The short story “Ransom of the red chief” is a low level comedy that uses hyperboles and comic situations to convey the idea that without full preparation the outcome of the situation can be unpleasant and unpredictable. The ransom red chief is a low level comedy because of the crude humor. The boy being mischievous and zany caused a lot of low comedy with the easy to follow storyline. “Red was sitting on bill’s chest with one hand holding his hair and the other a knife, a shriek came from old bill.”
Later Macbeth has the taste of power that eventually makes him greedy and uses violence to put his own desires over his country. Living something that is not his to take, but was given to him by murdering. It is clearly that power and glory is not worth it at the
In D. H Lawrence's passage “On The Scarlet Letter”, he downgrades Hester because he views her as a disgraceful person . The majority of the passage talks about how bad Hester is for sinning and she seduces men for her happiness. Lawrence uses keywords to make his idea about Hester clearer. He mocks her for her foolish actions. Lawrence uses repetition, mocking tone, and biblical allusion to critique Hester.
Power inspires greed,jealousy, and hatred. It corrupts the minds of people whether they are rich, young, poor, or old. It can even make people use violence as a means to attain it. In “The Big Sleep” Carmen Sternwood is characterized as powerless, needy, and impotent however, she resorts to murder in order to compensate for her weakness. Her violent actions are contrary to her personality when she isn’t thirsty for power.
Selfishness is clearly shown in this quote, proving that F. Scott Fitzgerald was showing the ugly side of the upper class. Tom and Daisy don’t want to get their hands even more dirty than they were before, so they fled town all in hopes that the problem would disappear in mid-air when they did. In The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, he portrays the upper class as stuffy, racist and dishonest people. He exposes the true depth of racism in the rich through Tom Buchanaon.
A Christmas Carol Compare and Contrast Mr. Scrooge, Mr. Scrooge such a greedy man. He took and when he gave, it was the smallest amount, so trivial. Why he was such a wicked man it was because he was very, very stingy. Mr. Scrooge was not just stingy, but selfish and hated everything that didn’t deal with him having his money. When he had to pay someone, he hated it he literally hated everything.
The Outsiders, written by the brilliant author S.E.Hinton is about the conflict between two rival gangs, the greasers, and the Socs. The main protagonist, Ponyboy is a greaser, who is portrayed as poor and distinguished by their greasy hair. Whereas the Socs is portrayed as rich and distinguished by their rich clothes and cars. The interesting part, however, is that Cherry Valance, a soc, described the Socs to be emotionless and apathetic, which led them to use violence to express their feelings. On the other side, Cherry characterized the greasers to be too emotional which led them to antagonize the Socs and causing conflicts.
Tom and Daisy are the rotten crowd associated with Gatsby. They are described as …“careless people…they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they
They don 't believe in writing because they say it steals your soul. These little guys can be little but very scary and sneaky, they will sneak up on you and do something very cruel to you. Those little rascals are very greedy for money and jewelry in that case i would relate humans to that because humans will do a lot just for money
Tyler Mcilwain Reading response 2/15 "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" In this piece, Irving's sarcasm is quite present throughout the story. He uses Ichabod's character to signify greed. Even though he seems to be lacking aesthetically, he wants it all and is willing to do anything to get it. Katrina is also quite greedy when it comes to winning over her male counterparts.
Various gothic elements are depicted by the following gothic writers: Washington Irving, Richard Matheson and Edgar Allan Poe; elements such as: entrapment and supernatural characteristics are illustrated in the short stories: “The Devil and Tom Walker;” “Prey;” and “The Raven.” Entrapment was a significant element represented in all of the short stories aforementioned. In, “The Devil and Tom Walker,” soon after Tom Walker established his broker’s shop in Boston “he made money hand over hand, became a rich and mighty man, and exalted his cocked hat upon "Change." He built himself, as usual, a vast house, out of ostentation, but left the greater part of it unfinished and unfurnished, out of parsimony. He even set up a carriage in the fulness of his vain-glory, though he nearly starved the horses which drew it”(Irving 326).
In The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer a physical journey occurs. The physical journey plays a central role and is a crucial element in the story. The pilgrimage adds meaning to the story as a whole and is significant to the story. The Canterbury Tales is centered around the concept of a frame story, where each pilgrims is able to tell their own story.