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.
He also tells the murderers that Banquo is blameworthy for their tragic, unhappy lives. After angering the murderers, Macbeth switches to a more sarcastic tone and manipulates the murderers so they will feel like they need to prove themselves men, worthy of Macbeth’s presence. By asking questions, Macbeth leaves a gap between him and the murderers and waits for them to fill it. He asks “Are you so gospeled/ To pray for this good man and for his issue/ Whose heavy hand hath bowed you to the grave/ And beggared yours forever? (3.1.98-101).
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. This was similar to Carlson killing candy’s dog, when candy then afterwards realised he should’ve done it himself. Killing Lennie was a hard and distressing thing for George to do as it says, “The hand shook violently”, maybe showing regret or even determination to get it over and done with. George killed Lennie because he had to. The conflict between Lennie and Curley was distinct and noticeable throughout the whole story.
New York City officers have been convicted of torturing a suspect and covering up the crime but acquitted in the shooting death of an unarmed civilian. (Jost) Cases of police misconduct, such as these, can occur quite frequently, which puts a huge dent in the credibility gap of the U.S justice system. The judicial system can be seen as another imperfection of the U.S justice system. One of the most criticized aspects of the judicial system is the jury system. In another one of Jost’s articles, “The Jury System,” he points out, “Public discontent with the jury system appears to be increasing.
Themes in “The Tell-Tale Heart” Edgar Allan Poe is considered one of the greatest gothic horror writers of all time, where his stories often “[blur the lines between sanity and insanity]” (Witherington 472). All of his stories are filled with tales of horror and suspense, usually containing murder and supernatural events. In “The Tell-Tale Heart” a man, who “insists that he is not mad,” murders the old man who lives in the house with the unnamed protagonist because the old man “ha[s] the eye of a vulture” (Masterplots 1; Poe 188). Though the old man is simply blind in one eye, this drives the protagonist to murder the old man. However, the murder of the old man is not the climax of “The Tell-Tale Heart;” it is when the police arrive at the scene of the murder (although they do not know it yet) that the unnamed protagonist reveals that he has murdered the old man and hidden his body beneath the floorboards (Poe 193).
On the hand, there lies Claudius. The reader has just learned that he was willing to kill his own brother to become king. Murder is a horrible thing, but killing your own brother for your own selfish needs is far beyond horrible. When learning this, in combination with feel bad for Hamlet, the reader is left hating Claudius for what he has done. Additionally, this is a very important scene in the play.
Mencken and Kroll Essay Capital punishment is a very contentious issue that is disputed by many Americans. Most argue over whether it is morally right or wrong to execute a criminal, but some are more concerned with the treatment of criminals on death row. The essays The Penalty of Death by H.L. Mencken and the Unquiet Death of Robert Harris by Michael Kroll are examples of two different view points of the death penalty and use completely different methods of argument. Kroll appeals to the emotions of the reader through description of the harsh, cruel conditions of death row, whereas Mencken uses dark humor while arguing for support of the death penalty.
For nearly 30 years, Helen Morrison has probed the brains of serial killers, she has found what she calls "a cookie-cutter syndrome," a striking similarity in serial killers: They tend to be hypochondriacs, chatty, remorseless men who are addicted to the most brutal acts -- stabbings, strangulation, rape -- and see their victims as inanimate objects. She has study brains of serial killers and what causes them to be the way they are, but with this brain that she had study, she couldn’t find anything wrong. So she sent it away for more test to be done, and when it came back she wasn’t surprised that it was a normal brain. So now the question is what caused this man to be a serial killer? For three months, people watched, Kevin Kadamus, live with the guilt of killing his 17-year-old son, Jacob, in a hunting accident.
Horror Films and Society as Mirrors Since the beginning of time, violent crimes have been committed. From crimes of jealously, insanity, revenge, and even crimes of passion, criminals have always found a motive to validate their reason to hurt or kill. These crimes have dated back before the idea of movies, much less horror movies, was thought about. If this is the case, why would one believe that the violence in horror films is influential to society? Although horror movies can be psychotic, gory, and may sometimes give creative ideas to criminals; criminals committed heinous crimes before the television was even invented.
Imagery and Morality Play Morality Play, a story of a serial killer, takes place during the Middle Ages, when the feudal system was strong with most of the plot taking place in a small village. In telling a basic murder mystery, Barry Unsworth uses imagery so profoundly that his writing style makes the reader feel like they are one of the players in Morality Play. This descriptiveness has such an effect that in the reader’s mind one feels the wet December cold when the play begins and smells the many cringing, pungent odors that the players encounter. His use of clear descriptions produces visual images which bring recognition such that there is no question what a particular scene looks like. It is as though Unsworth’s descriptive imagery causes the reader to encounter the novel as reality, with its smells, sights, and sounds.