Macbeth has gone far enough to kill the innocent and loses his sense of self. Macbeth indirectly is associated with the murder of Macduff’s family, the track record of the other murders leads to Macbeth. Macduff’s family being murdered shows what appears to be normal to Macbeth but the reality is, he isn’t killing for Scotland he is killing for himself. The spilling of treacherous blood gives others drive to eliminate him as he betrays those around him, as Macbeth has spilled family blood of Macduff and Malcom motives increase to spill vengeful
Relating to the "dead sleep" incident in Act II, scene II (page.63,1ine 40), he ordered the murders far from the castle so he could justify the act by telling himself, that it was not he, who actually carried out the act, but the beggars, whom he likes to dogs and dirty animals. More importantly, he was so obsessed with the idea of any piece of dirt on him being linked to the murders, that he feared that the slightest sight of blood (his guilty conscience) would follow him around throughout his life. This shows a complete transformation of Macbeth from the hero to the cowardly and dishonourable murderer.
In the “The Cask of Amontillado,” Montresor believes Fortunado is his greatest enemy and in return for revenge he must kill him. He achieves his goal through a depraved plan, in which he manipulated Fortunado to drink until he lost his senses for the amontillado. In “Tell-Tale Heart,” Poe depicts the murderer has no valid reason to kill the old man. The murderer’s sanity comes into question many times when the story takes place. The first sentence in the story proves this statement: “TRUE!
(Baraban 47-48) A big ... ... middle of paper ... ...leries of Polonius, and the clumsy jests of the Roman citizens, were omitted, or vested in heroics?” A Cask of Amontillado beautifully exemplifies this topos: the murderer, Montresor plans to kill his friend as he has been offended too many times by Fortunato. Now at least, he had an ’intelligible’ motive to kill Fortunato. In Tell-Tale Heart however, there is no clear-cut hint that the protagonist wants to get even with the old man (or the eye). Despite the lack of vengeance in the murder, the killer’s mind and the old man’s ghost gets revenged on the narrator, as our killer goes mad and confesses everything to the police. Works Cited Baraban, Elena V. The Motive for Murder in "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe, Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature, Washington: Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association , Vol.
He also puts poision on the tip of the sword that eventually kills Laertes in the duel. Lastly, Claudius sends Rosencranz & Guildenstern to escort Hamlet to England to secretly be killed so that he can keep the crown. One may object that Polonius' death was not the fault of Claudius' greed because Hamlet killed Polonius. However, Hamlet was obsessed with killing Claudius because he wanted to seek revenge for his father. Claudius' Greed for power is to blame for all the tragedies in the play Hamlet.
Laertes admits that his plan backfired by killing him. He caused his own death, but unlike Hamlet, Laertes didn’t kill any innocents along the way with his plan except himself. Finally after all his time spent acting mad, choosing to live or not, hesitating to act upon chance Hamlet finally kills Claudius “Here, thou incestuous, murderous, damned Dane, Drink off this potion. Is thy union here?’’ (5.2.318-319). Hamlet killed Claudius with the same weapon he had killed his father being the poison.
As Christina Autiero asserts in a paper given at a conference held in Westchester - Putnam School, “Blinded by [his] passions,...Hamlet indirectly causes the death of Ophelia and his mother...revenge and Hamlet’s method of madness primarily cause his death and actions. Unfortunately, the only approach [he] felt would vindicate [his] honorable name essentially destroyed [him]” (Autiero 53). Young Hamlet believed that the only choice to redeem his father was to murdering the murderer. In doing so, however, Hamlet became mad, and struck out at any and all who crossed his path. At one point in the play, Hamlet stabs Polonius, believing him to be King Claudius.
Macbeth tells them that he could easily murder Banquo himself were it not for the common friends they shared; Macbeth must pretend to be sorrowful at Banquo’s death, and that is why he needs the murderers’ assistance. He will provide everything except any evidence that will trace the murders back to him, but he demands that both the Banquo and son be slain. Scene 3.2 – The palace ====================== Lady Macbeth encounters Macbeth appearing grim and pensive. She tells him that the deed is done, and there is no need to think
He believes the witches' prophesies at face value, never comprehending that, like him, things are seldom what they seem. Thus, he foolishly fortifies his castle with the few men he has left as Malcolm and Macduff are driving to kill him, banking on the fact that the events the witches predicted seem impossible. But in fact these predictions come true; the English army brings Birnam Wood to Dunsinane, and Macduff, who has been "untimely ripped" from his mother's womb, advances to kill Macbeth because of his "tragic" ambition. The witches have equivocated; they told him a double truth, concealing the complex reality within a framework that seems simple. Restoring proper order and control to the universe, Macbeth is murdered and the conflict between the protagonist and the antagonist has been resolved.
As mentioned frequently throughout the play, Claudius assassinates Old Hamlet with the coward’s weapon of poison for both political and envious reasons. As such, Old Hamlet appears in the form of a ghostly spirit to inform his son that the only way for him to have a sorrowless and restored soul is if Hamlet were to murder the newly reigning king in the name of justful retaliation: “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder… but know, thou noble youth,/the serpent that did sting thy father’s life/now wears his crown. (1.5.25,38-40) Relevant to this comment, Old Hamlet portrays the ramification of his death as “unnatural”, insinuating that the action was heinous. Furthermore, Old Hamlet goes on to describe Claudius as an “Incestuous, adulterous animal. With his clever/with witchcraft of his wit, with traitorous gifts/o wicked wit and gifts, that have the power/so to seduce!” (1.5.42-45) Evidently, the ghost has a sheer hatred towards Claudius for his foolish wrongdoings.