From the start of the poem, there is a post-apocalyptic and war-like tone to the writing. Levine gives descriptions of “ burlap sacks, out of bearing butter”, “ acids of rage, the candor of tar”, and “creosote, gasoline, drive shafts, wooden dollies”(Levine, 1-4). These are all characteristics of a society that is unpleasant to live in. The poem suggests that this is a result of the hatred of humans and the easiest way to “feed they lion” and make “they lion grow”(Levine 5).
On the 28th of April 1996 in Tasmania, Australia Martin Bryant began a killing spree, murdering 35 people and injuring 23 in the town of Port Arthur. This intellectually disabled man was able to purchase multiple firearms from a local dealership without having to produce a firearms or drivers license which raised a massive question of gun control within Australia. Martin Bryant was born on the 7th of May 1967, soon after starting school at the Friend’s School and then New Town Primary it was apparent he had learning difficulties and behavioral problems. Martins records also explicitly mention a history of violent out bursts, destructive behavior, was persistently disruptive in class, struggled scholastically and took to tormenting vulnerable children causing multiple suspensions and an assessment at the Hobart Diagnostic Centre. In February of 1984 Mr. Bryant was then assessed by Dr. Cunningham-Dad, a very experienced clinical psychiatrist, who stated that Martin was intellectually disabled and had developed a personality disorder making him eligible for a disability pension.
There are many different types of figurative language used in “Poison,” but the most obvious ones are similes. “The question came so sharply it was like a small explosion in my ear” (Dahl 84). This quotation is a simile comparing someone’s voice to an explosion. At this time in the story, the narrator, Timber Woods, is calling Ganderbai to take care of the krait on his roommate Harry Pope’s stomach. Ganderbai asks who had been bitten very quickly as soon as he heard
One of the well-known writer Roald Dahl’s interesting short story is “lamb to the slaughter”. This story describes a life of a wife and her husband “Mary, who becomes murderer of her husband since he betrayed her. This story took place at early 1953 and the author used simple but suitable vocabulary to write his novel. Indeed, novel crashes genres that of fiction (realistic fiction). To further support my point the story reaches a comical climax in the dinner scene, in which the detectives eat the cooked lamb’s leg and discuss the opportunity of finding the blunt tool used to kill poor Patrick.
Writers use horrendous imagery to protest the gruesome details of war. In Wilfred Owen’s “Dulce et Decorum Est”, Owens states that “before my helpless sight,/He plunges at me, guttering,choking,drowning”(15-16). Owens recalls the moment his fellow comrade started to die due to a gas attack. Owens uses descriptive imagery of how his friend suffered to strike trepidation into the hearts of readers. Owens even expresses “If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood /Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs”(21-22).
There is a combination of colour and black and white images which feature rapidly throughout the film (Hersey, 2002). The colour images which represent a perfectly normal and happier environment rapidly move to black and white, which is usually associated to threating events, highlighting the bleakness of the expected outcome of the scene (lburgess3, 2013 and Natural Born Killers, 1994). There is animalistic reference with the rattle snake symbolising poison and death and the wolf symbolising the hunt for prey, both symbolising the outcomes of the subjects within the scene. There is also a man holding a newspaper with the headline “666 Death” before he dissolves away from the scene and for most of the scene being black and white because of the murders that are committed by Mickey and Mallory. The end of the scene is in colour with the pair celebrating their victory in dance and a projector displaying fireworks in the background
They are depicted as pure evil, and during Beowulf’s battle with Grendel, the idea that the monster has claws is repeated. “Eyes were watching his evil steps/Waiting to see his swift hard claws” (Beowulf 11. 737-8). They first talk about his evil steps, and then bring up his claws, which implies that they believe his claws are evil too. When Beowulf grabs hold of Grendel, the poet made sure to mention that he held Grendel’s claws with his hands (Beowulf 11.752).
The story that best fits in the horror genre is The Monkey’s Paw because the story uses the elements suspense, fear, and mystery/ unknown. The Monkey’s Paw [by W.W. Jacobs] fits in the horror genre for a number of reasons. For example, the fact that S.M. Morris has a cursed monkey’s paw that grants wishes and gives it to the White Family.
Section 1: Description of Jeffrey Dahmer Jeffrey Dahmer, the Milwaukee Cannibal, killed 17 homosexual boys and men. Jeffrey Dahmer’s case helped the study for medical and psychology fields. When he was born he was known as happy child but after getting a surgery to correct a double hernia it changed his personality completely making him more reserved. To cope, Dahmer started to dissect animals, abuse alcohol and developed antisocial tendencies. This case shocked and sickened many individuals due to the violent nature of the murders.
Silverman manages to calm Leo down and takes him back to his house. Now if we compare him to who we read about in the beginning, he’s really changed. Leonardo was set on killing two people, and was determined to complete it no matter what. Then we come to the end. Although he was extremely close to committing a serious crime, he was a better man than before.
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, there are many valuable lessons to learn about making assumptions. Assumptions occur many times throughout this book from many different people. Assumptions are claims made about something or someone that have no proof. One major assumption in this novel is about Arthur “Boo” Radley. Scout explains, “Jem gave a reasonable description of Boo: Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that’s why his hands were bloodstained—if you ate an animal raw, you could never wash the blood off.
The book has been called "The greatest war book that has yet been written" by Rodakteur Stohr. All Quiet on the Western Front, written by Erich Maria Remarque, is about a young German soldier named Paul Baumer who is in World War 1. The book uses many motifs, which are repeating objects or ideas. The motif of brutality teaches the reader that war is full of horror by showing that people kill other people in a way they wouldn 't anywhere else. Two examples of this are when a man’s chin gets smashed away and when Kat smashes a man 's face with the butt of this rifle.
“That was where the pain came from. That where all the hurt came from, but he will kill them all, he would-” (Stephen King Dust Jacket.) Cujo is a novel about a dog that contracts rabies from a bat-which causes him to massacre innocent people. Cujo makes a statement about people or the world because of how real the situation actually is, when it comes to pets, broken cars, and relationships. The story is about the Trenton family, Vic, Donna, and their six year old son Tad, who go to get their car repaired.
With the event of the Port Arthur massacre in 1996, the Australian population where pushing tighter gun laws. With the quick development of one of the largest gun reforms in recent history, Australia became and remains the standard for advocates of anti-gun and gun control campaigns. As Australia being a federation, John Howard (who has only been in office six weeks) had to convince the country’s states into supporting a nationwide reform. With the ‘Australian gun buyback’ in 1996-97, 650,000 privately held guns were collected and destroyed in an incentive to minimise gun related crime.
In the novel “So it goes”, was used by Vonnegut to illustrate the irony of life. The author uses this expression where one can’t find a logical explanation for the strange things that happen in life. Like in the following passage from his novel, Slaughterhouse – Five, Vonnegut writes, Weary was as new to the war as Billy. He was a replacement, too” (Vonnegut 34). Following this the author goes on to define that one act of anger in the war that Weary took part in, firing of a single 57mm round from his anti-tank gun at a German Tiger tank.