We are familiar with the negative connotation of hell, a place where eternal suffering was to be found. But in her story, the Underground Realm was described to be a place with no pain or lies. This is the description of a world Ofelia wants to escape to because she lives in a grim reality where those things are abundant. Ofelia was narrating what she wanted to have had in her life as she suffered through the pain of losing her father and seeing her mother wed a vile
Stephanie Hanes manages to do something quite similar to this. Throughout her article, she tells a story of a woman who battles with rescuing her beloved children, then proceeds to give us even more stories of how people are suffering so horridly. Then, as all seems lost, a light in the clouds appear and some people are able to manage it with their children, and make them stray away from the curse of Disney. People have managed to find a path through the darkness, there is hope. But alas, the threat is still out there, perhaps she was wrong, perhaps the hope was just an illusion.
Also In line 3 there is also a hyperbole, Juliet is exaggerating that she has, saying that her fear is freezing her blood which is an exaggeration because fear cannot freeze up your blood. In line 20 personification is used, Juliet is saying the vault that she will be taken to is a mouth that bears foul smells. In line 29 Juliet is imagining her bloody cousin lying there in his rotting corpse which is an example of imagery. In line 34 Juliet is comparing the screams in the vault to mandrakes which are Mediterranean plants used for magic and medicine and they are allegdely shrieking as they are pulled out of the ground, which is an example of a simile because they compared these two things not using like. In line 37 she uses personification with the line “hideous fears” which a fear cannot be hideous.
She hates Solange because she reminded her of their position, of their reality. Though she is the favoured one between the 2 sisters, she is more venomous in her hatred for her Mistress as she really tried her best to make the mistress drink the poison tea. At the end of the play, she wanted to die as the mistress so she can die free in her fantasy world and can break her sister out from servitude by making her a criminal. The Mistress Age: Late
In “A Barred Owl” by Richard Wilbur and “The History Teacher” by Billy Collins, both poets use literary techniques such as imagery, euphemisms, and irony to uniquely exemplify both the positive and negative results of efforts made by adults to protect and preserve the innocence of children. Wilbur’s “A Barred Owl” describes a young girl who awakens one night to the sound of an owl calling, however, her parents quickly mislead her to believe that the owl is simply asking them silly questions, in order to disguise the fact that the owl is actually about to hunt down its prey. Wilbur develops this message powerfully through the incorporation of imagery that not only sets forth the setting of the poem but also graphically illustrates the thought
In the novel the author uses the elements of good and evil from fairy tales to have an opposite effect in the novel. In Little Red Riding Hood the reader can see that the girl plays the good character as she wants to help her sick grandmother. The wolf is seen as the evil character as he wants to destroy the girl and the grandmother. Little Red Riding Hood gains power over the wolf with help of the hunter, due to that she defeats the wolf alone “Red Riding Hood, however, quickly fetched great stones with which they filled the wolf 's belly, … , but the stones were so heavy that he collapsed at once, and fell dead”. This is a similar case for Beauty and the Beast.
In spite of the fact that the narrator loves the old man, he kills him because he afraid of his blue “evil eye”. Similarly, the protagonist in “A Rose for Emily” is Emily Grierson. The house that she lives in drives her mind to inhabit it in dusty and dark. Miss Emily is a mysterious character. The impression that Miss Emily gives us about her is that she is a “necrophiliac”.
In the beginning of the story, he is a brave, courageous person who people respect, but the witches’ first predictions influence him in a negative way that lead him to kill King Duncan. Macbeth feels guilty before he even commits the crime because of his wife. “I have given suck, and know / How tender ‘tis to love the babe that milks me; / I would, while it was smiling in my face, / Have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums / and dashed the brains out, had I so sworn as you / Have done to this.” (1.7.55-60). Lady Macbeth makes Macbeth feel guilty by saying that she would willingly kill a baby for him if the action would help in any way. This causes Macbeth to follow through with his wife’s plan to murder
Carter through the wolf stories in ‘The Bloody Chamber’ completely dissolves familiar terrors and horrors through the subversion of the traditional fairy-tale narrative and conventional social norms. In the Company of Wolves Carter dissolves the terrors surrounding sex which previously is used by society as a means of oppression by creating fear. The young girl within the narrative refuses to be a victim; “the girl burst out laughing, she knew she was nobody’s meat,”highlighting the refusal to conform by succumbing to familiar fears of horrors and terrors. Furthermore, the use of the word “laughing” highlights the girls empowerment through her new-found freedom as well as further revealing the idea that the familiar terrors seems ridiculous,
“Doom creeps in on rubber treads”, rubber treads are used for rubber work boots so we thought it safe to assume this doom the poet speaks of is none other than her husband (Tanning 1.5). Him being doom, something to fear of, we relate it back to the werewolf. “Countless overwrought housewives” Telling how sad a life as a house wife is with their minds being unraveled like threads as they apply makeup as a mask or tranquilizer to appear calm on the outside (Tanning 1.6). Perfectionism is often mentioned, “Sit tight, be perfect, swat the spies” Spies secretly collect information, by sitting still and acting perfect she is seeming innocent with nothing to hide from her peers (Tanning 1.11). “Drink tasty antidotes” An antidote is a medicine given to counteract a poison or in this case, the poison being her worries and the antidote being alcohol as many adults often “drown their worries in alcohol” (Tanning 1.13).