There’s something to be said about good intentions, but good intentions don’t do anything if your actions are bad. Looking at it Teiresias’s way, it would almost be better if you did it on purpose, because then you would be halfway done with his steps. All you would have to do is “repair the evil.” But it’s not like that. In the courts, motive in a murder is a big factor in deciding your sentence. If it was an accident, the punishment is better than if it was planned.
Although it can be argued that Kreon’s end goal of not wanting “criminals [to] exceed good men in honor” (Sophocles 29) were morally justified, however Kreon’s means of achieving his just goal, is what made him step into the unjust. It can be seen
Countless times, Ender does something horrible, but is forgiven for it. Card works hard to generate copious amounts of pity and empathy for Ender throughout the beginning of the book, and then proceeds to reveal what Ender has actually been doing throughout the story. That’s okay though, because Ender is actually innocent and the victim. The entire plot consists of Ender is unknowingly committing murder, abuse, and
No emotion is brought out except for evil. A depressing explanation is brought out of the offenders. They make Patty hate her life, and makes her question if she deserves what had happened. As the color grey and black take all the energy out of color, the offenders take out the energy from
However, motive is used lightly and loosely in this sense. From “American Psycho”, there is no clear cut reason behind his killings, but many are due to the fact that the people around him cause his feelings of insecurity and inadequacy to arise. They make fun of his strange demeanor and call him many names; his lawyer, after being caught for killing an old lady outside of an ATM, refers to him as “a brown-nosing goody-goody”, and many people outside of his select few group of friends refer to him as “yuppie trash” (American Psycho). This causes more mental instability and gives an easier path into the realm of psychosis. In The Tell-Tale Heart, the narrator specifically states, “Object there was none.
Danforth understands Hale’s reasoning, but persist that “there will be no postponement(). This is because Danforth feels that if he is lenient with his decisions, it looks as though he is weak and being unfair to the rest who did not get postponed. Since Danforth has authority over the rest of the court, John Proctor is later executed due to Danforth signature. Additionally, he uses the number of cases he has had in court and the amount he has put in jail as a number to hold over peoples heads. The number Danforth claims is a point of trying to scare those who may being lying and show that Danforth is merciless.
The importance of this conversation is emphasized by the diction used to create significant meaning, the supporting of themes presented throughout the novella, and the details regarding arising conflicts throughout the novella. To begin, diction
Furthermore, the symbol would make make you think the old man or death is up to something mischievous with the evil grin he has. The qualities in the symbol other people and i would see is something evil and mysterios; i think could remind you of a evil person, like a smart devious killer who would set up their victim to death. My work would relate to the real world by representing something like karma. In lines (-) the rioters were being mean and awful to the old man, then they died, coincidence? I think it’s most likely because of their attitudes that lead them to
There are several ways the narrator himself is actually proving he is insane. The narrator is quite the character, being cold hearted and killing an innocent man. One reason that the narrator shows his insane side is the fact he is accusing the readers that they say he is “mad” for no apparent reason. The narrator begins the story with saying “but why will you say that I am mad?” (line 2). Throughout the text he continues to repeat his madness.
Iago affects the characters’ lives in a negative way by his honest reputation, his ability to “read” people, and how he “proves” to be Loyal. Iago’s honest reputation and his two-faced personality ensnares the protagonists into his plan. Initially he gets the character to think that he is generally honest and then builds that small reputation up to a bigger one so then he can spill out lies to trick them. He seems to be honest through his actions when he is in view of the character. When Iago informs certain characters that he knows have fallen into his trap, the characters will not doubt what he has to say.