“Calm yourself, Archdevil. It has succeeded.” The fly intoned “But there were complications, the devil power was too strong....” The Lord of flies seemed to laugh. “You bastard, take me there now!” The serpent’s blood red eyes seemed to shine with a malevolent glint. “Have you forgotten, you cannot cross the world barrier. That child is on the other side, along with its mother’s corpse.
He continues instead in his quest for pleasure and intern allows his soul to disintegrate even further. The portrait of Dorian Gray acts as his moral indicator, but Gray simply disregards it. Dorian instead prefers to curtail his sins and live his life with the absence of morality by locking away the portrait. The memory of this terrible portrait however continues to return to haunt him. This makes Dorian paranoid and he fears that the painting will be discovered and his appearance will be forever tarnished to the world.
A few blocks down, there is a young man lying on his bed, contemplating weather his parents would notice him missing. Then there is an empty house, filled with only memories of a family torn apart by hate. Each household has different scars but the same cover up story. The wife telling her neighbors that she tripped and fell; and the child laughing with their friend, talking about how great life is. Even the empty house tells the future buyers that it is a place to raise a family.
Again nothing has really happened yet, just a mysterious knock and the empty darkness outside. Someone in a better mental state might just head back and take a nap. This guy, though, is already pretty unbalanced by his grief and his weird night. Just think how much worse it will get once he meets the talking bird. Thrilled me—filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before; (line 14)The possibility of madness creeps into this poem slowly.
This shows that he changes from being more honest to being deceitful when required. The result of this is that Bilbo becomes smarted when dealing with foes. It is soon after Bilbo starts throwing rocks at the spiders when the narrator says, “The idea came to him to lead the furious spiders further and further away from the dwarves, if he could; to make them curious, excited and angry all at once,”(Tolkien, 170). Here the reader sees Bilbo becoming more quick thinking when in situations that require it. He suddenly shows change from someone who would either give up or try to fight the spiders head on, and he does neither.
Delusional, Blanche hides in the darkness until the luminosity inevitably reveals her. As seen in the play, people like Stanley feed off of people with weak minds. Stanley notices how Blanche behaves very erratically and he feels entitled to her body. She puts on an exterior as a pretty lady without depth, which made him see her as a pretty object, not a hurting human. Blanche got caught up in her web of lies and found herself more lost in the darkness and unable to see her light.
Dimmesdale continually tries to confess his sins. He even stands on the scaffold one night. “The magistrate, after a wary observation of the darkness,--into which, nevertheless, he could see but little further than he might into a mill-stone,--retired from the window”(Hawthorne 136). Dimmesdale was so close to being discovered of his sin and being set free, but the darkness blinded the woman at the window from seeing him on the scaffold. These punishments will never bring freedom to Dimmesdale because he acts in darkness where nobody can see.