When the ghost tells Hamlet, "With witchcraft of his wit with traitorous gifts-- O wicked wit and gifts that have the power So seduce!--won to his shameful lust. the will of my most seeming- virtuous queen."(i.v. 44-46) this proves that Claudius actions came from his greed. Secondly, When people are overtaken by greed for power they are determinded to do what ever it takes to get what they desire. For example, when Claudius sets up the plan of poisioning Hamlet in the duel he ends up killing Ger... ... middle of paper ... ...is uncle, Claudius for taking the throne, his mother, his money and the crown.
He preaches the one thing that he’s most guilty for. “Avarice is the most of all evil” (“The Pardoner’s Tale”.) The greed and hypocrisy is also shown in the tale that he tells. Throughout the tale itself, the greed and hypocrisy that the Pardoner has, is also shown. In the tale, three friends begin a Journey in order to kill death.
This conflict with his wife is a direct result of his greediness, and his unrelenting greed leads to his son’s death. John Steinbeck is able to convey the theme that insatiable greed is the precursor to agonizing misery, through the use of various elements of fiction that include characterization, symbolism and conflict. Through these elements of fiction, Steinbeck creates a dark, tragic story that warns of the consequences of greed in a world where everyone is looking out for themselves and their capacity for evil and greed is far outweighs their capacity for benevolence.
He is so determined that he steals money from his friend to keep his plan going. This is all possible because of his reputation as honest, which also makes him responsible for the deaths of all that die throughout the play. Iago is the man to blame and is to be held accountable for all the deaths in Othello demonstrated through the theme of deception creates conflict. Iago is to be blamed for the deaths of all those that died because he manipulates other to do as he pleases. He is so good at manipulating others that he gets Barbantio to hate the Moor so much for marring Desdemona that he dies because “thy match was to mortal to him” (V,ii,206).
In the end, his own greed and guilt consumed him. Ironically, at the beginning of the play, Macbeth has everything going for him. This is an example of situational irony, because the audience sees him acquiring all of this power very rapidly, and would not expect that he would lose it all in the end. Macbeth, manipulated and encouraged by his own wife, murders King Duncan in order to seize the throne for himself. The stolen crown gives him no satisfaction, for he is riddled with guilt over the murder and fear of being discovered.
Shakespeare and Golding have much to say about man's sinful nature. Both of these writers have conveyed in their works, Macbeth and lord of the flies, a similar game of survival, power, corruption and pure evil. Furthermore in both pieces main characters die; their deaths come about as a result, consequently because of their sinful nature and the pure greed of others around them. Human beings thrive on competition, subsequently such factors can change the way we think, the way we act as humans and how we treat others. In edition these authors use characters, particularly Jack and Macbeth, as examples of man’s self-corruption by letting our natural greedy self-centred self’s come through.
He even goes as far as to quote sacred scripture: "Our dear Lord's body they will rend and tear As if the Jew had rent Him not enough;" (Chaucer 263). Despite the crimes which the Pardoner accuses them, he continues to tell the tell of the youngsters. It is a tale which starts out with the three men discussing how someone named "Death" killed one of their acquaintances and they seek retribution. This killer seems also to have the blood of many pe... ... middle of paper ... ...ertising campaign-or rather an obvious one. Just as the Pardoner does, Jim Jones used his "authority" and his undeniable charisma to use his followers to the very end.
First and foremost, the entire telling of the story is ironic, considering just who is the teller. The Pardoner uses this story to speak out against many social problems, all of which he himself is guilty of. He preaches about drunkenness, while he is drunk, blasphemy, as he attempts to sell fake religious relics, and greed, when he himself is amazingly greedy. Yet there are also many ironic situations in the story itself. The irony starts when, in the begining of the story, the three rioters make a pact to "be brothers" and "each defend the others" and "to live and die for one another" in protection from Death, (lines 37-43) and then in going out to fulfill their vow, they end up finding money, and killing each other over it.
Lestat comes to the reality that Roger is sick and evil, through his past was full of murders of family members and mercenary like acts. Even all of this added to the fact that Roger was a smuggler of godly artifacts, Lestat’s love for Roger still lived on. Lestat observes his own actions and concludes that he himself is sick and evil as well, due to his obsessive stalking. Lestat sees his morals are in fact worse than those of Roger, when he brutally slays and mutates his carcass. With this Lestat concludes that he was in fact the sick and evil one, more so than Roger was.
In conclusion, Hamlet became the object of revenge himself by Claudius. He also caused the indirect and direct deaths of Polonius, Ophelia, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, Gertrude, Claudius, and Laertes. Although Laertes told Claudius that nothing could stop him from acting out his revenge, he was easily manipulated by Claudius into doing his dirty work for him, and ultimately, his poisoned sword was pointed back at himself. In the end, the unexpected occurred, plans were foiled, and revenge was bittersweet.