The theme is made clear in this story from opening line. “The thousand injures of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge”(739). Montresor and Fortunato have a lengthy history, then an insult that goes too far enrages Montresor and he vows revenge. Montresor states, “I must not only punish, but punish with impunity” (739), implying that his revenge must be permanent, well thought out and Fortunato must feel the wrath from
Also, due to past disastrous event, specifically when Oedipus killed his father and married his mother, it had angered the gods and cursed the Oedipus’ family. This is evident in the following quote: “Where once the anger of heaven has struck, that house is shaken” (Sophocles, pg.215). It can also reference the gods have the ability to cause great trouble to a person or family. Furthermore, this stanza, once again, implies that the gods will take revenge and bring hardship to the Oedipus’ family members. Especially may be referring to the fate of the Oedipus’ children, foreshadowing a curse that will continue to haunt Antigone.
Torture then at that time was used to punish a person for his or her crimes, intimidate them and the group to which he or she belongs, gather information, and/or obtain a confession. During the Elizabethan era, treason was considered as the worst crime a person could ever commit. There were many torcherous forms of punishment in the Elizabethan era that ranged from burning, or stretching, hanging, to suffocating a person accused of a crime. One popular form of punishment during the 16th
In the very depths of Hell in the center of the earth the holy number is still present, in the bottomless pit of circle nine Satan locked up as a prisoner. Satan, as depicted by Dante, has three heads and in each mouth is forever tearing apart those that Dante presents as the worst to have lived. There is a sinner for each mouth, those that sinned against the things Dante holds most dear. Judas is the middle, for betraying Jesus, Brutus and Cassius on either side for plotting to kill Caesar; those that sinned against the pillars of Christianity and Rome. Circle Seven Round three, the desert is split into three parts.
The pain and suffering that the prisoners were enduring are shown using flames and fire. The conditions of the Holocaust and the scare tactics that the Nazis used are usually involving flames because flames on Earth symbolize the flames of Hell and how torturous it is. Flames as shown by Wiesel in the memoir, show Hell on Earth and how Hell can really come to Earth with the evil of other people. As expressed, the flames and events of the Holocaust can relate to the flames of Hell and what is believed to go on in Hell because of their many
The first being unjust, cruel, bloody, and tyrannical warfare. The other after having slain all those who might yearn toward or suspire after or think of freedom, or consider escaping from the torments that they are made to suffer,...” (2 Bartolomee De Las Casas). This ideal displays the fact that England’s Christianity defense is unjust; killing people to steal their money and taking away their freedom is unlawful and
Achilleus attains kleos through his violent acts towards the last books of The Iliad. Because The Iliad takes place during the Trojan war, there are several scenes of blood and gore. After Patroklos’s death Achilleus becomes consumed with vengeance and, “is motivated by bloodlust, an appetite that powerfully underscores his άριοτείαι” (Neal 31). Achilleus’s anger incites his ruthless slaughter of several Trojans: Achilleus, gathering the fury upon him, sprang on the Trojans with a ghastly cry, and the first of them he killed was Iphiton...Great Achilleus struck him with the spear...in the middle of the head, and all the head broke into two pieces...Next, after him, facing Demoleon..., Achilleus stabbed him in the temple through the brazen sides of the helmet. And...the bronze spearhead driven on through smashed the bone apart, and the inward brain was all spattered forth.
Condemned In Dante’s Inferno, we are guided through the nine appalling rings of hell. As we make our way through, we see many fallen heroes and heroines from Greek and Roman mythology. In the second ring of hell, we are escorted to the famous lovers, Cleopatra and Antony, Francesca and Paulo, and Helen and Paris. Through the Inferno, we understand the crimes and retributive justice of those condemned in eternal suffering and question if the punishments are appropriate. In the ravines of hell many people are punished; adulterers, suicides, and others who were not grateful for their lives on earth.
The haunting of the ghost is a representation of Macbeth’s guilt haunting him, reminding him that once you take a person’s life, their blood will forever be on your hands and you will never be able to forget about it. Blood continuously links the theme of guilt to sin. And, it displays how the characters react to and are affected by ‘bloody’ events. Blood plays a major aspect in all parts of the play. It affects all of the main themes of betrayal, death, guilt and pain.
The real crimes are the ones where you get to know your victim, ones with malicious intent towards a certain person and no matter what you do you will stop at nothing to debase that person's life. Crimes that take planning and deceit are what will land you deep deep down into the chasms of the underworld. As Dante and Virgil descend into the eighth ring of hell, it is noticed that this ring is peculiarly large in comparison to the previous circles, “There is in hell a vast and sloping ground called Malebolge, a lost place of stone as black as the great cliff that seals it round”. (Alighieri 144) The Malebolge is, by it's Italian meaning, an evil pouch. The expanse of sinners in this ring was so large that Dante could only describe the segmented ring of hell as smaller rings where about half of the poem is spent.