He describes the madness and cold-blooded crime in detail, evidencing the savage and brutal act. The idea of cruelty is taken up again with the sentencing of the criminals to the death penalty. The author criticizes the death penalty system in the USA and brings
The Penalty of Mary Surratt How would you discipline someone who took part in a murder? Would you give them a death sentence, maybe a life sentence in prison? Mary Surratt was charged with death for her involvement in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Although she may not have known about the murder, she was already going to aide in the kidnapping of the president. Therefore, Mary Surratt deserved her death penalty due to her actions in the murderous plan of Abraham Lincoln.
As Stephen King once said, “Get busy living, or get busy dying.” Stephen King, an american horror author, is considered by the masses to be one of the most influential authors of the late nineteenth and twentieth century. With at least 136 works from novels to novellas written, King has left a lasting impact on everyone all around the world. King combined horror with mystery to give readers a story to remember. Kings books not only appear in almost every library, but are shown through movies ranging from The Shining (1980) to It (2017). King was placed number one on New York Times best-seller list before the book It was officially published.
He has written many well known and successful novels, memoirs, and short stories. Wolff has received several awards including “a National Medal of the Arts from President Obama in September 2015” according to creative writing.stanford.edu. Wolff is able to accurately portray Levshunov characters through the use of imagery and realistic dialogue. In this short story, written in third person, Wolff drove the plot and theme into the readers mind effectively. According to Wolff “When the first sneering name, the first joke, the first slanderous myth of another race enters our ears, can we ever wholly cleanse ourselves of its effect?
In 1966, Truman Capote published the novel In Cold Blood that pierced the boundaries of literary genres, as he narrated the events of the 1959 Clutter family massacre in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas and the quest that took place afterwards through the perspectives both the murderers and those looking for them. As Capote bends these genre normalities, he ventures with the killers and the detectives and describes the murderers’ lives in-depth to further characterize Dick Hickock and Perry Smith--their psychological states and the possible contributing factors to their undeniable personality disorders. A mental health professional ultimately diagnoses the killers with mental illnesses rather than chronic personality disorders, an injustice still commonly made today in the psychology field, and determines them to have known right from wrong in terms of their crime. Throughout this novelistic journey, Capote explores the distinction between psychopathy and sociopathy, specifically the textbook lack of remorse and guilt, the mask antisocial individuals tend to display as their public persona via falsified charm and manipulation, and overall moral compass, or lack thereof, between the two. Furthermore, Capote dissects the psychological differences between individuals with antisocial tendencies present at birth versus those tendencies acquired through environmental factors.
The imaginative universe allows for events completely independent of real world possibilities, and creates different ways for characters experience growth. This aspect entertains in it’s own right, but also allows allegories to be drawn, without the representations being apparent, due to the stark difference between the mythical settings of fantasy, such as that of Narnia and the real world. The second genre that is applicable in the novel is bildungsroman. Since our immediate protagonists and catalysts of plot are
Lolita: The Glamorization of Obsessive Love “Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins...Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, exhibit number one is what the seraphs, the misinformed, simple, noble-winged seraphs, envied. Look at this tangle of thorns.” (Nabokov 1). So begins the infamous and deeply sorrowing novel “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov, a Russian - American novelist and entomologist. Regarded as one of the most controversial novels of the 20th century, it tells the story of Humbert Humbert, a forty something literature professor, who desperately falls in love with a Dolores Haze, a 12 year old nymphet. In an attempt to demonstrate the tragedy of obsessive love, Nabokov weaves an incredibly sentimental and heartfelt story.
A Deeper Look Edgar Allan Poe is famous for his numerous literature pieces. Edgar Allen Poe was an American writer born in Boston, MA on January 19, 1809. His writing styles of Horror and Romanticisms gave way to many detective storylines. Poe suffered from depression in his life, and can be seen through his work. One very world wide known poem is “The Raven”, it has been an incredibly popular choice among readers for many years and will still be studied and enjoyed for future years to come.
Whose tragedy is it? The tragedy of In Cold Blood is the damage dealt to the image of the American Dream by the Clutter murders. The deaths of the Clutter family severely damaged the image of the American Dream through the type of family that the Clutters were, the destroyed peace of Holcomb, and the random nature of the crime. The Clutter family nearly embodied the American Dream in structure and nature. The Clutter’s unexpected deaths ruined the trusting serenity of Holcomb.
Based on Merriam Webster Dictionary, the definition of vengeance is punishment inflicted in retaliation for an offense. Vengeance in my words is harming someone for injuries given by that person. The word vengeance best describes Medea and her actions throughout the story. Vengeance consumes Medea and can be seen through her actions as she kills all the people Jason loved