These two authors both enjoy writing about the supernatural and things that other authors would normally not write about. They both use lots of literary devices to cause the reader to think about what the deeper meaning of the story might be. Some examples of these literary devices are irony, allusion, foreshadowing, imagery, and symbolism. ALthough these authors’ similarities, they have several differences. Ray Bradbury is the author of many famous books such as “There Will Come Soft Rains”, “The Last Night of the World”, and “Fahrenheit.” He uses imagery and in a lot of his work, a specific literary
Edgar Allen Poe and Ray Bradbury were both amazing authors of many books. They wrote books and short stories about the supernatural, unlike many other authors. They caused their readers to think about the deeper meaning(s) about their stories. In their stories they use many literary devices : foreshadowing, imagery, irony, allusion, and symbolism that enhance their stories. Though they have things in common with their styles of writing, there are also some differences that they have.
In these stories, readers see how each writer uses madness and gothic in a creative and unusual way. “The Black Cat” and “The Birthmark” address the same topics, but each in ways that are different than the other. In these two short stories, both characters seem to be sane at the beginning of the story, but by the end, readers see they are insane. However, Poe and Hawthorne choose to
For one to sell their soul to the devil it takes willingness in return for a great desire. This archetypal theme is still used today and seen in so many literary work. However, in order to accomplish what the devil has to offer like fame, fortune, power or beauty, at the end the individual will end up getting hurt or losing everything they worked for in the devil's name. In the short story, “The Devil and Tom Walker” Tom Walker was faced to give his soul to the devil , just like Queen Ravenna in the movie, “Snow White and the Huntsman”. First, in the story, “The Devil and Tom Walker”, Tom was full of greed and that is what motivated him to sell his soul to the devil.
“Inevitably, it was no sooner known that my new play was about Salem than I had to confront the charge that such an analogy was specious -- that there never were any witches but there certainly are Communists. (Miller, Why I wrote The Crucible)” Miller was guilty of egocentrism. He devalued the witches of the trials because he didn’t live through them while he did live through The Red Scare. Though the hysteria of the witch trials were very real. The people of the time were just as paranoid and fearful as Miller and his contemporaries were of the Communists.
He also states that his relationship with his cat got worse and worse as they days went by because of one certain thing. In “The Tell Tale Heart” the narrator has a good relationship with the old man, but he sneaked revenge after the eye, and for possible other reasons. Clearly a stabile person would not kill because of an eye, so he was unstable and most likely using other drugs that made him enable to think properly. The use of alcohol and drugs can affect relationships and unstable people and makes then
He experiences feelings of remorse and horror after but describes these feeling as feeble and soon continued with his wayward ways. When he notices that the cat is avoiding him he has some feelings of guilty but that soon turns into irritation that grows into perverseness. This is when we see the narrator become a full blown schizophrenic. In cold blood, he ties a noose around Pluto’s neck and hangs the cat in a tree. His reasons for killing Pluto was because he knew that once, the cat had loved him and because it was the wrong thing to do and wanted to do it anyway.
Parris is thinking about blaming it on witchcraft without even asking a doctor first but Proctor is trying to convince him otherwise. This shows that from the beginning John is trying to deny that there is witchcraft and keep the rumors from spreading. It shows that he really cares for the town and the people in it, if he did not care, he wouldn't try to protect it. Later on in Act One, John proves that he is questioning everything that is starting to happen in Salem. Parris starts to bring in wardens and officials to investigate the issues at hand.
Both exposed by victims thought to be dead, two men from two stories share similarities between their situations. In the stories The Tell-Tale Heart and The Black Cat, both narrators realize their acts were wrong, but they did them anyway by rationalizing that they were driven by circumstance. The Tell-Tale Heart is about a man who is disturbed by an old man’s “Vulture eye.” He thinks the only way to rid of this horrid eye is to kill the man. So for seven days, he watches him, and on the eighth he kills him. The man gives in to the police after being disturbed by his very own heart, which was thought to be the dead man’s.
Ridicule of the Salem Witch Trials Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story, "Young Goodman Brown,” exhibits his deep repulsion for what occurred during the Salem Witch Trials. He possesses the readers with his emotions so they feel the sorrow he feels for the innocent people who were falsely accused of witchcraft and sentenced to death. Hawthorne was personally connected to the Witch Trials because his great-great-grandfather was a judge. Throughout the reading, we see instances where Hawthorne indirectly and directly addresses the Salem Witch Trials in order to ridicule this horrendous occurrence. As a result, this short story is a satire.