“The righteousness of the blameless keeps his ways straight, but the wicked falls by his own wickedness”(Prov. 11:5). The story, “A Christmas Carol”, is about a cold-hearted man named Scrooge who transforms himself into a jolly, kind man when three Ghosts teach Scrooge about the spirit of Christmas. In the story, Charles Dickens illustrates the theme of how no one is past redemption through the transformation of Scrooge’s personality by the lessons of the Spirits. At the beginning of the story, Scrooge’s selfish personality is revealed, and the Ghost of Christmas Past comes and shows him the memories and truth of his life long ago.
Analysis of The Tell-Tale Heart “The Tell-Tale Heart” short story written by Edgar Allan Poe, the narrator which is the murder in the story is trying to convince the audience that he is not insane. He has been ill, but insists that his illness has made his mind, feeling, and senses even stronger. The narrator wants to kill the old man that he lives with only because he finds that his eye is evil and compares his eye to a vulture. “And every morning I went to his room, and with a warm, friendly voice I asked him how he had slept. He could not guess that every night, just at twelve, I looked in at him as he slept.” Here is where Poe the author, shows that the narrator is facing moral dilemmas because the narrator knows that the old man has been kind and sweet to him, which is the reason why he indicates the week before killing the old man he made sure to
Grendel was someone who the Dane’s believed to be evil because the Lord’s love was unknown to him. He was carried by emotion and whims and felt jealousy and loneliness. This had given Grendel similar human characteristics to Cain in The Bible. He wanted to be accepted by humans but they only saw a monster, a sinner, a demonic superhuman of pure evil. He felt like he would never get accepted and never live a normal life, so he decided to attack Heorot out of pure jealousy that was shown by Cain in The Bible.
Hamlet believes that there is a life after death. This is obvious when Horatio comes to Hamlet and tells him that he has seen the king’s ghost. Hamlet does not need to be convinced that there truly is a ghost. Hamlet strongly believes that his father’s ghost has come to tell Hamlet about some foul deeds that have happened and will happen. He decides that he will speak to his father’s spirit “though hell itself should gape” (1.2.245).
As they struggle to survive, they attempt to maintain order and govern themselves, only to be led astray by the darkness of their own hearts. The novel, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, serves as a brilliant metaphor of the loss of innocence and man’s innate inclination to evil. Throughout the novel, a certain beast is said to roam the island, terrifying the children. The boys became paranoid about this monster and sought to put an end to this beast. Simon, a quiet young boy, wandered away from the crowd and eventually went mad of dehydration.
“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.”( Voltaire) This quote helps explain the main idea of The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe , a story about a narrator who is the caregiver of the old man who explains his reasons and his exact ways for killing the old man he was taking care of. Out of spite for the victims vulture-like cataract eye, he plots this plan to kill for weeks to rid of the eye. He finally succeeds until a nosy neighbor foils the scheme. These are 3 reasons why the narrator is guilty of murder. In The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe the narrator is guilty of murder because the narrator thinks the old man could never suspect that his caregiver would ever try to kill him, he claims he can recite the story calmly and healthily as he remembers every detail unlike an insane person , and he admits to killing the old man so he is aware he has committed murder.
The devil is talking about all the people he was able to influence them. After a long night in the forest, Brown arrives home unsure if what he did and saw was real or just a dream. He was very scared and his belief in that he was a true Christian was gone. He now thinks that everyone he sees is evil and he doesn 't trust anyone. He lives the rest of his life in fear.
“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is set in the small drowsy town of Sleepy Hollow. It is rumored that a fallen headless soldier’s ghost haunts the town. A scholar named Ichabod Crane lives there and enjoys reading scary stories. Ichabod longs to win the heart of a wealthy girl named Katrina Van Tassel, but a man named Brom is also interested in her. One night, Ichabod is walking home and the headless horseman chases him.
In his short life, he often wrote detective and horror stories in an abstractive and contradictive way, such as The Tell Tale Heart and The Raven. In this story, the main character felt guilty because he got mad and killed the old man. Moreover, the author emphasizes the theme, which is that the human heart cannot tolerant the duty of guilt, through out the use of characterization, mood and symbolism. The narrator emphasized the theme of guilt by adding up an interesting characteristic to the main character as an insane “madman”, “ I think it was his eye! Yes, it was this!
(V.iii.41-51) Faustus as a magician gains power by selling his blood to the Devil but in return, he has to pay the penalty for his bargain in a horrible death by the end of the play. Faustus’s devilish contract is for the delight of power and knowledge, whereas Sawyer’s contract with the devil is also for power to take revenge and work malice. Sawyer can be seen as malevolent since she takes revenge upon Old Banks and this happens as a result of her aggravation and evilness. If one looks at the social hierarchy of the play, Sir Arthur Clarington has the top position but countrymen and peasants occupy the middle, and the lower position is given to the witch, Elizabeth Sawyer, who had been feared and abused by her