These are not considered evil until he caves into the temptation of power (Gimelli Martin 165). His weakness is shown when he makes the decision to murder King Duncan and secures the position as king. He even goes as far to murder his friend, Banquo, because he feels uneasy about his suspicions (182-183). At this point in the story he is even comparable to Satan, “Like Satan, Macbeth becomes the chief equivocator in his own hell, unwittingly uttering objective truths to his subjects even while telling subjective lies.” (183). An example of this is when Macbeth becomes king but cannot trust his own friends and allies.
Anosha Hussain An exemplary message everyone should take in, no matter the person, is that when committing a discourteous act, guilt could end up as a result, as guilt is to the spirit what pain is to the body. In the story, “The Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, the narrator, considered as a madman by some, deviously takes out his plan of murdering an innocent old man for his “vulture eye”. When the narrator 's plan didn 't go as he wanted it to, he revoltingly crushed the old man, whose heart was vigorously pounding with fear, with a bed until he couldn 't breathe. The dreadful pounding of the heart later appeared in the narrator 's thoughts as a form of guilt, which forced him to go psychotic. The overall mood determined by the text, darkness and madness, was influenced by several elements to help further advance it.
Johann Kaspar Lavater once said, “The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.” People who have become jealous are taken over by an evil greater than themselves, but are also taken by a insecurity they have inside of them, strong people taken over by jealousy so much- that they change so horribly no one wants anything to do with them. William Shakespeare’s Othello teaches us that in jealousy as either envy or fear, the only thing that could come out is the monster deepest inside of someone that even the best people wouldn’t want anyone to see. On one hand, envy and jealousy go hand and hand, together never without the other. For example, as Iago is talking to himself and the audience he states, “I hate the Moor,/And
Like it was some sort of game. “But let us proceed to the Amontillado”, is basically Poe trying to trick Death and killing him off, instead of letting Death humiliate him any longer. As in, “A Poison Tree”, Blake must’ve had some sort of personal problem appear in his life and caused him to bottle up his emotions. Which is exactly what the speaker in the poem had. Blake could’ve had a foe that took something of his, which could’ve been death, take something valuable of his, and left Blake angry.
The murders that Macbeth committed not only showed his brutality and ruthlessness but it also showed how twisted is soul is. These murders indicate the darkness of Macbeth because he not only kills the king, but he kills those who love and respect him. It could also be because of how selfish and corrupt Macbeth became from the thirst of power that could never be quenched. Once becoming the Thane of Cawdor, Macbeth enjoyed having a title to his name. Sadly, this title was not enough for him so Macbeth’s imagination had the “witches” prophecy be that Macbeth would become the Thane of Cawdor (which he already knew) and a king.
I heard many things in hell.” (1). Perhaps, if he could things from hell, he could have heard bad things about the old man. He proceeded to tell the reader, “He had the eye of a vulture --a pale blue eye, with a film over it. Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and so by degrees --very gradually --I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever” (Poe 2) Since his reasoning is completely illogical, the reader can infer that he is mentally unstable. The narrator’s motive and style of execution for the murder is rather strange.
The entire short story can be envisioned as a scary dream. Poe sets the tone of the story in the very beginning, stating, “The ‘Red Death’ had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous. Blood was its Avatar and its seal- the redness and the horror of blood,” (Poe 3). This sets an emphatically dark and horrific tone for the reader, which carries into the plot of the story.
Roderick Usher utilizes the arts, like writing, painting, and others, to express his emotions about his life. In one of the ballads, he wrote that “evil things assailed the monarch’s high estate” (Poe ). Roderick tells the story of a glorious, beautiful palace that has been destroyed by evil things that lurk. He knows that evil runs throughout his home and is flooding his life out. Also, Roderick suffers a mental disorder and his sister, Madeline, has anemia, which these diseases could be considered an evil because of the harm that it brings.
In the story, a narrator carefully conceals his murder but in the end he reveals his crime, as his conscience acting up. Edgar Allen Poe himself says, “I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity” and this could have had an impact on the way he wrote his stories. I believe that Poe uses the first person narrator in his stories to show insanity because it adds to his morbid life. His history seems to be the reason for his writing that have to do with insanity. Given this story of his life, it is possible to think that his use of the first person narrator and the way that he tells the stories could be a mirror to his