To get revenge, Ruggieri persuaded the Pisans to go against Ugolino and lead him to a trap. Him, his sons and grandsons were taken away from their house and were locked up in a tower. They were left there and starved to death. This was where the theme of food showed. It was devastating where his children told him to eat them to end their sufferings.
The Inferno, written by Dante Alighieri, is about a journey through hell that the main character Dante must go through due to being exiled. At the final 9th circle, Dante encounters Count Ugolino, a traitor against italy. Dante listens to Ugolino’s story about the tragedy of himself and his sons, reflects the theme of human reason and emotions. Count Ugolino commits an ambiguous sin and has an unreliable reaction towards it, which causes the reader to question the incredibly heavy punishment that Count Ugolino is dealt. This passage draws attention to issues with reliability, regarding Ugolino, Dante the author, and Dante the pilgrim.
Here he met Friar Alberigo and Branca d’Oria and also discovered the terrible power of Ptolomea. “‘I am Friar Alberigo,’ he answered therefore, “the same who called for the fruits from the bad garden. Here I am given dates for figs full store.’”(pg.274) Friar Alberigo got into an argument with his brother, he pretend to let it go. He invited his brother and his nephew to a banquet and murdered them. Because his crime were so great, his soul were forced into Hell before his time and demons occupied his body.
Whereas, in The Cask of Amontillado, the reason behind the murder is revenge, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.” Additionally, Montressor’s jealousy is another reason because of which he murders Fortunato. The other difference noticed in the short stories, is that in both of the short stories the aftermath of the murder is different. In The Tell Tale Heart, in the near end of the story after the murder, the narrator feels very happy , and
He wanted to raise it to his mouth. But the other threw himself on him. The old man mumbled something, groaned, and died” ( Wiesel 101). While the Jews were being transferred to a new camp, an older man had bread, and when he tried to eat it he was attacked and killed by other starving Jews. This quote really shows how desensitized some people were to death because of the horrible conditions they were put through.
Brainard shows how badly the Japanese traumatized him by describing his behavior; “... the Virgins, who took care of Cris, had grand attacks over those mud-eating episodes” (144). Cris ate mud after hearing of his relatives’ deaths.
He went to the temple through an underground gallery and lit the inaugural fire. His uncles were furious because they wanted to make this fire themselves. They stormed the hill but Quetzalcoatl killed and sacrificed them. Not only are the Mimixcoas guilty for having assassinated their brother, but we also find again a passage from animal to human sacrifice. The uncles fancy that Quetzalcoatl will offer small animals while they would sacrifice bigger game, but after all it is Quetzalcoatl who makes the most precious offering: his own uncles instead of animals.” (Graulich 2000:
In the romantic novel, The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne portrays Roger Chillingworth as the prime example of pure evil. Chillingworth is characterized as a symbol for evil because Hawthorne illustrates him and his thoughts as being associated with the devil and Hell. Through Hawthorne’s descriptions, Chillingworth’s malevolent ideas and eagerness to expose Hester Prynne and Reverend Dimmesdale are revealed. Consequently, Chillingworth serves as the antagonist in the novel because of his plot to seek vengeance on and torment Dimmesdale. Through the use of figurative language and syntax, Chillingworth’s description and his actions symbolize him as a mysterious and wild evil doing the devil’s bidding.
After hearing her story and seeing her torment, Dante becomes overwhelmed to the point of fainting. His response to sin at this point is contrary to the Christian view; however, his responses evolve throughout the journey. In conclusion, Dante’s Inferno implicitly communicates to mankind through an allegorical presentation about an individual’s detour off a righteous path leading him into the depths of Hell. He gradually learns that God’s justice prevails, no one can escape eternal damnation unless they
This justifies Romeo’s unstable feelings bouncing from one thought to another. In other parts of the play, Romeo once again allows his feelings turn to action such as in Act III. Tybalt and Mercutio began to duel in the streets, leading to Mercutio’s death. Romeo, who had just witnessed one of his closest companions be slain before his eyes, felt loads of anger and grief. He transferred those strong feelings to his sword, causing Tybalt to face the same fate as Mercutio.