In the end his daydreams were not enough to save him, “His body, with a broken neck, swung gently from side to side” (840). This is the climax of where Bierce displays his beliefs of hatred towards war and fighting, since the “soldier-at-heart” is hung. He is not able to escape, like fairytales, because wars are real and people die, it is not a great adventure that people like to believe. Bierce resents war and hints to this undertone throughout An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, masking it with figurative language. Bierce subtly hints throughout the story about the folly of war and its destructions rather than its ability to solve disputes.
George is innocent because he also knew that the dream would never work out and there would never really be a safe place that Lennie and him could call home. ‘’ I think I knowed from the very first I think I knowed we would never do her he used to like hearin about it so much I got to thinkin maybe we would. In this quote George explains to Candy that the dream will never come true no matter what they do. George knew after what happened the dream would not happen and there would be no safe place for Lennie. Many people believe that George is guilty because he and Lennie could have gotten away but, George is innocent because he also knew that if he did not kill lennie he would suffer when Curley got to him.
Hill Billy aimed his gun up in the tree at the coon, BOOM, a 12 gauge shot rang throughout the river bottom. As soon as that coon hit the ground another one came running past Hill Billy and Camo followed. Hill Billy finally came to the tree in which the coon was tree 'd in. This particular tree was right in the middle of the river. Camo wouldn’t go in the river which was unusual Hill Billy thought.
John Parker, the security guard on duty, lunged at Booth right after the fire, but he lept from the balcony where Lincoln’s seat was and ran into the night on horseback. He was later found in a barn the next day, and was shot dead. Although the outcomes that Booth wanted to get out of this murder didn’t happen, Abraham Lincoln’s assassination was justified for John Wilkes Booth because he had a reason for killing him, which was his frustration and anger at how Lincoln supported African Americans, and he was a Confederate sympathizer while Abe was part of the Union.
After the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which allowed settlers of Kansas to decide on the question of slavery, was passed, pro-slavery and anti-slavery settlers alike poured into Kansas to turn the tide towards their own end. The result was widespread violence and crime, known as “Bleeding Kansas”. In an act of revenge, Brown and his sons traveled to Pottawatomie Creek and killed five “pro-slavery” men, none of whom actually owned slaves., His raid on the Federal armory at Harper’s Ferry, resulted in the death of an African American, who confronted Brown and three other civilians. Brown believed that other slaves would come to his aid and escape together to the Alleghany (Appalachian) Mountains, where they would be able to subsist and defend themselves from attack; when the slaves were sold further south, slavery would be purged from one county, making his attack a success. Brown’s attack was not only meant to free hundreds of slaves, but also to send a clear political message: he was going to drive slavery out of the United States by coercion.
In page 1 it says, “He taken a dreary road, darkened by all the gloomiest trees of the forest...narrow path creep through, and closed immediately behind.” The descriptive words the author establishes makes readers visualize the forest. As I kept on reading further, I didn’t comprehend why Brown and the man decided to meet in the forest? It seemed Brown was afraid of the forest because he mentioned there being a devilish Indian behind
After the first barn burning incident, Abner then goes on to deliberately step “in a pile of fresh droppings where a horse had stood” and smear his shoes on the plantation owner’s beautiful rug from France (Faulkner). These deranged actions stem from his oppression and symbolize his personal acts of rebellion against this class system that has ruined his family’s quality of life. In Marxist theory, “the continuing conflict” between the bourgeois and proletarian classes “[leads] to upheaval and revolution by oppressed peoples” (Brizee et. al). Faulkner demonstrates the truth in this statement by Abner’s burning of the barn and dictating actions towards his family.
Creon says that Apollo plagued Thebes and pre- determined revenge through Laius’s murder. The plays portray Deus ex machina during a discussion between Creon and Oedipus. Creon tells Oedipus about the prophecy “then I will tell you what I heard at Delphi in plain words. The God commands us to expel from the land of Thebes an old defilement we are sheltering. It is a deadly thing, beyond cure we must; not let it feed upon us longer”.
“Out, Out—” demonstrates the brevity of life and warns society against growing up too fast while “After Apple-Picking” describes an elderly man who is prepared to die after a long life of picking apples. Death is not a subject that can easily be put into words or described. This fact explains the entire appeal of death and darkness to poets. Both are mysterious, indescribable, and elicit a wide variety of emotions from people. Frost uses the darkness in “Out, Out—” and “After Apple-Picking” to symbolize death and accurately represents the conflicting feelings that human have towards life and
“Caution, Sir! I am eternally tired of hearing that word caution. It is nothing but the word of cowardice!” John Brown John Brown is a fervent abolitionist who seizes the arsenal at the Harpers Ferry, planning to start a slave revolt. On the night of October 16, 1859, he leads 21 men to the arsenal and does an act of violence. He brutally kills many innocent people just because they are in his way.
The Takers were notorious for their animal-like behaviour, killing anyone in their path. Fagarous was not one to take on a whole camp of such beings, backing up slowly from the newly found camp, drawing minimal attention to himself. Having created seemingly enough distance between him and the trolls, Fagarous decided that the best option here is to take a longer but safer route, avoiding any further encounters with The Takers. Assuming his safety, Fagarous was no-longer worried about The Takers, and picked up on a lovely tune to whistle, almost singing in symphony with the birds. As he whistled, happily riding along a narrow footpath next to a rushing stream, he heard a crack and rattling in the treeline right next to him.
I still only got a glimpse of his rack because I was hooking up my release and then he was gone. Not sure what spooked that buck. Was it my scent swirling in the low spot he was in? Was it a bigger buck running him out of the thicket behind me? I will never know but the deer on the hill eating acorns continued until dark.
Then Leper could be the crazy psycho path side of Gene after he goes to war. My first piece of evidence is after Gene bounces on the limb of the tree branch and makes Finny fall out of the tree. Gene thinks as they walk towards the door “I supposed that Quackenbush was studying me to see if he could detect a limp. But I knew that his flat black eyes would never detect my trouble.[Pg. 69]”.