He is arguing with his mother and things begin to get physical. Gertrude then calls out and so does Polonius, giving away his location behind the tapestry. Thinking it was the king in his wifes bedroom, Hamlet stabs the mystery person behind the curtain and unfortunately for Hamlet, it was
Because of his wife dying in Lennie’s hand, he also announced, “I’m gonna shoot the guts outta that big bastard myself, even if I only got one hand. I’m gonna get ‘im” (Steinbeck 93). This other scene shows the alarming and horrifying determination by Curley of killing another person because he knew that Lennie is the one who made the trouble and broke his wife’s
Did they die? The stories are very similar in writing style but the settings change as the story goes on. In Poe’s story “ The fall of the House of Usher” the brother Roderick Usher is not well, he is suffering of a mental disorder Roderick is tormented by his own fear and he kills his sister Madeline “ There was blood upon her white robes, and the evidence of some bitter struggle upon every portion of emaciated frame” (Poe 30).
(Shelley 56). This is the reason that Victor did not realize he had gone too far until it was too late. Once victor brings the creature to life, he immediately realizes the hideousness of what he has done: “Now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.” (Shelley 56). Furthermore, Victor struggles to cope with his creation throughout the novel.
Francis Dolarhyde is a fictional character in Thomas Harris’ novel Red Dragon. He is a serial killer who murders entire families by shooting them in their beds. He is nicknamed “The Tooth Fairy” due to the nocturnal nature of his crimes, his tendency to bite his victims’ bodies, the uncommon size and sharpness of his teeth and other apparent oral fixations. He kills at the behest of an alternate personality; he refers to his other self as “The Great Red Dragon” after William Blake’s painting The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun. He believes that killing people - or “changing” them, as he calls it - allows him to
These ramifications and this belief that he is indestructible lead to Macbeth’s ultimate downfall. After the first apparition warns Macbeth to ‘beware Macduff’ (Act IV, Sc I, .69-70) Macbeth plans to ‘Seize upon Fife; give to th’edge o’th’sword his wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls that trace him in his line’ (Act IV, Sc I, .150-53). Having Macduff’s family murdered has the unexpected consequence of causing Macduff, a man who ‘was from his mother’s womb untimely ripped’ (Act V, Sc VIII, .15-6) making him the only man able to kill Macbeth, to wish to have him ‘Within my sword’s length’ (Act IV, Sc III, .237) or else ‘My wife and children’s ghosts will haunt me still’(Act V, Sc VII, .16-7). After a bloody child tells Macbeth to ‘be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth’ (Act IV, Sc I, .77-80) and a child holding a tree proclaims ‘Macbeth shall never vanquished be until great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill shall come against him’ (Act IV, Sc I, .91-3)
If you’ve read Edgar Allen Poe’s short story The Cask of Amontillado, you know how evil the protagonist, Montresor, is. He expertly carried out a disturbing scheme that left a man buried alive in the deepest part of the Montresor catacombs to die and rot, all for the sake of revenge. We know that Montresor is a very dark and disturbing character, as his own personality was based off of Poe’s. There is no doubt that Montresor committed a heinous crime of which would not be excused in today’s world. However, there are several quotes and pieces of textual evidence to suggest that Montresor might have done the people a favor by killing the not-so-fortunate “fortunate one.”
She has faced second-hand wrongdoing from the oppressive government through the murder of her family members. She describes, “...that sister of the mortally wounded boy upon the ground was my sister, that husband was my sister’s husband, that unborn child was their child, that brother was my brother, that father was my father, those dead are my dead, and that summons to answer for those things descends to me!’”(Dickens 354). Because Madame Defarge was vengeance for her family, she makes the heir of the aristocrat that killed her family, an innocent man who had relinquished his claim to the throne, to be executed. She believes that all aristocrats must be punished just because of their relation by blood, saying herself, “‘The château [castle] and the race...Extermination. ’”(Dickens 179).
Gothic Elements in the “The Tell Tale Heart” The classic short story of “The Tell-Tale Heart”, written by one of the all time masters of horror, Edgar Allen Poe, has always been used as an excellent example of Gothic fiction. Edgar Allen Poe specialized in the art of gothic writing and wrote many stories that portrayed disturbing events and delved deeply into the minds of its characters. In "The Tell-Tale Heart," Poe revolves the plot around a raving individual who, insisting that he is sane, murders an old man because of his` “vulture eye”. The three main gothic elements that are evident in this story are the unique setting, the theme of death and decay, and the presence of madness.
The Black Cat and The Imp of the Perverse “I took from my waistcoat-pocket a pen-knife, opened it, grasped the poor beast by the throat, and deliberately cut one of its eyes from the socket!” , the narrator raged, “I blush, I burn, I shudder, while I pen the damnable atrocity” (Poe). Poe’s emotions or the way he feels about life and himself are mirrored in his writing. He began to drink and and slowly desolated himself from the world.
“The Masque of the Red Death” Edgar Allen Poe based his short story “The Masque of the Red Death" on an actual event, the bubonic plague and people’s attempts to cheat death. The story shows the struggles of Prince Prospero’s futile attempts to prolong his life. He lives in a massive palace with many multicolored rooms. Throughout “The Masque of the Red Death”, it appears to take many influences from the Bubonic Plague, an actual event in the 1300’s. The disease portrayed causes you to die very quickly and forms a red blood spot, however; how well does this description sync with the real Plague?
The Masque of the Red Death In “The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe, Poe uses imagery and symbolism to create an allegory that communicates to the reader that the town has been struck by an epidemic of a deadly disease that seems to be incurable. The background of this story is that their is a disease that is killing a lot of people and some of the people that are still alive go to Prince Prospero’s house for a party that they are still alive. They are all having fun then the clock strikes and everyone stops dancing, when it stops they all start dancing again. The clock is a very important symbol of imagery in this story.
In Poe’s Masque of the red death, Poe illustrates the stages of life and death. Each symbol that Poe presents in his short story coincide with facets of life that are impossible to not experience. The read death itself, represents death as an aspect of life. In the story, Prince Prospero and those he saved lock themselves in his castle in order to prevent any sign of the Red Death (disease in this story) from affecting them. Someone dresses as a victim of the disease in a costume to stir attention, and as Prospero attacks the villain, he dies.