In his short story, “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Edgar Allen Poe uses foreshadowing to show how Roderick is sad to let go of Madeline. A quote showing this is: The disease which had thus entombed the lady in the maturity of her youth, had left, as usual in all maladies of a strictly cataleptical character, the mockery of a faint blush upon the bosom and the face, and that suspiciously lingering smile upon the lip which is so terrible in death. We replaced and screwed down the lid, and, having secured the door of iron, made our way, with toil, into the scarcely less gloomy apartments of the upper portion of the house (Poe 403). This quote shows the negative aspects of society because Roderick is so attached to Madeline that he doesn’t want to bury her. Roderick’s isolation from society has given him little interaction with humans.
Inhyeok (Daniel) Lee Mr. Soldi CP English III October 17, 2014 Bloodthirsty Revenge portrayed through Roger Chillingworth In his novel Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne utilizes several allegories throughout the story. Allegory is a literary technique that Hawthorne uses to connect the characters with symbolic presences. It gradually builds up the tension between characters, and also arouses curiosity of readers. Furthermore, allegory strongly reveals the defect of the Puritan society and imperfection of all human beings by exposing abysmal agonies of each allegorical character coming from their intrinsic limits. Roger Chillingworth, the husband of Hester Prynne, is a good example of an allegorical character that shows the corruption
Little did they know, Proctor had a secret life which is simply the beginning of his selfish demonstrations of his own morality. Proctor demonstrates his selfish behavior through his passion-based affair, withholding the truth his mistress bestowed upon him, and also when he choose to tear apart his confession which allowed him to remain alive to tend to his children. First thing first, in act one, scene three, the writer of The Crucible, Arthur Miller, introduces the affair between Proctor and his former house servant, Abigail Williams. Paraphrasing Proctor's own words, the affair was designed of only passion and lust (…). Proctor himself simply stated that the affair had nothing to do with love.
“This won’t hurt me more then it will hurt you!” Why must people possess the undying urge to sacrifice someone else's life to satisfy there own selfish desires?Why must lust,jealousy and greed all lead to death?Looking back into the Salem witch crafts of 1962, there are three characters in particular that showed the most vengeful tendencies of them all.Arthur Miller timeless classic,“The Crucible”demonstrates the fight between good, and evil by showing traits of human conditions that each, and every generation is cursed to obtain. The most obvious character that showed the most hateful intentions right from the start was Ms Abigail Williams.There are many things our sweet Abby does to show her vengeful,and lustful qualities.She actually attempts to kill Goody Proctor by drinking chicken blood,because she longed for her husband!On top of that,she also has growing hate for Elizabeth for firing her.At the same time she also does many other sico things like,scaring the girls into following her,by saying”I have seen some reddish work done at night”(act 1).It is important to realise she mentions the things from her past to reassure the girls she wouldn't hesitate to bring a pointy reckoning upon them. Alongside that Ann Putnam's vengeful,and jealous tendencies causes
For example, in the book it states, “You’re all crazy,” I tried to yell, but it came out a moan. I bellowed for my mother” (Gardner 27). Therefore, before Grendel dies, he says those last words to put a curse on the people for being so evil. In continuation, another example of a time Grendel notice
In the short story, “Masque of the Red Death”, Edgar Allen Poe manipulates timeless imagery, forcible diction, and archaic allusions to engross the reader in a power-avid war between Prince Prospero’s court and the indigenous presence of death. The court seeks to outsmart death by hiding away, only to find out death draws nearer by every tick of the ebony clock. Poe handles imagery in a manner that illustrates the cowardice towards death in the minds of Prospero’s court, which in turn, causes them to be semi-ignorant to the alfresco of Europe. The story reads, “When his dominions were half depopulated, he summoned to his presence a thousand hale and light-hearted friends from among the knights and dames of his court, and with these retired to the deep seclusion of one of his castellated abbeys” (pg.3). This first creates an active image of a dying kingdom, then the image shows a prince turning his back on the helpless citizens of his rule so that he and his most dear nobles may have the chance at eluding death.
He also underlines that people have personal motives to accuse other because of their biases. Another example of this is in act III, when Proctor confesses to his act of adultery in order to save his wife from death, “God help me, I lusted and there is a promise in such sweat...My wife is innocent” (102). Proctor is attempting to accuse Abigail of faking all the accusations and affiliations with the devil because he knows that Abigail longs to remove Elizabeth from his life. His admission of adultery conveys his feelings of guilt and extreme love towards his wife Elizabeth. Proctor exudes ethics even when it damages his own
In his article, “Mamet’s Oleanna in Context: Performance, Personal, Pedagogy,” (2005) Lee Papa asserts that the violent end of the last act makes “a phallocentric revenge fantasy” of Mamet’s play; “The increasing violation of Carol’s personal space by John—the comforting arm, the blocked exit, the beating—perhaps makes the play turn all-too-possibly into a phallocentric revenge fantasy by the end: The male defends wife, home, and life against the forces mounted against him” (p. 222). Whether it is phallocentric or not, Carol describes her struggle with her teacher as pornographic. Thus, sexuality and desire are aspects of Professor John’s character. Needless to say, Mamet’s professor is another example of the negative image of the professor on stage. Mamet’s Professor John is criticized severely by many critics who take John’s negative professorship very seriously that they criticize him as if he is a real professor who did harass his female student in reality.
Hamlet and His War Against Corruption, The Endless Battle of Humankind Corruption plays a vital role in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. For example, there are many references to a growing sickness such as the appearance of King Hamlet’s ghost, the ailment of time, and Hamlet’s view of Claudius and Gertrude’s incestual relationship. The source of this corruption is Claudius, King Hamlet, and even Hamlet. At the surface Hamlet has a unique and commendable characteristic to resist corruption and disease; however, due to Hamlet’s intent to commit revenge for his father, the play suggests that corruption is an inevitable consequence of human existence that we cannot avoid in the real world. In the first scene, the characters Barnardo, Marcellus,