His lack of a guilty conscience allows for him to go on in denial and is able to clear his mind of any remorse. Macbeth has a moment of immediate regret for his actions but once the deed is done, he is reassured by Lady Macbeth is ultimately happy with his new position as King of Scotland. The murderers that are hired to murder Banquo, tell Macbeth that Banquo has been killed right before a large state dinner. We see how much Macbeth is remorseful for his actions when he is visited by the ghost of Banquo. “Avaunt and quit my sight!
Hamlet: Justice or Revenge In the era portrayed in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, justice is mostly carried out by oneself and not the court of law, and it is a thing of honor to avenge the death of a loved one. However, Hamlet’s quest for justice over his father’s murder does at some point turn into personal revenge, as he wants to have vengeance on his uncle in ways that become more personal. Hamlet loses track of the main reason for wanting his uncle dead and hatred grows for Claudius, his uncle, such that he wants to make sure that Claudius does not go to heaven when he dies. His uncontrollable emotions show when he kills Polonius and does not care about his actions. Hamlet even seems to have forgotten the main reason why he is avenging his father’s death.
Macbeth is more to be condemned than pitied, when faced with his heinous crimes. A single regicide would have been enough to denounce him beyond any hope of acquittal, yet it was not just one murder that so condemns him. Not only did Macbeth murder his king, but Young Siward, Macduff’s family and his own friend Banquo, in addition to the attempted murder of Banquo’s son Fleance. During the course of the play, his actions are inhumane and morally wrong, and while it can be argued that it was the influences of both Lady Macbeth and the Witches led to King Duncan’s murder at Macbeth’s hands, it was he who performed the act. It was his fatal flaw, ambition, that ultimately led to his downfall.
Afterwards Brutus did feel terrible about killing his beloved friend as if anyone would. Brutus was trying to do the right thing and all he wanted was his people to be save and away from any harm of tyranny. Brutus being too trusting was a major downfall for
Guilt made him seem more like the common man and likable because of the sheer fact that he was relatable to his old self. Readers can juxtapose his crippling guilt with their own in this sense, while almost feeling sorrowful for the cold-blooded murderer. “And all our yesterdays have lighted fools / the way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle / life’s but a walking shadow” (Shakespeare V.v.22-24). Having realized the loss of his Queen, Macbeth fantasizes his own demise; his conscience wants justice for the sins he has committed, showing his guilt and remorse for what he’s done.
As time went on, this mistrust grew larger and larger to the point of rebellion in the form of mutiny. Macbeth was killed and the people around him no longer viewed it as a tragedy because Macbeth had given into the darkness. There were many forces that influenced Macbeth’s decision to commit his evil deeds. In the beginning, Macbeth’s only force that dictated his actions was the love for his country. He was a
John Proctor's fatal flaw was his great amount of pride, and that slowly tied a series of unfortunate events which eventually made John Proctor succumb to his death. Unfortunately, Proctor dies for a crime he did not commit. Another necessary part of the tragic hero is that he or she has a complete reversal of fortune brought by the hero's own flaw. Proctor's life completely turned upside down when Abigail accused his loved ones who then were sent to jail, or executed. At the end of every tragic play, the audience must feel pity or remorse for the deceased hero.
His sense of pride prevented him from admitting to the adultery. Thus, the town did not understand Abigail’s motivation as did Proctor. He could have also prevented his demise if he had chosen to sign the paper. However, he feels that his name is “not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang” and chooses death over humility. This play exhibits tragedy because, though Proctor had many opportunities to change his fate, he chooses his demise because his tragic flaw prohibits him from doing otherwise.
She also claimed that 'he was not fit to lick my shoe'. She 'thought he was a gentleman' at first , but her perceptions had changed.Here the reader sympathizes for her her because her life is forced to be spent with a man she is 'not crazy about'. The incident of the 'death' car and how it 'killed her instantly' is one of the most important scenes in the story.Fitzgerald describes her death in such a tragic manner.her 'mouth was ripped' and her 'thick red blood was left to mingle with the dust' ,
However, Macbeth has the ultimate decision in whether or not to commit the assassinations, but he loves Lady Macbeth and wishes to please her. After Macbeth kills Duncan, he fairly disappointed in himself for doing it. After killing Duncan, murdering others appears to be the only solution to continue to cover up his terrible actions or lose all that he has driven for. Lady Macbeth is force on Macbeth that unleashes the wicked part of him. She has a forceful impact on him and is another key character to blame for his developing desire of killing others to get away with her master plan.