Elizabeth Bell The Maltese Falcon The Maltese Falcon brought out the worst in people. Social Contracts were broken and the characters went to great lengths to get ahold of the power the Maltese Falcon gave you. The characters would become dangerous and were willing to kill whoever crossed into their path. The practices of deceit and greed were the reoccurring themes throughout the story. Every man and women were only looking out for themselves when it comes to getting ahold of the Maltese Falcon.
He also tells the murderers that Banquo is blameworthy for their tragic, unhappy lives. After angering the murderers, Macbeth switches to a more sarcastic tone and manipulates the murderers so they will feel like they need to prove themselves men, worthy of Macbeth’s presence. By asking questions, Macbeth leaves a gap between him and the murderers and waits for them to fill it. He asks “Are you so gospeled/ To pray for this good man and for his issue/ Whose heavy hand hath bowed you to the grave/ And beggared yours forever? (3.1.98-101).
Hamlet’s Three Men of Action Revenge is defined as inflicting hurt or harm on someone for an injury. Often when one is seeking revenge, revenge is the one thing that matters. In Hamlet, Hamlet and Laertes are motivated by the need to avenge their father’s death. However, Hamlet and Laertes sacrifice their lives to achieve revenge due to their impulsive actions. By letting revenge be their top priority, Hamlet and Laertes were blinded by their emotions.
On line 2 Benvolio says ‘The day is hot’ that gives the sense foreboding. Mercutio fights Tybalt as he is trying to hurt his best friend and Romeo declined the duel. Romeo steps between them and Tybalt strikes Mercutio under Romeo’s arm. ‘A plague a’both your houses!’ Mercutio repeats this three times in this scene to get the message across he is blaming both Romeo and Tybalt for his death. Mercutio responsibilities Romeo for Tybalt killing him ‘I was hurt under your arm’ Romeo feels guilty about Mercutio’s death even though the audience know it is not his fault.
Do you believe in eye for an eye, better known as revenge? How about second chances, mercy or forgiveness for anyone, regardless of any wrongs they have committed? In the play and story of “Romeo and Juliet” revenge and hatred are present in many places, the most memorable and prominent being the deaths of Mercutio and Tybalt. A quote that comes to mine from the world renowned and cherished philosopher Confucius, “When going on a journey for revenge, you must dig two graves, one for your victim, and one for yourself.” Louis L’Amour, “A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat”. This relates to Tybalt starting the fight because he fights and kills Mercutio but has no plan for defeat when fighting with Benvolio; meaning he didn’t think of the thrashing of himself after the possible fight.
You tallow face!” In this quote the consequences of Juliet defining her father’s authority is seen through the way that Capulet’s attitude changes, from treating her with respect to treating her like scum the minute she disobeys her father’s authority. Imagery is employed to emphasise Capulet’s harshness and the manner in which his attitude changes after Juliet purports to disobey him. Disobeying authority in the context of the law mostly has very serious consequences. An example of this is Act 3 scene 1 in which Romeo kills Tybalt in order to avenge Mercutios death. Although Romeos thirst for revenge was satisfied the consequences were dire.
The characters determination for power causes them to carry out immoral acts. These actions play on the minds of the main characters as their guilty consciences torture them into madness. The text first shows that Macbeth is feeling guilty about desiring to kill Duncan in Act 1 scene 4, when Macbeth says, “Stars hide your fires! Let not light see my black and deep desires.” This shows that he wants no one and nothing to see what he is plotting, affirming that Macbeth understands, unlike his wife, the wrong in contemplating murdering Duncan.
When Macduff gets news of his family being killed Malcolm tells him to “dispute it like a man”. (IV.iii.221) Malcolm then comes back to his ethics and he begins to understand Macduff’s hurt, but he tells Macduff let “be this the whetstone of your sword. Let grief convert to anger; blunt not the heart, enrage it.” (IV.iii.230-231) Malcolm attempts to motivate Macduff into action, so that Malcolm can get his revenge as well. Malcolm is young and he does not understand the meaning of a family to a man. It is a man’s safe haven, and is a man’s soft underbelly that is supposed to be left out of disputes involving another man.
In addition, Jason curses himself saying, “My curses on you” (61), accentuating he should have known better the woman he had by his side, since he lacks knowledge such as Medea will murdering those who he holds nearest and dearest; his two sons and his bride. Jason believes he should have noticed Medea’s capacity for evilness and heartlessness long before, since she abandons her own family and kills her own brother. This demonstrates how Medea does not care at all about her actions; she only cares to make Jason suffer the pain she receives due to his betrayal. Jason’s catharsis develops when he expresses his pain “I must bemoan my fate” (61). He wishes to be left alone now to mourn his tragic losses which leave the audience to feel pity for him.
Nevertheless one murder didn't comfort him, he thinks he needs to secure his position. So he goes off and hires hit men to kill who he thinks is his enemy, the one who can take his power, Banqo. Soon enough he finds himself ordering the slaughter of a traitors family, which is when remorse never enters his thoughts. Macbeth’s greed and ambitions are the sheer motivators of his killings and that is evident throughout the journey of the play. As Shakespeare once wrote , “Fair is foul and foul is fair” (Act I, Sc.I, Line