The tell tale heart , there will come soft rains. What is similar what is different. These two stories are written by the authors edgar allan poe, and ray bradbury. These two authors wrote dark, sad stories that were about something’s death. For example the tell tale heart was about an old man's death and there will come soft rains was about a house's death a house that was personified.The personified house had done nothing wrong just as the old man as well the old man had done nothing wrong except for putting trust in the butler who killed him.
The short story never explains the wrong doing that Fortunado inflicted on Montresor, it only reveals Montresor’s need to kill Fortunado in order to perform the perfect act of vengeance. After he seals the tomb, however, he calls out “Fortunado!” twice almost as if he is waiting for a response. Hearing no answer, he speaks of his heart growing sick (Poe). It lets the reader know that he feels some sort of remorse, he is guilt ridden. In conclusion, it is Poe’s use of setting, dialogue and characterization to tell the horrific story of the perfect murder that makes “The Cask of Amontillado,” so intriguing.
Painting Pictures With Similes Bradbury’s “There Will Come Soft Rains”, is a story from the future about the last house standing after a fire swept through a town. Bradbury uses similes to help readers understand the setting. The middle of the story contains an incredibly vivid simile, “ [a]t four o'clock the tables folded like great butterflies back through the paneled walls” (Bradbury 2).This simile creates imagery and helps the reader picture the setting at that particular point in the story. The simile helps the reader imagine just how the table folds into the wall. Another example of figurative language is the use of the simile, “[t]here was the sound like a great matted yellow hive of bees within a dark bellows, the lazy bumble of
“The search is over, Montag is dead; a crime against society has been avenged.” (Bradbury 142). In the end, the government couldn’t find Montag, but because everyone was watching the search for him on their TV’s, the government killed an innocent man pretending it was Montag. The society was glad Montag was dead, even though it wasn 't really him. In the book death happens frequently, and it 's enjoyable to them. Violence in the book is a warning because in the future, violence could have a huge impact on our life.
In Macbeth’s speech while he is in deep thought on their plan to murder Duncan, Shakespeare uses metaphor to foreshadow their righteous mental demise. When Macbeth is hesitating whether or not he should assassinate Duncan, he was afraid that “We still have judgement here, that we but teach/ Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return/ To plague th’ inventor.” (1.7.8-10). The “inventor” was referring to Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, Macbeth is afraid that the “judgment” and “bloody instructions will hurt them. In these lines, Macbeth, driven by ambition, could not mollify himself of this immoral plan of Lady Macbeth. Shakespeare foreshadowed their suffering of guilt by mentioning the word “Blood” throughout the whole play after this point.
This allows the population to drop by three, allowing for the triplets to be born. An onlooking painter watches this scene unfold and has a dramatic reaction, where now he wants the government to kill him, when he said earlier that he wanted his death to be from himself. This story can be very hard to summarize shortly, but all the details are crucial to understanding the main plot and themes. Based on my interpretation of the story, Kurt’s main theme (a reoccuring theme in many of his works) is that the government does not care about who you are, they see all of their people as pieces on a game board. In other words, you are seen just as a statistic to the government and nothing more.
World War 2 was the biggest and bloodiest conflict of the entire world history. Many world powers such as the US and Great Britain were involved in this war, which indicates that this was an international war. After its end, defeated countries were blamed for its devastating consequences. One of them was blamed most in particular: Germany. In this essay, I will analyze to what extent was Germany responsible for the outbreak of World War 2.
At the end of the story Bradbury has the house destroyed by a fire that was caused by a branch hitting the stove. Instead of having the house destroyed some other way he purposely uses nature and nature’s elements. This part of the story is crucial to the theme and how it is portrayed. Also the house reads a poem of it’s choice that has to deal with nature and how easily nature can forget the war. Bradbury uses that poem to foreshadow the effect nature will have on the house at the end of the story.
Roald Dahl, the author of this short story, wants the reader to realize how one-sided a relationship can be. While Mary was fully faithful and loving to Patrick; the feelings were not mutual. The feeling of betrayal she felt was beyond imaginable and she ended up going to violence for the answer. She was afraid, angry, shocked, sorrowful, and full of hatred. There may not have been an officially stated reason that she killed him, but in my mind I believe she killed him out of the act of fright and love.
Oedipus could have waited for the plague to end, but out of compassion for his suffering people, he had Creon go to Delphi. When he learned of Apollo 's word, he could have calmly investigated the murder of the former King Laius, but in his hastiness, he passionately curses the murderer, and in so, unknowingly curses himself. "Upon the murderer I invoke this curse- whether he is one man and all unknown, or one of many- may he wear out his life in misery or doom! If with my knowledge he lives at my hearth, I pray that I myself may feel my curse. " (pg.
After World War One Germany was suffering badly, because of this Hitler took power over Germany. Germans listened to him because he was their last resort, they had nowhere else to turn. Any longer and they would be suffering far worse. The Holocaust happen because there was violence outbreaks, recklessness, and families were being destroyed. When this happened people fought back and they try to stop it but Hitler just became more powerful.
It makes the whole world suffer and eventually the entire human race will be destroyed. In the words of the protagonist of the story, Shute himself explained the purpose of his writing if a couple of hundred million people all decide that their national honor requires them to drop combat bombs upon their neighbor, well, there’s not much we can do about it. (telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/6718768/Nevil-Shute) Destruction of society and universe can occur fairly easily if it has to do with stupid actions of those around us. Also, our national honor can get rid those we care for. Destruction of society can also take place if we do not care for our national honor, and if it is being taken advantage of.
BPQ#1- In the first half of the twentieth century, the disasters that befell Europe were related to the increased competition between the European states. These divisions have been a “long-standing feature of European political life” (982). This widespread competition lead to the rival alliances, which were “the Triple Alliance of Germany, Italy, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Triple Entente of Russia, France, and Britain” (983). These alliances, in conjunction with increasing nationalism, lead to the start of the First World War. The Great Depression also had a large impact on Europe, as this economic crisis increased instability within all social classes.