For example, he says to Dick he killed a ‘Negro’ called King with a bicycle chain, which isn’t true (see page 112). Then, Perry does not want to go in the house and kill the Clutters with Dick, but does not want Dick seeing him as a coward (see page 235). Also as a child, he was very sensitive. For Dick, killing represented easy money, or steeling without witnesses. For example, he first started steeling in small place like supermarkets event if he had money,, then, it trills him to kill, he was expecting from six to twelve person in the Clutters’ house (see page 234), and as he repeats over and over, no witnesses (see page 233).
One of Momutu's men asked Amoo if it was true that he killed his wife so she wouldn't be taken prisoner, and then asked why he has risked his life more than once for his daughter. Amoo says, “She’s my daughter!" He doesn't want to lose Iome because he has seen his whole family go into the slave trade. Momutu wants Iome because she's young and would be worth a lot of money. Momutu was trying to keep Amoo and Iome, not letting them out of his site, but Amoo heard a couple of Momutu's men talking about it so Amoo was on guard the whole night.
Throughout the entirety of the play, we see Linda’s devotion to her husband and her inability to find any fault in Willy. This blind devotion plays a key role in Willy’s inevitable downfall. Willy Loman seems to have misinterpreted the American Dream. He thinks that in order to lead a luxurious and successful life, a man needs to be well-liked by the people around him. As Willy later realizes, this is not true at all and learns that success can only be achieved through hard work.
In McCarthy’s, No Country for Old Men, money plays a significant role when it comes to ethical decision making. In the beginning, Llewelyn Moss comes across a crime scene where drug traffickers and drug dealers are brutally murdered by a third party, in pursuit for the money. Regardless, Moss greedily steals the money but leads him and his family to dangerous situations. In addition, Carson Wells is hired as a bounty hunter to kill Anton Chigurh and get the money, however, he ends up dying in the process. Finally, the crime and violence over money is so senseless, that Sheriff Ed-Tom Bell retires to prevent his life from being taken away.
In The Crucible, Giles Corey gets himself in a dilemma with the court after worrying about his wife, who was later thrown in jail under allegation of witchcraft, and then accusing Thomas Putnam of killing his neighbors for their land. In order for Giles to not endanger the informant who gave him this proof, he refuses to tell the court and in turn is crushed to death for remaining silent. Although this was a tragic death for a man of such integrity, Giles was willing to die honorably so that no one else would be put in harms way for lies and falsehoods that could potentially take away their lives as well. The “Hollywood Ten” were put in the same situation when being accused of communism and had also refused to ‘name names’. Each of them was regrettably thrown into prison for six to twelve months.
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.
Lee’s father once defended two black men, a father and son, who were accused of murdering a white store clerk. Like Atticus Finch, he was unable to secure an acquittal for his defendants and the two men were hanged. Soon after, he left criminal law to become a title lawyer. Lee decided while writing ”To Kill A Mockingbird” that her dad had to be related to the book somehow so she choose her father to be one of the main characters, Atticus Finch. Monroeville, the town where Lee lived in,
No one should ever have to go through this but in this case, George was forced to take the life of his dear friend. George kills Lennie because if he doesn’t, Curley will torture him or he will rot in jail for murdering Curley’s wife. Lennie, being someone as innocent as he is, can’t handle that. Some may say that George was only trying to get Lennie off his back and that he shouldn’t have ended Lennie’s life but he had to kill him. He didn’t want to kill him but he needed to in order to save his friend from suffering.
This is a reason as to why Macbeth would not qualify as a tragedy in Aristotle’s eyes. Due to the fact that Macbeth is overtaken by greed and the will for power, that he murders multiple people, he is not someone with an extreme amount of goodness in his heart. When Macbeth murdered the present King, Duncan, he approached his wife as saying. “I have done the deed. Didst thou not hear a noise?” (Act II, Scene II).
This man's murder reminds me of the narrator's killing in "The Tell-Tale Heart". The narrator believed if he killed the old man, it would "rid myself of the eye forever". By the narrator talking to himself in the beginning of the story before the killing, you would of assumed that he was insane. On the other hand, he showed he was a little sane, because he had guilt after his gruesome murder. The narrator's nervous, jumpy, and jittery actions with the cops illustrated that he did in fact have a little remorse for what he had done.