An unnamed narrator tries to prove that he is sane and to prove so he tells his story about how he lived with this old man who he loved but hated his evil vulture eye so he made plan to kill him and every night he would sneak into the old man’s room and shine a sliver of lite on the old man’s eye but couldn’t kill him because he loved the old man. But then on the eighth night the old man wake up and he saw the old man’s eye and smothered him in his bed, chopped him up, and stuffed him under the floor boards until the police came and he lead them to the old man’s room where they rested for a moment until the narrator starts to hear what he thinks is the old man’s heart beat and confesses of his crimes. The suspense is created when the narrator checks on the old man. The text notes “All in vain; because Death, in approaching him, had stalked with his black shadow before him, and enveloped the victim. And it was the mournful inﬂuence of the unperceived shadow that caused him to feel—although he neither saw nor heard—to feel the presence of my head within the room” (Eager Poe 91).
Montag begins to collect more books hoping to find out more information on the past and why the world is the way it is. One night, when he was under a lot of stress, he told his wife that he had books. His wife was too terrified to live with it, so she turned him in. Captain betty ordered montag to burn his house down but montag not only set fire to his house on fire but he set fire to betty. Montag runs away but the mechanical hound shoots montag in the leg.
Then later that night, Gene and Finny are pulled from bed by a group of several other boys from Devon and are questioned about what really happened before Finny fell out of the tree. Even Leper is questioned. When Leper begins to say that Gene purposely shook the branch, Finny stands up and shouts about how he doesn’t care either way, before running away, falling down the stairs, and breaking his leg a second time. Later, Gene sneaks into the infirmary where Finny is staying but he is absolutely furious, and makes him leave. The next morning he tries to visit Finny again, and they both agree that his actions on the tree was not on purpose.
(Steinbeck, 85) Lennie shows his obsession with petting soft objects from the start. He accidentally kills small animals and causes trouble because of his strange habit, which leads Lennie to do the worst. When Curley’s wife tells Lennie to feel her hair, it results in him grabbing her, and snapping her neck without meaning to do so. Lennie doesn’t realize the amount of strength he has, and this ignorance causes Curley’s wife and her dream to die.
The truth he thought he covered up about his involvement in the My Lai Massacre came out bashing him the newspaper, and Kathy was left happy that the campaign was over but also struggling to get along with John (22). After a short time at the cabin, John had a creepy meltdown where he said the most vile thing he can, “Kill Jesus”, and then proceeds to boil water and ruin all the plants in the house (49). John woke up to find that she was no longer there and proceeded to think about how he will explain the situation (77-78). Kathy never came back because the amount of issues and the intensity they carried through their relationship had peaked and she committed
Dave had many marks from the beatings he would get at home along with the burns from the stove incident. He also was caught stealing food during the school day so he wouldn’t starve to death, but since his principal found out and called his mother his punishments extended and he was starved and beaten up, “ By the end of the session, my nose bled twice and I was missing a tooth” (p.33). He was also sleep deprived, he said that one of his teachers “began by questioning me about my attentiveness. I lied, saying I had stayed up late watching television”(p.33). Appearance was not much of a matter to Catherine, so he send Dave with the same torn, smelly clothes every single day, but Dave knew exactly what to say when questioned “When asked, I had my readymade excuses Mother brainwashed into me.”
Edgar Allan Poe is known for his dark and disturbing stories and poems that can keep some people up at night. In this story “The Tell Tale Heart”, Edgar Allan Poe tells about a man who hates the look of an old mans eye. He has nothing against him as a person; he actually likes him, however the old man’s blue eye mocks him. He believes he is smart by acting normal around him while he sneaks into the old man’s house every night trying to cut the eye out. He finally is able to kill the old man and get rid of the burden of the old man’s eye.
Thou know 'st 'tis common; all that lives must die, / Passing through nature to eternity” (1.2.70-75). Making this comment to Hamlet shows the mysteriousness in the death of King Hamlet. Gertrude also believes her son is insane because he murdered Polonius right in front of her eyes. This puts a huge burden on the mother because no mother wants to see
But this blow was arrested by the hand of my wife … I withdrew my arm from her grasp and buried the axe in her brain. She fell dead upon the spot, without a groan” (Poe). This is very similar in presentation to how The Tale-Tale Heart presents it, not that big of a deal that you did the act. The narrator kills his wife without a second thought because he wanted to kill the cat, but what I take from it is that he does not care about his wife enough that killing her does not mean anything to him, and that is insanity. In The Tell-Tale Heart the narrator does a very similar thing to what happens in The Black Cat, kills someone with no feelings of remorse for a very arbitrary reason.
Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Was Falsely Accused Of His Role In Lincoln’s Murder A little after the confederates surrendered at Appomattox, Lincoln went to see a play at Ford’s theater in Washington. D.C. The only security guard left to get a drink at a nearby bar, while he was gone Booth seized his chance and shot Lincoln In the head. Booth then jumped off onto the stage and broke his left ankle in the process and left.
That something was the motive, and the motive was Mrs. Wright’s bird. The men would not know this because they dismissed the kitchen and living area from having any significance to the case. They also mockingly asked the women what they had found without really caring about the answer. The women sensed this and therefore withheld information that would be vital in proving Mrs. Wright’s guilt in the murder of her husband. Had the men truly cared about what the women had found, perhaps the women would have shed light on their findings.
So every night, the butler scares at his eye at around midnight, he does this for one week. Then on the eighth night, the butler scares the old man and he dies. After this, the butler chops up the old man, and puts his body parts under the floorboards. Later the police come, but don’t find anything. They stay for a drink, but after a couple minutes, the butler confesses.
“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality”-Edgar Allan Poe. All great horror stories represent that quote. There is one story that does not. “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs is not a horror story because there is not a monster, it is not believable, and it does not have a creepy setting. Classic horror stories usually have some sort of a monster in it, whether the monster is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde or Frankenstein.
The Monkey’s Paw” and “The Raven” have a sullen, baleful feeling throughout each of them, but Poe’s writing is more dreary and melancholy while Jacobs is enticingly suspenseful and eldritch. “...and a horrible fear that his wish would bring his mangled son before him ere he could escape from the room seized upon him, and he caught his breath as he found he lost the direction of the door. His brow cold with sweat, he felt his way around the table, and groped along the wall until he found himself in the small passage with the unwholesome thing in his hand.” With the usage of words such as horrible, mangled, seized, sweat, unwholesome, etc., Jacobs produces an eerie image of the monkey’s paw and its power. It shows the characterization of Mr.