“The Tell-Tale Heart”, and “Confessions in a Prison Cell” are two compelling stories masterfully crafted by Edgar Allan Poe and Charles Dickens. They are both very very similar however they also have their differences. Both of these are great stories that are about guilt, and murder. They are mystery and suspense stories, and they sure are suspenseful. “The Tell-Tale Heart” is about a man who is living with an old man presumably his father although there is no evidence that he is his Father.
In addition to that, Odysseus is less merciful to others who have wronged him while Harry Potter, though he has suffered much, shows great mercy. Odysseus as soon as he comes home tells his son, “ I came to this wild place, directed by Athena, so that we might lay plans to kill our enemies” ( Homer 1080-1082). Odysseus had such vengeance on his mind that he would start planning as soon as he had come home, yet it seemed that he would spare not one of them, no matter how great or little their involvement. Harry Potter, on the other hand, could have hunted down the rest of Voldemort’s followers, but he left them alone to look for forgiveness and what is right. Finally, Odysseus was a great fighter known for his bow and arrow skills while Harry Potter was just a wizard.
When a play is referred to by many as one of the greatest tragedies of all time it 's safe to assume it’s writer had a good method for tearing their characters lives apart. In Shakespeare 's Macbeth, the playwright uses the main character’s ideas about predetermined fate to plummet him into insanity. Macbeth’s fate was not determined by outside powerful forces but by his own actions and decisions, and ultimately the tragic nature of his fate was caused by his assumption that his fate was sealed. Macbeth initially has no reason to believe in any certain path his life would take. Because of this Macbeth acts unselfishly and makes an effective hero.
They are doomed from the start because of Lennie’s fatal flaw—he is developmentally disabled and therefore incapable of bringing the dream to fruition—but his naïveté also allows both him and George to pursue the dream. Lennie’s innocence permits George to believe that the dream might be attainable: “George said softly, ’I think I knowed we’d never do her. He usta like to hear about it so much I got to thinking maybe we would.’” Lennie is the keeper of the dream; he does not question its inevitable fulfillment, he simply believes. Without this innocence, George would be like all the other ranch hands, wasting his money on whiskey and women, drifting aimlessly from one job to the
Just as the American Dream- the pursuit of happiness- has degenerated into a quest for more wealth, Gatsby’s powerful dream of happiness with Daisy has become the motivation for lavish excess and criminal activities. He used his dream to escape from his past, but then was stuck on hold for when he lost Daisy the only part of the dream he really cared for. Gatsby made a dream just for Daisy so she could be apart of his, but saw the meaningless of it when she didn’t choose him in the end. "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther….
Rarely when a story is rewritten does it get more ambiguous, and even more rare is the occasion where the more ambiguous piece is longer. However, such a problem is exactly the case in Elizabeth Bowen’s rendition of an age-old ballad “The Demon Lover”. This short story’s ending is left up for debate as to who and what occurred, especially in regards to the lover himself. To look at Bowen’s story through the lens of the ballad, the missing details seem to tell a larger picture. Although Mrs. Drover’s ex-fiance is never properly introduced in “The Demon Lover”, there is sufficient evidence to support the assumption that he is a demon, and he took her away in the end.
The Pardoner tells a story of three men who come to pay for indulging in the sin of greed, while the Wife of Bath recounts a story of questionable morality involving a knight struggling for redemption after breaking his code of honor. Though The Canterbury Tales presents two sound stories, “The Pardoner’s Tale” is clearly better story based on its adherence to the central plot, its use of personification, and its moral. Firstly, “The Pardoner’s Tale” had fewer digressions from the main plot and thus remained more coherent throughout the telling. The Wife of Bath avoids the point of her story several times, most notably going off on an excessively long tangent about “The unhappy Midas [who] grew a splendid pair / Of ass’s ears” (188) to demonstrate
“A lad whose face had borne an expression of exalted courage…was, at an instant, smitten abject…he saw the fleeting forms…Directly he began to speed toward the rear in great leaps.” (Crane 75-76). During his second battle Henry was tired and unlike the first battle he did not fall into the “battle sleep” where the fighting became automatic for him. Instead Henry was afraid and since he had not yet found courage he saw the other soldiers fleeing and so he fled himself. At first Henry believed that to obtain courage you needed to be wounded and after he fled without a wound he believed everybody would see him for the coward he was. “He wished that he, too, had a wound, a red badge of courage” (Crane 100).
His optimism could at times be interpreted as delusions. Starting with Peyton believing himself to be able to burn down the bridge and not get caught. He is optimistic yet delusional in his own abilities. As a Southern gentleman, he is probably not the best man for the job, that turns out to be true in the end. His optimism continues thru out the story and his escape where his delusions allow him to outwit his captors and make it back home to his family.
Soldiers are told to executing the order and unaware of the story and who the poor guy is. Peyton, however, is of more importance to the story. In a process of story, which has one of its central purposes is Peyton had romanticized the war, and get the consequences that he deserves. Caught burning the bridge, before his execution, he suddenly has created a whole another scenario which he escapes the execution. Peyton’s desire to live his thirst for life was significantly strong, he knows that there is no escape from this but still by his imaginary he could live long enough to enjoy the last few