fortunato. Fortunato means “the fortunate one,” his reference in the first sentence the beginning of Poe’s unrivaled skill at macabre humor and twists in the mind of someone willing to commit murder. In this case, the murderer lures the reader in as Montresor makes clear his retribution will be carried out on the basis of an insult. Going into the Montresor family sepulcher, Montresor continues to hand Fortunato different wines in preperation for the legendary Amontillado. Therefore, Fortunato ends up plainly inebriated, and his monitor drops.
In the cask of Amontillado he said “The Cask of Amontillado start with a plan to kill to kill his master Fortunato. The Narrator states “I must not only punish, but punish with impunity” Poe, The cask of amontillado, 1846. Poe has a smart way of changing gothic tales of terror and mystery and mixing them with different variations by changing emphasis from surface suspense to a symbolic play in language and different meetings of a variation of words. This tactic used in the story makes him a unique and valuable one of a kind writer. The New York Times said” his vivid, surrealistic, often macabre tales…..were complemented by detective stories….. a genre he
Hamlet Final Essay William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, follows Prince Hamlet who has been tried with the troubling task of seeking revenge for his father’s death. The person that Hamlet must kill in order to achieve vengeance is his uncle, Claudius. Many have wondered why Hamlet hesitates to kill his uncle in order to complete his task and that is the topic of discussion within this essay. Probable explanations for Hamlet’s delay are: his desire to remain in touch with his religion and morals; his need to know the validity of Claudius’ guilt; and his personal indecisiveness and overthinking. The first probable reason for Hamlet’s delay in killing Claudius is that Hamlet wants to follow his religious beliefs and morals.
Temptation Ramifications In Stevenson's novella, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Jekyll gives Lanyon, his distant friend, a critical choice: he can take the potion Lanyon had helped him obtain or he can leave without any explanation. He says “will you be wise? Will you be guided?...or has the greed of curiosity too much commanded you...as you decide you shall be left …. neither richer nor wiser.” (40) Jekyll, in his creation of Hyde, gave into temptations yet he still refers to it as negative or “greedy”. Furthermore, the words “wise” is used twice in contradicting ways.
Hamlet's mischief appears in the script. This moment is important because, at this time, Hamlet realizes that he is now obliged to kill his uncle so that he can revenge his father's death. As we can see, after the play, Hamlet follows Claudius and decides to punish him in the more strict way instead of just kill him when he is praying, “Up sword, and know thou a more horrid hent. When he is drunk asleep, or in his rage, Or in th’ incestuous pleasure of his bed, At game, a-swearing, or about some act That has no relish of salvation in ’t—Then trip him, that his heels may kick at heaven, And that his soul may be as damned and black. As hell, whereto it goes.” (III.iii.
Othello is presented as a respectful and honorable prince loved by all, but unexpectedly he grows an enemy, Iago. Iago vows to get vengeance on Othello because Othello made Cassio his lieutenant instead of Iago. Iago then takes control of fate in the play as he diabolically invents a plan to manipulate Othello into believing that Desdeomona was having an affair with Cassio. Furthermore, Othello’s tragic flaw was that he was gullible, therefore eventhough Othello was infatuated with Desdemona he chose to believe in Iago’s lies about Desdemona’s “affair”. For example, throughout the entire play, Othello committed irrational actions voluntarily because he was overtaken by jealousy that Iago developed with lies.
This is what causes Hamlet to compromise his love for Ophelia, as she is stunned and disrespected by his attitude. Similarly, Claudius wanted to gain power, and uses his ambitious attitude to murder his brother, quickly marry his widow, and take the throne himself. Despite their similar nature the two men are driven by different goals. Claudius works to gain and keep power, while Hamlet is working to seek revenge for his father. However, Claudius continues to rule in his power, and dwell in his wronged achievements allowing himself to pursue his
Similarly to this Roger can appear as the villain of Lord of the Flies. In chapter eight through the barbaric murder of the sow it becomes evident that Roger is a deranged psychopath. One thing very interesting with this scene is the boys strong desires to hurt the sow. Golding states the boys, “wedded to her in lust.” Firstly, “lust,” suggests the boys had strong sexual desires to create suffering implying hunting is no longer for survival but instead for fun. Golding is reminding the audience that they are no longer boys and that their childhood innocence has been
In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the lust for revenge forces characters to appeal to their nature or their honor. After learning of his father’s death upon returning from Wittenberg, Hamlet dons the mask of madness and contemplates a means of exacting revenge against Claudius. While Hamlet ponders the ethereal consequences of murder and revenge, his constant self-reflection paralyzes him from taking action. On the other hand, Laertes, a loving brother and civil son, finds himself in the same situation as Hamlet: Laertes leaves for France only to return and discover that his father has been murdered. However, Laertes does not mirror Hamlet despite seeking justice for the same reasons.