John Martin was able to create some of the most dramatic landscape paintings on a canvas, “The Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum” is one of his most renowned paintings of the apocalypse series he created. His use of imagery with nature offers the interpretation to the audience, allowing many ideas to come about from the ocean to the sky and everything in between. Thick rolling clouds of ash and fire engulfed the sky, while streamers of lightning flash through the crevices of the molten looking sky, lava spurts into the atmosphere illuminating the darkness that slowly began swallowing the city of Pompeii. Turbulent waves started forming and began rocking the tattered ships and began moving onward towards Pompeii and Herculaneum. Terrified faces and body language of the those awaiting the clouds of death and chaos to cover them and showered the scene with grief.
Shapeless trees next to the lake transform into tall and slender pines. The highly anticipated clap of thunder booms across the small lake. The light in the cabin flips on, and fails to illuminate the blackness beyond the cloth curtain caked with years of cigarette smoke. The reflection of the lights across the lake flutter as the wind howls and generates waves. The rain beats down, soaking the ground, and a thin stream flows between the wooden floor and the opposing cabin.
Dante chose these three sinners to demonstrate contrapasso . Moreover , Circle 9 is the greatest level of hell and betrayal is by far the worst sin anyone could commit. These sinners are being chewed on by Satan himself for eternity. The way the sinners are being is brutal and circle 9 is a dreadful place to be. This place is the furthest removed from any source of all light.
In Shakespeare's play, Macbeth, blood is more than just what keeps all of the characters alive, it symbolizes guilt and eventually regret. Macbeth is one of these victims of guilt. His evil heart is pumping all of the regret and guilt through his veins and making him miserable. Three quotes that illustrate the power between blood and guilt are “act II, scene ii lines 60-66”, “act III scene iv lines 122-140”, and “ act V scene i lines 31-36”. “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand?
“The world to-day is sick to its thin blood for lack of elemental things, for fire before the hands, for water welling from the earth, for air, for the dear earth itself underfoot. In my world of beach and dunes these elemental presences lived and had their being, and under their arch there moved an incomparable pageant of nature and the year” (Beston). From the passage above, it seemed clear what Beston thought after his war experiences. It seemed clear what he thought of the world insofar as we, humanity, had marked it; in the same way that the terrible things he and men
The most potent emotional argument that Crumb creates is in the last image of his comic strip. This image not only embodies the damage our pollution has caused but also the complete urbanization of the piece of world that used to be abundant with life other than humans. This image is also captioned with a singular question, “what next?”. In this manner, this image reeks with the stench of improvement and contains an emotional argument against the calamity of modern innovation: It is inherently emotional because it takes the pride and joy of humanity and debunks it for what it truly has become: a conquest of woe. On the whole, “A Short History of America” uses emotional appeals to further the argument of destructive progress and it is accomplished through the visuals and audio in the short video.
Mary Shelly uses vivid detail in this scene to describe the creature appearance. She makes him seem like the most hideous thing ever seen by human eyes. She describes it as “I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard, and a convulsive motion agitated its limbs”(Shelly pg.79). She makes the reader feel bad for Victor because the reader knows he works hard on the creature. However, know reader should feel remorse for Victor leaves his creature.
“The Great Wave,” Katsushika Hokusai’s woodblock print dates to the early 1830s. Hokusai was a 19th- century Japanese artist, print maker, and painter from the Edo period. This woodblock print may be known as the most famous artwork in Japanese history. When this print was issued Japan’s contact with the outside world was strictly regulated. Japan was following a policy of isolationism keeping their ports closed.
In Dante’s Inferno it also says, “The sinner is the middle, whose feet are sticking out of Lucifer’s mouth, is the worst human sinner of all time: Judas, who betrayed the Son of God… The other two sinners, whose top halves are sticking out of Lucifer’s mouth, are Cassius and Brutus,” (34).This shows who the three biggest sinners were and shows how the punishment is way tougher for them. Since Lucifer flaps his wings eternally and has three faces, Judas, Brutus and Cassius are placed in Satan’s mouth to be chewed on eternally. Dante feels that he has also been betrayed by these sinners so that is the way in which he has those three sinners punished eternally in hell. Dante feels that they should spend an eternity in hell due to the fact that he has been betrayed . Him being betrayed makes it the biggest punishment as where it fits contrapasso.
Whatever my hands have touched has come to nothing. Fate has brought all my pride to a thought of dust”(Sophocles 1.5 142-146). Creon’s destruction resulted because of his misdeeds in having too much pride. His pride and his personal instability were the worst combination of possible qualities he could have. Creon’s past sins have built up and eventually burst and gave this man the worst punishment of all the characters in the play.