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    ear" Shows that Lady Macbeth knows that she is evil and is wishing that she could share her evil with Macbeth. "Make thick my blood, Stop up th' Access and Passage to remorse." Expresses Lady Macbeth wanting more evil and is asking for her blood to stop the passage through her heart, so she can continue her evil ways without any remorse or guilt. Although Lady Macbeth is evil, she knows well not to convey this trait to the public, but to be pleasant and sweet to the king and others. Once Macbeth

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    maintain his sense of power. This need for control is a way for him to clamp down on his feelings of guilt and shame over what he did. At the end of this movie, the viewer is left to contemplate what this all means. Do the perpetrators feel any real remorse? Do they understand what they did and why it is wrong? The idea that they feel no contrition is chilling and frightening. One of the things that we hold onto is the sense of good in humanity. That we can 'fight' the evil in the world. The idea that

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    Lack of Empathy V. Psychopathy

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    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

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    The Tragedy of Oedipus the King The Greek drama Oedipus Rex is clearly a tragedy. It definitely meets the five main criteria for a tragedy: a tragic hero of noble birth, a tragic flaw, a fall from grace, a moment of remorse, and catharsis. Oedipus Rex clearly meets the first of these five criteria. Oedipus is the son of Laius, who was king of Thebes. Even at the beginning of the story, when we are told that Oedipus is the son of Polybus, he is still of noble birth;

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    odd that there is an absence of the emotion guilt.  Billy Budd is a story about two murders. Billy kills Claggart and Vere (although indirectly, the decision is ultimately his) kills Budd. Neither of the murderers demonstrate guilt in the form of remorse. For a narrative that tries to put the reader in a moral and ethical position, it is ironic that the characters themselves don't exhibit what would seem most ethical. ... ... middle of paper ... ... To read the story as either accepting or

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    He displays emotionless throughout the book in his reactions to the people and events in the book. After his mother's death he sheds no tears he seems to show no emotion. He displays limited feelings for his girlfriend, Marie Cardona, and shows no remorse at all for killing an Arab. His reactions to life and to people distances him from his emotions, positive or negative, and from intimate relationships with others and that is why he is called by the book's title, "the stranger". While this behavior

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    qualities and has respect and admiration from the society. Consequently, they must be essentially great. Also within the character must be a flaw or weakness that leads to a fall. Lastly, one is required to possess an element of suffering and redemption. Remorse and regret is a necessity for ones wrong doings or deeds. One’s pays for their wrong doings because of failure to find happiness and regrets for actions taken. Therefore they die heroically. In the play “Macbeth” this quality of a tragic hero is portrayed

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    Inside the Mind of a Psychopath

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    world. The way these movies interpret these psychopaths is a misconception to what a psychopath really is. A psychopath is “somebody affected with a personality disorder marked by aggressive, violent, antisocial thought and behavior and a lack of remorse or empathy,” or “an offensive term for somebody who is regarded as highly antisocial, aggressive, and lacking in empathy.”(Encarta ® World English Dictionary) Psychopaths are known and most likely to have APD, which stands for Antisocial Personality

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    These traits that are compared to sociopath shed some light to Hamlet’s situation and proved how he was able to produce a play that was filled with such tragedy. Things such as manipulation, impulsiveness, and even showing no remorse are all factors in become a sociopath and how his mind was affected by it due to his father’s death. Some may say he’s just joking around others an insane man trapped within those castle walls. I believe he was sociopathic genius waiting to take his

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    caused, he was “seized by remorse and the sense of guilt, which hurried me away to a hell of intense tortures such as no language can describe” (Shelley 75). His quest for knowledge has led him to his demise, causing him to transform into a guilt-ridden remorseful and mournful man. Suddenly surrounded by death caused by his actions, Victor contemplates suicide, feeling swallowed by depression and guilt. “The blood flowed freely in my veins, but a weight of despair and remorse pressed on my heart which

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    Antisocial Behavior in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest I. Diagnosis of Randal McMurpy. A. Character assessment of Randal McMurpy played by Jack Nicholson in the movie. B. Description of Antisocial behavior. II. How it affects those around them III. What is the treatment (if any) is there for this disease. A. Is it treatable? B. What medications are prescribed, if any? C. What kind of aftercare treatment is available? Treatment The main character, Randle

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    The Bright Side of Regret

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    person so severely punished, as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse,” wisely summates Lucius Annaeus Seneca 1st century Roman philosopher (qtd. in ThinkExist.com Quotations). Effectively illustrating this idea as a concise confessional, the short story, “I Stand Here Ironing,” is written in an autobiographical style by Tillie Olsen, contrasting the festering damage that unresolved internal remorse creates with the reassuring serenity that unconditional acceptance generates. Regretfully

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    lives, just as the nobles suspect Macbeth of murder. Macbeth has given them a reasonable amount of examples to justify their predictions of his bloody doings, yet his inner monologue is available only to the reader. Such thoughts of his guilt and remorse are expressed through his discussions with Lady Macbeth, his unconscious reactions to Banquo’s ghost and the "tomorrow and tomorrow" speech. Scotland makes accusations through Banquo’s soliloquy and the nobles speaking of Macbeth in act five proving

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    prophecy even affected his relationships. At the beginning of the play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth were extremely close they shared everything together. They loved each other and it was evident. After the murder of Duncan though Lady Macbeth began to feel remorse but the new King (Macbeth) made justifications for the action. From then on when Macbeth saw fit an action of malice the Queen was not to no of it. They isolated themselves from one another while Macbeth's own desire was tearing them apart. He also

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    don't think that Mr Birling did anything really wrong regarding Eva he does not come off well throughout the play as he shows himself up a number of times because of his personality. The major fault in his personality is that he seems to show no remorse for Eva and his son Eric is annoyed by this. He seems to be a very hard man, and shows no regret for dismissing Eva which led to her death. Sheila was the second person that the Inspector turned on and her part in the run up to Eva's death shows

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    creation of civilization made by Hrothgar, for men to gather as a meeting place and a place to sleep. Hrothgar builds the biggest hall ever made. Grendel then attacks the hall for twelve winters straight, destroying more and more men every night with no remorse, and the men are afraid to sleep in the hall, thinking that maybe Grendel will eat them. Grendel is a ruthless caniball: "I think that if he may accomplish it, unafraid he will feed on the folk of the Geats in the war-hall as he has often done on

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    The Nature of Ambition

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    In Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the downfall of both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth were both caused by their strong desire to be rulers. When the witches first told Macbeth about his future rule, he did not believe them completely. However, he soon accepted the idea and was ecstatic. Both him and Lady Macbeth wanted to become the king and queen as soon as possible. They both became obsessed with their power, and whenever Macbeth would question if he was doing the right thing, Lady Macbeth would know

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    away this ability to respond. In war, a soldier must look past the pain that he is causing in taking another human being’s life. Weil suggests that this is as if life is being removed from the body of this soldier, resulting in a breathing corpse. Remorse becomes an overlooked emotion and all sensation vanishes. Does this not constitute a corpse, when all ability to respond to what is going on around him has departed; therefore taking away the very factor that defines a living object? When examining

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    the rest of her life in shame and guilt because everyone now knows that Hester has committed adultery.  Later in the novel, Dimmesdale comes to stand on the scaffold with Hester and Pearl.  He is quite literally deteriorating from feelings of remorse and shame for what he did t... ... middle of paper ... ... The main topics of The Scarlet Letter are depicted in three major symbols, the scaffold, scarlet letter, and the forest.  These symbols play important roles throughout the story

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    There are even extreme cases where children develop psychopathic disorders or tendencies. Children who are abandoned and maltreated are essentially calloused to life. They do not feel empathy, guilt, and they do not understand right from wrong. Some children kill animals, speak of killing their friends or families, hurt others and or hurt themselves. These children are often depressed, egotistic, entitled, angry, resentful, fearful and have a lack of sense of belonging. These children do not trust

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