Claggart as naturally depraved: “depravity which marks the whole of the fallen human condition” This quote and specific word choice used by Melville point out John Claggart’s natural evil. The definition of natural depravity is a state of corruption due to original sin. This justifies how claggart is naturally evil. b. "soft yearning, as if Claggart could even have loved Billy but for fate and ban" (Melville 73) The specific word choice of fate means that Claggart had already been determined to apprehend Billy and in turn sabotage him for mutiny.
“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”-Confucius. This quote is about how revenge will hurt the user and the target. Revenge is the overall antagonist in the literature, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Ozymandias, and Viva la Vida. The Scarlet Pimpernel is a book based on after the French revolution when the citizens of France viciously send their ruler to their deaths for revenge. Ozymandias is about a ruler that lost his power and kingdom because of his tyrannic rule.While Viva La Diva, Ozymandias, and The Scarlet Pimpernel are similar in many ways, every rule is temporary because of revenge and one’s want for revenge leads to careless actions, is prominent due to the use of metaphors in the authors’ text.
Iago slowly makes Othello believe in false proof of Desdemona 's affair, thus Othello begins to psychologically change by gradually turning to murder through justification of Iago’s statements on Desdemona: “One is too poor, too weak for my revenge. Now do I see 'tis true. Look here, Iago All my fond love thus do I blow to heaven. 'Tis gone. Arise, black vengeance, from the hollow hell!
In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and in Herman Melvilles”s Moby Dick, the main antagonists are Roger Chillinworth and Captain Ahab. Both of these characters act in a way that is portrayed as evil and can be compared because of their similarity. Roger Chillingworth’s actions can be considered evil because of the effect it has on the main characters in The Scarlet Letter. One particular even where he is obviously portrayed as evil is when he tricks the townspeople into thinking he is merely a physician caring for an ill priest, Arthur Dimmesdale. Dimmesdale had recently committed adultery with Chillingworth’s wife and he was looking for revenge.
Cask of Amontillado Expository Essay In the story “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe, the main character, Montresor is quite upset with Fortunato so he took it upon himself to kill him. This behavior wasn’t or isn’t a normal thing to do, unless you are mentally ill, or sadistic. He appears to be sadistic because of his sadistic actions, premeditation of the event, and overly friendly to Fortunato as he kills him. The medical definition of sadism is “sadism: the physical or emotional suffering of another person”. Montresor appears to be sadistic because when he was blocking in Fortunato, he was so excited, and ecstatic, “I laid the second tier, and the third, and the fourth; and then I heard the furious vibrations of the chain.
The Chilling Tale of An Unsolved Murder: The Cask of Amontillado Edgar Allen Poe’s, “Cask of Amontillado”, tells a tale of a man who seeks revenge for a crime never actually spoken of. The narrator, Montresor, pursues our victim, Fortunado, by convincing him to stray away from the local festivities and providing him with the temptation of the ever sought-after, Amontillado. Of course, this highly popular wine is hidden away beneath the depths of Montresor’s property, within the dampened tunnels leading to Fortunado’s eventual crypt. The reader is unaware of the reasoning behind the death of Fortunado, leaving them to believe that Montresor is an unstable person. The “Cask of Amontillado”, depicts a murder by a vengeful man, of which the narrator never reveals his motive, giving the structure of this murder story an alternative point of view.
Fortunato goes with Montresor, and in doing this Fortunato becomes complicit in his own demise by insisting on sampling the amontillado. This allows Montresor to take control and lure Fortunato to the vaults, where Montresor becomes murderous. All of the controversy begins when Fortunato makes Montresor his enemy by insulting his
In the second short “The Cask of Amontillado” also by Edgar Allen Poe, the narrator Montresor feels he is in power to make justice and gives himself the idea to seek revenge and kill Fortunato a wine enthusiast after he insulted his honor. Lastly in Marionettes Inc., by Ray Bradbury, two middle-age men discuss the imprisonment they feel in their marriages and come up with a plan to use lifelike puppets to seek a moment a freedom from their wives but are unaware of the consequences of what their actions will produce. Although all the short stories encompass some elements of the Gothic genre both of Poes stories better exemplifies the gothic elements to set a dark and mysterious setting, and fill the story with uncanny and revenge with his characters from the very beginning versus Bradbury’s usage human automatons as a gothic element seems to fall short. In the first story “The
This reveals the level of degeneration of Macbeth. The pathetic side of the fall is the romance with negative elements in the society. He wines and dines with criminals in order to achieve his ambition. Through a dint of luck, Fleance escapes from the dragnet of the killers. In plain language, "Glamis hath murdered sleep, and therefore Cawdor shall sleep no more: Macbeth shall sleep no more".
I’ll touch my point/With this contagion, that if I gall him slightly/It may be death”(author). Another quote that goes with Ego that is used is “...We’ll make a solemn wager on your cunnings.—/I ha ’t! When in your motion you are hot and dry,/As make your bouts more violent to that end,/And that he calls for drink, I’ll have prepared him/A chalice for the nonce, whereon but sipping,/If he by chance escape your venomed stuck”(author). Both these quotes show Ego because King Claudius is planning on ways to kill Hamlet and he has a backup plan just Incase the first plan is unsuccessful. A quote I have that goes with Superego is when King Claudius says “Let’s further think of this,/Weigh what convenience both of time and means/May fit us to our shape.