This was because of the guilt of murdering the man and the fear of being caught. As a result, he confesses the crime he committed. The heart of the old man is said to excite him to uncontrollable terror before he killed the old man. This made him kill the old man. This contributes in proving the insanity of the narrator.
Zaroff had wanted more of a challenge so he began hunting men who had stumbled upon the island. Rainsford is sickened by this thought and states, “ I can’t believe your serious, General Zaroff. This is a grisly joke”(Conell). Rainsford also says “Hunting? Great guns, General Zaroff, what you speak of is murder”(Conell).
Laura Niemi Dr. Tait ENG 450 21 October, 2012 Othello The analysis of this play doesn’t begin with Othello, but it does start with the fact that Iago is the evil person portrayed here. He plays on Othello’s thoughts and emotions which makes Othello absolutely insane. He uses the passion that Roderigo has for Desdemona as a dagger to play on his unending nerves. He also uses Cassio’s character of love as well as drink against the lieutenant, along with Desdemona’s chastity against her. His plan of action was almost complete if he was able to murder Cassio.
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.” The Narrator again proves his madness through his apparent lack of solid intent coupled with his explanation of the rage within him. He proves his malice and forethought into the manner and admits it was a murder of the first degree to stop his chills brought upon by an old man’s diseased eye. Through his madness, the Narrator seals his doom by being tempted into taking the life of an old man. After the deed is done and the Narrator had chosen to commit a
He devised a plan to murder the current king, King Duncan. His strong will to have what he wants has taken over his good habits and good willed heart and turned him into an ambitious man who wants everything. Once the murder has been committed and some days have passed the guilty trip sets in hard. Macbeth tries to coop with the stress but his guilty conscience makes his mind spin. Macbeth begins to kill more to acquire the throne of Cawdor.
In Act 1 Scene 7 Macbeth says, “I have no spur To prick the sides of my intent, but only Vaulting ambition which o’erleaps itself And falls on th’other” In this soliloquy, Macbeth admits that his only reason for committing murder is ambition. The ambition presented him with negative characteristics such as greed, intolerance, ruthlessness and an unhealthy drive for power. In addition, it blocked out his respect for others and his compassion. Earlier in his soliloquy, Macbeth also uses foreshadowing as he declares, “Bloody instructions which, being taught, return To plague th’inventor” Here, Macbeth explained his deeds will eventually come back to haunt him. Earlier in the soliloquy ,he uses dark imagery, in phrases such as “Deep damnation” a “Poisoned Chalice” and “Bloody Instructions”.
Raskolnikov isolates himself from society, for he thinks of others as inferior and comes up with his personal philosophy. Raskolnikov believes himself to be extraordinary and therefore above the moral values that govern humanity. His mindset of superiority alienates him from the rest of society. And in order to establish the truth of his superiority, he plots and executes the murder of the pawnbroker. He justifies it based on his idea: there are certain extraordinary people who have the potential to do great things for mankind and who are justified in committing vicious acts to further their cause.
Throughout the story, Montresor tries to convince the reader that Fortunato is a cruel drunk, and his own plans for murder are just. The tale begins with Montresor saying, "The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge…” (157). Montresor is basically plotting his revenge and already trying to convince the reader of the gravity of Fotrunato’s many wrong doings, through a blatant exaggeration. The reader can assume that Montresor’s
The preparation used by the narrator to murder the old man is crazy in itself. “For his gold I had no desire. I think it was his eye!” the unnamed narrator said this when explaining his reason for killing the helpless elderly man. Throughout The Tell-Tale Heart the narrator shows his insanity several times by making statements expressing the only reason he wants to kill the elderly man is his” vulture” eye. Gruesomely murdering the old man because his eye was a psychotic action to take by the narrator, especially when the elder was nothing but kind and generous to the unnamed man.
Macbeth is a tragic hero, a person of high rank who is brought to eventual ruin by a flaw in his character Macbeth`s tragic flaw is his ambition,which leads him to a series of bloody and increasingly indefensible acts. The most apparent flaw, and perhaps the most in Macbeth`s character, is his lack of patience and temperance. These shortcomings haunted Macbeth,causing him to let his overvaulting ambition rush fate, and hasten his doom. Macbeth could not wait for an appointment to a position of more power. Instead , he murdered the king to take his place.