In his short story, “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Edgar Allen Poe uses foreshadowing to show how Roderick is sad to let go of Madeline. A quote showing this is: The disease which had thus entombed the lady in the maturity of her youth, had left, as usual in all maladies of a strictly cataleptical character, the mockery of a faint blush upon the bosom and the face, and that suspiciously lingering smile upon the lip which is so terrible in death. We replaced and screwed down the lid, and, having secured the door of iron, made our way, with toil, into the scarcely less gloomy apartments of the upper portion of the house (Poe 403).
The monster has felt the pain of rejection from human society. He understands what it is like to be hated because of his appearance. This is the start of the monsters downfall, he lets the rage he feels consumes him: “Cursed, cursed, creator! Why did I live?” (138).
oh look at him, Bearing his own damnation in his arms” (Antigone Exodos. 84-85). He is saying ‘Look what has happened to Creon’. He has payed for his arrogance with the death of his niece, son, and wife; that being his tragic fall, caused by his
The grey dust symbolizes how Gatsby will never be able to achieve his goal, yet he keeps trying, only to become a slave to his own desires affecting him negatively. Fitzgerald describes Gatsby is killed by an “ashen and fantastic figure” (161). The appearance of this grey figure indicates Gatsby’s disillusionment and death. It also means all the things including Gatsby’s dream and life are ended in the bleak and gloomy tragic grey atmosphere. Thus, the color grey is used to illustrate the impossibility of the American Dream, as both George Wilson and Jay Gatsby are consumed and ultimately destroyed by their own
Antigone killed herself and her fiance, Haimon, tried to kill his dad, Creon. Haimon died by accidentally stabbing himself. Creon was the last person in the family alive and the play foreshadows his suicide due to the loss of his family. In the play, there is an epic hero.
“The Fall of the House of Usher,” a gothic fiction short story written by Edgar Allan Poe, is pervaded by multiple examples of post-structuralist philosopher Jacques Derrida’s philosophy of trace. A close examination of the narrative reveals a distinct trace between incestual conception and the current condition of the Usher siblings through the physical and mental hinders which oppress them; a relationship between the occupants of the Usher estate and the trace of themselves which they inflict on the outside of it; and the traces of the author’s personal life within the storyline through the motif of live entombment. Articulated by philosopher Jacques Derrida, the philosophy of trace identifies the relationship between the absent and the presence
Lastly, Spiritual death. Spiritual death is a large part of this story, mostly because it shows the complete loss of faith. An example of this is “Never shall I forget those moments that murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes.” (Wiesel 34). This is the night of his first time at camp.
This is where the true Promethean punishment sets in and the line can be drawn with his seemingly never-ending chase through uninhabitable conditions and the eternal punishment of Prometheus. Victor, when he got his closest, became lost and became his sickest in the tundra where he meets Captain Walton and tells him of his story. At this point, he has suffered and has regretted everything he had done. In his final days alive his Prometheus and Zeus side lived in a strange cohesion. And after his own creation stole his final breath he had died a man who had made all the wrong moves and could only realize it in the
During the final moments of the play, Creon finally realizes his tragic flaw of hubris, and reveals,”Lead me away. I have been rash and foolish. I have killed my son and my wife. I look for comfort; my comfort lies here dead. Whatever my hands have touched has come to nothing.
She finally forgets about him when she finds out he is not even her biological father. The terrible family she came from is no longer her family. She now has finally cut of all of the bad family, except for Mr. ____. Later on, she finds out that Pa has died. The bond is completely broken, making way for others to replace it.
The war killed his immediate family. This is what i observed in paragraph 2 of , "A long way gone, "when it states, "Why have i been the only one to survive the war? Why was i the last person in my immediate family to be alive.” Also in , "A Long way gone This explains that he is the last person of his family to live and that is a sad situation. He has to fend for himself and this is MISFORTUNATE for any child forced to ENDURE this.
The monster shows his sorrow after being rejected by the cottagers; “I continued for the remainder of the day in my hovel in a state of utter and stupid despair. My protectors had departed, and had broken the only link that held me to the world. For the first time the feelings of revenge and hatred filled my bosom” (Shelley 97). The creature leaves where he was abandoned to a cottage of the Delacey’s there he learns about humanity. After learning he accidentally drives the Delacey’s apart from him, causing great depression and anger (Frasait).
The significance of this scene is that it is the end of the story and everyone starts to fall (die), and it shows how everyone fell apart. In Antigone Creon’s wife decides to kill herself, but Creon has no idea about this. The 2nd messenger goes to tell Creon this horrible news and the outcome isn’t that great. Creon realizes the mistake he made, and realized it was his fault that his wife is dead. Creon has the guards take him away while saying, “I don’t exist any more; I’m no one.
Idea 1: The sun has sunk low beyond the distance casting dying rays across the dead lands. All that remains are us- Those who were cursed by this terrible plague turning us into horrible feral creatures of the night. We lurk in the shadows, unable to return to the remaining humans who have condemned us, searching for a cure - A way to return things to the way they used to be. When things were normal, when things were fine.
Mental health is presented in a similar manner in Hamlet and Ordinary People, because both Hamlet and Conrad, are devastated, and thrown into a spiral of depression, by the loss of a family member, and the deterioration of their families. Hamlet falls into his hole of depression when his father is murdered and he finds out that his mother is guilty of incest with his own uncle. When Hamlet says, “A little month, or ere those shoes were old / With which she followed my poor father’s body, / Like Niobe, all tears-why she, even she…married my uncle, / My father’s brother,” (Shakespeare, I, II, 147-153), we see that he is extremely disappointed in his mother for not only remarrying so quickly, but, marrying her own brother-in-law, and he is upset at the loss of his father. In Ordinary People, Conrad sinks into depression after his older brother, Buck, drowns in a lake accident, and he falls deeper into depression when he realizes that his parents’ marriage is deteriorating slowly.