When the clock rings each hour, its sound is so loud and distracting that everyone stops talking and the orchestra stops playing. When the clock is not sounding, though, the rooms are so beautiful and strange that they seem to be filled with dreams, swirling among the revelers. At midnight an unexpected guess shows up and he appears to be suffering from Red Death. Prospero follow the unexpected guess into the black and red room and as soon as he confronts the figure he dies. I believe this story is related to the seven stages of men because no matter how beautiful the castle, how luxuriant the clothing, or how rich the food, no mortal, not even a prince, can escape
The Foreshadowing in the Cask “The Cask of Amontillado” is a dark and sinister tale of revenge and murder. In this story, the author Edgar Allen Poe uses foreshadowing to give the reader clues to what is going to happen before it actually does. Throughout the story there are clues that help to foreshadow Fortunato’s untimely demise. However, by the time Fortunato realizes his fate he is all but dead. Everything form what these men are wearing to the things they speak about are foreshadowing the unfolding events.
The concern is dramatized in the neutral tone and precise detail of imagery used in the narration of this short story, intensifying the horror of the use of nuclear weapons. The story starts off with a happy family living in a wonderful electronic house until “And then one day s the world shook and there was an explosion followed by ten thousand explosions and red fire in the sky and a rain of ashes and radio-activity, and the happy time was over.” We know that the family has died but it is not said in the text as it is obvious in the way this text is constructed. This house this family lives in is no ordinary house. Even thought the inhabitants don’t exist anymore, the house still functions to its capacity. The house does everything for them, cooks breakfast, lunch and dinner, and warms up the beds before they go to sleep as well as normal everyday chores.
The eerie mood covers every words of the story, from the luxurious masquerade ball to the death of everyone attending in that ball. The readers can always feel that there is an old man speaking slowly with a deep voice, who already knows what happens next, and the mood is made by the way he tells us this scary story. The horror of the tone is emphasized and contributes to the theme of “The Masque of the Red Death” – no one can escape the death. “The Masque of the Red Death” can be considered as a simple story; however, it is a story full with symbols. The seven rooms
One evening while at home after observing that the laboratory and my masters quarters were empty I stayed awake waiting for him. I was stirred for a moment by a noise coming form the back door. I rushed to see if my master was using the back entrance and came face to face with who I knew must be Mr. Hyde. Pure evil was this man that stood before me. Evil like none I had ever seen before, it seem almost to seep right out of his pores.
Tom Walker’s journey to the Indian fort signifies the easy path to eternal damnation due to pride. 3. The devil represents temptation: to make a pact with the daemon is to be condemned. Through the short story The Devil and Tom Walker, Washington Irving satirizes the new emerging American society of nineteenth century since this civilization begins to draw faraway from basic Puritan transgressions such as: greed, pride, and temptation. This story becomes an allegory of a situation that could happen to those who refuse to live fearful of God and Puritan religion using symbolism as a way to exemplify such allegory.
Gothicism in The Minister’s Black Veil Gothicism is a division of the Romantic period characterized by darkness, mysteriousness, and an obsession with the supernatural. Nathaniel Hawthorne uses these elements in the short story “The Minister’s Black Veil”. Hawthorne wrote this parable while he was obsessed with the Puritan era to show the consequences hypocrisy, greed and arrogance. He wrote this while displaying the religious theme of redemption often used in American literature. In the story one may think of Minister Hooper as a hero because he is able to admit he has sinned.
(1.3.71)” Banquo also doubts the intension of the witches, he believes that evil always tells one part of the truth in order to earn one’s trust and lead him to destruction. Banquo warns Macbeth, ”But ‘tis strange./And oftentimes, to win us to our harm,/ the instruments of darkness tell us truths,/win us with honest trifles, to betray’s/In deepest consequence. (1.3.124-128)” On the other hand, Macbeth ignored his friends warning and believes in what the witches say. He is over whelmed by his ambition to be king, he said to himself,”Glamis, and the thane of Cawfor!/The greatest is behind. (1.3.118-119).””Two truths are told/,as happy prologues to the swelling act/of the imperial theme.
In the Masque Of The Red Death, Edgar Allan Poe tells us about Prince Prospero, a man trying to escape death by secluding himself in his castle along with a thousand of his friends, while the deadly disease is ravaging his dominions. The setting is very crucial in the story because it affects each action happening. Every part of the setting makes the characters act the way they do. If the Plague wasn't an aspect of the setting of the story, Prince Prospero might not have had hosted the masquerade ball, his friends wouldn’t be isolated with him in hopes of avoiding sickness, and the rest of the population wouldn't be dying. The Plague, also known as the black death, was one of the most fatal pandemics to ever happen.
Compare how the writers present evil and villainy in Macbeth and the strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. The author of the strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is called Robert Louis Stevenson. Stevenson’s novel adds some aspects of madness and mystery though mostly evil and villainy which was in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. These themes are the same in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. In the beginning Macbeth was a good hero however he became overly ambition as a result of the three witches’ prophecy.