and she is demanding them to come off. Later, she speaks about “all of the perfumes of Arabia,” and how they all couldn’t take the scent of blood away. The fear of blood eventually lead to Lady Macbeth to commit suicide due to the murders haunting her
Lizzie was seen burning a dress shortly after, claiming it was an old one that had been ruined with paint. Lizzie Borden was arrested on August 11, 1892 for the double homicide. Her trial began nearly a year later on June 5, 1893. The mangled skulls of Mr. and Mrs. Borden were unveiled in the courtroom as evidence, thus causing such a shock that Lizzie fainted at the sight of them. Lizzie never took the stand during her trial.
this quote shows the violence, it shows violence because he kills his wife with ax, which goes through the head. “The wall was covered with hardened blood.” this quote shows the blood which is grotesqueness. By mentioning the blood on the wall. And “I buried the cat in the wall with my wife.”
As the speakers alcoholism worsened with time, his love for all things living diminished significantly, eventually concluding in what can only be described as hate. The speaker describes a night on which he had too much to drink and as a result of his intoxicated state, he cut the eyeball of his cat, Pluto, straight from the cat’s eye socket as the cat, in a fright, had nipped him. The speaker than goes onto talk of how he strangled the cat, by slipping a hangman’s noose around the creature’s neck (351). The narrator claims that he carried out this act as he felt guilt and remorse for the crime he had previously committed on the cat. Later in the night the speaker is woken
n the beginning of The Black Cat, the narrator tells us that he is sentenced to die the following day and decides to tell us the chain of events that had led him to this. He describes some unlikely events and hint at a possible supernatural involvement. Some tales are hard to believe, especially when the narrator repeatedly talks about his addiction to alcohol. Alcoholism can explain some of the narrator’s compulsive behaviors, aggression, self-destructive behaviors, and at the beginning, guilt. But this doesn’t explain the mental confusion, lack of restraint, inappropriate emotional responses, and, as the story progresses, lack of remorse, and why he may have seen or heard things that aren't real.
From Rochester's bed being set on fire whilst he was sleeping, a houseguest being ferociously bitten in the middle of the night with marks left by human teeth, to Jane's bridal veil being torn in front of her on the eve of her wedding, these vile acts bear a tale much darker than what is initally shown to the reader and the residents of Thornton. We eventually discover that Bertha Mason, Rochester's mentally incapacitated wife, has been committing these acts of violence in response to his affections towards Jane. After reading Foster's chapter on violence, one would know to search for the deeper meaning in her attacks; what is uncovered by doing so is that Bertha's aggression is more than just a cry for
Comparatively, it can also be argued that death revolves around the idea of betrayal. This is evident in King Hamlet’s death, where his own brother, Claudius had betrayed and murdered him for his own personal gain. Another example is through Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’s deaths,
Reverend Parris discovers the girls who blame the night’s events on one of the women in their party, knowing that witchcraft is punishable by death. After this first accusation, more and more began to occur. Arthur Miller conveys the struggle of justice through integrity with accusations of Giles Corey, John Proctor, and the evil Abigail Williams. Giles
She mentions the night of Duncan’s murder when she says, “will these hands ne’er be clean [of blood]” (5.1.39). Her heart contains the guilt of all the evil deeds she has done, and her body is paying by not letting her sleep properly. The doctor says “Unnatural deeds do breed unnatural troubles” (5.1.65-65) referring to the trouble of sleeplessness Lady Macbeth faces from the unnatural deed of murdering many people. She is damned due to the feeling of guilt, which eats her up inside and causes her to lose sleep. This guilt is caused by all of the evil she does, and sees her husband do; ultimately, her sleeplessness is caused by the evil inside of her and around her.
Edgar Allan Poe 's The Black Cat and The Tell-Tale Heart are very similar in the way that they portray insanity. In The Black Cat the narrator was an introvert that becomes an alcoholic and becomes “insane” when he starts to not feel any emotions when he does anything, cruel or not. In The Black Cat the narrator did things that many would consider insane, such as taking a cats’ eye out or hanging the cat because you love it. The narrator, despite being an alcoholic, did things that even if you were intoxicated would make you insane to be ok with. The narrator, in a drunken stupor, took the black cats’ eye out, then afterwards, after feeling some remorse at least, decided to hang the cat because he loved it.
The Black Cat and The Imp of the Perverse “I took from my waistcoat-pocket a pen-knife, opened it, grasped the poor beast by the throat, and deliberately cut one of its eyes from the socket!” , the narrator raged, “I blush, I burn, I shudder, while I pen the damnable atrocity” (Poe). Poe’s emotions or the way he feels about life and himself are mirrored in his writing. He began to drink and and slowly desolated himself from the world.