Have you ever wondered about living forever? Do you think it is possible to live forever?Has someone told you they can live forever?That’s where this story starts.
Noted for her prominence in a number of Colorado’s climbing associations, Agnes Vaille was the first woman to successfully scale the east face of Longs Peak, which ultimately cost her her life. In James Pickering’s section of Western Voices: 125 Years of Colorado Writing, titled “Tragedy on Longs Peak: Walter Kiener’s Own Story,” the tragedy of Agnes Vaille is recounted by her climbing companion Walter Kiener, who had imparted the story to Charles Hewes. Kiener’s tale reminisces the harrowing nature of Vaille’s death on Longs Peak and the struggle to retrieve her frozen body, which resulted in the death of Herbert Sortland, the caretaker at the Longs Peak Inn. However traumatic this story, Hewes had chosen not to include it in his autobiographical journal that was published six years after her death. Detailed in Pickering’s report is the recovery of Kiener’s story, the nature of Vaille’s death, and who was responsible for Vaille and Sortland’s deaths, as well as the controversies surrounding each issue.
Edith Wharton, an American writer, is an influential writer who has impacted our society and the culture of writing. Wharton lived seventy-five years; born in New York and soon raised, settled, and passed away in France. Born as Edith Jones, Wharton was born to a well-off family in which she received an outstanding education. By age sixteen, she had managed to (privately) print a collection of her poems. At age 23, her had experienced the death of her father and a couple failed romantic interests; to avoid late marriage, Edith Jones married Edward Wharton. After her marriage with Edward Wharton, Edith Wharton became a much more focused writer. Wharton began writing poems and short stories for magazine companies such as, Harper’s,
In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the town of Salem is afflicted with hysteria, intolerance, and accusations that lead to death. According to philosopher Aristotle, a tragic hero possesses a tragic flaw, excessive pride, and an inevitable downfall. Protagonist John Proctor illustrates a tragic hero because he is presented as happy, powerful, and privileged, which later leads him to suffer because of his own actions.
Why does gothic horror even matter in literature? Gothic horror can create numerous ideas found within a novel more interesting or suspenseful about what will happen next. These stories use different characteristics to create a gothic atmosphere in the story. During the Victorian era, the idea of gothic literature grew in popularity. It is influenced by countless ideas, including religious themes around this time period, and usually reflects on the characteristics of the people living in the Victorian era. For example, a large number of people would like to be surrounded in a world containing plenty of mystery and suspense. Then again, a supernatural force can show what someone might or might not want to become. On top of that, a doppelganger in gothic literature definitely represents who the reader should avoid being. As a result, gothic horror is important to a reader because of how it can connect to their lives in a certain way. In the novel Dracula, author Bram Stoker focuses on multiple elements of gothic horror which apply to several of the characters in the novel and can compare to contemporary works that have gothic elements, as well.
The Crucible is a depiction of the hardships from the Puritan lifestyle. The story brought out the true characteristics of Puritan believers, shadowed by the evils in the world. During the Salem Witch Trials people were hysterical due to their dealings with the devil. Betty Parris, Abigail Williams, and Mercy Lewis started the accusations that would lead to the end of innocent men and women including John Proctor. John, the protagonist of the story, had his faults like any other person, battling them until the end of his time on Earth. His character was portrayed magnificently through his pride, free will, nobility, and his death in the bitter end, thus labeling him a tragic hero.
In Howell’s article, “Jean Toomer’s Hamlet: A Note on “Cane””, he explains that Jean Toomer’s definition of a man (a nerve of the cosmos, dislocated trying to quiver into place) is reflected in Cane. Howell claims that Cane “suggests the desultory character of Toomer’s career it suffers from a proliferation of interests” (70). Howell introduces a brief overview of Cane, but his overall focus is Ralph Kabnis.
At last, a tragic hero realized his bad and try to fix that into right way. In the book “the crucible” John Proctor said to lawyer and judgement that “Tell them I confessed myself: say Proctor broke his knees and wept like a woman:say what you will, but my name cannot-”(p62). It reflects that he is trying to be honest, and also trying to be a good father to his child and husband to Elizabeth. This is because, if he confess and avoid death, his child cannot inherited anything and Elizabeth lived with suffer because her husband is a witch. But, Proctor doesn’t confess that he is witch, and be honest to his child and wife. Through this, we can guess that he recognizes his wrong and tries to fix the thing that he massed into right way.
The Crucible by Arthur Miller took place in Salem, Massachusetts of the year 1692, a series of witchcraft trials began which created chaos within the community. Abigail and her followers began the rumors of witchcraft leading to her uncle, Reverend Paris, to defend her. Which he then gained trust from Danforth who was the head of the judges. Reverend Paris has multiple altercations with John Proctor and Giles Corey, both farmers. Samuel Paris shows himself to be a naive, vain and religious man throughout the play as the accused were being executed.
Ray Bradbury was an American fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery fiction author, but isn’t with us anymore. He was amazing and really unique. He used to think out of the box for each of his short stories. His most popular book was “The Fahrenheit 451”. He expresses his self throughout his stories with his thoughts and creativity. Two examples of his short stories are “The Lake” and “The Emissary”. These stories have meaningful themes that are similar but expressed differently, and Bradbury uses the theme to teach us something about life that we might know.
Is John Proctor the man who has it all figured out? No John may seem like he is the man that is figured out, but when dug deeper that is not the case. Proctor in the book The Crucible plays the tragic hero, an honest, upright, and blunt speaker, he is a good man, but has a secret. Proctor shows him finding self-discoveries about himself, like how much he loves his wife, self-respect, and peace with himself.
In The Crucible, John Proctor’s tragic flaw-his considerable amount of dignity-drove him to his ruinous death, establishing him as the tragic hero.
Like most good works of literature, the Crucible contains a tragic hero; the tragic hero is John Proctor. While most people think very highly of Procter, he holds a secret, a major flaw, that will lead to his death. John Proctor is considered a tragic hero because of his good reputation turing bad because of his tragic flaw, hubris; this flaw will lead to his downfall, his death.
Do you know about authors of books you have read, do you really know their write style, do you really know details about them? Like Ray Bradbury, he writes science fiction so well. As Roald Dahl, he writes for kid, in his story, adult is always represent bad guy. And the fat character is always a kid, such a funny thing. But everyone is not same,although there is same place is same, same as them.
Stephen King, who is a famous author/ writer of his horror stories. Stephen King, born on September 21, 1947 in Portland. His merchant father, abandoned his family in 1950. Stephen, his brother, and his mother lived in Durham, Maine. In 1971, King married Tabitha Spruce, he had three children with Tabitha. Their names were, Naomi, Joseph, and Owen. After, college Stephen did not have good luck finding any teaching positions, in place of teaching, he worked in a Laundromat for sixty dollars a week. Now Stephen is a famous writer of horror stories. Stephen enjoys bowling, reading, jigsaw puzzles, even watching horror movies.