The Image of Fire in Faulkner’s Short Stories, Barn Burning and Shingles for the Lord The image of fire was very prominent in Faulkner’s short stories “Barn Burning” and “Shingles for the Lord.” Throughout the two stories, fire emerged as a destructive device. The production of fire directly or indirectly destroyed property and the image of the characters, Snopes and Pap. Fire symbolized the character’s deceitful ways and destruction of his identity in society. The fathers present in the two stories possessed deceitful natures. In the story “Barn Burning,” Snopes’ ill manner erupted into arson.
She fell in love and slept with Aeneas after she promised that she would never love anyone regarding her husbands death. As stated before, “One’s honor was more important than one’s own life.” With this being said Dido decides to plan her own death. She then tells her sister to start a pyre to burn all of Aeneas’ things that he left behind. Dido exclames, “It will do me good to destroy every reminder of that evil man- as the priestess told me.” She made it seem as if she was doing all of this to rid everything of what Aeneas owned, but she was really planning her own suicide. In a sense one could say that Dido’s own body was a reminder of what happened so, she could have also committed suicide for that reason.
This fight between Mercutio and Tybalt led to the death of them both, which led to Romeo being banished from Verona, leaving Juliet heartbroken. “O God! Did Romeo 's hand shed Tybalt 's blood?” (Act 3, Scene 2) is a quote said by Juliet, showing how distraught is over this situation. This leaves Juliet visibility upset and her parents notice this sadness of hers. Her parents end up promoting up the idea that to cheer Juliet up, they arrange a marriage to her suitor, Paris, to come earlier than expected.
Hero did not really have a backbone either, especially when Claudio falsely accused her of disloyalty. She fainted instead of standing up for herself, leading to her own father saying, “O Fate! take not away thy heavy hand. Death is the fairest cover for her shame…”, implying she would have been better off dead than to have been a shameful daughter. The friar did have a solution; play dead and hope it guilt tripped Claudio.
Malicious Fires The common target of the arsonists in india used to be ( and still is, in rural areas) cattle sheds, hay stacks, crop stacks, standing crops and jungles. Factory godowns, government buildings, factory premises, vehicles, etc are the targets of the political arsonists or of the white collar criminals in cities, today. They destroy their records of fraudulent activities. Indiscipline among students leads to burning of buses, railways stations and
Blame starts to be put on people, and soon, the witch hunt commenced. The accused tended to be the minority of the puritans, and it was clear that the people were using the hysteria for their own personal goals. The accused were judged harshly and punished quickly. Arthur Miller’s play “The Crucible” was set in the aforementioned events, and he explaine... ... middle of paper ... ...communists by HUAC. In the end, fear makes people take radical actions and make sacrifices in order to feel safe again, no matter if it is 1692 or the 20th century.
This shows that jealousy can cause harm to one’s relationship with someone. As Othello feels more insecure with his relationship, he goes through a sudden change in character due to his wife’s unfaithfulness. When people become jealous in relationships they often become very posses... ... middle of paper ... ...nd misunderstandings grow to point where he was not able to handle the stress anymore and deemed it right to kill Desdemona, only to find out that she and Cassio are innocent and have always remained faithful towards Othello. The emotion of jealousy can change and destroy one to their roots where their good and truth disappears from their soul and only the anger, jealousy, and hatred remain. In conclusion, everyone once has experienced the emotion of jealousy whether it be in a relationship towards someone or an object that someone else has and one wishes to have.
However, it isn’t until she commits suicide after her doubts are confirmed that her suffering finally adds deeper layers to the tragedy. During her fight with Oedipus, Jocasta says, “Stop- in the name of god, if you love your own life, call off this search! My suffering is enough” (222). This statement verifies that Jocasta already knew the truth about who Oedipus really was. She just wanted Oedipus to call off his search for the truth so that her suspicions couldn’t be confirmed and she could live in an eternal state of denial.
Eurydice, his wife, finds out about Haemon and kills herself as well. Creon, the ruler who once had everything, now has nothing. His passion for pride and to rule has proven tragic and his life subsequently has nothing to live for. Sophocles was able to incorporate Poetics in his tragedy of Antigone. We see two different characters, moved with two different purposes: one ethical and one pathetic.
However, Maria and Tony do not marry, although they do perform a mock wedding. Another example of a difference is that Anita purposely tells the Jets that Maria is dead because of her hatred for them. But when Balthasar tells Romeo that Juliet is dead, he does it without knowing that it isn’t true. The last major difference between the two works is the death of the heroine. Juliet kills herself because she knows that her Romeo is dead and she cannot live without him.