Mary Shelly references this epic poem in her novel because The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Frankenstein are tales of life and death and they epitomize the themes of consequences, beauty, and hubris. Victor and the ancient Mariner both became obsessed with their quests; Victor with his creature and the Marnier with the albatross. These goals were so important to them that they took over their lives and blinded them from everything else. The Mariner explains that “agony returns; and till my ghastly tale is told, this heart within me burns” (Coleridge 578-580). His punishment of killing the bird is that he has to keep telling his story over and over again.
"Nature seems dead and wicked dreams abuse/ The curtained sleep." [II.1.62] Macbeth is describing how he feels that his decision to kill Duncan is already haunting him, and that the world seems skewed because of it. He worries that "wicked dreams abuse the curtained sleep," or that his dark and murderous thoughts are disturbing his own rest. Macbeth is talking about sleep as something precious, peaceful, and sought after, which is evident because of how worried he is; he wants an uninterrupted period of rest, but he is afraid that it'll be out of his reach if he kills Duncan. Once he actually kills Duncan, Macbeth starts hearing voices inside his head: "Sleep no more!/Macbeth does murder sleepthe innocent sleep,/ Sleep that knits up the raveled sleave of care/, The death of each day's life..." [II.
“Thaw and resolve itself into a dew! Or that the Everlasting had not fix'd His canon 'gainst self-slaughter!” Shakespeare emphasise Hamlets grief of his struggles through soliloquy when he is in deep thought of death, as death seems like an easier escape, rather than facing his troubles. He goes on with an enticing tone to his voice, questioning why God hadn't made a law forbidding suicide. Shakespeare’s use of imagery is also represented in this same sentence when describing Hamlets wishes of his body, to melt like water and become like dew. Shakespeare creates the typical frightening gloomy night, where the guards are on watch and something is bound to happen.
There are many similarities and differences between Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King. Human beings have a tendency to have a morbid desire to explore the darker realms of life. As sensitive beings we make every effort to deny our curiosity in the things that frighten us, and will calmly reassure our children that there aren't any creatures under their beds each night, but deep down we secretly thrive on that cool rush of fear. This is why we slow down to look at car accidents, fires and find excitement in the macabre. We turn off the lights when watching scary movies, and when it’s time to go to bed, we secretly make sure the closet doors are shut.
Hamlet’s Strong Anger and Frustration Throughout Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, the main character, Hamlet, has many soliloquies in which he expresses what is on his mind. In one passage from Act I, scene ii of the play, Hamlet is sufficiently unhappy with his mother’s choice of marrying his uncle, Claudius, very shortly after his father had died. He even mentions thoughts of suicide at the beginning of the passage. Shakespeare’s strong use of diction, structure, imagery, and language helps portray Hamlet’s anger, frustration, and suicide thoughts with what is going on at that moment in the play. Shakespeare thoroughly brings out Hamlet’s feelings with his manipulation of diction devices.
In the story both the characterization and conflict help to show how “pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.” The characterization of the narrator allows the reader to see the problem brought about by having too much pride. The author’s use of indirect characterization in “The Scarlet Ibis” is one way the story relates to the quote. In the beginning of the story, the narrator said, “It was bad enough having an invalid brother, but having one who possibly was not all there was unbearable, so I began to make plans to kill him by smothering him with a pillow.” This demonstrates that the narrator has a hard time dealing with his brother’s disability. The author allows the reader to see how desperate the narrator is to have a typical life with an ordinary family. The narrator feels that it is one thing for Doodle to be disabled, but he would rather do away with Doodle than deal with the embarrassment of having him in his life if he were mentally weak as well.
Robbed of all that, he has turned his back on music. There's too much emotion in it, too much memory and pain. Some people see Luther Fox as a hero and some a villain but really he is just an average man that does some bad things but the life he lives is a sad and lonely one and is devoured by grief. There are quite a few times in the book when Luther is portrayed as an antagonist and a really weird person. On page 53 he fantasizes about sally fox who is deceased, he poaches fish, smokes drugs and dates a woman who has a husband.
First, Poe uses the literary device of metaphors to create a mystical and sad mood. He writes “The moon never beams without bringing me dreams/ of the beautiful Annabel Lee” (34-35). This means every night while he rests, he dreams about Annabel Lee. This quote was meant to allow the reader to have a change in mood and be able to feel the narrator’s passion for his true love. The author again explains this pure emotion, “That the wind came out of the cloud by night/ chilling and killing my Annabel Lee” (25-26).
This expresses Romeo’s love for Juliet, and disbelief that he will not be able to see her again due to his banishment. Anywhere Juliet is, regardless of it’s worth, is heaven to Romeo thus his love and amazement for her. The words “torture” and “not mercy” give off unhopeful and dejected feelings which better expresses Romeo’s hatred towards his banishment. In addition, Shakespeare uses enjambment in his play’s script, “Every cat and dog/And little mouse, every unworthy thing/ Live here in heaven and may look on her/ But Romeo may not,” (III.iii.32-35). The reason for Shakespeare’s use of enjambment is to show that Romeo cannot put forth all his words onto one line.
Raven Edgar Allen Poe Section I: Significance of Title In the poem the Raven, it is what the title says it is a poem of Raven. The Raven in the story in my opinion represents itself eating away at Poe because of his lost of his wife Lenore, the Raven is a scavenger bird that finds dead carcasses either beast or man and uses it as its food source in this story the carcass is Poe's memory of Lenore. Section II: Author One of the best horror writers of his time Edgar Allen Poe is renown for bringing his thoughts and feelings into his story's in an amazing and somewhat terrifying way. Both a curse and a blessing Poe has dealt with the loss of many people that he loves however were it not for these losses Poe would not be as well known as he is now. Section II: Setting Frequently said in the story the setting of this poem is inside of Poe's chamber, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire does to bring much delight, in way the presence of firelight gives the room an even more darker feel.