Poe describes: “The figure was tall and gaunt, and shrouded from head to foot in the habiliments of the grave. The mask which concealed the visage was made so nearly to resemble the countenance of a stiffened corpse that the closest scrutiny must have had difficulty in detecting the cheat. (…) But the mummer had gone so far as to assume the type of the Red Death. His gesture was dabbled in blood – his broad brow, with all the features of the face, was besprinkled with the scarlet horror.” (433) Therefore, the guest Poe has described represented the Red Death itself. Since at the beginning, Poe has also stated that: “Blood was its avatar and its seal – the redness and the horror of blood.
Rowlandson writes of Indians celebrations of battle “By their noise and hooping they signified how many they had destroyed” (The Third Reserve) Their savageness is also shown through her writing of Indians expressions of triumph “over some Englishmen’s scalps that they had taken” (The Third Reserve). Interpretation: Rowlandson portrays the Indians as savage through their culture and unholy acts towards Englishmen in the King Phillips war (Introduction). She is disturbed by the Indians savage celebrations of battle and in this way views them as savage (The Third Reserve). She also expresses her views of them being savage through her vocabulary, calling them “merciless heaven” and “inhumane creatures” (Introduction and The Second Reserve). The term “devour” shows a savage representation of their desired actions against the Englishmen
They also have completely different writing styles and choice of words due to the different writing styles. Both works focus on the horrors of war and what it does to the soldiers. The message the works convey both demonstrate how awful war is. They both demonstrate soldiers opinions on fighting and the war in general. Both are very good at using descriptive words and painting a very visceral picture
Myrtle’s red lips represent her haughty and bold personality, but red also represent blood and death. Such references can connect to future events such as Myrtle’s death. Other colors such as the grey ash heap can portray a gloomy, bleak, and depressing mood. Finally, the colors allow for a unique and elaborate development of the characters that wouldn't be achieved through other descriptions. This development is shown through Gatsby.
Kurzel deRose it onto the screen with the same violence that it sprays from the soldiers on the battlefield, and makes fair it's presence is just as keenly filled. Blood is ever present, squirting from the injured and coating Macbeth's assassinating hands; it even tellingly adorns the red text that starts the film, as well as the movie’s title when it appears once more at its conclusion”(Ward 1). Blood plays a big role in the movie. The blood represents death and it seems that every scene that Macbeth is in, you see the color red in some form.
In The Cask of Amontillado and The Tell-Tale Heart, Poe showcases a unique style of writing, rendering exceptional pieces of literature. Both stories are within the genres of horror and romanticism, however, Poe does not conform to these genres, as they were in the 19th century. Poe branches out of romanticism, and with horror, he developed gothic romanticism and pioneered psychological horror. Poe believed that art and literature were the most realistic and accurate depiction of individual human nature. Deviating from romanticism, which would have focused on external depictions of horror, he concentrated on internal depictions of the human mind which reveal a character’s internal struggle and therefore make his depictions more realistic and stylishly accurate.
Rage is clearly a rather extensive theme in the Iliad. Rage is defined as either a violent and uncontrolled anger or as a fit of violent wrath. In terms of the Iliad overall, rage would best be defined as a fit of violent wrath. After all the first line of the Iliad, “Rage:/sing; Goddess, Achilles’ rage,” (1. 1-2) describes the human emotion that leads to doom and destruction in this epic.
The aspect of ‘Divine Displeasure’ is attributed almost perfectly to Grendel, the monster of Beowulf and the terror of Hrothgar. Both authors paint a grotesque picture of their creations and how they both desire to destroy beauty; Aesthetic Iconoclasm, that is shared between the two figures. However, both authors present their monsters separate to one another in philosophy; with Grendel being a mindless savage and the Monster being more contemplative and questioning the nature of its own creation. ‘Monster’ characters have always been a target of both folk tales and pagan myths since the dawn of humanity, the very concept of a monstrous creature harkens back to the primal fear instinct of facing a dangerous predator that presents a danger to humanity. Grendel from Beowulf is the perfect example of this hysteria and
Describe what is would look like. I would use military uniforms to signify war and a type of battlefield to display the war. I would use the color red to display love and bloodshed and black to display darkness and confusion. I would use the shape of multiple circles to display the curves snakes have, which killed Cleopatra and also displays the type of people that Antony considered honest. I would use the textures bumpy and curvy to show that being a leader is not easy and that it is easy to go down a sinuous path.
One of the most famous veristic artist was Salvador Dali, who drew such beautiful scenes of fantastical creatures, melting clocks and some other elements. It is called veristic, meaning realistic, but this style is a type of drawing that is creative, the view into the fantasy world that has no connection to the reality. This type of surrealism can bring the viewer, then artist’s fantasy world, which is quite detailed because the artist tries to not filter parts that are unconscious. With a detailed painting, the viewer can have a cleaner view to the artist’s dream world, which then can interpret his/her wishes. Both types of surrealism techniques are used with an unconscious mind, as you can see it is quite