He uses words like ‘grotesque’ to portray the gargoyles on the wall and uses ‘villainous’ to describe the ornaments that are around the living room. By describing the design of Wuthering Heights as scary and suspicious, Bronte makes the reader tense and unsettled. Mr. Lockwood’s remark stating that Heathcliff will, “Love and hate, equally undercover,” brings to light Heathcliff as a passionate lover but an equally passionate hater. Not only are his emotions zealous, Heathcliff will put on a façade to conceal his true passion. Lockwood is curious about Heathcliff, as well as the reader, questions about him are emerging, and Bronte used this to build up his mysterious character.
The house of Wuthering Heights is introduced into the novel in a storm. This pathetic fallacy gives an insight into the main feel of the Wuthering heights manor and also the darkness it will bring later on in the novel. The house itself is an old stone building that seems daunting to the reader and very uneasy, the words that are used to describe the house are of a cruel and conficting nature, “kitchen was forced to retreat altogether into another quarter”. Furthermore, Wuthering heights could be seen as having an effect on the people that live there, for example its depressing nature and desolate location could have effected that characters behaviour, making them more cruel, maybe due to their isolation. This could also be suggested through Heathcliff and Catherine as it was only when they were away from the house and roaming the moors together that they truly are able to be themselves together.
The excessive control demonstrated by the boys undoubtedly supports the idea that humans are innately evil, and it is also shown in many other ways such as how the boys mistreat each other. The Lord of the Flies proves the point that mankind is evil through the way that the boys mistreat each other. For starters, mistreatment is shown in the very beginning of the book when Jack says to Piggy, “Shut up, fatty!” (Golding 17). Jack is insulting Piggy while many of the boys mistreat and insult each other. Also another example of how mistreatment is shown in the book would be when Samneric betray Ralph.
Dr. Roylott is presented a scary, unwanted man. This is found when Helen Stoner describes her father ‘he became the terror of the village’. The adjective ‘terror’ shows that he causes not just unrest within his village, but has manipulated the village through his actions and words to fear him. The fact that he has caused this, shows that he thrives off negative energy. This makes the reader feel sad as they realise that his confidence and happiness will grow as Sherlock hits setbacks and emits negative energy, which will dampen Holmes’s spirits.
It is ridiculous to argue that McEwan makes Jed Parry anything other than terrifying. What do you think of this view? Jed Parry as a character raises key questions and ideas in ‘ Enduring Love’ as well as upbringing contrasting emotions amongst the readers. The actions , such as kidnapping Clarissa are evidently seen and are able to form an image of a terrifying human being which we lack sympathy for.Although this is true, there are many factors which I believe are able to reflect on the vulnerability of his character. The whole novel is written from Joe’s point of view which could mean that it is an interpretation that is exaggerated.
It’s as though he is questioning what he sees because he is unsure whether it is factual or a ‘trick of his mind’. This forms the idea that he’s going to see these people who have had their life drained out of them. The House of Usher is considered a character itself and it is suggested that the narrator is unable to leave the house, until the destruction, due to a mysterious ‘lure of Roderick’s attention’. Although, the characters are able to move around the house freely because of its structure, so it assumes a monstrous character of its own. Poe adds to this idea by presenting the house with life-like attributes through the use of personification.
The novel portrays the postmodern world as a series of simulations: nothing is real. An example of this would be the “most photographed barn in America” (12). People do not appreciate being right in front of it, they prefer taking photos of it, to have a simulated version. This aspect of society is about the only thing I agree with in this novel. White Noise is based on a depressing world view.
So, the dislike for the “vulture eye” and “the cat” made them assert that they were not insane. To try to end the evil for the betterment of the society is another human attribute. The “black cat” and the “eye” were evil signs according to the protagonists; therefore, they tried to put a check on them by killing them. If we take madness as the decline in mental health, we can’t say both these protagonists were mad because all their senses were working properly even acutely. So their madness, in this case, is the hypersensitivity and hyperactivity of their nerves.
Montresor is a dangerous and evil person in The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe. In this short story, Montresor is sensitive, trickey, and evil. Montresor is sensitive because he is going to kill Fortunato because he insulted him. In the story, Poe also shows us through the indirect characterization methods of Montresor’s own actions, words, and looks. When Montresor is ready to go to the catacomb with Fortunato, he puts “on a mask of black silk” and wraps himself up in “a roquelaire.” He wears the mask and the roquelaire because it hides his identity.
Shakespeare used the knowledge of the public’s fear and interest in the supernatural to his advantage with casting the 3 witches in the play. This drew the Elizabethan audience in. There foul and evilness added mystery and curiosity to the play for the audience as most of what they were seeing on stage was believed to be real..The fear created by the 3 witches engaged the audience and questioned the thoughts on what is real and what is supernatural. Also King James 1st was interested in demonology and Shakespeare could have made the witches to please the king. The king would also have liked the play as it was showing treachery towards the king will end in death one way or another.