He compares himself to the actor, that just recited the speech on Pyrrhus filled with so much passion and grief by just acting this revenge story, and how he (Hamlet) cannot show his grief at all even though he is experiencing in real life the role the actor is portraying. Hamlet even begins to wonder if he is going to do anything about his father’s wishes. “Yet I, A dull and muddy-mettled rascal, peak like a john-a-dreams, unpregnant of my cause” (542-544). Here Hamlet tells himself that all he has done is mope around feeling sorry for himself and he hasn’t even bothered to come up with plans for revenge. He begins to show thoughts of how the task he was given is seen as overwhelming to him.
An example of this was when the deranged murderer devised a year long plan to slowly eradicate a man guilty of the capital vice of sloth. The killer took pictures of each day of this man's disintegration of life. Thus proving his lack of impulsivity. Another essential characteristic to being a psychopath is the consistant irresponsibility, also meaning the lack of responsibility of one's actions. In this thriller, the executioner did not lack responsibility for his murders.
Thinking that if he goes to a Methodist meeting his sins will be washed away and he would be revived, Little Jess attendees the meeting only to just look in then leave. Upon arriving home, he sees his father pacing with no shoes on. Little Jess’s guilty feeling can no longer be contained; he confesses his ‘sins’ to his father. Jess, the dad, tells Little Jess he knew what he was doing and made sure the knife, which was given to Roy, was sharpen. After their heart-to-heart, Jess and Little Jess go and rinse their feet, metaphorically washing the secrets and sins away.
He could hear the old man’s heart beating from being scared of what was about to happen to him. His imagination was so out of control that he disposed of the body in a gruesome manner and hides him under three floorboards. As he was basking in his self-contentment, policeman showed up at the door. He was very arrogant and cocky knowing they would never find out what he had done. So he continued to play a good host to the policeman and chatted with them for a while.
In McCarthy’s, No Country for Old Men, money plays a significant role when it comes to ethical decision making. In the beginning, Llewelyn Moss comes across a crime scene where drug traffickers and drug dealers are brutally murdered by a third party, in pursuit for the money. Regardless, Moss greedily steals the money but leads him and his family to dangerous situations. In addition, Carson Wells is hired as a bounty hunter to kill Anton Chigurh and get the money, however, he ends up dying in the process. Finally, the crime and violence over money is so senseless, that Sheriff Ed-Tom Bell retires to prevent his life from being taken away.
When he tells him how the Jackal finds dying old men with no purpose in life, and promises them the delivery of upkeep to their families as long as the old men do his bidding (which is almost always something violent), Conklin exclaims, "They believed him?" (35) as if there was no question that such a sadistic killer would not follow such benevolent and generous promises. Webb corrects him, telling him of the untraceable funds that do reach the families of "the old men of Paris" upon their
He had feared that the neighbors would have been able to hear the old man’s frantic heartbeat as he waited to see the intruder of his house. After the narrator kills the man, he dismembers the body and hides it under the floorboards of the bedroom in which he was killed. No traces are left of the murder, and the officers who investigate the house do not discover anything out of the ordinary when there the next morning. However, the narrator’s paranoia over the dead man’s ‘beating heart’ is his downfall. The narrator believes that he can still hear the heart beating below the floorboards, and he cannot understand why the officers in the same room are not able to hear it.
MOTIF: A recurrent thematic element in an artistic or literary work. A dominant theme or central idea. Blindness in Oedipus Rex An inventory of passages on blindness symbolism line 14: Oedipus speaking to the priests about him sensing trouble ahead; "I would be blind to misery," line 28-9: Priest responding to line 14; "Our city-look around you, see with your own eyes-our ship pitches wildly," line 70-1: Same subject as above; "I see-how could I fail to see what longings bring you here?" line 119: Oedipus speaking of the killing of their former king; "I never saw the man myself." line 150: Oedipus speaking of how he will try and solve the murder of their former king, Laius; "...I'll bring it all to light myself!"
“The Lottery” is a story of Jackson’s legitimate opinion about human beings and their evil intentions. The tradition of the lottery had been forgotten long ago, and the black box rested on the bench had to be placed into use even before Old Man Warner, the oldest man in town, was born. Mr. Summers spoke regularly to the villagers about making a new box, upon hearing the suggestion everybody present there was upset with the new strategy as the tradition of black box had to be kept alive. The anonymous and generic town where it happens “The Lottery” and the macabre twist that gives the story to a ritual as common as the lottery promote a sense of discomfort that the contemporary reader group violence in the story could be happening in any place and at any time. Details of the present-day small town American life were matched with an yearly ritual known to be “The lottery”.
The serious short story “The Last Judgment” by Karel Capek suggests that humans are constantly making negative judgments about others actions. In the serious short story, a man named Ferdinand Kugler is a murderer; he dies and faces judgment in heaven. God appears, not as a judge, but as a witness, knowing everything. When Kugler asks why God is not his judge, the reply is that knowing everything about a man should make him unable to judge because he has seen everything from the good to the bad. In the story, Kugler and God are in the court room alone when Kugler asks who the judges were.