The hybrid context of myth and modern technology in Midnight Robber creates possibilities of agency in physical, psychological and linguistic divergence and duality. The central trope of this agency is Tan-Tan and her “Robber Queen” persona. It is a corollary of the tale of the “Robber King” which is a classical masquerade from the Trinidad Carnival. The King would wear exaggerated robber costumes and stop people in the streets and tell them a fantastic tale in exchange for coins. The wordy tale would be about him being the son of an African prince who’d been subsequently stolen into slavery and brought to a land full of strange-looking people.
Early into the age of romantic writing, a wonderful passage was written by Washington Irving called “The Devil and Tom Walker.” The short story was about a man named Tom Walker who stumbles upon another man who changes his life. Irving took many ideas that are present in other romantic pieces, one of them being mystery. Mystery was an important part in many of the lives of romantics. One example in his story was when Tom meets a man in the forest who prints his signature, or fingerprint, on the forehead of Tom. Irving writes, “When Tom reached home, he found the black print of a finger burnt, as it were, into his forehead, which nothing could obliterate” (Irving 131).
Poe’s story “The Gold Bug” was referenced from the story of Captain Kidd, a 17th century British privateer, and outlaw. The parchment which Legrand captures is later discovered to be engraved with cryptic writing and an symbol almost the same as the death’s-head marking on the insect. Legrand deciphers the message and follows its instructions, which leads him to uncover the buried treasure of Captain. In the passage, the mysterious scarab beetle bites Legard, and he becomes very sick thus making him seeming delirious. In shamanic societies, beetles are depicted as creators of the world, in ancient Egypt beetles are seen as “solar”.
These proclaimed monsters are violent, fraudulent, sodomites, or traitors. Seven circles deep, this circle has been divided into three rings. First is occupied by those who were violent towards other people and property as well as murderers. sank into a river of boiling blood and fire. In the Middle Ring, the poets see suicidal sinners who have been turned into trees and bushes which are eaten by the demonic harpies.
I can prove this by quoting, "When they shoot Tom Robinson , while lost in his unavailing effort to scale the wall in quest, Mr. Underwood, the editor of The Montgomery Advertiser, likened Tom 's death to the senseless slaughter of songbirds by hunters and children '(Dave 50). This quote explains how Tom Robinson is an example of a Mockingbird. Another example of how Tom Robinson is a symbol of a mockingbird is stated here, "There 's a black boy dead for no reason, and the man responsible for it is dead. Let the dead bury the dead this time, Mr. Finch. Let the dead bury the dead"(Lee 369).
America’s first prominent serial killer of the 19th century, H. H. Holmes famously wrote amongst his series of murder confessions, "I was born with the devil in me. I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than a poet can help the inspiration to sing." He reasons—in an increasingly morbid comparison—that the root of murder and evil is innate, for nature itself had instilled the tendency and drive into his very being. Nowhere more acutely is this theme simultaneously displayed and countered than in Truman Capote’s nonfiction novel In Cold Blood (1965). In its entirety, through a plethora of narrations spanning the event of the murders and the following investigation, Capote crafts his story of the Clutter family murders on November
In the novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley reveals how revenge consumes and destroys those who surrender to it. Due to neglect and immediate abandonment during the beginning of his life, the creature develops a hostile attitude and seeks revenge on Victor Frankenstein. In response to the cottage dwellers attacking him, the creature exclaims “cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence of which you had so wantonly bestowed” and reveals his feelings “of rage and revenge” (Shelley 135).
Don't give him what he wants’”(Alexie). The quote is a detective talking about the Indian Killer and how he is a terrible person who is just killing people because he wants attention. This is just one of the many racial profiling examples that Sherman Alexie puts in his literature. Sherman Alexie ties his own experiences into all of his books, such as in this book he lives in Seattle, Washington. He also got inspired by Indians which he became close to since he grew up on the reservation.
Throughout the history of literature, forests or woods were used to symbolise a lost in morals or spirituality. The devil or The Black man was used to symbolise corruption or evil. Nathaniel Hawthorne uses forests and The Black Man to embody the spiritual and moral struggles of Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth in his novel The Scarlet Letter. The first time Roger Chillingworth appears to the readers, is during the first scaffold scene. He was deformed and hunchbacked.
A lot of people want something someone else has. In hamlet some sins are even multiplied together, for example the ghost wants his revenge on claudius and he also wants his crown back which is both wrath and envy. Throughout the play the seven deadly sins will appear frequently. Claudius, before the play even began wanted to be the king of denmark. In the graveyard scene the ghost tells hamlet that claudius, filled with envy and wrath came into the orchard where king hamlet slept and poured poison into his ear killing him.
The epic told written by Homer about a hero named Odysseus and his crew and their journey back to their homeland of Ithaca is closely related to the film, “O Brother Where Art ‘Thou”, by the Coen Brothers. But when looked at from a different perspective it is clear that the differences outweigh the similarities. In the movie there are many ways that each character can be perceived. For example, the sheriff that is looking hunting Ulysses and his crew can be seen as the Devil or Poseidon. There is evidence that he is the devil because during the movie he burns two barns and the devil and fire are very closely related.