In spite of the fact that the narrator loves the old man, he kills him because he afraid of his blue “evil eye”. Similarly, the protagonist in “A Rose for Emily” is Emily Grierson. The house that she lives in drives her mind to inhabit it in dusty and dark. Miss Emily is a mysterious character. The impression that Miss Emily gives us about her is that she is a “necrophiliac”.
Curley’s wife had never received the letter nevertheless blamed her mother for taking the letter. She eventually realized that she needed to settle and that’s how ended up with Curley. Consequently, you are innocent till proven guilty. In the novel you can’t say she did try to seduce the men and you can’t really say she is innocent. Curley’s wife was trapped in a situation she couldn’t get herself out of.
Meeting Homer Barron was her biggest change from her old self, because her father did not allow her be in any relationships, but she went out in public with Homer “driving in the yellow-wheeled buggy and the matched team of bays from the livery stable” (454). Consequently, this was only because she was living in her own reality and believed that Homer would be the one to marry her. Homer was “not a marrying man” (454) and would not marry Emily, but she refused to accept the denial of marriage from him, so she killed him to keep him with her forever. She stayed within her house to keep herself in the Old South. When she told the men to see Colonel Sartoris, she was not aware that “Colonel Sartoris had been dead for almost ten years” (452) at that point.
Yet, the seemingly perfect relationship between significantly crumbles ends with patent gore and shock. Horror stories are usually staged in familiar places, for example in the modern era, haunted households, corpses in the wardrobe, etcetera. By writing about a familiar atmosphere, the author summons fear within the hearts of the readers as they anticipate the same thing will happen to them as they venture past grounds similar to the ones in the story, a psychological feat. Consequently, “the two table lamps alight-hers and the one by the empty chair opposite” depict the cosy aura within the Maloney household. By using the words ‘chair opposite’ and ‘table lamps’, where technology had arisen, the ambience is bright and mellow.
Pg 4. “I am outcast” Melinda mentally doesn’t want to speak so she can avoid all emotional confrontation Pg.28 “My throat squeezes shut”. Melinda’s silence slowly erodes her self esteem and leads to depressive behaviors. In the novel Speak the author uses the protagonist Melinda, to teach the reader the importance of verbal expression. Melinda refuses to speak about an event that occurred in her life; therefore, her classmates cannot show empathy toward her.
Arthur Vickers insanity and isolation result in all of the circumstances inside the short story “One’s a Heifer”. In conclusion, isolation results in a variety of fatal circumstances including Ann committing adultery with Steven, an epiphany about John and his death, and Vickers violent nature and him killing the
This guilt is caused by all of the evil she does, and sees her husband do; ultimately, her sleeplessness is caused by the evil inside of her and around her. All in all, sleeplessness is directly related to the amount of evil a person has experienced. Macbeth does evil actions, like murdering Duncan and Banquo, causing him to experience sleeplessness. Macbeth’s subjects experience sleeplessness because of what Macbeth does. Lady Macbeth experiences sleeplessness because of her husband and herself.
The two most important words in the poem is “Lenore” and “Nevermore.” Both of these words represent the reasons why the narrator was led to his self-destruction. Lenore because he griefed for her at all times and Nevermore because it’s his whole story in a word. Erika Pesca Mr. Adair Period 3 19 November 2015 Literary Journal: “The House in Cypress Canyon” The “Suspense” episode titled, “The House in Cypress Canyon” written by Robert L. Richards states that we should fear the unknown. Gothic elements of ab-human, domestic abjection, and horror are displayed in this episode. Ab-human can be seen when Ellen becomes something animal-like and bites her husband’s arm and domestic abjection is when Ellen is always seeking Jim’s attention or approval.
In The Masque of the Red Death, the author, Edgar Allen Poe, uses a combination of foreshadowing, diction, and symbolism to reveal a struggle for power and the desire to escape death in Prince Prospero’s castle. Selfishness will always get back to their owner, and the Red Death manages to sneak into the castle to kill everyone in there. Poe’s usage of literary devices has lured many critics and debaters to examine this short story. Foreshadowing is a literary device that the author uses in two ways. First, to provide the reader with some idea of what is going to happen in the story.
Throughout American literature and cinema history, the premature burial of someone has been displayed. In the American gothic short story, “The Fall of the House of Usher,” by Edgar Allan Poe, this is portrayed as well. Roderick Usher buries his twin sister, Madeline Usher, alive because he believes that she has died. In Poe’s, “The Fall of the House of Usher,” it showcases Poe’s troubled past with the death of loved ones due to disease. Thus, it contributes to the theme one can never trust anyone, even one’s own family.