Manette sacrifices the safety of himself and his family in addition to sacrificing many years of his life in prison all in the name of justice. Furthermore, Dr. Manette, temporarily sacrifices his sanity and his happiness, so Lucie would be free to marry Charles Darnay. Dr. Manette’s first sacrifice occurs while trying to help a young woman’s family seek justice. By helping them get justice, Dr. Manette sacrifices being with his own family as well as watching his daughter, Lucie grow up. Dr. Manette writes a letter to an authority figure explaining what he has seen at the Marquis de Evermonde’s estate.
I will lie with the one I love and loved by him – and outrage sacred to the gods. I have longer to please the dead than please the living her: in the kingdom down below I’ll lie forever” (63). Antigone articulates that although it is against Creon’s orders, Polycines was their brother and he had asked her and Ismene to bury him, if it was every necessary. Therefore she chose her family over the state and committed the felony. This act allowed for Antigone to gain personal justice for herself by risking her life in order to honor her dead brother’s wishes.
She has only one thing in mind at this point: Do whatever it takes to make Macbeth king. She tells Macbeth, "O, never shall sun that morrow see!" (1.6.71-72). Lady Macbeth is releasing her rage by stating that Duncan will be killed and never shall he see the sun again which is ironic because she has never had a problem with Duncan before. Lady Macbeth is so determined to kill him that she is willing to stop at nothing to see his death.
He kills people and commits serious crimes. Now she throws this term out there in an attempt to save her own life which it does not. The grandmother is very narcissistic. When she is shot the Misfit says “She would have been a good woman, if it had been some-body there to shoot her every minute of her life.” (O’Connor,
In the story, we see how selfish the grandmother was when dealing with the “Misfit” as he began to murder her family we saw her beg for her life and not anyone else’s in her family. The only character in “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” that is selfless is the mother who is barely acknowledged. However, the one thing that she did do was when confronted with the idea of her joining her family dead she simply said yes while the grandmother kept on pleading and eventually stated, “Why you’re one of my babies. You’re one of my own children” (O’Connor 1153) which got her murdered seconds later. This shows that by being selfish it allows you to not care about your family and friends which is also exemplified in “A Rose for Emily.” In Faulkner’s
She requests that "direst brutality" debase her. She assembles everything that is detestable inside her body to perform the underhanded deed of killing Duncan. In the event that Lady Macbeth is truant from the story, the murder of Duncan would not occur. The fact that amid numerous parts of the story, Macbeth has vulnerability of whether it is noble to take the life of such an extraordinary ruler with a specific goal to nourish his strive after force. Regardless of Macbeth questioning regardless of whether he ought to acknowledge the murder of Duncan, he is constantly persuaded by his wife that killing Duncan is fitting.
It was a case of fratricide as well. When Antigone acted against the specific order of the king, by putting dust over the dead body of Polynices, accepting that while Polynices had killed her other brother, Polynices himself was still a part of her family and thus deserved the same buries rites as Eteocles. Creon had to act. Antigone however, was concerned with her duty in properly treating the body of Polynices even though he killed her Eteocles in battle and had no fear of the repercussions it would bring. She went to her sister Ismene and after explaining to her the situation asked her one thing.
By allowing Gatsby to take the blame Daisy implicates him as responsible for Myrtle’s death, whereby Mr Wilson seeks revenge in the wrong person. She shows no appreciation, no guilt, no remorse or anything of the sort for her one time lover who lost his life for her. He paid the ultimate price for this woman and she shows him absolutely nothing in return. Only a cold-hearted emotionless villain could be so cruel. She doesn’t even have the heart to make a phone call to his estate or send memorial flowers, let alone turn up at his
When Grendel dies from the power of Beowulf, this does not leave Grendel’s Mother amused. Grendel’s Mother is attacking Herot and “she’d killed a glorious soldier,cut a noble life short.No Geat could have stopped her”(Beowulf 416-417). As seen in the quote, Grendel’s mother is very upset about what happened to her son. By killing a soldier and terrorizing Herot, she is getting revenge for the death of her son. Then Beowulf goes to fight Grendel’s Mother, and during the fight Grendel’s mother “drew a dagger,brown with dried blood, and prepared to avenge her only son”(Beowulf 501-503).
The character “Mary Maloney” from the short story “Lamb to the Slaughter” perpetrated condemning actions towards her husband and fellow society members, by her sinful behavior as follows, she carries out the crime of a murder by killing her husband (Patrick Maloney), then conceals the murder in mischievous ways, and tops it by mocking respected officers. Foremost, Mary Maloney ceased her husband’s life away forever with no sorrow within her. “All right, she told herself. So I’ve killed him” (p.13). From the quote there is perceptible evidence that Mary Maloney has evidently killed her husband and feels no regret towards it.