With this going on and his good friend Mr. Utterson trying to find out why he was gone, Jekyll was always stressed. When Utterson and Poole barged through the door, Jekyll couldn’t be seen for what he was. He hid his true authentic self to the very end. For when Utterson called Jekyll a “‘self-destroyer’ Utterson concludes, not only because he has killed himself, but because it is self-destructive to violate the sexual codes of one’s society”(Showalter 113). For the main reason, Jekyll ended his life was because he went against what was societal norms during the time.
His "shilling shocker," conceived in a dream and written in a white heat, captured both his own deepest divisions and insights into the callous folly of late-Victorian hypocrisy. Stevenson had himself considered suicide at least three times and yet persisted through ill health to natural death. ;(34) Far from counselling "moral self-murder," his dark story of monstrous alter egos was counselling integration. Far from starting another Werther-craze, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde pioneered as a modern admonition of blind, self-destructive behavior. Stevenson's fictional lawyers and scientists show dangerous second sides because they have not persisted in self-knowledge.
Capote made use of many literary techniques in order to grab the interest of his readers. He wanted his novel to be more than just a newspaper description of the crime. Finally, In Cold Blood was a great success because it told a true story in an interesting way. Capote overcame a big milestone by discovering a way to write a nonfiction novel, which appealed to everyone. First, Capote knew that he was creating a new art form when he wrote his greatest work, In Cold Blood.
This causes Hamlet to contemplate self-slaughter or suicide because his heartache is too strong for him to withstand alone, and his suicidal thoughts symbolize how mentally unstable he is even before he discovers the murder behind his father’s death. Another example of how Hamlet was mad long before it was part of his plan
Macbeth is not happy with being Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, and a general of an army because he is so power hungry; he will not relent until the prophecy comes true and he becomes king. Macbeth became a very brutal man with malicious plans because of the despair this new way of living had brought him; his hope for a new future completely vanished. Macbeth lost sight of who he was when he started obsessing over everything the three witches told him. Greed played a large role in his life when he first decided that taking the Prince of Cumberland title was “a step On which [he] must fall down, or else o’erleap, For in [his] way it lies,” (1.4.54-55). He became very greedy at this point, striving for whatever would lead him down the path to become king, even the end to his relationships.
There is no easy way of telling you this but I desperately need someone to talk to as it has been suppressed for too long now. It is time things should be brought to the attention of whoever it may concern. I am telling you this because Jekyll kept too much secret; this eventually drove him to 'kill' himself. I dread to think what will happen to me if I keep this dark, evil event to myself like my once dear friend did. Maybe I should start from the beginning.
He seems to step very easily into the role of a madman, behaving erratically and upsetting the other characters with his wild speech and pointed innuendos. It is also important to note that Hamlet is extremely depressed and unhappy with the state of affairs in Denmark and in his own family. At a number of points in the play, he contemplates his own death and even the option of suicide. Hamlet is a man of thought' forced to become a `man of action' because right from the start of the play, he is expected to take revenge/action for the murder of his father. His contrast of philosopher and revenger is shown throughout the play, either by the thoughts of the torments of this burden, decisions he has to make or actions he is expected to take.
Through the progress of the play, his decision-making skills are terribly affected resulting is consequences on himself and others, proving that he is a mad man. Hamlets reason for madness is difficult to determine for it is concealed in his mind, developing gradually over time. His first insane decision was choosing to act mad when the ghost had told him that his father was murdered by his uncle, Claudius. The plan to act worked well for him until he slowly began to fall deep into a dark tunnel within his mind eventually losing control. From simply being an act of insanity, Hamlets actions became less of an act and he began to face the consequences in reality leading to the final Act V tragedy.
He is isolated while working on his creature “I became nervous to a painful degree: I became nervous to a painful degree; the fall of a leaf startled me, and I shunned my fellow creatures as if I had been guilty of a crime.” (pg 34). He loses many love ones by the hand of the creature he created and he spends his life struggling to end what he created. The Monster is in my opinion portrayed as the true romantic hero.... ... middle of paper ... ... but your abhorrence cannot equal that with which I regard myself” (pg 165) and vows to kill himself. Mr. Walton has to give up his dream for the sake of his crew which makes him a true hero. In conclusion I think that the romantic hero is a very important character in literature.
By Dr. Jekyll’s friend starting to get suspicious about this situation drive Dr. Jekyll to worry. Then, he turns back to Mr. Hyde and thinks it’s a good idea to kill himself. So, society drove his monstrosity to kill himself, which made him to continue to be a monster. Having two identities is not only monstrous but it’s psychological. (Dr. Jekyll and