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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]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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