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Lady Macbeth, the Fiend Like Queen, but Capable of Remorse

- After analysing Lady Macbeth’s character, I able to conclude that I don’t fully agree with Malcolm’s description of lady Macbeth. Many scenes in this play manage to convince us of her association with the devil. However, some parts lead us to believe that she is not entirely evil and that she is capable of remorse. Lady Macbeth is an ambitious lady, led by her thirst for power. She is capable of unpleasant deeds, some so atrocious, they would have been unheard of by a lady at her time, getting her exactly what she desires....   [tags: Macbeth, characters, evil, guilt, shakespeare, ]

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BRIC's Buyer's Remorse After the Libyan Civil War

- ‘Buyer’s remorse’ best explains the attitude of the BRIC at the conclusion of the Libyan Civil War. All 5 countries sat on the Security Council when Resolution 1973 was passed, and all withheld their vetoes as they believed that the resolution adequately proscribed the types of force that NATO could apply, and that the main object of the resolution was civilian protection instead of regime change. Instead, the events of the Libyan Civil War were to disappoint their expectations. Resolution 1973 called upon “all Member States…to ensure strict implementation of the arms embargo established…resolution 1970 (2011), to inspect in their territory, including seaports and airports, and on the high s...   [tags: gaddafi, nato, council]

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Punishment and Feelings of Remorse in The Scarlet Letter

- Punishment and Feelings of Remorse in The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne paints a picture of two equally guilty sinners, Hester Prynne and Reverend Dimmesdale, and shows how both characters deal with their different forms of punishment and feelings of remorse for what they have done. Hester Prynne and Reverend Dimmesdale are both guilty of adultery, but have altered ways of performing penance for their actions. While Hester must pay for her sins under the watchful eye of the world around her, Reverend Dimmesdale must endure the heavy weight of his guilt in secret....   [tags: Papers]

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The Scaffold as a Place of Humility and Remorse, Unity and Freedom in "The Scarlet Letter"

- In The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne characterizes the scaffold as a place of humility and remorse, as well as one of unity and freedom. Located “beneath the eaves of Boston’s earliest church,” the scaffold was a place of penal acts (51). Hester served part of her punishment on this scaffold in front a Puritan population that often came to watch the conviction of criminals. Although the adulterer was publicly humiliated on the scaffold, Hester was united with her daughter and lover on the footsteps of the sacred place....   [tags: scaffolds, Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne,]

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The Emotions of Ambition, Remorse and Fear in Macbeth by William Shakespeare

- The Emotions of Ambition, Remorse and Fear in Macbeth by William Shakespeare The most important emotions that we see in Macbeth are ambition, remorse, and fear. They are significant because they provoke Macbeth to do evil and cruel things. Ambition takes control of him earlier in the play when the witches tell him he is going to be king. After he already has done the deed, killed Duncan, he is remorseful for his actions. Out of fear for himself, Macbeth murdered Macduff’s family and killed Banquo....   [tags: Papers]

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Compare and Contrast of "The Goose Girl" by the Grimm Brothers and "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe

- Upon reading both short stories of Edgar Allan Poe’s “A Tell- Tale Heart” and the Grimm Brothers “The Goose Girl” one can automatically see some resemblance and diversity between the two. For example both the chambermaid and the unnamed narrator use violence and manipulation to get what they both desire the most, murder is involved in both stories, and they don’t feel much remorse of what they do and it makes them happy. While both stories have correlations they also have a sense of their own unique differences such as in the Goose Girl, the chambermaid is greedy, jealous, condemned the original princess to take her place as a chambermaid and the princess and original chambermaid never got a...   [tags: Murder, Remorse]

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An Apologetic Letter

- Hopefully, you will not consider this an intrusive communication. This is the only avenue I view that does not violate your boundaries. It is time for you and your truth to be a focus of my mind, my heart and my actions. My efforts, therefore, are not about me. They are about you. It is with deep humility and heart-felt sorrow, I offer you my sincerest apology for betraying your trust in me and the subsequent risk I exposed LO and his well-being to. For your justified hurt, anger fear, frustration, unnecessary stress, anxiety and pain I am wholly and candidly sorry; without defense and without denial....   [tags: Remorse, Regret]

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The And Moral Responsibility : The State Of The Debate

- According to Greenspan, "Such cases as “impaired” psychopaths, perhaps redundantly, to allow for the possibility of deviant but basically functional cases. Though impaired psychopaths are not psychotic, I think we are intuitively inclined to deny them free will insofar as they lack a crucial resource for self-control. However, I shall argue that we can still hold them responsible" (Greenspan 420). Some people believe that Psychopaths are morally accountable for their actions because they still understand right from wrong, they do not feel guilt but they understand society 's laws....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Remorse]

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Morality in Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is an excellent study of morality. The main character, Huck, encounters people like Widow Douglas, Mary Jane, Susan, Joanna, and Aunt Sally who serve as foils for Huck throughout the novel. Huck in encountering these foils is able to decipher moral decisions that are plagued by civilizing influences. One instance is where Huck is touched by Aunt Sally’s genuine concern of him and “Sid” that Huck feels reprehensible for leaving her, and vows never to hurt her again....   [tags: slave, remorse, changes]

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Antisocial Personality Disorder in the Film The Talented Mr. Ripley

- ... He did not own the jacket, yet when asked if he had went to the school he said he did. The man, Mr. Greenleaf then asked if he knew his son Dickie. Instead of saying he didn’t, he continued further with his lie to say he did and asked how Dickie was. Mr. Greenleaf begs Tom whom he believes is a friend of Dickie’s to go to Italy and bring his son back home and he would give him $1000 for his troubles. Tom shows intelligence in digging up information about Dickie so he could form a relationship with him based on interests....   [tags: remorse, aggressive, responsibility, plan]

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Causes and Symptoms of Antisocial Personality Disorder

- Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) is one of the ten personality disorders mentioned in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. Personality disorders are long-lasting patterns of maladaptive behavior that deviate from cultural norms. These maladaptive behaviors have an impact on a person’s cognition, affect, interpersonal functioning and impulse control. In the DSM personality disorders are divided into three clusters A, B and C and ASPD belongs to cluster B. People with this disorder are among the most dramatic of the individuals and are characterized by a long-standing pattern of a disregard for other people’s rights, often crossing the line and violating those rights (Firestone et al.,...   [tags: biopsychosocial, remorse, charismatic]

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A Look at the Conflicts of the Juvinile Court System in “No Matter How Loud I Shout” by Edward Humes

- ... The adult court transfers are not the most effective way to reduce more juvenile crimes, although for extreme delinquents I think it is the best way to sentence them. The transfers do not do anything to prevent more crime; they just reduce some of the workload of the overloaded juvenile system. Ronald Duncan is one prime example of the failings of the juvenile court. It is the one case written about in the book, that the juvenile system has virtually no chance of saving the juvenile from further crime....   [tags: sentence, rehabilitation, remorse]

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An Analysis of Oranges by Gary Soto and The Night Grandma Died by Elizabeth Brewster

- In “Oranges”, Gary Soto celebrates the love and affection a twelve years old boy had for his girl in the winter season. The first line of the poem makes it clear that the boy was just twelve years old when he was first able to walk down the street with a girl. The poem illustrates the nervousness he displayed as they walked down the street “cold and weighted down with two oranges in my jacket” depicts how the boy was nervous. As being nervous would get you to notice every little thing that happens around you and notice even the slightest things....   [tags: love, remorse, death]

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The Terrible Day Of My Life

- Silence, it is all that I hear in this house. There is not even a soul to spark a sense of joy in my heart. Utter bitterness is all that remains. I still remember the dreadful day my father died. It was as if the most valuable thing of my life vanished in a heartbeat; there was no warning whatsoever. His death was an instant pain that came to me without the remorse of god. My young life was different from the rest of the people in Jefferson, Mississippi. Love for another human being was a strange phenomenon that I could not even imagine to think about until a man came to my life....   [tags: Death, Suffering, Remorse]

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A Few Notes For Orpheus

- Individuals are often unable to reconcile their uncertainties from the past with the present situation due to their lack of intimacy with loved ones. Because others are unwilling to neither understand nor acknowledge the individual’s previous achievements, this causes a major barrier to form between the two individuals. In the excerpt from A Few Notes For Orpheus, Don Bailey suggests that when individuals are unable to reconcile their past misunderstandings with others, this instigates feelings of jealousy and bitterness within themselves due to other people’s ignorance and lack of understanding of them....   [tags: Family, Remorse, Understanding, Acknowledgment]

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Overview of Psychopathy

- It’s the twenty-first century and for many who are tuning into the wide variety of television channels offered, death rages rampant. It’s the gruesome, gory, and crazy deaths that television channels count on to draw large audiences, often being the main focus of a drama or series. Homicide, suicide, serial killers; psychopaths. It’s almost as if this term is used so commonly, so loosely, that one could easily forget the actual meaning of the word ‘psychopath’. In addition to this, the television often gives all the attention to the gruesome deaths, yet the killer typically remains a cloaked figure, metaphorically speaking....   [tags: Psychological Disorders, Lack of Remorse]

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Summary Of ' Walk The Plank ! '

- “Walk the plank!” it 's the commonly damning words of the wealthy merchant to the melancholy writer. As sad a fate as any for a writer to meet upon the seven seas. Argh. However, what if I told you, that Ol ' Captain Matt Gallus had the secret to getting the prices you deserve. And why not. You worked your grammar, clarity, flow and other writing skills to the bone. You sharpened your sword, but every living pirate knows that it 's the dagger lurking in the dark that you have to watch out for. What seemingly unrelated skill is it that will put a dagger in your hand....   [tags: Negotiation, Bargaining, Seven Seas, Remorse]

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Ulysses: Agenbite of Inwit

- James Joyce is, to put it simply, a very difficult and pretentious writer. His style is varying within each novel and he is constantly challenging formal writing norms even in his afterlife. Agenbite of inwit is translated from Middle English as “Remorse of Conscience,” Joyce uses this term in several places throughout Ulysses to show introspection of principle characters in relation to guilt. Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus portray agenbite of inwit in the chapters: Telemachus,Wandering Rocks and Circe....   [tags: James Joyce, remorse of conscience, guilt]

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Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat

- Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat Edgar Allan Poe's "The Black Cat" is a story of how an arguably demonic, manipulating black cat ruins the life of its master. After being maimed and murdered by its once loving owner, the cat is reincarnated and finds its way back to its murderer to seek revenge....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe Black Cat, remorse]

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Guilt in Sports and The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- There are many examples of guilt in the book and in life, but the two main themes of these are public and private guilt. Thousands of people live with guilt every day. Some are publicly guilty in a court or for someone like Lance Armstrong, living in infamy. People tend to keep their guilt problems inside, but in the end they’re going to regret it. There are also others who are guilty and nobody even knows yet. In the next month or even possibly week, some celebrity or athlete will be caught cheating, doing drugs, or some things even worse, like in the case of Aaron Hernandez....   [tags: lance armstrong, steroids, remorse]

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The Classic Crime 's God And Drugs

- The Classic Crime’s God and Drugs dwells into the mind of a struggling addict where they simply cannot overcome their addictions. This reveals to the listener how difficult it is to recover from an addiction of any kind, through an analysis of the lyrics and where they are used in the song; The imagery that occurs through the song and how it adds to the mindset of a recovering addict and finally the dark, depressing tone that is present during the song and how it shows the writer’s reaction to the process of recovering from his addiction....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Remorse]

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Analysis Of Don 't Look Now

- In the beginning of Don’t Look Now, the film introduces to the audience the interesting and choppy style of editing multiple images together in order to create an intentional, purposeful, and meaningful sequence. The images in the opening sequence illustrate his visual horror through his face and how he tried to inject life back into her through mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, but he failed. This sequence uses multiple perspectives to emphasize how John was the only one who was capable of saving Christine....   [tags: Suicide, Death, Suicide methods, Remorse]

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The, Ladies And Gentlemen Of The Jury

- Greetings, ladies and gentlemen of the jury. We present to you today Grendel, a creature accused of crimes of monstrosity. We stand before you today to prove to you that the accused is indeed guilty of such crime for which the penalty should be death at the hands of a suitable hero. Through the display of evidence and facts, we will validate our allegation and prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Grendel is absolutely who he is accused to be. For the past twelve years, Grendel has tormented the Danes with terror as he demolished their mead hall and cruelly killed their men....   [tags: Murder, KILL, Beowulf, Capital punishment]

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Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

- In the novel A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, the main character Scrooge encounters many new experiences. These experiences cause him to feel forgotten emotions such as joy, remorse and fear. Scrooge encounters joy throughout the novel in multiple ways. Scrooge acquires joy from the pleasant experiences in his past including memories of his old friends and family. Scrooge also rediscovered his lost emotion of remorse. He begins to realize and feel regret for his selfish ways and how they have affected other characters in the novel....   [tags: novels, Scrooge, literary analysis]

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Contrasting the Murderers in Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment and Camus' The Stranger

- Central to both The Stranger and Crime and Punishment is a senseless murder, however, the way each murderer feels about his own act of murder is quite different. Meursault in The Stranger has no personal value attached to things he does in life whether it be day-to-day activities or murder. Raskolnikov in Crime and Punishment, on the other hand, feels that in certain cases values of society do not apply, however after the murder realizes that this is not the case for himself. These differences in thought not only provide more insight on the characters individually, but show that although society helps to guides it is up to the individual, based on values and morals, to decide how to live hi...   [tags: compare/contrast, Literary Comparison, Analysis]

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Lady Macbeth's Ambition Leads to Her Destruction in Shakespeare's Macbeth

- Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Lady Macbeth is one of the perfect examples of the total corruption power and ambition can cause. She starts out confident, sure of her ambition and how to gain it. She believed that by becoming a man, becoming what she thought was a creature who would stop at nothing to attain power and it's privileges, she could gain what she needed without being impeded by emotions such as remorse, or pity. She calls upon the witches to give her these things and so creates an interesting relationship with them despite never actually meeting them....   [tags: Ambition, Shakespeare, Macbeth]

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The Downfall of Lady Macbeth

- In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Lady Macbeth’s desire and ambition leads to her eventual downfall. When Lady Macbeth hears of Macbeth’s prophecy she dreams of the glory and high-standing that awaits being queen. She cannot withhold her ambitions and she is willing to manipulate fate to bring about Macbeth’s prophecy. She invokes evil spirits to be filled from head to toe with cruelty to do the evil actions necessary to make Macbeth king and to remove all remorse and pity for her action from her heart....   [tags: Lady Macbeth Character Analysis]

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Traffic Flaws in Lady Macbeth by William Shakespeare

- What defines a greater tragedy. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are complex and dynamic characters who have tragic flaws. While Macbeth is extremely docile, Lady Macbeth is controlling and manipulative Macbeth’s fickleness leads to him to become a traitor, murderer, and ultimately leads to his death. Lady’s Macbeth’s manipulative behavior leads her husband to do horrible things, resulting in massive guilt and suicide. Overall, Macbeth’s story is ultimately more tragic than his spouses because his fickleness leads to a less complete and meaningless life....   [tags: duncan, tragedy]

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Economics in Popular TV Shows

- American Dad. Season 3: Episode 12 – at the beginning of the episode (1:04-1:11), Roger, a character on the show, responds to Coffee pal’s recent incentive – the new Pumpkin Amaretto Cream. He eagerly embraces the exciting new flavor, and adds it to his coffee. About 20 seconds later into the scene (1:31-1:37), Roger discovers he is extremely disappointed with the new addition to the Coffee pal creamers. This is an accurate rendering of Buyer’s Remorse. (I was unable to find this concept in the text book, but I do remember some mention of it in class.) This particular excerpt is full of economic concepts....   [tags: American Dad]

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An Analysis of the Final Words of Texas Death Row Inmates

- While the debate rages on about the appropriateness of capital punishment, since 1982, hundreds of Texas inmates have been executed using various methods such as hanging, lethal injections, and the electric chair. Factors such as racial and sexual profiling, increased public opinion and pressure, reliance on public polls (Ellsworth and Vidmar 1269) have seemingly affected the decision making process, which in turn has raised ethical and social concerns about the genuineness, and an unbiased implementation of the irreversible capital punishment....   [tags: Capital Punishment]

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Analysis Of William Shakespeare 's ' A Clockwork Orange '

- Initially, both Alex and Iago have cruel intentions with a lack of empathy which results in both characters being classified as villains. Similarly, both characters are responsible for the deaths of others. In A Clockwork Orange, Alex violates the law and trespasses into the Manse which results in Alex severely injuring an old woman. The woman passes away and Alex discovers this while being detained by the police. However, Alex displays no sign of remorse or regret for his actions, and he concludes that taking an individual’s life is unimportant and is not morally wrong....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Mind, Michael Cassio]

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The (Shallow) Picture of Dorian Gray

- Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray presents a keen question on morality: can one cleanse the senses by the means of the soul, and the soul by the means of the senses. Dorian Gray lives out this epigram of Lord Henry’s in an attempt to justify a life of hedonism and over-objectification of beauty. Wilde introduces Dorian as a young man whose beauty rivals the “invention of the oil painting” itself (Wilde 7). Basil Hallward, the painter, claims that Dorian is “absolutely necessary” to him and showers Dorian in compliments as he paints him in Greek and Roman idealizations (7)....   [tags: Literary Characters]

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Lady Macbeth by William Shakespeare

- In the beginning of the play, Shakespeare establishes Lady Macbeth as a woman who wants to take on stereotypical traits associated with men, such as acting cold - heartedly, manipulatively and being the dominant partner in her relationship. When Lady Macbeth realizes that her husband is not strong enough to kill King Duncan, Lady Macbeth tries to prove to herself and her husband that she can take on the dominant role in her relationship with Macbeth. This is best shown in one of Lady Macbeth’s soliloquies when she says, “......   [tags: crimes, dominant relationship]

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Couple Relationships in Macbeth by Shakespeare and Cat on the Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams

- The plays Macbeth by Shakespeare and Cat on the Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams both depict relationships between husbands and wives. In Macbeth the readers experience a relationship between a cowardly king and an ambitious queen, while in Cat on the Hot Tin readers see a more relatable relationship between a heartless plantation tycoon, Big Daddy and his timid wife Big Mama. As like in all relationships, there are definite differences between the interactions of Macbeth to Lady Macbeth, and Big Daddy to Big Mama....   [tags: Communication, Loyalty, Degrading]

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Analysis Of The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner By Samuel Taylor Coleridge

- The Depressing Truth: An Analysis of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge Occasionally, the wisest people are often the sadest. The harsh realities of the world often take an effect on the experienced individuals, causing a depressed mindset. The world as we know it has many luxuries, but with those commodities also comes sorrow and miseries. One piece of literature that shows this relationship is Samuel Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner. A sailor is cursed for killing an albatross, and primarily lives to tell the tale of the ghost ship....   [tags: Samuel Taylor Coleridge]

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Analysis of Krapp's Last Tape by Samuel Beckett: Light and Dark

- In Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett, light and its opposite, dark, are used to represent Krapp’s rejection of intellectual, physical, and emotional interactions for his transient comfort of the dark. He disregards these important aspects of life by using the dark as a place where he can confine his addictions, memories, and remorse. Krapp views the dark as a source of freedom and a place of work while light is synonymous of love and his previous chances of happiness. The contrast between light and dark demonstrates the eternal consequence of Krapp’s failed aspirations and his decision to live in a world of solitude rather than creating a balance between a life of privacy and of emotional...   [tags: Solitary Life, Addiction]

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Psychopathy Is a Necessary Study for the Criminal System

- ... Hare’s Psychopath Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) has provided clinicians and researchers with a common metric system for the assessment of psychopathy (Hare et al., 2000, p. 623). The PCL-R is a 20-item construct rating scale for use in clinical, research, and forensic settings. It entails the use of a semi structured interview, collateral and file information, and specific scoring criteria to assess inferred behaviors and personality traits that relate to the widely understood, traditional conceptions of psychopathy (Hare et al., 2006, p....   [tags: patholgical lying, deviant, bundy, ]

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Factors Contributing to Macbeth's Transformation in Shakespeare's Macbeth

- In the play Macbeth, the main character, Macbeth transforms from a gallant war hero to a tyrannical murderer. As soon as Macbeth enters this life filled with tyranny his fate is doomed to a tragic downfall. Throughout the play, Shakespeare makes Macbeth responsible for his actions but Shakespeare also uses other characters as influences upon him which gives the character of Macbeth only partial responsibility for what he has done. In the scenes which lead up to the murder of Duncan, Shakespeare uses Lady Macbeth as an unnatural being with a strong influence on Macbeth who drives Macbeth to his fatal flaw which is similar to the witches in the beginning of the play....   [tags: English Literature, Literary Analysis]

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Analysis of Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

- One of the aspects of Crime and Punishment that stands out is that it is much more than a simple crime story. It is in fact a great study of the mind of a murder. Raskolnikov is a terrifying but sympathetic main character precisely because he is just twisted enough, just ill enough, for the reader to believe anyone is capable of such atrocities. The jumping off point for Raskolnikov is his idea of extraordinary and ordinary people. Looking at his theory and applying it as a tool for analysis of Raskolnikov himself leads not only to a deeper understanding of this idea but also of Raskolnikov....   [tags: Crime and Punishment Essays]

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The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

- To some of the most fanatic and most creative Poe fans the question may arise: could I reproduce the great Edgar’s works. And if the answer is yes, then how. We might assume that Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most recognizable authors and poets not only of his age but of the whole modern literature, but still we would face numerous difficulties in trying to imitate his writing. Also, placing him into a certain style or literary movement would give us some really tough hours. Poe can be considered either a Romantic or Gothic writer but we could find a number of arguments and counterarguments for this matter....   [tags: tale-tale-heart, love, passion]

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The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

- Poe’s Poisonous Pocketknives To some of the most fanatic and most creative Poe fans the question may arise: could I reproduce the great Edgar’s works. And if the answer is yes, then how. We might assume that Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most recognizable authors and poets not only of his age but of the whole modern literature, but still we would face numerous difficulties in trying to imitate his writing. Also, placing him into a certain style or literary movement would give us some really tough hours....   [tags: murder, tell-tell heart]

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William Shakespeare 's Hamlet, Prince Of Denmark

- Are sociopaths born or are they created. Did they go insane because they are mourning the loss of their loved ones or are they hell bent on vengeance. In this tragic tale, Hamlet, prince of Denmark, is visited by a ghost that appears to be Hamlet’s dead father, the old king. The ghost tells him, he was murdered by his brother, Claudius to claim his throne and encourages hamlet to take revenge. This task causes Hamlet to take on the personality of another and is constantly trying to wreak havoc upon his uncle....   [tags: Antisocial personality disorder, Psychopathy]

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Claudius Character Analysis in Shakespeare Play

- King Claudius, as illustrated in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, displays both charm and eloquence. Claudius is an intelligent person and is able to deceive people into believing he is innocent and morally guided. He is adept at manipulating people in order to advance and maintain his own power and fails to show any remorse for his actions. Claudius utilizes his linguistic skills to portray himself as an innocent and prudent leader; however, upon further inspection his diction is a mere smoke screen that hides his manipulative and cunning nature....   [tags: hamlet, king claudius, shakespeare]

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Analysis of The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks

- Analysis of The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks The poem “The Mother” by Gwendolyn Brooks was written in 1945. Gwendolyn Brooks was the first child of David and Keziah Brooks. She was born on June 7, 1917 in Topeka, Kansas. Brooks wrote her first poem when she was 13 years old and was published in the children’s. Moreover she was the first black author to win the Pulitzer prize. magazine. In 1938 she was married to Henry Blakely and had two children. After a long battle of cancer Brooks died in December 3, 2000....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, The Mother, Gwendolyn Brooks]

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Lack of Empathy V. Psychopathy

- In the book, The Stranger, Merseault is convicted of first degree murder. During the questioning Merseault is indifferent about the murder. Lawyers note that Merseault feels no remorse towards his violent action and as a result of this, the jury finds Merseault guilty; the penalty is execution. The jury believes he is a danger to society and calls him a monster. Merseault lacks empathy; he is unable to recognize and respond to other people’s feelings (Baron-Cohen). However, this is not enough to state that Merseault is a danger to society....   [tags: Psychology ]

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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

- These readings comprise chapters 3 and 4 from Locke’s famous work An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Chapter 3 talks about the impossibility of having innate practical principles. It is important to distinguish that this chapter is very different from the previous one, which was chapter 2. Chapter 2 talked about the impossibility of having innate speculative principles. This refers to speculative reason. Speculative reason is theoretical, certain, and has no real dependence on life. It is the one that gives an individual the universal truths of life and the principles of logic....   [tags: John Locke, Literary Analysis]

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The Trauma of Killing

- The United States military continues to engage in one of the longest periods of combat operations in our nation’s history. One of the results is an increase in the amount of persons suffering Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA) (2000), a precursor to PTSD is the experience of an event or events that involved actual or threatened death or serious injury to self or others. Grossman (2009) argues that an additional factor, the emotional and spiritual response to killing another human being, also takes a tremendous toll on the mental health of returning soldiers....   [tags: Psychology]

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The Misunderstood Lady Macbeth

- Although Lady Macbeth seemed callous and cruel in the beginning of The Tragedy of Macbeth, the reader begins to see events that negate her maliciousness as the play progresses such as her statement about how she would have killed King Duncan if it was not for his resemblance to her father, the murder of Banquo, and the loss of her sanity in the last act. At first, Lady Macbeth could have been characterized as evil and fiendlike due to her ambition and manipulation of Macbeth. By the end, however, one begins to see how guilt, shame, and regret alter her emotions....   [tags: Shakespeare plays, character analysis]

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What Makes A Mistake?

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Dickinson vs Whitman

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To What Extent Does the Impact of Guilt on the Characters Similar in Macbeth and An Inspector Calls?

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The Study of Psychopathy in Women: Implications for the Lack of Information on Female Psychopathy

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An Analysis of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Speech After the Pearl Harbor Attack

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The Roots of Crime in Body of Evidence by Peter Nichols

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Changes in Reader Opinion on Meursault Throughout Albert Camus’ The Stranger

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Analysis Of Truman Capote 's ' Cold Blood '

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The Mental Health Disorder Known As Antisocial Personality Disorder

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What Steps Should You Take For Making A Purchase?

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Morals and Forgiveness in Simon Wiesenthal's The Sunflower

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Without Conscious: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths

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The Character Analysis of the Insane Lady Mcbeth

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The Tell Tale Heart And The Black Cat

- In the stories “The Tell Tale Heart” and “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allen Poe, the true motive or feelings behind the confession of the two narrators are questionable. As the reader, you would believe that with a confession comes true guilt and sorrow for the crime committed, but that is not the case for these two stories, where the narrators are anything but remorseful. Now although these two stories have a completely different plot and background, a similarity both stories have is their introduction....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart, Short story]

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The Cask Of Amontillado By Edgar Allan Poe

- In a psychological perspective, the author’s life is linked with the behavior and motivations of the characters in the story. In the story “Cask of Amontillado” the author is Edgar Allan Poe, who portrayed himself in the story. The miserable and depressing life of Poe can be measured through “The Cask of Amontillado” character Montressor, as he showed indifferent feeling towards his victim. His tragic life is somehow connected to his writings in which he portrays himself through the curtain of the narrator of the story....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Cask of Amontillado]

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The Cask Of Amontillado, By Edgar Allan Poe

- One of the most respected psychologists, Edward Thorndike, defined psychology as, “the science of the intellects, characters and behavior of animals including man.” When critiquing literary works from a psychological perspective, the author’s life is linked with the behavior and motivations of the characters in the literary work being critiqued. In the short story, “The Cask of Amontillado”, the author is Edgar Allan Poe, who portrays himself and his state of mind within the story. Montresor is a reflection of Poe 's character in the sense that he experiences Poe 's misery and depression as well as the emotional detachment from his victim....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Cask of Amontillado]

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Edgar Allan Poe 's Use Of Literary Devices

- It has been said that one cannot be truly great until they have experienced hardships. This perhaps was why Edgar Allan Poe was an excellent horror, suspense, and mystery writer of the eighteenth century. His life was not sprinkled with tragedy, but completely drowned in it. His use of literary devices and different techniques makes this writer unique to American Literature. As mentioned before, Poe had an unusual way of writing which illustrated the evil in humans. Poe’s childhood was dark and full of misfortunes....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Short story, Horror fiction]

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Analysis Of ' Macbeth ' By William Shakespeare

- What is depression. According to MacGill (2015), depression is a mental health or mood disorder that triggers a constant feeling of unhappiness and loss of interest. In William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, the main protagonist named Macbeth is subjected to depression after committing the crime of killing King Duncan with the aid and persuasion of his ambitious wife, Lady Macbeth. As the story progresses, Lady Macbeth also discloses her despair regarding the wicked and evil deeds that she gets involved in....   [tags: Macbeth, William Shakespeare, Characters in Hamlet]

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Does The Male Serial Killer Commit These Murders?

- Could the male serial killer commit these murders for more personal reasons, than just an urge. In some male serial killers there is a non-violent tendency that can prove that they are killing based on a motive rather than the need to kill. Although countless serial killers that have been in the news and are widely known have been killing based on urge, there are a series of men who kill due to the fact that they have no choice. Whether it 's their reputation on the line, a relationship, or a job....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Murder, Organized crime]

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The Cask Of Amontillado By Edgar Allan Poe

- Edgar Allan Poe published in The Cask of Amontillado in 1846. He is known for his gothic and dark writing style. In The Cask of Amontillado, the main character Montresor seeks revenge on Fortunato. The story follows Montresor’s plan for revenge and ends with the murder of Fortunato. Montresor’s actions are bizarre and uncalled for, especially after he never explains the motive for the murder. After analyzing Montresor’s actions and examining his mental state, and the crime he committed, I have concluded that he suffered from Antisocial Personality Disorder....   [tags: Antisocial personality disorder, Psychopathy]

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The Tell Tale Heart And The Black Cat

- The Tell Tale Heart and The Black Cat is about men who are in a paranoid state that show remorse for the murders that they commit. Paranoia is a thought process believed to be heavily influenced by anxiety or fear, often to the point of irrationality and delusion. When I think about someone in a paranoid state I think that they can be helped it may take time to cure the paranoia but it would be worth it. The men that Edgar Allan Poe created in these short stories are far too lost that they can’t be helped....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Short story, The Tell-Tale Heart]

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The Cask Of Amontillado By Edgar Allen Poe

- The short story “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe tells the story of Montresor seeking revenge on Fortunato. Montresor does not specify what is exactly said that makes him commit premeditated murder. He mentions that it was an insult that turned him towards revenge the moment he heard it. He becomes obsessed with punishing Fortunato. Poe uses elements of horror to illustrate Montresor’s obsession for revenge leading to the death. Fortunato insults Montresor which leads Montresor to over analyze what is said....   [tags: The Cask of Amontillado, Edgar Allan Poe]

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Lady Macbeth - More Tragic than Fiend

- At the end of the play, Malcolm refers to Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as “this dead butcher and his fiend like queen” (5.7 .114). In your view, how appropriate is this description of Lady Macbeth. At first, one could easily summarise that Lady Macbeth is indeed a fiend like queen. Throughout the play, she does seem to be the driving force behind Macbeth, causing him to murder and commit devilish deeds. Malcolm had of course had a reason on why is view on the Macbeth’s was like it was. Together they had destroyed his family, and almost the whole of Scotland....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

- To some of the most fanatic and most creative Poe fans the question may arise: could I reproduce the great Edgar’s works. And if the answer is yes, then how. We might assume that Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most recognizable authors and poets not only of his age but of the whole modern literature, but still we would face numerous difficulties in trying to imitate his writing. Also, placing him into a certain style or literary movement would give us some really tough hours. Poe can be considered either a Romantic or Gothic writer but we could find a number of arguments and counterarguments for this matter....   [tags: The Tell-Tale Heart, crime, punishment]

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Race between the Egyptians and the Hebrews

- The film the Ten Commandments (1956) depicts is the cinematic interpretation of the book of Exodus. This essay in particular will focus on the difference between the movie and the book of Exodus. In particular it will focus on the issue of race between the Egyptians and the Hebrews. The movie shows the Egyptians living a lavish life while the Hebrew slaves were mistreated. This movie shows the sharp contrast the life the Egyptians lived compared to the life of Hebrews and how the Hebrews were mistreated....   [tags: Moses, exodus, ten commandments]

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Neurobiological Component Causing the Behavior of Psychopaths

- According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition; American Psychiatric Association (2013), a personality disorder is a persistent stable pattern of behaviors and experiences that differ drastically from the norm of an individual’s culture; starts in adolescence or early adulthood, and leads to impairment or distress (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Antisocial personality Disorder (A.P.D.) falls under the personality disorder umbrella. A.P.D. consists of a persistent pattern of not following rules and violating the rights of others starting before the age of fifteen; as show by three or more of the following symptoms: failure to conform to societ...   [tags: antisocial personality, psychopaths, bipolars]

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The Man I Killed by Tim O´Brien

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The Sniper By Liam O ' Flaherty

- “The Sniper,” by Liam O’Flaherty is a short story of a Republican sniper and his struggle for survival during wartime. The story details the civil war involving the Republicans and the Free Staters in Dublin, Ireland. The distinction between Republicans and Free Staters is their opposing view on the separation and unification of Ireland. The Republicans favored the unification of Ireland ;whereas, the Free staters did not (2011, June 1). Liam O’Flaherty served in the Irish Guards and was no stranger to the devastation of war (2015)....   [tags: World War I, World War II, American Civil War]

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Use Of Blood Imagery By William Shakespeare

- Imagery is one of the most influential tools in literature. Imagery is a form of a picture, used in words, that the author portraits in the audience’s imagination. There must be at least one purpose for each image. This creates a well-developed story, that gives an interesting tale that can inspire and create intense emotions for readers. William Shakespeare’s literary skills uses imagery of Blood, Darkness and Lightness, Clothing throughout the play to help the reader understand the plot, mood, the happening or to simply add life in a story....   [tags: Macbeth, Duncan I of Scotland, William Shakespeare]

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The General Characteristics Of Antisocial Personality Disorder

- The general characteristics of antisocial personality disorder include repeated criminal acts, deceitfulness, impulsiveness, repeated fights or assaults, disregard for the safety of others, irresponsibility, and lack of remorse. Each of these characteristics are displayed in the main character of the film Abu and also his father figure throughout the film, Commandant. At the beginning of the film Abu lives a virtually normal life for the region in which he lived, an unnamed country on the continent of Africa....   [tags: Antisocial personality disorder, Mental disorder]

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The Atomic Bomb Of World War II

- The use of the atomic bomb in World War II set a precedent for all future wars and their tactical warfare. The first and use of its kind, the atomic bomb has sent historians over edge in how and why the United States utilized it and how it affected the world and its target: Japan. However, historians tend to disagree and quibble over different aspects of the formation and deployment of the atomic bomb by the United States and why it was ultimately used. In Barton J. Bernstein’s “Eclipsed by Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Early Thinking about Tactical Nuclear Weapons”, he endorses that the idea that the only reason why the United States deployed the atomic bomb was for complete survival from the Jap...   [tags: Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki]

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