Lastly, Nagaina was dangerous. She said while she went to kill Teddy, “If you move I strike, If you don’t move, I strike.” This proves that Nagaina was cruel and she knew it. She also plotted with Nag to take Rikki’s life. That didn’t work out so well for Nag, or Nagaina really!
It is used to present the theme of the novel and it is a tangible source of evil from Jack’s tribe. Golding's description of the slaughtered animal's head on a spear is very graphic and even frightening. The pig's head is depicted as "dim-eyed, grinning faintly, blood blackening between the teeth," and the "obscene thing" is covered with a "black blob of flies" that "tickled under his nostrils" (137, 138). As a result of this detailed, striking image, the reader becomes aware of the great evil and darkness represented by the Lord of the Flies, and when Simon begins to converse with the seemingly inanimate, devil-like object, the source of that wickedness is revealed. Even though the conversation may be entirely a hallucination, Simon learns that the beast, which has long since frightened the other boys on the island, is not an external force.
That is why snakes are commonly an emblem of immorality in Western culture. But de facto snakes also have their positive implications, such as healing and eternity for the reason that humans can produce marvellous medicine from their venom. They embody the spirit of rebellion and wisdom as well. That is because in ancient times they were believed to have enigmatic might, which bringss miracles into reality.
The punished “lie supine” as “the tears that they shed knot instantly in their eye-sockets.” Their physical position exhibits their vulnerability. The knotting, or freezing, of their tears illustrates their pain and suffering of being in Hell, and is an example to the non-sinners of what might happen to them. In a similar manner, Tolkien describes the “dead faces in the water” as “grim faces and evil, noble faces and sad.” They too are rotting away and suffering in the water.
She tends to arouse controversy. Firstly, Patient Griselda represents other women as the weak and really hopeless creatures who do not have any rights and are totally dependent on the men. Without men's instructions and help they are not able to do some particular activities. It means that wives should be fully submissive to their husbands who do not show any respect for them. That is why, the acts of Griselda seem to be absurd.
“Cold and deadly as steel” were the words used to describe Kino at the climax of The Pearl by John Steinbeck (87). However, in the beginning of the story, Kino, the protagonist, is a regular man who is amazingly in touch with nature and his surroundings. John Steinbeck’s The Pearl is a fictional novella. The novella follows the family of a poor diver named Kino.
Poe cleverly uses foreshadowing to contribute to his menacing tragedy. Poe delivers countless hints that provide readers the ability to predict what will happen next. Montresor is disconcerted that Fortunato imposes so much pain on Montresor’s life, but justice has not been served. In the short story, Montresor conveys his coat of arms and his family motto, “‘the foot crushes a serpent rampant whose fangs are imbedded in the heel… Nemo me impune lacessit’”
169-171). This scene occurs after Romeo drinks poison and kills himself when Juliet wakes up and sees this she decides to kill herself. In the Elizabethan times, women were considered the weaker gender. When Juliet stabs herself with Romeo knife she created situational irony as stabbing yourself with a dagger is considered a very painful death. While taking poison, which is what Romeo did, is less painful than stabbing yourself.
It symbolizes the horrible violence and deeds executed by Macbeth that Lady Macbeth is suffering from. Throughout Macbeth, the symbol of the supernatural plays an important role to the development of the plot. At the end of the sleepwalking scene the doctor says, "Foul whisp'rings are abroad. Unnatural deeds Do breed unnatural troubles" (V. i. 49-50).
Odysseus is very vengeful in this situation. He showed no mercy towards them and killed all the suitors. Odysseus is different from other heroes. Well known heroes do not kill people with no sympathy or mercy. So is Odysseus really a hero?
Truman Capote wrote the nonfiction novel In Cold Blood with the accounts from the murderers and investigators of the Clutter family. As Capote grew up, he found himself neglected by his mother and father. Because his mother and father often neglected him, he spent much of his young life with his mother’s relatives. While Capote was young, his mother often made fun of him for being “different” than other children. Although Capote faced many hardships throughout his early life, he was able to overcome them and attain a successful writing career.
Women were not respected and often thought of sex objects that are there to make great men fall; this becomes very evident in the literature written during this time. In Beowulf, Grendel’s mother a monster, who is given the qualities of a women and represents women who are not submissive to their husbands. “Grendel’s mother, monstrous hell bride, brooded on her wrongs. ”(Beowulf, page 56, lines 58, 59).
The development of characters that Achebe Chinua (Things Fall Apart) and William Shakespeare (Othello) had done in their own stories are phenomenal. (SNT) Othello and Okonkwo’s Tragic flaws Okonkwo 's flaw is that of pride, being incredibly proud of his heritage and his refusal of allowing an alien community and its religion infiltrate daily life (Douglas, 107). Othello 's major flaw is his jealousy.
Upon first reading this play, emotions of anger, disappointment, and relief swirled to the surface. The fact that Medea was to escape without any consequences angered me so much, but as I thought about it more, my emotions began to shift. It wasn’t as if Medea murdering her children was something she wanted to do. She had to have gone through so much to push her to that point. How can I better justify her actions and relate it to a 21st century audience?