The first murder of King Duncan only sealed Macbeth’s paranoia and served as a foundation for the murders of Banquo and Macduff’s family. After the first murder, Macbeth feels a colossal amount of guilt and shame. After the murder of Banquo, he feels that it is not enough since Fleance escaped, developing his guilt and shame of harming others into a fear for his own safety; a devastating degradation. However, during the assassination of Macduff’s family, Macbeth gives the command immediately without thought and without a trace of remorse after doing so. This thereby concludes his psychological downfall as he no longer feels guilty, ashamed, or fears
Hamlet is clearly distressed about his father’s death, but what brings about his suspicions is a visit from his father’s supposed ghost, who tells him that Claudius, Hamlet’s uncle, poisoned him. From that point on, Hamlet plots and plots how to reveal his uncle’s guilt and get his revenge. But Hamlet is not a violent, murderous person. He is a scholar. And thus he decides to feign craziness -- or so he believes.
Macbeth’s quick transition of concern from Banquo to Fleance exhibits his disregard to the people close to him, a distinct behavior often tied to sociopathic people. Macbeth’s calm and collected attitude after the news of Banquo’s murder is unnerving and frightening, especially after seeing how affected he had been at the murder of King Duncan. When killing King Duncan, Macbeth was thoughtless and anxious, but when planned the murder of Banquo Macbeth was cool minded and collected. Macbeth was once a trustworthy man, but now is a disrespectful and violent king. Furthermore, after Banquo’s murder, his body is shown no respect as “Safe in a ditch he bides,/With twenty trenchèd gashes on his head” (Shakespeare 101).
The first way you can look at the fact that he’s a killer and nothing else matters and just that little detail makes him a bad man. Or you can look more into detail of the Misfit and realize that even though he’s a killer he’s truly a good man at heart. For example, when the son Bailey told his mother (grandmother) something that made her cry when she made it known that she knew he was the Misfit, the misfit actually responded the grandmother in a very loving and respectful way. The misfit could’ve told her to shut up or something heartless but instead he tells the grandmother “don’t get upset. Sometimes a man says things he doesn’t mean.
Poe gives us his reason of murdering a man without a second thought to it, because of the rivalry Montresor had against Fortunato. Throughout the story, insanity and betrayal were shown. The gothic qualities are acknowledged from within the short story when Poe states, “It must be understood that neither by word nor deed had I given Fortunato cause to doubt my good will. I continued, as was my wont, to smile in his face, and he did not perceive that my smile now was at the thought of his immolation” (page
Hamartia, peripetia, and catharsis are the significant traits that led to the grievous ending of Gatsby’s life. Gatsby could not see the dishonesty in the people that surrounded him, instead he only saw the good in them which eventually led to his demise. Gatsby also had his dream of being with Daisy completely shattered and reversed the day George Wilson murders him at his house. Greif from characters like Nick and Owl Eyes frame the realness of Gatsby’s death and shows how truly tragic it is. Gatsby is such a virtuous character with the fundamental characteristics of a tragic flaw that eventually leads to the demise of Gatsby himself and his dreams.
On the seventh night, he killed the old man and hid the corpse in the plank. He thought that his crime was perfect. When the police arrived, he sat on the chair with triumph where the corpse was located underneath. He was confident with what he had done, but he was scared by the unknown
The eye of the old man showed the narrators true intentions a mirror into his own mind showing him his true self. Unable to take it the narrator kills the man and in the aftermath guilt slowly manifests within him slowly growing with each passing day. Poe didn’t like to teach lessons within his stories but instead he wanted to strike fear into his readers. A guilty conscience
This shows that he is not in control of his own morals because a trivial reason made him want to kill someone he loved. So, how could you say that he is fully in control of what he is doing if he were to kill someone he loved for a trivial reason? Overall, the narrator in “The Tell-Tale Heart” kills a man, but he is not guilty due to the reason of insanity. The narrator is not guilty because he has impulsive behavior when he cuts up the old man. He also is not guilty because he cannot tell the difference between fantasy and reality, and he cannot control his own morals.
The deed was hidden by Thomas Maule, the builder of the House of the Seven Gables and Matthew Maule's son. Mr. Holgrave knows the secret of the hidden compartment because he is a descendant of Matthew Maule. Thus, with Phoebe and Mr. Holgrave's love, the bad blood between the Maule and Pyncheon families has come to an end. In my opinion, this story was both, a curse and unfortunate events. At the beginning Colonel Pyncheon is cursed; he happens to die the night of the house warming party.
Authors create suspense in stories by using time,distance,setting,and different thoughts. They also make the danger feel real and they hide what characters are feeling. This story is about a unknown named man who killed an elderly that lives with him because he thinks that the man 's eye is evil. Towards the end of the story it seems like he 's gonna get away with murder because he put the body under the floorboards and sat on it while the cops were there talking to him. Poe builds a lot of suspense towards the end of the book because he leaves the characters feelings out and he leaves us wondering if the narrator will actually kill the man, and then over whether he will be caught.