This quote shows that Boll weevil is capable of shooting someone (Cecil), therefore making him murderous, similarily to war. Boll weevil and war are similar as they are both devastating. Boll weevil causes devastation to the Redmond family by trying to put them on a ship to Boston (102), trying to frame Fortune for Cecil’s death (121), and trying to steal their freedom papers to give them to Cecil (66). These events would have been devastating to the Redmonds because they would loose all their oppourtunities in Boston, Fortune would be in jail for a wrongfully accused crime, and loosing their slave papers means they would be put back into the horrible conditions and life of
His speech uses a lot of emotive language, such as ‘piercing sorrow for him will bring me down to Hades’ and ‘how I wished he could have died in my arms’. This shows Priam’s anguish over the loss of his son to Achillius, and he even suggests going to try and retrieve the body so Hektor can be properly mourned. This makes Hektor’s death quite moving, as we see Priam, a great king of troy, weeping and bargaining for Hektor’s life, and rolling around in the dirt in sorrow. The image of a king being broken to such an extent is particularly tragic, especially after the speech Priam gave earlier about the misery he and his family will go through if Hektor died. These images create sympathy in the reader or listener, and show how great a loss Hektor’s death is for Priam and for Troy
This is shown through many occasions in the novel as soldiers of war start objectifying women, stealing syrup from the factory and most terrifying, torturing other human beings, as shown through the firebombing of Dresden. Billy says, “There was a fire-storm out there. Dresden was one big flame. The one flame ate everything organic, everything that would burn” (178). Billy describes Dresden as, “looking like the moon” (179).
He slowly tortures Grendel and even lets him go in the hopes he bleeds to death. The desire for vengeance grows when the Geats decide to hang his arm from the rafters. Beowulf’s bloodlust is so excessive he tries to murder Grendel in the most inhumane ways, and even goes to the extent of sacrificing one of his own men to satisfy his need to kill the undying Grendel. In Atalanta, Meleager and Atalanta go hunting and caught so many animals that they even attracted Artemis’ unwanted attention. Artemis therefore grew upset and “molded a huge boar, mud-colored, with red evil eyes” (177) Atalanta and Meleager obviously slaughter an abundance of animals to get Artemis’ attention.
Storytelling within Beowulf often differs, a handful of the stories are told traditionally while others are used as a flashback or a foreshadow. Before Beowulf 's short battle with Grendel, he speaks of how the bloodbath could turn out. Here he states: “If Grendel wins, it will be a gruesome day; he will glut himself on the Geats in the war-hall… he will carry me away as he goes to ground, gorged and bloodied; he will run gloating with my raw corpse and feed on it alone, in a cruel frenzy fouling his moor-nest” (lines 442-451). In this instance, the “story” is seen as a foreshadow, despite it being incorrect. Beowulf did not boast of his unknown fate being successful but rather accepted the fact he could and might die while battling the beast, this showed his humble being and gained him respect within Hrothgar’s
Hamilton really digs into the southern way of living as being inhuman. In the kings song “you’ll be back” talking about how much he “loves” America he clearly states that he will kill anyone who gets in the way of him and America. While threating to kill everyone who gets in the way he also states that he only does all these horrible things to express his love towards America and its people. “I’ll love you till my dying days when you’re gone I’ll go mad so don’t throw away this thing that we had. Cuz when push comes to shove, I will kill your friends and family to remind you of my love”.
Even if they try hard to be perfect, it will sadly never accomplish this. Society can be made better, even if it has to start by leveling whole cities and ending millions of lives. This could be considered good by some, and evil by others. Although, the destruction of the city does bring up that there was still war. There was also still propaganda that oppressed free thought, and led people to lead empty lives.
The people he captured would be gruesomely murdered. He impaled people and left their bodies on sticks in the yards around his castle. “His penchant for impaling his enemies on stakes in the ground and leaving them to die earned him the name Vlad the Impaler. He inflicted this type of torture on foreign and domestic enemies alike: notably, as he retreated from a battle in 1462, he left a field filled with thousands of impaled victims as a deterrent to pursuing Ottoman forces.” (Pallardy). “Vlad Dracula used all kind of methods of torture and execution, like nails in heads, scalping, cutting off of limbs, noses, ears and breasts, blinding, strangulation and skinning, burning, roasting and boiling alive, exposure to wild animals or mutilation of sexual organs.
With each loss, Achilles spiraled father and farther into insanity. During the war, a series of critical losses causes Achilles's sanity to disintegrate. Achilles losing his true love caused him to go on a rage. King Agamemnon had stolen Achilles's true love, Briseis, to replace his stolen girl. Achilles is enraged, and is not afraid to tell Agamemnon how he feels.
(Aligheri p.92) In The Inferno, Dante sees the wrongdoers immersed in boiling blood forever, patrolled by Centaurs. Here, because Nero murdered many romans and even his mother, his punishment is being repeatedly thrown off a cliff of doom into an abyss full of swords and knives. As the swords and knives are thrusted upon his flesh, fishing hooks grasp onto his eyelids were he is risen to the cliff again for it to start all over. Being in that Roman era, Nero was fully aware that the killing of his mother would come back to haunt him. As David Shotter once said, “This was a crime that will have caused revulsion in the Roman world, for the mother was that most sacred of icons within the Roman