The jail smelled bad because of all the body odor and filth, one of the first things Abigail notices as she enters. It was always an uncomfortable temperature, too hot in the summer, to cold in the winter. It was crowded, at one point there was up to 150 people in Salem Jail (Weiser). Prisoners were required to pay for basic essentials, and if they couldn’t afford it, they went without. Poor people were put in cells so small you couldn’t lie down and were given nothing to survive on.
Cruelty can often be described as savagery in that it causes mental or physical harm to a person or object. The novel written by William Golding, and published in 1954, the Lord of the Flies, reveals our human nature through a fictional society. With his writing crammed full of literary devices like symbolism and motifs, Golding uses cruelty to develop major themes and display motivation along with the transformation of characters within their adult-free society. As witnessed in the novel, Jack is extremely cruel to Piggy. He can be described as the stereotypical high school bully in that he is intimidating and makes remarks just to lower someone’s confidence.
However, crime and murder reigns among the people living in Shahryar’s kingdom. Mahfouz centers his exploration on the situation of the most important characters of the previous accounts. He analyzes the dark side of identity on the corruptible nature of all humankind. Far away from Burton, Mahfouz opens his novel showing Scheherazade as a figure of significance. She is a wise woman in a city entirely dominated by men.
As well as the value of a human life during these times of war, but the insanity of war and Heller 's solution to insanity is the idea of "there is always a catch" in life is shown to a dramatic extent. Heller 's novel not only satirizes war, but all of society. Moreover, Heller shows the perversions of the human character and society. Using unique style and structure, and also satirizes war and its values as well as using the war setting to satirize society at large. By manipulating the war setting and language of the novel Heller is able to depict society as dark and twisted.
In The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini writes an impactful novel, showing the brutality Afghanistan goes through as power is corrupted in the country. However, Hosseini also explores the theme of authority that family has over others and how dark feelings can rule people’s lives. Power is depicted in three different ways in the novel: the Taliban’s rule over Afghanistan, Baba’s pull on Amir, and the guilt Amir feels over himself. To begin, the most obvious form of absolute power in the novel is the Taliban in Afghanistan. After Russia is defeated, the Taliban emerge as the heroes; although they have dark intentions with the power, following the path of many organizations throughout history.
The Holocaust; probably one of the most brutal and horrifying genocides in the history of politics. It was the dark secret of Germany during World War II, As a result, the defeat of the Nazi’s sparked a huge newcomming, and with it, the formation of the United Nations. But that is not the main concern here. The events and documents that we have found about the Holocaust still horrify us today. Documentations such as the book Night by Elie Wiesel and the story of the White Rose show us how brutaly a person can treat one another, and the exents powerful people can go to in order to hold their power.
Paul Revere was the one who started the midnight ride and it spread quickly throughout the world. He was very brave to do that knowing that he was going to start something. Also he pretty much started from nothing and he wanted to make a difference so he did that. Two of the sources used were “Excerpts from the Letter from Paul Revere to Jeremy Belknap, circa 1798” and The Tipping Point book. Paul Revere connects to the book The Tipping Point because he showed traits of a connector and salesmen in his midnight ride and how he spreads the word that the British are coming throughout his village.
To begin, the author’s use of detail illuminates the uneasy and disruption causing chaos. As the man walks he notices, “ The London rabble, the metropolitan mob, men and woman, boys and girls, the decent poor, and the indecent, who had scrambled into the ranks as they gathered them up on their passage, and were making a sort
This paper is a criminological-literary work. It depicts one of the most significant subjects exploring crimes in George Crabbe's selected poems, their correspondence and the social conditions of the eighteenth century. This paper represents crimes, which considered as a dark phenomenon in the history of the world and particularly in the Great Britain. Throughout history, British society was underwent from numerous social complications such as corruption, crimes, poverty, poor hygiene and lack of self-security…etc. George Crabbe's poems such as 'Smugglers and Poachers' in Tales of the Hall in addition to two poems 'Peter Grimes' and 'The election' in The Borough were the literary works that handle the concept of crime, which was a clear in
The nature of war has always been a cruel and inhumane part of our world and its history. Many themes, such as desperation and trickery, play a large role in the development of the short story, “All The King’s Horses” by Kurt Vonnegut. However, what is most particularly interesting is how Vonnegut portrays war the story and is represented the most throughout the novel is the theme of how destructive war is and how impactful it can be on many lives. Firstly, Vonnegut often subtly uses symbolism and allegories in order to portray the theme of war within the short story. For example, Vonnegut uses the two kings commanding the rest of the chessmen to symbolize that the soldiers in war are being directed and forced to fight by the higher-ups.
This quote is, without a doubt, descriptive and I really enjoyed this quote because of that. It obvious throughout the whole novel, Sinclair’s objective was to disgust his readers whilst informing them of the unsanitary conditions the cities had to offer to poor immigrants. Specifically with this quote, Sinclair captured the filth and unbearableness of Packingtown. Packington was filled with “hot rivers of blood”- the animal blood was drained into the river, and that the cargo “smelt like the craters of hell”. Sinclair continued to describe the awful bathroom conditions and the untidy laundry.