This quote shows that Rainsford himself thinks that General Zaroff is one of the most merciless demented creatures to exist. As Rainsford envisions the general as the devil, it helps the reader connect previous events, such as the borscht (which is a cold red soup) to death, but the reader must guess, who’s
However, there are several quotes and pieces of textual evidence to suggest that Montresor might have done the people a favor by killing the not-so-fortunate “fortunate one.” Is Montresor just a selfish evil genius fueled with revenge, or a good samaritan who wants to give the people the vengeance they deserve? It’s very clear to see why Montresor is the ultimate character of revenge; Montresor indicates that he is going to kill Fortunato, just for the sake of revenge, as seen in this quote, “…He [Fortunato] ventured upon insult, I [Montresor] vowed revenge” (Poe 61). The whole story is based upon the concept of revenge. Revenge is almost always a personal matter, so nowhere in the book does it say anything about Montresor doing a good act, nor committing the will of the people. There is nothing in Poe’s novel that suggests Montresor was committing his crime
In conclusion, the idea that Macbeth is a work in which human feelings mix with enigma and mystery should be highlighted. The struggle between good and evil plays a very significant role in the success of Macbeth. In this case, the good would be Macbeth’s thoughts towards the murder of King Duncan, before when he thought as a loyal soldier would. The evil won and he became ambitious and oblivious to his actions just to end up dead, killed by Macduff as revenge for his family. The blood on every page of the play shows the guilt of Macbeth and how it drove him to the end, just for his
The description of prejudice is a preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience. Prejudice is like a plague among Maycomb,and this plague is indeed deadly. Mr.Ewell exclaims! “I seen that nigger yonder ruttin’ on my Mayella”(chapter 17). This is surly a display on how Bob Ewell hates black people and that he will have Tom Robinson killed for a lie told about his very own daughter.
“This won’t hurt me more then it will hurt you!” Why must people possess the undying urge to sacrifice someone else's life to satisfy there own selfish desires?Why must lust,jealousy and greed all lead to death?Looking back into the Salem witch crafts of 1962, there are three characters in particular that showed the most vengeful tendencies of them all.Arthur Miller timeless classic,“The Crucible”demonstrates the fight between good, and evil by showing traits of human conditions that each, and every generation is cursed to obtain. The most obvious character that showed the most hateful intentions right from the start was Ms Abigail Williams.There are many things our sweet Abby does to show her vengeful,and lustful qualities.She actually attempts to kill Goody Proctor by drinking chicken blood,because she longed for her husband!On top of that,she also has growing hate for Elizabeth for firing her.At the same time she also does many other sico things like,scaring the girls into following her,by saying”I have seen some reddish work done at night”(act 1).It is important to realise she mentions the things from her past to reassure the girls she wouldn't hesitate to bring a pointy reckoning upon them. Alongside that Ann Putnam's vengeful,and jealous tendencies causes
For those considering murder to satisfy personal needs, theres always alternatives. In “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe, Montresor, a sensitive but evil man, wanted to seek revenge by appearing concerned of the wellbeing of his victim [Fortunato] to later murder him for his own selfish reasons, “…but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge” (Poe 144). Fortunato, a jester and prideful man, fell into Montresors’ trap by not wanting Luchesi, what seems to be Fortunatos’ rival, to be the one to taste the Amontillado. Montresor takes Fortunado into the catacombs of the Montresor family in search for the Amontillado, he chains him and starts building a wall to burry him alive. Unlike many, each homicide story is unique to provide a thrilling sensation.
Hazlitt argues that specific belief systems are justifiers to in act the inherent hatred in humanity. The worst offender of these belief systems, according to Hazlitt, is religion which is a “pretext… set up for men to wrangle, to quarrel, to tear one another to pieces”. Religion as a tool to induce human suffering, promotes Hazlitt’s argument that humanity hates itself because it means that all the differing religions are justifiers to fight . The willingness to cause human suffering, imbedded in amount of religions in existence, implies a deep hatred for others humans. Correspondingly Hazlitt’s conceptualization of religion exemplifies the toxicity of society, because religion is so key to society, and religion is only a justifier to in act human hatred.
This tore the heart of the daemon, causing him to respond with fierce aggression. Despite victor’s previous hopes for benevolence, Victor was proved wrong once more and the daemon murdered Henry. The creature threatened to make Victor suffer, and to bring harm to all that he loved. Victor then finally made the commitment and prepared to destroy the creature, even if it cost him his own life. The creature murdered the wife of Victor- Elizabeth, and it was only after this that he decided to take measures and pursue the beast.
Christian refer to Christ, as one who has reconciled Humanity to God. Metaphysic believes that we take on the charge to refer all of Humanity to the knowledge of the Christ in you. The Practical view of early Christian Doctrine is to take the Holy Scriptures by faith. The Bible is divinely inspired in the operation of interpretation through the Holy Spirit. The Holy Scripture reveals insight of Christian beliefs and practices.
This is largely a study in human terror experienced on two levels, both depressing to observe. First, there is the narrator, the maniac, driven by his compulsive hatred of the “evil eye” to kill a man he says he loved. He is a case study in madness, tormented by that satanic eye that he simply must destroy. His madness is quite convincing and profoundly disturbing because it seems so capricious and meaningless. Indeed, seldom has the mystery and the horror of mental illness been so vividly portrayed.
In Macbeth shakespre has used the theme of blood and death to portray the evil side. In act 2 scene 1 it says that “is dagger which I see before me, the handle towards my hand”. This quote tell us that Macbeth evil side is leading him to fulfil the dead of killing the king even through Duncan had named him thane of coward .This is a divine rights of king as Macbeth is trying to kill the king even through kings had the direct authority of god which back in the Jacobean times was consider to be a massive sin. The noun “dagger” presents a bloody and deathly imagery this could suggest inner conflict between Macbeth greedy sides as his loyal side. The phrase “towards my hands suggest that Macbeth could be imaging the dagger which could lead him
By carrying out Ivan’s philosophy of cold rationalism to its logical conclusion, Smerdyakov murders Fyodor and commits suicide. In his insanity, Ivan suggests that the devil had informed him beforehand of Smerdyakov’s suicide: “How did I know Smerdyakov had hanged himself? But it was he who told me” (652)… Assuming the devil as an apparition of insanity that reflects Ivan’s deepest spiritual desperation, Ivan himself subconsciously understands that cold, faithless rationalism leads to destruction. While Hamlet’s “native hue of resolution / Is sicklied o 'er with the pale cast of thought” (Hamlet 3.1.85-86), Ivan is driven insane by philosophical contemplation but rescued by irrational instinct. Alyosha is the sole Karamazov who is not directly