“If still you think (the narrator) mad, you will think so no longer when (the narrator) describe the wise precautions (the narrator) took for the concealment of the body,” reveals the attention to detail the narrator had when carrying out the murder. As time goes on, the guilt makes the character conscious of every move they make. What he did is always on his mind and he is constantly wondering about what might happen next. “(The narrator) kept quite still and said nothing...hearkening to the death watches in the wall,” the narrator shows the consciousness of his actions and how guilt forces him into thinking that the hidden body is watching their every step. The murder that was committed shows that supernatural occurrences do cause characters to go insane and take actions that usually would not have been thought
“Do not judge my story by the chapter that you walked in on.” Nobody knows who wrote this quote however it is very good nonetheless. This quote shows that one should not judge another without first learning about their past and holds great significance in the novel To Kill a Mocking Bird. More specifically this pertains to Boo Radley. Over the course of To Kill a Mocking Brid Boo is seen as a maniac but as the story progresses the readers view of him changes from a crazed psychopath to simply a misunderstood boy. In the beginning of the story Boo is seen as crazed psychopath who eats cats and spies on people at night.
In some hard-boiled detective fictions, the police are not only ignorant and incompetent, but also violent and corrupt. Usually, the criminal gangsters share a close relationship with those police officers. They represents the social darkness and unfair. In The Long Goodbye, the police turned the fact upside down to cater the need of a multi-millionaire, by making false evidence, and commit perjury. Those mercenary polices have contrasted strongly with the righteous
The justice looks like the major issue of the plot, as Abner’s actions are explained by himself and his family as a response to an insult. But it is clear the man’s logic is twisted; Abner Snopes provoked all incidents by himself to create a reason to excuse his desire for fires. The final scenes of the story suggest the justice was served, as the man was caught during his final crime. But this is also a complex situation, as other family members, who did not support Abner’s position directly, did not experience the improvement in their living conditions and even could be hurt or killed. The story starts with the description of a trial, where Abner Snopes was accused in burning of his neighbor’s barn.
This piece of support from the texts relates to the previous support used. The problem, here, was that a group of guys were trying to eliminate Lennie; so the solution was to wait until night to leave, but George put Lennie in a better place, gently killed, because George felt that Lennie was a danger to himself, and others. To finalize, problem and solution was one of the major literary themes talked about in this
Hamlet was plotting his uncle’s murder, something the majority of people would view as completely insane, but it is how he plotted this murder that makes it clear that he is not mad. He deceives his friends and family into thinking he has gone completely mad, but it is his actions that prove to the reader that he may not be as mad as the king and queen believe. His unwillingness to kill Claudius because “he is a-praying.. And so he goes to heaven; And so I am revenged: And so he is scanned:” (III/iii/76-79) proves that he still has some reason and has put some thought into this murder. Also, it is how Hamlet acts towards his love, Ophelia, that proves that he may not truly be mad, especially in Act 5 during her funeral when he returns and states “I loved Ophelia. Forty thousand brothers could not with all their love make up my sum.”(V/i/262-264) Hamlet attempts to deceive the entire kingdom into labelling him as mad so that they would think nothing of him.
Bernard Mandeville believed that man is “extraordinarily selfish, cunning, and stubborn" (Mandeville). However, he ignores the fact that even if man is selfish, that man will stand in the way of danger, to save another person. Man will put another human before him, fully accepting the dangers and costs that will come with it. Twain exemplifies this trait in human nature with Tom, once again. Tom is called to testify for a falsely accused man that has been charged with murder, and Tom was at the site, unnoticed when it happened.
His skills are not as impressive as he believes they are, though, and he does not only commit a murder, but he also gets cheated on by his wife. The difference between those two criminals is, then, that Hermann believes he is more talented and therefore bound to succeed when it comes to him getting away with the murder, whereas Humbert acknowledges the fact that he is devious and he does not try to cover up his crime. Moreover, he pleads guilty and while doing so, he appears more vulnerable as he describes himself as a victim
Instead, he could have remained civil with Atticus, because he was just doing his job. Unlike, Mr. Ewell, Atticus remains civil in this situation. "It was Miss Stephanie's pleasure to tell us: this morning Mr. Bob Ewell stopped Atticus one the post office corner, spat in his face, and told him he'd get him if it took the rest of his life. 'I wish Bob Ewell wouldn't chew tobacco,' was all Atticus said about it. "(217) Atticus had decided not to retaliate against Mr. Ewell, because even though he was being very rude to him, Atticus believed that reciprocating Mr. Ewell’s actions would be unethical of him.
While Montresor pretends to be a good friend to Fortunato, it is strange that Fortunato does not realize the problems between them. In order to be believable for readers, the insults must be very painful for Montresor, so it urges him to commit such a crime. “The Cask of Amontillado” is missing an important element of Montresor’s motivation to punish Fortunato by burying him alive. Montresor neglects to explain how Fortunato insults him as the story lays the foundation at the opening paragraph, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge.” (Poe 866); however, no evidence to be found in the story to support Montresor’s claim. No one would not know what Fortunato did to Montresor and should the insults lead to
This also shows you why he is so rude to Tiresias and claims that he will solve the mystery by himself. It also reveals that he is very intelligent and remains calm under pressure. Lastly it foreshadows that Oedipus will need to save the city once
“He was famous for his black-handled switchblade (which he couldn’t have acquired without his first talent [stealing] and he was always smarting off to the cops.” This is important because it confirms that Two-bit is a lawbreakers.This is also crucial because it exhibits that, when first read, Two-bit gives the impression of horrible person.“No visitors. But Two-Bit wouldn’t take no for an answer. That was his buddy in there and he aimed to see him.” (Hinton 119)This is vital since it verifies that Two-Bit is willing to execute atrocious actions just to see his friend.This is important because it shows that Two-Bit is an outstanding person deep down because he wants to meet with his friend.After analyzing S.E.Hinton’s book, The Outsiders, I have shown that Two-Bit is a lawbreakers, but is still an admirable person. The greasers act as criminals, but embody morally good people. The greasers personify lawbreakers.
That’s one of his little stunts. I picked him for a bootlegger the first time I saw him, and I wasn’t wrong.” Tom gathered too much offensive information about him, and the more Tom talks the worse it seems for everyone to realise. Tom found out that Gatsby, Wolfsheim and others were involved in other illegal activities. He is even willing to take the blame for Myrtle 's death, instead of saying Daisy was the driver. Daisy doesn’t love Gatsby as much as he loves her.
After 30 minutes of him telling me his life story he told me, “you got the Job!” Then preceded to tell me his life story and while working at the restaurant I would i will be doing things that appeal to some as immoral. Things such as cracking down on the homeless people trying to cause theft and vandalize the amazing jack in the box. This very thing made me question my moral. I felt sorry for the people that are forced into those positions. I have honestly been in there shoes, so I know how rough times could be.
It’s as if everyone has a ticking time bomb of malevolence that is kept in check by our moral values and societal standards. When not kept in check, however, individuals with the tendency to act on said malevolence will slowly find the beast inside themselves surfacing. The dark part of every being can be instigated when provocative circumstances deem it so, and when encouraged by a group. We find comfort in numbers, and we tend to do things we wouldn’t normally find ourselves doing simply for the sake of the togetherness. Simon is killed through this very premise, when he stumbles upon the tribal dance of Jack’s hunters.