For example, in the silence and darkness of night, after Macbeth kills Duncan and Lady Macbeth frames the guards, she states, “My hands are of your color, but I shame to wear a heart so white,”(2.2.61-62). Saying that her hands were of his color means that her hands were covered in blood, an ubiquitous image that is used multiple times throughout the play. Notably, blood is connected to death and darkness, especially throughout Macbeth. The blood contributes to the evil theme and creates a dark tone; therefore, causing Lady Macbeth to be seen as evil. Along with the blood connection, the fact that she told macbeth that she would be ashamed if her heart was white (weak) as his reveals her desire to be strong.
Mary Shelley uses figurative language in her novel such as personification, metaphors and similes to let the reader understand the literal words that are used. Metaphor was being used when the creature exclaim that , “ Remember that I am thy creature: I ought to be thy Adam; but I am rather the fallen angel.”(Shelley 10) Showing that the monster was comparing Victor, his creator, to Adam from the Bible and himself, a creature, to being a fallen angel, because Victor did not expect him to be the way that he is. In the novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley also uses simile to portray tones and also to show the different characteris that are being compared. For example, Frankenstein compares his feelings to a hurricane by saying, “No one can conceive the variety of feeling which bore me onwards, like a hurricane, in the first enthusiasm of success.”(Shelley 4) This shows that he sees himself as someone who has a harder time having his feelings come out for other to tell what he 's feeling. Mary Shelley uses different examples of figurative language that makes her writing more of an imaginative piece.
To Victorians, the characters and actions within Dracula were very scandalous. For example, the exchange of blood. During this time period, the exchange of blood was seen as an intimate task between two people. In the beginning of the novel, Lucy Westenra is a victim of Dracula as he regularly consumed her blood. It was decided that Lucy wasn’t doing very well and she needed a blood transfusion.
The setting of the ethics board encapsulated another common theme of judgment and morality; specifically relating to Frankenstein and his choices on creating the monster, but also in the way that the monster took revenge; leaving the reader to question whether it was right or wrong, much like a decision on an ethics board. Moreover, the natural world and concept of fate were included in my story with the “wind that blew out the candles”, commenting on how fate wished him to stop his research; much like the way fate led to Frankenstein 's illness and death in the novel. Lastly, the big ideas of isolation and passion are included throughout and are the driving force behind my character 's actions, yet my main character’s ambitions make him fallible, which is similar to Frankenstein.
The method of suicide the monster choose to was a bit peculiar as well. There are a plethora of ways to off yourself that don’t involve this level torture. It may be thought of this being a way for him to wash, or burn, away his sins. “Do not think that I shall be slow to perform this sacrifice. [...] I shall collect my funeral pile and consume to ashes this miserable frame” (197).
“Give me the daggers. The sleeping and the dead Are but as pictures; ‘tis the eye of childhood That fears a painted devil.” Lady Macbeth takes the daggers from Macbeth and smears the blood herself on the guards that she herself killed earlier. She has planned Duncan’s murder and completed most of the murderous plans and coverup, except the actual act of killing Duncan. She vividly shows her evil character throughout these scenes. Near the end of the play in Act 5 is when Lady Macbeth’s evilness takes over her mentality.
DRACULA Dracula is one most creepy and famous novel that has been written by Irish author Bram Stoker in which included the notorious character vampire Count Dracula. Besides, it has considered a novel with many literary genres for example vampire literature, horror fiction, the gothic novel, and invasion literature. It was published 26 May 1897 in United Kingdom. The main theme of this novel is good vs evil in these two aspects are against society. The evil part is considered the behavior that shows Dracula to kill everyone who interferes in his plans.
In the novel Dracula, author Bram Stoker creates a peculiar situation that pushes the main characters to decipher the supernatural from reality. Originally thought of as a myth, Dracula quickly becomes something more than the supernatural. By slowly building the conflict of Dracula himself, Stoker depicts all stages of the change from believing that Dracula is a fictitious character to being face to face with Dracula himself. As he terrorizes the lives of the characters in the novel, they soon come to the realization that Dracula is more than what they formerly believed, and in actuality he is their harsh reality. As Jonathan found himself lying in a hospital bed after being held prisoner by Dracula, he was thought to be delirious by his doctors and nurses.
‘Dracula’ is a modern play which is adapted, by Liz Lochhead, from the classic horror novel written by Bram Stoker. The play is set during the Victorian era and develops the key themes that were prevalent during this era such as sexual hypocrisy. Lochhead’s unusual approach paces much more significance on the female characters, in particular, Mina and Lucy and puts much less significance on the more well-known and traditional main characters Dracula and Van Helsing. This repression of sexual desires is expressed as Lucy struggles to cope with the social convention of how Victorian women had to behave. In the opening scene, Lucy has conflicting elements in her character and struggles to cope with social convention as Liz Lochhead describes
The novel Macbeth was set in the 16th century and of Mice and Men was set in the 1930s almost three centuries apart. Even though both novels were set in different centuries, Lady Macbeth and Curley’s wife have the same inherent characteristics. Lady Macbeth has a very dominant and powerful role in shaping the events in the play. Her greed and avarice lead to Macbeth committing the crime. “Was the hope drunk wherein you dress’d yourself?” Shakespeare uses an interrogative quote to show Lady Macbeth’s ambition for power attention and greed because she wants to kill the king so she can be queen.
As Lucy becomes a vampire, she becomes increasingly sexualized. Like the vampire ladies of Castle Dracula, her repressed sexuality comes to the surface, and she becomes the sexual aggressor, women in 1897 weren 't supposed to be the ones to ask for kisses. They were supposed to be