After reading Egnar Allan Poe’s dramatic story “Hop Frog” many people were asking, “is Hop-Frog justified to do what he did?” People can argue about it all day, but I believe Hop-Frog is justified. The king was relentless in his attacks against Hop-frog, Hop-frog killed him out of self defense, Hop-frog had to get his life with Triappetta back to normal. Imagine being a cripple, dwarf, and a jester. Having just one of those stacked against you would devastate almost everyone on Earth.
The king chooses him as his jester and always makes fun of him. Hop Frog does not like to drink alcohol, but the king forces him anyway. The king even makes a toast to friends Hop Frog is no longer acquainted with anymore: “Come here Hop Frog, swallow this bumper to the health of your absent friends” (Poe). After Hop Frog drinks the wine, his eyes fill with tears because of the king’s rude comment. The king seems oblivious to Hop Frog’s sadness: “Ah!
Odysseus, who knew the wine would make the Cyclops sleepy, offered him “liquor to wash down your scraps of men” (256). This creative use of the wine made the Cyclops sleepy, and it gave Odysseus’ crew a chance to blind the Cyclops. Another demonstration of his guile is when he tricked the Cyclops who “stroked each ram” by belting himself onto the underside of the ram. If it wasn’t for Odysseus’ quick thinking, the men would’ve been eaten by the blind Cyclops, who checked every animate before letting it exit the cave. When I was younger, I always let my dog sleep on my bed at night; therefore, I would always blame the dog when I wet the bed.
Are Hop Frogs Actions Justified? Have you ever been mad at your boss, so mad that you just couldn’t take it anymore? Well in the short story “Hop-Frog” by Edgar Allan Po, that was pretty much the case. There are three distinct points why Hop-Frogs actions are justified. One of the biggest points is that the King never showed Hop-Frog the respect that he deserved.
Wynnes becomes a major character in the story. She tells the young native boy to get a bowl of milk, from this she is proving the colonel wrong, but the readers don 't know it yet. Mona uses her as a game piece, when the colonel jumps and screams, the American asked Mrs. Wynnes how she knew about the snake. Mrs. Wynnes character replied with, “ it was crawling across my foot”. This proves the colonel untrue because his whole argument was men has added self control in any crisis.
When Odysseus returns home, he soon finds out that the suitors have been treating his kingdom harshly. As Odysseus enters his kingdom, he is met by Antinous the leading suitor and Antinous treats him with disrespect. “The stool he let fly hit the man's right shoulder on the packed muscle under the shoulder blade-like solid rock, for all the effect one saw” (Fitzgerald 603). Even though Antinous did not know this beggar was Odysseus that went through 10 years in the Trojan War, he still hit him with a wooden stool. He treated Odysseus like trash until the other suitors told him to stop.
One of the most prevalent moments occurred in book 9, “The Cyclops”, where Odysseus developed an intricate plan for escape. He tricked the cyclops into drinking wine until he passed out, and told him that his name was Nohbdy. Then he and his men pushed a large pole into his eye, when they cyclops began wailing in pain, other cyclops asked what was wrong and he said Nohbdy did it to me. The next day when the cyclops was letting his rams out, Odysseus tied his men and himself under the animals as to avoid the cyclops (Homer 340-440). This portion of the book was specifically great because Odysseus was intelligent enough to save his men and himself from the cyclops.
This is suiting for the story, since there are many points along the plot where actions are taken that caused trouble. An example of this is when the King shoves Trippetta and throws the wine at her. For Hop-Frog, the disrespect is the turning point for his tolerance toward the King and the Court. Even though at the time he was intoxicated from the forced wine drinking, he was still able to come up with a mischievous plan that literally ruined the lives of the King and Court. Hop-Frog’s sadness comes from external sources, which is different from “Alone” and “The Raven, where the narrators deal with internal
Odysseus only shook his head, as he walked on” (Homer 685). After Odysseus came up with the plan to sabotage them from the inside, he went to the suitors, where he asked for food -disguised as a beggar-. After asking for food, the haughty suitor Antinous, bashfully threw a stool, just to defend for that meager comment, “A pity you have more looks than hearts”. Although Odysseus could’ve ended his life right now and then, he waited patiently; That is the true format of self-control, holding one’s eager covets in the most crucial moments. If Odysseus just gave up and fought back, his plan would’ve failed, for he can’t fight hundreds of men all alone; proving that self-control is
Making a joke from his sadness. Furthermore, he was made a joke because of his disability. Most dwarfs during that time were jesters because of their disability. It is so downgrading that as a result of the way you were born you had your whole life figured out. Being a big joke to those in high power was the result of dwarfism.
Ernest J. Gaines delivers emotional and powerful messages through his novel "A Lesson Before Dying". He speaks of race and injustice in a time where slavery is abolished, but where its victims still suffer as third-class citizens. In doing this, Gaines effectively utilizes multiple stylistic elements that aid to provide deeper meaning and connections. Through the application of similes, imagery and symbolism, a memorable story unfolds.
to take care of money and plan his future to make sure his mother and siblings would be financially secure”(Johnson 1). Jacob knew it would be hard to focus on his education while taking care of his family, but he was able to get through it. The brothers had been through a lot after their father died. The brothers didn’t have the best education, but they didn’t give up on themselves.
Montresor and Hop-Frog Character Comparison Is revenge every justified? In “The Cask of Amontillado” and “Hop-Frog,” both written by Edgar Allan Poe, the characters show many similar traits. In “The Cask of Amontillado,” Fortunato insults Montresor. Montresor then creates a brilliant plan. Montresor takes advantage of Fortunato because he is drunk.