Capote’s In Cold Blood felt passionately written and as if he was there in every waking moment of the murder of the Clutter family. Some would say that some events were exaggerated as all great stories often are, but looking at that, some parts of the story weren’t fully explained to him or he didn’t find out that would lead to some exaggerated moments of the book. Capote uses many literary devices within the book, such as imagery and diction to get his point across that in his eyes Dick and Perry are in the wrong and yet do not deserve the punishment they receive for their crimes. Capote does send off a hint that death penalty isn’t a must for all and should be used every time unless the crime is extremely terrible.
“The weeks between had been hard on Mr. Helm.” The author uses this type of grammar because of the incident that happened with the Clutters.” “We may never have another chance.” “Chance?” He uses this punctuation because Perry didn’t explain himself specifically.
In Flannery O’Connor’s short story “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”, the tension created by foreshadowing is constant from the beginning. O’Connor uses dark and unsettling literary techniques and mentions to otherwise unrelated objects and issues to hint at her conclusion. Mentioning the Misfit all the way until his materialization, seemingly unimportant references to and about death, and the family’s internal hostility are all examples of where foreshadowing is used. Foreshadowing and the conclusion enforce O’Connor’s religious aspect
One of the examples of this is the death of Edgar Derby; “Edgar Derby was caught with a teapot he had taken from the catacombs. He was arrested for plundering. He was tried and shot.” (Vonnegut 215) This event only occurred because of the choice to take a teapot.
The author portrays Perry Smith as the protagonist of the novel stress that there is no defined line of good and bad, rather a percentage in what is heard versus what is acted upon. There are many views of Perry Smith but the first is the one that imprints in the mind of those who hear it. Perry Smith is a murderer. He, though manipulated by his twisted counterpart Dick, single handedly killed Herb, Bonnie, Nancy, and Kenyon Clutter, without any reason or gain. The only gift he received was a rope tied in a bow around his
It is his way of preventing anyone from taking over the throne. What started as one immoral scheme suggested by Lady Macbeth later led to a blood bath a by Macbeth. This is another similarity Macbeth shares with Gambino. They both hire or work with a group of people to get rid of those who are in their way and expand their criminal work. One murder ignites the spark of their selfish actions.
Ripely feels like he is a nobody and has an overriding ambition to be somebody even if he has to fake it. Tom is insane or at least has some sort of mental disorder, in the movie after he kills Greenleaf he assumes his name, wears his clothes, cashes checks, and make phones call from the room. Ripley’s overreaching sense of belonging causes him to kill people who suspect the truth about him. Ripely want to be Greenleaf not because of Greenleaf’s personality but because of his money. The fact that Ripley kills people, shows that he knows himself that what he is doing illegal and wrong.
Throughout the play, Oedipus makes the choice to be blind, both from a mental, and a literal stance, causing tension between him and those able to see. In searching for the killer of the previous king, Laius, Oedipus neglects to acknowledge that he could be a possible suspect, even when told that he was the murderer by esteemed prophet Tiresias. This interaction leads to a large amount of tension between the two characters, as Oedipus insults the prophet, mocking his physical inability to see, only to be insulted with the same amount of malice at the king’s own inability to see the truth. “I’m blind, you say; you mock at that! I say you see and still are blind.”
The question of absence is central in the novel, and could also be defined as disintegration, because one of the main organizing principles is the paradox. The main accent is on the notions of thematic and formal absence. At the very beginning, the reader is drawn into the story in medias res, surrounded by signifiers deprived of their signified. The absence of author’s intrusion makes the absence of apparent meaning even more complicated for the reader, who has to try to
It also contains what is perhaps his most famous line: “To be or not to be: That is the question” (III, i, 56). In this play, Hamlet is conflicted throughout pretty much the entirety of the action. This uncertainty leaks over into the plot of the play as well as the mind of the reader. Unlike Macbeth, this play does not spell out the deceptive actions of its main character. While Macbeth plainly states in asides and dialogue with his wife that he is planning to mislead other characters, Hamlet does not openly speak of his tricks.
A cover never does a book justice. It can either be very misleading to the reader or portray a differing feeling that he or she might expect. This is thoroughly present throughout Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Actuality differs what one sees when situations are changed, hidden, or revealed in another aspect. The full understanding of this process is found in Scout Finch’s narration of the novel when events unfold into their actual form.
“I don’t kill anybody. But I ride with killers, so that makes me a killer.” Zits contemplates, charging into the “Indian’s Camp”, in the book Flight by Sherman Alexie. Gus is an American Soldier fighting against the Native Americans in Kansas. Zits is able to invade and control Gus’s mind.
In Passing by Nella Larsen, the mentioning of eyes gives the reader an indication of something significant in the text. Passing is told from the perspective of Irene Redfield, an observant mother and wife that accepts her heritage. When Irene re-encounters her old childhood friend, Clare Kendry, at the Drayton Hotel Clare reveals her new life of luxury as a result of passing into the white world. Clare is described as dangerous and mysterious and this re-encounter can bring nothing but trouble into Irene’s perfect life. Throughout the text, Irene regards Clare as something ‘otherworldly’ and even though Irene is described as observant Clare is the only person that Irene is unable to see through.
In Duong Thu Huong’s Paradise of the Blind, Hang has been placed on a path of self-sacrifice and duty by her family. Her life unfolds in stages- childhood, young adulthood, and her eventual role as an exported worker in Russia. With each of these shifts in her life comes a shift in setting and a shift in her emotional state. Hang’s changing emotional state depicts her “coming of age” and her growth as a character. Setting is important to creation of shift in the novel, and is often described in detail.