Why does this sturdy soldier become a mean killer and, worse, a hirer of thugs to do his killing for him even when he himself acknowledges that his actions are sure to bring retribution upon him? Why does Lady Macbeth feel it is in her duty as a ‘loving’ wife to drive them both into evil ways? And why do so many good men allow this vicious couple to gain total power and ruin the state of Scotland? Some aspects of the Macbeth story have become horribly familiar in our world today. Several modern rulers (from everyday fathers to leaders of the country) have begun as ‘brave soldiers’ and ended as crazy destroyers because of their poor choices and the consequences.
Instead it brutalises the society and increases murder rates. In addition this shows capital punishment yet has so many flaws. Thirdly, innocent people may be framed. Looking at the case of Jacques .Who was burned at stake because he was accused of kidnapping and stealing. However they put him on trail as he looked like the criminal.
This was because of the guilt of murdering the man and the fear of being caught. As a result, he confesses the crime he committed. The heart of the old man is said to excite him to uncontrollable terror before he killed the old man. This made him kill the old man. This contributes in proving the insanity of the narrator.
Although multiple people tried to stop him from pursuing the truth, he is unable to. Once he realized that his fate had come to pass he felt cursed by it. Even though Oedipus was a victim of fate, he gouged out his own eyes which were an act of free will. Oedipus was guilty of marrying his mother and killing his father, but it seems that his true sin was that his attempt to raise himself to level of the gods by trying to escape his fate. Oedipus knows that he must be punished for his sins, accepting full responsibility for his acts.
This is immediately followed by a metaphor for Ceaser’s body “thou bleeding piece of earth” that shows he believes that the murder of Ceaser was nought but savage. This is shown by the usage of the word “earth” – implication of Ceaser’s body- and the phrase “bleeding” – describes the consequences of the savage manor in which the murder was constructed. In line 256; Antony refers to the conspirators as butchers which show his feelings of hate and disgust at/ towards them. The use of the term “butchers” signifies that he feels the conspirators have slayed an innocent being – Ceaser-for their own benefit- as a butcher slays a cow or pig. Lines 257-259 are Antony’s
Hitler captured people in his speeches with his promises of a better Germany, but he also taught his hatred of Jews in the process. “It was Hitler’s belief that the Jews had too much money, land and the power of the press.” (library.thinkquest.org) Hitler caused mass hysteria against Jews by creating this frame of mind that they were the cause of all things bad just like Abigail and her posse did to Salem. Unfortunately, the people who are completely innocent in these cases get punished the most. In both the Salem witch trials and the Holocaust many people were killed who were not
This obsession with redemption is the central theme of the film. However, the problem it presents to society is whether or not obsession in this manner is healthy. Although Todd’s goal is to kill the Judge, he is more obsessed with redemption than with murder. Murder is simply a means to an end for him. Upon his return to London, he is told by Mrs. Lovett that the Judge raped his wife and adopted his child.
Zar Mohammad has earned a considerable sum of money and embarks on trading but he is ripped out of his money by the governor. Bitterly despaired by the delay or absence of justice, he takes a gun and kills his enemies one by one. After the killing of the frauds, he is dubbed Shir Mohammad (lion-hearted Mohammad) by the villagers. The theme of justice and revenge fills the entire ambience of the novel. Once the law is too slow to mete out justice to the ones who deserve it, anarchy will prevail with the consequence that people will decide their own fate and exercise justice in the light of their own definition of the concept.
[Act I, Sc. iv, 90], it could be interpreted that he is speaking of a threat of war, but when looked at as symbolic, nothing could better sum up Claudius' corrupting effect on the kingdom which is brought on by his unpunished crime. His evil acts carry him to the throne and pollute the people around him causing chaos, sorrow and death. The image of rotting along
I heard many things in hell.” Through his denial of the hold lunacy has on him, the Narrator establishes the very nature of his madness. His contradictions’ such as denial of being afflicted by the disease, then the very next thought is to defend the nature of the illness by praising it for moulding his senses is evidence towards his increasing madness and the inevitable doom of the Narrator. The Mad Man’s seemingly unprovoked rage towards the Old Man is blamed upon his dead, hazy eye. The Narrator in a fit of Madness trying to explain his actions, claims his motivation; “One of his eyes resembled that of a vulture – a pale blue eye, with a film over it. Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold: and so by degrees – very gradually – I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever.” The Narrator again proves his madness through his apparent lack of solid intent coupled with his explanation of the rage within him.