Therefore, it gives the readers a sense of fear as the narrator enters into the old man’s bedroom silently to murder him because the phrase is often linked with spookiness or old houses. Thus, the readers are placed into a ‘horror’ field of mind together with suspense because the readers are unsure whether the old man would wake up or
In this work, Abramovic brushes her hair repeatedly while saying the title repetitively. By stating the standard of female beauty in art, the performance makes the audience aware of the discriminatory gender roles and creates a feeling of discomfort. While the beginning of the performance is striking, the continuous act of bushing hair changing from aggressive and violent to calm and poetic, makes the audience unsettled. However, as the performance continues and the actions continue to weave through different emotions, the piece becomes incredibly profound. The act of saying that the artist must be beautiful becomes hauntingly human.
He commits himself to the long journey that it will take to travel back to Heaven and hopefully gain revenge against God, who outcast him down to the depths of Hell. Many critics downplay the simple fact that Satan decided to set out on this epic journey, and discussions often arise about “when readers are so conscious of Satan’s absurdities that they forget his cunning and his power” (Steadman 253). Readers are so caught up in their past teaching and beliefs that Satan is inherently evil that they forget all of the basic traits of an epic hero that he legitimately
Nathaniel Hawthorne played an important role in the American Romantic Movement. The Scarlet Letter is his masterpiece, in which he tells the story of a young, beautiful woman named Hester, who lives in the Puritan town of Boston. Hester is sentenced to wear the scarlet letter “A” on her dress, which signifies her adulterous affair. The product of this forbidden love is an insightful girl named Pearl. Hawthorne’s use of nature, emotion, and imagination in order to show the importance of individuality makes The Scarlet Letter a magnificent romantic novel.
Jekyll writes in his confession “Many a man would have even blazoned such irregularities as I was guilty of; but from the high views that I had set before me, I regarded and hid them with an almost morbid sense of shame” (Stevenson 49). Jekyll’s alter-ego Hyde liberates him from the necessity to follow the social conventionality and rules; however, the sensation of deliverance becomes extremely addictive. Contrariwise to Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde is a hideous character without any fears, conscience or remorse that capable to commit a murder. As Enfield describes Hyde to Utterson: “He is not easy to describe. There is something wrong with his appearance; something displeasing, something down-right detestable.
The majority of words spoken to Max are hurtful or scared for his future. Max rethinks his life and realizes how fortunate he is, but how much danger he is putting these people in. In the Hubbermanns basement, Max says, “How could he show up and ask people to risk their lives for him? How could he be so selfish?”(Zusak 169). The reader gets inside of Max’s brain and it is shown how he really feels about the Hubbermanns housing him.
She wears her punishments and she is being forced to wear the scarlet letter as a mark of shame on her chest.¨On the breast of her gown, in fine red cloth surrounded with an elaborate embroidery and fantastic flourishes of gold thread, appeared the letter 'A.' It was so artistically done, and with so much fertility and gorgeous luxuriance of fancy, that it had all the effect of a last and fitting decoration to the apparel which she wore; and which was of a splendor in accordance with the taste of the age, but greatly beyond what was allowed by the sumptuary regulations of the colony¨ (Hawthorne).She wears the letter “A” while looking good for the sin she's committed because she is going against her society and they know she did the sin.At the sametime she is basically letting them know that she committed the sin but i wanna look my best for myself that's how
Browning’s poem bears apparent meanings so that the readers will be misleading. Consequently, it is compulsory to observe the speech, rhetoric, and tone of the poem to evaluate characters. Ultimately, the poet tried to reveal the devilish characters of the Duke and he has a number of faults, but primary of them all is his supreme arrogance as the poem reveals. Immediately, in the first lines of the poem, the Duke is boasting about the painting at the art gallery. The Duke pulls off the curtain and shows the painting of his wife to the envoy.
He is seized against his will in the residence of a police officer and his wife and is enforced to wear the clothing of the couple’s dead son. During his stay in their home, Azaro stares at a ceremony where the policeman puts in force the seven men to take oath. Azaro’s explanation of this scene arrests his fear and mistrust of the type of men who choose to be part of an indestructible alliance: In a tremulous voice he said that if he had betrayed his oath in any way he should be run over by a lorry. He made a guttural sound. He consecrated his statement by drinking the potion in the calabash.