How they stiffened and blackened. Cherished italics suddenly sour on our tongues, obscenities spraying themselves on the wall in my head. Woke to your clothes like a corpse on the floor, the small deaths of lightbulbs pining all day in my ears, their echoes audible tears; nothing we would not do to make it worse and worse. Into the night with the wrong language, waving and pointing, the shadows of hands huge in the bedroom. Dreamed of a naked crawl from a dead place over the other; both of us.
Who's to hinder, I wonder?" And Legree clenched his fist, and shook it, as if he had something in his hands that he could rend in pieces. (40.6) 463| Simon Legree’s malicious hatred of Tom is utterly evil – and utterly unrestrained. No law, no person, no religion will stand in his way if he wants to vent his psychopathic fury on an innocent man. This is the moment at which Stowe wants every 19th century reader to realize the full horror of slavery.
What [they] [said] or [did] [didn’t] matter, only feelings matter. If they could make [Winston] stop loving [Julia] that would be the real betrayal." Sure enough Winston was tortured with his greatest fear, rats were to eat his face, and it was in that moment he decided he didn’t care what happened to Julia as long as he didn’t have to endure his own punishment. After his epiphany Winston was released back into the world. When he saw Julia again she had described that "they
The whole thing takes place just for Delia’s submissiveness. If Delia has been audacious from earlier the whole situation would not take place. At the end Delia needs to use violence to get rid from her cruel husband. Delia, who really cares for her beloved husband, finally lets the snake free in the house for Sykes and when Sykes lastly screams when the snake assails him, Delia does not pay any attention of his screaming. One of Hurston's central preoccupations in "Sweat" is the problem of oppression within the black community.
The Worst Villain In Ken Kesey’s, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, the reader sees how a mental institution is controlled by a corrupt system. Nurse Ratched is the true villain in the story because of the way she treats the men with her pure evil, and dark, cold heart. She humiliates the men, and takes their dignity away. She goes against everything they believe in. In essence she is a dictator and takes advantage of the other workers, and the patients.
The torture, and what Winston does to escape it, breaks his last promise to himself and to Julia, never to betray her. The original intent of threatening Winston with the rats was not necessarily to go through with the act, but to force him into betraying the only person he loved and, therefore, breaking his spirit. "Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing" (Orwell, 276). Hope for the reader is finally destroyed when Winston claims to love Big Brother and betrays the only thing he truly loved,
After Macbeth kills the king, a bell rings and he says, “I go and it is done: the bell invites me. / Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell / That summons thee to heaven, or to hell” (2.1.62-64). Macbeth and Lady Macbeth also frame the guards for the dirty deed he has done. Malcolm and Donalbaine are so scared for their lives that they decide to stay with separate relatives. Separating where no one knows where they are will better insure their safety.
Macbeth forgot to leave the daggers that they used to murder the king in the room. He was feeling so guilty to the point where he was too scared to return the daggers. “Give me the daggers. The sleeping and the dead are but as pictures. ‘Tis the eye of childhood that fears a painted devil.
She finds him a coward because he fails to follow the murder plan and does not leave two daggers with Duncan’s sleeping guards so as to blame them for the murder. By boldly doing the act herself and going back to the murder scene to smear blood on the guards, Lady Macbeth proves ambitious and ruthless while Macbeth appears yet still contemplative and somewhat humane. After Macbeth says “I am afraid to think what I have done./ Look on it again I dare not..” [2.1.63] Macbeth scrutinizes him and tells him “‘tis the eyes of childhood/ That fears a painted devil,” [2.1.66] which ultimately shows Macbeth’s moral compass falling into the hands of his wife who proves the stronger
We encounter Dee at the approximate age of 40, sometime between 1566 and 1570. In telling us his life story, he wrestles with a professional interloper, Edward Kelley, and the devastating death of his wife, Katherine. As the narrative unfolds, we realize that, unbeknownst to him, Matthew Palmer has inherited from his father the house of Dr. Dee. Both characters, Matthew Palmer and John Dee, become obsessed with the past, Dee with recreating an ancient, undiscovered and glorious London; and Palmer, with uncovering clues to his own increasingly disordered mind. In a fascinating way, Ackroyd dramatizes these two quests for historical and psychological knowledge as interpenetrating one another.