At the end of the play, Hamlet reaches his goal– avenges his father’s murder– and kills the king, but it costs his own life and life of many others. The last word of dying Hamlet to Horatio is “the rest is silence” (5.2.356) and by this, he may mean that he eventually found peace in death and became free of his
Old King Hamlet's ghost describes his death in Act I, Scene 5 of Hamlet by relating what really happened to him. King Hamlet’s ghost tells Hamlet that he died by his brother’s hand, which is treachery at its finest. He deprived the King of his life, his queen, his crown, his kingdom, and his chance to repent of his sins and turn to a more righteous way of life before he died a physical death. King Hamlet’s ghost says that he died with his sins still a part of him and unforgiven, with “No reckoning made….” This haunts him greatly and Claudius’ murderous actions are responsible for this, as he cut the King’s life short when he still had missions to accomplish and things to resolve in his life.
The first instance where death is prominent is in Chapter 3 where Holden discusses Ossenburger, a wealthy Pencey alumni who gave the school money. Ossenburger made his fortune through a chain of bargain funeral parlors. Holden remarks that Ossenburger “probably just shoves them in a sack and dumps them in the river.” (3.17).
John Proctor's main flaw was his excessive pride which sealed his fate. I myself felt his death transformed Salem’s ways of thinking and increased their own knowledge. Proctor's life completely started going downhill when Abigail accused John’s loved ones who then were sent to jail, or executed. John Proctor was a man of goodness and pride which cleansed his soul after he suffered a tragic death, and became a symbol of purity and greatness for others to
Not only is this murder different in terms of reasoning, but the consequence itself proved to be a complete backfire as Macduff, fueled with rage, returns to England to end Macbeth’s life. Following the metaphorical trail of blood, each murder presents a new and more developed stage of dementia. “The castle of Macduff I will surprise, / Seize upon Fife; give to the edge o’ the sword / His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls / That trace him in his line. No boasting like a fool; / This deed I’ll do before this purpose cool (IV, i, 150-154).
Death is a common tragedy used in stories; from B.C. to now, movies, books and even songs are based on death. This may convey the impression of emotions being dark or dreary, but it seems to be a fan favorite, not only among adults, but children. In Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare, the story is based around death, and the same could be said for The Lion King, but it is the audience that separates how deep or complex the story line can be. In the story written by Shakespeare, King Hamlet is not in the story line at all because he was murdered before the story began.
However, George was completely justified in murdering Lennie as he had no other choice if he wanted what’s best for his friend and the world at large. Despite his inability to understand what he does, Lennie still possessed a threat to society. Lennie was woefully unaware of the damage he caused and his ability to
It is no wonder then that after the confirmation of the murder of Banquo, the bloody apparition of his former friend coalesces upon his throne. Each time the ghost vanishes, Macbeth 's relief shows a man swinging from one state of mind to another, losing control of his reality as the “false face” that he uses begins to slip away with the guilt in his heart, and starts becoming that which his heart actually feels, as he had begun to act without debate with the murder of Banquo, immediately moving on to plotting against Macduff and murdering his entire
Instead, if they love each other they could find a way to stop this tension. Acts of violence and hate are never the answer to any problem, yet people seek it just to have fun, show pride, or be gallant. In The Outsiders there was a rumble between the Socs and Greasers to show who’s boss, but after this epic fight nothing changed. All of the Greasers were hurt really bad, the only thing they got for this loss was the Socs being chased out
The monster is certainly not blameless. He kills William, Clerval and Elizabeth. These people are dear to Frankenstein for a short period of time. These deaths drive Frankenstein to near madness. He calls on the “spirits of the dead” and “wandering ministers” so that the “cursed and hellish monster drink deep of agony” and feel “the despair that now torments me”(179).
When he focused on survival, he no longer had any tears to give. The fight causes Elie to rid himself of all emotions and forget a connection with his father. This is wrong to forget your feeling of compassion, because it pains Elie that he could not cry for his father. Focusing on your own survival makes you forget compassion for those you
He had thought of a fine revenge upon the officer who had referred to him and his fellows as mule drivers” (192). Henry’s intense desire for revenge is a moral flaw, but Crane leaves hope for Henry as he does not act on his hatred for the officer (192). Henry Fleming finally finds inner peace, and courage wins the war in his heart. Crane writes, “Yet the youth smiled, for he saw that the world was a world for him, though many discovered it to be made of oaths and walking sticks. He had rid himself of the red sickness of , battle” (232).
each scalp is a coveted one A variety in color and creed only adds to the fun: A sang froid that 's confirmed with an expression so dour After all, affirms the dogmatic initiation at the age of four: ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ( C.) . KUMAARA SUKEJA. NOVEMBER. 2015.SCALP-HUNTER When every gesture of peace is a dud, One sees blood flow like a rowdy flood: When the single sign of love wanes like the Moon Tempers are readily frayed on a blazing afternoon: Hatred is poured into every handy pot to fill Like a potion, even a mere look suffices to kill: Man kill man---on a swagger you lay a fancy bet Knowing the figures he 'll simply shoot and forget: Numbers do matter when he pulls the trigger
On the other hand, Maximus does not show an inch of fear, which could be understood since he is fuming with rage because of the death of his family. He no longer has anything to lose, and if he dies, he gets to reunite with his family. Their love for their family is another thing they have in common. Nothing else in the world matters to them. Unfortunately, they are both separated from their family.
Sydni Williams Ms. Free AP Literature/Composition 2 February 2017 Suicide & Self-Annihilation Suicide. This word by definition is the act of deliberately killing oneself. The topic of suicide is as old as time itself, even stemming back to biblical days. Even so, suicide is still being used by thousands across the world to cope with various traumatising situations.