Dante uses precise descriptive imagery and symbolism to expose the perverse affliction these unfortunate souls are forced to endure and illustrates an insight to their previous life and current suffering to the reader. The souls found in Canto III are the ones that are caught in limbo. The people found here did not choose between God and Satan during their lifetime and therefore are stuck in the Ante-Inferno because of their inability to do so; which gives the impression that they are cowardly. Their appearance can be described as naked and covered in stings (65) from the wasps and hornets that are constantly circling above their heads (66). This allows the reader to have an idea of the pain and suffering the souls must endure for eternity.
It’s the kind of dream that wakes you try and stay awake after, because you know it’s waiting there for you behind your closed eyelids. (McNamee 11) This quote illustrates that Duncan is uncomfortable with what happened. The nightmares of the drowning girl keeps coming back to him because he did not save her. Just like Duncan, in The Penance, Octavia feels uncomfortable because of what he has done. He killed the three children’s cat because Octavia thought the cat was eating the chickens.
Macbeth shall sleep no more” (II.2.55-57). He is already panicking regarding what he has done and hearing voices that foreshadow his sleeplessness. Then, Lady Macbeth scolds him for leaving the murder weapon behind and he admits that, “I’ll go no more./ I am afraid to think what I have done./ Look on ‘t again I dare not” (II.2.65-67). He’s terrified by what he has done and cannot bear to return to the scene of his bloody crime. Instead, Lady Macbeth must to there and clean up from his murders.
They assumed that if creatures did not know the methods or language of God: then they were not sent by God but by the evil. The scenery introduces a sense of darkness or critism that will come from society towards the angel. As the story opens, the couple Pelayo and Elisenda live in a state of poverty where loads of crabs invade their home. To make thing even worse, their newborn son is deathly ill at night. The couple took crucial actions when they were told that the old man was an angel
So for them it’s not going to be a big deal to steal or have a weapon in their pocket. Moreover, someone who has no guidance doesn’t know any morals, so violence may seem right. Morgan had no guidance and was always abused. Flaherty stated that, “Her mother put a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her.” The one person that’s supposed to be Morgan’s guidance turns out to be her enemy. Children and people who have families like Morgan’s do not know any better.
Next, if you don't overcome your past, you will never be able to get on with your life. Whatever happened to you will make you feel like it was your fault. Your life will become filled with regret. For instance, Melinda could not get on with her life because she wouldn't overcome her past. She had flashbacks of that horrible night at that party when she was raped.
Make dug-outs in our rest camps, but men are continually caught by the snipers. Many are commencing to suffer from dysentery, though the spirit of the men is splendid, always ready for a joke. Signaller Walker just hit in the mouth – we considered we were out of range in our dug-out but the snipers are everywhere. Sergeant of the machine gun is writing a very amusing diary, full of humour; I wish I had his spirit. In the dug-out just above me a poor chap is lying very ill but has asked me to say nothing to the medical officer as he does not want to get sent away in the middle of the fun, as he calls it.
To add to the mystery, when Arthur gets woke up by Spider, there is a noise which Arthur is obviously scared of and when he first wakes up he refers to the silence as ominous and dreadful. Furthermore after this event happens, the weather changes to a much “colder and damp” feeling which shows us that Hill has decided to connect weather with the goings on in the house. Once the noise has started again, Arthur refers to his job as “ghost hunting” which adds the ominous terror of what is in that room. To add to the terror as it was a moonless night, there would be very little for him to see with only his torch. Hill then revisits one of the terrors Arthur has already experienced with ‘The sound of a pony and trap’, by repeating the noise of a pony and trap, in the distance, crashing into the quicksand ahead, and as it was a moonless night, only the sound would be heard and nothing of the pong or the trap would be seen.
Explore the ways Coleridge tells his story in Part 3 of “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” In Part 3, the poem becomes more fantastical as the spiritual world continues to punish the Ancient Mariner and his fellow sailors. Although later in the poem Coleridge reveals that a specific spirit is responsible for their demise, it seems as though the spiritual world as a whole is punishing the men, using the natural world as its weapon: the wind refuses to blow, the ocean churns with dreadful creatures, and the sun's relentless heat chars the men. The ghost ship, however, is separate from the natural world - it sails without wind, and its inhabitants are spirits. Death and Life-in-Death are allegorical figures who become frighteningly real for the sailors, especially the Ancient Mariner, whose soul Life-in-Death "wins", thereby dooming him to a fate worse than death. Even those sailors whose souls go to hell seem freer than the Ancient Mariner; while their souls fly unencumbered out of their bodies, he is destined to be trapped in his indefinitely - a living hell.
I Poe’s Short Stories Themes: Man's relationship with death The fear of death drives the actions of several of Poe's characters. In particular, the narrator of "The Premature Burial" obsesses about the possibility of premature burial, and his fear makes him so paranoid that when he wakes up in the berth of a ship, he mistakes it for a grave and has a terrifying experience for no real reason. At the same time, Poe describes several characters whose response to their fear of death is to avoid it, although the usual result of their avoidance is increased trauma. Prince Prospero and his courtiers in "The Masque of the Red Death" try to shut themselves away and ignore the slaughter caused by the Red Death, but death pays no attention to their barriers and kills them en masse. Similarly, the attempt by the narrator to arrest M. Ernest Valdemar at the point of death in "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" only causes the consumptive patient to die and have his body gruesomely dissolve into a putrid puddle.