This separates Claudius emotionally from his brother’s death because he t... ... middle of paper ... ...3.57). Though Claudius appears to show remorse for his actions, he shows his true character by focusing on maintaining the power and rewards that came from murdering his brother. When Hamlet calls his uncle a “smiling, damned villain!” he is illuminating Claudius’s ability to hide his true iniquitous nature and appear charming (1.5.107). Hamlet uses the word “smiling” to highlight the dual nature of Claudius. Claudius’s smile is illuminated because a smile can either be good in nature or evil.
His conscience makes him feel so bad that he wants to try to make up for his mistakes, but in the end he is still too tempted by the bad to abandon his altern... ... middle of paper ... ...is weakness to the evil because he can’t stop his acts, unless he goes that as far as to commit suicide. Gene also feels guilt, when Phineas dies he believes that he has also died with him and will never be the same again. Unfortunately neither one completely and whole heartedly repents or changes their actions allowing the reader to decide whether they ever are really worthy of receiving any forgiveness. In summary both Jekyll and Gene are in acknowledgment of their injustices and yet each still commit their crime making them guilty. In the world today a child cannot be put in prison for a crime.
These two last orations of Othello are noble in speech and purpose, but lack comprehension. He uses the first to attack himself for his horrible deed; certainly this is the first reaction of anyone who has wrongly killed his beloved. He delivers condemnation upon himself with eloquence and anguish. The latter speech he gives in his final role as a leader, directing the men who remain about how to deal with what has happened and showing them he has purged the evil. It is Othello's last soliloquy that lacks vital judgmental abilities and eventually secures his destiny.
When referring to his vengeance, he says: “my smile was now at the thought of his immolation”; the author highlights now because the character confesses he’s been kind to his victim but he did not appreciate his . Yet, the strains that lead to Fortunato’s death conti... ... middle of paper ... ...s depicted everywhere because we know very little about the characters except that one is unreasonably committed to kill the other at any cost, while the other just appears to us in his most deplorable drunken state. As for their motives, they are vaguely defended. So, The Cask of Amontillado qualifies extravagantly for a good mystery narrative. Therefore, a story cannot be cataloged “horror” unless it is written taking into consideration factors like fear, mystery and suspense.
He finally determines to start a new life with innocence. He is delighted with his decision and assumes the portrait is now free of any blemishes. When he discovers it still contains the sinful soul of his past, the only way to start anew is by destroying the monstrous picture. In doing so, Dorian unknowingly assumes the burden the portrait has carried and thereby commits suicide. Throughout the novel, Dorian encounters and is entrapped by the temptation of evil and falls victim to the words that changed and ended his life.
(5.4.279-284) Harcourt uses this opportunity to show his honorable side, when everyone else has turned against her. Her good, straightforward nature has made her easily believed by Harcourt, who is known for his own deceptions and disguises. Her virtue has changed his darker nature. Alithea's character represents the meretious side of human nature. Through the theme of deception, Wycherley illustrates the warring sides of human nature in this classic comedy.
The other characters in the book show him no mercy either and Heathcliff continues in his ruthless ways. However there is humanity in Heathcliff as can be seen in the relationships with Catherine, Hareton, Nelly, and Lockwood, where they actually treat Heathcliff like a respectable companion. Revenge can force us to do unthinkable things. A mission bent on
As a tragic hero, Oedipus 's errors bring his tragic downfall out at the end. First, the prominent flaw in his character is his stubbornness. He is stubborn to the extent that he does what he is thinking of whatever it costs. At the beginning, Tressias refuses to speak about the truth of Laius 's murder but he insists to know the killer to save Thebes. At the end Tressias tells him, that he is the murderer "the killer you are searching is yourself."
He later confesses in a separate letter, his desire for revenge by explaining that while passing through Hadleyburg, he was the subject of undeserved wrongdoing. He sets himself apart from any ordinary man by claiming that any other man would have been content to kill one or two of the locals and call it quits, but to him, that would have been a trivial revenge and inadequate since the dead do not suffer. He eventually succeeds in mounting a revenge that exposes Hadleyburg for what it truly represents, hypocrisy and
Also, Hamlet cannot accept the ghost's word for Claudius' guilt, he arranges a situation where he can watch Claudius condemn himself. Again, this is a reaction from his self-centered motives-he requires the feeling of hatred that is only achieved when he is the victim of a crime. Although the play shows him a first-hand picture of Claudius' guilt, it is still not enough provocation for murder. In Hamlet's case, "self-centered" is not a fault but a way of feeling emotions. He is evidently unable to feel the necessary passion when they are related secondhand, he must have the immediate relation to his own psyche.