I think they were imaging it because it never describes the person in the story. It just says a masked figure. “And now was acknowledged the presence of the Red Death. He had come like a thief in the night.” I think the people in these stories both feel guilty, that’s why they are imagining stuff. The narrator from “The Tell-Tale Heart” felt guilty from killing the old man and the people from the Prince’s country probably felt guilty because they tried to get away from the disease and left everyone else out in the
Another theory is that he was too depressed to live, and drank himself to death. The lack of suicide note nearly disproves this, however. The darkest, and worst of these theories, is that Poe was murdered. Kidnapped by the brothers of his soon to be wife, and beaten to death because they disapproved of him as a spouse for their little sister. Whatever be the case, Poe’s death is still a mystery, only fitting for the one who invented the idea of the murder mystery
I wouldn’t touch you with a thirty-nine and a half foot pole.” relates a lot to the feelings the three Baudelaire children have for Count Olaf. They despise him because of the cruel things he did to them. For example, when he killed Uncle Monty and framed it on the snakes, or when he tried to steal their fortune by making Violet marry him, luckily he failed. Also, that stanza relates to how he was planning on murdering the three children after he stole their
¨He hit me again and again...¨(Lee, 241) Those words of Mayella Ewell helped put Tom Robinson, an innocent man, in jail. Mayella Ewell is a member of the Ewells, the “scum” of Maycomb County, who live in the town dump and depend on food stamps and illegal trapping to survive. Mayella is a liar who won’t admit her wrongs and is willing to put someone who did nothing wrong in jail just so she won 't get in trouble with her father. She also lies to cover up a secret she has, so the people in Maycomb will not know the truth about her. Because of this, she is on the lowest level of Kohlberg 's Stages of Moral Development.
The deaths of the star crossed lovers is mostly due to people not thinking about their actions causing rivalries between the families if the feud wasn't there then there love would be accepted. Lord Capulet is at fault for Romeo and Juliet's deaths. He continues the feud between the Capulets and Montagues, this was the biggest factor of Romeo and Juliet's tragic deaths. The feud caused Romeo and Juliet to have a forbidden love, if they were aloud to love each other they wouldn’t of have to keep their love a secret and try to of run away together. Capulet moves up Paris and Juliet's wedding, by doing this Juliet and Friar Laurence's plan is moved
That’s the only thing I’d really like to be” (Salinger 224-225). When Holden said this and mentioned “everybody” he meant the little kids, the new generation. The naive children that do not know what the world really has in store for them. After Holden had to bear the death of his brother Allie and his friend James, his world went dark as we know it. He took the wrong path and made bad decisions such as involving himself with prostitutes, consuming alcohol illegally, and ultimately leaving his family because of being kicked out of his prestigious school.
Beatty's motives were to protect himself from higher power, revealing that people will do almost anything to protect themselves or people they love. In the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, after driving to Montag’s house, Beatty asked him to burn it down. Some would say that this was Beatty’s challenging Montag or that Beatty was doing right and protecting himself. However if Beatty had not taken the calls and burned Montag's home down he would have had consequences for disobeying the rules. The government in the book had been brainwashing their citizens into believing books were bad for society and were constantly distracting them.
The boys in the Butt Room question Gene about what happened to Finny. Instead of owning up to his mistake, he lies, again. He tries to joke around in order to diffuse the tension and says “I stole all his money” and “blackmailed his parents” (45). He attempts to tell the truth, but mentally notes that he could “never” admit it (45). Again, he misses his chance.
In act four of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" Macbeth murders most of a noble man's family out of impulse and paranoia. He suspected said nobleman of plotting against him, and much like the murder of his friend Banquo, he killed him before he got the chance. But this murder is not like the ones before it, this one is much more sinister. The man Macbeth suspected, Maduff, was suspect because he refused to show up to any events that Macbeth attended, and when Macbeth went to ask the witches they warned him Macduff was to be cautioned. This time Macbeth decides right away that Macduff must go.
This makes Othello believe something ingenuine is happening between Cassio and his wife. This is a lie that Iago is fabricating, since Cassio only wants Desdemona’s help to get his position back with Othello. Additionally, Iago has made Othello so mad with conspiracies, that his mind has fallen ill. IAGO - My lord is fall'n into an epilepsy. This is his second fit. He had one yesterday.