The scarlet stains upon the body and especially upon the face of the victim was the pest ban, which shut him out from the aid and from the sympathy of his fellow men. And the whole seizure, progress, and termination of the disease were the incidents of half an hour" (Poe 317-22). In this passage Poe describes a plague that death uses to take its victims. The horrific manner in which the disease appears -- bleeding at the pores, sharp pains, and seizures--can be related back to episodes in... ... middle of paper ... ...Tales of Mystery and Imagination Norwalk: Heritage P.,1969. 317-322.
The Masque of the Red Death is a short story written by the early American novelist, Edgar Allan Poe. He presents a tale about a man named Prince Prospero during the time when a horrible plague has contaminated his country. There are three main themes throughout the story. His foolishness during a time of despair causes his downfall, time continues to pass even with death, and death is inevitable no matter how rich and powerful you may be are the themes presented in the story which leads to the loss of his life and of the lives of his guests. Prince Prospero is supposed to have his kingdom’s health and prosperity as his number one priority.
The ghost says, “Murder most foul, as in the best it is. But this most foul, strange and unnatural” and “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder.” These weighty words inspired rage and vengeance into Hamlets heart. After the Ghost uttered these words, Hamlet was ready to violently kill whoever was responsible for this unspeakable act against his father. In the end, his Hamlets quest for vengeance led to the deaths of almost every character in the play. Without a doubt, Shakespeare uses poison as the master metaphor in Hamlet.
As you can see, Owen has used figurative language so effectively that the reader gets drawn into the poem. The images drawn in this poem are so graphic that it could make readers feel sick. For example, in these lines: "If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood/ Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs/ Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud,"(21-23) shows us that so many men were brutally killed during this war. Also, when the gas bomb was dropped, "[s]omeone still yelling out and stumbling/ [a]nd flound'ring like a man in fire or lime.../ [h]e plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning. "(11-12,16) These compelling lines indicate that men drowned helplessly in the toxic gasses.
Every time you notice this horrific trait of Othello it got worse and grew inside him like the green-eyed monster mentioned by Iago. The moment that drew Othello to the breaking point was when he saw Cassio with the Handkerchief. This visual conformation takes Othello’s Jealousy to a whole new level. His anger overcomes all and looses his composer when he says, “How shall I murder him, Iago” (4.1.165). At this point Othello realizes the false truths created by Iago.
111-112). The “violent love” that Macbeth describes is his lust for power. He becomes an unknown version of himself and begins destroying everything and everyone in his life to obtain that one title. Henry N. Paul writes, “Macbeth requires destruction to enable him to attain his ends and this is just what the play discloses” (Paul). Paul’s comment suggests that his lust for power is also driven by destruction.
Yes, he was stone, stone dead…His eye would trouble me no more.” (Poe 1591) Only an insane person would kill someone over a faulty eye. It may have been terror in the beginning when there was suspense that something bad may happen, but overall the story embodies horror because the narrator took action and killed the man over something so measly. This horror affected the reader’s perspective even more towards the end when there was no sound except for the heartbeat of the man in the
“I removed the bed and examined the corpse. Yes, he was stone, stone dead.” (The Tell-Tale Heart, lines 125-126.) This may sound strange or even frightening to some people, but for the readers of Edgar Allen Poe’s short story, The Tell-Tale Heart, this is simply just another element of horror. In The Tell-Tale Heart, the narrator is a madman who hates an old man’s “vulture eye” so much that he murders the old man because of it. The story is so horrifying because of the use of suspense, the source of the horror and the fact that some of the events are believable.
This is showing how Macbeth is becoming corrupt because Shakespeare only mentions blood or murder when it is for the wrong reasons. Ross informs Macduff his “…wife and babe savagely slaughtered” (Shakespear... ... middle of paper ... ...ing the emotions and thoughts that would have prevented him from acting out upon his urge to kill. This shows the decay of Macbeth. He has lost many emotions, one of which the reader can assume is guilt. Macbeth also says, “give to th’edge o’th’sword his wife, his babes and all unfortunate souls.”(Shakespeare 107).
Shakespeare paints a vivid picture of the deaths that are carried out in the book with his use of words and description of life and the afterlife. The death of each individual holds a certain meaning, for each death sets about a reaction. It just goes to show that revenge and greed is never the answer and a heart filled with such will be the death of one self. No one in the book dies without a purpose or without an elaborate reason.