While historical in nature Belmont uses “The Vampire Bible” found in the Scriptures of Delphi, which he believes holds the answers to how vampires came to be, to enlighten readers on the origins of vampires. Belmont uses deductive reasoning by starting with theory, moving on to hypothesis, next working on his observations, and then attempting to confirm this hypothesis. By giving an in depth account on how Ambrosia became the first vampire according to the Scriptures of Delphi, Belmont persuades or at least attempts to make his readers believe that this the true vampire origin
Come to think of it, I would also place this book as a romance because it involves the protagonists slowly falling in love with each other as well as several love triangles throughout the novel. I think the reason the book goes by the title The Mortal instruments: City Of Bones is because the story partially takes place in the City of Bones, also known as the Silent City. The Silent City is a necropolis that holds the dead bodies of slain Shadowhunters, and is an important place in this book. This is where Clary was taken to get her mind examined by the Silent Brothers, in attempt to search for her memories. The Mortal Instruments are three divine objects, given by the Angel Raziel centuries ago.
Death affects the story and evolves through all three Theban plays as its own distinctive entity. Both as a concept and a deity recognized by the characters, death plays a role in the direction of the narrative by influencing motivations, fears, and desires. In turn, each play gives death a different form just as it does with Oedipus or Creon by exploring the characterization of death and the implications of what kind of entity “Lord Death” is. In Antigone, the first Theban play written by Sophocles, death is a looming presence that marks a hard ending. Death is a destination for Antigone and it represents the end of her family, of her suffering, and of every mortal man.
According to The Oxford English Dictionary, embalming is the process of preserving and sanitizing a dead body for the main use of public viewings such as funerals. However, is it necessary to have this procedure done to a human body after death? Embalming has been a long tradition to the Americans and has been carried around for many years. In modern times, it is important for individuals to decide whether or not they want their own body or a family member to go through this procedure. In Jessica Mitford’s “Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain,” she effectively displays how a dead body should be treated with more respect and the practice of embalming should be discontinued.
In Stoker’s novel Dracula, Renfield is a patient in Dr. Seward’s mental asylum who has a desire to gain the life of small, living organisms (e.g., flies, spiders, and rats) by consuming their souls. Although the purpose of Renfield’s character may be considered irrelevant to the central plot of Dracula, it is of utmost significance. To elaborate, the Renfield sub-plot functions as an “abstract representation for a better understanding” and in-depth knowledge to the character of Count Dracula through Renfield’s actions (Dracula). According to Gray, the character of Renfield “parallels aspects of Dracula 's livelihood,” such as his need to consume life. The dark relationship that Renfield and Dracula share is evident in the scene when Renfield
The battle raged on the plain of Thermopylae. The gut wrenching stench that wafted from the bodies of the fallen nauseated me. I knelt and prayed for the gods to guide my sword and blind the eyes of the enemy, I prayed for them to hand us this victory. I prayed for the fate of Sparta. “LEONIDAS!” the voice, trained to carry over the cries of pain and vengeance, pierced my trauma and I looked up to see my army slowly falling and giving way to the Persian hordes.
After all the events above occur, the second play begins with Orestes at his father’s grave with Electra. He tells his sister “Apollo’s great strong oracle shall not forsake me now. It told me to accept this challenge, loudly cheered me on, warmed the gall in me with dire predictions.” This means that Apollo, Greek god of the sun, was able to persuade Orestes to avenge Agamemnon’s death by pursuing the quest to kill his mother. In Ghosts of Theatre and Cinema in the Brain by Mark Pizzato, it is stated that we all have unconscious “zombies” in our neurological pathways that are “perfectly alert and capable of making complex, skilled movements” (Pizzato 56). I believe that Orestes had unconsciously wanted to kill his mother to avenge his father’s death for many years.
First, Poe uses disturbing topics and rich vocabulary to really scare the reader at times. The scary tone has a trend through all of his stories which makes the reader more engaged. In “The Tell Tale Heart” Poe talks about death and how an eye viewed as, “an evil eye” could cause someone to kill. It took some time, but Poe lead the whole story up to the gruesome murder scene. “First of all I dismembered the corpse.
Throughout the play Romeo and Juliet, there are numerous literary or poetic techniques applied to describe a larger effect by revealing a particular element, such as character, conflict or theme. One particular technique Shakespeare incorporated are various motifs to illustrate the theme of death, a common theme illustrated in several acts and scenes of the play. To begin with, motifs are recurring themes and ideas described in literary work. Although there are multiple motifs present in the play, the most crucial motifs are astronomical figures/references, poison and potions, in which both describes the theme of death. First and foremost, the motif of astronomical figures illustrated the theme of death.
Tom Morris walks up beside Alexandru, it is no presented that he has betrayed them and has been working for Alexandru the whole time. Claiming that he wants resurrect Quincey Harker from the dead. Then, Victor Frankenstein, along with Larissa, charges into the chapel to aid Jamie. Jamie then shoots his signature weapon, the T-Bone, that sends the cross from behind Alexandru to come crashing down on top of Alexandru, pinning him down to the floor. Jamie walks over stakes Alexandru into the heart, killing Alexandru.
The sarcophagus is carved in realistic detail that shows the violence of battle. Emma-o from late 16th-early 17th century shows Asian power. Made of wood, lacquer, Gold Gilt and Glass he sits in judgment. According to the Dallas Museum of art “Emma-O was imagined as the King of Hells, he is shown with a ferocious, snarling face. Yet he was also believed to send a dead spirit to favorable reincarnations, and so was seen as a beneficent power.” And “judge of the dead, who assigned people after death to one of six states of reincarnation”.
Rebecca Williams talks about The Vampire Diaries, and how it was a series of novel and later turns into a teen horror television series. The debate on the similar genre of vampires movies explains how The Vampire Diaries has dominated and is most representative on contemporary vampire and supernatural. The author also shortly describes the role of the vampire and how it plays and associates to the current and evolving society. This is related to my claim in which the article can provide supportive evidence on the description of vampires and use it to explain further on how they are similar to human. The discussion of saying The Vampire Diaries is a horror television series can help to explain my research topic theme, violence.
When you think of Dracula, you remember the fairy tale you were told as a child about vampires, but in reality how much of the story was a myth? The name Dracula reminds children and adults alike of the vampire they have so often heard of in movies and books. However, his story was quite different from what they may have heard. This story blurs the line between fiction and fact, when Bram Stoker gains inspiration from actual events and creates a legendary character Dracula is a vampire, hundreds of years old, with supernatural powers and weaknesses. He 's extremely physically strong and can shapeshift into several different forms.