Poe writes, “The mask ... was made so nearly to resemble the countenance of a stiffened corpse ... gone so far as to assume the type of the Red Death. His vesture was dabbled in blood - and his broad brow, with all the features of the face, was besprinkled with the scarlet horror” (6). This quote makes the audience visualize a person dressed up as a deadly disease; the person, dressed like a corpse,
“The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe, “Prey” by Richard Matheson and “The Feature Pillow” by Horacio quiroga have same themes. Which is Violence and entrapment. The authors uses these 2 themes to show the readers specific view of what is going on in the story, describe the scenes vividly and to power up the scares of the story. In the “The Black Cat” there is a quote that says “The kill of his wife through head with ax.” this quote shows the violence, it shows violence because he kills his wife with ax, which goes through the head. “The wall was covered with hardened blood.” this quote shows the blood which is grotesqueness.
“Yellow Fever was wrestling the life out of Philadelphia,” shows the intense impact Yellow Fever has taken on Philadelphia (119). This personification shows that everyone is so caught up in their fear, they are failing to realize some of the hideous actions they are completing. As a result, families, friends, and people are being ripped apart. Some might argue that the metaphor is just providing and image for the reader to think of. While this is a good point, the metaphor has a deeper meaning.
Vivid wording is heavily used such as ‘monstrous organization’, ‘exterminating human lives’, and ‘inhumane butchers’. Even the letter is signed off with ‘Disgusted, Megan Fox’. Not only this, but words are emphasized through all capital letters, exclamation points, and italics. Another use of pathos in the letter is the author describing an abortion doctor chuckling as she rips off a baby’s legs, which is supposed to make the reader feel disgust and outrage for Planned Parenthood and
The first of these monsters is Grendel. Grendel represented the Anglo-Saxon fear of the night but also the consequence of murdering your own family. The story says “He was spawned in that slime/ conceived by a pair of those monsters/ born of Cain…/ punished forever for the crime/ of Abel’s death…” (“from Beowulf.” ln. 19-23). This quote shows how Grendel was punished by God for murdering family just as Cain did to Abel.
Simon is brutally murdered by the boys, having been confused for the beast. This expression of savagery depicts how fear will control the mind and express itself in an unimaginable manner. In chapter 9 of Lord of the Flies, William Golding employs repetition, symbolism, and natural imagery to convey the theme of fear controlling the human mind and inculcates one to act abnormally.
The “bullet” has a negative connotation to it because it often is associated with gun violence, warfare, homicides, and death. The metaphor insinuates that the girl is hurting him on the inside because this literary device indicates the girl hurting him after they fell out of love. Moreover, the narrator describes a boy’s past situation by stating that “… his skin / was a boy with a sad laugh” (4-5). This “sad laugh” is an oxymoron that shows the boy appears
Prominently on her left cheek, is an upside down pentagon, an infamous satanic symbol that possesses correlations with witchcraft and supernatural entities. This presents her rebellious and reckless acts, committed alongside her husband. Unveiling how the development of Lady Macbeth can be linked to satanic qualities, and Satan himself. An example of which is renown through how he killed his own son because he swore to do so, which presents the connection between the two, when similar Lady Macbeth states “Have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums and bashed the brains out, had I so sworn as you have done to this”(Act one scene seven), in which she speaks to Macbeth fiercely about how she would have murdered her own child to possess the role of queen. With
)” The association of blood to his murderous crimes is used to signify his dirty conscious. Blood is messy and can stain clothes similarly to how the repercussions of Macbeth’s actions have a lasting effect of his conscience. He is experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by reliving the horrors of confronting his actions. By seeing Banquo as a ghost, Macbeth believes that his acts have come to haunt him for revenge. The guests at the dinner party are confused by
Crime and Punishment Trembling he removes an ax from behind his back. Haltingly, he raises it above his head. Then with sudden conviction the figure strikes the old woman with the butt end of the ax. Again and again he drives the blunt end of the ax into the woman’s neck before finally examining the body and realizing that his target is dead. The murder of Alyona Ivanovna and her step sister Lizaveta adds to countless other death in Petersburg both incurred in crime and out of despair.