From the depths of the mirror, a corpse was contemplating me” (115). Elie is finally recognizing that he would be content with physical death because of his emotional detachment from the world. Veterans and survivors alike live through the suffering and are able to recount the events and how they reacted to the war as a whole. By being surrounded by violent suffering, emotional death eliminates the largest threat of not
Whereas, in The Cask of Amontillado, the reason behind the murder is revenge, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.” Additionally, Montressor’s jealousy is another reason because of which he murders Fortunato. The other difference noticed in the short stories, is that in both of the short stories the aftermath of the murder is different. In The Tell Tale Heart, in the near end of the story after the murder, the narrator feels very happy , and
The fictional town of Shyashyakook in David Duncan's novel, The Brothers K, cleverly portrays subjects such as culture, human instinct, and environment. Those three topics combined are used to enhance the theme of death and rebirth.Throughout the story one can find countless instances where a character has lost all hope and given up on their dreams, only to have their dreams resurrected and find their hope restored. When Duncan introduces the town, Shyashyakook, he describes a broken down place, once lovely and childishly innocence, that has become a place of full of hardship. But just like the human will, the people from this town continue to pick up their broken pieces and begin again. Including literary devices such as irony and sarcasm that boost the humanistic qualities that Shyashyakook possesses, one can discern that the town is a personification of a human overcoming the inescapable obstacles of life.
Truman Capote’s novel, In Cold Blood epitomizes the shifting sentiments related to the murder of the Clutter family which range from terror, to sorrow, to pride, and all mixed emotions in between. Yet through Capote’s particular descriptions about each character, the connection between their feelings and their actions become further clarified. In effect, the readers experience feelings of sympathy for the victims, their friends and family, the investigators, and even the brutal murders of the innocent family. In order to craft this association, Capote employs a pathos appeal to amplify the audience’s ability to sympathize with each and every character. He succeeds in creating these complex personalities that many can relate to by using a myriad of tones to illustrate every aspect of those engaged, such as their childhood, their family, or their emotions.
When death is thought of, we typically mourn. We fall into a state of understood social depression and usually give ourselves an allotted time to recover from our loss. Death is not normally viewed as beautiful. However in “The Death of a Toad,” Wilbur takes a brutal death a makes it simply beautiful. The use of vivid imagery and diction and organized syntax and structure provide a sense of beauty to one toad’s death.
I imply to write a meaningful essay, to share with the reader some of my thoughts and experiences of life with ALS, by means of the tracheotomy and ventilator. There are many emotions that describe the life of PALS (person/s with ALS: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), a.k.a. Lou Gehrig’s disease or MND (motor neuron disease). However so complex, it attacks every affected person I have known in a different way. Although with some symptomatic resemblances, the end result is the same, certain fatal outcome.
The use of first person point of view in “The Cask of Amontillado” allows readers to have direct insight to the thoughts and plans of Montresor. The start of the opening line in “The Cask of Amontillado” caused me to feel very brief sympathy for Montresor. Montresor claims to have suffered a thousand injuries from Fortunato, as a reader I sympathized for Montresor because he appeared to be a victim who was only determined to avenge himself. Rather quickly, my sympathy for Montresor faded as I realized he was preparing to act out maliciously. As a first person narrator, Montresor does a splendid job of trying to rally sympathy for himself.
In this story Nick is wounded, which makes another parallel with Hemingway, who was convalescing in hospital in Milan. Although the protagonist is injured physically, he is more damaged mentally – he has to struggle with emotional trauma and shell-shock which resulted in insomnia. Some interpretations of Nick Adams’ short stories put forward a thesis that the protagonist has much in common with the Fisher King from Arthurian Legends. The theme was firstly used by Jessie L. Weston in her From Ritual to Romance in 1920, and later on by T. S. Eliot in the poem Waste Land. The legend of the Fisher King describes him as wounded in legs or groin.
Ambrose Bierce’s “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” is overflowing with literary techniques that allow the reader to experience the fate in which the condemned man is about to sub come to. First, among the few techniques used, includes the element of foreshadowing that is present throughout the story which allows the reader to guess what will happen to the story’s main character and condemned man, Peyton Farquhar. Next, Bierce uses personifications and similes to appeal to our senses through images of scenery described around Peyton Farquhar and the feeling of death that envelops him. Towards the end of the story, Bierce incorporates a lot of irony that makes the reader think Peyton has not really escaped his inedible fate. Bierce uses these various techniques that permit him to effectively use the element of foreshadowing.
1.The title is significant because it explains the feeling towards death and a dead body or as used in the title, corpse. This is letting you know that there is a slight fascination with death. Death occurs throughout the entire book and is ultimately what the book is revolved around. The two main and vital characters in the book are extremely fascinated with death and the idea of being the reason someone dies and lies lifeless. The after math of killing someone leaves them with a lifeless corpse that they would describe as exquisite.