That makes readers feel bad for Derek, and gets them interested, and makes them feel like they are in the story. The Saturday Boy is an inspirational story that all readers will enjoy. Yes, the plot may be sad, but all that does is contribute to the fact that the reader should never give up and always be
These are not considered evil until he caves into the temptation of power (Gimelli Martin 165). His weakness is shown when he makes the decision to murder King Duncan and secures the position as king. He even goes as far to murder his friend, Banquo, because he feels uneasy about his suspicions (182-183). At this point in the story he is even comparable to Satan, “Like Satan, Macbeth becomes the chief equivocator in his own hell, unwittingly uttering objective truths to his subjects even while telling subjective lies.” (183). An example of this is when Macbeth becomes king but cannot trust his own friends and allies.
In the book, Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, it is set in a corrupt future where the government has a certain power over the people by censoring the outside world, by burning books. In this corrupt future the government censors books by burning them. A former fireman rises and begins to fight the government by working together with a former English professor to bring books back into this rough future. In the process of this chaos the main character Montag’s home town is now in the midst of a war, people vs. government, and he heads back to try and save some of his fellow citizens who so desperately need his help. Ray Bradbury uses symbols such as technology, firemen, and hounds to show censorship and how the government controls the people.
Under divine rights regicide was the worst crime possible hence, it is no coincidence that one of the most striking references to early seventeenth-century England in Macbeth appears directly after Macbeth kills Duncan. At the beginning of act two, Macbeth's porter answers the knocking at Macbeth’s gate. Whilst grousing about the persistent pounding, the porter refers the knocking as an "equivocator that could swear in both the scales against either scale" (II.3.8-10). This line is a direct reference to the book of Henry Garnet who was executed for his participation in the failed assassination. The gunpowder a symbol of burning ambition, as both forces ignite with a source of power.
When Macbeth began his plot to gain the throne, Macduff feared for his life and the rest of Scotland’s sanity. Because of this, Macduff went to find Malcolm in England and talk to him and King Edward of England about defeating Macbeth. While in England, Macduff discovered that Macbeth had slaughtered his family. To gain honor for Macduff’s deceased family, Macduff went to kill Macbeth in Act V saying, “… Tyrant, show thy face! If thou be’st slain and with no stroke of mine, My wife, and children’s ghost will haunt me still.” (Scn vii, lns 14-16) In Macduff’s statement, he was saying that if did not seek vengeance on Macbeth, then
He also brings dark humor into many sad situations, and he is very informed on the events of the story, in a way that allows him to explain many outside events, shedding light on the situation that is outside of what Liesel, the protagonist, perceives. If I had come up with the idea for this story, I probably would have written it in the first person, the narrator being the protagonist, Liesel, because it would make the story seem more personal to the reader. Using Liesel as the narrator would have some advantages over using Death, because Liesel in experiencing all of these first hand, while Death can distance himself from the events that take
Another way The Divine Comedy is flawed is in the significance of Dante’s guide. Throughout Dante’s journey in hell and Purgatory, Dante was guided by Virgil. (The Divine Comedy 1: Hell, 1.102) This is an interesting aspect of the story because Virgil happened to be a Roman poet who, through his book The Aeneid, convinced many Romans to believe that Caesar was a god. By placing Virgil as his guide in these books, Dante seemed to lean toward the very non-Christian ideas of the Pagans. The last place that Dante’s writing is flawed is the many extra details he attempts to place into his writing as biblical.
John Steinbeck: A Literary Light in the Great Depression "The ancient commission of the writer has not changed. He is charged with exposing our many grievous faults and failures, with dredging up to the light our dark and dangerous dreams for the purpose of improvement"(“John Ernst Steinbeck”). Said by John Steinbeck as he accepted the Nobel Prize for Literature, this quote illustrates perfectly the goals and ideals Steinbeck held himself to in his writing. Steinbeck pursued above all to give the common folk of the Great Depression a voice; an endeavor that grants him a place with the great writers of America. John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr., was born in Salinas, California, on February 27th, 1908 to John Ernst Steinbeck and Olive Hamilton.
Any fan of the medieval and Victorian eras knows that there are many stories centered around the rectification of lost or sullied honor through varying means of revenge. Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” is no exception. The story’s protagonist, Montresor, feels that his friend, Fortunato, has insulted his family’s honor and decides to take revenge during a nighttime carnival by luring Fortunato into the Montresor family crypt and sealing him inside to die a slow death. Through the use of irony and symbolism, Poe reveals to readers an intense theme of revenge. Poe’s theme of revenge is illuminated through his application of the three different types of irony: dramatic, verbal, and situational.
Originally, he planned to kidnap the president and take him to the Confederate capital-Richmond; however, after the Confederacy surrendered, John’s anger made him want to kill the president (“Commentary”). As a result, on April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth entered the Ford’s Theatre and purposefully killed Abraham Lincoln that evening. “And he probably wondered whether other guests in the box were the type who pose a threat to his plans. It didn’t matter, really; no one was going to stop him from going through with it”(Swanson 33). After that, John was on the run, and while the Union was chasing him and his injured foot was in pain, he finally made the smart decision to consequentially surrender.