How are the characters ‘traps’ for each other? No exit, a play by Jean-Paul Sartre describes hell as a state of being, “hell is other people.” Garcin, Inez and Estelle all strangers to each other and from different parts of the world are put into a room together. Inez, Estelle, and Garcin exist in Hell to torment each other. As the layers of contemptibility are torn far from every one of them, they are uncovered and helpless before the others. Unexpectedly, Inez wants Estelle, who frantically wants Garcin.
Revenge, a thought that has crept into the minds of almost everyone yet, most would not kill to attain it. Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” depicts the murder of a man named Fortunato at the hands of Montresor. “Revenge” being the justification for this cruel act makes the morals of Montresor questionable and gradually builds to form a terrifying story. The dialogue between the two characters and the imagery used to create the catacombs and the twisted carnival atmosphere ultimately makes up this dark story. Throughout the narrative, the language used by Montresor shows deep emotion and disturbing passion for revenge and the punishment of Fortunato.
In Lermontov’s The Demon, we are plunged into a world of ontology in which one can question his/her own existence and human intentions in parallel with the story of the Demon. Through the use of clear characterization and understanding of human nature, Lermontov is able to humanize the Demon by depicting him as a symbol of isolation, emotion and rebellion. Because of this, one is able to relate to the main character of the poem on a level of empathy due to the understanding of human nature and what it is to exist in our world or a fictional world. From the beginning of the poem, the main character is portrayed as evil, as he interacts with the setting, the Caucasus, in a tyrannical way. Despite this, the idea of the Demon being of bad nature is just the surface description of the
Symbolism is utilized throughout the Pit and the Pendulum, illustrating the unpleasantness of life, social structures of society, and vileness of human nature. Poe symbolizes the unpleasantness in his short story by using the pit, which portrays the evil in the world because it can be a representation of hell, in a religious point of view, “I now saw clearly the doom which had been prepared for me, and congratulated myself upon the timely accident by which I had escaped. A step farther before my fall, and the world had seen me no more (poe).” This quote is a representation of hell as it talks about how the world could not see him anymore, much like hell which is perceived to be deep underneath the world where no one can find or see it. He also uses the Spanish Inquisition, which was a punishment to non- catholics, and if they were found not to
Many people like myself found Francesca 's story to be tragic, and found Dante’s discernment surprising when he placed her in Hell. Virgil also seemed like he didn’t belong in Hell. However, the more that Dante the pilgrim and readers are exposed to and sympathize for the suffering of the characters, Dante the poet continues to show that it is because of their own choice and weakness that placed them in Hell. Throughout Dante’s journey, readers are dependant on Virgil to know what’s happening in each circle, since he is guiding Dante. His courage is shown as he helps Dante through different parts of Hell, while also gaining respect from him.
For her heart is violent”. This saying shows that the nurse is afraid that she will hurt someone as she is convulsive and that later in the play something dreadful will occur. “ She’s a dangerous woman. It won’t be easy for any man who picks a fight with her to think she’s beaten her and he’s triumphed.” This means that Medea is hostile to the idea of men dominating over her, in other words she is a very powerful, independent female. It gives us a hint that later in the play the powerful, independent character of Medea will appear.
One of the characteristics of the dystopian society is that; the people have horrible fear of the outside world and that is exactly what happens with the people in Panem as Katniss says “[f]ear shoots through me, but I have enough sense to keep still” (Collins 185) expresses her fear in that new world, using stream of consciousness. Obviously, Katniss and Peeta face a lot of difficulties and Tests in the games. Katniss describes her state “I’m wounded and trapped. Darkness has given me a brief reprieve” (Collins 186). They are really in hell facing their Enemy, the Gamekeepers, as they are constantly trying to throw the tributes off during the games.
Anger over being felt used. After learning the true Stanley and Mitch both confront Blanche which is the start to her mental brake down. Every time Blanche was questions or confronted of her past, she would have flash backs which she would continuely try to repress, which seamed to start to take its tole mentaly. But as I mentioned before when you are cought not living in the "real world" there are consiquenses to living in illusion and trying to ignore reality. Though when a person isn't ready to deal with their situation and can no longer live in illusions of their own making or to have people belive their own self-perseptions, there mind can crack and go within themselfs to hide from the harsh light of reality.
This criticism would see how their personalities could affect how they live their lives in an ill-mannered way which in the end could bring about more and more dilemmas like fears, destruction, and death. Differences: NOVEL 1 • A psychoanalyst’s view would be that in The Night Circus, the characters would obviously react differently to a problem their facing than in the novel A Hundred Years of Solitude. • Isobel from The Night Circus expressed hatred towards the love interest between her boyfriend, Marco and his fellow