Some people consider the unusual events surrounding the opening of the tomb as evidence for a ‘curse’. Some think this may have occurred due to the items in his tomb that were collected and broken and even king tuts mummy itself was said to have been chopped into pieces and parts were even missing. According to legend, lord Carnarvon soon died from a mosquito bite and his three legged dog howled and dropped dead and all the lights went out in the city of Cairo. And then others of Carter’s party began to die of mysterious causes. Carter, himself had to suffer the fate of watching all his friends and associates drop off like flies, even his pet was killed by a cobra in a freak incident.
Eddie was told by one of his friends that Angle was the one who killed his cousin and Eddie kind of believes her. Another example is heat. Eddie talks about heat over the whole book. He talks about how he thinks the heat makes the onions that are buried in the ground stronger and that makes everyone cry. Everyone cries because of all the death and the gangs.
T. Ray then tells Lily that one of Rosaleen’s attacker is considered the towns worst racist and that he would kill Rosaleen even if she does apologize. At home T. Ray makes a comment about how Deborah had already left Lily when she came home and was killed, and to just grab her things, not Lily. Even though that comment really hurt Lily she did not believe that that’s why her mom came back. She soon notices that the bee jar is empty, and she realizes that she needs to escape her own jar meaning to run away. On their way to Tiburon a black man driving a truck of Cantaloupe picks them up.
Her son’s name is Basil, as he gets older he becomes more and more mischievous. Basil, when he is older, gets into a lot of trouble. Basil Kills a man and is sent to jail. Mattie believes he did not do it and she fights for him, she even put her house on the line. Well, Basil flees and Mattie is stuck with no son and no home.
One account mentioned a dead human arm, which stuck out of the trench wall, and all the soldiers shook the hand as they walked by. Another disillusionment factor was that the soldiers had to share their living space with rats and lice. Rats were said to get as big as cats and lice were ludicrously out of hand. Most likely the worst part of the trenches was the occasional assault of various toxic gases. These gases tortured its victims for anywhere from 48 hours to a full 5 weeks before killing them.
The Lady or the Tiger Inside everybody, there are three main feelings that everyone feels during their lives; jealousy, love, and hate. In the book, "The Lady, or the Tiger" by Frank R. Stockton, the author ends the story with a cliff hanger which causes the reader to want more. The man chooses the door on the right but that is where it ends, nobody knows what comes out of the door so they just assume it was either the lady or the tiger. Evidence within the book proves that it was clearly the tiger that comes out of the door! Jealousy got to the princess which caused her to tell this man, her lover, to open the door that contained the vicious tiger.
At the start of ‘ Shock to the System,’ the reader is confronted with the idea of the inappropriate overuse of Tasers immediately. White in a clever manner starts this article of with the use of an emotive anecdote. White uses an anecdote that re-tells the reader about the last night of Beto’s life, a young Brazilian tourist who dies as a result of multiple Taser shots. “Roberto Laudisio spent his last days on Earth doing what he loved, which is playing soccer.” This example helps to show how White is portraying Beto as someone who enjoyed life and creates an image of him being a fun- loving, sporty type of guy, not a criminal who needed to be taken down with multiple Taser shots. The author uses anecdotal evidence to help in creating a sympathetic backstory to Beto, portraying him as a well mannered, lively young man, which then encourages the reader to view him with sympathy and feel sad and angered that he died in the way he did, in a way that no one should die.
She imagines train crashes, being run over by cars, being attacked by another person or even by a killer whale. Nick is confronted with a life threatening disease; Testicular Cancer. Andy is obsessed with death, accidental and otherwise, and we see the train accident that killed Julia’s partner Rob. We see from the beginning of the film that Meryl, Nick and Andy move through their days in a completely negative perspective. Their glass is always half empty and this perspective creates difficulty in their ability to relate to those around, because they continually live in their own little world.
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding is about a group of British school boys who become stranded on an island after a plane crash. They live in paradise until human nature takes over and democracy fails which makes many of the boys turn savage and fight amongst each other. Golding uses literary elements to show “It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, which lures him to evil ways.” The first literary device that proves this quote true is motif. Jack and his hunters became obsessed with the act of killing the pig because they were obsessed with the act of savagery and brutality. They weren’t just killing for the survival and/or by the fact that they felt threatened by the pig.
Leo J. Ryan and four others were killed immediately, some of the Ryan party escaped into the jungle. Eluding justice is never a good idea. And after the fiasco at the airstrip James Jones anticipated the end of his ministry and ordered the “state of emergency” he had long preached about. The mass suicide that had been rehearsed many times in Jonestown as part of worship was now becoming a reality. “How very much I've tried my best to give you a good life.