He feels much pain coursing through his blood from his friends murder, possibly due to the fact that he made him stop fighting leaving him vulnerable to the fatal blow of Tybalt. Though Mercutio isn’t the only person Romeo feels sorry for, even when innocent he still feels sorrow for Tybalt mainly in the fact that he is his cousin-in-law. After Tybalt is slain Romeo states, “O, I am a fortune’s fool.”(p 49). This is his recognition of of the misfortunes that have befallen him with his cousin-in-law and best friend. The tragedy that occured in the streets of Verona clearly left romeo as emotionally injured as anyone else.
"How To Kill," by Keith Douglas, addresses the idea of how simple it is to kill, and how easy it is to detach yourself from what that kill really means. In the second stanza of his poem, Douglas says, "Now in my dial of glass appears/The soldier who is going to die./He smiles, and moves about in ways/His mother knows, habits of his." The speaker of the poem watches the person he is about to shoot and recognizes that, once he pulls the trigger, somebody's little baby will be gone forever. Surprisingly, he seems undisturbed. Here, the poet uses, "now in my dial,"to point out the idea that the shooter is in fact a sniper, and this soldier seems to be recounting his actions.
All of the characters in The Sniper possessed different outlooks and goals for the outcome for this tragic event. Everyone fighting in the civil war was just a body in the sniper’s eyes. If he had thought about who he was killing and possibly recalled memories they shared, he would second guess himself. This could have been seen as heartless to some but he did what he thought was best for him. He was very independent in this way.
The guilt that Poe expressed through his character the murder in the tell tale heart. he had felt bad for the old man his heart made him feel bad , guilty about killing the old man. Bradbury made us the readers feel bad for the house knowing all it was doing was waiting for its masters who would never return. The murder didn't know who or what it was except in the tell tale heart the murder knew exactly what they were doing the were committing a horrible sin. Poe and Bradbury were to amazing authors who had great talents who are both not dead but we can still read their masterpieces.
Oedipus was given the responsibility of killing King Laius’s murderer. He was so confident and sure he would find the killer. But that is where irony fell in place because the whole time Oedipus didn 't know that he was Laius’s murderer. A tragedy is a serious drama featuring a noble, dignified main character who strives to achieve something but ends up being defeated. Often the main character downfall is brought by his or her own flaw.
As he watches his loved ones get murdered by the creature he created, he realizes that playing God is a dangerous game. One could argue that Victor starts off with these negative traits but then develops Justine’s traits like selflessness, bravery, and acceptance. While I do think he achieves these feelings as he progresses, I believe he only scratches the surface of what it means to truly be selfless or brave. He only develops these qualities because his irresponsible actions cause the death, directly or indirectly, of five people. Yes, he accepts his actions at some point, but he does so because of extreme circumstances.
In the chapter “The man I Killed,” O’Brien narrates an incidence which had permanently destroyed his life, murdering an innocent man. He had a lot of difficulties describing the man he killed, and that is why he avoided using the first person in his narrative. The reason for doing this was to relieve some of his guilt which had possessed him. Nevertheless, O’Brien could not hinder himself from picturing a complete imaginary life for the Vietnamese soldier. He outlined the similarities that he possessed and those of the dead man.
Introduction Although most readers of Macbeth have argued that Macbeth doesn’t lose his mind, duty, and love of life but, closer examination shows that through his action his psyche has evolved. Macbeth can be shown to be losing his mind because when he is in the woods, he has a vision of a dagger which leads him to Duncan’s bed where he ultimately kills Duncan. He has lost his sense of duty because the one whom he pledged his loyalty to, he has betrayed and slaughtered. He can be shown to have lost the love of life because when he is told of Lady Macbeth's death, he has no emotion except that he had expected it. All of these things, though stem from the evolution of his psyche through his atrocious murders.
As they shoot her family, she almost does not care but is trying to save her own life. She claims that he is a good man, “”Listen,” the grandmother almost screamed I know you’re a good man. You don’t look a bit like you have common blood. I know you must come from a nice family” (O’Connor, 477), but he is the farthest thing from a good man. He kills people and commits serious crimes.
Brutus is definitely characterized as a man with immense resolve and is visualized as extremely stoic. Even with these powerful values, Brutus was not invincible, he had some tragic flaws which in the end proved fatal. One of these tragic flaws is most definitely his guilty conscience, which can be attributed to many events that occurred in his life. The most obvious of these events would have to be the killing of Caesar, one of his closest companions. Although Brutus justified the killing of Caesar to the citizens of Rome, it seems as if he was not able to justify it to himself.