It is also worth to notice that John Hawthorne, one of the Salem Witch Trial Judges, was his great grandfather (Concise Dictionary of American Literary Biography). Since Salem was his hometown, he developed his writing through the gospel of American Puritanism and intend to spread those principles through his literature which also gives the focus of his literature. Hawthorne’s writing style was unique and was well-regarded for several reasons. First of all, Hawthorne induces readers to use their own imagination to interpret the meaning of the tale, as it is evident in “The Minister’s Black Veil”. Moreover, he likes to present multi-fold and multi-perspective of a character.
A story of tragedy is not uncommon with William Shakespeare and his works of prose. In his plays, death and despair is more likely than honor and prosperity. This is an included facet to Macbeth as well, having sinister themes of greed, manipulation, and brutality. Macbeth, by the infamous playwright, Shakespeare, presents us with multiple aspects factoring into whether the main character controls his actions that lead to the tragic events. The three witches introduced to the reader were the initial characters to plant the seed of greed in Macbeth’s mind.
Society looks down on those who refuse to participate in the rat race, whether voluntarily or circumstantial. In The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka warns us of the consequences that befall those who do not conform to the norms and expectations of the modern society. The 1914 novella tells us of the metamorphoses in the life of Gregor Samsa, a travelling salesman who woke up one morning as a “gigantic insect”. Gregor Samsa’s physical transformation into a “gigantic insect” brought drastic changes to the dynamics of the household. However, Kafka’s in a matter-of-fact way of narrating made the piece seem like a light read, a disparity to the dark unfolding of events.
Diction is a key component in writing because it helps define a writer’s style. With Kafka, he decided to use many words that tended to have the same articulation to help bring out different forms of emotion. These sentences included words with similar spelling, making the diction of each word sound similar. “He began to crawl, crawled over everything, walls, furniture and ceiling, and finally in desperation, as the whole room was beginning to spin, fell down onto the middle of the big table,” (Kafka 35). This, in turn, these emotions would draw out the themes that Kafka wanted to display, like alienation for example.
Thus, it can be said that Macbeth has a significant influence on Throne of blood because there are various similarities between both play and film whether it be characteristics, symbolisms, and themes. First of all, the director creates Taketoki Washizu like Macbeth. Both of them are represented in the sense of ambition. For instance, Taketoki Washizu murders Tsuzaki Kunimaru to become the lord of spider 's
By yelling out, he both infuriates the spiders and let's his friends know that he is near. He also yells out “Attercop”, which is similar to the Old English word attorcoppa, meaning “poison head”. In addition, Bilbo is thrown into a contest of riddles with another astonishingly clever creature. He manages to stump the creature for a long time by saying “A box without hinges, key, or lid, Yet golden treasure inside is hid” (Tolkien 133).
Two Stories, Many Similarities How far would you go to feel better about yourself? Would you be ready to kill a friend or wife/husband to be happy with yourself. In Edgar Allan Poe 's stories Black Cat and The Cask of Amontillado Poe uses different story elements to make to story flow and to make the reader want to read more. Some elements are very similar in his stories like in Black Cat and in The Cask of Amontillado the foreshadowing, the plot and the characters are similar. In these two stories Poe uses foreshadowing in way that if the reader spots the small details or Poes “word playing “ he/she can predict what will happen or get a hint of what will happen.
Gregor quickly realized he will be late for work. He knows that thing to get up and go to work will be a quest considering he is a bug now. Trying to get up and ultimately struggling, he ends up missing the train. The departing of the trains symbolizes the departure of his previous life as a human and how he has faced his new life. While he was still on the bed Gregor knew he had to get up and try to catch the late train while trying to accomplish that he had fallen off his bed onto the ground this symbolizes that his new profound freedom as a bug and what he is subjected to do now.
But please come to tea any time you like! Why not tomorrow? Come tomorrow! Good-bye!" (p. 6).The first sign of bravery is when the spider tries to tie him up and Bilbo fights him off with his sword.
He was the first.” Poe is credited with creating the detective and horror genre, and his legacy lives on through pop culture. His works influenced literary masterminds like Conan Doyle, Shaw, H.G. Wells, and W.H. Auden. He is frequently referenced in schools to help students understand the mood and setting of stories.