He thought if he could help marry Romeo and Juliet together, that he would get the recognition for stopping the feud between the two houses. If he could do this, he would become very wealthy and recognized in the city of Verona, therefore he attempted, but it strongly backfired. He tells Romeo that, “In one respect I’ll thy assistant be, For this alliance may so happy prove To turn your households' rancor to pure love”.
390. Personification is the technique wherein a non-human character is given human thoughts, feelings, and dialogue. Illustrate how this technique is used in your favourite novel or short story. “Even Death has a heart” One of my favourite personifications in literature is the personification of death in “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak. In this novel, Death is the one who tells the story and is also a character in the story, which begins by Death presenting himself to the reader.
Human Nature contains many unexplained and mysterious cycles. The most common and natural cycle of the human life is death. In the poems “Dust in the wind,” “Don't Fear the Reaper,” and “Thanatopsis” they all explore death and describe not to fear death, but is presented in different ways where one glorifies death while the others glorify life. Both of these poems have similar messages, but are presented in different ways and have a relatively different meaning. “Don't fear the Reaper” by Blue Oyster Cult says “don't fear the reaper, baby take my hand” glorifying death by saying embrace it, and take the reaper's hand, don't fight it.
In the excerpt from The Book Thief, author Markus Zusak defines Death as a deity that has thoughts and feelings. Zusak conveys the concept that Death, the narrator throughout the story, has an almost human-like nature. Through various methods, Zusak personifies Death so that it appears to have its own charisma about it, as well as its very own character. During this scene, Death is here to take a dying pilot’s soul and carry him away. The entire passage, voiced by Death, is told in a first person point of view.
Mercutio knows Romeo better than any other characters and because Mercutio and Romeo are foils, it is easy for Mercutio to tell that Romeo is in love. Mercutio also is able to tell who Romeo’s new found love and is quick to tell him that Romeo and Juliet getting married will cause more problems between their families. (Padgett Mercutio) Mercutio foreshadows the fate and tragic end to the story while he is dying he says “ A plague o’ both your houses!” (A3si) he states this at Romeo and Tybalt and at the Montagues and the Capulets, telling them that their family feud will not end until “a plague” has destroyed each house. Knowing the ending of the story, readers know that he is referring to the death of the child from each house. While Mercutio is dying Romeo is deciding what he wants to do to Tybalt for killing his friend.
Before reading the short story “The Cask of Amontillado,” the class was asked to come up with a character analysis while choosing to focus on the character Montresor, who is the protagonist of the wicked tale. The narrator of the short story is Montresor, who tells the readers how he was able to get away with murdering Fortunato, who was a former friend of his. Many times throughout the short story Montresor expresses himself and allows the readers to know his thoughts while he relives what had happened on the day he murdered Fortunato. By knowing the narrator’s thoughts, readers can easily make a character analysis by using characters words, actions, and thoughts. After conducting a character analysis on the character Montresor in the short
“Errand” uses styles of a bibliography and fiction to describe his idol; Chekhov’s death. Carver uses aspects of imagination in relation with death by using the “young man” as a tool to underline the prosaic details of death. Many of symbolic items were used to classify the aspects of death by including reasoning towards the “roses”, the “moth”, the “cork”, and the
Candide had a tutor named Dr. Pangloss who taught him that the world that they were living in was “the best of all possible worlds” (Voltaire 20), meaning that everything that happened in the world was for the best. Candide accepted Dr. Pangloss’s teaching as the ultimate truth. Baron Thunder-ten-tronckh also had a daughter, named Lady Cunegonde, who Candide thought himself to be in love with because she was so beautiful. One day, they were caught kissing by Lady Cunegonde’s father and the baron kicked Candide out of his home. After this, Candide wandered around and was soon recruited by the Bulgar army.
In the novel, the author described: “He’d known, perhaps, that Richmond was being deliberately sent to death” (Christie 84). This builds suspense for the reader because they would be asking themselves about Richmond and Leslie (two characters part
Dimmesdale is a hypocritical reverend that does not confess his sin, and Chillingworth who is the knowledgeable physician, does not treat his patient. As a result of his actions, the Clergyman’s health rapidly declined until the end where he was brought to the scaffold to ,“die this death of triumphant ignominy before the people!”(Hawthorne 383). This may seem like a strange story now but when studied and compared to the writing era it originated from, all aspects of Romanticism fit. Each main character in the story has their own unique personality full of conflicting thoughts and complex emotions. Every time Dimmesdale clenched his chest in pain or wallowed in self-pity, he did not feel only one thing, but felt several.