The ghost informed Hamlet that he had been killed by Sir King Claudius and that Claudius was, in fact, Hamlet's uncle. From there, the ghost only asked for one thing and one thing only, and all the deceased king requested was revenge from his son. Taking in all this information, wanting to avenge his father's death, and wanting to do as his father asks causes Hamlet to do many crazy things, including pretending to have lost his sanity. This causes many deaths in the story during Hamlet's journey to revenge. One of which was Polonious, who was stabbed by Hamlet during Hamlets rant to his mother.
Who cares how a jaguar feels.” Rainsford doesn’t view hunting animals as murderer; however, he says that Zaroff is a murderer because he is hunting human being. At the moment, the story dramatically changed because Rainsford was forced to go hunting the big game with Zaroff. After Rainsford has set traps to kill Zaroff’s best dog and Ivan, and also injured Zaroff himself, Rainsford has escaped from Zaroff by jumping into the ocean. Instead of running away, Rainsford came back and killed Zaroff. When Rainsford confronted Zaroff in Zaroff’s bedroom, Rainsford said that he had adopted an animal mentality, which he has said: “I’m still a beast at bay.” This made Rainsford to change from killing animals to killing humans.
“The raven himself is hoarse/ That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan” (Act 1, Scene 5, Lines 41-42.) This foreshadows Duncan’s death because the raven was believed to be the messenger of evil tidings. Lady Macbeth had just received word that Macbeth was Thane of Cawdor and would become king of Scotland. She believes Macbeth is not capable of direct action and was determined to convince her husband to murder Duncan who was the present king. Shakespeare foreshadows the downfall of Scotland by including the unusual actions by animals.
The theme of evil comes into play when reading this book. Holmes has had murder on his mind since birth. Holmes said in his confession, “I was born with the devil in me. I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than the poet can help the inspiration to sing.” (pg. 1) He saw the World’s Fair as an opportunity to perform many experiments, tortures, and murders.
Foreshadowing is a literary device in which an author suggests certain plot developments that might come later in the story. John Steinbeck also uses this literary device throughout the whole novel from beginning to end he keeps on hinting the events that are about to occur in order to make the plot more enjoyable. Foreshadowing is portrayed in the novella by the death of Candy’s Dog. This could foreshadow that all the dreams and hopes die, because after the death of the dog comes the death of the puppy, which is then followed by the loss of Curley’s wife. After that Lennie is killed, shattering all hopes and dreams George had, as well as ending a long term relationship.
One type of conflict in Of Mice and Men is George’s conflict with his own conscience. This is because George had a really hard decision to make at the end of the story on whether he should kill Lennie or not. It was a conflict as Lennie was like a brother to George and George cared for Lennie a lot and just wanted to look after him. But because everyone was going to kill Lennie, George was debating whether he should kill Lennie or not. He felt that killing him himself was the right thing as Lennie was his responsibility and if he didn’t, he would get tortured by the other ranch workers.
Atticus thought that it was Jem but the sheriff said that Bob Ewell fell on his knife. The person that really killed Bob Ewell was Boo Radley and the sheriff hides that fact to protect Boo Radley from trials in court. For readers to be able to tell that it was Boo Radley who killed Bob Ewell they had to pay attention to quotes like “Thank you Arthur….. Thank you for my children” (Lee chap 31). The Author gives readers clues and makes them think to figure out questions, she never gives a straight out answer.
Sees Behind Trees Reading Response The Michael Dorris novel Sees Behind Trees uses a simple story to convey an understanding of the most feared human experience. Death is a word to frighten any person young or old, and this children's book approaches death subtly but masterfully. The book seems to be an explanation for the beauty of death, but I don't remember reading that word once in the novel. Death is described in metaphors such as this one, "Where does a runner run when he has arrived at the only finish line he doesn't want to cross?" (40).
Cry Silence If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? In the story “Cry Silence” by Fredric Brown, this age-old riddle is used to analyze a murder. At the beginning of this story a nameless individual, the narrator, at a railroad depot decides to enter a conversation about a riddle to which he believes to know the answer. When it is revealed that the purpose of the riddle was to compare the cruel torture and murder of two people, one his wife, the other a field hand, committed by the large man who he had sat next to, his confidence in knowing the answer to the riddle soon fades. After the long story ended with a lot of contemplation on whether the man was guilty or innocent, Bill Meyers, the possible murderer, coincidentally checks his watch the second the clock at the steeple strikes the hour.
In the book, from the very start Christopher’s father does not want him to try and solve the mystery of the dead dog. This hints that he doesn’t want Christopher to find out who killed the dog because it was him, Christopher’s father. He also says many times throughout the book that he does not like Mr. Shears. Even though Mr. Shears is gone now, killing his old dog could be a way to try to emotionally hurt him. Another literary device in this book is symbolism.