Palmer Reynolds English 310 Honors Dr. Zubizarreta 29 October 2014 The Unreliable Narrator Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw is a psychologically thrilling novel that leaves readers from beginning to end wondering the solution to a single question: is this novel a story of ghosts or of mental illness? The question has kept readers in an air of mystery for centuries and may possibly never arrive to an agreed upon denouement. In a straightforward sense, the story features a new on the job governess who is greeted by a male and female ghost.
Persepolis begins with an introduction to the Iranian Revolution, and the fall of the Shah. Satrapi shows us the burning of the Rex Cinema, an example of the Shah’s oppression (10/11). This is effectively showcased with a splash panel, which depicts the ghosts of those who died in the fire (15/2). This imagery is powerful - the deaths and pains of those inside are unimaginable; despite the difficulty in portraying this, Satrapi is able to communicate this through the illustrated facial expressions of the ghosts, along with the ghosts running towards the exits of the cinema. The text by itself is less effective, as it simply describes what happens with little emotion, but the imagery complements the text in order to convey the emotion and pain.
I believe Roethke decided to use the title “My Papa’s Waltz” instead of “My Father’s Waltz” because the poem is about a memory from his childhood. The simile “hung on like death” gives us a good idea of how hard the speaker tries to keep his balance while “waltzing” with his father (lines 3-4). The facial expression of the speaker’s mother “could not unfrown itself” (8). The speaker’s mother appears to be annoyed because he and his father are making a mess in the kitchen.
Sense of touch played a crucial role in his career and after losing the primacy of touch everything went down the drain. Music is somehow connected with the skin receptors, because when you hear a good tone your skin immediately reacts to it and you get something that we call shivers. The famous pianist wrote the following in his book called My Nine Lives: “I don’t know any musician that made masterpieces with only eight fingers on their disposal.” After reading a few chapters of this fascinating novel the reader can see the phases that influenced the artist to try and continue emphasizing the motions for his fingers to function properly again. To conclude, I believe that sense of touch plays a big role in everyone’s life but being a professional musician adds something more to the table because without the proper way of interacting with the instrument you just can’t be the greatest there
Each cat’s relevance to the story are different but the result of the story is similar. Pitty Sing was mentioned only in the beginning and near the end of the story. Pluto played a huge role through half of the story before his owner killed him. Pitty Sing was talked about why he was going on the trip, in the beginning, because he was important to the grandmother. The next and last time Pitty Sing was relevant to the story was a key part, near the end, when he caused the car to flip over.
Everything is going well for the governess at her new job until she begins to see apparitions. Many argue that the governess has gone insane and hallucinates the ghosts, while others believe that the ghosts that appear to the governess are really there. Which is true? While Henry James leaves readers with many unanswered questions that requires the audience to infer a lot a things, there is enough
He is in these locks because he did not live life to the fullest. He warns Scrooge that three ghost are coming to help Scrooge open his eyes and see what he is missing in life and to cheer up. The ghost show him the past, present, and future and it is usually something that starts happy then turns terrible . The first ghost visited scrooge at 1:00AM and took him back to the past and showed how happy he was in the past and how sour he became further on in life. The second ghost that visited showed him in the present all the poor people that were enjoying themselves even one of his workers Bob Cratchit and his family and tried to make him see sense and joy in Christmas.
It has been argued by many literary critics that the ghost is a figment of Hamlet`s imagination. In an essay by Brett E Murphy, it is suggested that as Barnardo, Marcellus and Horatio are the first to witness the ghost, this indicates that the apparition is real because “three level headed characters view it first” (57.) However, the characters hesitate about the reality of the ghost as Marcellus insists that they “question it” (Hamlet,1.1) whilst Barnardo seems to believe that the ghost is not “something more than fantasy” (Hamlet,1.1). Several other events over the course of the play indicate Hamlet`s fragile state of mind as flaws arise in the plot suggesting that the ghost could only be present in his thoughts. For example, the prince`s cruel and irrational behaviour towards his love interest Ophelia which leads to her suicide indicates that he was possibly not in the right frame of mind.
But for some reason he'd always accidently kill them. ¨ You gonna give me that mouse or do I have to sock you?¨ ( Steinbeck 8). George would never let lennie have a mouse, which made lennie feel like he was alone and wish his aunt was there.. Even though lennie and George, all George did was control him. George had specifically told lennie not to talk to anyone, but sometimes people get a little bit lonely.
In both Mice and Snakes and in Harmonium, Armitage tackles the idea of death. Similar to Mice and Snakes, the ending of Harmonium is the premonition of his fathers death. The father mentions himself that he will be in the next coffin that the son carries. However, instead of the father seeming like the near-death person, the son is “too starved of breath to make itself heard”. This role-reversal shows that the son is actually the one that is most affected by the death of his father, and not the father
South High School was built on top of Navajo burial grounds. Navajo’s are afraid of death, so why wouldn’t they stay on the earth after death, why wouldn’t they walk our halls seeking out the bad deeds? “I saw him once as he walked across the back of the kitchen.” One lady said. He is tall and shadow like, moving fast in the back staying out of sight.
In the later part of the 1970’s, Edward and Lorraine Warren would conduct an investigation on the now well-known house in the city of Amityville as a result of concerns from the homeowner at the time. Ed was a demonologist, while Lorraine was a trance medium, which Reverend Stefanidakis defines as having the gift that allows the spiritual communicator to speak through her consciously. While in the house, Lorraine’s gift enabled her to experience unpleasant visions and was be given disturbing messages; meanwhile, Ed was physically attacked by spirits. Aside from this, the Warrens captured a picture of a little boy peeking his head out of a bedroom door, and saw shadows moving past them. They questioned how there could be so much activity in one location, and later found that a
An insane asylum was erected in Brattleboro, Vermont in 1843 called Brattleboro Retreat, “a 1000 acre comprehensive mental health center… consists of 58 building and sites, 38 which are contributing historic structures that date from 1838 to 1938” (Rootsweb). The asylum was originally named the Vermont Asylum for the Insane. The asylum admitted any individuals who displayed legal insanity; “ legal insanity was defined as anything other than normal. Treatment included work around the asylum, attending chapel, exercising in the gymnasium and playing games in the amusement hall like croquet, billiards, and bowling”(Insanity). Doctors believed physical labor could cure mental illness and used patients from the facility to construct each building, including the Brattleboro Retreat Tower to deal with the influx of patients in the 1900’s.
This also falls into “Interpersonal Needs” in the Safety needs category (Communicating in Small Groups, 2015). Data is the imaginative one with all of his gadgets which were very useful throughout their quest, such as setting booby traps in case the Fratelli family chases them. Andy uses her piano skills to open the door of the cave. Mouth is fluent in Spanish and uses this skill to translate the ancient map so that the team can understand it. This shows great team work as they all perform each of their skills to a high
“Where the graced person of our Banquo present-/ Who may I rather challenge for unkindness/ Than pity for mischance!” (3.4.41-43). Macbeth is hallucinates about Banquo’s ghost being in his chair. No one else sees it, but Macbeth. This would be troubling for some audience members who have no idea what is going on, like the nobles.