In her essay, “Sizing Up the Effects”, Professor Sissela Bok states the harmful effects of aggressive media and accents her informational argument with scholarly accounts of emotion in order to grab both the hearts and heads of her audience. Bok references a study done on homicidal men and says “What is most startling about the most violent people is how incapable they are… of feeling love, guilt, or fear.”, shortly after she takes a quote from Macbeth “I am in blood. Stepp’d in so far that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o’er.” By including these hard hitting, poetic pieces she stimulates a new part of each audience member, a personal element is introduced making all of her given information apply on a deeper level.
The most unreliable narrator is from “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe because he is extremely paranoid and tries to justify murdering someone. The narrator from the “The Tell-Tale Heart”’s extreme paranoia and auditory hallucinations cause him to be the most unreliable narrator out of all the three stories. While some may argue that the narrator from the “The Yellow Wallpaper” could be the most unreliable because she hallucinates that there is a figure hidden behind the wallpaper, for example when she says, “The faint figure behind seemed to shake the pattern, just as if she wanted to get out.” The narrator from The Tell-Tale Heart is more unreliable because he often thinks others are out to get him. For example, when he is sitting in his home with the police and hears the old man’s heartbeat from under the floorboards he says, “They heard!- they suspected!- they knew!- they were making a mockery of my horror!- this I thought, and this I think.” This illustrates that the narrator is paranoid and believes the police are mocking him by not reacting to the heartbeat. He struggles to separate what he perceives in his mind from reality.
“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown” (H. P. Lovecraft). In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird and Shakespeare’s Macbeth, many characters are shown to be primarily driven by this emotion. Characters such as Mayella Ewell in To Kill A Mockingbird or Malcolm and Donalbain in Macbeth are shown to act drastically because of fear. Actions such as Macbeth killing Banquo in fear of being exposed or Mayella accusing an innocent man, display how humans are primarily driven by fear. In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird and Shakespeare's Macbeth, it is shown that humans are primarily driven by fear through the actions of the characters.
In today's society there are books that are banned because of not being appropriate to modern society. This compares to Fahrenheit’s society because they burn books and limit information like the banning of books in today’s society. An example of a book that is banned is The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Banned Books Week an organization that celebrates the freedom to read states,”Twain’s book is one of the most-challenged of all time and is frequently challenged even today because of its frequent use of the word “nigger.” Otherwise it is alleged the book is “racially insensitive,” “oppressive,” and “perpetuates racism” (Banned Books Week, 2000). This demonstrates that
All of which led to the Macbeth’s hallucinations, death streak and paranoia. Overall, Macbeth shows that committing unruly and harsh crimes lead to life full of fear and its effects often lead to one’s downfall. Quotes and symbols The first quote that this art piece refers to is: “Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand? Come, let me
However, Hitchcock played with the high key lighting in a different way to border his characters flaws and expose them, which is a fear that we all have and can relate; having our darkest desires held up to the light for the world to see. In a sense Hitchcock is saying with her death and his insanity, here it is and look at it. This gives way to the themes of the movie lack of privacy. When Norman bates was in the interrogation room, Hitchcock used a wide shot to place the character in the middle of the frame to highlight the lonely and insanity of the
English literature bores me. In fact, I hate English literature especially when it comes down to reading poems. The reasons behind me hating poems is because every poems I have read is about dramas or lovebirds. Because of this, Beowulf caught me behind my back, off guard. Not only is Beowulf full of actions, it also have that spark like you feel in a action movie.
This is an example of a paradox from the text. The purpose of this paradox is to stress how Macbeth is when he was committing the murder. The hallucination of the dagger feared him making him confused of himself. Besides paradox, Shakespeare also uses metaphor as comparison between two unlike object to create a more intense figure in the reader’s mind such as “A dagger of the mind, a false creation” (2.1.46) and “Nature seems dead” (2.1.58). “Nature seems dead” (2.1.58) is also a hyperbole found in the text with the purpose to emphasize on how nature has become still and that it seems to be dead.
As stated before, the tone that Iago expresses repeatedly throughout Shakespeare’s Othello is malicious revenge. However, aside from his hatred, there is a slight emotion of obsession that he expresses in his soliloquy. For instance, Iago is persistent on ruining Othello’s life every hour of every day, so that he would feel the pain that Iago feels. He wants to “put the Moor / At least into a jealousy so strong / That judgement cannot cure.” (2.1.298-300) In the Oxford English Dictionary, the term ‘jealousy’ can be expressed in a variety of meanings. One of the meanings is that ‘jealousy’ is a ‘state of mind that arises from suspicion, or the knowledge of rivalry.’ This definition pertains to Iago because he strongly believes that Othello is sleeping with his wife, hence why he wants to treat Othello as an enemy.
The song of the pearl is also another new song. (The pearl was ugly and gray) when Kino heard the music of the pearl he still did the thing that he knows he probably shouldn’t do (P.89). Juana says to Kino that the pearl is evil, and he didn't even listen to her until his son died. Evil Horror Scary Sound Effects by Brand Name Audio fits with the last song because the pearl was evil, and this audio is supposed to be evil. It went too good to great then bad then death.