C. Dies of alcohol-induced cirrhosis on October 21st, 1969. . “The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!” (Kerouac, On the Road, p. 18). This quote by Jack Kerouac represents his ideology that one must live their life in a dynamic way. Jack Kerouac is responsible for spawning the movement that is known as the Beat
Some examples are the stripper, the actual battle royal itself, and the briefcase. The stripper in “Battle Royal” was a pretty obvious symbol for me to find. In the story, the black boys are all rushed into a ballroom of the hotel and they stand in a group surrounded by white men and in the center off all this stood a blonde woman completely naked. As the woman began to dance the black boys all immediately became terrified and frantic because they didn’t know what to do. Some look down because they don’t want to be accused of looking at her.
Why? Answer: Because Mr. Plummer and I quote “Was a miserable drunkard, a profane swearer, and a savage monster.” Mr. Plummer was the one that gave him the very memory of his aunt having her hands held by a hook and standing on her toes on a stool, and being whipped even after blood was pouring from her veins. He was a cruel man that didn’t care about what happened to the slaves. He was so descriptive about Mr. Plummer because Mr. Plummer left a “scar” on him. He left an emotional scar that Frederick will never forget.
The eerie mood covers every words of the story, from the luxurious masquerade ball to the death of everyone attending in that ball. The readers can always feel that there is an old man speaking slowly with a deep voice, who already knows what happens next, and the mood is made by the way he tells us this scary story. The horror of the tone is emphasized and contributes to the theme of “The Masque of the Red Death” – no one can escape the death. “The Masque of the Red Death” can be considered as a simple story; however, it is a story full with symbols. The seven rooms
As the white woman dances in front of the black boys participating in the battle royal (as a result, participating in their public dehumanization), the narrator has a desire for her; however, at the same time wants “to caress and destroy her” (Ellison 249). The white woman symbolizes a forbidden freedom essentially “stripping” the narrator of his decency and innocence. The tattoo on her body is an ironic gesture inserted by Ellison. Ironically, America is presumed to be the place where all men are created equal”; however, the white woman is placed within an environment that refuses to accept equality. Therefore, as the white men taunt the black boys with the white woman, they in turn taunt them with their freedom.
When his Ikea-outfitted condo is blown up in a mysterious explosion, Jack moves into a dilapidated old house (reminiscent of the Bates Motel) with him. The pair indulge in recreational fistfights in a bar parking lot, which expands into an underground club for alienated men to take out their frustrations on each other as a homosocial and homoerotic act. Though Durden and Maria have a noisy affair, fantasised and actualised by Jack, women almost don't impinge on the world of Tyler Durden. It's a plot feint about the overt attraction between the male leads, beautiful Brad and wiry Edward, that winds in on itself with the revelation that Jack has been fighting himself. Durden turns Fight Club into Project Mayhem, a campaign of revolutionary pranks which extends so far into the infrastructure of society that when Jack catches on to his double life and confesses, most of the cops turn out to be in on
“As she start dancing and bring detached expression on her face, the men began reaching out to touch her.” (Ellison 280) For whites she is just a piece of entertainment and viewed in the same manner the black men are viewed; less than a person. “I saw the terror and disgust in her eyes, almost like my own terror and that which I saw in some of the other boys” (Ellison 280). This whole description connects
Nicholas shows his butt and farts in Absalon’s face, but Absalon sticks him with a hot poker, and when Nicholas cries for water, the husband thinks that this is the sign that the flood is coming, and so he crashes to the floor. The neighbors laugh at John’s preparation for flood and that he has lost his mind. Plus, they know for sure that his wife has cheated on him. Literary Merit: Irony Chaucer uses the idea of irony in his language to create his characters and their unique natures. The character of Alison, despite her attempts to create an image of a lady, is completely promiscuous, and from this emerges dishonesty.
Considered their masterpiece, the song Dance With The Devil is a five-minute rap that describes a young man named Billy Jacobs who spirals into a world of drugs and violence due to the world’s corruptive atmosphere. Although the song is the story about one person, the message speaks to all of humanity about the extremes that result from our inner feelings of greed and selfishness. Dance With The Devil is an accurate depiction of how devilish feeling lurk beneath all individuals and we can all relate to its message by revaluating how we respond to our greed and selfishness. Many are unfavorable towards the songs graphic story as it portrays how evil and cruel humans can be. The five-minute rap is not exactly one that can be played while eating at a restaurant or going shopping.
Their sarcastic remarks to the powerless victim are evocative of the sarcasm Alex and his gang used on the victims that they beat and sometimes raped. Whilst Alex is suffering from the movie clips, Doctor Brodsky simply says ‘Excellent, excellent, excellent.’ Here, the Doctor is clearly portraying how he does not wish to show any sympathy towards helpless Alex, as he did do to his previous victims. The detail in which Alex goes into whilst in distress is extremely intense and vivid. Alex says ‘I was sweating a malenky bit with the pain in my guts and a horrible thirst and my gulliver going throb throb throb.’ For me, the repetition of the word ‘and’ explains to the reader just how many feelings of pain and discontent Alex is going through. Words such as ‘sweating’ ‘guts’ and ‘thirst’ are all words that we associate with labour and hard work and that is exactly what Alex seems to be going through.