In the book Clash of Kings, George R.R. Martin declaimed, “I will hurt you for this. I don’t know how yet, but give me time. A day will come when you think yourself safe and happy and suddenly your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth, and you’ll know the debt is paid.” Revenge is a dangerous act and can lead to death and injury. Edgar Allan Poe wrote an eerie and sinister piece of work called “The Cask of Amontillado.” The tale is told by a narrator named Montresor, who was insulted multiple times by a man named Fortunato.
In Macbeth’s speech while he is in deep thought on their plan to murder Duncan, Shakespeare uses metaphor to foreshadow their righteous mental demise. When Macbeth is hesitating whether or not he should assassinate Duncan, he was afraid that “We still have judgement here, that we but teach/ Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return/ To plague th’ inventor.” (1.7.8-10). The “inventor” was referring to Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, Macbeth is afraid that the “judgment” and “bloody instructions will hurt them. In these lines, Macbeth, driven by ambition, could not mollify himself of this immoral plan of Lady Macbeth. Shakespeare foreshadowed their suffering of guilt by mentioning the word “Blood” throughout the whole play after this point.
The true question is will Hamlet ever get his revenge or will he delay until it is too late? Hamlet is presented with several opportunities to pursue his vengeance, but delays each time for multiple reasons in which reveal his true nature. There are many reasons Hamlet restrains from killing Claudius. Firstly, Hamlet does not know whether the ghost should be believed or if it is just the devil in disguise trying to trick him. This is a valid reason because if the ghost is the devil, then Hamlet’s soul will be damned to the Hell.
For instance, Poe uses different types of irony in the short story The Tell-Tale Heart to build suspense and tension, making the reader wonder whether the character will kill the old man or get caught. “I loved this old man… I think it was his eye...I made up my mind to take the life of the old man and thus rid myself of the eye forever.” (paragraph 2) This is an example of verbal irony. The author also writes,“What’s that noise, make it stop.” (paragraph 16). This example portrays situational irony, for when the narrator's guilt gets to the narrator, it is leading up to suspense and the confession of the murder. Poe uses this to help express the true feelings and intentions of the narrator when he talks about killing the old man and has the old man's heart drive him to confession.
This fear was exhaustively discussed in the article The Wisdom of Fearing Only Fear. The author Phyllis Morris explained the role of fear in the fictional story of Harry Potter series. He emphasizes that fear of the unknown encompasses our fear of death. He said that not knowing what was in store for us after dying made people anxious of death. There 's uncertainty on whether there is really life after death.
The theme of the fear of the unknown is developed in “The Pit and the Pendulum” by Edgar Allan Poe and “The Minister’s Black Veil” by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Not knowing what can happen triggers mixed emotions of fear, anxiety, and anxiousness. Humans tend to fear the unknown because life never follows through with the plans that one has in mind. Knowing that unexpected events or tragedies can occur, is what makes humans so terrified of the unknown. The narrator of “The Pit and the Pendulum” fears the possibility of a painful death and torture.
Because of the anticipation and the non-chronological order in this story, there is even more confusion presented upon the reader. Once again, death presents itself as one of the many reasons the story is surrounded by such a dark atmosphere. If it weren’t for the foreshadowing or indications Faulkner plays around with, we would not have suspected the death of Homer. Faulkner details, “the smell was the beginning of the end.” This indicates the decay of a body, which is unnatural for the story. William Faulkner’s inclusion of death reflects his writing skills.
Edgar Allan Poe’s use of literary devices to show the how fear of the characters in his stories are both helpful and harmful to them. Poe shows how the fears and obsessions of the narrators in his tales either lead to their inevitable death, or their miraculous survival. Edgar Allan Poe uses many literary devices in his texts, such as symbols, ironies, and figurative language, to show the strange and distorted ways of the characters, and the repercussion of their fears and obsessions. In Poe’s stories, a literary device he uses frequently throughout his stories, are symbols. For example, in the text “The The-Tale Heart”, Poe’s use of the old man’s eye symbolized the obsessions and fears of the narrator like, “Whenever it fell upon me, my blood
After Victor knew the creature existed and encountered it, his life and state of mind were changing. He described himself as being “the author of unalterable evils, and I lived in daily fear,” (Shelley, 155). When this is put in metaphorical context, it strengthens the importance of why it was mentioned. It proves knowledge, through the establishment of a creation, is dangerous since Frankenstein ended up being in a fearful place. When the style and words of multiple passages are put together, they display an explanation of a topic.
“Behind the wall” Suspense is used to bring fear Into a person's mind. In Edgar Allen Poe’s exciting story “The Cask of the Amontillado”, He creates a dark and suspenseful mood. Montresor has been plotting revenge on Fortunato, and the suspenseful mood lead Montresor to force the last stone into position and listen to the wails of Fortunato “low moaning cries”. From the beginning Poe used Montresor to create a suspenseful theme that leads another man locked behind a wall for eternity. The Suspenseful tone is seen through the word of Montresor.
The way he still sounds scorned about what Fortunato did to him leads me to believe that recounting his story is like a guilty pleasure to him. 3. Poe is able to build suspense through foreshadowing. Montressor is dressed in black and looks ominous while Fortunato is dressed as a jester, implying that he is about to made a fool of. On their way into the vault, Montressor continues to mention how they should turn back because the potassium nitrate could make Fortunato sick.
A Tell Tale Heart A person suffering from his inner self can be found to indulge in inhumane actions in the story “A Tell Tale heart”. The author is suffering from different kinds of obsessions which he tries to hide from the audience in the story in order to prove his sanity. In most of the part of the story, Poe is trying to convince the readers that he is not insane. However, his actions and reactions to various things in the story shows his level of insanity. The author is trying to create a theme of horror by murdering one of the characters on the basis that he has got a vulture resembling eye.
There was a step in the story that showed the suspense, creating therefore, the essay by Percy D’Aco has information on how the short story August Heat obtain the suspense. In a part of Percy’s essay, it says “ A horror writer may use foreshadowing notwithstanding, to suggest a frightening event that awaits a main character” the story August Heat has this type of suspense building up. In the story August Heat we see it beforehand what the character was afraid of in a part shows “ For some time I sat in silence. Then a cold shudder ran down my spine. I asked him where he had seen the name” the suspense builds up by scaring the character and this shows information from Percy’s