Although Noble killed the prisoner, he got into some very deep sorrow and regret. They are good friends even though he is a prisoner. They play cards and talk about the politics. Noble had the responsibility to kill him and he did. In “The sniper”, the sniper finally realized he killed his own brother so he also fell in a huge suffering.
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. As tim starts to describe the wounds that the dead soldier inflicted, he starts to build upso much guilt and confusion for the guy. Foretelling an entire life for his victim as if he knew the dead soldier beforehand. For example “He was not a fighter,his health was poor, his body small frail. He liked books.
Dramatic irony occurs when the reader knows something that one of the characters does not. Such is the case in “The Cask of Amontillado” as the story begins with Montresor stating “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge”(510). This statement sets up dramatic irony throughout the story as the reader knows Montresor has sworn revenge on Forunato, while Fortunato believes they are still friends. This irony is evident through the whole story as Montresor pretends to be friends luring Fortunato to his cellar where he would eventually trap and kill him. The irony enhances the brutality of the murder as the reader knows throughout Montresor is planning some revenge while Fortunato believes he is going to sample his friends wine.
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).
A comparison between A Tell-Tale Heart and American Psycho Introduction A Tell-Tale heart is about a man and his urge to kill another man. American Psycho is about a man and his urge to kill other people. The two protagonists are both insane and dealing with a comprehensive problem. There is one slight distinction between them; Patrick Bateman's victims are in plural, the narrator in A Tell-Tale Heart's victim is in singular. Bateman kills people for his own satisfaction, the nameless narrator does it because of his urge to get rid of an eye.
The fatal flaw is often the most important convention in any tragic hero story; Tony’s flaw is his complex and volatile personality. On one hand, he can be very violent at times, and he swears and insults people liberally. On the other hand he has his virtues which he sticks to without compromise. These virtues eventually lead him to his death (he killed the assassin to prevent him from detonating the bomb as the target’s car also had his children in it). Tony’s hubris is also heavily shown in this scene.
Towards the end of the novel, Lennie is also secretly shot in the same place with the same weapon by George out of mercy so his friend doesn’t experience a cruel painful death. Both the deaths followed the paradox “cruel to be kind” as it was only to prevent the dog and Lennie more pain and hurt in the future. However, George killed his friend himself to make sure he was
This means that the snipers motives were pretty much to kill his enemy, and defend himself at the same time. In this story, it states that his eyes had the cold gleam of a fanatic. That his eyes were were deep and thoughtful, eyes that were used to looking at death. A person who is not experienced when it comes to killing and stuff like that, wont get a sniper and go on a roof and start killing people with a different view on the independence of the British nation. Normally, only people who are experienced in the war field will engage in war activity.
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.
Hamlet kills Polonius behind the tapestry because he suspects that it might be Claudius, but when he unveils the body and discovers that it is Polonius, he shows no sign of guilt at all. He acts like he is “convinced that he is the complete master of an obviously unhealthy situation” (Prosser Pg. 125). A person who wants nothing more but justice for the death of a loved one would feel bad for killing an innocent person during the process, but that is not the case with Hamlet. He shows no sign of guilt or remorse towards the death of Polonius, because he is clearly past the point of justice and is seeking revenge.