Death is inevitable is the overall theme of the story because death has been and still is a mystery that has generated both fear and horror. The fear and horror generated is an inspiration in subject that may involve topics of the infliction of death, the prevention of death even resurrection from death. Poe is greatly influence by death and one of his characters in the story Prince Prospero took drastic steps to avoid and escape from death. Symbolism is a figure of speech used when an author wants to create a certain mood or emotion in a work of literature; it is the use of an object, person, situation or words to represent something else like an idea in literature(Gill,2006;182).’’Symbolism plays an important role in literature’’(Knowles,
The Murderer and The Duke (Compare and Contrast Last and Lover) In both stories written by Robert Browning, My Last Duchess and Porphyria’s Lover, Robert brings up how both of the women in each story die in some way, one that we don’t know of and we still are asking the question and the other by being murdered. Each story has a different twist to it though they both speak up on the same topic, death. Death is something not everyone expects to reader, especially with titles like these ones but it is always a good thing to have a nice twist within them. Both Porphyria’s Lover and My Last Duchess speak up on the death of each women but one story doesn’t really get into the details while the other does which leaves a bunch of questions to be asked.
Death is a concept toyed with by many authors and script writers alike. Any character death is used as a plot point in a story to drive home some idea. While there are the occasional sadistic writers who seem to just want to make their audience feel pain, even those deaths have a purpose. Catcher in the Rye by what 's his face and Rebel without a cause, directed by someone, are no exception to the rule, as both feature two hard hitting death scenes. Although they differ in personalities, Plato and James Castle share key plot point,their deaths, to illuminate the idea that those pushed far and hard enough by internal and outside factors will always reach a breaking point.
For instance, Curly dies because he was in a fight and he got knocked off his feet and dies. Since, the “law of fang” Buck learns in a fight do not go down or you are dead. Last, Buck learns to adapt to the cold climate of the north. For example, Buck learns to sleep under the snow or you die of hypothermia. So, bucks sleeps under the snow every night.
Edgar Allen Poe and Roald Dahl have some similarities and some differences in consideration to their background and similarities. To start off, Poe and Dahl are the same because they both were influenced by the early deaths of their loved ones. To add on, they both faced poverty (asked for money) and since they faced death and poverty, they both wrote stories that included a dark mood. On the other hand, Poe and Dahl had some differences. First of all, Edgar Allen Poe was born in 1809.
Poe felt hatred toward death, and wrote of it like death was a person. Which death is not, but Poe liked to express his stories into personification. In “The Cask of Amontillado”, when Montresor was humiliated by Fortunato’s insults, it’s resembled to Poe’s life. When Death took away his family, he felt humiliated by Death, because it happened to them, instead of him. Like it was some sort of game.
In the story To Build a Fire by Jack London, the main character embarks through the Yukon with his dog to meet “the boys”, but ultimately dies as a result of many setbacks and mistakes including hypothermia and ignorance of instinct. The main themes found between the stories is the theme that often times people ignore wise
Blame is a mechanism in which responsibility of a situation is placed onto another person or object. The action of blame is usually resorted to in order to allow a person to avoid repercussions as well as to make them feel better about something they might have done. In the tragic love story, Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, blame can be placed on multiple people and situations throughout the duration of the story due to the fact that there were many factors contributed. They main factors in the death of the young lovers include, the actions and plans of Capulet and Friar Lawrence. Capulet’s responsibility in Juliet and Romeo dying, is due to his wanting a planned marriage for Juliet, purely for a higher status.
The Masque of the White Plague Humans tend to run away from the inevitable, which causes worry about the events to come. Although death is an event that all will eventually have to face, it is one of humanity’s most widely feared phenomenons. Death presents itself to society in a variety of ways, such as war, disease, and natural disasters. Society’s fear of death is an inspiration for many authors who have turned it into a work reflecting humans’ temporal nature and fear of the unknown. Edgar Allan Poe is a quintessential example of literary reflection of human mortality, as his short story, “The Masque of the Red Death,” reflects the tuberculosis epidemic of the nineteenth century.
Loss as a Literary Device In the short stories Gwilan’s Harp by Ursula K. LeGuin, The Washwoman by Isaac Singer, and The Last Leaf by O. Henry, the theme of loss plays a central part in the lives of the main characters. Each of the stories deals with one or more different forms of loss. Although some instances may be more serious than others, they are all equally important. These forms of loss include property loss, the loss of status, and death. Loss, although it can make for a sad story, often causes readers to immerse in the story, because the characters seem more life-like.