Since at the beginning, Poe has also stated that: “Blood was its avatar and its seal – the redness and the horror of blood. (…) The scarlet stains upon the body and especially upon the face of the victim, were the pest ban which shut him out from the aid and from the sympathy of his fellow-men.” The Red Death takes the form of a victim who could have already come into the castle along with the disease and colored signature mark to signify the resemblance of death and disease itself. So far Poe has used symbolism in "Masque of The Red Death" and showing readers how death comes at the end of every life cycle. Symbolism takes place in many forms like how the red death is the disease in the story, along with the bizarre masquerade, the clock of time, and the color of life. Not only does he describe these things in his story, but also foretells how even the wealthiest richest man such as Prince Prospero, cannot escape or outwit
The title “Wraith” brings attention to the thought of a ghostlike image being seen before death, with death being represented in this poem as “thin rain” (Millay, line 1). By repeating “thin rain” (1), it directs the reader’s attention to the rain, and suggests that it is a symbol for something bigger. This symbol is suggested in the poem by asking “Thin Rain, whom are you haunting” (1), which links rain to death, as death creeps up on a person and haunts
The gothic period in American history was full of dark themes that reflected the response that romanticism had on individualist literature. Instead of viewing individuals with hope, gothic’s looked at individuals with the potential of evil. This was the source of the macabre styles like fear, greed, and betrayal that came to define the gothic era. One of the defining authors of the era was Edgar Allan Poe who wrote the story Masque of the Red Death with many of the themes of the gothic era in mind. In particular, the story is primarily centered around death and our inability to escape it.
Symbolism and representation portray a variety of ideas and concepts using objects or characters. The Bloody dagger used in the Macbeth is a symbolic representation of the bloody journey which Macbeth is about to embark: the beginning of Macbeth’s moral demise. William Shakespeare continuously uses the metalanguage and especially symbolism and representation in Macbeth exemplifying the overall theme of murder. Consequently, During the Shakespearean era, kings were associated with sunset. The death or conquest was associated with sunset.
Opening Paragraph: By showing death has a human-like nature, Mark Zusak, the author of The Book Thief, exemplifies that death does, in fact, have a soul death feels for the people that he has to take to the afterlife. With World War II occurring in Europe, death tells the story of a life of a particular young girl who piques his interests in the midst of a chaotic time in history. Zusak shows author's style by using personification, symbolism, and foreshadowing of death in The Book Thief. By using personification, Zusak shows that death has human-like components and characteristics, he makes this a point when he writes “Even death has a heart” (Zusak 242). Death personified brings a new element to the story, it gives a new point of view on what happens after you pass on.
"All Quiet on the Western Front" is a war novel by Erich Maria Remarque that reveals the ways in which war is not glorious, and the ways in which destroys a soldier 's happiness, innocence, and youthfulness. In addition, it uses imagery and characterization to describe some of the hardships the soldiers face in the trenches and at the front. Likewise, "Suicide in the Trenches" is a poem by Siegfried Sassoon that glosses over these topics as well, in the form of a poem. While both Remarque 's "All Quiet on the Western Front" and Sassoon 's "Suicide in the Trenches" portray war as a destroyer of innocence and youthfulness, Remarque 's use of characterization to illustrate the theme is more effective than Sassoon 's use of imagery and word play, because it is more
Ophelia is widely known for her psychosis and eventual death in the Shakespeare play, “Hamlet”. Her character is referenced in many forms of artwork, particularly her death. Probably the most iconic painting of her demise is the painting, “Ophelia”, by John Everett Millais. The oil on canvas painting depicts Ophelia lying in the river surrounded the flowers she had been picking before she drowned. In this project, however instead of showing Ophelia’s corpse in the water, the painting depicts the water in her corpse.
In both the first and last lines of the poem we see the narrator moving forward on his journey. The idea of darkness is prevalent throughout the poem. From the darkness of the woods at the beginning and end, to the dark corners of the hospital where men are bleeding and dying. Whitman also uses cataloging in this poem to show the death and destruction that the narrator is seeing. One of the strongest points in this poem is the imagery used.
In her novel, "Sula," Toni Morrison addresses a wide range of topics. In any case, one of the subjects that truly snatched my consideration was the topic of death. The demeanor of the characters and the group toward death is extremely surprising and existential. Passing imprints the end of the life of a man. In, "Sula," this can happen through disorder or mischances.
Therefore, by alluding to the plague of Athens, Sophocles indirectly alludes to the devastating effects of the Peloponnesian War on both the Athenians and the Spartans. These effects of the plague, or more indirectly the effects of whole war, are conveyed by Sophocles through his use of germane words and phrases including: “smoke of burning incense” (4), “wailing for the dead” (5), “future in ashes” (27), “red waves of death” (30), “slashing…raging...vengeance...devastation” (35-36), and “death luxuriates in the raw” (36). Therefore, the Peloponnesian War and the plague of the Athens are both historical context that influenced the play’s