Furthermore, in his mini-soliloquy in Act 3 Scene 1 Macbeths says the murder of King Duncan “put rancours in the vessel of my peace”. This shows he is being tormented with a constant reminder of his crime and sins and this can be perceived as guilt coming out by the audience. Another line from one of Macbeth’s soliloquies after killing Duncan is “things bad begun make strong themselves by ill” this shows that whilst he feels guilty for the serious crimes he has committed he has convinced himself that killing more will make his conscious strong again and not as vulnerable to guilt. In Act 3, Scene 3 of Hamlet, Claudius has a similar problem
Elie Wiesel suggests through the events and thoughts of his characters that hatred kills innocence. Captain John Dawson’s death is a literal metaphor for the death of innocence. The Movement captures Dawson and holds him captive and as a bargaining tool to retrieve The Movement’s own captured man David ben Moshe, who is held captive by the English for attacking the English and attempting to steal from their arsenal. Captain John Dawson could not be any more innocent yet is killed because of the hatred harboured in the hearts of the terrorists holding him captive. These terrorists do not see an innocent man sitting before them, they see an instrument capable of effectively communicating the depth of pain they feel by indifferently expending the life of Captain John Dawson, as well as an instrument publicizing to the other Jews The Movement is fighting back their anger, pain, and hatred for the people who wronged them.
Taking revenge is an action of a resentful person who wishes to cause harm on someone for wrong done to oneself. It is up to the person taking revenge on how they will take action and when they will do it. In William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, Hamlet plans on taking revenge of his father’s death by killing Claudius, his father’s murderer and successor to the throne. Although the passionate Hamlet wants to take revenge of his father’s murder, Hamlet ends up taking a lot of time before he takes any physical action. Hamlet’s delay of his revenge is caused by Hamlet’s testing of the ghost, his frustration with his mother, and his act of antic disposition.
There is often one companion that the vigilante can seek help from and reaffirm their belief in doing the right thing; the side kick. The vigilante is a memorable archetype that relates to the audience in that is more realistic than a pure and just hero, and the emotions that one feels when one sees crimes going unpunished. The vigilante haunted by the past, morally ambiguous, sacrifices all relationships except for the side kick in order to bring punishment to the wicked. In Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Prince Hamlet is so determined to get his revenge for the murder of his father; he adopts the archetype of the vigilante. The beginning of the vigilante is a traumatic past.
He plays on Laertes’ hunger for revenge on his father’s killer and uses Laertes’ feelings to achieve his goal. By this we see Claudius accomplish objectives by controlling people around him. Besides manipulation, Claudius achieves much by sinful acts. During the course of the play, Claudius breaks two of the Ten Commandments. The first is “you shall not kill” and this is broken by his crime of killing his brother.
He suspects Creon of murder, and concludes that the prophet had colluded with Creon in an attempt to undermine him. So then they argue vehemently and eventually Oedipus dismisses Tiresias. However, when he leaves, he continues muttering: murderer is right here before him - a man who kill his father and marry his mother, a man who can see now but will leave in blindness in the future. Then Creon enters to face Oedipus's accusations. In spite of Creon’s protestations of innocence, the King
She questions his manhood and calls him a coward: ‘When you durst do it,” she says, ‘then you were a man.’ Lady Macbeth ridicules him, stating once he kills Duncan, he is then redeemed a man. Macbeth feeling targeted, decides to carry on with the plan to prove to his wife he is a man. This shows that in Lady Macbeth and Macbeth’s relationship, Lady Macbeth is able to control Macbeth with her Passive aggressive tendencies and manipulative ways. In Great Expectations Pip
Wherefore should I, Stand in the plague of custom and permit, the curiosity of nations to deprive me,” (Shakespeare 1.2.1-4) so Edmund punish his father for the lack of respect he has gotten over the years. Edmund does get retributive justice catches him at the end when he is killed. Fraser believes that it will not solve anything, anger “can easily serve to perpetuate violence and hatred- one act of violence leading to another in response, which can provoke yet another” (Fraser pg2). Fraser states “Forgiveness is
He commits murder and puts his entire kingdom in danger. Still, many of his evil acts are committed while he is under the influence of the Weird Sisters and Lady Macbeth, who are often considered to be the true villains of the play. At the end of the play, Macbeth realizes the evil he has committed and seems to feel sorrow for such. Because of this realization Macbeth is often viewed as a tragic hero, for tragic heroes almost always recognize the errors they have committed by the end of their stories and seek, in some manner, to atone for them. Macbeth is indeed a bit too complex to be categorised as a villain or a hero.
For example, when Oedipus says to Tiresias,”Yes, you, you planned this thing, and I suspect you of the very murder even, all but the actual stroke” (20).He is accusing Tiresias of murdering Lauis when the actual murderer is Oedipus himself. Along with being endowed with a tragic flaw and being responsible for his own fate, Oedipus eventually suffers mentally and physically. Oedipus physically harms himself by gauging his eyes out when he realizes his tragic