In Poe’s The Tell Tale Heart, Poe writes about how his characters are driven to commit murder and how their guilt eats them alive. The dark plots used is his writings exemplify the threshold of the unknown through the way that individuals are viewed as evil. All of his writings have some sort of violence that is driven by supernatural occurrences. The man in The Tell-Tale Heart has an eye that is scary and seen as potential evil that drives the narrator crazy and eventually causes murder. Poe uses romantic characteristics in his texts by having dark plots that include murder, funerals, and mental and physical torture that regards humanity by showing how people react to even the smallest situations.
Pearl is seen as a devil child by the Puritan community, even making her own mother question her humanity. “...sometimes so malicious… that Hester could not help questioning, at such moments, whether Pearl was a human child” (Hawthorne 101). In the novel she is shown scaring away other children by throwing rocks at them. Described as, “An imp of evil, emblem and product of sin,” Pearl represents the scarlet A in a negative way (Hawthorne 102). Being the legitimate symbol of the scarlet letter herself, Pearl’s biggest symbolic representation is Hester’s sin.
Lady Macbeth is Evil Humans are capable of great compassion, as well as great cruelty. Often they will go to great lengths and use any means necessary to accomplish their goals. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth are guilty of employing heinous ruthlessness to achieve the goal of ruling Scotland. Spurred by Macbeth’s letter of the witches’ prophecies, Lady Macbeth begins a journey which demonstrates her dark and cruel nature ultimately bringing about the downfall of her husband and herself. Lady Macbeth is evil, she does things that no sane person would do.
Wicked desires cause people to go to any extreme to get what they want and often cause destruction. In the play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, this is the case for the main characters and evil is a predominant theme. Throughout Macbeth, Shakespeare leads the plot into dark scenes with the copious amounts of murder, witchcraft and evil desires of the characters. In the play, the character, Lady Macbeth hears the prophecy from three witches that her husband will be king. Quickly, she decided to take matters into her own hands; however, it ends up leading her husband, Macbeth, down an immoral path of destruction.
The popular interest in the children is caused by the fear of the power of the Devil. If one is touched with the Devil, they are extremely sick, and cannot be bared; “I’d not call it sick; the Devil’s touch is heavier than sick. It’s death, y’know, it’s death drivin’ into them, forked and hoofed.” (13). All of the concerns revolved around the hatred and fear of the Devil. Being Puritans means the people cannot have a
Women with an ideology of rebellion fought and spoke out against Spanish male dominance. In doing so they were stigmatized as witches. Pueblo Indian women who practiced medicine were among those stigmatized as witches. These witches were believed to “wrought calamities, and illness by shooting objects into the bodies of their victims or by stealing their heart.” Considered to be socially deviant activity witchcraft was mostly the extension of the male ideology that viewed women as being
Yet, despite this there are some extremely common themes and events throughout these myths. Three of the most common creation myth motifs are, women bringing in evil and suffering, a bloody struggle or warfare, and an imperfect creator. Women bring evil and suffering in the world: This motif is in multiple myths, including the Greek creation myth where Pandora becomes curious and opens her box that releases evils onto mankind. The sisters of Ymir, who carve into the tree of life that causes pain and suffering in man 's life. Also, in Genesis where Adam and Eve eat the fruit of knowledge and gain knowledge, but the knowledge also brings suffering into their lives.
Similarly, but in a contrasting locality, during this time period, it is known that the Devil’s abilities are able to convert even the purest and sinless people away from God. As written by Arthur Miller, “the Devil [works] again (...) just as he [works] within the Slav who is shocked at (...) a woman’s disrobing herself in a burlesque show. Our opposites are always robed in sexual sin, and it is from this unconscious conviction that demonology”. The Devil “gains both its attractive sensuality and its capacity to infuriate and frighten,” which displays the control he holds over the society in that he can lure in a pure soul, but frighten one as well
This misconstrued insinuation that Lady Macbeth is evil is centered on the ideation that she is hailed in literature as being the physical manifestation of Satan. By this mentality, Lady Macbeth is characterized as a comparative to the serpent in the Garden of Eden. Using manipulation and corrupt initiates, she tempts a naïve individual into committing a sin that bears an outcome to which is mostly in favor of the tempter and not so much the tempted. In spite of the fact that Lady Macbeth urges on various morally degenerating acts, her actions are all merely built upon erroneous judgment and blind aspirations. Therefore, she can viably be characterized as ambitious and power hungry.
It is said that according to the Red Book of socialism, all the current social orders are based on corruption and unfairness which allow authorities to to drain the blood of poor folk and proleteriat’s, like a vampire. As an addition to that, the Red Book also claims that the religion is the greatest opium, which authorities ( which is imperialists by the way ) over the uneducated masses to keep them in sleep. Given all these points, now it could become easier for the reader to understand the certain symbols hidden around the story of Enormous Wings. As it has been mentioned the author’s ( Marquez ) socioalistic side, the all knowing old crone ( women ) represents uneducated folk. Father Gonzaga ( let say the Church ) plays the role of opium for the authorities in order to keep the masses in sleep.