Hop Frog stimulates the mind of the reader. Should the reader interpretate it as being a horror story, where Hop Frog retaliates against the King and Court using drastic measures in order to regain his freedom? Hop Frog was the Kings professional jester, but he was more than a mere jester in the eyes of the King, because he was also a cripple and a dwarf. Dwarfs are very common during this period in time and "most monarchs could not go a day without laughing at his Jester and not laughing at his dwarf". Hop Frog was given his name "by the consent of the seven ministers on account of his inability to walk as other men do".
When the dwarf refuses to fully obey to him, the Kings pride gets the best out of him. The story teller records “At last, without uttering a syllable he pushed her violently from him and threw the contents of the brimming goblet in her face” (Poe 4).To show his power over the dwarf, the King physically harms Trippetta. The King harming Trippetta shows that the king was fully aware of Hop-Frogs weakness. Thus to show his power over the dwarf, the King abuses Trippetta. This reveals that even though the King has every tangible item he wants, the physical and emotional pain of others caused by him is what gives him great joy.
In addition, Poe mentions, “But the king loved his practical jokes, and took pleasure in forcing Hop-Frog to drink and (as the king called it) 'to be merry” (Poe 1251). This excerpt shows another forcible behavior from the king towards Hop-Frog, where the king pushed Hop-Frog to drink wine, even though he knew that Hop-Frog was not affectionate about wine. The reason for forcing Hop-Frog is that the king wanted to see Hop-Frog’s madness because it jollifies him to see the dwarf with no comfortable feeling. The writer also stated, “Poor fellow! his large eyes gleamed, rather than shone; for the effect of wine on his excitable brain was not more powerful than instantaneous.
Hop Frog as a Love Story "Hop Frog", by Edgar Allan Poe, is a short story in which the title character, after enduring much abuse by the king, gets revenge in the end. Hop Frog is not only the king's jester, but is also a handicapped dwarf. The king perpetually berates Hop Frog and plays practical jokes on his poor jester. At one point, king and his seven ministers summon Hop Frog before them so that he may give them ideas for an upcoming masquerade. The king forces him to drink wine (which Hop Frog always has an adverse reaction to drinking) and becomes very upset at him.
thing,” reinforcing subconscious notions of women’s sexuality as devious. Other body-types would be the large muse who is supposed to bring diversity, but she is only used for comic relief proving that to be big you need to be funny. Philoctetes (Phil for short) is depicted as a short, hairy and overweight Satyr who scares away women. He refers to women using derogatory names such as ‘Sweet Cheeks’ and ‘DID’ (Damsels in Distress) and at times, he violently comes on to them. In one scene, Phil is seen spying on nymphs bathing in a pond, thus portraying a creepy and perverted voyeurism aspect associated with short and ugly men.
All they discover is his clothes and a frog in them; Delmar is convinced that that was in fact Pete himself. The fact that Delmar believes that the sirens turned Pete into a frog resembles the scene when Circe turns Odysseus’ men into pigs. Although Pete was not really turned into a frog, it symbolizes how they are punished for being on a journey with Everett. Same can be said of Odysseus’ men. They are punished for being on this grand journey with a man that has many faults including pride.
In Samuel L. Clemens' short story entitled, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County", he reveals to us that he believes that everyone is susceptible to gullibility. Using not only humor and characters in the story, Clemens actually makes his point by drawing the reader into the story as unwitting victims as well. The story illuminates gullibility on three separate levels. First, the main character of the story within the story, Jim Smiley, is a victim to his own misguided ways. Then, the narrator of the story is shown to be gullible as well.
Twain’s Sense of Humour With Twain’s style of complexity in characterization and sophisticated narrative structure, Mark Twain’s “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” was one of the best works that he had ever written. Mark Twain’s, “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” is about a man by the name of Jim Smiley was a man who would bet on anything. Smiley made a frog his pet and bets a stranger that his frog, Dan’l Webster, could jump higher than any frog. When Smiley was distracted, the stranger filled Dan’l Webster with lead, resulting in Smiley losing the bet. Before Smiley could figure out what just happened, the stranger vanished along with the money he won by cheating.
Of course the genie is at the mercy of his master so Jafar has three wishes. His first two wishes make him the most “powerful person on Earth.” Aladdin then tricks Jafar to wish that he were more powerful than the genie, which turns him into a genie himself. With the help of the genie, his best friend Abu (a monkey), and the magic carpet, h... ... middle of paper ... ... crying over him just like women are supposed to in this society. Even when she had nothing to do with Aladdin being sentenced to be killed the first time, she felt guilty. She trusted someone just because he had a flying carpet?
However, Hop-Frog emerges victorious, as his mental capabilities are seemingly far greater than the Kings. The King is described as having “an especial admiration for breadth in a jest, and would often put up with length, for the sake of it” (Poe, 502). It becomes apparent that the King is not a smart man and his jester is indeed quite the opposite. The fact that Hop-Frog knows of the King’s weaknesses and tailors a perfect plan for vengeance to fit the occasion of the masque ball is a testament to his creativity and most useful utilization of information. In the Purloined Letter, the useful utilization of information, which is by keeping such information hostage, again allows for great power in government.