His willingness to slaughter the man for so weak a reason is frightening though. It helps to show how twisted Chillingworth truly is. During the end of the novel though, Dimmesdale thwarts Chillingworth’s revenge plot by telling the Puritan community how he had an affair with Hester. This act absolutely ruins Chillingworth because he no longer possesses the power over Dimmesdale. All the horrible acts he had done in the past were undone, because Dimmesdale "Hast escaped me!"(228).
His sense of over-entitlement led him to be easily manipulated into killing his good friend and leader King Duncan. Duddy likely inherited his love of wealth from members of his family. He even shows movies he dislikes as a result of his desire for money, seen in the quote "Duddy didn't say a word all through the screening but afterwards he was sick to his stomach." (159) While his father does not place a large importance on wealth, his extremely wealthy uncle proves to have a lasting effect on his development as Duddy is instilled with a desire for wealth. Likewise, Macbeth is easily tempted into killing and manipulating many simply due to the desire for power and social praise.
Tom becomes a hypocritical, betrays the devil, and dies. Irving uses Tom's words and actions to illustrate his sneaky, cheat, hypocritical nature. First, Tom Walker is a very sneaky man. Throughout the short story, Tom shows how sneaky he can be. When Tom Wife hides items from him showing his sneaky side.
They said it because they were trying to get away from where they were because they had just scammed a group of people and they had to leave before they were caught. They also lied to Huck and Jim and told them that they were kings, and they had to listen to them because they were royalty. In the end the duke and dauphin ended up selling Jim for the money without Huck knowing anything about it and when Huck found out that the duke and dauphin sold Jim he was devastated and wanted to go and save Jim right away. Another example of obsession with material wealth would be when duke and dauphin pretended to be Mary Jane’s uncles and her late father’s brothers, just so they could steal the money that they heard Mary Jane’s had from her father. They pretended to have a French accent, and duke pretended to be a preacher.
His past is filled with illegal activity and cheating, and there is nothing he can do to erase it. He tries of course, by saying he “came into a good deal of money” when his family from “San Francisco” in the “Middle West” died (65). But Nick instantly sees right through this, as San Francisco is obviously not in the Middle West. Later, Tom, after some research, exposes this to Daisy to show her the kind of man Gatsby actually is. After finding out the truth about Gatsby’s past, Daisy is convinced to end things with Gatsby, ultimately shattering his life dream with her and leaving him with nothing but stolen money and a corrupted
This quote portrays the greed contained in people, "He was on the point of foreclosing a mortgage, by which he would complete the ruin of an unlucky land-speculator for whom he had professed the greatest friendship." (Irving 8). Tom had basically been the Devil himself, supporting the fact that the Devil is a mere isomer of his counterpart,
It was Amir’s betrayal rather than the rape itself which destroys the relationship between Amir and Hassan and ultimately forces him to leave the home he grew up in. The betrayal of Amir ensured him (the adult Amir) to never forget Hassan's great loyalty and never stopped feeling guilty, which have him a strong reasons to repay the debt. Hassan’s loyalty is so great that it gives Amir the courage to stand up to Assef and endures the beating from him in order to save Hassan’s son. The quote on page 326 “I had played a cruel game with Hassan that day…I deserved it” said by Amir after rescuing
“They were paid to betray their master. Malcolm and Donalbain, the king’s two sons have run away and fled which makes them the prime suspects,” states Macduff. His accusation is understandable for it seems only logical to accuse those with royal blood of such an act, as a way to usurp the throne, rather than waiting for its passing down upon them. The early stages of this news still leave many open questions to be
49). Macbeth knows the ethics behind the murder of the King, and he knows that not only is his conscience going to suffer, but should he get caught he would lose everything. His family’s honor, his title as thane, everything he had worked so hard to accomplish gone blank at the instant his hand in the crime would be revealed. “Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires” (I. iv. 57-58).