The ghost stated, “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder” (II. ii). From this point forward, death, either through vengeance or grief, becomes the driving force within Shakespeare's tragedy. King Hamlet's death also contributes to much of Hamlet’s fears and obsessions with death and the afterlife. Because King Hamlet was murdered prior to repenting for his sins, he now faces an afterlife in hell.
Both stories main theme was about the fear of death from prince Prospero’s fear of death in the form of the plague to Roderick’s fear of death from the haunting of his house. The story of “The Fall of The House of Usher” is about revenge, revenge from the sister being buried alive.
Due to Edgar Allan Poe’s loss of those he cared for throughout his life, Poe’s obsession with death is evident in his works of “The Tell-Tale Heart”, “The Black Cat”, and “The Fall of the House of Usher”, in which in all three death is used to produce guilt. At the end of “The Tell-Tale Heart”, Poe’s fascination with death is apparent when the narrator ruthlessly killed an old man with a disturbing eye, but felt so guilty that he confessed to the police. The narrator dismembered the old man’s body and hid them in the floor, confident that they were concealed. However, when the police came to investigate, the narrator heard a heart beating and began to crack under the pressure. Overcome with guilt, he confessed that he murdered him and pulled up the floorboards.
He is describing how disgusted he is with his mother and how she is sleeping with his uncle using images of disease. "It will but skin and film the ulcerous place / Whiles rank corruption, mining all within, infects unseen." The imagery of disease is a main factor in this story and is used in large amounts. It shows a feeling of disgust that Hamlet has with the surrounding situation in the play and his life. Imagery of poison is used when the ghost describes the death of Hamlets father in a way to disgust Hamlet and goad hi into revenge.
The Devil and Tom Walker and The Masque of the Red Death both end with the protagonists dying as a result of their selfish ideations. Two of the many stories spawned during the Romanticism era, both are allegories. They differ in that whilst Tom Walker decides to take the Faustian route to riches and power, Prospero is in an entirely different situation, isolating himself from the outside world to escape the inevitability of death. Both Tom Walker and Prospero are given cruel reminders that, respectively, sin is bad and death cannot be avoided.
Time is essential in this story, reminds the people of when time is running out and death is unavoidable. Masque of red death is a gothic literature, with dead, unexplainable mysterious frimes.While him and his guest were safe, his people were dying miserably, it shows a lack of character in his part. Instead of seeing the prince as a cold heartless man, you can also see it as just a scared man not wanting to face reality, leading to creating a imaginary world. When poe bring together both worlds at the end of the story, the poor and the rich, it creates a immediate climax.
The short story The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe has a thematic perception of how death is inevitable. We first get a glance of this when the story mentions the countless people dying from Red Death. Which doesn 't sound like a disease but more of a malevolent entity. Poe paints a pictureof the death in the story, “scarlet stains upon the body and especially upon the face of the victims were the pest ban which shut him out from the aid and from the sympathy of his fellow-men.” This shows the inescapable grips of death that haunts all those it comes across. Even Prince Prospero and his prestige guest couldn 't escape this everlasting truth of despair they sheltered themselves from inside Prospero lofty,”castellated abbey.” Poe
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).
However, Hamlet’s fascination with death was excessive, which means that he was ready to lose everything to follow the ghost. Hamlet’s grief was greater than Claudius and his mother and that made him more obsessed about death. “I am father’s spirit, doomed for a certain term to walk the night and for the day confined to fast in fires, till the foul crimes done in my days of nature are burnt and purged away” (Hamlet, act 1 scene 5. P28). These lines show that recent place of the ghost is the purgatory.
Hamlet's clothing, the imagery and use of poison, as well as Yorrick's skull all symbolize the idea that death is universal and unavoidable. Hamlets' wardrobe portrays the certainty of death because it reflects Hamlet's thoughts and feelings of grief. Hamlet is dressed in all black because he is in mourning over the death of his father. His black attire sets him apart from the rest of characters who are dressed in bright colors, just as his misery makes him an outsider in the cheerful court. Hamlet’s first appearance in the play shows him being consumed by grief and obsessing over death.