The conspiracy to kill Abraham Lincoln was not a one-man job. Many of the Confederates did not like Lincoln's ways of thinking which resulted in hostility toward the president. John Wilkes Booth was one of those people who hated Lincoln. Even though Booth was the assassin, he could not have done it without the help of his peers. Obviously Booth deserved to die because of the crime he had committed, but what about the others?
I leave you, and in you the last of humankind whom these eyes will ever behold. Farewell, Frankenstein! If thou wert yet alive and cherished a desire of revenge against me, it would be better satiated in my life than in my destruction… I shall ascend my funeral pile triumphantly and exult in agony of the torturing” (Shelley pg. 252-253). This quote conveys the theme because once you let something take over, you’ll never, realize all the damage that you have done to yourself or others around you.
Tom is a scoundrel, and no sliver of empathy can be given to Tom, due to his reckless behavior. Tom behavior effects everyone around him as a result if his selfish behavior two people die. Myrtle is murdered by his wife Daisy and Gatsby is murdered by George Myrtles husband. Both murders could have been avoided if Tom was more of a man and less than a scoundrel. Fitzgeralds describes Tom as a big, powerful man: " Not even the effeminate swank of his riding clothes could hide the enormous power of that body-He seemed to fill those glistening boots until he strained the top
It is a symbol. Capote artfully depicts the fire as “...such effort, such plain virtue, could overnight be reduced to this---smoke, thinning as it rose and was received by the big, annihilating sky…” (Capote 79). In this case the significance of the fire is to symbolize the passing of potential. Including the teddy-bear in the list, tears at a heartstring because it indicates the robbing of a young life, a life that would have been bursting with potential. Yet reducing all of the bloodied garb, such as the bear, to mere smoke, which is quick to vanish, iterates the fragility of life.
The downfall of Winston begins at this point, any heroic signs that had begun to sprout out of Winston were utterly destroyed. He went back to his old ways of only looking out for himself. The qualities of a typical hero once again vanished. Winston was tortured so much that he ratted out Julia and confessed everything. He even said he’d rather Julia be tortured and die than himself.
When confronted with the problem in Vere’s office, Billy resorts to violence after he is unable to clearly state his thoughts and ends up killing Claggart. Billy lacked the ability to decipher what a full-fledged adult would be able to. We can conclude that without ever having the chance to properly develop, especially with the help of those around him, Billy never stood a chance. For Huckleberry, the Widow Douglas is his authority in the beginning of the novel. But despite learning how to read and being educated, Huck wishes to leave because the Widow is trying to “sivilize” him.
This was the day I knew Charles Greaves would breathe his last breath. The acids within Greaves will boil up inside him, melting his insides with the concoction I had brewed. Everything solid-including his main organs will turn to liquid. The slow process will make Greaves feel pain no man should ever endure. It would be as if an oven were within his body.
Being abandoned by his creator, the monster has no one to guide him, no one to teach him right from wrong and good from evil. When the creature is first abandoned by Victor, he’s confused and doesn’t understand that he has been abandoned. The creature explains how he felt when he woke up, “A strange multiplicity of sensations seized me, and I saw, felt, heard, and smelt at the same time; and it was indeed, a long time before I learned to distinguish between the operations of my various senses” (Shelley 99). The creature won’t fully realize the impact of being abandoned until later in the story. Victor also suffers from isolation from his
As Nick narrates the shot that killed Gatsby, he describes the bullet as, “...that ashen, fantastic figure gliding toward him” (161). The descriptive ash Fitzgerald uses gives the reader the sense of all that was lively now falling to disrepair. In the same way, after the death of Mrs. Wilson, Fitzgerald writes, “...mingled her thick dark blood with the dust” (137). Again, the symbol of dust emphasizes the disintegration of
The narrator arrives to find Usher seemingly different from the last time he saw him. I agree with Lovecraft on their view that the house, which has also changed, seems to be strangely connected to the people living there, and cannot continue standing after they are dead. When the narrator first arrives at the House of Usher, he takes in the gloomy appearance of the building. The aura surrounding the building was ominous in itself, and describes the feeling the mansion gave when looked at as “an utter depression of the soul” and also states that “there was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart.” on page 294. After meeting Usher, the narrator describes his persona as first seeming very cordial, but the narrator then realizes his true sincerity after a glance.