Humans approach life with a bestial perspective, yet the humans live in fear of the concept of death. The bestial perspective of life is shown when Claudius murders King Hamlet, which becomes known when the ghost speaks to Hamlet. “The serpent that did sting thy father’s life/ now wears his crown.” Claudius desired the throne, however he needed his brother dead in order to achieve his goal. This action is similar to what occurs with animals when a new animal wants to overthrow the old leader, and shows that greed for power can overcome any familial bond, an everyday human virtue. After learning this, Hamlet becomes determined to avenge his father’s death.
Analysis of The Man He Killed, Reconciliation, and Dreamers In the chosen poems, Thomas Hardy, Walt Whitman, and Sigfried Sassoon each have a common viewpoint: war brings out the worst in man, a feeling buried deep inside the heart. Even with this clotting of the mind due to the twisting ways of war, a flicker of remorse, a dream of someplace, something else still exists within the rational thought. These poems express hope, the hope that war will not be necessary. They show that man only kills because he must, not because of some inbred passion for death. These three authors express this viewpoint in their own ways in their poems: "The Man He Killed", "Reconciliation", and "Dreamers".
In “Overview: ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’” the author states “It immediately suggest the mental instability that the narrator will continue to deny through the remainder of the story. He insist that he carefully planned, stealthy manner in which he murdered the old man and dismembered and hid the corpse was to clever an accomplishment for an insane man” (Howes). It is clear that the narrator of the story is indeed, mad. Even though a person who has a mental issue (e.g. “mad”) may not have a strong enough conscience to feel guilt, the motive is both guilt and psychosis in “The Tell-Tale Heart.” The narrator had no humane reason to kill a loved one, the guilt when the narrator murders the old man made his anxiety grow more so when the narrator planed the murder out.
Euthanasia: The Strange Case of Dr. Kevorkian Physicians face an ethical dilemma when confronting their patients who are suffering. Many have to choose between abiding by the law or ignoring the law and acting on their own beliefs by assisting in a patient’s suicide. Dr. Jack Kevorkian is certainly one doctor who has taken the illegal route in assisting in many of his patients suicides. In “Killer Doc,” William F. Buckley provides a brief overview of the case and informs his audience of the shocking incidents of Kevorkian’s performed euthanasia on Thomas Youk. In “Offering a Helping Hand to those Who Long to Die,” Mark Nichols compares the famous euthanasia doctors, Dr. Kevorkian and Austrailia’s Dr. Philip Nitschke.
When people die what makes a great hero and a evil devil different, we all turn to dust and bones but the only thing left from a hero is his story and the devil his tale. Hamlet's philosophy about life expresses a lot about him as a human being and also expresses how his views about life didn't fit the mold of society in his time. The 'to be' soliloquy's main ideas are that Hamlet is contemplating whether he should commit suicide or he should keep living. Is it worth bearing the pain of life and its burdens or should we just end our lives. The only thing hol... ... middle of paper ... ...eing and also expresses how his views about life didn't fit the mold of society in his time.
In Frankenstein, the world could argue that the death of Victor Frankenstein’s friends is due to his desire to have the powers of God. William, Henry, and Elizabeth all fall doom to the wrath of the monster. Ironically enough, Victor seemingly cares more about the death of Henry more than the death of Elizabeth. As described in this excerpt, “ Her lover so barbarously snatched from her” (). Victor Frankenstein is more concerned with the mortal fear of his own death than the death of his betrothed.
The Evil “I”: Poe’s Tell-Tale Heart What could possibly motivate someone to kill an innocent old man in his sleep? Edgar Allan Poe proposes an answer to that question in the short story entitled “The Tell-Tale Heart”, where an insane narrator, who is convinced to be perfectly rational, murders an old man because of the unrest he feels at the sight of his vulture-like eye. Although the narrator views the eye as an evil presence, he fails to see that the eye symbolizes himself, the true evil power in the story. To begin, the narrator is haunted by the idea that the eye is evil and that he must dispose of it. At the start, it is clear that the eye disturbs the narrator: “Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and so by degrees – very gradually – I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever” (Poe 413).
Hamlet is forced to accept the brutal reality of life and the consequence of human behavior after the murder of his father. He emotionally, mentally and physically struggles with his father’s death when he deals with the implications of avenging his father’s murder. In a powerful use of dark symbols, Shakespeare reminds his readers of the universality and inevitability of death. .
3. Why are we interested in death? An explanation to why we are interested in seeing and reading about death is that it may be a way of coping with dying. Andrew Taylor, author of several crime novels, calls this a “literary comfort blanket”, which helps us deal with the violence in the world. In “Death, dying and the dead in popular culture”, author Keith Durkin explains it as: “[…] our insulation from death c... ... middle of paper ... ... life away by force must be the worst crime, and for the victim the worst way to die.
At the beginning of the play Hamlet 's Id wats him to kill himself, as he states "O, that this too too solid flesh would melt, thaw, and resolve itself into a dew." As the Id pushes him to commit suicide, it then decides killing others would give greater satisfaction. It is also prevalent in the English literatures most famous soliloquy "to be or not to be.." Hamlet struggles with ending all his pain through suicide or pushing through it. As previously stated the Id judges the situation and finds the ideal that will satisfy/pleasure the being. In this case the satisfying choice is urging to him to kill himself and kill those who have done him