Macbeth seems like an even worse person after he kills Macduff’s family for no apparent reason. Macduff has some real hatred for Macbeth, on 143 he says “Not in the legions of horrid hell can come a devil more damned in evils to top Macbeth.” Macduff is not bloodthirsty, he just wants revenge. Because of Macduff there is a strong protagonist to fight against Macbeth. Duncan and Banquo are killed so Macduff takes their place as “the good guy”. Another comparison that is made to Macbeth is with Duncan, the old king.
Mr. Richard Eugene Hickock is the other main character in this novel. He is the one who plans the robbing of the Clutter’s and says that they cannot leave any witnesses. One of the conflicts that he faces is that he starts to waver when it comes to carrying out the plan to actually kill the Clutter’s and he leaves it all to Smith and becomes a bystander to the murders. His strengths are that he is smooth-talking, always plans on making a buck, and that he is very self-assured. His weaknesses are that he has insecurities like he cannot support his first wife and children, that he has a sexual interest in young women including Nancy Clutter, and that he has not been able to achieve financial stability.
Critical Essay on In Cold Blood In the ongoing debate about whether nature or nurture is the primary force shaping a person's character, Capote comes down firmly on the side of nurture and environment in his book In Cold Blood. His portrayal of Perry Smith, the crippled killer with a nightmarish childhood, is highly sympathetic. Capote argues, none too subtly, that Smith had significant potential for a constructive life had he not been abused, neglected, and disenfranchised. In detailing his sympathies for Smith, it is clear that Capote identifies and empathizes with Smith personally. But Capote's questioning of the relevance and righteousness of small-town values and priorities could be his own angry criticism of the world he himself inhabited: a false meritocracy in which his talents were inadequate unless accompanied by a biting, unrelenting charm.
I disliked how George did not struggle to shoot Lennie during the film. While reading the description of Lennie’s murder and the ranch the men dreamed of owning, Lennie’s death was extremely suspenseful. As the director of the movie, I would have chosen to exaggerate Lennie’s death rather than it being a short, diminutive scene. From Steinbeck’s account, Lennie’s death reflects the end of his own problems, and moreover the lack of responsibility George was able to release following his painless decease. Making his death slower would have shown a better portrayal of an important outlook of Lennie’s life and struggles, and how important Lennie meant to George.
Heller himself even stated that he took out jokes that were just as funny as those in the book, but did not add anything to his overall themes. What were these carefully cultivated messages? Heller used Catch 22 to talk about the lack of control and injustice in war, but primarily in the society he lived in (Reilly 511). He does talk about the incompetency and selfishness of leaders in war, but more powerful are his messages of blatant hypocrisy the cold war society displayed, and the common faults of man. Body Text: Catch 22 is a novel that quite literally laughs in the face of death.
He secluded himself from society knowing that few people could relate to him, and certainly not anyone "visible". These two examples show distinct similarities in the lonesomeness felt by both characters. The two characters' levels of forgiveness are key points in both readings. In the secret sharer, the captain would easily see the perspective of Leggatt and quickly forgive him for committing one of the heinous crimes known to man: murder. This is a major part of the story and his speedy thought process in forgiving him is a major character building point.
Macbeth can’t be fully blamed for all of the murders as he didn’t personally commit the crimes he got other people to do them for him. This shows that he is not a butcher because although he arranged the murders of Banquo, Lady Macduff and her sons, he didn’t actually carry them out. A butcher would have got great joy out of brutally killing these innocent people. Although some may argue that these murders were unnecessary to the play, they were important to Macbeth’s character as he wanted to get rid of anybody who was seen as a potential threat to his crown. It can be argued that Lady Macbeth is the true butcher; she is the person who persuades Macbeth to kill Duncan.
After Lennie was shot the guys show up and Curly and Carlson congratulate him, but in the movie it just ends right after George shoots Lennie. There were many differences between all the characters described in this story. The book displayed the relationship between George and Curley to be full of hatred. During the movie there was not much hatred displayed in the relationship between George and Curley, it just seemed like they did not get along very well but no hatred. Lennie was described as a huge monster in the book, so the thought was that he was completely out of the ordinary, but when I watched the movie Lennie was just big but he was not out of the ordinary.
Tom killed the man because he had violated Tom’s morals, similar to the situation which landed Tom in prison in the first place.Prompt TwoThe ending of the book did not surprise me. I was content with the end of the book, mostly because I enjoyed experiencing the novel through Tom’s journey, and although the ending is not necessarily happy, I was satisfied because of what Tom learned throughout the
Antony was the person who instigated the war. If they had killed him, he would not have had the chance to turn the people against the conspirators. Another mistake Brutus made, was that he allowed Antony to speak in Caesar's funeral. When the conspirators were discussing it, Cassius thought it to be a bad idea, but Brutus, as naive and trusting as he is, said yes, but only as long as Antony let him speak first and promised not to say anything bad about them. When they left, Antony, in his soliloquy, spoke of revenge.