In The Inferno by Dante Alighieri, Dante uses great imagery to depict the exact nature of the intense punishments the dwellers of Hell are put through by Satan. Dante uses the Dark Woods to represent a sinful life on Earth, and therefore they are what leads Dante and Virgil into Hell. He uses imagery to describe these woods as “so rank, so arduous a wilderness! Its very memory gives a shape to fear” (Alighieri 4). One of the more drastic punishments in the novel for sinners is for the Sodomites, who were violent against nature; they were punished by having to eternally walk under a rain of fire, constantly burning.
Lucifer Valentine, the Satanic hierophant of Roman Showers and lubricating emetophilia, has invoked utter repulsion within the stomach of horror fans with his fringe classic “Slaughtered Vomit Dolls”. His films are of course not simply expressions of visual disgust through blood, gore, and bile. They have a much deeper and primal resonance. One may say that the films of Lucifer Valentine are cinematic expressions of the unstable uncertain realities of Quantum mechanics. Lucifer Valentine has returned unto existential celluloid planes to unleash the second in his series of murderous bile erotica with the film ReGoregitated Sacrifice.
To be fiend- like is to be demon- like and evil. We will discover the acts of these two characters to agree or dispute the behavior and to decide to what extent are they to be labeled with such terms. In Act 5, Scene, 7 of Macbeth; after defeating Macbeth, Malcolm the son of King Duncan refers to Macbeth as “A dead butcher” and to his wife “A Fiend-like queen, which means a demon- like queen. Macbeth, a loyal, noble, worthy and respected warrior defaced his honor by being deceitful and gluttonous for evil gain. The descriptive label given to Macbeth is very deserving.
Othello, himself states “that thou be’st a devil, I cannot kill thee.” He then stabs Iago but only wounds him, showing that he thinks that Iago is the devil. In Elizabethan society he could be labeled a demon, or influenced by the devil if not the devil himself. Even if he is only a sociopath, there are many similarities between sociopaths and devilish doings. Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge ( 1772-1834)saw Iago’s worst side and writes “a being next to the devil, only not quite the devil” He calls Iago’s behavior “motiveless malignity”. A trait that stands out is Iago’s ability to think out and plot what seemingly will be a perfect plan.
Laica Clerge Mr. MCAlmount A.P. English December 19 2011 Rhetorical analysis on Shakespeare Macbeth Shakespeare’s Macbeth edited by Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine is a story of betrayal manipulation and greed. The story shows the reader an impact of the horror at the darkness in humans. Shakespeare use’s rhetorical devices such as imagery, irony, foreshadowing and aside. The devices make a suspenseful, shocking, spine-chilling play.
His cry – WHOS THERE ITH NAME OF BEELZEBUB (which means devil) further develops the analogy of the the relation of the inverness with hell. Being a porter, it is his duty to welcome guests, but here he referes to the inverness as hell, thus referring to Macbeth as satan. As the porter lists of the different scenarios which refer to the crimes committes by Macbeth, such as stealing, treason & greed. The scene continues with some good natured banter with macduff, which results in the breaking of the
Creon makes it very clear that he wants Polynieces body to be left alone to rot. “They say that Creon has sworn that no one shall bury him…” (Line 20. Pg. 773). The betrayal of Polynieces causes his sister, Antigone, to start another long line of betrayal throughout the rest of the play.
Macbeth and the Extraterrestrial In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the supernatural plays an essential role in the character development of the most important characters. Prophecies of greatness, brought on by three witches and led by their leader Hecate, lead to corruption in even the most loyal of men. The theme of what these witches say, “Fair is foul and foul is fair” make people believe good things will happen, when really they are being led astray. One man – Macbeth himself – falls prey to these prophecies, leading him to betrayal, murder, and even insanity. In the time of Shakespeare, people were very superstitious, so he used the witches for theatrical effect.
Dark versus light is apparent throughout Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Macbeth’s evil darkness intensifies as his light and goodness diminish. The witches are the root of evil, and as Macbeth interacts with them, his journey into the darkness begins. If this evil had never perished, the world would be utter chaos. Lady Macbeth’s darkness cannot completely over take her life because within Lady Macbeth a glimmer of light must always be evident.