The story continues with an event that is unfortunately far more terrible and unexpected than the previous events. The narrator allows his increasing anger towards the second black cat to lead him to killing his wife. His temper and hatred that began with the second black cat eventually ended up impacted him and his wife. The narrator states, “I withdrew my arm from her grasp and buried the axe in her brain. She fell dead upon the spot, without a groan” (Poe 5).
Not only is this murder different in terms of reasoning, but the consequence itself proved to be a complete backfire as Macduff, fueled with rage, returns to England to end Macbeth’s life. Following the metaphorical trail of blood, each murder presents a new and more developed stage of dementia. “The castle of Macduff I will surprise, / Seize upon Fife; give to the edge o’ the sword / His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls / That trace him in his line. No boasting like a fool; / This deed I’ll do before this purpose cool (IV, i, 150-154).
The Tell-Tale Heart Argumentative Paragraph In the story, “ The Tell-Tale Heart ,” Poe gives ideas which could prove that the narrator is criminally insane. The narrator could be named mad for some of his many actions and thoughts. The facts supporting this include: the defendant killed the old man over his “evil eye”, he brutally murdered the man and dismembered his body, he has to remind himself that he isn’t mad even though he committed murder, and states that he hears the dead man's heartbeat get louder and louder until he confesses murder. To begin with, the defendant kills the old man he lived with over his “evil” eye. He states that it gets to him, and drives him to eventually, after the 8th night, kill him.
Analytical Option 2: Holden’s Conversation with Sunny Holden Caulfield finds himself in many difficult situations in The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salligner, situations that a sixteen-year old normally wouldn't find themselves in. After Holden is kicked out of Pencey, he fend for himself in New York to keep the news from his parents. Holden rents a room at the Edmont Hotel for a few nights and encounters a man named Maurice, a pimp, in the elevator. At this time, Holden is “so depressed I can’t even think” (102), he says the decision is against all his “principles” (102), but in a state of loneliness, drunkenness, and teenage horniness, Holden agrees to purchase a prostitute for a quick “throw”. A woman named Sunny knocks on Holden’s door,
Elia Kazan a Greek-American director once said, “Whatever hysteria exists is inflamed by mystery, suspicion and secrecy” In The Crucible by Arthur Miller the town of Salem gets warped into a loop of lies and false accusations. A group of girls claim to be able to see spirits to avoid being called witches, and accuse others of being witches, starting a chain reaction. Now others accuse people of being witches in order to get rid of those they don‘t like, and so they be hanged. Hysteria and conformity cause an uproar of lies that kill innocent people in Salem.
When a person experiences a one thing enough time, eventually, they will become desensitize to it. People can become used to inhumane things such as death and murder if it is entrenched sufficiently into their lives. For instance, in “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, the tradition of a community brutally murders a member of their town due to an insensible tradition, when the victims challenge the morality of the ritual, the community shows no remorse including her victim husband, dehumanizing the
War’s outcome is fatalities of many people. This is typically due to conflict from two opposing parties, resulting in murders. In like manner, Boll weevil is murderous as he murders Cecil by stabbing him in the chest, due to the fact that Cecil does not give him the money that Cecil owes (108). It is apparent in this quote that Boll weevil is murderous: “Then without let up, there came a rush of lively blows followed by a loud scream, a heavy thud on the floor and a scurrying of feet towards the door” (106). This quote shows that Boll weevil is capable of shooting someone (Cecil), therefore making him murderous, similarily to war.
Mulisch’s novel The Assault delineates the lasting impact of trauma, and the darkness trauma accompanies, even in the presence of light. As a novel narrated during and after the Second World War, Mulisch highlights the traumatic effects one event can have on a whole nation. These effects are demonstrated through the protagonist Anton, who suffers the consequences of his family’s murder. Towards the end of the war, members of the anti-Nazi resistance ambush a Nazi police inspector in front of Anton’s house. In revenge, the Nazis burn Anton’s house, killing his entire family.
The Crucible Essay: Nicholas Foreman Imagine, you’re mother, sister, brother, father, being arrested and hauled to jail for absolutely nothing, and getting sentenced to death. Crazy, right? Well this was the harsh reality many people faced during the times of the Salem Witch Trials. The Crucible Is a historic fiction novel based on the events of these Trials.
As people later find out Carmilla’s true identity as Mircalla and as a vampire, they are disgusted and they revolt against her. People open up her grave to destroy her because she is viewed as a monster in their society: “The body, therefore, in accordance with the ancient practice, was raised, and a sharp stake driven through the heart of the vampire, who uttered a piercing shriek at the moment, in all respects such as might escape from a living person in the last agony” (Le Fanu 96). The execution of Carmilla is stressed upon because it results in how it is thought that
In “The Black Cat” Poe writes, “Goaded, by the interference, into a rage more than demoniacal, I withdrew my arm from her grasp and buried the axe in her brain,” when talking about the savage murder of the wife. This narrative is cringe worthy because it would be absolutely excruciating to have an axe driven into one’s skull. Edgar Allan Poe details the nasty specifics of the torture and murder of Fortunato in “The Cask of Amontillado” when Montresor chains Fortunato in the chamber filled with niter and walls up the entrance, torturing and leaving Fortunato to die from whatever lethal element can stop his heart first. . This is brutal because Montresor says, “I heard the furious vibration of the chain. The noise lasted for several minutes, during which, that I might harken to it with the ore satisfaction.
Crime and Punishment exposes us to a character who is engrossed by his dueling personalities. Raskolnikov, throughout the novel, is shown as one of two people; a sensitive, caring, and compassionate person, or a dark and indifferent psychopath. His “dark side” is what leads to committing the murders of Alyona Ivanova and her sister. The personality battle presented in Raskolnikov after the murders show that it creates an inner conflict. This inner conflict grows and grows, becoming worse and worse until it drives him insane with guilt and forces him to confess to his act.
Case Briefs: Case: State v. Marshall, 179 S.E. 427 (N.C. 1935). Opinion by: Stacy C.J. Facts: A homicide occurred at the defendant’s filling station. At the filling station the deceased was previously drinking and was sweet talking the defendant’s wife in a whispering conversation. The deceased was asked to leave the building, yet the defendant order him more than once.