After the three murderers killed Banquo, they go to recount the news to Macbeth. Showing no reaction to the news of his former comrade’s death, Macbeth only thinks of himself: “Then comes my fit again. I had else been perfect” (Shakespeare 99). Macbeth, asking if Fleance is dead, is only tormented after hearing that Fleance escaped and remains a threat to his crown. Macbeth’s quick transition of concern from Banquo to Fleance exhibits his disregard to the people close to him, a distinct behavior often tied to sociopathic people.
The narrator kills Doodle indirectly, as a consequence of the lack of knowledge he has about Doodle’s medical issues, and as said before, being enveloped in pride. After Doodle dies alone in the storm, the reader grasps the “true love” the narrator had for him, which he never expressed toward his younger brother. In the closing paragraph, the narrator reveals his “true love” that was hidden inside him, “ I began to weep, and the tear-blurred vision in red before me looked very familiar. ‘Doodle!’ I screamed above the pounding storm and threw my body to the earth above his. For a long long time, it seemed forever, I lay there crying, sheltering my fallen scarlet ibis from the heresy of rain” (604).
In a lecture about ‘The Burkean Outlook’ at Yale, Dr. Ian Shapiro states that Edmund Burke was anti-enlightenment. This lecture was based on Burkes’s book called ‘The Reflections of the French Revolution’. This text provides a deep insight into the political philosophy Burke believed in and can help us to make analysis about Burke’s point character. This outlook, as the professor describes, is based on extreme distrust of not only science, but anybody who claims to have scientific knowledge. Edmund Burke was many things, but he was not Enlightened.
Both Remarque and Greene demonstrate that vulnerability leads to evil. In The Quiet American, Fowler says that Pyle “never saw anything he hadn’t heard in a lecture-hall, and his writers and his lecturers made a fool of him.” This quote explains that Pyle was susceptible to the evils of Vietnam due to his innocence as a scholar back home. Similarly, Remarque uses Baumer’s belief that himself and his comrades “are not youth any longer,” to explain to the reader of the novel that these formerly innocent youths are now men destroyed by the evils in which they participated. Both authors use the demise of youths, who are generally associated with innocence, to demonstrate the power or wickedness as an influence on innocent
The Neutrals in Dante 's inferno, serve as a symbol for selfishness. As these people committed themselves no cause but their own, they are left to their own vices, separated from both heaven and hell. Abandoned at the gate, just as they had abandoned everyone throughout their life. This punishment it a form of uniquely adapted justice, as they are getting in the afterlife what they fought in life. Being selfish is one of the worst sins, as it requires an extreme lack of empathy, and cowardice, as there are angels, who sided with neither heaven or hell in the wars, so they too are left with these so called persona non gratae.
When they get back to the boat and Odysseus yells out to the Cyclopes his name. Which means a harder journey for Odysseus and his men because Polyphemus is Poseidon's son.In this book Odysseus shows his pride when he yells from the boat and almist gets him and his men killed. In the movie Odysseus pride is most shown when he blames her situation solely on his men. He acts extremely self centered, self righteous and all important. Odysseus does not show any respect for his men after everything they have been through.
Imagine all of your peers are not held responsible for anything, however, you are held accountable for your actions as well as those of others around you. The Vicario family faces this dilemma throughout Chronicle of a Death Foretold. The Vicario brothers, the leaders of the family, must uphold the honor of their family and kill Santiago because he was accused of taking the virginity of their sister Angela. Angela Vicario was ostracized for losing her virginity, while Santiago and his friends shamelessly frequented the whorehouse. In the book Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Márquez the author illustrates the lack of accountability held to Bayardo and Santiago by their objectification of women throughout the book and still asking for pity.
Nick specifically notes the carelessness of Tom and Daisy Buchanan who are partly responsible for the death of Gatsby. Nick states, “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy -- they smashed things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness,” (179). By the end of the novel, Nick realizes that Tom, Daisy, and many other residents of the East Egg have no appreciation for anyone or anything in their lives. Nick fulfills his role of the protagonist, taking the reader on his journey from fascination to
Although the scene of Marius grieving never happens in the novel, there are lines in the Les Miserables that show Marius never really mourned over the deaths of his friends. While healing from his wounds, Marius in his delirium, "repeated the name of Cosette during entire nights in the dismal loquacity of fever and with the gloomy obstinacy of agony"(Hugo 338). This line exhibits how Marius is more worried about losing Cosette than he had about his friends. Also, "He determined in the face of refusal he would tear off his bandages, dislocate his shoulder, lay bare and open his remaining wounds, and refuse all nourishment. ETC.
Dorian Gray ruined countless lives throughout the book and goes from breaking hearts and causing suicides, to killing his good friend Basil Hallward. As a result of Lord Henry’s influence, he begins to think only about himself and for his own benefit and pleasure and nothing of anyone else. This leads him to a selfish, evil