Remorse Essays

  • Maya Angelou Remorse

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    After reading Maya Angelou’s book I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings the word I decided would best describe Maya would be remorse. The definition of remorse is a deep regret or guilt for a wrong committed. I feel based on the reading remorse or remorseful would be a perfect word to describe Maya during her long and difficult childhood. Describing Maya as a remorseful human being despite her being so positive was based on her internal thoughts and how she regrets a lot of things that happen in her

  • Shakespeare's Macbeth - Persuasiveness of Lady Macbeth

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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

  • What Is The Act Of Killing Essay

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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

  • Essay on the Dilemma of Billy Budd

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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

  • 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

  • Loss Of Knowledge In Frankenstein

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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

  • Greed And Remorse In Macbeth

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    In Shakespeare's most graphic play, Macbeth, he presents a continued theme of greed and remorse. Macbeth and Banquo, who were two successful soldiers for king Duncan during the medieval period in Scotland. After a big battle, Macbeth is met by three strange women, who initiate his downfall by telling Macbeth a prophecy that he will be king. Once Macbeth's wife gets news of the prophecy, she becomes extremely ambitious, and wants to murder Duncan. Duncan then comes to stay at Macbeth's castle, and

  • Critical Review on the Iliad

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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

  • A Separate Peace

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    know how to handle feelings and emotions, and commonly react with violence. Gene then proceeds to dive off of the branch like nothing happened, apparently satisfied with his “achievement”; showing the reader that, like a child, there is little or no remorse for one’s actions. The...

  • Free Color Purple Essays: It Was the Worst of Times

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    man from town wanted to take Celie’s sister Nettie as a wife, but her father convinces the man to take Celie instead.  Celie is now forced to marry an older man who already has children.  Celie’s husband constantly beats and rapes her without any remorse.  He even made Celie nurse Shug Avery, his mistress, when she was ill.  It is now that Celie learns from Shug Avery about love.  Shug Avery encourages Celie not to take the abuse from her husband anymore and that she deserves better.  Celie would

  • The Genius of Aurora Leigh

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    The Genius of Aurora Leigh Elizabeth Barrett Browning uses multiple elaborate metaphors and comparisons to establish vivid imagery that actively involves her audience in her verse novel Aurora Leigh. The first pages of this work quickly establishes this extremely effective stylistic imagery and quickly captures the readers attention, making it a chore to be diverted from reading this famous work. She begins with the metaphor, which likens writing this novel to better herself "as when you paint

  • Macbeth: Choices

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    Macbeth by William Shakespeare characters often could not escape the consequences of their choices. The choices that some characters made in the play put them in a position which they could not escape. In most of these cases the character feels remorse for the choice they had made. The characters that I will be concentrating on are Macbeth, Macduff, and Lady Macbeth. These characters are the best examples of how characters could not escape their choices in the play. The actions of Macbeth

  • Unmasking the Superficial Hierarchy of the Church in Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown

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    is constantly referred to as a dark figure, as sort of shadow amongst the flames. In one sentence, Hawthorne uses the words "deep," "solemn," and "almost sad" to describe the figure's manner. The figure is addressing his congregation with pity and remorse, "as if his once angelic nature could yet mourn for our race." Using the word "angelic" softens the image of the devil-figure. The devil's speech asks the people to awaken to the reality that virtue isn't possible, that Evil is man's true nature

  • Guilt in Shakespeare's Macbeth

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    even in her sleep, has no qualms of conscience; her remorse takes none of the tenderer forms akin to repentance, nor the weaker ones allied to fear, from the pursuit of which the tortured soul, seeking where to hide itself, not seldom escapes into the boundless wilderness of madness. A very able article, published some years ago in the National Review, on the character of Lady Macbeth, insists much upon an opinion that she died of remorse, as some palliation of her crimes, and mitigation of our

  • Macbeth

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    Macbeth is an epic tragedy inspiring pity and remorse because the hero, though flawed, is also shown to be human. The play portrays a journey of self-discovery and awareness as both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth pass from happiness to misery. Their punishment is well deserved but the retributive price is enormous. Evil, both internal and external corrupts their minds, distorting their positive traits and exaggerating their worst. Both fall victim to ‘vaulting ambition’, pride and greed, tempting them

  • Hamlet: Understanding and Duty

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    Hamlet: Understanding & Duty In an effort to determine how Hamlet seeks to understand his world and his duty, we must closely examine several lines from this Shakespearean masterpiece.  While the mystery and significance of Hamlet lies in part from an inability to make definitive statements about Hamlet's motives and understanding, we can get a deeper look into his character from such a dialogue interpretation. We might say that one of the ways in which Hamlet tries to understand the

  • Macbeth - Murder At Inverness Castle

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    comparison of the raven the bird of darkness, of death and of hell. At this point lady Macbeth speaks to the spirits of the witches, In her famous un-sex me speech, she asks the witches that for one night to take all her feminine qualities such as remorse compassion regret and sorrow, she says, come to my woman’s breasts and take my milk for gall, she does not even want the female quality to be able to give milk, because she feels that a woman does not have the ability to kill an innocent man, she

  • Free Tempest Essays: Treacheries and Rebellions

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    barren place and left for dead. “In scene 2.1, pg 141, Sebastian remarks, “I remember/You did supplant your brother Prospero.” And Antonio replies, “True;/ And look how well my garment sit upon me,”. Antonio betrayed Prospero, and yet he feels no remorse for his treacherous act: ‘I feel not/ This deity in my bosom”, his conscience is not bothered by what he did to Prospero. Another sibling conspiracy in the play came in Act II when Sebastian is encouraged by Antonio to kill his brother, Alonso, which

  • A Clockwork Orange

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    his artistic output until his death from lung cancer at age 76. A Clockwork Orange was claimed by many to be Burgess's greatest accomplishment. The main character, Alex, is a young teen with a drive for violence, rape and general rebellion without remorse, yet he still has a charming intelligent quality. The law finally catches him and he is convicted of murder and sentenced to 14 years in prison. After two years he becomes aware of a route to early release and after killing a cellmate he is elected

  • Dunbar’s Perspective on the Indians in the Film Dances with Wolves

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    other Civil War Veterans would arrive; but, things changed after his first encounter with a Native American who paid Dunbar's fort a visit. In the beginning of this film, the "White Man" viewed these Native Americans as vicious humans that had no remorse for individuals out of their race. They did not make it any better on their part either, because they continued with their in-human killings of the "white man", and tortures. One of their famous strategies, was known as "the scalping". When Dunbar