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
Guilt in Macbeth In general William Shakespeare’s plays usually has a tragic ending that occurs to the main character. In the play’s he writes, there is always a special theme. These themes brings up valuable lessons for his audience, allowing them to have a broader thought and understanding of his play. Shakespeare’s demonstrates a theme known as guilt. In Shakespeare’s play Macbeth guilt strongly affects Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as it is shown through the emotions, the murder and the suicide.
He finds that it is time to die. He kills himself, unlike the other 3 conspirators. There are many examples of how the forces of nature, omens and the supernatural show that they play many important parts in this play. They have been shown throughout and work towards foreshadowing the death of Julius Caesar because of the interpretation and misinterpretation of these many omens and forces of nature. Even after the death of Caesar, omens are part of what makes the many conspirators feel guilt, sorrow and doubt.
“Thou poor ghost.” (I, v, 97) Hamlet pities his father, as he was murdered and was not given the chance to pray. This conjures frightening thoughts in his mind, for if he were to be murdered as well, would he be sent to burn in purgatory? Towards the middle of the play, though Hamlet’s thoughts still point towards suicide, he begins to toy with the possibilities of what death could be like. “To die, to sleep; … perchance to dream.” (III, i, 60-65) He may find some comfort in death if death
Critical Lens Essay Existing problems in society terrorize people and cause them to realize their surroundings. Theodore Roethke once said, “In a dark time, the eyes begin to see.” In times of trouble and conflict, people begin to exhibit caution and awareness more often. For moments such as these, accusations are thrown around. This quote is supported by a number of pieces of literature. Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, portrays this statement through the slaughters done by Macbeth the main character.
Fear is defined as a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, or pain. In the play The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, which depicts a time of panic, false accusation, and wrongful executions , all caused by one thing fear is present in everyone’s life at some time or another in the story. The feeling of fear overall plays a very important role in everyone’s life in the play. In a puritan society, in which reputation plays such an important role, the fear of guilt by affiliation becomes decidedly harmful. Knowing this townsfolk of Salem must fear that the sins of their friends will stain their names.
It becomes clear that Hamlet did truly love Ophelia, yet hid it because he was a coward. The “ White Lie” is not only depicted through Hamlet denying his love but also putting a front up for the selfish betterment of his life style. After his outrageous lecture on self worth that Hamlet gives Ophelia, she grows incredibly mad, which ultimately leads to her death. Although the intentions of his lecture were clearly to hurt Ophelia and gain power over her, once he realizes she is dead he feels the need to express his actual love for her. His change of attitude grows confusing as he professes his dear love after her awful death, “ I loved Ophelia.
In this quote Hamlet tells them that no matter how strange he is acting, they should not be alarmed because he is going to feign insanity. He tells them this so that they do not go around telling people that a ghost made him mad. Pretending to be mad will help hamlet in revenging his father. Hamlet choses when he acts mad and puts thought to his actions. He greets the players warmly and instructs them on a
Romeo is talking in paradoxes; he does this to emphasize that love is confusing. He says that love is everything except for what it actually is. Since Romeo thinks that he is in love although no one loves him, love can be two things that are opposites at the same time. Although Romeo is happy to be in love, he does not like the thought of love itself because if no one loves him back, love will become more confusing. Romeo is hopelessly in love with Rosalind which he explains when he says, "I am too sore enpiercèd with his shaft To soar with his light feathers, and so bound, I cannot bound a pitch above dull woe.
In literature, the actions that characters commit have serious effects. Shakespeare’s play Macbeth displays acts of killing and betrayal. Macbeth’s obsession with power and fear of death leads him to commit actions that neither he nor his mind can control. What he does cannot be the effect of one person but that of what many people have contributed to. These actions sprout from the seeds of others, seeds that others plant, seeds that manipulate his mind into taking drastic measures.