Alpha! Adulteress! The new Adam and Adama! American!” By using such short, choppy sentences, he is able to draw attention to the harshness of each and every word. Each word is meant to be sarcastic as she is being compared to great people and Lawrence sarcastically represents her as a hero.
The theme is made clear in this story from opening line. “The thousand injures of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge”(739). Montresor and Fortunato have a lengthy history, then an insult that goes too far enrages Montresor and he vows revenge. Montresor states, “I must not only punish, but punish with impunity” (739), implying that his revenge must be permanent, well thought out and Fortunato must feel the wrath from
To men in such a state the Devil sends Thoughts of this kind, and has a full permission To lure them on to sorrow and perdition; For this young man was utterly content To kill them both and never to repent” (246-251). The temptation of greed ended up killing the three men at the end of the tale.”The Pardoner's Tale” provides a clear understanding that greed is a sin we all have to battle with in our lives, whereas the moral of the wife of bath's tale applies to people doing bad things. This tale teaches the reader a lesson about greed and how it can overcome people, making them do bad
In “The Cask of Amontillado”, Montresor’s motive is told in the opening paragraph. In the first sentence it states “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge”. His motive for wishing revenge upon the antagonist arises from an insult Fortunato had done to him. Fortunato was motivated by his pursuit for the Amontillado, which eventually became his downfall. In “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall”, the various characters have similar motivations.
These weaknesses make then epic in the way that they show how every human can have them, but some use them in a beneficial manner. The first weakness that stood out was Odysseus’s cockiness. This arrogance can be found after the defeat of the Cyclops when Odysseus began to taunt creature shouting at him. He basically told the defeated Cyclops that when anybody asked who poked out his eye, he is to tell them it was Odysseus. His crew tried to get Odysseus to move forward, but he had to show his dominance.
He also uses a hyperbole to emphasize the lasting impression that the night had on his arm. Overall Barry, like Didion, had an end goal, he wanted people to think about their past, and how silly they had acted as kids. He wanted to exemplify that everyone made the same stupid mistakes, and we all just need to laugh about
In the novel, Stevenson makes a saint in Dr. Jekyll, who mindful of the wickedness in his own being, and tired of the trickery in his life, prevails by method for his analyses on himself in liberating the unadulterated insidiousness part of his being as Mr. Hyde, so each can enjoy an existence free by the requests of the other. As Dr. Jekyll says, “With every day and from both sides of my intelligence, the moral and intellectual, I thus drew steadily to that truth by whose partial discovery I have been doomed to such a dreadful shipwreck: that man is not truly one, but truly two” (Stevenson, 74). He additionally includes, “It was on the moral side, and in my own person, that I learned to recognize the thorough and primitive duality of man;
Similarly, Roderick Elliston attempts to make people view the sin within themselves. Hawthorne states, “He grappled with the ugliest truth that he could lay his hand on, and compelled his adversary to do the same” (Hawthorne 278). Elliston has acknowledged the sin, or snake as he refers to it, inside of him, and is making everyone around him do the same thing. Due to the fact that Elliston is
Mckenna, I too wrote about the mindless monster and the negative effects it can have on someone. It's crazy to think about the lengths people will go to please someone and will overwork themselves to make sure others are happy. I believe that the only way to be truly happy is to make sure you're good first. The other aspect I agree with was your point on body language. That is something I need to work on a lot as well.
During the confrontation, the wretch plead with Victor to listen to his side of the story. Frankenstein’s monster wishes to be a happy and docile creature, and says that he only murdered because he felt hated and betrayed, and only wanted to take revenge on his God. The wretch shows his education, comparing himself to the Biblical story of Adam and Eve, stating “I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel, whom thou drivest from joy for no misdeed.” (pg 90). The wretch begins his story, becoming the narrator of the novel. He recalls his first memories, as he traveled through villages and was rejected at every turn.