When he realizes that his wife Ruth is becoming ill, he begins to think of killing his son's murderer. His eldest son has already expressed the desire for revenge, saying, "I should kill him" (1123). Ruth is forced to see the murderer on a near daily basis, which is "killing her” (1124). This cannot only be a revenge killing, else he would have been planning the killing far before Ruth became ill. Matt desperately wants to protect his family. Yet throughout the children's young life, he has forced himself to maintain control, "relief was his only acknowledgement of his fear" (1128), and allow his children some space.
The father takes it upon himself to have revenge and kill his son’s murderer, Richard Strout. Since it is the father telling the story one can see how all his thoughts are based off the death of his son and the act of killing Strout. “A Good Man is Hard to Find” is written from the point of view of a grandmother who is going on a trip with her family. Therefore, there is not always this apparent theme of death throughout the entire story, but that it more just appears in the ending when the perspective switches to “the Misfit”, who is the grandmother’s murderer. It may seem that because the narrator in “Killings” is in fact, a mu... ... middle of paper ... ...filled with a feeling of remorse.
In Matt Fowler’s recount, he describes his wife as being perpetually afflicted by the presence of their son’s killer, and he even goes further to claim that Richard Strout’s existence is resulting in the deterioration of Ruth Fowler’s health and wellbeing. Although it is too late for Matt Fowler to protect his own son, he feels obligated to guard his wife from the suffering inflicted by presence of their son’s murderer. Because of this marital responsibility brought about by Ruth Fowler’s teary performances, Matt Fowler kills Richard Strout in an effort to end his wife’s emo... ... middle of paper ... ... experienced by his wife Ruth Fowler. This story is a tragic tale of how love for another person translated into murder, and there is no moral distinction between these acts. Since there is no explicit difference between these two murders, the audience understands that vigilante justice reduces an individual into a criminal – blind to ethics in an effort to attain retribution.
Even thought his destiny was in fact to kill his own father, the unique reason the crime of patricide was committed was in self-defense. Laios, Oedipus' biological father, considered a wandered on a foreign road by Oedipus, insulted and assaulted his poor son, and other negative events transpired, which resulted in his own death. When someone commit murder by self-defense, it is... ... middle of paper ... ...ead the play or who has assisted to play in person. Oedipus blinding himself at the end of play proves his innocence and that he is misfortunate to be the man who was able to solve the Sphinx's riddle and the man who became Jocasta's husband committing incest by doing so. Oedipus committing the crime against his own father -not knowing it was his biological father- could not be avoided, his ignorance in a certain way absolves him of all blame.
Laertes is consumed by his anger and acts accordingly, but Hamlet takes his grief to heart and plots how he will eventually avenge his father’s murder. When Laertes learns that Hamlet has killed his father, he immediately goes along with the king’s plan to kill Hamlet. Laertes agrees to “be ruled” by the King so that Hamlet “shall not ... ... middle of paper ... ...r Hamlet. Laertes and Hamlet both succeeded in killing their fathers’ murderers, but the price was the death of Ophelia, Polonius, Gertrude, and Laertes himself. Although Hamlet and Laertes are responsible for their actions in dealing with their grief, Claudius is the ultimate cause of the death throughout the castle.
I believe that he is at least partly guilty of the aforementioned crimes. He allows and also hastens his fate through his uncontrolled anger, his blind refusal of facts, and his fear of the unknown. Oedipus is controlled if not consumed by anger when he takes the lives of his father and his entire traveling party. It is only after he discovers that the man he killed that day was his father that he shows any sign of remorse. By not exercising any type of personal restate he allows himself to play pawn to the prophesy of the oracle.
Comparing Poems Salome, Hitcher, On My First Sonne and The Man He Killed The poems, Salome, Hitcher, On My First Sonne and The Man He Killed all have similar themes. The menacing and threatening ideas that the poets used are all based around death. However, each poem has a different perspective on the word with different motives and emotions. The Man He Killed is about a man who talks of the experience he had of shooting someone and the regrets he has for it. He feels guilty, as he has no conceivable explanation for shooting the man.
He was wrong, however, and shed the innocent blood of a loyal servant. Many people would say that Hamlet does not want to get revenge for the death of his father, but throughout the play, we see Hamlet doing that very thing. He concocts multiple plans in an attempt to make the king confess what he has done, that way Hamlet can punish him for his cruel actions. Hamlet became so consumed with his quest for revenge that he ended up killing innocent people in hopes that it was the king. His goal was not justice, but to see his uncle end up dead for the murder of his father.
The detailed descriptions of the dead man’s body show the terrible costs of the war in a physical aspect. O’Brien’s guilt almost takes on its own rhythm in the repetition of ideas, phrases, and observations about the man’s body. Some of the ideas here, especially the notion of the victim being a “slim, young, dainty man,” help emphasize O’Brien’s fixation on the effects of his action—that he killed someone who was innocent and not meant to be fighting in the war. At the same time, his focus on these physical characteristics, rather than on his own feelings, betrays his attempt to keep some distance in order to dull the pain. The long, unending sentences force the reader to read the deta... ... middle of paper ... ... big deal than in helping him work through his emotions.
This shows that Christopher's father was lying to him about his mother being dead and he had told a giant lie and was deceitful to Christopher that made him go through that pain as if he had lost his mother. The next quote happens right after father had confessed he had killed Wellington which filled Christopher with rage and fear from his father's wrong actions. Christopher states while writing in his book,"I had to get out of the house. Father had murdered Wellington. That means he could murder me, because I couldn't trust him even though he had said trust me because he had told a lie about a big thing.