However, she had been given doses of morphine to help calm her nerves after the murders of her father and his wife. Lizzie was seen burning a dress shortly after, claiming it was an old one that had been ruined with paint. Lizzie Borden was arrested on August 11, 1892 for the double homicide. Her trial began nearly a year later on June 5, 1893. The mangled skulls of Mr. and Mrs. Borden were unveiled in the courtroom as evidence, thus causing such a shock that Lizzie fainted at the sight of them.
“Mommy is gone and the kitchen is covered with red paint,” four year old Lillian Risch said after discovering that her mother, Joan Carolyn Risch had mysteriously disappeared from their home in Lincoln, Massachusetts. The ‘red paint’ turned out to be blood matching Risch’s specific blood type, introducing a whole series of questions into the minds of investigators from all centuries. To this day, the case remains unsolved, but there are three main theories on what actually happened on that melancholy, leery afternoon. This disturbing case could be perceived in three different ways: Joan Risch was secretly a troubled woman who faked her disappearance and fled home, she was brutally killed in an accident on a construction site near her home, or Risch simply suffered an abduction that will never be avenged. One theory on this compelling case assumes that Joan Risch actually faked her own disappearance.
The book starts off with the author questioning the idea of how one enters a parallel universe such as insanity. She gives examples of times in which she has experienced entering in and out of universes or worlds. Inside the hospital she meets other patients such as Polly. Polly is badly scared in both lower and upper body due to her attempted to try and set herself on fire with the use of gasoline. Even though she is badly injured she is known to be the nicest and kind hearted patients there.
“I 've had some dark nights of the soul, of course, but giving in to depression would be a sellout, a defeat” (Christopher Hitchens). John Green 's Looking For Alaska suggests that Alaska 's death was in fact a suicide. Her depression was very prevalent throughout the whole book. The scene of the accident is another reason why Alaska’s death was a suicide. Firstly, Alaska’s depression was very prevalent throughout the whole book.
The death of Loren Eiseley was truly a tragedy which occurred on July 9, 1977, after going into cardiac arrest despite a desperate surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. He was buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery next to his wife who died after Eiseley. The inscription on their headstone reads, "We loved the earth but could not stay," which is a line from his poem The Little Treasures and portrays Eiseley’s lifestyle and way of thinking elegantly.
Emotional imagery played a prominent role in the novel "A Thousand Splendid Suns" in a variety of different ways. This allows Hosseini to construct a more affectionate connection with his readers and connect more genuinely with their feelings. This is showcased in several parts of the novel, specifically on the occasion where Nana committed suicide and Mariam felt as if she has no one to go when she was in need of consoling. The guilt that Mariam felt is easily expressed through the novel and can be detected by the reader. A similar case can be assumed for the death of Laila’s family after her house was bombed.
Terry Tempest Williams wrote a strong and passionate essay, The Clan of One-Breasted Women, about her experience with finding out about nuclear testing in addition, what she believes was the cause of breast cancer that most of the women in her family were suffering from. Williams narrates her experience throughout the essay from the time she found out about the nuclear testing, through her being caught crossing into a testing site, illegally. The essay follows Williams throughout her experience and how it affected her family. Not only does Williams use diction, tone, and mood to get her point across. She also makes a strong argument through the use of ethos, pathos, and logos.
In the short story Miracle by Judy Budnitz explores the themes of motherhood and postpartum depression. In the story Budnitz uses common horror tropes in order to magnify the experiences of a new mother suffering from postpartum depression. She uses both external characters and Julia's own point of view in order to give the reader a full picture of how Julia experiences postpartum depression and psychosis. By doing this Budnitz is able to more accurately convey to the reader the reality of motherhood with postpartum depression. The theme of postpartum depression is spread all throughout Miracle, and one way Budnitz shows this is by having characters reinforce the feelings mother with postpartum depression often have.
Hour of Freedom “The Story of an Hour” is a short story written by Kate Chopin. It details a wife named Mrs. Louise Mallard, who struggles with a heart condition. After learning of her husband, Brentley Mallard’s death in a railroad accident, Mrs. Mallard deals with grief in many stages. Chopin incorporates many literary devices throughout “The Story of an Hour,” but imagery is the most evident. “A Short Guide to Imagery, Symbolism, and Figurative Language Imagery” describes imagery as “a writer or speaker’s use of words or figures of speech to create a vivid mental picture or physical sensation”(Clark).
It is also determined that her unborn baby was also killed as a result of the horrific accident. The drunk driver should very well be charged with two counts of vehicular homicide. Another example, a pregnant woman is sleeping in her apartment when a fire breaks out. She is unable to escape and passes from smoke inhalation. It is later determined that someone set the fire in an attempt to hurt