The narrator proclaims that there is no possible way that he could be a madman, because he is too calm and wise to be insane. In the end of the story however, his own guilty heart made him admit to killing the old man. The narrator could take it no longer and
The creation was dangerous to Frankenstein because he could have killed him in his sleep. The Creature told Frankenstein, “The thought was madness; stirred the fiend within me- not I, but she [Justine Moritz], shall suffer; the murder I have committed because I am forever robbed of all that she could give me, shall atone… I bent over her and placed the portrait securely in one of the folds of her dress”(Shelley 103). The Daemon is the cause of innocent Justine’s death. His placement of the picture caused Justine to be accused of murder even after she loved the helpless William. Although the Monster framed Justine for William’s murder, the Daemon before announced how beautiful she was.
He wanted to get rid of the old man just because he was blind in one of his eyes. The narrator was also sane just a little bit. He loved the old man, but just didn’t like his eye. He made plans to kill him. He was practicing on how he was gone do it.
The reason that he is so attentive to the details is because it is a way to distance himself from the reality of death and focus on something else to ignore the painful guilt of his actions. In the opening of the story, Tim starts out by describing the man’s appearance, “His jaw was in his throat, his upper lip and teeth gone, his one eye was shut, his other eye was a star shaped hole…” (O’Brien 172). Tim does not miss a single detail about the man’s appearance because he feels such guilt for it and is trying to understand the realities of death. At first, Tim only talks about the gruesome and ugly details of the man’s death but then he starts to describe the beautiful details of the surroundings. For example, he describes, “The butterfly [that] was making its way along the young man’s forehead… [And] Along the trail there were small blue flowers shaped like bells” (O’Brien 174).
Anderson was intentional but since he was going through a state of insanity from the blue eye of the man that he feels there is no other choice than to take the life of the frail man. Raflin explains Mr. Anderson’s “pale blue eye, with a film on it. Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold… I made up my mind to take the life of the old man.”(p.295)Mr. Raflin is showing that the reason he wants to kill this innocent aged man is because of his pale blue eye. This is showing more evidence of how insane Raflin is, and how he most likely couldn’t control his actions. Because this blue eye frightened him so much his mind told him that killing Mr. Anderson would do him
He wasn’t planning on killing him that night but when the narrator’s finger slipped off the lander then the old man awoke. The room was pitch black in fear of robbers but the person he should have been afraid of was living with him. When the old man woke up the narrator saw his blind eye. The old man was killed not because he was a bad person or did anything wrong it was because of his blind eye. Another definition of insanity is “ something unreasonable or foolish” (merriam webster) and it was very unreasonable for the narrator to kill the old man over his blind eye therefore that's another example of his
He began to understand the distinction between his own rights and wrongs on his own and questioned “the use you learning to do right, when it’s troublesome to do right and aint no trouble to do wrong” (69). I believe one can decipher their own values, even if everyone thinks differently. Huck negated the public by feeling a dedication to his own beliefs and deciding his own morals. To emphasize the anxiety of living as an outsider in the community, Colonel Sherburn yelled, “Why don’t your juries hang murderers? Because they’re afraid the man’s friends will shoot them in the back, in the dark” (110).
He had just stood there, not really trying to save himself, just stood there, joking, needling, thought Montag, and the thought was enough to stifle his sobbing and let him pause for air. How strange, strange, to want to die so much that you let a man walk around armed and then instead of shutting up and staying alive, you go on yelling at people and making fun of them until you get them mad, and then ...” (57) Montag comprehends that he did not kill a cruel creature who was a willing slave to his society, but a hopeless human shackled to it. Beatty was willing to do, and did do, whatever he could to break the chains. Through his own last words and Montag’s chilling thoughts, Bradbury conveys Beatty’s utter
He was blind to his own hubris and let all of these terrible things happen. He started out the play being strong about what he believed in and didn’t let anyone, even Teiresias, tell him that he was making the wrong decisions. In the end, Creon’s fate turned on him and he became the epitome of humiliation and regret. I feared Creon because he was a ruthless leader who let his own self kill three people. He might not have physically killed them, but his actions did.
This may be true, but the narrator from The Tell Tale Heart is worse because his mental illness is so severe, that he loses control and kills an innocent old man. The narrator says in desperation, “If you still think me mad, you will no longer when I describe the wise precautions I took for the concealment of the body.” (Poe 3,3). The narrator is trying to justify his madness of murdering an old man by telling the reader how he took precautions when concealing the body which definitely means that he is a psychopath and has some extreme mental illness. That further demonstrates that the narrator from The Tell-Tale Heart is the most unreliable. The narrator also says, “... but the noise arose over all and continually increased.