“Woodchucks” by Maxine Kumin, which narrates her experience with woodchucks and how she lost her humanity trying to protect her garden from the pesky creatures. She uses such a simple past experience to symbolize something more profound. Throughout the poem she is at war with the woodchucks and as the story progresses, her means of extermination do as well. In the end, she uses a rifle to kill them all she is left saddened as she watches the last woodchuck die. The simplicity of the title is perfect for this poem because it leads the reader into thinking the poem is going to be a happy story about an encounter with a woodchuck, when in reality it is the retelling of the author killing woodchucks..
“Give me the daggers. The sleeping and the dead Are but as pictures; ‘tis the eye of childhood That fears a painted devil.” Lady Macbeth takes the daggers from Macbeth and smears the blood herself on the guards that she herself killed earlier. She has planned Duncan’s murder and completed most of the murderous plans and coverup, except the actual act of killing Duncan. She vividly shows her evil character throughout these scenes. Near the end of the play in Act 5 is when Lady Macbeth’s evilness takes over her mentality.
In this book you will find that Nagaina is stealthy, murderous, and selfish. Rikki-tikki knew from the first day he saw Nagaina that she would cause trouble. Nagaina is stealthy. In this story she sneaks up on the family and Rikki-tikki. Nagaina tries to kill Rikki-tikki so that he won’t get in the way of her having the garden all to herself except, of course, for her spouse, Nag.
This change of thought and decision making is only natural due to the nature of the Hunger Games. A large giveaway that Katniss is making decisions that benefit her is the fact that was killing people in the arena. An example of this is when a group of “career” tributes (the tributes that have trained for the Hunger Games since they were young) and Peeta chase Katniss into a tree in an attempt to kill her. They decide rather than follow her up, they would wait it out until she had to come down. Instead of crawling down and accepting her fate Katniss notices a nest full of tracker jackers, which are genetically modified wasps with deadly poison, and decides to cut it down onto the group below her.
They halted the use of Antoine’s name, hence any faint memory of familial connections was demolished. She simply had nothing, and that type of agony is undoubtedly a wrong unlike all others. Once again, suffering and wronging result in revenge; this is evidenced by the widow’s quest for vengeance. Because she had suffered, she trained Semillante to attack a dummy in reward for a piece of sausage. One day, the widow released Semillante on Nicolas, and the dog “dug her fangs into his throat and tore it to ribbons.” In other words, Semillante was used to obtain revenge, which is an established result of wrongs.
This clue is more important than the others; it shows Mrs. Wright's breaking point. The scene begins to unfolds in their minds. Mr. Wright yanking open the cage door, taking out the bird, and breaking its fragile neck was enough to make Mrs. Wright lash out, and in a heat of passion, kill her husband. As the trifles collect, the women worry that the men will see their findings, and have what they need to prove Mrs. Wright guilty. Though the men believe her to be the murderer, the women are trying their best to hide the evidence that will prove it.
As a result, members of their community, specifically an elderly woman named Mrs. Dubose, become angry at Atticus, and Bob Ewell even tries to murder Atticus’s children. Fortunately, Boo Radley, the town’s social outcast, jumps to the children’s rescue and kills Bob Ewell. Eventually, Scout was able to learn from her tragic experiences with the help of Atticus’s teachings. Using life lessons, Atticus aims to inculcate morals and principles throughout Scout and Jem’s lives. Atticus persistently implants the concept to Jem and Scout that it is cruel to harm an innocent being.
Firstly, when people do not stand up for each other, they allow evil to return time and time again. Many people allowed the Nazis to continually deport the Jews and other non-Jews on the target list, and the Nazis always came back for more. Terrible Things is an allegory of the Holocaust, and as the rabbits are being taken, they cry, " 'Somebody help! ' But there was no one left to help" (Bunting, 24). Throughout the allegory, the forest creatures are being taken one by one by the Terrible Things, despite all warnings and opportunities to escape.
In order to save herself from extensive consequences when the society had found out about her eating of the chicken blood in the forest, she is forced to blame someone for her wrongdoing. With this, Tituba comes close to her death, as it is intolerable for any Puritan to take play in witchcraft or consult with the Devil. Abigail claims that Tituba always “comes to [her] while [she] sleep[s] [and that] she's always making [her] dream corruptions!” (44). Although this is untrue, the Devil is placed in a situation of crime, which raises his level of power, as he is the one who is known to force people into performing sinful acts when they are under his influence. In addition to causing the people to, it causes people’s personalities to parallel with the Devil.
Dubose, the cranky and socially impaired lady next door to the Finches, for being rude to his family in revenge. “He did not begin to calm down until he had cut the tops off every camellia bush Mrs. Dubose owned until the ground was littered with green buds and leaves.”(137). Jem is the one suffering when Atticus finds out and forces him to make up for it by reading to Mrs. Dubose every afternoon after school and Saturdays for two hours. In this passage, Lee uses symbolism to show how Mrs. Dubose’s flowers (camellias) represent racism, and that you can't get rid of it that easily. Even though Jem cuts the top off of all her camellias, the issue is not yet resolved because the flowers are rooted deeper than that.
A devil, accordingly, did for her many services.Her master blamed her for not carrying out the ashes, and a devil afterwards would clear the hearth of ashes for her. Her master sending her to drive out the hogs that sometimes broke into their field, a devil would scare the hogs away and make her laughed to see how it feared them. She confessed that she had murdered a child and committed uncleanness both with men and with devils. In the time of her imprisonment, the famous Mr. Smith was at great pains to promote her conversion from the devil to God, and she was, by the best observers, judged very penitent both before her execution and after it, and she went out of the world with comfortable hopes of mercy from God through the merit of our Savior. Being asked what she built her hopes upon, she answered, "Upon these words: 'Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest, ' and these: 'There is a fountain set open for sin and uncleanness '.
The seamstress stumbles upon the wedding and becomes enraged. In her rage, she hates her children and decides to murder them for the sake of revenge. Thus, she takes a dagger and stabs her children. She then stabs herself. When the prince hears of the deaths, he hurries to the seamstress’s house.