From murder to greed Shakespeare’s Macbeth portrays a story of how one’s flaws can transform into a person’s way of thinking and acting. Throughout the play, Lady Macbeth changes from a cold-hearted, greedy, shell of a human body into a guilt ridden woman. Her selfish desires met with ambition and a want for power pushed her into driving Macbeth to kill Duncan. Both Lady Macbeth and Macbeth become very guilty because of the crime they have committed.
In the play, Medea, by Euripides, Medea seeks revenge upon her unfaithful lover, Jason. She goes so far that in the process she poisons his new bride and murders the children of her own blood. Throughout the story Medea is characterized as an evil woman who is vengeful, deceitful, and insane. The characterization of Medea reveals that once a person decides on vengeance there is no stopping the devastation that follows.
Later in the story, Wilson’s wife was hit by a Gatsby’s car. While Daisy was the one driving, Gatsby said he was to protect her because he loved her. Wilson’s anger led to this situation, “It was after we started with Gatsby toward the house that the gardener saw Wilson’s body a little way off in the grass, and the holocaust was complete” (Fitzgerald 162). George Wilson killed Gatsby and then himself. Gatsby took the blame for hitting Myrtle so that Daisy would not get in trouble.
She was clearly unhappy with her husband, so she decided to have an affair with Tom Buchanan. She is an extremely jealous mistress and it becomes apparent to George that she has been cheating. He locks her away in their apartment above their garage. When she sees a car that she believes belongs to Tom, “she rushed out into the dusk, waving her hands and shouting” and she was immediately killed (7). This causes George to seek revenge on the owner of the car, whom he believes his wife was cheating on him with.
A Guilty Conscience: How Guilt Drives the Powerful to Insanity Guilt is the cause of the destruction of many, particularly in Shakespeare’s Tragedy of Macbeth. As Macbeth and Lady Macbeth continue to murder for the sake of power, they embark on opposite journeys but their guilt ultimately drives them both to insanity. Macbeth goes from being driven mad with guilt, to his instability causing him to murder recklessly. His wife goes from expressing no compassion or guilt to her guilt overcoming her and driving her to madness.
That’s nice,’ and he stroked harder … She jerked sideways, and Lennie’s fingers closed on her hair and hung on... And then she was still, for Lennie had broken her neck… For a second he was bewildered. And then he whispered in fright, ‘I done a bad thing’”
So although Macbeth was killed by rebels, Lady Macbeth has ultimate responsibility for his death. Lady Macbeth is responsible for killing her husband because she pressured him into the killing of others, which ended up getting him killed. As soon as Lady Macbeth found out she was becoming wife to the Thane of Cawdor, all she wanted was more power. Lady Macbeth applied pressure on Macbeth In Act 1 Scene 7 Lines 38-41 by saying, “. .
“The Crucible” is a novel by Arthur Miller that focuses on what fear and ignorance can do in society. This book is a tragic tale in which the other woman, Abigail Williams, seeks vengeance when her lover, John Proctor, turns from her and back to his wife, Elizabeth. Abigail is the most responsible for the deaths that occurred during this time because she was the ringleader of all the young girls during this witchcraft escapade. Although she is guilty for these crimes, she does not feel remorse for it, except perhaps her lover getting caught in the crossfire. Reverend John Hale, the self proclaimed witch expert, feels the most guilt due to the fact that he was the one who signed off on the death warrants.
In Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Daisy is portrayed as a modern woman; she is sophisticated, careless and beautifully shallow. Daisy knows who she is, and what it takes for her to be able to keep the lifestyle she grew up in, and this adds to her carelessness and her feigned interest in life. In all, Daisy is a woman who will not sacrifice material desires or comfort for love or for others, and her character is politely cruel in this way. Daisy’s main strength, which buoyed her throughout her youth and when she was in Louisville, is her ability to know what was expected of her and feign cluelessness.
Explore the view Gatsby is to be pitied rather than admired Fitzgerald narrates ‘The Great Gatsby’ through the character of Nick Carraway, told ‘after two years’ of the tragedy’s occurrence. Throughout the novel he experiences both pride and distrust of Gatsby and so despite his promise to ‘reserve all judgements’, he is inevitably bias towards his friend. The novel opens with these conflicting feelings towards Gatsby as Nick shows him as pitiful, ‘it was what preyed on him’ and admirable with his ‘extraordinary gift for hope’. Gatsby is portrayed as both a victim and a man of brilliant aspirations.
Gatsby’s quest is Daisy, the woman that he is willing to sacrifice everything he would even lie and do bad things just to be with her. I don’t think his quest is consider as a Noble, because he is basically trying so hard to get this woman that he thinks his in love with but Daisy is married to another man. Trying to take another man’s wife is not a noble. Gatsby think his in love with her, he think Daisy as a perfect woman when in reality she isn’t really the person he wishes she was. His method achieving his goals are surely not noble either.