(Maus 2005) In the story of “Young Goodman Brown”, the traveler carries a serpentine staff and towards the climax of the story, he makes a new stick by stripping twigs, wet with dew. However the moment his fingers touch them they withered and dried up. The traveler is as destructive as they come; he is feared by Puritans. The whole point of the Puritan’s journey into that forest, although each individual’s is different, is so they can get a glimpse of this traveler and what he is capable of and in turn realize how much they actually need God. The serpent on his staff is a symbolization that he is like the serpent in the Garden of Eden.
The man placed the old man's body cleverly under the chamber’s floorboards. A disturbance was issued during the night and investigators came to the man's residence. He convinces the investigators, but. The man began to feel pale,
Nothing will stop him from keeping what he believes is rightfully his. Strout’s compulsive action is not shown in acts of violence; we also see his compulsiveness and obsessiveness in his home throughout the story. The narrator states,” He spoke of Strout’s house: the order, the woman’s presence, the picture on the wall” (577). This statement is significant, because it sums up how Richard is still acting compulsive even after he has killed a man and his wife is gone forever. The picture on the wall is of his wife, and Strout’s still believes she will come back one day, even though we know as the reader she will most-likely never return.
He has never hurt anyone, and everyone is trying to blame him so they get a short in their sentence. Multiple “witnesses” or people who overheard about the robbery and murder are convicted or unreliable they all wanted someone to blame and someone to shorten their time in jail. My last reason is his attitude towards jail and how he is scared. “I still can’t go to the bathroom in front of everyone.” he writes.
Chillingworth wants him to live with guilt the rest of his life. Chillingworth doesn’t even love Hester anymore, but he continues to torture Dimmesdale because he wants him to live with guilt the rest of his life. Chillingworth is an evil character that seems worse than Dimmesdale. Even though Chillingworth didn’t commit the crime
The narrator 's sole reason for such murder is purely in his disturbed mind, as he develops an obsession with the old man 's eye and the plot unfolds from here where his insanity augments with the events of the story. Due to Poe’s illustrative language, various evidence can be presented to confirm the state of mind of the narrator, including, his obsession with the old man’s eye, his precision in committing the impeccable crime and finally the sound of the man’s beating heart solely inside his head. Perhaps it all started with the narrator’s obsession with the man’s “vulture eye” since he believes the eye of being evil, proving the insanity he is gravely trying to deny “I think it was
Fear was also portrayed through the narrator by the term darkness in his childhood after the church meetings. “The silence, the darkness coming and the darkness in the face frightens the child obscurely. He hopes that the hand which
The novel Anthem by Ayn Rand is a great example of dystopian literature. A dystopia is a society that is very bad in every aspect, or the opposite of a utopia. This book has many characteristics of a dystopian novel proving that Anthem is a true example of dystopia. An example of Anthem being dystopic is that the uncharted forest is very mysterious to the citizens of the city and no one ever enters into the forest because there are beasts that will kill them.
Also, Tom is terrified of Injun Joe. Even the adults don’t want to deal with him, they should have put him in jail for digging up the grave, but they didn’t. In the passage above, Mark Twain states that Tom is petrified of Injun Joe and that this man is staring at him
Lennie with his simple mind, always gets into trouble. This time, Lennie gets himself in a bind once again, that George can’t save him from. George decision to kill Lennie in the story, was due to his responsibility, sympathy, and love for Lennie. George’s decision to kill Lennie was out of sympathy for him.
Fear is the worst feeling to have, but fear also creates suspense because some people are not themselves when they are afraid. In the story "Refresh,Refresh" by Benjamin Percy two boys turn into a new person when their fathers leave for the army. The boys became very violent someone completely different from who they were before their dad left for the army, "before he could even speak, I brought my fist to his diaphragm, knocking the breath from, his body." (5). The boys in "Refresh, Refresh" were so afraid of what Dave was about to say that they acted out of fear and started to beat Dave up.
5-7). In this instance, Macbeth shows that he can feel guilt, and he exhibits this by demonstrating that he does not desire to end the life of a man whose family was already victimized at his hands. Guilt is the one thing throughout the entire play that stops Macbeth dead in his tracks and causes him to take a moment to consider his present and future courses of action. Although Macbeth was lead to commit murder by the witches’ manipulative predictions of the future, he is the one who ultimately makes the choices that prove that he is in control of his actions, even when his actions cause him to be filled with
The short story “The Devil and Tom Walker” by Washington Irving is a classic dark romantic story. Although the story has many elements in it, symbolism is seen the most. The three main symbols are the Devil is a representation of temptations in life, the forest represents the bad side of life and the trees showing the lives of many men that have done bad. The first symbol is the Devil. The Devil in the story represents temptations.
The next day Mr. Dimmesdale was assassinated and the culprit was yet to be discovered. The townspeople assumed that it was Hester due to the circle around the A in the word Catholic. The townspeople felt that it was a hate crime and felt that Hester was becoming rebellious against their religious beliefs. Hester then was sentenced to prison without any actual evidence besides the Bible. Hester looked around the courtroom and felt a chill go down her spinal cord.
“The Tell-Tale Heart” shows this when the man thinks he hears a beating heart. There is no possible way for this to happen considering the way he murdered the old man, but the narrator was so paranoid that he thought he heard a constant beating. This caused him to say, “Villains! Dissemble no more! I admit the deed!¬–tear up the planks!–here, here!–it is the beating of his hideous heart” (Poe 306)!