After the murder of Caesar, while Rome was in chaos, armies were preparing for civil war. While one army was marching to battle, eagles disappeared and were replaced by many black birds. Cassius said “And in their steads do ravens, crows, and kites fly o’er our heads… their shadows seem a canopy most fatal under which our army lies.” (904) Cassius stated that it felt like a canopy most fatal, meaning a rooflike covering foretelling death. That is exactly what it was.
The setting of a story can make one feel as though they are flying on a cloud or as if one is in the rain on a dreary day, the setting plays a huge role in a story for it gives you the surroundings and the time and place of when the story takes place and what is going on in a story. The settings for the Cask of Amontillado is a dreary one. So what makes this story a dark and eerie tale? This paper will the settings of the cask of Amontillado and how it has a dreary setting. While the Cask of Amontillado has a more sinister and creepy setting as we can see on page 117 “the vaults are insufferably damp” (Mays, Cask of Amontillado) sets up for a dark and dreary setting.
In lines 28 through 30, it states, “Now the darkness had consumed the light, just as the sea outside threatened to devour the tower.” By using personification, Bray gives an image that influences the anxious mood. On the contrary,
It was especially foolhardy because he ran after a fight when the honest hands might have needed him the most. When he said “bolt”, it suggested that he wasn’t thinking about his actions and that he just ran as soon as he had the thought. In conclusion, this action shows that Jim is foolhardy because he isn’t thinking about his actions and he is leaving the injured honest hands defenseless. As it has been shown, Jim is foolhardy because he ran out from under the bridge, goes off of the ship with the pirates, and runs out of the stockade. Although Jim’s actions were extremely foolhardy, they worked out in the end because of luck.
Just as Odysseus warned his crew, “old shipmates our stores are in the ship’s hold, food and drink; the cattle here are not for our provision, or we pay dearly for it (meaning losing his entire crew)” (page 220) after skillfully escaping from the treacherous hands and mouth of Skylla and Kharybdis on the island of Thrinakia, but they decided to listen to Eurylochus instead, who coaxed them by saying, “You’ve gone through everything; listen to what I say. All deaths are hateful to us, mortal wretches, but famine is the most pitiful, the worst end that a man can come to” and to “better open your lungs to a big sea once for all than waste to skin and bones on a lonely island” (page 221). Similarly, I’ve gone through a moment of self-restraint, which turned into a moment of no self-control.
My personal favorite theory is the weirdest, strangest, and most peculiar one of them all; the theory of the ancient Suckerfish. The myth like theory proposes that giant Suckerfish colonized and lurked in the waters where the Battle of Actium took place. Suckerfish of this size could sink boats or extremely delay their movements. Cleopatra could’ve seen or been aware that Suckerfish played in these waters and turned back to flee. A Suckerfish is scientifically called a Remora.
The rule of the conch was the first rule established by the assembly. Breaking the conch led to the end of civility on the island. People’s voices can no longer heard. Jack’s philosophy of having no rules is ultimately what kills Piggy and Simon. The boys would continue to harm others because without rules, they cannot be controlled.
In the novel Life of Pi, by Martel Yann, he uses a juxtaposition to show Pi’s ambivalence: “It’s not right that gentleness meet horror. Better that you had died right away" (139). Here the contrast is between “gentleness” and horror”. These two words show Pi’s ambivalent feelings. He thinks the Orange is a great mother but he does not hope that she comes to his lifeboat because she will arouse a massacre.
When a storm happens Pi says, “the sea roared like a tiger”, (215). Some would be glad for rain, but with Pi the rain is only a nuisance, reminding him that he is all alone. Throughout the story Pi feels the need to give up multiple times, one of those times he says, “it is like an end game in chess, a game with few pieces”, (217). Pi truly felt that he had a few options that could either end in his survival or death. Similes can depict a character's feelings, in this case it shows the power fear any have over anyone.
Yes, I think the narrator is responsible for Doodle’s death. He could have helped him when he fell but he was being lazy. He “ran as fast as [he] could, leaving him far behind with a wall of rain dividing us.” (6) The narrator left Doodle behind during the storm leading to him dying.
"Alec Ramsay and Black Minx are out in front, five lengths ahead, AND THEY ARE UNDER THE WIRE!" the radio in the barn blared. I had just finished jumping my palomino "Above the Clouds" but I call him Cloud for short. Blackwater Ranch was owned by the Leigh's but they were at a horse show, so I was watching the ranch for them. I took my hunt seat saddle off Cloud's back then removed the saddle pad and set it out to dry.
The poem “Steerage” by the poet David Citino helps us understand a lot about the immigrants experience. David Citino helps us understand more about immigrants experience in several different ways, heres 3. One way of helping us better understand the immigrants experience is when he says “who inhabits the future they desire freedom from poverties dirty fire” (citino). Which also means, the future is being free from being poor and by immigrating to America they actually have a chance at success. Next a second way David Citino help us better understand immigrating, was when he says “a mode of going from dark days to light, to develope all ways “ (Citino).