If anyone is responsible for the death of Macbeth, it is Lady Macbeth. She pressured him into killing all of the people he murdered throughout the story. Macbeth never felt comfortable with the murders he committed and his guilt showed, which lead people to suspect him of all of the killings. Additionally, Macbeth is defeated after Lady Macbeth’s death, indication he did all of his awful deeds for his wife. So although Macbeth was killed by rebels, Lady Macbeth has ultimate responsibility for his death.
“But in Rasheed’s eyes she saw murder for them both. And so Mariam raised the shovel high, raised it as high as she could, arching it so it touched the small of her back.” (349). This quote was the moment before Mariam’s life would end, she killed Rasheed to save the people she loved which was Laila, Aziza, and Zalmai. But, Mariam’s action would have conscious she knew that she would have to admit to the police. “I admit to what I did, brother,” Mariam said, “But, if I hadn’t, he would have killed her.
Although Macbeth actively kills the King, Lady Macbeth was more guilty of Duncan’s murder than Macbeth. Lady Macbeth manipulated Macbeth into killing Duncan; she is just as involved in the murder as Macbeth, resulting in her being guiltier than Macbeth. Lady Macbeth exclaims, “Wouldst thou have that which thou esteem’st the ornament of life, and live a coward in thine own esteem, letting ‘I dare not’ wait upon ‘I would,’ like the poor car i’ adage?” (Shakespeare 163). In this instance Lady Macbeth is talking to Macbeth, exclaiming that he will be a coward if he does not go through with murdering Duncan. In doing this she’s making him feel as if he has no other choice but to
Though Macbeth was the one slaughtering all the people,Lady Macbeth is more to blame. This is because of her savage, and disturbed mind throughout all the murders committed by Macbeth. The first moment of disturbance seen within Lady Macbeth was her call upon evil spirits. The action of murder prompted her to call upon the evil spirits to remove her weakness and woman like qualities. She wants to be ruthless during the murders, she says “Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness”(1.5.13-14), this is where she
(Euripides 31). Medea takes pity on herself. This is why the whole play is so horrific. She thinks because she has lost one loved one she must punish him. In result she lost all her loved ones because she murders her own children.
While Beowulf’s behavior was defensive, the conflict with Grendel 's mother came out of culturally appropriate revenge. We see this primarily when Grendel’s Mother seeks vengeance for her son’s death. Instead of a bloodthirsty troll slaughtering everyone in sight, we see a methodical sorceress who merely wishes for the suffering of one man. The concept of revenge is far more complicated then murderous rage or self-defense. An eye for an eye means taking just as much from the person who stole from you.
Passionate familial love can either take a turn for the better or for the worse. Madame Defarge creates a whirlwind of trouble and pain for all of the people she encounters. Throughout the novel, Madame Defarge acts cold and unfeeling; she wants to kill Charles Darnay because his cousins killed her family. Madame Defarge feels nothing, her heart contains only pure hatred ever since her family died. She strives to harm any person associated with her dark past, to hurt anyone that has hurt her, or even has the same bloodline as someone who hurt her.
“The Crucible” is a novel by Arthur Miller that focuses on what fear and ignorance can do in society. This book is a tragic tale in which the other woman, Abigail Williams, seeks vengeance when her lover, John Proctor, turns from her and back to his wife, Elizabeth. Abigail is the most responsible for the deaths that occurred during this time because she was the ringleader of all the young girls during this witchcraft escapade. Although she is guilty for these crimes, she does not feel remorse for it, except perhaps her lover getting caught in the crossfire. Reverend John Hale, the self proclaimed witch expert, feels the most guilt due to the fact that he was the one who signed off on the death warrants.
She then tries to avenge his death by brutally killing many men of Herot. She, like her son, causes much distress for the kingdom. On lines 441-445, citizens of the kingdom as of Beowulf’s help. The quote says, “Our only help, Again, lies with you. Grendel’s mother Is hidden in her terrible home, in a place You’ve not seen.