Given this information prior to her attempt to ease his pain, Alcott shows her sheer pity for the "poor lad". "I bathed his face, brushed his bonny brown hair, set all things smooth about him." This quote shows how much effort she put into even the slightest difference in his comfort, in hopes of inflicting a satisfied expression on a dying face. She "stirred the air about him with a slow wave of air and waited for him to die". She stood by him until his breath helping him bear the agony of his inevitable and anticipated death.
A Comparison – “Guilt” and “This Day in History” "To have guilt you've got to earn guilt, but sometimes when you earn it, you don't feel the guilt you ought to have" (James Dickey). This quote is a perfect representation of the two poems that use guilt as their main theme, "Guilt" by Leona Gom and "This Day in History" by Bert Almon, due to its ability to explain the fact that we as humans constantly commit certain actions with a result of a different reaction then we usually expect. Although the two poems differ in their titles and the types of guilt they express, the two poems are similar in a way that they both explain the ways that we as individuals selfishly tend to view our needs, actions, and lives take more importance over those of others.
They saw that one of the crew was still alive, but trapped in the aircraft. They left him and returned the next night, knowing that he was dying in agony. Mrs. Rutter is not ashamed of what she did, and explains it in terms of strict revenge, for the death of her husband, who was killed in Belgium at the start of the war. Sandra and Kerry are both shocked, but it is Kerry who is first to leave her house and then speaks of what a horrible women Mrs. Rutter is. This shows that on the outside someone may look helpless and kind, but they can be capable of the cruellest of things possible, like Mrs. Rutter.
Though Delia was once in love with Sykes she now feels mostly hatred towards him. In this passage from Zora Neal Hurston’s short story, Sweat, Delia’s husband, Sykes, has been bitten by the snake and is begging for mercy. Instead of helping him, Delia just stands there and watches her husband die. Early on Delia tells Sykes that he will reap what he has sewn and indeed Sykes does end having to reap what he has sewn. In other words she is talking about karma and what goes around comes around.
She indirectly implicates the truth and meaning of the lottery through the names and objects in the setting. I believe the lottery shows us how following a tradition closed minded could lead to unnecessary cruelty. Mr. Hutchison participates in his own wife’s stoning. When in a assemble group, people usually lose their individually and often peer-pressured. Mr. Hutchison went from joking with his wife to helping the villagers stone her to death in a blink of an eye.
Hutchinson and Schwartz. In “The Lottery”, when Mrs. Hutchinson realized that she was the chosen one by the community to be killed, she did not tried to run, beg for mercy or ask her family for protection and save her from being stoned to death. She accepted her death without fighting for her life. On the contrary, in the case of “The Jewbird”, Schwartz did everything he could to survive, he even reached and caught Cohen’s nose, but he manage to get the bird by its legs and break it in pieces. These two actions are seeing now as very cruel acts in human society and should be
In the book, Candle in the Wind by Maureen Wartski, “revenge is a dish that tastes best when served cold.” Because with all the tension and hatred after Harris’ death, Terri had to deal with a lot of anger issues and excruciating pain in her heart, so her actions are considered appropriate. The loss of Terri’s brother inflicted a lot of grief and anger for her. “I will hate Rodney Waring till I die.” (p.126) Terri’s loss has left her feeling an emptiness that is filled with hate. She uses her notebook to express her feelings because she realized that hate will suffocate her if she doesn’t express in any kind of way. Terri used to be a joyous person until Harris succumbed.“Until the night Harris died, I love the sound of rain.” “Now I hate
Meanwhile, a Mississippi Mother Burns bacon” described her writing style the best. The poems talks about the lynching of the late Emmitt Till. The poem was based mainly on regret, guilt, and hatred. Gwendolyn uses code names like “HE” and “HAND” and also “Fine Prince” to describe the men in the poem. The turning point in this poem was when Gwendolyn said “She heard no hoof-beat of the horse and saw no flash of the shining steel.” This line describes how Carolyn realized that Roy was not the man he appeared to be and she grows to be angry and disgusted with him and “her hatred for him bursts into glorious flowers”.
Macbeth had a more guilty conscience and was suffering from the after-shock of murdering Duncan. Lady Macbeth, on the other hand, was more callous and merciless to the act. Macbeth says, “This is a sorry sight.” (2.2.29) referring to his bloody hands, showing remorse on such a brutal deed he had just completed. Lady Macbeth replies, “A foolish thought, to say a sorry sight.” (2.2.30), which in contrast to Macbeth, she had no sympathy, but had an encouraging and proud sensation. Lady Macbeth was stronger in handling the situation, expressing almost no emotions over what her husband did.
Macbeth now kills without thinking or lifting a hair on his arm. This is clear in Act 4 scene 2 when Macbeth sends for the murder of Lady Macduff and her son. This marks the moment of Macbeth’s utter madness, he no longer is killing for political gain or to get rid of an enemy, but simply out of the desire to do harm and evil. However, Lady Macbeth’s guilt drives her to utter madness in a different direction. She now sleepwalks and always has a delusional belief that she has blood on her hands.