Scott Fitzgerald's magnum opus, he plays out several deaths which play a important factor in the plot of the novel. Two significant deaths in The Great Gatsby extremely affected the plot and meaning of the novel. Myrtle Wilson's death caused by Daisy Buchanan jeopardized Jay Gatsby's life. Her mistake created a misunderstanding in the plot of the novel. All in all, Daisy's recklessness started the events that caused great suffering, destruction and distress of many characters.
Numerous scenes in the novel, The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien, are riddled with violence. Those horrid scenes shape the themes of a heightened mental state and revenge. The actions of the Alpha Company are driven by emotion and stress. These issues create great problems for the Company, stripping them of their civilized societal standards and leaving only natural human instinct. In a scene where Curt Lemon accidentally steps on a mine and is torn into many pieces, his closest comrade, Rat Kiley, has trouble grieving the loss of his friend.
Doctor Frankenstein was truly an instrument of suffering for himself and others. His actions set off a series of events that caused a traumatic change in his life and his families. In this piece of literature the tragic flaw Doctor Frankenstein possessed caused the innocent characters to ultimately suffer the most, which contributes to the tragic vision of the work as a
In fact, Joseph McCarthy himself suffered this consequence: “It was his clash with the Army that would lead to his downfall” (Robert 3). By accusing the Army of treason, he lost respect in the population and bad opinions spread around, ruining his power streak.This risk prevented these kinds of people from succumbing to actions that would sabotage their reputation. In addition, McCarthyism allowed these kinds of nasty people, such as McCarthy, to act upon unsightly desires. Therefore, the McCarthy trials encouraged the conflict between
Through out the whole the play of Macbeth we see the deterioration of his mental state. Macbeth makes multiple wrong decisions that led to many consequences that eventually caught up to him after the end of Act V. Many of Macbeth’s character traits led to his mental deterioration, including his guilt, greed, ambitions, and false hopes. One of Macbeth’s tragic flaws is his blind ambition; this is a major cause of his mental deterioration. Throughout the play, Macbeth makes one bad decision after the other, mostly because he was hungry for power. Lady Macbeth convinced Macbeth to kill King Duncan so that he could become the new Thane of Cawdor, and later, King of Scotland.
This experience, combined with the treatment of other humans toward him, traumatized the creature. The De Lacey’s actions prove that “a refusal of sympathy toward a friendly monster provokes a hostility” (Randel 203). After this moment, he frequently asks his creator why he had let him live. This mentality leads him to declare “everlasting war against the species, and more than all, against him who had formed [the creature] and sent [him] forth to this insupportable misery” (Shelley 94). The abandonment by his creator is really starting to wreak havoc in the creature’s mind.
The whole village was roused; some fled, some attacked me, until, grievously bruised by stones and many other kinds of missile weapons, I escaped…” (Shelley 123). The villagers reaction towards the creature frightens him, and he begins having a negative view of himself. They do not attempt to get to know him or understand him, instead they opt to violence and treat him like an outcast. “The characters in the novel reflect the struggle against societal control. The monster, in particular, is an outcast from society, and the reader is able to empathize with his subsequent rage at being ostracized.” (Sylvia).
From violent duals to envious revenge Othello’s death embodies the many consequences of previous events in the play. At the beginning of the play, Othello becomes general and appoints Cassio as second in command, but Othello does not even mention Iago. Quickly, envy builds inside Iago causing him to despise Othello. Iago methodically plans his revenge for Othello and ultimately accomplishes overall destruction and vengeance. Eventually, Iago “thoroughly unsettles Othello by making him believe that Desdemona has betrayed” him (Keyishian 3).
Throughout the story, Munro has been preparing us for the tragic event, and when we read the “It got worse, gradually”, we feel the curiosity growing. It follows up by a lot of irony, which in many cases makes the reader to re-read - for instance when Lloyd says, "Think of the children", or another example would be Lloyds telephone conversation with Maggie after he had murdered the children (the tragic event). Throughout the text, Munro makes it very clear that Lloyd is a cruel man. Munro is quite relentless in turning the reader against Lloyd, and just when you think there could not be anything worse he could do to earn our condemnation (murdering his own kids with his bare hands), Munro astounds the reader with the line, "You brought it all on
“I was seized by remorse and the sense of guilt, which hurried me away to hell of intense tortures such as no language can describe.” (Frankenstein 101) Frankenstein is a novel written by Mary Shelley. This quote was said by Victor Frankenstein explaining how he felt about Justine’s trial after the death of William. Once Justine’s trial ended in her death, Victor became very guilty because he knew that this all started because of his passion and ignorance that led to the creation of his dream. His guilt made him flee from his family and separate himself from society. While on his expedition he ran into his creation which made him seem more monster than human.