Bateman kills people for his own satisfaction, the nameless narrator does it because of his urge to get rid of an eye. Similarities Patrick Bateman and the nameless narrator both feel the judgement or "the eye" of the antagonist. This force them to do very drastic actions in order to control their psychological problems. The main character in American Psycho appears very normal to the public. This is getting clarified in the beginning of the movie, while doing his morning routine, this goes through his mind: "There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman; some kind of abstraction.
I also think that the ghost of Caesar had a lot to do with it, too. I personally don’t think that he really saw a ghost, I think it was his guilty conscious reminding him of how bad he felt about killing Caesar, and he saw an apparition. His mind basically persuaded itself into
Perhaps the man that shot the creature after it had saved a little girl from drowning would be a better example of being too quick to judge. All of the judgments seem to bring a negative effect on the judged. Frankenstein tells of the creatures payback to Dr. Frankenstein for judging his creation and not taking responsibility for it. The creature winds up killing several of the doctor's family members and his very close friend, Henry Clerval. In his search for vengeance the creature condemns himself to the internal suffering of knowing that he has taken the life of a person.
His lawyer was left in an awkward state, he would have to completely turn around his defense case to prove now that his client was truly insane and only a mentally deranged individual would commit such distasteful lurid acts. Jeff Dahmer took the words insanity to the whole next level. The jury was forced to hear the Dahmer’s outlandish acts towards the victims. For instance how Dahmer kept his apartment crammed up with skeletons, 11 skulls, packages of genitals, and preserved and frozen hearts, muscles, and innards from his 17 slaughtered victims. Dahmer convinced himself that his acts were not sadistic but merely acts of enjoyment.
The word “die” is plain and simple; there is no description involved, just that he died. The connotations of “die” imply that Harris just passed away like everyone does. The fact Hall does this might be to hide the way Harris was killed. Another example of emotive language is when one of the boy’s mother says “… when they were executed by this beast” the fact that he is described as a “beast” implies that Harris isn’t human; he is an animal with no morals or ethics. The way he is described as a monster would make the reader think the execution was the right thing to do.
The hermit hut sub plot is a great way to define good and evil. The hermit was said to have killed his wife and son, many people read what he did and said he was a murderer. When Ellie, Fi etc. found the notes in the hermits hut they realised that the hermit was not actually a murderer but he was a hero. He killed his wife and son to save them from having a horrible death from beings severely burnt.
His authority drove him mad; he started to kill the innocent like the family of Macduff for no reason. Besides taking away lives, he showed no remorse when his wife died: “She(Lady Macbeth) should have died hereafter,”(Act V, scene v). Macbeth's ambition for power clearly caused him to neglect morals/ethics; even the slightest sense of humanity diminished within his ambition. His ambition for power caused him to perform these heinous actions. Superceding ethics and morals because of ambitition is not limited to English literature; history has a few gruesome examples of its own: Adolf Hitler, known for conducting one of the
Useless Savings “He had the eye of a vulture…Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and so, by degrees…I made up my mind to take the life of the old man and thus rid myself of the eye forever” (Poe). A man killed someone all because of the mans’ eyes. How crazier will someone kill another person all over nonsense. “He saved the nails because it was a sin to allow good material to go to waste…He saved nails and wasted life” (Hall). The man in this story saved useless stuff such as bent nails and pieces of string.
Frankenstein said by all means he would chase the creature until one of them dies, but the creature on the other hand after murdering said," I have strangled the innocent as they sleep”. Regretting murdering, the creature wept at his mistakes. Frankenstein died unfulfilled, he had not done what he had hoped to. The creature stated, "I have murdered the lovely and the helpless," feeling awful for what he did and Frankenstein said that someone else might succeed in which he failed. Frankenstein from the start wanted the creature dead and as he was dying he still didn't give up stating that another may succeed.
The narrator speaks directly to the reader and opens the story by claiming that he is “dreadfully nervous” but not mad. He also maintains that he has sharpened senses due to his disease especially an abnormally acute hearing. He then tells a story to defend his plea of sanity by confessing to a murder of an old man - which basically contradicts and defeats his argument. He explains that his motivation to eradicate the old man’s existence is neither passion nor desire for the man’s possessions but rather the fear of the old man’s pale blue, vulture-like eye. He insists that he is not a madman for he carried out his scheme artfully like a criminal mastermind.