He even brands himself with the letter A, a mark of his sins that he is only willing to reveal to himself until the end of the novel. He “stood on the verge of lunacy” (135), tortured by both himself and by Chillingworth. Even when he finally reveals his sin, he dies right after, admitting his cowardice in that he would rather die than experience public shame. He may have lived an easier life had he revealed his secret, but he was too focused on upholding his current moral righteousness that he could not bring himself to divulge his wrongdoings. His own shame was so strong that it led to
They did spot Thomas and they tried to question and frisk him. After not realizing the mental condition of the man, they thought he was being difficult. One of the officers then told him, “you see these hands here are about to mess you up”. After more officers appeared, they beat him down, he did not resist and
Even though Harry believed he saw a krait slither onto his stomach, there was nothing there. His misreading of the situation made his anger worse. Harry took his anger out on the doctor because the doctor had something that Harry did not like. Harry started yelling at the doctor because the doctor asked if he has really seen the krait, which Harry took as the doctor calling him a liar. Harry had a lot of anger built up inside of him from the stress he had been under, the sarcasm and misreading just added to that anger.
Even tough we see him arguing with himself and feeling disgusted, showing that he is very much humane, and his only fault being way too ambitious. That was interesting because we get the feeling that something out of the ordinary is coming up and our anticipation gets into the story straightaway. At the very end, in the beginning of Macbeth’s downfall we didn 't expect that a murderer like him would, even in defeat, display conscience and bravery. "I will not yield to kiss the ground before young Malcolm 's feet,... And damn 'd be him that first cries 'Hold, enough! '" (Line 32-39, Pg 249).
He has no idea that his best friend is going to bury him alive. The irony in this situation lies in the fact that Montresor says that he is worried about his friend's health, even though he intends to kill this so called “friend.” Edgar Allan Poe masters the art of verbal irony, and “The Cask of Amontillado” is crammed full of it. The use of verbal irony only strengthens the story. Because of Poe's dark and depressing history, he is able to masterfully explore the deep places of the human conscience. His experiences and his mastery of verbal irony create a twisted mangle of dark layers that truly make this story a gripping
Being deemed as an outsider creates people to mentally hate themselves and feel that there is something wrong with them. Perry has went his entire life being judged, unaccepted and hurt multiple times. He had resentment of society and jealousy of those, like the Clutters, being everything that he could not be. Perry did not have anything against the Clutter’s, “I didn’t want to harm the man. I thought he was a very nice gentleman.
This may be true, but the narrator from The Tell Tale Heart is worse because his mental illness is so severe, that he loses control and kills an innocent old man. The narrator says in desperation, “If you still think me mad, you will no longer when I describe the wise precautions I took for the concealment of the body.” (Poe 3,3). The narrator is trying to justify his madness of murdering an old man by telling the reader how he took precautions when concealing the body which definitely means that he is a psychopath and has some extreme mental illness. That further demonstrates that the narrator from The Tell-Tale Heart is the most unreliable. The narrator also says, “... but the noise arose over all and continually increased.
Knowing what only he and Hester know, the secret eats away at him and drives him close to insanity. Eventually leading to his very public death. Once he confessed his sin to the community, his guilt was gone too. Even after Dimmesdale repented, God still did not like the sin because his has still committed an unforgivable sin. But, once he repented, he felt as though he was separated from that sin.
A good example of this is at the end of the story, when the constables were laughing because they were enjoying themselves. When he heard them chuckling, he assumed that they were laughing at him specifically, and were making fun of him. >transition Now, some will try to say, ‘Oh, but he can’t be crazy; he was careful through most the act!’ If everything went exactly how he claims it did, and it likely didn’t, then it is true that he was cautious. However, this jump from cautious to sane doesn’t make any sense. Mentally ill people can still be meticulous; there are many cases of people with mental issues carefully performing tasks.
Edgar Allan Poe leads to believe that it is possible that anyone could die because of their shortcomings, even if that man is loved. The narrator had loved the old man yet he still killed him. It did not matter to the narrator that the old man was good to him. The narrator felt as if he was doing a deed by getting rid of the vulture-like eye, that he felt haunted other people besides himself. Death comes in many forms; you cannot keep it out or stop it because there will always be a possibility of it.