He was ordered to go to Sleepy Hollow and investigate several heinous murders. His focus was catching the Headless Horseman after he learned from the townspeople that the Horseman was responsible. After a suspenseful fight, he sends the Horseman back to Hell. Finally, Ichabod returns to New York City with the case solved and Katrina by his side. Both versions of Ichabod Crane are unique and he captures the audience with either personality.
Hamlet is shocked to not only to see his father’s ghost but to also hear that he was murdered; he now feels it his duty to as the ghost wishes in order to save his family’s pride. The way the ghost of Hamlet’s father indirectly pressures Hamlet to avenge his death seems to leave Hamlet with no choice. “GHOST - O horrible, O horrible, most horrible! If thou hast nature in thee, bear it not. Let not the royal bed of Denmark be a couch for luxury and damned incest.
The monster killed William. The creature loves the misery of others. 42. Who has been accused of William's murder, and based on what evidence? Justine she doesnt have a alibi 43. What are two reasons Victor and/or Alphonse do not bother to speak up in defense of the accused person?
The Ghost The dictionary definition of a ghost is an apparition of a dead person that is believed to appear or become manifest to the living, typically as a nebulous image. This very nebulous image may have only only been present for a handful of scenes at that, but the fact of the matter is. He surely left a major impact on what would happen, how he affected the characters present in the book, and he set the theme that would be revenge. Prince Hamlet first came into contact with the “nebulous image” in the first act. Hamlet was already greatly affected by his father's death and was in deep mourning.
Although both stories show how the characters dehumanize their respective victims, each authors concept on dehumanization was found seemingly different. In “the man I killed” o brien uses imagination and fantasy to explain his guilt. Meanwhile poe uses a sense of fear to claim his own sanity in the killing of an old man. Therefore clearly showing how both short stories have different approaches on dehumanization. In Tim o’ briens “the man I killed” the authors concept on dehumanization was a sense of fantasy.as protagonist in the short story tim dehumanizes his victim by killing him with a grenade in the villages of my khe.
However, the murder of the old man is not the climax of “The Tell-Tale Heart;” it is when the police arrive at the scene of the murder (although they do not know it yet) that the unnamed protagonist reveals that he has murdered the old man and hidden his body beneath the floorboards (Poe 193). At this point the story ends and the mystery of motive unresolved. However, there are several themes dispersed throughout the story, such as themes of insanity, time, and death and destruction of others and of the self. These themes leave many scholars wondering how they fit together to understand as to why the narrator kills the old man. The theme of insanity is easily recognizable and plays a large role in “The Tell-Tale Heart” to why the protagonist murders the old man; However, in “‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ [readers only see] the results of madness, not its origins” (Symons 241).
Hamlet has been instructed by the ghost of his late father to avenge his death by killing King Claudius. This is what brings mistrust and eavesdropping into the picture. Claudius has suspensions about Hamlet’s peculiar behavior, and has summoned his school chums, Guildenstern and Rosencrantz, to spy on him. Before they even start their expedition of eavesdropping, the King and Polonious have already made plans to hide being a wall hanging during Hamlet and Ophelia’s exchange of love gifts. King Claudius is determined to discover an alternative motive to Hamlet’s madness besides depression.
He turns himself into the cops because he believes he hears the man’s heart beating through the wooden floor that he was buried in. Madness has truly overtaken the narrator throughout the story as the never-ending struggle to end a man’s life becomes an obsession that guilt overcomes. One major aspect to prove the narrator as completely mad is the way he describes his feelings toward the old man. When talking about his eye, Poe explains “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.” (Poe 413) He is admitting to wanting to take someone’s life only because he cannot stand the sight of something physically unappealing in this innocent old man. He waits quietly for the old man to sleep so that he can kill him, however the old man’s eye is always closed, so there is no ill feeling towards him.
Claudius also married Hamlet’s mother, Gertrude, soon after he killed Hamlet’s father. In the beginning of the play, every character is unaware of Claudius’ sin and it is not until Hamlet’s father appears to him as a ghost that Hamlet thinks that Claudius could be the possible murderer of his father. Claudius’ sin is the foundation of the play because it is a domino effect for all of the other instances that take place throughout the play. Claudius’ sin, in addition to Hamlet’s actions towards vengeance, are responsible for fueling the debate between critics on whether or not Hamlet is considered a morality play. After reading three literary criticisms by different authors, the concepts that make up a morality play such as the importance of a character to regard human morality when making a decision, the three stages of morality and the revelation of an important message to the audience, are all evident in the play Hamlet, which qualifies it as a morality play.
His job is to lead the convicted men to their doom and makes sure everything goes routinely and swift. While the servant from “A Tell-Tale Heart” is a psychopathic man who lets his obsession over his boss’s glass eye lead him to plot and carry out his death. Throughout both stories, the protagonists reach a moment when they need to take part in the organized killings though, their different views on life and responses to the deaths set them apart. As a result, even though the prison guard and the servant both played key roles in the executions of the victims, they both have different outlooks and reactions towards their deeds. When it comes to the obstacle that the prison guard and the servant face, they are both in the position of ending the lives of their victims on pre-determined dates.