The story continues with an event that is unfortunately far more terrible and unexpected than the previous events. The narrator allows his increasing anger towards the second black cat to lead him to killing his wife. His temper and hatred that began with the second black cat eventually ended up impacted him and his wife. The narrator states, “I withdrew my arm from her grasp and buried the axe in her brain. She fell dead upon the spot, without a groan” (Poe 5).
While his wife was doing the righteous thing the narrator gets mad and kills his wife. The wife and cat did
The man ends up killing his wife instead of the cat and promptly buries her in the basement wall. The cat, who jumped into the wall, starts to howl when the police arrive and gives the man away. The theme in both stories is that of good versus evil. Evil lurks in the hearts of all, and sometimes people act upon it. The author develops this theme by using first person narration and symbolism.
and he became violent and flung the cat to the tree. I felt as if this was a way of taking his anger and agression towards his grandmother because the cat reminded him of her. After the accident, this was the moment where the grandmother was faced with veracity and temptation. The Misfit in the story is like an evil fallen angel, a man who knows the gospel and dosen’t accepts it. Soon after the story gives a creepy explanation of the Misfit’s arrival by saying, “It was a big black battered hearse-like automobile...
Reverend Parris discovers the girls who blame the night’s events on one of the women in their party, knowing that witchcraft is punishable by death. After this first accusation, more and more began to occur. Arthur Miller conveys the struggle of justice through integrity with accusations of Giles Corey, John Proctor, and the evil Abigail Williams. Giles
War’s outcome is fatalities of many people. This is typically due to conflict from two opposing parties, resulting in murders. In like manner, Boll weevil is murderous as he murders Cecil by stabbing him in the chest, due to the fact that Cecil does not give him the money that Cecil owes (108). It is apparent in this quote that Boll weevil is murderous: “Then without let up, there came a rush of lively blows followed by a loud scream, a heavy thud on the floor and a scurrying of feet towards the door” (106). This quote shows that Boll weevil is capable of shooting someone (Cecil), therefore making him murderous, similarily to war.
Hiro Mashima once said “If peace can only come through killing someone, then I don’t want it.” On the other hand, the landlady in Roald Dahl’s short story “The Landlady,” contradicts this quote by getting peace by killing people. Serial killers kill many people in the same way and make “the act of killing into a ritual” (Dolan 51). They go through seven phases in total which is the Aura phase, Trolling phase, the Wooing phase, Capture, the Totem phase, the Depression phase. Similarly, the landlady goes through these phases.
Jeepers creepers is a song about a monster who hunts and tries to kill children. I can relate this song to my book because, the monster in my book tried to hunt and kill children as well. One of the main lyrics says “Where’d you get those peepers”? “Where’d you get those eyes”? This relates to the cat in my book.
Like Abigail utterly told liars about how Elizabeth spirit had stabbed her at the dinner table but actually Abigail framed Goody Proctor with the doll Mary Warren had made as evidence to stable herself. Also Abigail accused Mary Warren for working with the devil in the setting of act three in the courtroom. The girls in courtroom acted as if Mary spirit was attacking them ,to scare her back to their side. Giles Corey also accused Thomas Putnam for being gluttonous for more land and therefore accusing his neighbors for it.
Shakespeare uses sleep not as a peaceful resting state, but to reveal Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s guilty consciences. Macbeth is given prophecies throughout the play that prove his guilt and shame. In the beginning, Macbeth’s hunger for power is ignited by the prophecies from the witches. He likes the scheme of killing Duncan so he will be closer to the throne.
Hitchcock’s Physco An example of Gothic Literature shows in the film Physco. It’s the blood when supposedly the Norman’s Mother kills Ms. Crain whom steal the money. This scene shows how the blood is disappearing with the water of the shower and goes for the drain, and then she dies.
In “The Black Cat” Poe writes, “Goaded, by the interference, into a rage more than demoniacal, I withdrew my arm from her grasp and buried the axe in her brain,” when talking about the savage murder of the wife. This narrative is cringe worthy because it would be absolutely excruciating to have an axe driven into one’s skull. Edgar Allan Poe details the nasty specifics of the torture and murder of Fortunato in “The Cask of Amontillado” when Montresor chains Fortunato in the chamber filled with niter and walls up the entrance, torturing and leaving Fortunato to die from whatever lethal element can stop his heart first. . This is brutal because Montresor says, “I heard the furious vibration of the chain. The noise lasted for several minutes, during which, that I might harken to it with the ore satisfaction.
Humans often kill powerful animals for interacting with humans in a seemingly dangerous way. Is their murder justifiable? One can answer this question for themselves through the short story The Rattler, in which the author presents the contrasting views of a rational man that must kill an innocent snake The snake is not willing to die without a fight, and the man is not willing to let his duties go unfulfilled.
Various gothic elements are depicted by the following gothic writers: Washington Irving, Richard Matheson and Edgar Allan Poe; elements such as: entrapment and supernatural characteristics are illustrated in the short stories: “The Devil and Tom Walker;” “Prey;” and “The Raven.” Entrapment was a significant element represented in all of the short stories aforementioned. In, “The Devil and Tom Walker,” soon after Tom Walker established his broker’s shop in Boston “he made money hand over hand, became a rich and mighty man, and exalted his cocked hat upon "Change." He built himself, as usual, a vast house, out of ostentation, but left the greater part of it unfinished and unfurnished, out of parsimony. He even set up a carriage in the fulness of his vain-glory, though he nearly starved the horses which drew it”(Irving 326).
Suspense is an extremely important technique that can be used in many contrasting ways. It gives readers the opportunity to slip into their favorite character’s shoes, sit on the edge of their seat, and ultimately immerse themselves into the book. The Most Dangerous Game and The Monkey’s Paw written by Richard Connell and W. W. Jacobs respectively, demonstrate this technique in a very similar way. Both of these authors use elements of suspense in their stories, using foreshadowing, dialogue and diction to create very eerie and ominous atmospheres.