However, when Larson writes about Holmes, he describes him in short sentences. He claims Holmes is “twenty-six years old… Five feet, eight inches; weigh[ing] only 155 pounds” (35). Through a brief, precise description and bland adjectives, readers view Holmes as a cold and remote person. When remembering Holmes’s murders, Larson writes that Holmes “removed [his] apron and rolled down his sleeves… He stoppered the chloroform, found fresh cloth, and walked down the hall to Pearl’s room” (148, 149).
Another of Lars’ exploits within the movie was the smothering of an innocent dog owned by one of Jeff’s neighbours in the apartment complex in order to help keep any evidence of his murder to a minimum. In a very heartfelt scene the owner of the dog, distraught over her recent loss, cries into the night, admonishing her neighbours for their cruelty shouting ‘You don 't know the meaning of the word 'neighbours '! Neighbours like each other, speak to each other, care if somebody lives or dies!’. This strong line urges the audience into thinking about pushing past the ethical barrier of privacy and testing boundaries because, as shown by the film, a location in which people predominantly live in complete separation to one another isn’t quite the utopia one might set it out to be, and there very much are ill
This insight highlights Mr. Chiu’s egotistical confidence of going free and his gull to demand a “letter of apology” from the chief of the bureau. Moreover, Chiu’s self-absorbed thoughts are exposed when he realizes that his “bookworm” wife sent an amateur lawyer to rescue him. Reluctantly, he signs the confession, and Mr. Chui’s suppressed anger is revealed when he thinks to himself, “If he were able to, he would have razed the entire police station and eliminated all their families.” After ironically rescuing his lawyer Fenjin from a wrongful imprisonment and public torture, the two men travel “from restaurant to restaurant near the police
In the ordinary hours of life I try not to dwell on it, but now and then, when I’m reading a newspaper or just sitting alone in a room, I’ll look up and see the young man coming out of the morning fog” (Ambush). Tim O’Brien was a father, a son, and a husband, yet he was also able to kill without giving thought to the action. Afterwards, however, when presented with his family, friends, and other civilians, Tim realized the gravity of the deaths he caused. Another example of paradox was the murder that in Queens, New York, around the same period as the Vietnam War. A criminal stabbed a woman outside her home, and out of the thirty-eight people in the neighborhood, zero people called the police or helped the woman.
Gibson begins by descending into a crypt which holds the bodies of all of his past family members, including his father. This sets the stage very well for a contemplation of suicide. Gibson seems to be very calm throughout the progression of his soliloquy and often does not seem to be considering suicide. Many Hamlets, including Branagh, come to the conclusion that suicide is not an option during the speech but Gibson’s Hamlet seems to begin with this idea already in his head. This was a very unusual take on the scene
Bledsoe’s office after his eventful trip with Mr. Norton at the Golden Day. Unlike past encounters with Dr. Bledsoe’s office, the narrator suddenly becomes aware of the old heavy furnishings of the room (Ellison 137). The narrator is drawn to the photographs and plaques of past presidents, men with power who are “fixed like trophies or heraldic emblems upon the wall” (Ellison 137). The engagement with the office marks one of the narrator’s first experiences in a museum setting. Ellison’s influence and inspiration from art are an impetus that describes the narrator’s current culture and modern experience of art (Hall 777).
After Othello’s second meeting with Iago he is fully convinced that Desdemona must die, falling for Iago’s trap he loses all sense of rationale. Othello’s jealousy gets the best of him and it only gets worse when he abandons the love he has for Desdemona and begins to prepare for her killing. He is fully responsible for trusting Iago, instead of questioning Iago and going to Desdemona for clarification; he believes Iago without any sufficient evidence. Othello believes Iago to be a honest, reliable source instead of trusting his wife. He admits to himself that Desdemona is unfaithful by taking Iago’s word by not taking into account his wife’s honesty, someone he supposedly loves and cherishes, but instead his psyche gradually disintegrates and leads him to murdering
As seen with the monster, he tries to integrate into society in hopes of getting people to accept him. During his hiding in his hovel, next to a family, he notices the old man of the house is blind. The monster believes that this is his chance to finally be accepted for who he is. After conversing with the old man, De Lacey, the rest of the family barges in to find the monster next to the old man fearing the worst. The monster seeks a friendship between the old man and the rest of the family.
However, the narrator grants him leniency and tolerates the defiance until he discovers that Bartleby had been living inside the office. Eventually, the police arrest him for vagrancy and send him to prison where he unfortunately dies, shocking the narrator.
The servant loved the old man but could not take his eye, so one day he decided that he would kill the old man. For seven days just at midnight the servant would take an hour to creep in and shin a thin ray of light on the old man’s eye. Then on the 8th night the old man woke up and was frightened by the light, but the servant stood completely still and when he thought that old man went back to sleep the servant suffocated him with the sheet. Once dead the servant chopped up the old man and placed him under the floor boards. The next morning a neighbor had complained about a scream and the police showed up.
From this quote readers identify the change in mood of the story. As a reader, one is aware of the progress Brent is making from the Children’s hospital to the rehabilitation center. Brent believes that when he set himself on fire, that it was a big mistake and that this action has changed his life for the worse. Brent doesn’t have any suicidal thoughts anymore, and doesn’t self-harm anymore. However, when readers learn that Brent keeps a knife under his bed and keeps a paper under his bed that says “Death”, readers are surprised to learn that Brent is falling back into his bad habits.
The sight of Gregor moving and talking frightens his mother causing her to spill coffee on the rug. His father tries to shove the insect into his bedroom with the manager’s cane that he left behind and a newspaper. The door is not open all the way and Gregor is slammed into the door, letting bug guts ooze all over the door. His father gives him one last push and slams the door behind
The reader is introduced to Ethan Frome by the narrator, who describes him as the ruin of a man. That he has a careless powerful look, with something bleak and unapproachable in his face. His stiff and grizzled look, aging him beyond his fifty-two years. Ethan treks out to the post office every day, even if it’s to pick up a copy of the Bettsbridge Eagle. The picture the narrator 's paints for the reader is that Ethan is unhappy, but has given up on changing his life displayed by the cat that he is stuck in a routine.
“That was where the pain came from. That where all the hurt came from, but he will kill them all, he would-” (Stephen King Dust Jacket.) Cujo is a novel about a dog that contracts rabies from a bat-which causes him to massacre innocent people. Cujo makes a statement about people or the world because of how real the situation actually is, when it comes to pets, broken cars, and relationships. The story is about the Trenton family, Vic, Donna, and their six year old son Tad, who go to get their car repaired.
I fully acknowledge what Remarque is showing his readers about how war is a fast and terrible way for young men to be completely changed, scarred, and grieving for the rest of their lives. Paul especially, was dramatically changed after seeing Kemmerich, Kat, Albert, Muller, and Tjaden suffer so dramatically. The scene in the novel where he first goes back home to see his family, brought out the way they can no longer adapt to such peaceful and safe conditions. Paul was so anxious, and felt as an outsider because of how peaceful it was at home, he did not know how to react, neither did he know what to do. His condition was so serious that he was basically depressed at the place where he should have been happiest.