Dramatic irony occurs when the reader knows something that one of the characters does not. Such is the case in “The Cask of Amontillado” as the story begins with Montresor stating “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge”(510). This statement sets up dramatic irony throughout the story as the reader knows Montresor has sworn revenge on Forunato, while Fortunato believes they are still friends. This irony is evident through the whole story as Montresor pretends to be friends luring Fortunato to his cellar where he would eventually trap and kill him. The irony enhances the brutality of the murder as the reader knows throughout Montresor is planning some revenge while Fortunato believes he is going to sample his friends wine.
Both of these stories are alike. Night and The Boy in Striped Pajamas both have main characters who don’t know anything about the real Germans, they are both rebellious, and they leave a lasting impact upon themselves or their family. Bruno is an eight year old boy who is the son of a Nazi general who runs a concentration camp; this puts his knowledge on the bias side, as he is taught that the Germans are the best. But he finds out through his experience of witnessing Pavel spill a glass of wine and then getting dragged away and brutally. Wiesel however is a young jewish boy who did not know of the horrors that the Nazis brought down upon the jews.
The self analytical narrative by Gary Soto, a passage in which recreates the experience of his guilty six year old self, allows the reader to feel as if they were in the moment through the use of imagery, metaphors, and contrast. Poignant and recreatable, Gary Soto successfully instills a sense of guilt. With the use of imagery soto recreates his guilt of two conflicting standards of right and wrong. “..holy in almost every bone...all two hundred in his tiny body of three or four sins...”, the six year old Soto "knew enough about hell to stop." Yet his hunger overshadowed his conscious causing him to sin once more.
Native Son Biggers Reaction to Fear Book 1 is called fear as most of Biggers life is surrounded by fear. Fear of white society, fear of being caught at doing something he shouldn’t be doing, fear of his friends. But what the title ‘Fear’ doesn’t express is Biggers reaction to it. Bigger reacts to fear with violence as he finds that it is his only release from the oppressiveness of white society. We know that as, when there is the rat incident, with everybody being scared, Bigger reacts by killing the beast brutally with a skillet.
The director shows this by the sounds and angles of the camera during scenes and by the way many people talk at once shows the differences of life between the city and the peacefulness of Samuels home. The close up on Samuel’s face during the murder with the expression of terrified face with a wide open eyes and the tension of the music shows us the corruption of his innocence and the conflict with the world around him there is also another evidence when he tells Eli that he would only kill the bad man. Schaefer, McFee and Fergie go to the Amish world looking for john book they are faced with many obstacles. When thewy first enter arrive at the farm, the soundtrack and the close up view on the guns are there to remind us the violence and show us that that is the only way they could keep their corruption. The gun fires between John Book and McFee are there to represent the violence and even earlier in the film at the parking area, the guns are used as a symbol of thriller and crime.
Some may see Hrothgar as a coward; he really cares deeply for the welfare of his people, a quality that is admired by many. Grendel as a character portrays the dark and evil side of human nature and people, something we can all relate to. Grendel causes much death, destruction and grief, with his blood-thirsty rampages on the town of Herot. “So mankind’s enemy continued his crimes, killing as often as he could, coming alone, bloodthirsty and horrible.” It is interesting to note that even though he represented evil the poem says that; “he never dared to touch King Hrothgar’s
Tim describes the dead body over and over in the story which means he have trouble to move on from his guilt. Therefore, we understand that Tim is under a shock because he realizes that he kills a human been. In the other hand, Azar dehumanizes the Vietnamese man. He compares the dead body to food “wheat” “like oatmeal”. Azar deals with the situation irony and mockery.
Brooks contrasts a strong feminist theme and positions us to see their heroic gestures to the weaknesses of men as the villagers are faced with great tragedies. Joss Bont is one of the villains of the plague year. Brooks positions us to see that Joss views the tragedy merely as an opportunity, and his extreme greed and insensitivity know no bounds. His exploitation of the dying and their families makes us see that Anna is glad she no longer shares a last name with him. When Bont adds attempted murder to his other crimes, the demoralized village finally calls him to account.
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.
This is shown when Ralph explains to Jack that the littluns are scared of the beast: “They talk and scream. The littluns”(51). By grouping this cluster of boys together, the older boys are virtually taking away their selfhood. Thus, names help to examine loss of identity and how a name can reduce a person to a