He cheerfully asks, “What had I to fear?” as he shows the police everywhere. In the end, his arrogance made him crack and confess his crime to the police. Poe uses descriptive adjectives of how amazing the narrator is to show how he is conceited. The diction shows that the subject completely believes in his plan and himself. Poe uses diction throughout the story to show the cockiness and haughtiness of the narrator.
The well known drama, The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, delivers an outstanding depiction of the Salem Witch Trials. With many characters deemed as selfish and or sacrificial, it gives the reader the opportunity to decide whether the character was only worried about himself or that they would risk everything for the betterment of the people around them. John Proctor can be seen as both selfish and sacrificial, but he is seen as sacrificial in my eyes. This man is willing and eventually does die to show that you should not believe everything you hear without valid
Desperate times call for desperate measures. In Flannery O’Connor’s short story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, the Misfit is depicted as a violent criminal who has escaped from the federal penitentiary. At first, the Misfit appears to be compassionate towards the grandmother, but when the grandmother identifies the Misfit as the escaped criminal, the Misfit becomes volatile and eventually violent towards the family. Although many would assume that the Misfit is psychotic, he opts to kill the family in order to save himself from being put back in the federal penitentiary. In order to comprehend the thesis, it is essential that one understand the psychological makeup of the Misfit.
Harrison Bergeron Tone Essay This essay explains the many ways the author of the story “Harrison Bergeron” used to convey the tone absurdity towards society. His vast arsenal of literary techniques helped bring a better understanding of the story to the reader. Some of the many ways the author used to heighten the effect of the story were diction, tone, and irony. Those three techniques will be taken a further look at in this piece of writing. One of the many ways that the author, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., used to create the tone and mood was his usage of many literary elements.
Reading Between the Lines Pride is a personal commitment. Keep in mind how pride connects to personal commitment when talking about a tragic hero in The Crucible. Although many people may assume that Reverend Hale is the tragic hero of The Crucible, I believe John Proctor is because how he makes Mary Warren confess to the court about how Abigail and the girls are lying about conjuring the devil, Proctor also confesses about having an affair with Abigail. Even though knowing the consequences for his action Proctor would do anything in his supremacy to save his spouse from prison or the act of being hanged. In act two of The Crucible Proctor demands that Mary Warren confess to the court regarding the young women lying about conjuring Satan.
He crafts his sentences to enthrall his readers into the tale, making it impossible for them to escape the no matter how unsettling the subject matter. A great example of this is, “TRUE—nervous—very, very dreadfully nervous…” (1). Throughout the tale, Poe adds dashes into his sentences to create pauses, that show the detail that the “madman”has gone into for this murder. These dashes are able to hook the reader into the subject. Another example of this is “I moved it slowly—very, very slowly…” (1).
Guerin establishes that good and evil are one, not two separate entities that are the driving forces behind a personality, but he is also warning the reader to be careful trusting people for “you won’t know who’s who” (Guerin 11). Revealing this important message, also relates to readers of The Devil in the White City because Holmes “could feel that he was a God in disguise,” due to the fact he could easily trick people into trusting him while he planned their murder (Larson 388). Much like the person described in the poem, Holmes also had many sides to him which he hid with ease. For example Holmes courted, seduced, and engaged many women all of whom reciprocated his “feelings”. While many claimed he adored children, Julia Conner, one of Holmes first victims, became pregnant and in return for their creation of life Holmes
In Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Wickham is an example of an evil-minded man who calls calumny on an innocent man. Elizabeth prided herself for being a “good judge of character” in the beginning of the novel. Mr. Wickham overhears Elizabeth’s prejudice against Mr. Darcy. He then begins a scheme to worsen Mr. Darcy’s reputation through Elizabeth’s perspective. Mr. Wickham deceives Elizabeth into believing that Mr. Darcy had defrauded Mr. Wickham out of money promised by Mr. Darcy’s father.
Most people would agree that at times lying is amoral though one cannot deny that lies are common, especially among the entitled and bored. This essay will include three of many examples in The Great Gatsby of lies. They are why owl eyes seemed so baffled when he discovered genuine books in Gatsby’s library, why Gatsby puts on a well-executed contrived smile, and if Tom has actually lied to anyone. The first example of lying in the book is fairly simple, but outlines the kind of deceit that the author wants to outline. A man named owl eyes exclaims to Nick that he can’t believe Gatsby's books are the real thing.
He argues that his conviction of witchcraft, will serve as a model, for then others to openly declare of their involvement in witchcraft. Throughout the town of Salem, John Proctor almost has a sense of authority over the other townspeople. His lack of religious background allowed him to be easily convicted, as witchcraft could be associated with religion. The phrase, “good instruction of the village,” is almost saying that because of his conviction, it will give the accused a reason to convict to witchcraft too. John Proctor is upset that his name must be posted for all the village to see, because it will tarnish his name.
It broke him to know that he was at fault for 19 innocent deaths. This experience changes him from being a confident man, who believed in the law and the witch trials to a humble and hurt man. At the beginning of the story Hale was overly confident. Parris reached out to him to come to Salem and hunt witches. Hale felt pride because he was called publically.
There are comparisons between him and the devil throughout the novel - The author goes out of his way to refer to Spade as a “blonde Satan”(3). Spade’s goal is to outsmart those around him and to emerge winning in the competition of intelligence between him and Gutman, the main antagonist of the book. Even Brigid O 'Shaughnessy, Spade’s potential love interest, is caught in the middle of this “game”, causing both her and Spade to have problems. He likes to manipulate people, tricking them into telling him information so that he can proceed with his schemes. Spade, as a character, was written to confuse the reader, given his difficult to understand personality.
The Elements of A Good Story What makes a good story? Oftentimes writers encounter questions like this and start to wonder about the writing essentials of a good story. As many skills and beautiful words that make up a captivating story, it will have to be one that makes connections to the readers. Only when readers are able to make a connection to their experience or values, they start gaining from the story. Through creating conflicts, conveying the theme and a relative background, the writers of “The Yellow Wallpaper” and “Sonny’s Blues” fully express their values and thoughts by the “bridge” between readers and them.
How can we be all so blinded to the obvious truth and talk about justice when the court favours the ones who point their fingers? Evidence was provided time after time by good honest noble men like Giles Corey and John Proctor. They spoke out, just like the girls had but the difference is that the honest ones are locked in a filthy jail cell rotting away while the girls are seen as God’s fingers. The justice of this court will not be served until we all reconsider the beginning of this witch trial. I came into this town with pride and joy with the thought that my expertise in the invisible world is a blessing on Earth.
I believe Thomas King does an excellent job of making an audience full of these readers aware of their privilege. One of the purposes of Thomas King’s book The Truth About Stories was to show how influential stories truly are in our lives and how many stories relate to self and subject. King does and excellent job of telling his own stories to reiterate this theme throughout the