Cathy Shen ENG 2D7 Ms. Munro March 27, 2017 A Curse’s Compensation in Richard III In Act 1 Scene 2, lines 1-32 from William Shakespeare’s Richard III, Lady Anne is devastated by the loss of her husband, Prince Edward and her father in law, King Henry. After she asks the halberds to set down the coffin, she laments the deaths of her family members. Her emotions then transition from sorrow to rage. Feeling a deep hatred for the murderer, she casts a curse on him. In return for bringing her the misfortune of losing her family, Anne prays for an ill fortune to fall upon the murderer’s wife and son.
Poe’s Demons Are His Angels Everyone has experienced heartbreak over losing a loved one at least one in a lifetime. Edgar Allan Poe, however, lost every woman he ever loved throughout his life. From his mother, to a heartbreaking first crush, to his ultimate love, his wife, Edgar Allan Poe lost everyone he ever cared about. Elizabeth, his mother, Helen, his first crush, Francis, his caretaker after his mother’s death, and Virginia, his wife, are all important to the works of Edgar Allan Poe. The symbol of a woman dying takes a primary role in all short stories and poems of Poe.
We informed the grieving Hamlet that “in the dead waste and middle of the night, Been thus encountered. A figure like your father”. He reacted strangely and made us gage, “never to speak of this that you have seen, Swear by my sword”. More than a fortnight later Hamlet dropped his marbles and went mad. Many suspected his love for the dearest Ophelia contributed to his madness.
“As soon as my sister saw our mother, she ran to her and fell upon her neck, but was unable to speak a word. There was a scene which angels witnessed; there were tears which, I believe, were bottled and placed in God’s depository, there to be reserved until the day when He shall pour His wrath upon this guilty nation,”. Not only is this example extremely sad, but also shows Thompson saying he believes God will pour his wrath upon this “guilty nation,”. Thompson provided many examples that proved he believed that the South’s slave system was morally
In The Last Leaf, Behrman dies of pneumonia leaving his neighbors at a loss. Gwilan’s Harp pains a picture of a Celtic maiden whose husband dies along with her beloved harp. Finally, The Washwoman tells a story about an old Christian washwoman in Poland who finally passes away under the heaviness of her workload. Clearly, the books all tell the same premise of loss and death. In The Last Leaf by O. Henry, the theme of death dominates the entire story.
Ironically tuberculosis gave Poe stories/poems to write stories over his life and how he felt during that time. Poe wrote about 118 stories/poems about his life and how his thoughts were about the hard times. When Poe was on his very own deathbed he said to God, “Help my poor soul,” and then God let him die, because God knew he left a great legacy for others to remember, how Poe felt throughout his life and about everything he had in his life. Poe’s perception is very different from now that he is remembered in so many ways from his
The events leading up to this soliloquy have cast a dark cloud over Hamlet. Once Hamlet is alone he is free to express the true feelings he is struggling to deal with. Hamlet releases the pent up emotions that he is keeping to himself and expresses his wish to die. The emotional response to death experienced by Hamlet in this passage, continues throughout the remainder of the play as he seeks revenge for his father’s untimely
In Hamlet a play composed by William Shakespeare, Shakespeare uses multiple soliloquies throughout his play to delineate the thoughts and feelings of a character (Hamlet) at a key point during a characters climax. Within the second soliloquy in Act two scene two Hamlet seems to question his existence and states himself as “alone” as well as a “peasant slave” which indicates how his intellectual self is grieving towards the death of his father (the king). Hamlet had once seen his father as his hero, his role model and luminary. However, due to his father’s death his mother decided to incestually marry Hamlet’s uncle in which had aflittered him and had made many believe that he was “mad”. In the soliloquy it states “A broken voice, and his whole function suiting” this also indicates how distraught he is towards his father death and the events in which had led after this incident.
Hamlet grieves through this whole play because of the death of his father and starts to go crazy. There’s many questions, confusion, and heartbreak in this play. There is love, friendships, and memories as well. However, the event that started Hamlet’s want for revenge was a ghost who visited the guards one night and spooked them into fear. This ghost identified to be King Hamlet, who enters in an reveals