I think not knowing this just adds to the psychotic part of the killer. This adds for an overall effective ending too. From the author’s stand point there is an internal debate to why this person wants to kill someone he openly omits to loving. If killing someone you love for just the way they look at you isn’t crazy enough, then the premeditated stalking
Ophelia was once flawless, but since her encounter with Hamlet she has fallen into the same madness and wants to kill herself. Ophelia opens up her feelings towards Hamlet, even though her father and brother both warn her not to. Hamlet’s madness causes him to push Ophelia to the point of a mental break down. He drags her into the same hell he is
The cask of Amontillado is a story of murder and revenge, while Eveline is a story about dreaming of independence yet not being able to let go of old ways. In conclusion, these two stories have distinct similarities and differences. While the differences of each story are obvious, the most important aspect of these two stories is the similar fact that each offers an interesting critique on human behavior, specifically as it pertains to how we deal with old habit and also how humans desire
Both of them believe that they are doing the right thing for two totally different reasons. Richard Strout kills Frank Fowler because he is in love with Mary Ann, Richard Strout’s ex-wife. Matt Fowler does not find it difficult to kill Richard Strout because it would give his wife peace; “It’s the trial. We can’t go through that, my wife and me…” (Dubus 111). Even though the major theme of this story is revenge, actually no murder can be justified under any circumstances.
Macbeth is not merely portrayed as a butcher because at the beginning of the play he has a motive for killing King Duncan, a butcher would kill someone without reason. A butcher can be seen as someone who is heartless and has no self control, but Macbeth does not fit into these conventions as he is in love with Lady Macbeth and he tries to persuade himself not to kill the King, he is just easily influenced by others. Macbeth has reasons for his actions rather than just killing someone for the sake of it, so therefore i would argue that he is not seen as a butcher. His ‘vaulting ambition’ is what drove Macbeth to kill the King; he wanted more than he already had. 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.
As Sherwin observes in her article Deconstructing the Male: Masochism, Female Spectatorship, and the Femme Fatale in Fatal Attraction, Body of Evidence, and Basic Instinct Dan, the male character from Fatal Attraction is unable to fight against Alex and all his intents fail. He is “weak, passive and helpless.” (177).Although he was the one that had committed the mistake to involve in a relationship with Alex, his wife has the role of the savior for their family. She shoots Alex and this is how the nice family returns to the original state of love and security. At first, both Dan and Alex were attracted to each other, but is Alex who takes the first steps in the relationship. When he proposes her to have a date, she says: “I did have a date.” So she had canceled it knowing that Dan will ask her out.
Othello is a very gullible character and becomes immediately susceptible to any claims that he deems threatening in addition to his habit of skipping to conclusion abruptly , revealing the impact of his jealous nature. This is strongly elucidated as he personally decides to murder Desdemona purely based accumulated opinions and false evidence presented my Iago rather than real solid evidence “It is the cause, it is the cause, my soul. Let me not name it to you, you chaste stars, it is the cause. Yet I’ll not shed her blood”. This example clearlyexpresses that he still cannot fully comprehend Desdemona’s infidelity
This is shown, also, when Macbeth begins to keep his wife out from his life. He begins killing and ordering murders without informing her, and she feels that she has a right to know. After all, she is the one who assisted him in the murder of King Duncan. “Macbeth’s self-centered ambitions and desires prevent
Iago has noticed Othello’s tendency to insecurity and overreaction, but not even Iago imagined Othello would go as far into jealousy as he did. Jealousy focuses Othello’s mind so tightly on one idea, the idea that Desdemona has betrayed him with Cassio, that no other assurance or explanation can penetrate. Up to the moment he kills Desdemona, Othello’s growing jealousy maddens him past the recall of reason. Upon seeing that she was innocent and that he killed her unjustly, Othello recovers. He can again see his life in proportion and grieve at the terrible thing he
The thought of being tied down and losing power to a man is Hedda’s worst nightmare. A possible motivation behind Hedda’s resistance to conformity as a wife is revealed in her relationship with Judge Brack, a powerful patriarchal figure of male control. His knowledge of her involvement in Loevborg's death extends his power over her. There is a triangle relationship between Tesman, Hedda and Brack and Hedda is ultimately caught in a trap. Brack’s blackmail over