According to her, both visual and verbal languages have an indelible impact on the mind of the listener. Mellor justifies Shelley’s use of linguistic construes to demonstrate the turning of the Creature into the Monster through her lines, “By consistently seeing the creature's countenance as evil, the characters in the novel force him to become evil” (134). The continued rejections and abhorrence that the Creature receives from each and every person he chances upon to meet, including Victor and the De Lacey’s family, force him to become the Monster, who is beheld in their
Eventually, the creature regurgitates itself until both forms resemble expressionless clay busts. This destruction evokes a sense of primitiveness, where both creatures through their interaction destroy themselves and each other. The audience is forced to acknowledge the '…sense of pointlessness in this endless string of violence…' (Grob, 2016). This futile degradation, simplification and resulting production of featureless
How long are you going to put up with this? How long are you going to continue on with this foolishness?” “Stop spying on us!” I howled at her, unable to hold back my emotions any longer. I was so sick of Liza—so sick of her self-righteous, judgmental bullshit. She always wanted to position herself as morally superior, some sort of vestal virgin looking down on me, the fallen, syphilitic woman. Why was she always shoving it in my face that I was stagnant while she was not?
In this quote, Montresor was angry at Fortunato for bullying him therefore, he chains him up in the catacombs. This quote certainly proves my thesis because it shows that he lets his anger go too far. Another quote from the text to show that character is linked to theme is, “With these materials and with the aid of my trowel, I began vigorously to wall up the entrance of the niche” (pg. 165). What happened in this quote is, Montresor has had enough of Fortunato’s nonsense and walls him up!
The punished “lie supine” as “the tears that they shed knot instantly in their eye-sockets.” Their physical position exhibits their vulnerability. The knotting, or freezing, of their tears illustrates their pain and suffering of being in Hell, and is an example to the non-sinners of what might happen to them. In a similar manner, Tolkien describes the “dead faces in the water” as “grim faces and evil, noble faces and sad.” They too are rotting away and suffering in the water. The “tricksy lights” around the water lure one to look into it, but if they do, they will be dragged into the dark waters, “glazed with grimy glass.” Dead bodies have been abducted by cunning spirits to take over them, as a horrific result of the war. Tolkien and Dante both use descriptions of the dead to warn humanity against the consequences of war and sin.
They are here because they did not make any conscious choices. This passage gives very vivid descriptions about how the souls are tortured to give the readers an idea about how goring Hell is and how exactly some souls are punished because of their actions. The Gate of Hell is where everything begins and as Dante goes through each circle, he experiences more taunting from different souls. The following lines continue to give more details about the torments as wasps and hornets continually bite them and they had nowhere to run. This is their home now and they can’t escape from here.
I continue to walk on mere impulse though suddenly a bloodcurdling demon-like scream causes me to recoil from pure instinct. My heart beat significantly rose as I buried my face into my arms in attempt try to calm my sudden hyperventilation. I have a horrible omen that this situation is some premonition towards a perilous fate. I looked to my
Eyes are a lens of how we perceive and interpret the world around us. Eyes are beautiful, entrancing, and mesmerizing. However, eyes can also blind us to the harsh realities of society and they can deceive us in unthinkable ways. Throughout the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, the symbol of eyes represents the blindness that characters face in regards to their relationship with Victor’s horrendous monster. Eyes represent curiosity which leads to a disastrous creation, innocence which leads to death, and finally the overall realization that creating life can lead to catastrophic results.
Part Two: Detailed Quotation Analysis 1. “Yes, my dear son, say on, and call me traitor, Abandoned scoundrel, thief, and murderer; Heap on me names yet more detestable, Each moment of my life is stained with soilures; And all is but a mass of crime and filth; Heaven, for my punishment, I see it plainly, Would mortify me now. Whatever wrong They find to charge me with, I’ll not deny it But guard against the pride of self-defence. Believe their stories, arm your wrath against me, And drive me like a villain from your house; I cannot have so great a share of shame But what I have deserved a greater still.” (Tartuffe – Act III, scene VI) This passage shows that Tartuffe is being extremely hypocritical in his pretense to seem guilty. He uses his speech as a tool to divert Orgon’s attention from Damis’s claim that Tartuffe tried to seduce Elmire.