Since at the beginning, Poe has also stated that: “Blood was its avatar and its seal – the redness and the horror of blood. (…) The scarlet stains upon the body and especially upon the face of the victim, were the pest ban which shut him out from the aid and from the sympathy of his fellow-men.” The Red Death takes the form of a victim who could have already come into the castle along with the disease and colored signature mark to signify the resemblance of death and disease itself. So far Poe has used symbolism in "Masque of The Red Death" and showing readers how death comes at the end of every life cycle. Symbolism takes place in many forms like how the red death is the disease in the story, along with the bizarre masquerade, the clock of time, and the color of life. Not only does he describe these things in his story, but also foretells how even the wealthiest richest man such as Prince Prospero, cannot escape or outwit
Hamlet quotes he is “revengeful, ambitious, with more offences at my beck” (III.i.126-127) when talking to Ophelia. He acknowledges his own ambition for revenge and is even able to admit to to, claiming that King Hamlet’s passing was constantly on his thoughts. His actions and intentions in the play all lead up to one thing: getting revenge on Claudius. Not only did Claudius murder him, he also stole Hamlet’s rightful position as king. Another example is during Hamlet confrontation with the ghost when he says “wings as swift, As meditation or the thoughts of love, May sweep to my revenge” (I.iv.35-37).
Stopping Panic One of America’s greatest plays is “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller. The Crucible is based off of the true events of the Salem Witch Trials, which caused mass hysteria all throughout Salem; However, it was a satire that explained the hysteria during Arthur Miller’s time known as the “Red Scare”. During this satire, he uses characters that had real-life counterparts to explain how mass hysteria, which is exaggerated and uncontrollable emotions of fear, to show how people of his day were doing the same things and how they needed to stop it before it got worse. In the play, two characters who could have stopped the hysteria that plagued Salem were Abigail Williams and Reverend Hale. One character that could have stopped the hysteria was Abigail Williams.
Fourth, logos was also used in Julius Caesar. Shakespeare writes “he was ambitious, I slew him (III, ii, 25-26) Brutus seeks to demonstrate that the assassination was planned action based oh that fact it would have been good of Rome. Before the citizens were cheering Caesar now Brutus. Brutus changed the minds of the citizens. Rhetoric had such a big effect on the society it caused them to believed that murder had a reason behind
In William Shakespeare’s tragic play, Hamlet, the minds of most characters are overcome by apparent insanity. Certain characters suffer from genuine madness, which dictate the actions the character will make. Yet, for others, it is quite simply an act and tactic necessary in order to achieve goals, as shown by the play’s witty and clever characters. The story’s astute protagonist in the end attains his goal of avenging his father’s death by murdering his own uncle, Claudius. Although Hamlet died shortly after murdering Claudius, many argue that he dies as a hero and the extermination of the royal family benefits the greater good for Denmark and its citizens.
Macbeth is a hero introduced in the play whose fame and heroics upon the battlefield have gained him great honour from the king. From this picture of Macbeth I’ll show you how he changed from dramatic hero to a despicable villain, capable of murdering his friends and his king all for the pursuit of ultimate power in the land. The aim of this is essay is to show his mental and physical development during the play. The reason I chose this topic is because I find it interesting that even one who is good may turn to evil deeds in the pursuit of power. Macbeth is a prime example of this, how far will you go for your own pride and power.
The appearance of Banquo’s ghost in act 3, scene 4 - after he was murdered by the murderers hired by Macbeth - is of great importance to the story development and Macbeths inner conflict. Because the drama builds up in intensity up to the point where Macbeth commits regicide and the body of Duncan is discovered, at this point in the story, a new status quo has been established by the fact that Macbeth has successfully committed the crime despite his uncertainty and has been crowned king. Therefore, sustaining the dramatic tension is not only desired but necessary at this point, to keep the audience’s attention at bay. The story takes on another great turn when Macbeth murders Banquo but fails to murder his son, Fleance which increases his insecurity even more. Soon after, the story intensifies even further and approaches its climax by one step when the bloody ghost of Banquo appears at the banquet which causes Macbeth to feel guilt-ridden and anxious.
Here Macbeth is considering whether life is meaningful. Macbeth’s character changes greatly throughout the play, from a respected thane to a king who people want dead. Macbeth gives in to his ‘vaulting ambition’ and, encouraged by the witches and Lady Macbeth, he murders King Duncan for the power. The guilt from this greatly affects him, he thinks he should carry on this path as he is almost at the
Hamlet’s claim is “the play’s the thing wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king”(II.ii.632-634). He has written out how Claudius actually killed the king in hopes to stir discomfort within the Claudius’ conscience to show everyone that Claudius is a cold blooded killer. A play of such sophistication takes thought and intelligence to be put together in such a way to draw attention. It takes sanity to have a goal and be determined to achieve it. Hamlet later gets into an argument with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern due to suspicion.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame is an animated Disney movie, based on a book under the same name, that explores dark themes such as racism, corruption, genocide, and sin, among many others. It is one of Disney’s darkest movies, yet its screenplay and dialogue has been written in a way to still have a rating of G from the MPAA. The plot revolved around Quasimodo, a deformed bell ringer of the cathedral of Notre Dame. The story began with a group of gypsies who snuck into Paris. They were ambushed by Judge Claude Frollo, the Minister of Justice, who captured them.
Hamlet was so furious with them for telling Claudius what they knew about Hamlet and so when Hamlet had the chance to send them to England, he seized the opportunity. Hamlet was originally sent to England by Claudius so that he would be killed, but once again events took a slight opposite turn. Hamlet meets these pirates and pays them, so that he can go back to Denmark and infuriate Claudius with the fact that he is back. Meanwhile Hamlet refused to let Rosencrantz and Guildenstern join him on this journey because he switched the execution letter so the king of England would kill Rosencrantz and Guildenstern instead of Hamlet and that’s exactly how the events unfolded. Hamlet hates how Rosencrantz and Guildenstern act as sponges to Claudius meaning once they tell Claudius as much as they know about Hamlet, then they are cut off.
However, when making these choices to further his own prosperity, there may be some other sources that affect his thinking. When Macbeth makes the decisions to murder and torture the people in his way, he gets some influence from the witches and his wife; nevertheless, Macbeth’s choices that lead to the tragedy of the story were completely all on his part. In the very beginning of the production,
Act 2 gives us ample proof of his realization of what he did. Macbeth even goes on to kill more people after King Duncan. He sends people to kill not only his best friend, Banquo, but Banquo’s son as well. After going to see the witches again, Macbeth learns that he must fear Macduff. Upon hearing Macduff has fled to England to fetch Malcolm, Macbeth has Macduff’s entire household slaughtered.