Orwell begins his essay, Shooting an Elephant, by explaining the actions of the Burmese people and by expressing his contempt for imperialism. He appeals to the empathy of the audience by stating the actions of the Burmese people: “if a European woman went through the bazaars alone somebody would probably spit betel juice over her dress” (Orwell, 1), “When a nimble Burman tripped me up on the football field and the referee (another Burman) looked the other way, the crowd yelled with hideous laughter.” (1). Actions with which would be more expected of the European imperialists rather than the Burmese people themselves. He clearly states his contempt for Imperialism through the following statement on his life and job: "All I knew was that I was stuck between my hatred for the empire I served and my rage against the evil-spirited little beasts who tried to make my job impossible.” (1). He uses the rhetorical device of figurative language to give the reader a strong image of his feeling
The most prominent woman in the novel is Nurse Ratched. Nurse Ratched exposes the men’s weaknesses by getting each of them to point out each other’s flaws. Kesey shows that when women hold leadership roles, it takes away a man 's ability to be a man and leaves the man with physical damage. In the story, McMurphy explains to Harding about Nurse Ratched and how she is manipulating the men, using her influence to emasculate them. He says, “The hell with that; she’s a bitch and a buzzard and a ball-cutter, and don’t kid me, you know what I’m talking about” (Kesey, 61).
In his comedic novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey uses the motif of laughter as a tool to break the order of the Combine. Prior to McMurphy’s arrival, the Big Nurse uses her power to ensure the ward exists in a state of silence to prevent the men from exercising their will. One afternoon, the Big Nurse makes the decision to reduce the amount of cigarettes each patient can use. This renders the men unable to play poker, a social game. Describing the state of the ward following this decision, Chief says, “It’s quiet in the tub room, just the sound of the speaker drifting in from the day room.
Wynnes becomes a major character in the story. She tells the young native boy to get a bowl of milk, from this she is proving the colonel wrong, but the readers don 't know it yet. Mona uses her as a game piece, when the colonel jumps and screams, the American asked Mrs. Wynnes how she knew about the snake. Mrs. Wynnes character replied with, “ it was crawling across my foot”. This proves the colonel untrue because his whole argument was men has added self control in any crisis.
Horror stories may also include paranormal activity, parallel universes, and unnatural explanations. Before I explain on why this story is of the horror genre let me give you the back story. Mr. Maloney arrives home from work to explain to his wife something, Mrs. Maloney then gets so aggravated she runs down stairs to grab a leg of lamb, she then walks up the stairs and knocks her husband over the head, he then dies. She puts the lamb in the oven, she then arrives at the local grocery store to buy vegetables for her lamb. Once she gets home, she calls the cops, the cops arrive and search her house in the dying heat.
So that when Bayard smells it as he walks toward Redmond's office, it is a sensory continuation of her incitements to violence from the day before. Like Drusilla, the flower is incredibly strong and impossible to forget when Bayard thinks of her it uncontrollably invades his brain. “Her hair was cut short; it looked like Father's would when he would tell Granny about him and the men cutting each other's hair with a bayonet. She was sunburned and her hands were hard and scratched like a man's that works” (3.2.24). Of course, a smell cannot be argued with or dissuaded; like Drusilla, it is emotional and inflexible rather than rational.
Just after the murder of Duncan, Macduff arrives at Macbeth 's home and wakes them at the door. Macbeth and his wife are entirely aware of what horrors lie in the other room, but nobody else knows that they do (yet). After Macduff has seen Duncan 's dead body he stumbles back in awe and declares that this bloody scene “‘tis not for you to hear what I can speak! The reputation in a woman 's ear would murder as it fell” (II.iii.92-95). Macduff is saying that because Lady Macbeth is a woman, she is not fit to hear of the violence due to her feminine fragility.
Jacobs, is a horror story because it talks about the controversy between the cursed monkey’s paw, and the consequences of people wishing on the monkey’s paw. The first citation that was made was to show that the Whites were greedy so they immediately wish for two hundred pounds. Then a representative from the company herbert worked at, came to inform Mr. and Mrs. White of Herbert’s death. After, Mrs. White urges Mr. White to wish Herbert back to life, now that they now the paw actually does really grant wishes. Mr. White makes the wish to bring Herbert back and Herbert comes back to the house and knocks at the door.
His ability to cause chaos simply by uttering a string of words is the foundation on which he builds the rest of his plan. As Iago and Roderigo are under Brabantio’s window, they awaken him to alert him to the fact that his daughter, Desdemona, has run off with Othello. Iago says; “Even now, very now, an old black ram… Is tupping your white ewe…” (1.1.94-101). Iago paints a vivid description of the lovemaking between a black man and a white woman utilizing bestial imagery, that is meant to scare Brabantio into thinking that Desdemona's lamb-like purity is being contaminated by her sexual and emotional relationship with a black man. Similar to using Othello’s fear of Desdemona cheating, Iago uses Brabantio’s fear of his daughter marrying a black man to encourage conflict between him and Othello.
Anna Funderburk Ms. Thompson 1st Block AP English October 27, 2014 Short Story Analysis of Sweat Sweat by Zora Neale Hurston is clearly a feminist tale. Opening with Delia working hard washing clothes to provide for herself and her freeloading husband, Hurston tells the story of a strong, black woman trapped within the confines of traditional household roles and a corrupt marriage. Delia is finally set free after her husband, Sykes, is dealt a dose of his own medicine and is bitten by a rattlesnake he let loose in their house in hopes to be rid of Delia. Not only does Zora Neale Hurston make evident the oppression African American women faced both within the household and out of it, but she also combats it with Delia, a woman who “sweated”
The boy also looks; he wants to be like his father. Another noticeable clue in this shot is a large red jar which looks almost like it is filled with blood, another sign of death but more murder this time. Maureen starts to cut a loaf of bread but she cuts it in unusual way which makes the knife go towards her, again foreshadowing the death of the family. Silence falls over the land and the father checks for danger again, this builds up the suspense. The father then ushers his son to go inside to clean himself up, the audience however knows that that is not the only reason he was told to go inside.
Then we learn that she has seven siblings an alcoholic father and no friends. In chapter 19 Tom testified that she asked him to do chores for her and when he got inside she asked him to lift a box down from the dresser and when he was standing on the chair she grabbed him. When he got down she hugged him and told him to kiss her and that 's when her dad got home. He threatened her and the Tom ran. In chapter 20 as he finishes up going over the evidence and then a personal view on the case as he sits down Calpurnia shows up.