The most outstanding example of ostracism that occurred throughout the novel is based on the monster’s physical features and structure. This is prevalent due to the fact that the moment the monster is created, Victor calls it a catastrophe and is horrified by what he has created. He explained, “The beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart” (Shelley 51). When Victor uses words such as “dream vanished”, “breathless horror” and “disgust” he is showing his emotions for the
As we can see Prospero was powerful and important, he secluded himself in a big castellated abbey with lots of provisions, but as death comes to everyone, he died too. That’s what Poe wants to show us. He makes a personification of death to create the allegory and give us this message, which is really horrible and creepy. It’s a message that haunts us after reading the story. It produces a lasting effect on us, different from all the other elements in the story, which produced an instant effect on us, as the language for example.
If this description is not enough, she also speaks of an ordeal that has to do with his physical behavior. “...putting out a hand, which he each time pressed, without very much kindness, and painfully pressed to one of the breast button of his uniform.” ( Bowen 1408). Her remembrance of these events and the description that we’re given coupled with the supernatural prescience of the letter and the Taxicab, leads us to see this lover as not only a man of bad character, but as a literal demon. This is only backed up by the ballad, where the man in the poem also acted as a villain and was later revealed to be a demon himself. This is told on lines 39 and 40, “When dismal grew his countenance / and drumlie grew his ee” (Demon lines 39 &40) as explanation of his poor will, and a description of his intimidating looks paralleled in Bowen’s story.
In Markus Zusak's The Book Theif, Death observes both the beauty and ugly in people, and wonders "how the same thing can be both". In the historical novel, ugliness and beauty affect the characters and the other humans in their lives. Much of this beauty and ugly can come from the same thing. Whilst the love and compassion of characters such as Rudy and Hans is shown on many occasions, there is also a lot of dangerous and awful circumstances that they are faced with, and also that they bring upon those people that are close to them. Although Death is the one that notices the good and bad in people, this situation also applies to
These trials took people of great character and stature and deemed them to be witches which stripped them of everything their name meant and owned. This madness continued until nineteen people had been hung and one man crushed to death. But in the end people learnt a valuable lesson about how impressionable people can be and how telling the truth can sometimes hurt you. These things show that the play The Crucible is truly a tragedy due to the people of great wealth of power and respect lose everything and have a not so pretty end. One of the most important characters and arguably the heroic character in the book was a farmer named John Proctor.
The first stanza gives four very improbable examples: death by meteor or plane, a falling safe and the touch of a thousand volts. These scenarios are so bizarre that people would simply ignore these possibilities, however with enough bad luck and karma, a life can be ended in the matter of seconds. This relates back to Collin’s original intention to remind the readers about the delicacy and importance of life. By adding descriptive context such as: “while reading in a chart at home” or using graphic words like “flatten” and “flash.” Collins is able to provide the readers a visually consistent and relatable scenario. The second stanza continues the list of odd ways to die, however in this stanza Collin’s begins to use figurative language to relate the readers with the text.
This purpose has dragged Grendel down an abyss of violence and brutality where the only spark of life was given by the act of eating the victims of a massacre until the threshold of tolerance was so high that Grendel found himself even more alone. This feeling of loneliness is broken by Beowulf’s arrival and eventually by Grendel’s death that ease the pain of trying to understand the functioning of the world and the universe, something that is designed by nature to overwhelm us when we try to analyse it and leave us amazed or depressed. As the philosopher Alan Watts says “black implies white, self implies other, life implies death — or shall I say, death implies life — you can conceive yourself”, Grendel has conceived himself through the consequences of its actions and not by the action
Guilt: one of the strongest emotions, the cause of grief and sadness everywhere. In The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, characters such as Liesel Meminger, Hans Hubermann, and Michael Holtzapfel, are only a few who experience this intense emotion. Whether it stems from death, survival, or thievery, guilt finds it’s way into affecting each character’s lives, making it a main theme. The most popular type of guilt throughout the book is survivor’s guilt. Survivor's guilt is when one feels unworthy for having survived a catastrophic event while others have not.
In the book “To Kill a Mockingbird” Harper Lee shows many examples of how characters can be differentiated in ways that distinguish as well as dictate their behavior. The town of Maycomb seemed to have many expectations of its citizens based on stereotypes. Maycomb was judgmental and inflexible in its views, trying to be something that it was not. In this world, no one lives a life without stereotypes, which is why Lee focuses heavily on this idea throughout the book. Three main characters in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Calpurnia, Scout, and Boo Radley, are great examples of characters who often fit into but sometimes do not adhere to the codes of expected behavior.
Eventually, he comes aware of what he has done and leaves his property to Pearl and Hester. “Nothing was more remarkable than the change which took place, almost immediately after Mr. Dimmesdale’s death, in the appearance and demeanour of the old man known as Roger Chillingworth” (253). It is obvious that Chillingworth develops an understanding of his sins after Dimmesdale’s death which made Chillingworth’s life without a purpose. To conclude, revenge and sin are one of the most disturbing crimes a man can commit; therefore, symbolism, figurative language, and imagery were used to verify the awful character of
Many would agree that this book expressed the trait of loss in this book many times; however, this book portrayed loss not only in death, but also innocents, and how the characters have changed. Kemmerich’s was one of Paul’s close friends to die first, and it is here we can see how loss is portrayed during this scene. The loss of Kemmerich life was not quick or painless, Paul’s friend suffered throughout this time, and Paul was their watched his friend die. Paul faced the truth about war after his friend’s death. The truth that Paul had discovered is that the loss of life is something that he, and all of his friends might not be able to escape.
It pains me to remember a time when we both had smiles upon our faces, and love running through our veins - king and queen of the night. Now I can only feel the gaping hole of grief in my heart, filling me with the desire to drink the vile poison that the apothecary gave me. I came into this hollow tomb to end this misery, but my hands have been stained ruby red with yet another’s blood in the process. Valiant Paris, he was nothing more than another one of fortune’s fools, dragged into this hell called earth. I knew Juliet and
This quote from the last page of Lord of the Flies is probably one of the most memorable ones. I feel as though Ralph felt truly damaged by the horrors of humankind. “the darkness of a mans heart” is a metaphor for the savagery witnessed on that island. I think that the word ‘fall in the next line of that quote is figurative and literal because piggy literally fell to his death but it could also be a metaphor for his decline in power throughout the