“Darwinian” can symbolize that the author is beginning to feel a primal “survival of the fittest” mindset while killing; it could also be a hint to the WWII metaphor because the Nazi’s used Darwinian ideas to justify the killings they committed. In the fourth stanza, the focus is still on the speaker’s personal experience and feelings. Now, the speaker is using blunt phrases that don’t suggest any mercy or regret, they suggest satisfaction and joy. The phrases “I dropped the mother” and “O one-two-three the murderer inside me rose up hard, the hawkeye killer came on stage forthwith” are cold and suggest a relentless killer. The phrase “O one-two-three” offers a song-like vibe, even though the speaker is talking about murdering a family of woodchucks, solidifying that the speaker is enjoying the murder and finds it
In “Vengeance is Ours,” Jared Diamond explores tribal societies’ views of revenge and compares them to our modern perspective by considering two detailed narratives. Diamond sets out to challenge the notion that the desire for revenge is “primitive, something to be ashamed of,” and instead suggests that such a feeling is natural and healthy (12). To accomplish this, Diamond tells the story of Daniel, a member of the highland New Guinea Handa clan, who orchestrates the paralysis of a rival clan leader, Isum, to avenge his late uncle, Soll. Upon doing so, Daniel exclaims “I have everything, I feel as if I am developing wings,” even though he didn’t release the virulent arrow himself (7). Diamond supplements this story with that of his father-in-law, Jozef, who, when given the opportunity to exact revenge on the man who brutally murdered his family during World War II, decided to place the murderer in the hands of the legal system.
The audience can feel differently about the surprises or situational irony for the characters because of who they are and what they do throughout the story. O. Henry’s “Ransom of Red Chief” shows a humorous case of situational irony. Guy de Maupassant’s “The Necklace” can either create a sympathetic or lousy feeling for the characters of the story. Both authors from both stories create an unexpected twist which leads into conflicts which then leads into some circumstances. O. Henry and Guy de Maupassant both have a similar yet completely different case of situational
When Macbeth commits his betrayal, against Banquo, Macbeth hires other people to do his dirty work, similarly to how David commits his betrayal against Uriah. After Banquo and his son depart, Macbeth says, “Banquo, thy soul’s flight, if it find heaven, must find it out tonight” (Shakespeare 843). Not only does the statement confirm that Macbeth is infected with greed, but the quote affirms that his bond with Banquo has come to an end. In simple, modern terms, Macbeth is bidding farewell to Banquo. Heaven, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is a “place of the Deity and the blessed dead” (Merriam-Webster).
In the given passage from the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author compares and contrasts two sets of characters, Tom and Daisy with Gatsby, to surface the differences that had been drawn between them due to their attitudes and moral values. Through the usage of dialogues, focus on the moral values of each set and Nick Carraway’s description of the characters the author conveys this idea to the readers. One reason behind the significance of this passage is the fact that through the usage of dialogues and Nick Carraway’s descriptions the author adds a dimension to the ‘careless’ characters in the novel, Tom and Daisy. Throughout the novel Tom has proven to be a selfish and hypocritical man who would do anything to save
One may feel as if Hawthorne did not overuse symbolism, but I agree with James's opinion. There are many cases in the novel that involve symbolism, which is oversed. These cases include the letter 'A,' Pearl, and the scaffold. In the novel The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne used symbolism to show the importance of or the meaning of many things. It is demonstated
Within the novel “Chronicle of a Death Foretold” it’s shown that the author uses symbolism through the setting of the book to make the novel more interesting and have a more significant or deeper meaning behind it. The author uses key symbols to let us readers know more than just what is on the lines in front of us. By using character’s names the author shows us the difference between how the character is personed versus how they actually act. The author also uses symbols through the setting like the weather or nature, like rivers, birds, and flowers to represent and sometimes even foreshadow
The thing that is at last “blazing clear” to Oedipus is who the real murderer of Laius is, himself. This statement addresses the theme of sight because after being blind to the fact for so long, Oedipus can finally see the truth. In my opinion, I do believe that Oedipus deserves to be punished for his crime of murdering Laius, because he knew that he killed him and it wasn’t accidental at all. Epilogue: Sophocles may have chosen to have the play written with the telling of Jocasta’s death and Oedipus stabbing his eyes out because back in ancient times, this may have been too gruesome to show to a large audience. Furthermore, in ancient times, no special stage effects could have been used to make the scenes seem real, while being safe.
P59) by Teiresias, who also mentions that “ you’ve been a good captain for the state,” (1143. P59). In terms of decision-making, Creon thinks that he is right and decisive when he says: Eteokles, who fought in defense of the nation and fell in action, will be given holy burial, a funeral suited to greatness and nobility. But his brother, Polyneices, the exile, who descended with fire to destroy his fatherland and family gods, _________________________________________________ will be left unburied so men may see him ripped for food by dogs and vultures. (233-43.
With the transformation of Edmond into the Count of Monte Cristo, he experiences a metaphorical death, the death of his virtuous self. Unjustifiably, the Count views himself as “divine,” vindicating his actions as simply ruling according to God’s will. The Count has many aliases-most notably Sinbad the Sailor, the Abbé Busoni, and Lord Wilmore-which he uses to manipulate his enemies and their relatives. Living up to his “divine” title, the Count does not forget to reward his few friends, such including Monsieur Morrel and his family. Throughout the story, we witness snippets of primitive Edmond when he is confronted with his