Graveyard Under The Clown’s House Through American history, numerous murders have been committed by serial killers. Many of whom you would never expect to kill innocent people, but looks can be deceiving at times. This was the case for a small community in Chicago. A man who seemed like a nice, hardworking, and caring neighbor turned out to be the complete opposite of what he made his neighbors believe. Pretty soon not only the state of Chicago but the whole country would know of the terrorizing and perverted actions of this man.
It is Vonnegut's own parody of himself and his works. "The various themes and mannerisms that have animated the earlier novels are seen here in a grotesque, cartoon version of themselves," (Todd). It is a confrontation of tragedy of America brought forth by Vonnegut's sensitivity to tragedy (Uphaus), where Vonnegut "seems to rub middle America's nose in the sheer ugliness of life." (Merill) The story Breakfast of Champions is a story of "two lonesome, skinny old men on a planet which was dying fast,"(p.???). One of these two men is Dwayne Hoover, a "fabulously well-to-do" Pontiac Dealer, and the other is Kilgore Trout, an "unknown" and unsuccessful science fiction writer.
ANALYSIS “The Killers” is a story that deals with the familiar Hemingway themes of courage, disillusionment, death, and futility. Nick Adams, Hemingway’s semi-autobiographical narrator in a whole series of short stories, performs a clear act of heroism but is disappointed by the result of it. Two killers invade the small town of Summit and hold Nick and others hostage in a diner while they wait to kill Ole Andreson, a former boxer from Chicago with a murky past. Once the killers leave without their quarry, Nick volunteers, at the risk of his own life, to go to Andreson’s boarding-house and warn him of the killers’ presence. Andreson is unsurprised and resigned to his fate, and Nick returns to the diner depressed at the contemplation of Andreson’s impending death.
Jack the Ripper fed the flames of class hatred and distrust towards the end of the nineteenth century (Haggard). Jack the Ripper is one of the most studied serial killers because he was the first murderer to be published in newspapers, there is significant evidence about his gruesome murders, and his identity remains a mystery today. Throughout the time the murders took place the police and newspapers were bombarded with letters from a writer claiming to be Jack the Ripper. the first letter to be signed Jack the Ripper was dated September 25 1888, and it was received September 27, 1888 by a news agency (http://ripper.wildnet.co.uk/ripintro.htm). On October 15, 1888, George Lusk, the president of Whitechapel Vigilance committee, received a letter entitled "From Hell" (http://ripper.wildnet.co.uk/ripintro.htm).
The numerous techniques have also have made ‘Strangers on a Train’ a good example of Hitchcock’s work. The plot starts with an innocent conversation between two strangers on a train. Bruno Anthony, a rich psychotic guy, meets Guy Haines, an amateur tennis player on a train. Bruno knows that Guy’s having marriage problems, and spills his idea about an exchange murder, which, Guy took as a joke. This conversation foreshadows later unfortunate events.
Further evidently, we see Changez make himself appear American to another individual, this time it was a Filipino Jeepney Driver in Manila. After riding with his colleagues in a limousine, he makes eye-contact with the Filipino Jeepney Driver with “an undisguised hostility in his expression”. Changez felt uneasy with this look as he “had no idea why” he looked at him in that manner. Changez unknowingly made himself appear American with an appearance of wealth by riding in a limousine with his American friends. The driver’s reaction was a simple reaction to how impoverished men would look at the people of corporate America, filled with envy and jealousy due to their success.
A fine crash from the piano greeted the words, interrupted by a shuddering cry from the old man.” (36) As Mr. White wished upon the monkey’s paw for something unnecessary, the eerie effects of the wish began. Therefore, this foreshadows the atrocious consequences of his wish that were already taking place. Although it is true that wishing for two hundred pounds portrayed to be insignificant, the Whites quickly understood the dangers as “The visitor bowed in assent. ‘Badly hurt.’ He said quietly. ‘But he is not in any pain.’ ” (38) Ultimately, the visitor is bringing the cataclysmic news of the death of their son Herbert.
Firstly, Holden has a tendency to make negative biased opinions on everything to mask his insecurity which makes him narrate the story unreliably. He considers adults to be "phony," believing they are superficial and ignorant. Holden stated, "He said he talked to Jesus all the time. Even when he was driving his car. That killed me.
There the boy runs away from the bill, leaving Riaz with the receipt, crushing it with both hands. Characterization of Nadeem Riaz Nadeem Riaz is origanlly from Pakistan, and claims only to be living in the United States for a period. He is a taxi driver, and he think people see him as a lower class individual. That has a provoking effect on him, as well as when people are making love outside marriage, especially when they do it on the backseat of his taxi, while talking to him in an arrogant tone, like for example;” Having a bad day, Riaz Uncle?” (p. 11 l. 107). We learn that he is a Muslim,
A tall black man, who seemed to be under influence of drugs, lit up a smoke in a subway car Hustvedt’s husband was in. Even though it was illegal to smoke on the subway, only one little white man dared to ask the man to put out the cigarette. The black man replied by asking the white man if he wanted to die. The whole incident ended without much trouble, but it might serve as an explanation as to why people follow the pretend-law. The white man was threatened on his life for asking politely if the black man would put out his cigarette.