The excerpt from chapter 9 of Lord of the Flies, in which the boys, including Piggy and Ralph, kill Simon, represents the end of civilization and how human’s own bloodlust can make them destroy each other. The scene takes place in five small paragraphs with only two dialogues spoken by the entire group which are italicized. Golding has used the line, “Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her blood,” several times throughout the novel to show the savagery of Jack’s hunters, but this time, he replaced the “pig”with the “beast” to attract reader’s eyes and invite him into one of the most important scenes of the novel (Golding 69 and 152).
One of the many ways that the author, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., used to create the tone and mood was his usage of many literary elements. The first one is diction, the writer 's choice of words. In the text, the author uses diction to help ease our understanding of the story. The diction he uses helps bring a lot of the characters to life, and help the readers understand in even more depth, the events that are taking place
From Rochester's bed being set on fire whilst he was sleeping, a houseguest being ferociously bitten in the middle of the night with marks left by human teeth, to Jane's bridal veil being torn in front of her on the eve of her wedding, these vile acts bear a tale much darker than what is initally shown to the reader and the residents of Thornton. We eventually discover that Bertha Mason, Rochester's mentally incapacitated wife, has been committing these acts of violence in response to his affections towards Jane. After reading Foster's chapter on violence, one would know to search for the deeper meaning in her attacks; what is uncovered by doing so is that Bertha's aggression is more than just a cry for
In the quote, “the days were like nights, and the nights left the dregs of their darkness in our souls”, the subject of days is compared to nights, indicating the never ending darkness experienced during the Holocaust. He personifies death a countless number of times to describe how it was capable of sneaking up on the prisoners in their sleep and killing them effortlessly. That is why, towards the end of the book, Elie and his father refused to let one another fall asleep, knowing the consequences of doing so. An example of this personification would be “Death…would steal upon a sleeping person, steal into him and devour him bit by bit”. The figurative language lends itself to an emotional appeal, enhancing the reader’s ability to read and comprehend the unfathomable events that
He is carnivorous and feeds on human flesh. He does not seem to have a limit when killing “(…) greedy and grim, he grabbed thirty men from their resting places and rushed to his lair, flushed up and inflamed from the raid, blundering back the butchered corpses” (ll.120-125). Finally, Grendel does not seem to have emotions about those he kills, he is "insensible to pain and human sorrow” (ll.119-120) and he never showed remorse”(l.137). By his beast-like physical appearance, as well as his gruesome actions and his lack of emotions, the monstrosity of Grendel becomes evident throughout the
The dying minister follows with a sudden surge of energy. He then tells the people encircling his bed that this black veil, which has caused terror in men, women, and children, is not present on his face alone. In horror, Clark questions what unconfessed crime Hooper is taking with him into eternity to face judgment. He sees every face wearing a black veil. With the death rattle in his throat and the black veil on his face, Reverend Hooper smiles that same faint, sad smile.
In the epic poem Beowulf, Grendel is a murderous monster that terrorizes the people of Herot. Some may believe Grendel goes on his rampages because it’s what monsters do; however, there are numerous pieces of evidence suggesting that Grendel chooses his own actions. To begin, Grendel enjoys terrorizing the people of Herot. He breaks into the mead hall at night and eats the people for his own amusement. In the novel Grendel by John Gardner, Grendel says that he is “swollen with excitement, bloodlust, and joy” as he walks into the mead hall (Gardner 126).
In The Tell-Tale Heart the narrator does a very similar thing to what happens in The Black Cat, kills someone with no feelings of remorse for a very arbitrary reason. “The old man 's hour had come … In an instant I dragged him to the floor, and pulled the heavy bed over him. I then smiled gaily, to find the deed so far done. But, for many minutes, the heart beat on with a muffled sound … it would not be heard through the wall. At length it ceased.
He confesses that he ate the pigs but maintains it was after he had sneezed and their house fell down and they accidentally died. It is more of a court case statement illustrated along the way. He tries all kinds of excuses mainly surrounding his granny and her need for a cake, however finally he exposes his anger management issues and total disregard for the dead pigs – The illustrator for this tale is Lane Smith who limits his colours to toning browns and ochres and is rendered in oils – it has a shadowy grainy quality and enhances the story of the con man wolf the darkness of the images reflect the dark world the wolf
I will always…. *Splatt.. Macbeth let 's say, impaled? * I.. I.. will die.. with great h- *coughs blood* Honor, even.. now.. the spirits of those whom I had slain… haunt me as I stare death in the face… I… I 'm coming… dear wife.. *Macbeth reaches in the other direction, as he is in an illusion as if trying to grab his wife 's hand, as Macduff gives a clean slice right through the neck of Macbeth and his diary falls out of his armor, containing the same material in this document, Macduff reads it and is in awe, and walks out of the castle with the diary, head of Macbeth, and with a new, fresh start to serving a new kingdom, with the foundations being Justice and