The ‘evil in the ruler’ comes out of Atreus when he gains revenge by brutally murdering his brother’s two sons, cutting them up and serving them to Thyestes in an act of cannibalism and a form of sacrifice. ‘Let the father with joyous greed rend his sons, and his own flesh devour’ (1917, 278). This proves Atreus’ vaulting ambition to keep the throne. This act of cannibalism parallels to Tantalus, who killed his son, Pelops and served him to the gods. That event caused the house of Atreus to be under an eternal curse by the gods.
The first deadly sin implemented into the story is pride. Three rioters become aware of their friend being taken by death. The men claim that they will “slay this traitor Death” (371). Although Chaucer knows death not to be man, he personifies it in this tale into the form of a man. This quote demonstrates the deadly sin of pride because the foolish rioters think they can avenge their friend against an unknown enemy.
Titus, in this scene, has started to lose his civility when he stabbed his own flesh and blood. Titus’ civility is diminishing because he showed no reason or thought into his careless action of killing his son, it was a senseless act. This act of murder was not civil because he murdered his own kin which is also seen as a barbaric act because barbarism is killing with no reasoning. Titus explicitly defines barbarism by not assessing the matter before stabbing his son for no other reason than for being in his way. Titus’ slow crawl into the realm of barbarism is shown in this scene as he is showing no logic in his actions and no forgiveness to his sons for betraying Rome.
A victim of Victors action he had not taken responsibility to show love and care for like it only wished for. All the innocent, murdered over pain and vengeance for Victors action of what he could not seem to face. Concluding us in the question that comes up time and time again, making Victor a monster for every one of his actions he did not want to deal with creating a monster of himself simply by one step of his action that all started with his scientific ways bringing a dead back to life not knowing what it may
Hamlet delays in killing Claudius not only because he 's suffering from an Oedipal complex but also because his basic sanity keeps him from killing Claudius. In society we are taught that those who commit murder are sick or insane and will go to hell. However, Hamlet 's society believes the son of a murdered noble is responsible for avenging his father. And if the son does not abide to this law he himself deserves to die.
The short story never explains the wrong doing that Fortunado inflicted on Montresor, it only reveals Montresor’s need to kill Fortunado in order to perform the perfect act of vengeance. After he seals the tomb, however, he calls out “Fortunado!” twice almost as if he is waiting for a response. Hearing no answer, he speaks of his heart growing sick (Poe). It lets the reader know that he feels some sort of remorse, he is guilt ridden. In conclusion, it is Poe’s use of setting, dialogue and characterization to tell the horrific story of the perfect murder that makes “The Cask of Amontillado,” so intriguing.
He pulls at the heartstrings of Victor’s emotions but Victor can see the true evil that is within him. “But it is true that I am a wretch. I have murdered the lovely and helpless; I have strangled the innocent as they slept and grasped to death his throat who never injured me or any other living being,” had mentioned the monster after Victor’s death (197). The monster claims that he was unloved, and he was right in that regard, but that does not form evil. Evil is formed by the weakness of one’s mind, not neglect.
He expresses an uncertainty on the person he was and wanted to know if he was truly deserving of taking the life of someone else. He wanted to know if he was “...a louse like all the rest…” and thus the true reasoning behind his crimes is revealed (Dostoevsky 419). Raskolnikov did not murder the pawnbroker for money or to be just. He simply wanted to kill for himself. His unstable understanding
The monsters revenge on Frankenstein, drives him too to be full of hatred and need for vengeance because he destroyed everything good in his life. He feels as the death of his loved ones is his fault because he is the one that created the horrid creature in the first place (Brackett). “As time passed away I became more calm; misery had her dwelling in my heart, but I no longer talked in the same incoherent manner of my own crimes; sufficient for me was the consciousness of them” (Shelley 158). The monster wanted Victor to feel the same thing as him, lonely and sadness. The monsters revenge works, Victor becomes rejected by people and has nobody but himself.
This one-sided story by the narrator, Montresor, leads to a suspenseful conclusion not only that Fortunato’s insults perhaps are minor, but also that Fortunato may not recognize the issues at all. This lack of evidence and unrealistic friendship lead readers to believe that Fortunato does not deserve to be buried alive. Montresor could be just a sadistic character who wants to murder his enemy for
From an American perspective, Osama bin Laden is a radical Islamist monster responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians. This may be true, but from a jihad perspective, Osama bin Laden can be seen as a hero who was martyred while fighting for his faith. People fear things they do not understand, ignorance and bliss and everyone would like to believe that their personal path and beliefs are inherently “good” or “right”. Islam, communism, they are just ideas, and as “un-American” as they may be this does not constitute evil. Killing innocent people is evil, and the US is just as guilty as anyone for this, the only difference is how people feel they can justify the actions.
Continuing on, people judge God 's power to let people die even though they pray to Him.Elie yells at God for his bad judgment for killing innocent people. “...you cause the heavens torain down fire and damnation. But look at these men whom you have betrayed, allowing them tobe tortured, slaughtered, gassed, and burned, what do they do? They pray before you! Theypraise your name!” (pg.68) The evidence relates to the topic because they are doubting God 'spower by saying that He is letting people get tortured, gassed, and burned.
The next group of cruel men we would consider lost if they were judged by our present day code of conduct. We would consider these men lost because of their diabolical actions. This group of men gleefully flogged an innocent man nearly to death and then they willingly drove metal spike’s into this innocent man’s hands and feet, they nailed Him to a roughly sawed
Jesus shows His feelings by offering to Judas the portion of honor” (p. 128). There is no doubt in my mind that the Sanhedrin Council led by Caiaphas, Chief Priest, lacked the greatest sense of conviction about what is just because in his heart was evil and only the death of Christ. Caiaphas wanted Jesus dead and plotted to have Jesus killed. The two most significant