Revenge Literary Analysis Essay

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Revenge Literary Analysis There was a fire. It started just as the bell tolled midnight. Its starved flames consumed the house. Emma leapt to her feet as the flames began licking around her bed. She only had enough time to throw herself out of the window before her entire room was ablaze. Once she had rolled to her feet, she looked around for her family but no one was to be found. Nobody else had made it out in time, she knew this with a sick certainty. At the screeching of rubber on asphalt, Emma spun to see a black sedan fleeing the scene. They had done this, Emma was certain. Inside her, her own flame had started to burn. It grew until it was a raging inferno inside of her. The flame burned for revenge. Revenge is a common motivator in stories, fables, and poems alike. Themes about revenge often involve its downsides, or when it is an appropriate option. In “A Cask of Amontillado”, “The Coffin”, and “Lamb to the Slaughter”, Poe. Bradbury, and Dahl…show more content…
He shows details about Mary by way of her acting skills. She deceives the cashier with relative ease. He doesn’t suspect her, nor do the police when they arrive. In “Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl, the author writes, “Probably right under our very noses.” It supports the theme because Mary deceived them. They didn’t suspect her, or her food. Mary appears to be a simple wife, and they believe her ruse. Through the uses of tone, mood, characterization, and setting, the authors Poe, Dahl, and Bradbury illustrate themes of revenge. Poe used diction and setting in “A Cask of Amontillado”. In “The Coffin”, Bradbury uses diction and mood. In addition, dramatic irony and characterization are used by Dahl in “Lamb to the Slaughter. All of the authors use different literary devices to come to their conclusions. Though they vary slightly, they all convey themes that are based on the idea of
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