All of which create the eerie, dark, or almost demonic tone. The first story being the The Masque of the Red Death displays the attributes of gothic literature through depicting a dark, isolated setting. The story tells of a man of royalty isolating himself and his friends from the horrendous “red death”, a disease sweeping across the world he knows killing everyone affected. Poe explains this by writing; “These retired to deep seclusion of one of his castle abbeys” (1). The description of
The last quote, is from Macbeth, who is talking to Lady Macbeth about everything that has happened. “I am in blood/ stepped in so deep that, should I wade no more,/ returning were as tedious as go o’er,” he tells her, distraught from the horrible things he has done (3, 4, 168-170). He is saying that he is stuck in a river of blood and that by now, going backwards would be as hard as wading forward. This is one of the strongest images of blood throughout the play. It shows Macbeth stuck in rising river of dark blood, with Duncan, Banquo, and the two guards standing behind him, and the battle for the kingdom in front.
Also, significant violence, both desired and undesired, are profusely presented throughout the novel; this classifies as a Gothic element. A prime example is depicted when the Monster "[grasps William 's] throat to silence him and in a moment [William lays] dead at [his] feet" (Shelley 100). While Shelley spares us from vivid details, she includes William 's transition to eternal life. Beating is present in the novel, for example, as the Monster is having a conversation with the old man, Mr. DeLacey, the rest of the residents arrive. Upon seeing the Monster 's face, "[Felix] dashes [the monster] to the ground and strikes [him] violently with a stick."
The image of blood is first used to represent bravery when the valiant captain dies, the meaning then changes to guilt after Macbeth murders the king, and finally the image of blood reflects changes in the characters’ minds as guilt consumes their thoughts. Although blood often signifies the essence of life, Shakespeare revealed that blood could be used to signify guilt that can ultimately destroy a person’s
"Doodle!" I screamed above the pounding storm and threw my body to the earth above his. For a long time, it seemed forever, I lay there crying, sheltering my fallen scarlet ibis from the heresy of rain”(Hurst 6).This section shows from the end of Doodle’s life onward Brother has felt guilty. The whole story is Brothers story of the dangers of pride and his personal experience. Brother now sees the horrible effect pride has had changed his life.
Elie witnessed many things that made him lose his inner happy self. He witnessed babies being burned, people being hung, and his own father dieing right above him while they were asleep. In chapter 3 of Elie Wiesel's Night, Elie states “My soul had been invaded-and devoured-by a black flame.” (37). This is a huge turning point for Elie in Loss of Humanity because he is saying that he no longer is himself, through all the pain Elie has become essentially a different person, and not a good
Beowulf by Burton Raffel, an epic poem. What happens in Beowulf is there is a hero, Beowulf, who has to fight the bad guy, Grendel< who kills everyone. Beowulf use these three values: lof, comitatus, and wyrd. Beowulf uses lof by telling everyone that he is going to kill Grendel. Then that is where wyrd comes into place, all the warriors joined Beowulf and started to have fate in him.
Grendel is an infamous monster who has been invading the kingdom of Hrothgar and killing the king’s men. The townspeople are scared of Grendel because he is a ruthless killer. Throughout the story Grendel is constantly being portrayed as evil because he kills innocent people. In the beginning of Beowulf he was described as “ He was spawned in that slime conceived by a pair of those monsters born of cain, murderous creatures banished by God, punished forever for the crime of Ables death”. This shows how devil-like and insidious Grendel is as a character.
Then, towards the end of the film, Smiley witnesses Raheem’s murder and laments his death. Amidst the chaos and destruction of the pizzeria, Smiley lights the place aflame. He only had good intentions but due to the influence of others destroying the pizzeria, he joins in. He ends up causing most of the damage. After doing so, he gently places a picture of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X on the
A second car on the road squealed to a stop and “its driver hurried back to Myrtle Wilson, her life violently extinguished, knelt in the road and mingled her thick dark blood with the dust” (137). Myrtle instantly died, and the entire situation was based upon a violent act. This form of violence – a vehicular hit and run – had an impact on Mr. Wilson, Tom, and, most obviously, Myrtle. Not only did the death scene affect the Wilsons and Tom, but Gatsby played a huge connection as well. After Nick arrived back in East Egg at the Buchanans’, he encountered Gatsby waiting outside the house.
He continues to be portrayed as a one-dimensional viciousness throughout the book, “…There in the silence snatched up thirty men, smashed them unknowing in their beds and ran out with their bodies, the blood dripping behind him, back to his lair, delighted with his night’s slaughter” (36-40). The differences of Grendel within the two writings is more apparent due to the stark contrast in the use of first-person versus third-person. The humanization of Grendel is a direct result of first-person narration. It is when we are able to step into the shoes of a character we have access to their innermost thoughts, feelings, and insecurities. Our empathy is engaged and we are able to personally able to relate to Grendel’s
In “The Black Cat” Poe writes, “Goaded, by the interference, into a rage more than demoniacal, I withdrew my arm from her grasp and buried the axe in her brain,” when talking about the savage murder of the wife. This narrative is cringe worthy because it would be absolutely excruciating to have an axe driven into one’s skull. Edgar Allan Poe details the nasty specifics of the torture and murder of Fortunato in “The Cask of Amontillado” when Montresor chains Fortunato in the chamber filled with niter and walls up the entrance, torturing and leaving Fortunato to die from whatever lethal element can stop his heart first. . This is brutal because Montresor says, “I heard the furious vibration of the chain.
After lots of Poe’s closest treasures were lost because of Tuberculosis, he wrote a story inspired by Tuberculosis. The Masque of Red Death, is a story based on the character Prince Prospero, that was very daring a threw a large party, despite the red death being the air. In the Masque of red Death, it states, “Then, summoning the wild courage of despair, a throng of the revellers at once threw themselves into the black apartment, and, seizing the mummer, whose tall figure stood erect and motionless within the shadow of the ebony clock, gasped unutterable horror at finding the grave cerements and corpse-like mask which they handled with so violent a rudeness, untenanted by any tangible form.” (Poe) This quote is describing the red death as frightening figure, going to kill everyone because there was no cure for the red death. In Poe’s life many people were captured by the red death and were not able to survive, such as Virginia, one of his closest lovers. Also in The Masque of Red Death, it says, “And the life of the ebony clock went out with that of the last of the gay.
At a glance Madam Usher jumps out at her ill brother, killing him on sight. The narrator, terrified as can be darted out of the erie chamber, through the rooms of the mansion, he fled outside with the fiercely storm upon him. Looking back at the worn down castle he notice the fissure against the house starts increasing in size and length, from the top of the house to the bottom in a zigzag direction. Seconds after the Usher residents’ splits and sinks into the tarn below, leaving fallen