Before she can get it though, Roderick dies of fear. The end of Roderick’s life is described as, “... in her violent and how final death-agonies bore him to the floor a corpse, and a victim to the terrors he had anticipated” (Poe 430). Throughout the story, Roderick anticipated that his sister’s spirit would try to attack him because he had always heard her voice
“The Mad Trist” indirectly tells the reader of Lady Madeline’s escape from the tomb she had been placed in. “A Haunted Place” shows Roderick Usher falling from sanity as he plays the lute beautifully, a reflection of well being, and harshly, a reflection of madness. The stories that Poe includes in the short story, “The Fall of the House of Usher”, are not
Zeena becomes suspicious of the two and wants Mattie to leave their house, and get a replacement maid that was recommended by the doctor. The ending of the story ends in an unpredicted way; Ethan and Mattie try to commit suicide by running themselves into an elm tree while coasting. The attempt was a failure and Zeena was stuck caring for the two instead of her being the sick one. Wharton portrays the disastrous fate of the characters fairly in Ethan Frome because Ethan regrets marrying his wife after meeting
Both John Proctor and Abigail Williams, protagonist and antagonist, paramour and mistress, hold internal fears which fire their very actions defining the plot of the Salem Witch Trials. Proctor ultimately gives in and dies for what he believed to be a good cause, and Abigail ultimately abandoning Salem and leaves all the evil she had caused to find a new life. In short, the essence of fear is an all-too-powerful strength that, when your guard is let down, will consume you and your actions, conclusively drawing a negative fate. As the popular Twilight Zone episode “The Monsters Are on Maple Street” comes to an end, creator Rod Sterling states: “For while fear may keep us vigilant, it's also fear that tears us apart.”
Faulkner’s story demonstrates totally different plot: there is an own main character, her mental disorder and its consequences for the society. In the case of Emily Grierson the problem appeared to be in the inherited disorder, as “people in our town, remembering how old lady Wyatt, her great-aunt, had gone completely crazy at last” (Faulkner 4); and the citizens’ attitude. Miss Emily felt a pressure from people because of own origins and behavior; and these conditions finally made her to kill Homer Barron, an only potential opportunity for marriage after her father’s death. After the crime Miss Emily was not able to get rid of the body and continued to live with it until her own death. It looked like Baron became the only victim of the character’s madness here.
Her life force was “violently extinguished” to represent a flame kept burning, but now gone (147). She is left in the dust, the bottom of the American dream with broken lips because she choked. Her passion to move up in the world, her life was forced to stay in her for so long that it had to fight its way out of Myrtle’s corpse. All her ambitions and dreams of escaping the dreary Valley of Ashes is gone. The worst part is that this event does not even matter in the grand scheme of anybody important.
In "The Crucible", written by Arthur Miller, Abigail Williams is the most despicable and she is the least intricate to figure out. By seeing Abigail's influence on the town of Salem, we can immediately see that she is always telling lies, manipulating her friends, and the entire town. The lies that Abigail tells, influences the destruction of the Proctor family. Abigail's emotions towards Elizabeth is she wants her death. Abigail believes throughout the plot that John Proctor was her only love because she had an affair with him and that the jealousy she had toward Elizabeth would soon come to an end.
As the secret of Rebecca is revealed, the fog disappear, the fog represents the veil that prevents Mrs. de Winter from the truth . 30 When she discovers the truth about Rebecca’s death the mist disappear: Rebecca 's power had dissolved into the air, like the mist had done. She would never haunt me again. She would never stand behind me on the stairs, sit beside me in the dining-room, lean down from the gallery and watch me standing in the hall (R., P.314). The rambunctious sea is an important element in the novel, it forebodes for evil and help to establish the sense anxiety .
She is a tragic character, who is unable to exist in the world which surrounds her so she makes up a better world in her imagination. The world she wishes to live in. People can sympathize with Blanche because of all the tragedy in her life. Susan Henthorne writes in her essay A Streetcar Named Desire, Death and desire bring Blanche to this low point in her life. She never recovers from the devastating death of her young husband, indirectly caused by the nature of his sexual desire.
Lady Macbeth says Macbeth becoming king is “the ornament of life” (1.7.42), and her ambition causes her to do anything to achieve it at the slightest possibility. This includes sexual taunting by saying Macbeth would not be a true man if he did not pursue their dreams relentlessly. After much time partaking in sinful actions, Lady Macbeth starts to fade into the nothingness described by Aquinas. She begins sleepwalking and recognizing her own personal guilt in the deaths of Duncan and Banquo. Eventually, she falls so deep into oblivion that she has no desire to live anymore.