Hamlet finds out that this was a setup of Claudius and Polonius to spy on him, so they can find out if he is truly mad. All of Hamlet’s comments towards Ophelia suggest that he feels betrayed. Hamlet and Ophelia showed each other true love but both were mad after their fathers’ deaths. Hamlet was acting mad to have revenge while Ophelia was truly mad. During Ophelia’s funeral, Hamlet stated “I loved Ophelia; forty thousand brothers could not with all their quantity of love make up my sum”, expressing his true feelings towards her.
At the beginning of the play, Macbeth id led him to kill Duncan and starting off his new change of mental state. In 1.3 Macbeth is speaking to himself and saying, “My thought, whose murder yet / is but fantastical, / Shakes so my single state of man / That function is smothered in / surmise, / And nothing is but what is not” (1.3.152-155). This quote helps prove the Macbeth had the idea of murder before Lady Macbeth even brought it up, so his id had say in this decision. Even though Lady Macbeth 's id pushes him to execute the murder, Macbeth had say in it. If Macbeth’s id and mind was completely against the murder, he wouldn 't have thought about it so many different times, he would have just shut it down.
However, he murdered Polonius impulsively. Hamlet’s inability to make decisions properly led to his impulsive actions, which caused the death of the people he cared about. He had many opportunities to kill Claudius and complete his revenge before anyone else died, but he refused to act. Hamlet himself realized that and said, “But I am pigeon-liver 'd and lack gall / To make oppression bitter.” Hamlet didn’t feel he was capable of righting the wrong Claudius committed. If Hamlet had accepted Claudius as king and forgiven his mother or had completely committed to carrying out revenge, the play would have ended much differently, but Hamlet’s indecisiveness presented him from doing either.
When most humans finally achieve revenge they don’t consider the aftermath. However in the story of Hamlet it illustrate that on pg 343 lines 64-71 “Does it not, think thee, stand me now upon- He that hath killed my king and whored my mother… to let this canker of our nature come in further evil?” This quote explain how Hamlet has the desire to avenge his father because of the treason that Claudius did to Hamlet’s father but also how he took Hamlet rightful place as King. So now Hamlet want revenge for two things his father and for the throne. In Hamlet once again on pg lines “what would you undertake to show yourself … Revenge should have have no bounds.” This quote tells us how strong revenge is and Claudius tells us it has no limits. The aftermath of obtaining revenge will affect humans some type of
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. Curley is furious when he finds his wife dead at the hands of Lennie. He decides to hunt Lennie down and murder him in cold blood. When asked if he would like to stay back with his wife and grieve, he says, “‘I’m goin,’ ... ‘I’m gonna shoot the guts outta that big bastard myself, even if I only got one hand’” (98). Even
Harry has failed as a patriarchal figure. Though he taught Dexter to defend his “Dark Passenger” by targeting those whom law has failed to punish yet, but after seeing Dexter’s first victim who had been mutilated and butchered, Harry could not live with himself and in the end he committed suicide. He has failed as a father and a patriarch.
Victor also allows Justine to die for the murder of his younger brother because he’s afraid of what people will think. “My tale was not one to announce publicly; it’s astounding horror would be looked upon as madness by the vulgar”(83). He’s more concerned with what will happen to him, someone who actually had something to do with William’s death, than to Justine, who is completely innocent. Lastly, the monster says he will leave Victor and his family alone if Victor makes him a female companion, but he can’t even do that. “I thought with a sensation of madness on my promise of creating another like to him, and trembling with passion, tore to pieces the thing on which I was engaged”(180).
But he has no choice but to let Justine take the fall for the death of his brother because he fears being seen as a madman. Later when Victor is told by his monster that he would leave to South America if Victor makes a second creation, he agrees until he selfishly destroys the second creation. “You have destroyed the work which you began...Do you dare to break your promise?” (181). Victor knew the consequences. He failed his parental duty to take care of his child and his needs and as a result he got Elizabeth killed.
While he is haunted by guilt, Macbeth has to secure his throne by murdering Banquo and Fleance. At the end of the feast which was set up for assassinating Banquo and his son, Macbeth is again terrified by the news that Fleance has fled and Banquo’s ghost will dried blood over his body. He said to the ghost: “Thou canst not say I did it. Never shake/ Thy gory locks at me.” (3.4.51-52) These reactions all showed his ambivalence and the hatred to