Tammi Collins English Comp II Section 7/Paper 6 April 30, 2012 The Bubonic Plague, also known as Black Death, is one of the most powerful epidemics known to mankind and its impact on the Elizabethan Era resulted in countless deaths and left millions begging for death. No one knew this better than William Shakespeare, this tragic epidemic affected his life and work in an inconceivable way he lost family, his grief later comes out.in his work, and the plague closes theaters forcing him to leave. Shakespeare’s experienced the loss of the Bubonic Plague first hand he lost three brothers and sisters and a son. Even after his death the Bubonic Plague continued to take his family when his grandson dies from the plague. William was
In fact, at a young age Edgar was so afraid that he would be too scared to pass cemeteries in fear that ghosts and bodies would actually come after him (Meyers). Death and dying was actually one of the most prominent themes in his works because of his fear and how affected he was with the deaths of his loved ones. This theme is shown in most, if not all, of his famous works including, “The Fall of the House of Usher”, “William Wilson” and “The Pit and the Pendulum”. In “The fall of the house of Usher” and “William Wilson”, Edgar Allan Poe’s denial of death is clearly exhibited as in both nothing seems to stay buried, and characters cling to the past. In “The Pit and the Pendulum” death is shown as the narrator has been sentenced to death and is put in a prison.
His major influence is the death of those close to him, mostly family. Death is a significant influence because all the pain and suffering he feels and had to live with is what created his astonishing art work. The poems show all the feelings he had undergone at that point in his life but it also gave him the ideas of what to write thus causing magnificent poems/short stories. One poem that Edgar had written was, “The City in the Sea.” He wrote this poem about how he perceives death and all the effects that death causes when it comes around. Since he had so many deaths in his life he wrote this poem to express how he sees death taking over locations that were once spectacular and are now in grieve and the absence of the liveliness.
“All excess is ill, but drunkenness is of the worst sort. It spoils health, dismounts the mind, and unmans men”, (William Penn a preacher, minister, and missionary in the late seventeenth century). In The Absolutely True diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexies shows us how alcohol abuse affects Junior's life, how painful it is to deal with the effect, and how it leads to violence and death of the ones he loves. Alcoholism is a disease that affects millions of people and it isn't different for Indians as we see in every other page of this novel. To understand why alcoholism is a disease, it's important to look up it's effects.
Billions spent on weapons to kill people instead of keeping them safe.” (Ban Ki-Moon) The human rights issue addressed in this quote is one that the whole world is facing and has been facing for millennia. Poverty is the state of being poor (Meriam Webster’s Dictionary). George Henderson wrote a whole paper on what poverty is; he explains what it is like to live in poverty. He uses a lot of colorful adjectives to describe it. An example of some of the things that George Henderson says in his paper about poverty is, “Poverty is staying up all night on' cold nights to watch the fire knowing one spark on the newspaper covering the walls means you’re sleeping child dies in flames.
Meanwhile, that happened at home, he also struggled financially and as an author whose fame was so limited. The familiar stories he wrote: “The Manuscript Found in a Bottle,” “Ligiea,” “The Haunted Palace,” “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” “The Gold Bug,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” and the most recognized is “The Raven,” were not discovered as often till after his death. At the age of 40, Poe was found unconscious, and was rushed to the hospital in early October. His death is unknown and unsettling but his spirit lives on in his writing of Gothic literature and
Another characteristic that makes John Proctor a tragic hero is his tragic flaw and his final tragic death. All these characteristics make a tragic hero; John Proctor possesses all of them and therefore he is considered one. John Proctor was a tragic hero because he had a tragic flaw. His unfortunate flaw was that he had a physical attraction for someone other than his wife, this person was Abigail Williams. When his wife became sick he began to get emotions for her.
Edward Cole and Carter Chambers are both experiencing the hardships of cancer. Carter is extremely flat and resigned to death. He is detached from his family and leads a very dull life. However, Edward is rude, selfish and abrupt as shown in his many statements such as “kiss my ass...” Edward is very demanding and insensitive. The bucket list was created by Carter as a “young mans wishes”.
Edgar Allan Poe For most people the name Edgar Allan Poe means mystery, darkness and a whole world filled with death and killings like no other. Each page contained teeth clenching descriptions that made your heart stop with terror. It made him be a mastermind. Edgar Allan Poe placed an erasable mark on American literature forever, but it wasn’t always like that, his life was as filled with sadness just as some of his stories were. And until this day his death his unknown which makes him even more mysterious.
It was very obvious that Holden was feeling lonely throughout the book and even with all the people around him, he just felt like nothing was worth living because the one thing he loved was gone. It hurt so badly that Holden considered the possibility of suicide, but even that made him even more depressed. As stated in the book “What I really felt like, though, was committing suicide. I felt like jumping out the window. I probably would’ve done it, too, if I’d been sure somebody’d cover me up as soon as I landed” (Salinger 104).