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Remorse

See also Regret.
Ayenbite of Inwit (Remorse of Conscience)
Middle English version of medieval moral treatise, c. 1340. [Br. Lit.: Barnhart, 74]
Deianira
commits suicide out of remorse for unwittingly having killed husband, Hercules. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 709]
Hermione
commits suicide upon the funeral pyre of her beloved Pyrrhus for having instigated his murder. [Fr. Drama: Racine Andromaque]
Jocasta
commits suicide when she realizes she has married son, Oedipus. [Gk. Lit.: Oedipus Rex]
Lord Jim
tormented by his memory of having saved himself from a sinking ship with 800 Muslims aboard. [Br. Lit.: Joseph Conrad Lord Jim in Magill I, 522]
Manfred
magician, living alone in an Alpine castle, broods on his alienation from mankind and on his destruction of the woman he loved. [Br. Poetry: Byron “Manfred”]
Mannon, Orin
crazed by guilt for inciting mother’s suicide. [Am. Lit.: Mourning Becomes Electra]
Oedipus
blinds self upon learning of his crimes. [Gk. Lit.: Oedipus Rex]
Othello
commits suicide from guilt for wife’s murder. [Br. Lit.: Othello]
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MURDERED EastEnders star Gemma McCluskie's dad has finally disowned the son who killed her - for failing to show any remorse.
Titled "Irreversibility," Jankelevitch gives an account of remorse as linked to the past in ways that differentiate the bad conscience from recollection and regret.
For anyone vitally interested in the reform of sentencing in America and the common law world, Professor Nick Smith's multidisciplinary and multi-layered approach in Justice Through Apologies: Remorse, Reform, and Punishment (1) is worthy of this "starred" accolade.
Remorse is a gnawing distress that arises from a sense of guilt.
The top Japanese diplomat said in the statement that Prime Minister Abe "expresses apology and remorse from the heart for all the people suffering hard-to-cure wounds" physically and psychologically.
"How can they let somebody out of prison without any remorse? I just don't understand it.
Maslen presents students, academics, and researchers with an in-depth examination of remorse in penal contexts, an ongoing point of contention in criminal sentencing theory and practice in a variety of global contexts.
In addition, a third level was added to this factor: whether the defendant whose culpability had been fully demonstrated had expressed remorse for the crime committed.
The father said: "He's shown no remorse and every time he makes some fresh appeal or comment, he draws attention to my daughter and risks her being identified and found.
Crown Prosecution Service lawyer Geoff Mason said: "Since Killing Pamela JacKson in March he has acted utterly without remorse.
And while the key to granting forgiveness is often empathy (Wade, Worthington, & Meyer, 2005); the key to seeking forgiveness is often feelings of remorse (Sandage, Worthington, Hight, & Berry, 2000).
His aim is to ensure serious offenders are not released automatically, only after they have completed rehabilitation programmes, while remorse should be considered.