Through out the years Broadway has produced many wonderful musicals. Many of these musicals are based on comedy, or carry a highly comical tone. However, Broadway is probably most well-known for its more thought evoking, solemn musicals. Topics for these musicals rang anywhere from the obscurity of cats dancing in a junk yard, to the barricades of nineteenth century France. Here are some of the most influential and best known musicals: Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and Les Misérables.
"I am no bird; and no net ensares me; I am a free human being with independent will." These words from Charlotte Brontë(a British writer) in Jane Eyre describe Cat's change in Kate Messner's Wake Up Missing. Cat, the protagonist, goes on a journey to rediscover herself in the novel. After receiving a concussion from falling out of a tree stand while bird watching, Cat goes to I-CAN(a "top head injury clinic" in a Florida swamp) to receive treatment. She then discovers that the "doctors" tttat the clinic(Dr.Ames and Dr.Gunther) actually plot to change the kid patients into the younger equivalent of long-dead geniuses. After many obstacles she and the other patients escape and eradicate Dr.Ames, returning to safety. Through her experience in
Surrealism started in the 20th century and sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind. Surrealism was a movement that focused on expression, experiences and the artist 's imagination. Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird is a painting that has a bit of surreal influences and was created by artist Frida Kahlo in 1940. The painting depicts herself entwined with thorny branches and surrounded by different animals with a leafy backdrop. Surrealism was one of the styles often used by Frida Kahlo. Although she detests surrealism, her work was influenced by surrealism and had an enormous impact on Latin American art.
The grandmother in the beginning brings her cat along even though her son said no. She starts out being somewhat of a rebellious character who is going to do as she pleases. As she hides the cat away, it is almost as if she is hiding herself and hiding her “mistakes”. As the story moves on, they meet Red Sam. He complains to the grandmother about an incident with a customer, “”Two fellers come in here last week,” Red Sammy said, “driving a Chrysler. It was a old beat-up car
Cruelty is an enemy to the morals of people; while purposely inflicting sufferings on others, cruelty is done with no feelings of concern. Cruelty can manifest from anger, irritation, or defeat. Moreover, it is driven by self-interest. Commonly when a person feels threatened, cruelties in the form of aggression are even used to force others to submit. In A Thousand Splendid Suns, Hosseini’s use of cruelty reveals key aspects of both Rasheed and Mariam as well as essential ideas about the nature of cruelty itself.
Another reason that supports this idea is on page 4. While and after the kitten is dying, he lets his emotions pour over and doesn’t care what his family sees of him, only about the dead kitten. He tells
What gives the reader that feeling of being on the edge of their seat? Why would he want the reader to anticipate what’s going to happen next? That is how the author expresses tension. The author does this by using literary devices. Edgar Allen Poe builds suspense in “The Black Cat” by using specific literary devices—foreshadowing, allusion, and slow pace.
Edgar Allan Poe once said, “words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality” (Poe). Poe’s words were impressing the minds of society throughout the 1800’s. He was growing up around violent events in his youth, such as the War of 1812 and the Battle of New Orleans. He lives through the presidency of Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, John Tyler, and James K. Polk. Many well-known authors were born during his era. Many classic stories were published during his lifetime as well, thus leading to some possible inspiration for his works. When Poe was nineteen years old, the first U.S. railroad was created. His twenties were when many historical events
Alcoholism can completely eradicate the human sense of right or wrong. ‘The Black Cat’ is a story of loss and murder that is focused on the nameless narrator and the terrible thing he does when intoxicated. The story is written by Edgar Allen Poe. How would it be to live the life of a man who let anger come over him and later on kills his cat Pluto, and his wife. This story is about the narrator’s flashbacks on the events that put him into jail and on his way to death.
In Edith Wharton’s novel, Ethan Frome, the author uses symbolism to add depth to the story. Throughout the novel the cat embodies Zeena presence even if she is not in the room. The pickle-dish and the breaking of it symbolizes Ethan and Zeena’s marriage. Many different emotions and feeling are represented by the color red. Edith Wharton uses symbolism to add to the story. The cat symbolizes Zeena when she is not there.
In the short story The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe, the story revolves around a man on death row who is giving his confession to a murder. The story starts out as the narrator tells the readers that from a young age, he had always loved animals. He and his wife have many pets, the favorite of his being a large black cat called Pluto. The narrator and Pluto are very close and their friendship last for many years until the narrator becomes an alcoholic. One night after coming home completely intoxicated, he grabs his cat and in an effort to escape, Pluto bites him. In a fit of anger, the narrator gouges out one of the cat's eyes. From that moment on, Pluto runs from his owner and avoids the narrator at all costs. The narrator's guilt is soon replaced by irritation and he eventually hangs
“Lord help my poor soul.” These were the last words uttered by a delirious Edgar Allan Poe on the night of his death on October 3, 1849, wearing another man’s clothes. The mysterious circumstances surrounding Poe’s death and his tragic life reflect his often morbid, macabre, and bitter works. It is often speculated that the death of every woman in Poe’s life due to consumption, leaving him to believe he was cursed, along with his financial failures (though he did have literary success during his lifetime), may have left him unhinged. Two comparable short stories written by Poe are “The Black Cat” and “The Masque of the Red Death.” One story is about the slow deterioration of a man’s mind, the other about a man learning that no one, not even
Baudelaire begins his poem with a command to the cat, “Viens”, which suggests his authority and desire for the cat. Within the first quatrain the poet uses the word “beau” to describe the cat and the cats eyes. The poet’s complimentary manner proves his attraction towards the feline animal. The second line of the poem urges a sense of danger, “Retiens les griffes de ta patte”. It is thought that the cat holds a potentional threat, however, it seems the cat can be controlled by the use of the imperative “Retiens” and from the previous line where the poet summons the cat. The use of “plonger” in the third line expresses the poet’s desire to connect with the cat and contain a strong relationship with the cat. As the poet describes the eyes of the cat, this may also be a means of describing the cat’s personality as well as it’s physicality. The adjectives describing the cat’s eyes are “métal et d 'agate”. Agate is a type of gemstone which could compare
Edgar Allan Poe 's The Black Cat and The Tell-Tale Heart are very similar in the way that they portray insanity. In The Black Cat the narrator was an introvert that becomes an alcoholic and becomes “insane” when he starts to not feel any emotions when he does anything, cruel or not. In The Black Cat the narrator did things that many would consider insane, such as taking a cats’ eye out or hanging the cat because you love it. The narrator, despite being an alcoholic, did things that even if you were intoxicated would make you insane to be ok with. The narrator, in a drunken stupor, took the black cats’ eye out, then afterwards, after feeling some remorse at least, decided to hang the cat because he loved it. The narrator got another cat after this and became even more insane in the way he felt about this black cat.
Thos about comparing and contrasting between Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Black Cat” and Stephen King’s “The Cat from Hell”. Both of the authors are greatly known for their gothic stories. This essay is also going to mention a lot of suspense techniques those two authors use and compare them. As you know, suspense is a technique use in English gothic literature to make the readers feel nervous about what is going to happen in the story itself. This technique is used usually to attract readers and to make them feel entertained. It makes people curious as people don’t know what is going to happen and people tend to predict what is going to happening, which the technique Foreshadowing gives clues on what is going to happen.