He wants to pray for forgiveness of his offense, but laments, "Pray can I not," because "I am still possessed of those effects for which I did the murder - My crown, mine own ambition, and my queen." He murdered Hamlet's father in order to get those things and he is not willing to give them up. He realizes that true repentance would be willing to give then up, and therefore, he is not really repentant. This is why at the end of his prayer, he says "Words without thoughts never to heaven go." There's no point in saying he is sorry because God knows he doesn't really mean it.
On the other hand, Dimmesdale loves Hester and Pearl but because he is selfish and a coward he does not admit his sin of adultery to the community and as a result of his feebleness his love is insincere and devious. In conclusion, even though Chillingworth and Dimmesdale are in love with Hester and Pearl and are apprehensive about what the community will think of their secrets, Dimmesdale’s love for Hester and Pearl is phony and fraudulent because he is a hypocrite, a coward, and prioritizes Puritan society’s expectations above his love for Hester and Pearl.
The quote shows how keenly he feels the weight of Basil’s murder, and how he is too wicked and too far gone to forgive himself for his sins. The realization of his sins could offer him redemption, and yet Dorian further condemns himself by deciding to forget, rather than repent. Paradoxically, Dorian is trapped by his previous values despite having pursued new ones. Had he discarded the moral ideals he once shared with Basil entirely, he would’ve continued his life content; yet as he has kept the scraps of his morals, he has become a guilt-ridden victim. His weak justifications for his actions at the end of the quote show the same kind of hypocritical and
Jekyll knows that he cannot be caught because he carries out his evil thoughts through Hyde, who nobody suspects to be Jekyll as that would be seen as nonsense in that time period. However, the decision to kill himself is Jekyll’s conscience taking over and realizing that the possibility of Hyde being a member of society only makes things worse and that he is sorry for his actions and the trouble that he has
Although the pawnbroker might not have actually been in the wrong, Raskolnikov at the time thought he was performing a service to society. Despite this, he feels guilty and contemplates turning himself in “entirely from horror and disgust for what he had done” (77). Raskolnikov’s conscience no longer allows him to feel good about killing someone after he actually kills her. After that, Raskolnikov struggles because, as Dostoyevsky puts it, “a crime is always accompanied by illness” (249). Raskolnikov’s guilt consumes him to an extreme amount and “he did not sleep, but lay there in a state of oblivion” (84).
He confuses the destruction and weakening of himself for penance for his sin. Aided by Hester?s angered husband, Dimmesdale weakens himself so much, that he uses the last of his strength in his confession and he dies in Hester?s arms. Danforth suspects he is sending innocent people to their deaths, but through the love of his office, he does not stop his corrupt practices nor attempt to right his wrongs.
This goes alongside, "How weary, stale, flat and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world", where the chain of downbeat adjectives, display how difficult Hamlet’s emotional state is. These references to words do not merely present his dejection and adverse condition, but additionally bring his allusions of suicide to the surface. Suicidal thoughts establish a weakness in his character. However he redeems himself as he comprehends that suicide is against the ideals of the church, so constrains himself. Hamlet deems that although people may suffer pain and cruelty they still choose to live because they are afraid of what is to come after death," And makes us rather bear those ills we have than fly to others that we know not of?
Proctor does not think he is able to sin which is why even though he “know[s] [h... ... middle of paper ... ...ondemnation as a Christian trial against witchcraft but as a case to save his prestige. In order to stop the hangings, Danforth will have to admit his mistakes and as a result, hurt his authority and the court’s validity. Danforth gains so much power from enforcing the law that he believes it justifies his corruption and the infallibility of his actions. Miller exposes events of the Witch Trial where flawed authorities disregard justice for power, reflecting their desperation to uphold their reputation and control. They overlook their faults because of the great amount of authority the “common” man has granted them.
He thinks that doing this will keep her death off of his hands, this way the gods won’t be angry with him and severely punish him. Analyzing this action, one can say that he doesn’t want her death on his hands because he knows what he is doing is wrong, although is far too much a coward to admit it. Only a couple pages into this story, and we already see a radical change in Creon. He has now transitioned from b... ... middle of paper ... .... This final act can be analyzed as Brutus finally accepting that he did the wrong thing and there’s no way he can fix that.
Heathcliff in Bronte's Wuthering Heights Heathcliff is the man with a desire for revenge, which means we should hate him; or should we? In the novel Heathcliff does search for revenge in anyone who has done him harm, or in some cases punishes somebody else in order to seek revenge on others. This is just one of many reasons why you could indeed hate Heathcliff, but there is another side to him. At certain places in the novel you do sympathise with him, as at times what he is put through is very tough. Through out the novel there are many ways in which we could hate Heathcliff but also times where we could sympathise with him for his words and actions he takes.