His cries “O, God! God!” further serves to highlight his grief (132). These lines all scan perfectly and have masculine endings, which confirms Hamlet’s grief. He is firm in his sorrow, truly shaken and disturbed by his father’s death. The alliterative structure combined with Hamlet’s cutting cries all add to his “weary” feeling, exhausted by “all the uses of this world” (133-134).
When an air raid was occurring a prisoner trying to get a hold of soup “let out a terrible scream, a death rattle such as I had never had before, and with an open mouth, thrust his head toward the still seaming liquid. (59-60).” This example of imagery occurs when a man is shot while in the process of trying to get soup. This imagery helps with the senses of the mood through the actions described that show a desperate person struggling. Another example of imagery would be when Elie saw the look of his father as if he had been tormented, noticing the “his body was completely, shriveled up into himself. His eyes were glazed over, his lips parched decayed (88).” This example of imagery is made to shape the reader’s thought of this scene with a dramatic mood through words that will describe the situation in a serious and dramatic way.
The stresses and fractures, the quick collapse, the two of them buried alive under all that weight. Dense, crushing love. Kneeling, watching the hole, he tried to focus on Lee Strunk and the war, all the dangers, but his love was too much for him, he felt paralyzed, he wanted to sleep inside her lungs and breathe be blood and be smothered. He wanted her to be a virgin and not a virgin all at once. He wanted to know her” (O’Brien
Once they are home, Mrs. Turpin mulls over the fact that Mary Grace called her an old warthog from hell, and quickly her attitude turns into wrath. After she cries out to God with anger she has a vision and a revelation. Through the use of irony, foreshadowing and symbolism, O’Connor expresses that every person is seen as equal in
Aunt Hester went out with another slave after her owner ordered her not to and it was after curfew. Arriving back later than intended, she came back to a common but overly aggressive reaction of her owner: “After rolling up his sleeves, he commenced to lay the heavy cowskin, and soon the warm, red blood (amid heart-rending shrieks from her, and horrid oaths from him) came dripping to the floor. I was so terrified and horror-stricken at the sight, that I hid myself in a closet… ” (Douglass 1942). Detailing the events of these frequent and inhumane treatments of the slaves, Douglass tunes in to the emotions of the readers, especially fellow abolitionists. He uses the tools of imagery to paint a picture in the reader’s mind and outrage them at the horrible lives slaves are forced to live.
Nearing the end of the story, during the death of Doodle, the use of symbolism is evident. Doodle’s brother narrates, “He lay very awkwardly, with his head thrown far back, making his vermillion neck appear unusually long and slim. His little legs, bent sharply at the knees, had never before seemed so fragile, so thin... I began to weep, and the tear-blurred vision before me looked very familiar. ‘Doodle!’ I screamed… For a long, long time, it seemed forever, I lay there crying sheltering my fallen scarlet ibis from the heresy of rain.” (Hurst 426).
Nurse Ratched took a chance on his life to perform this which disrupted his mental thought process. In the end of the novel Bromdon took a chance just like Nurse Ratched and smothers McMurphy and ends his life. “As she studies the pictures, she breaks down from time to time, weeping as only a mother who has outlived a child can weep, betraying a sense of loss so huge and irreparable that the mind balks at taking its measure. Such bereavement, witnessed at close range, makes even the most eloquent apologia for high-risk activities ring fatuous and hollow. ( 132)”.
It seems he was hit with the plague. His mother holds her sons dying body in arms sobbing, balling her eyes out. Then I think back to my wife and how she ran tortes me one day saying that we’re having a child on the way. But then I instantly think back to her funeral. My eyes start to water.
In the “Fall of the House of Usher,” Roderick Usher prematurely buries his sister, Madeline Usher, because he thinks she has died from an unknown illness. Poe describes the burial as, “We replaced and screwed down the lid, and having secured the door of iron, made out the way with the toll…” (Poe 425). When Roderick bolted the iron lid upon his sister’s coffin, all trust that had previously been built between the two had been broken. In Poe’s life, after the burial of his wife and mother, he felt like he could never trust anyone as well. He believed that all people that entered his life were bound to die, and if he got close to them, they would just leave him.