The reader can see he is confused and anxious when he speaks this quote “ Villains! I shrieked, dissemble no more! I admit the deed!-- tear up the planks! Here here!-- It is the beating of his hideous heart!” ( Poe 24) This quote explains that he admits to murdering the old man after guilt overcomes him. The narrator thinks that if he admits to the deed he will be free from the guilt which he mistakes for the beating of the old man’s heart .
The first indication of his madness is seen in his emotional instability; specifically, the “result of inappropriate emotional responses” (Demian). For Montresor this is seen in his immediate need for revenge. When he states, “but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge”, Montresor reveals how his prideful nature leads to an inappropriate emotional response to the situation (Poe 236). Consequently, it is argued that a sane minded individual wouldn’t have sought retribution for such a menial occurrence. Additional evidence of Montresor’s madness Is given when the men refer to his house motto and coat of arms.
After Lennie kills Curley 's wife he is fated to be punished for his actions. Curley wants revenge, decreasing the chances that Lennie will be spared and sentenced to jail time. Due to Curley’s tendency to act violently, Curley would brutally murder Lennie to avenge the death of his wife. Lennies options aren’t good “Curley’s gonna shoot ‘im… [or] they lock him up an’ strap him down and put him in a cage. That ain’t no good” (97).
Too desperate to get revenge on a person who killed one of his dearest friends. Romeo was desperate, and he needed this kill. He was desperate to slay Tybalt as revenge for killing his close friend Mercutio. So, Romeo grabbed a sword and fought Tybalt. Romeo ended up stabbing Tybalt, who instantly fell.
A major theme of “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe is revenge and secrecy. Throughout the story Montresor plots and carries out his revenge against Fortunato. During the time the story takes place, protecting your family at any cost was acceptable, so to protect his family he kills Fortunato. The two characters that were introduced are Montresor and Fortunato. As the reader begins to read the story the author makes it very clear that Montresor wants revenge.
On the one hand, he desires to accomplish his weird plans, and he feels confident about himself. On the other hand, his moral courage is not strong enough to succumb his mental fear. This makes him uncomfortable, even nervous a lot. For example, when he wants to revenge on the officer, he starts planning his retreat. The officer had treated him as he was ‘nothing’, so the narrator wanted to express his bitterness in his revenge.
She seemed to have no problem with her husband beating her but when she heard he slept with her sister that was infuriating, leading her to take a gun and shoot him in the stomach. How can this woman raise a gun to her husband for cheating on her but wouldn’t take action when he was beating her at home and causing her to be in a dangerous environment with her children? ‘I used to take all my husband’s shit. I even used to support my husband, but I woke up and smelled the coffee, as they say. And I put a bullet in my man.’ (Bourgois, 1003, p213) What shocked me the most about the situation was that Candy’s shooting of Felix wasn’t a rebellion against patriarchy but was an attack of her nerves which is accepted in this particular society.
Creon finally realizes that his hubris has not let him effectively deal with his conflicts. Creon has his epiphany and even says, “I have been rash and foolish.” He finally acknowledges that he has let his pride take over for the worse. Creon also realizes that it was his fault Haemon dies. He would not listen to Haemon and take his advice. Creon almost seemed like he wanted Haimon to be angry so he put Antigone in the vault.
As said in Coming Apart At The Seems by Schwartz "I might want to propose that Hamlet does without a doubt fall to pieces at the 'seems, 'emphasizing at various circumstances the potential outcomes and ramifications of both 'separated ' and 'appears. '" He lost the adoration for his life, his dad, and needed to murder somebody who symbolized his identity. The passings and bodies that are on his cognizant, his hands make Hamlet helpless. This all initially happened in light of the fact that his uncle murdered his dad. For that, Hamlet needed to correct his requital.
Regarding Chillingworth’s “revenge”, I find that the reason he chose to torture Hester and Dimmesdale rather than just letting everyone know that he was Hester’s husband was because he felt hurt and betrayed and I believe he wanted Hester and Dimmesdale to feel as much hurt as he did. When thinking of justice this implies to take that action into our own hands and do with it what you will. Get an eye for an eye. In this case, justice and evil go hand and hand. Chillingworth is so bent on getting his revenge/justice that he is blinded by all the evil he is doing.