Akaky awakens with a high fever, and dies shortly thereafter. The VIP feeling regretful went looking for Akaky only to find out he had died. The city begins to experience repetitive attacks by a ghost stealing overcoats. A short while later while the VIP is out and about one night he is confronted by a ghost who he immediately recognizes as the late Akaky. Terrified, he removes his overcoat throwing it over to the ghost of Akaky and hurrying along on his way.
Everyman responding to Death’s call and engaging in a conversation with someone he perceives as a stranger shows that throughout any given day man encounters Death unknowingly. Man’s ignorance of death causes him to be blind to what Death really is. According to Phoebe Spinrad, author of the book The Summons of Death, “Death is the first of Everyman’s instructors, although Everyman is still so ignorant of the lesson that he cannot formulate… and cannot understand” (70). Because Death is unknown to man and can appear in any form. For example: Showing kindness by picking up a hitchhiker who turns out to be a serial killer.
This chapter is counted into a climax and a turning point of the novel. Due to the effect of alcohol and ignorance from Sally and the bar singer, Holden made himself of a fool with collapsing sense of security. When he was in the park, he was overwhelmed by depress and miserableness. Tape, ducks and pond triggered his depressing memory of his brother Allie’s death and the fear of his own funeral, thereby revealing the root of his previous manic behavior: Holden was troubled by unexplained disappearance and he was in deep anxiousness that all the things that were related to his pure, innocent childhood would suddenly vanish. This echoes one of the themes of this novel—adolescent confusion on the way to the adult world and the pain of growing up.
The woman died first, this is when the man left her and the house, he “went North, went East, saw the stars turned in the Southern sky.” Later when the man died, he returned to join the woman ghost at the house they occupied while together. Fearing, that the new couple may have found their treasure, the ghosts go from “room to room they went, hand in hand, lifting here, opening there. Opening windows, whispering not to wake us, the ghostly seek their joy.” The narrator, being aware that there are ghosts in the house, never feared being harmed. In the end, the author reveals that the buried treasure is “the light in the heart,” referring to all the different places in and around the house, where they had expressed their love to each other. "A Haunted House" is story with meaning, by portraying to us the treasure of life.
King sets these distant parameters to let you know just how alone our protagonist was which actually heightens the intensity of the drama and fear through his words. Gramma is a short fiction story about a boy left alone at home to care for his gramma while is mother is away in town on an emergency with his brother. The protagonist in the story is George an eleven year old boy which we will soon learn has many fears. The antagonist is Gramma, an elderly sick woman who George is fearful of. There is a history of possible witch craft and in the end she is possessed.
Eventually, the narrator heads inside to see his friend. Roderick indeed appears to be a sick man. He suffers from an "acuteness of the senses," or hyper-sensitivity to light, sound, taste, and tactile sensations; he feels that he will die of the fear he feels. He attributes part of his illness to the fact that his sister, Madeline, suffers from catalepsy (a sickness involving seizures) and will soon die, and part of it to the belief that his creepy house is sentient (able to perceive things) and has a great power over him. He hasn’t left the mansion in years.
When he returns from the movies he mentions the magician’s trick “We nailed him into a coffin and he got out of the coffin without removing one nail. “ The magicians trick juxtaposes with Tom’s inability to escape from his family. Juxtaposition is used here to show the freedom of the magician and Tom feeling trapped. The coffin represents Tom’s life to which he is confined and the nails symbolize the emotional constraints and an obligation Tom has towards his crippled sister Laura. Laura herself “lives in a world of her own—a world of—little glass ornaments” and the breaking of the animals by Tom foreshadows his abandonment of fraternal duties towards her.
English 1102 “The Fall of the House of Usher” A nameless narrator walks us through the mysterious house of his childhood friend Roderick Usher on a gloomy and ominous day. From outside narrator notices house is old, creepy, has an evil atmosphere and a huge zig-zag crack in the roof. Has been asked to come to the house by Roderick because he is sick. Goes inside, find the inside just as creepy as the outside. Finds Roderick in house, super sick and pale, not himself.
As the four remorsefully glared at a stone that read “Son, Brother and Friend”, the deafening silence was pierced suddenly by the deathly shriek of a darkened crow. “Ahhh!” exclaimed the silent Delia. Again it shrieked, and again! Frightened Skye grabbed Delia’s hand while Ivan was holding Maia. The unending fog hung on the stones of the dead like a heavy, suffocating sheath, casting relentless misery on all who trespassed through it.
The young waiter with a wife waiting at home, begins to taps his foot for the man to leave so he can close the shop for the night. An older waiter contradicts the idea of closing, because the young waiter should be considerate of others desires and despairs. Like the deaf man, the older waiter is one who can’t sleep at night and causes them to be at war with themselves. The young, selfish waiter begins to wipe the table down with a rag, and proclaimed that the café was closed. The old man gets up, makes his way out the door, and down the street unsteadily.