They are never happy about what they have. Greed is wanting what others have and the book hamlet is centered around just that, murder, sacrifice, and mischief. Claudius is a perfect example of greed. He killed the king in order to obtain the throne. As it said in the book ¨murder most foul, as in the best it is, but this most foul, strange, and unnatural.¨ Claudius was greedy and wanted what his brother had.
Regardless of the law, Curley’s morals based on vengeance and masculinity drive him to kill Lennie. George has very different morals based on protecting Lennie, his travel companion and friend. His ultimate goal of helping Lennie leads to him ending Lennie’s life in order to prevent his suffering at the hands of Curley. The concept that morality takes precedence over the law in certain cases is manifested through the decision of Curley to hunt Lennie down and the decision of George to end Lennie’s life in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Curley’s decision to hunt Lennie down for the murder of his wife is one circumstance in which a character’s morals are deemed more important than the laws that govern society.
He also says that, by eliminating Duncan, he would only be teaching his subjects that a rise to power is possible through violence, and karma would come back to bite him. He believes that he should not murder Duncan because he is his servant and host whose main goal is always to protect him. Duncan has been a gracious and humble leader that many respect, and in the case of his untimely death, his subjects would mourn him greatly. In spite of this, when Lady Macbeth offers the escape of blaming the murder on the guards, Macbeth’s ambition kicks in and he is in total support of the crime. Proven from a direct quote from Macbeth himself, Macbeth’s flaw, hubris, further supports his status as an aristotelian
Macbeth was contemplating the consequences of murdering Duncan and foresees his future of being overthrown by righteousness. He is worried that “This even-handed justice/ Commends th’ ingredience if our poisoned chalice/ To our own lips.” (1.7.10-12). Macbeth, at this point, have not been obsessed with lust for power. He raised self-awareness that the violence he used to wrongly proclaim himself king will be used to take vengeance against him. Such violence made him a “tyrant” and eventually killed by Macduff in anger of Macbeth’s crimes.
First it is evident that Macbeth is unable to carry out the murder as he is questioning his own morality; therefore, only through Lady Macbeth’s persuasion he can go on, making her guilty. Her persuasion led to Duncan’s death. Lady Macbeth goes on to question his manhood by saying, “When you durst do it, then you were a man” (I, ii, 49). In her argument she is using pathos an emotional appeal by trying to hit him where it would hurt the most so that he would be motivated to perform the task. It connects with the nature of power since questioning his manhood requires him emotionally to execute his plan.
Because of this, the role of the gold coins acted as the source and main cause of their death. The gold coins symbolized greed and acted as their desire for wealth. When the youngest of them went back to town, the other two plotted to kill him to divide the coins equally: “Then all this money will be ours to spend,/ Divided equally of course, dear friend./
When someone hurts one another, no matter how much, the first course of action people want to take is seeking revenge on whoever hurt them. Consequently, most people will come to their sense and be logical about the whole idea of revenge and push it aside, but some people choose to go through with revenge, even it that means possibly hurting the other person. There is a quote by Confucius that says “Before embarking on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.” Confucius states that there is no righteousness in seeking out revenge, it will not positively benefit you, it will harm your target and you as well. In “My Oedipus Complex” a 5 year old boy loves his mother and he obtains all of her attention until one day the father returns home and the
Ambition can be characterized as the yearning and ability to endeavor towards accomplishment or refinement. Despite what might be expected, driving ambition is the outright desire to accomplish a specific goal, paying little mind to any conceivable results. In William Shakespeare's Macbeth, driving ambition brought Macbeth and his wife to murder King Duncan as a result of their yearning for force. While trying to hold his energy Macbeth also killed Banquo and Macduff's gang. Through both of these savage activities, Macbeth and his wife showed that they are not worried about the expense of the deed, but rather just last result that is accomplished.
Victor’s actions show us that he despised his creation. What he didn’t realize was that his actions in trying to carry out his plan, were actually killing him slowly, because he was not capable of fulfilling this knowledge correctly. Towards the end of the novel, the only thing Victor cared about was getting revenge on his creation for killing his loved ones. Victor stated, “I was hurried away by fury; revenge alone endowed me with strength and composure; it molded my feeling… otherwise delirium or death would have been my portion.” The only thing keeping Victor from dying was getting revenge. It controlled him, and that’s what made him a monster.
Originally, Macbeth needed persuasion from his lady to follow through with Duncan’s murder; however, the audience sees Macbeth’s ambition grow when he plans Banquo’s death on his own. He even tells his wife to “be innocent of knowledge, dearest chuck” (3.2.45). This act of lonely violence displays the progress of Macbeth’s ambition. He went from a man who needed an extra push in order to carry out such an evil plan to one who was able to orchestrate his own scheme. Guilt and fear consume Macbeth after the first murderer informs him that Banquo has been killed but his son Fleance escaped the murderous grasp.
Dubus has the reader questioning if inflicting revenge on Richard is ethical thing to do since the legal system failed in serving the appropriate punishment. In the story, Matt is thinking about taking Richard 's life because he killed his son and Dubus has the reader on his side. Releasing Richard on bail is an unjust decision made by the legal system because the crime does not match the punishment. Nobel peace prize winner Martin Luther King Jr says “ How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others? The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust.
Montag, willing to break the law, states “‘That’s the good part of dying; when you’ve nothing to lose, you run any risk you want”’ (81). Montag would rather gather books to rebel for a cause then die if he is found breaking the law. He had nothing to care for, not even himself, and was ready to carry out a plan and run as many risks as he wanted to. In order to make a point, an individual must be willing to sacrifice himself or herself in order to do the right thing. While sacrificing yourself in a rebellion, risking other people may occur.
In the beginning of this excerpt when Synge relates the anecdote of the Connaught man who killed his father, he suggests that this experience relates the “primitive feeling of these people…that a man will not do wrong unless he is under the influence of a passion…[and] they can see no reason why he should be dragged away and killed by the law.” While this seems to be an accurate assumption for the majority of cases, this is a potentially dangerous statement. The premise of this argument rests on the notion that the accused murderer feels remorse and is forever changed by their action. Yet this viewpoint falls apart and would be naive if the person who committed the crime is deranged and knowingly and unreservedly killed the person. If this