This play seems to have all these characteristics and many more. The Crucible took place in a small town called Salem. This small society went through a terrible time in history called the Salem Witch Trials. In these trials good men and women were persecuted and some even faced death for doing nothing wrong. These trials took people of great character and stature and deemed them to be witches which stripped them of everything their name meant and owned.
In the previous quote, it gives a hint of the grandmother lying dead on the side of the highway. O’Connor also mentions in the story a passing of a graveyard, also hinting toward death. In Short Stories for Students, Kathleen Wilson states, “In the first paragraph of the story, O’Connor introduces the Misfit, the murderer who eventually kills the family. Similarly, as the family prepares to embark on their vacation, the Grandmother plans her outfit with an eye toward tragedy. Dressed in a polka-dot dress trimmed with organdy and decorated by a spray of violets, ‘anyone seeing her dead on the highway would know at once she was a lady’” (Wilson 103).
She eventually got caught and got sent to the Auschwitz death camp where her, her jewish family members and hiders, sadly got killed. Eventually her father went back to the attic which they lived in, and found little Anne Franks diary. He than got her diary published as a book and it is now one of the most famous Holocoust storys in history. And to this day the attic which Anne and her family hid in, is now a museum which many people go to wonder how they lived and how terrible it
When panicked townspeople exhumed the offending corpses, they found "tell-tale" signs of vampirism: hair and nails that continued to grow after death, blood in the mouth, a lack of decomposition. The panic worked its way into poetry. Heinrich August Ossenfelder 's 1748 poem "The Vampire" (available in the original German), was one of the first to speak about the nocturnal horror: And as softly thou art sleeping To thee
He conveys this through his powerful use of diction, even in the first sentence he says “My first victim was a woman-white” (Staples 1). The word victim gives a very dark and scary tone as if something horrible is bound to happen, but as the reader reads along the whole scenario is just the narrator walking through a park at night and the white woman feels threatened and progressively runs away from the man. The narrator is a college student. The main message is that people are still so quick to judge and feel like they are in danger when they are around african american people they’ll in this case run away. It's also a proven statistic by Havard University states that women are in fact scared of men.
Luminescence of the Incident Imagine people standing right by your house and committing horrendous acts; people whom, if given the chance, would not hesitate for a second before taking your life away. Imagine the fear and terror you would feel, and try to put yourself into the position of such a helpless somebody. The poem “Incident”, written by Natasha Trethewey, deals with a person in such a situation. The poem begins by the speaker telling the reader that the story that would now be told is told annually, emphasizing the significance of the story to “we”, presumably a family, based on clues given later in the poem. Then, using the verse “how we peered from the windows, shades drawn” (Trethewey 2), it immediately puts us in the place of the figures in the poem, by the usage of the imagery about the shades being drawn, as if hiding from something to be scared of, and by the careful choice of the word “peering”, instead of simply “looking” or “staring”, which gives us the sense that the figures are afraid of being seen.
The way sad poems affect us makes us think of different ways it can be interpreted. Out of all the poems he has written to me this one creeps me out the most because the raven is like a constant reminder of how she was dead and now he is and is basically their gravestone. All in all Edgar Allan Poe was
People would need an invitation to go to funerals even if they were close friends or relatives in Victorian Britain. Death is when people die and begin their mourning process which means they start going around being kind of down all the time and wear dark clothing. Death in the Victorian era was viewed as a sad time with darkly colored clothing and a lot of rules. The mourning process during the Victorian Era was the sad time for people after a member of their family has died. In the mourning process you have to wear darkly colored clothing like black.
Furthermore, the short story is written in a first person point of view by the community of Jefferson, which develops the irony that leaves not only Jefferson, but the reader in ‘awe.’ The community of Jefferson is left with a plethora of questions of Miss Emily’s mysterious lifestyle. Correspondingly, the community of Jefferson becomes very obsessed with Miss Emily. “When Miss Emily Grierson died, our whole town went to her funeral: the men through a sort of respectful affection for a fallen monument, the women mostly out of curiosity to see the inside of her house…” (Faulkner) Likewise, the reader and the community of Jefferson becomes obsessed, and develops a craving for answers about the main protagonist, Miss
Faulkner illustrates this dark humor through Addie's anticipation of her death, Anse's blatant ignorance toward his dying wife, and Vardaman's amusing confusion about death. Addie, the deathly ill mother, takes part in many ironic situations which accentuate the novel's dark humor. For example, she looks forward to dying instead of reflecting on good memories or thinking about her family. This is seen when she
In the story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” there are many examples of foreshadowing. One example of this literary tool is shown at the beginning of the story when the Grandmother reads about the Misfit escaping prison in that day 's newspaper. Another example is the way the Grandmother dresses to leave for her trip. She dresses in a way that she would find acceptable to be found dead in, foreshadowing the ending when she is murdered by the Misfit. “In case of an accident, anyone seeing her dead on the highway would know at once that she was a lady.” (O’Connor) Another way O 'Connor foreshadows the end for this family when the family are driving they pass an old family burial ground with five or six graves the exact amount of people in the
I found Sherman Alexie 's "Breaking and Entering" to be very interesting; a different look on the situation. All I 've ever hear in this type of siuations is the point of view of the victom. You alwasy here from the side that had the most dentrimental effect on the family. Just like Shermans story if the person breaking into his house was an older black or white person the outcome would have been tramedously different. Every day you hear the news talking about how another person has killed an inncoent young black person or how horrible the killer is even when nothing is known about the tradigy.