Puritans felt redemption could not be achieved because the sins were so wrong and so evil. Hawthorne used redemption to help develop the characters and the ideas the reader had on them. The whole book happened because of a sin that occurred, and that sin was the cause of many actions of the characters. Throughout “The Scarlet Letter,” Hawthorne
In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the main character Macbeth, in many cases, is portrayed as being evil. However, his character is not truly the evil force driving the actions of the play. His wife, Lady Macbeth, as well as the witches and their misleading prophecies, are the real driving forces of Macbeth’s unspeakable actions. Macbeth is driven mad by the evil around him, causing him to turn to the violent behavior displayed throughout the many murders of the play. On his own, Macbeth had no intent of harming others for his own gain, or anyone else’s.
Consider that when A stabbed B he did so under a delusion that he was in fact fighting with a monster of fictional sorts, and that this said delusion was caused by a mental disorder. Though A’s act was voluntary, through no fault of his own he did not understand the reality what he was doing. It would therefore be very harsh to find A culpable for B’s death. So A has proven himself to be a danger to others and will need expert treatment before being allowed to return to society. The law deals with these situations by treating insane offenders as patients who bear no criminal responsibility for their actions, but who must go under medical care if medical experts think it is necessary.
It 's evil"(L’Engle) Calvin had never been shown the Dark Thing before, but the instance he saw it he knew that it was an evil force that was out to get them. The closest thing Calvin had ever experienced that was close to evil was his horrible mother, but he knew that the Dark Thing was even worse than
John tries to avoid his father and gets in an argument with Grace where he calls her a snob. If you let your fears and worries control your actions you are going to hurt people close to you. Both Grace and Smitty suffered the backlash of the protagonist’s actions. It was neither of their fault but they had to face the consequences all the same. Smitty and Grace aren’t similar at all in appearance or character, but that lends to the unjust treatment.
Satan as a Hero Satan is often depicted as the ultimate antagonist, the undisputed enemy of mankind, however John Milton tells a different story in Paradise Lost where Satan is not exactly the hero but not the villain either. While the story is ostensibly about the original sin and the fall of man, Milton focuses mostly on Satan and his role in the story, making him the protagonist. Reversing the traditional perspective of good and evil, Milton’s Satan possesses many of the characteristics of a hero; superhuman skill, guile, and a divine origin, but is motivated by selfish intentions, lacks any moral compass, and is prone to hubris. Satan can thus be classified as the tragic antihero of Paradise Lost. In the opening lines of Paradise Lost
Victor’s actions show us that he despised his creation. What he didn’t realize was that his actions in trying to carry out his plan, were actually killing him slowly, because he was not capable of fulfilling this knowledge correctly. Towards the end of the novel, the only thing Victor cared about was getting revenge on his creation for killing his loved ones. Victor stated, “I was hurried away by fury; revenge alone endowed me with strength and composure; it molded my feeling… otherwise delirium or death would have been my portion.” The only thing keeping Victor from dying was getting revenge. It controlled him, and that’s what made him a monster.
In this case Iago's motives are to seek revenge on Othello and Cassio. His devilish ways could be considered using witchcraft. I do not agree with the article about witchcraft. Iago was not using magic to cause such chain of events simply he just used manipulation and jealousy. I do not consider Iago a kind of male witch because he does not do the dirty work himself.
Also, the monster was created not naturally born into the world. (Morrison) In the book, Victor deny the monster any love or joy because he is ugly that he describes as “when I saw the filthy mass that moved and talked, my heart sickens and my feelings were altered to those of horror and hatred” (Shelly) The quote reveals that Victor hated Frankenstein right away due to appearance only which judge the monster in an unfair way. Also, Victor made him as the perpetrator due to destroying the monster’s request for a female creature. Victor was afraid that the monster would cause more chaos with a female partner by his side; however, the monster wants someone who actually cares and loves him as the way he is for his personality. Truly, the monster is a victim because he was judged right away by his own creator.
The narrator killed the old man and by his actions readers can see that he is a very evil person. He could have just not looked at him since his eye was the source of the problem. In addition, the way Hop Frog solved his conflict with the king was negative. Even though Hop-Frog solved and overcame his problems it was in a partially negative way. By his actions readers can conclude that Hop-Frog is a very evil and revengeful person.
Psychopaths provide a good first impression but are impulsive and very deceitful. Depending on who you talk to, Adnan Syed could be referred to as a psychopath. Although Adnan wanted to share his innocence, his defender told him not to otherwise he would make matters worse for himself. During the case, Adnan’s defence attorney asked for the jury to consider it a crime of passion, rather than intent to kill. However, the judge disagreed and said that Hae’s murder was planned and that Adnan used intellect and charisma to manipulate Hae and took her to her
However , there are many controversies going on whether the former criminals to should have the right to vote again. Should they get the right to vote again? No, they should not because ex-cons have shown irresponsibility and dishonesty, they have violated the the rights of others, and they do not value society. According to, Voting Rights: 6 reasons Ex felons should not vote by Jerry Shaw, “Ex prisoners prisoners have demonstrated dishonesty and irresponsibility in their character by committing a crime, especially a serious crime and
He had no motive and just wanted to see Othello and everyone else around sink in complete and utter chaos. Shakespeare wrote the ending this way so the audience could have their own view on why Iago did this and where the evil originated from. Reinstating the idea that Iago did not act without motive and did have a reason to carry out the horrific plans. With the term “motiveless malignity” disproven as the main reason for Iago’s evil there has to be a reason for why he is doing these things and risking so much. We see early in the story that Iago has a disdain and unlovable relationship with his boss Othello.
He tried convincing the court that he was guilty by virtue of insanity. He tried proving that only someone insane could commit such terrible acts, but the jury refused to believe him. They said that he was well aware of the evil things he was doing and chose to do it anyway. Once in prison, Dahmer was isolated. He proved that he could finally be put with other inmates, and this is where his life went downhill (more than it already did).
You create a relationship founded on coercion. The people you guilted into a decision may give you what you want, but they have very little respect for how you achieved what you got. And the more this practice is on display the greater the gulf between the relationship