The impression that Miss Emily gives us about her is that she is a “necrophiliac”. Necrophilia means a sexual attraction to dead bodies. She is mentally disturbed, and driven to her act by insanity. Miss Emily kills her victim, Barron, to keep him around because she truly loves him and she does not want to let go. Both protagonists have a distorted perception of
“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown” (H. P. Lovecraft). In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird and Shakespeare’s Macbeth, many characters are shown to be primarily driven by this emotion. Characters such as Mayella Ewell in To Kill A Mockingbird or Malcolm and Donalbain in Macbeth are shown to act drastically because of fear. Actions such as Macbeth killing Banquo in fear of being exposed or Mayella accusing an innocent man, display how humans are primarily driven by fear. In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird and Shakespeare's Macbeth, it is shown that humans are primarily driven by fear through the actions of the characters.
He tries to cover it up but the guilt is too much for him, much like Macbeth. Both pieces of literature portray the power of guilt by showing how the characters deteriorate from the actions that have committed. For example how Macbeth starts to see the ghost of Banquo, his loyal friend whom he orders to be killed. ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ and Macbeth show how evil
In this story, the man confesses to a murder when the guilt overwhelms him. It results in consequence of his murder was the guilt. Likewise, the theme of “The Gryphon” is that stretching the truth can cause consequences. In this narration, the substitute teacher lies to the students which result in the consequences of mental and physical cruelty. Both themes, also infer to a similar consequence of mental cruelty.
In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein becomes obsessed with the need for revenge on his monster. The demon that Victor creates kills Elizabeth, one of his many victims that are close to Victor’s heart, and this sets Victor over the psychological edge. Victor gets consumed with a burning sensation and hatred for the monster: “I was possessed by a maddened rage when I thought of him, and desired and ardently prayed that I might have him within my grasp to wreak a great and signal revenge on his cursed head” (Shelley 147). This heated quote shows the intense hatred Victor has for his creation. He actually prays for the opportunity to get his hands on the monster so he can kill him himself.
Teagan Hawes Author’s Craft Essay In life, humanity needs to see past the surface of others, or they will face the pain of guilt later on. In the story, “The Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, the narrator has an obsession with an old man’s eye--an eye that brought great agony among the narrator whenever he looked upon it. He couldn’t bare seeing that eye any longer, thus, he decided to kill the old man because of it. Feeling great remorse and guilt by the end of the story, the narrator becomes paranoid and scared. There are a variety of craft moves that are compounded to contribute to this story and make it as interesting as it is.
This is a consequence of his greed and illogical behavior as is evident when the speaker describes the happenings of Beowulf’s funeral and foreshadows the downfall of the Geats by saying that, “a Geat woman too sang out in grief;/ with hair bound up, a wild litany/ of nightmare and lament; her nation invaded, /enemies on the rampage, bodies in piles, / slavery and abasement” (3150- 3155). The usage of the words “bodies in piles” and “enemies on rampage” paints a grim picture of the Geats’ downfall. The sound imagery used in the lines “a wild litany of nightmare and lament” indicate immense despair and chaos. Thus, if Beowulf would not have succumbed to his greed for glory and was still alive, his people would not have been left defenseless to deal with eventual “slavery and abasement”. Thus, Beowulf’s fate serves as a warning to the Anglo- Saxon warrior against excessive indulgence in pride and greed.
“The black Cat” and “The Telltale Heart” both effectively use the same point of view to convey different concentrated emotional impacts. A concentrated emotional impact is the intense feeling the reader gets from a piece of literature. While the point of view of a story is the method a narrator uses to tell the story in their chosen perspective. For “The Telltale Heart” is about a character that attacks and murders the person they work for because they felt threatened by the catalytic eye they had. While “The Black Cat” has a narrative about the loss of grace the main character experiences and then becomes engulfed by darkness and bitterness resulting in the death of his wife, in which he blames on a black cat.
In this, gothic literature used our imagination to establish an impression of revulsion in the reader. At the end of the story, Faulkner wanted the reader to understand how disturbed Miss. Emily’s mind proceeded to be. Faulkner added, “Then we noticed that in the second pillow was the indentation of a head.” Faulkner wrote that statement to show that not only did Miss. Emily kill the man; she slept with his decaying corps.
She is the symbol of dark world. Witches use Macbeth’s envy Malcolm and suffered him in fear. However, Hecate ruined all of good quality that Macbeth had. She planned to bring Macbeth up to the safest position hypocritically and crash the dreamworld that they made for him. Hecate sowed discord among all of us, especially Macbeth.