LaToya McCarthur April 24, 2011 Overdose Preceded Nursing Home Death December 4, 2011 Paul Walsh and Warren Wolfe An elderly nursing home resident in Owatonna, Minn., was given a crucial anxiety drug overdose. Which resulted in Herbert Drescher’s death, but was subsequently blamed on chronic lung disease. Herbert’s wife and nephew were never notified of the circumstance surrounding Drescher’s death or that the death was under investigation. The state investigators concluded that the nursing home, Owatonna Care Center, was to blame for the medication missteps. The over dose of the medication occurred with multiple employees over several days, and all employees involved in the medication errors were dismissed.
When she dies at the end of the story, it is revealed that she has poisoned her past lover Homer, and slept next to the body for almost 40 years. The town’s gossip continues as it has for all of Emily’s life, and they are left to figure out if Miss Emily was a victim, criminal, or lunatic. Some of the town chooses to believe that Emily is a crazed lunatic. They believed that she showed misanthropic yet feeble behaviors that led people to believe she was following in her crazed aunt’s footsteps. Her great aunt had been showing signs of mental derangement and the town’s people found that since it was hereditary she could have it leading them to say “even with insanity in the family” (Pg.2).
Edgar Allan poe was known to be the pioneer of the horror and science fiction genre. he was born on 19 January 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of actors Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins and David Poe. his parents passed away when he was at the age of 3. after the death of his parents, he was taken in by a wealthy merchant from richmond named john allan and his wife frances. Edgar Allan Poe's psychological thrillers and his investigations of the depth of the human psyche brought him fame during and after his lifetime. he was a gifted writer and in his stories, he provided detailed analysis of the human psyche which surpassed the conventional psychological theories of that time.
This would have undoubtedly affected him psychologically to watch his mother die. Harold Shipman was caught forging prescriptions of Pethidine for himself After studying medicine in 1970 he graduated from university and began working at the Pontefract General infirmary. In 1974 shortly after he became a GP he began to have blackouts. It was first believed that he had epilepsy but was later discovered it was because he was addicted to Pethidine which he was prescribing for himself. Shipman was convicted of drug related fraud and fined £600 In 1976 Shipman was convicted of Forgery and fraud with which he pleaded guilty.
Extra! Extra! The greatest American author is dead! On October 3rd, 1849, Edgar Allen Poe was found unconscious outside of a tavern in Baltimore, Maryland. He had been exposed to the frigid elements for an unknown amount of time and many speculated that he had been drinking.
London Hyorth Ms. Scroggins English 1 (6th hour) 26 November 2012 The Death of Edgar Allan Poe Mr. Poe was 40 years old when he died on October 7, 1849. He had traveled by train from Richmond, Virginia to Baltimore a few days earlier, on September 28. Poe was discovered lying unconscious on September 28 on a wooden plank outside Ryan's saloon on Lombard St. in Baltimore. Many theories surround the death of Edgar Allan Poe. His death remains mysterious and disputed but of those theories, Rabies and alcohol have been most prevalent.
All the story is the retrospective inner monologue, where the narrator remembers his murdering. As for the main character, there is no mentioning about his appearance, but through his inner monologue, by means of indirect description, we can regard him as a mad man. To prove this the author uses rhetorical questions: “I am mad? Am I mad? -would a madman have been so wise as this”, so that the reader himself can ask to this question, having read the story.
The poem “Acquainted with the Night” By Robert Frost seems to have a somber, almost depressed tone. It is no secret that many of Frost’s poems have the same kind of tone to them. Many say that this is due to the unfortunate loss of his son Elliot in 1900 from cholera, his mother in the same year from cancer, daughter Elinor Bettina just one day after birth in 1907, daughter Marjorie after giving birth to her only child in 1934, and his son Carol from suicide on 1940. All of this death in the family contributed to Frost falling into a depressed state where many of his poems immersed from. This poem is set in a sad and lonely city on a sad and lonely night.
Whitman's Contributions to Transcendentalism Transcendentalism was a group of ideas in literature, religion, culture, and philosophy that developed in the 1830s in the United States as a protest against the general state of culture and society (“Transcendentalism - New World Encyclopedia”). Ralph Waldo Emerson was considered to be one of the widest known Transcendental authors (McNamara). Emerson wrote an essay titled "The Poet" in which he asks for a "new voice"; a gentleman named Walt Whitman did everything he could to try to be this voice. Walt Whitman wrote a poem title "Song of Myself" in which he portrayed many of the nature-related traits of a transcendental writer. Transcendentalists believed that a relationship between man and nature, and that the heightened awareness of this relationship would cause a "reformation" of society away from materialism and corruption (“The Movement and Its Characteristics”).
Edgar Allan Poe Influence “Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence- whether much that is glorious- whether all that is profound- does not spring from disease of thought- from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect,” said by Edgar Allan Poe. To be called mad when all your intellect and knowing is based upon the life you’ve lived, and that life was distant from anything perfect, yet, this man, who through hell became the creator of the dark, supernatural horror that arose is in writings, as well as the first detective story, became the writer we study till this day. The reality and horror that permeate Edgar Allan Poe’s poetry and writings result from his life of abandonment, drugs and experiences of death from every loved one he’s ever known. With a father who walked out on their family before he was born, and a mother who died of tuberculosis when he was three (Jordan, Katie), Edgars life started to decline with a rapid pace. He had to grow up and realize that his parents are no longer there, and that he’s alone in this world, a thought provoking concept for a child as young as he was.