Both fall victim to ‘vaulting ambition’, pride and greed, tempting them to acts of treason and betrayal of friends, kinsman and the nation itself. Warfare on the battlefield mirrors the metaphorical warfare being played out between the forces of good and evil within them. Spurred by ambition, supernatural solicitation and by the taunting of his wife, Macbeth deliberately chooses to embark on what he knows to be an evil course. From the moment he listens with ‘rapt’ attention to the witches, he allows himself to be drawn further and further into a vision of hell. The audience accompanies him into a morass of nightmares, ghosts, bloody visions and false prophecies.
Dostoevsky unveils Raskolnikov's cruel side during this dream, if it is to be interpreted in this way. Similarly, the little boy could represent Raskolnikov’s compassionate side. The child, watching the beating, realizes the absurdity of it. He even rushes to Mikolka, ready to punish him for killing the mare. This illustrates Rodion's internal struggle while contemplating the murder of Alyona.
The Activation- synthesis Model of Dreaming The interpretation of dreams developed by Dr. Sigmund Freud is a theory that is still believed by many. Freud thought the function of dreaming was to allow the discharge of repressed instinctual impulses in such a way as to preserve sleep. He also believed the instigating force behind dreams was always an instinctual and unconscious wish. Dr. Freud considered these wishes to be predominantly sexual in nature. In "Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis," he wrote: "Though the number of symbols is large, the number of subjects symbolized is not large.
A dreamers ability to succeed at this seems to depend a lot on the dreamers confidence. Sigmund Freud's dream theory "the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious; it is the secret foundation of psychoanalysis" (Gardner, Skeptical, 10). But earlier efforts have been m... ... middle of paper ... ...s up the best in displaying the concepts of both philosophers and the ideas that they had. A dream is something that we will never fully understand because it is mysterious in itself. For now we will go with the basis that there is a difference between waking and dreaming and that we are fully aware of it.
Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”, a short story about internal conflict and obsession, showcases the tortured soul due to a guilty conscience. The story opens with an unnamed narrator describing a man deranged and plagued with a guilty conscience for a murderous act. This man, the narrator, suffers from paranoia, and the reason for his crime is solely in his disturbed mind. He becomes fixated on the victim’s (the old man’s) eye, and his conscience forces him to demonize the eye. Finally, the reader is taken on a journey through the planning and execution of a murder at the hands of the narrator.
Heathcliff’s hatred drives him to take revenge by fueling Hindley’s drinking and gambling addiction, in addition to corrupting his son, Hareton. Next, when Catherine’s decides to marry Edgar, Heathcliff’s depression and disappointment over his lost love drive him to lose control of his moral character and transform into a vengeful man. Heathcliff admits to Catherine, “I have not broken your heart –you have broken it –and in breaking it, you have broken mine…” (163). Heathcliff’s jealousy of Edgar and his temporary frustration with Catherine ignite his quest for revenge. Heathcliff proceeds to destroy the remainder of the Earnshaw family by enticing into marriage Isabella with false love and torturing sickly Linton to insanity.
It is this extreme evil within Iago that compels him to plot the destruction of others and bring about his own doom. Iago possesses an insane desire for chaos and is evident through his near perfect planning of his scheme. Iago has motivation of pure hatred, he “hates the moor” and considers the diabolical mischief he creates as “a pleasure” and “a sport”. He uses his wife, Emilia, as a pawn in his twisted plot and refers to her as a “villainous whore”, before stabbing her to death with intentions of pure evilness. As a practical joker, Iago finds enjoyment and thrill through the abuse of people’s trust and in their death and downfall.
In the tragedy Othello jealousy is a motivator of evil, Iago uses it against people resulting in the destruction of their own lives and the people’s lives around them. Jealousy makes solid minded people go mad; it manipulates people into believing false, and loses sight of what they truly love. Iago is a scheming evil beast whose motive to destroy lives and kill was, jealousy.
Macbeth 's avarice leads him to predetermine more and more terrible gluttonies. Because of these deeds and the guilt he has, Macbeth is obsessed by spiritual events such as meeting Banquo 's ghost and the floating dagger. Macduff 's reason for wanting to kill is completely different from Macbeth 's. Macduff is considered the prototype of the revenging hero. He only has an intention of revenge when Macbeth kills his family.
(I;v;40-50) All these images of darkness and horror reveal the true character of Lady Macbeth; she feels the need to become wicked. Her attitude is even more horrific when she calls on evil spirits to come and possess her, taking control of her actions. This sort of behavior causes the audience and reader to assume Lady Macbeth is a psychopath, and therefore would have reason to hold her responsible for having a major impact on her husband and driving him off, enlightening a twisted sinister and threatening dark side of him.