He attempts to have revenge on Dimmesdale for his affair with Hester. Sin is one of the most important things that happens in the story. In fact, the entire plot is based around the sin of Hester. However, in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Roger Chillingworth commits the greatest sin of the characters. Chillingworth performs a sin by marrying Hester when he is not able to fully commit to her.
He commits murder and puts his entire kingdom in danger. Still, many of his evil acts are committed while he is under the influence of the Weird Sisters and Lady Macbeth, who are often considered to be the true villains of the play. At the end of the play, Macbeth realizes the evil he has committed and seems to feel sorrow for such. Because of this realization Macbeth is often viewed as a tragic hero, for tragic heroes almost always recognize the errors they have committed by the end of their stories and seek, in some manner, to atone for them. Macbeth is indeed a bit too complex to be categorised as a villain or a hero.
False assumptions and lack of proof have led to horrific death of the innocent. The craving for revenge has always been a strong motive. In the short story “Cask of Amontillado” Edgar Allan Poe exposes the reader to the dark emotions of revenge through his use of diction, imagery, and plot in the story. Edgar Allan Poe used diction to present the reader with a broader view of revenge and clues on why Montresor wanted his revenge against Fortunato. Poe uses a grand choice of diction throughout the entire story, but there are some main points that need to be observed with a closer perspective to perhaps reveal and understand a deeper meaning.
Edgar Allen Poe and Flannery O’Conner’s horrid view of the human experience makes them both well known. In Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” and O’Conner’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” two cold-blooded murders commit horrific crimes. The 16th century killer Montresor and the modern day serial killer, The Misfit, both share similarities and differences in the motivation for the crimes they commit, their choice of victims, and the degree of their remorse. Though both Montresor and The Misfit are considered cold-blooded murders, the motivation for their crimes shows a discrepancy to a certain extent. The beginning of Poe’s story opens with Montresor’s revelation about the nature
This caused the monster to feel hatred: “if I cannot inspire love I will cause fear, and chiefly towards you my archenemy, because my creator, do I swear inextinguishable hatred.” There is a use of contrast in this quote: love vs. fear, bringing out the message that the monster has experienced discrimination and all the love in him was taken away, and to be replaced by hatred. This again is because of the creator’s lack of ability; he
“ I will cause fear....do I swear inextinguishable hatred....I will work at your destruction....you shall curse the hour of your birth....fiendish rage animated him ”. (Pages 133 and 134 Lines 32-3) Between these two passages, it is seen that the creature is loving and evil at the same time. The creature was made to love and to be able to have feelings just as a human being; despite this, he ultimately chooses the path of evil instead of good. To pick a life of evil instead of good is terrible. This further shows that the wretch is a monster because a life full of revenge and evil is
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay and Lord of the Flies by William Golding have much to say about a man's sinful nature. Both of these novels contain scenes in which the main character(s) goes savage; their savagery comes about because of their sinful nature or the sinful nature of others around them. Man's sinful nature is revealed through the thoughts and actions of the characters in both novels. The authors show through their works their belief that if everyone revealed their true natures, the world would tear itself apart. In both novels, evil is revealed by the telling actions of the characters.
Furthermore, his reasons and justifications for murdering the pawn broker lead the reader to believe rather strongly that Raskolnikov is indeed a “bad” person. He had no true reason to kill Alyona Ivanovna except to see whether or not he had the guts to do it. However, he tried to justify his crime with the idea that “it wasn’t a human being [he] killed. It was a principle!” (p.274) Moreover, his Napoleonic mindset led him to believe that he was superior to both people like Alyona, whom he considered a hindrance to society, and to the average person. Therefore, according to his logic, he had the right to do as he pleased.
Also, it’s being very selfish by asking Victor for more favours, after Victor had already given life to it. Finally, throughout the story, it constantly seeks revenge on its creator, Victor, even though it knows that that means to neglect integrity. It is dangerous and unethical to sympathize with the creature as it is dangerous, forceful and almost always infuriated with revenge. Throughout the novel, the creature
Within Arthur’s coward self lies his guilt, and openly, lies Hester’s guilt. Arthur Dimmesdale and Hester Prynne commit an immense sin that causes different feelings to erupt throughout the novel, with guilt being the most rising. When it comes to secrecy and guilt, for Hester, it is undeniable.