The narrator in “The Tell-Tale Heart” is totally unreliable. We are questioning his sanity from the very beginning of the story. He goes out of his way to make us believe he is not mad while he is telling the story, and tells us about going out of his way to make sure others believe in his sanity. Another thing he does to make us question his sanity and reliability is that he claims to hear things a normal person would not be able to hear. And he kills an old man for no other reason than because his eye makes “his blood run cold”.
He even recognized this, himself, earlier in his retelling: “I, not in deed, but in effect, was the true murderer” (113). Time and time again, Frankenstein justified his complete inaction regarding the safety of his family with statements like, “I thought of pursuing the devil, but it would have been in vain” (99), or when it came to saving Justine from her execution, “a declaration would have been considered as the ravings of a madman and would not have exculpated her who suffered through me” (103). Christopher LaGant English 208 (005)
Jack reacts to Simon’s death by telling the tribe that they attacked the beast, but he says that it can’t be killed. The boys in Jack’s tribe avoid feeling guilty because they say that the beast was disguised suggesting how Jack’s manipulation has fooled them once again. Everyone except Ralph, Piggy, Sam’n’eric and the littluns have joined Jack’s tribe. Ralph has lost all of his power to Jack. Piggy insists that Ralph’s ‘still chief’, but Ralph is well aware that the power dynamic on the island has shifted completely to Jack’s side.
And when asked for the reason as to why he was beaten, Winifred stated that he was never made aware of a reason. According to another defendant, Roger, Jack threatened the other boys into doing whatever Jack wanted them to do. He threatened them with beatings and other ways of humiliation. For example he also told the other boys to use the “liluns” as pigs in their dances depicting their hunts, as stated by Roger. Also, according to defendant Ralph, Jack was hungry for power and control.
Victor’s action to run away caused William’s death and made Justine look like the killer when the evidence was planted from the blood. I see it as Victor was never going to be truly happy because there was so much he really didn’t know and could not handle the whole situation. People during the Enlightenment tried to handle many things on their own but certain things should just not be touched or you will find out the hard way. It was like finding a million dollars in the street and keeping it thinking no one would ever trace back to finding you because it was something that huge. He paid his price and it was a great one, the role of God is not to be played
He once said, that it wasn’t ‘easy’ for him to send a boy off to die ‘without thinking about it first’. His approach of keep questioning were viewed as unknowledgeable and illogical, as all the evidences were against the defendant. ‘Facts’ were being thrown around the room without much thought. For 10th Juror, he kept using ‘facts’ to attack groups of people, claiming they were ‘born to lie’. But nobody knows if they really are.
Hassan has taken the blame for Amir their hole chidhood whilst they shot nuts at the neighbors dog and here he takes the risk of being attacked by Assef in order to get to the fallen kite for Amir. His kindness only emphasises the horror of the scene because it contrasts completely with Amir's inability to step up and protect his friend. Amir only thinks of himself and his want to please his father whilst Hassan thinks only of Amir “for you a thousand times over.” Hosseini doesn't give a detailed description of this scene. Every time it has the potential to become graffic, Amir takes his mind off of the situation. Only about a page and a half reflects the duration and the word ‘rape’ is not used.
In chapter one, Jack hesitates to stab and kill a piglet because he has never killed anything, and the barbaric act of cutting into a living creature was too overwhelming. Not only does Jack see this as a personal weakness, but he also is embarrassed by his hesitation and says “I was choosing a place.” His explanation that he was looking for a place to stab the piglet was false and everyone knew it was the unbearable blood stopping Jack from killing the creature; however, he vows that next time the pig won't get away. This vow opens the door to the savagery that will overtake him and many of the boys who want to satisfy their primal impulses. Clearly Jack does not start off as a monster, and he still remains in touch with civilization. Although, as the novel continues, Jack's trajectory gradually moves away from the formal, civilized way of life and steadily toward murder and brutality.
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.
Friar Lawrence’s reckless actions brought together the deaths, and he blames them on fate. When Friar John tells him that the letter couldn’t be sent, Frair Lawrence decides to blame it on “unhappy fortune” and not himself (5.2.17). He is a grown man, but decides to let Friar John travel alone to deliver the message. Instead of sending the message himself, he gives the crutial task to people that aren’t even involved. Knowing this, he blames his own