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.
Browning uses that to throw the readers off from the suspecting romantic love poem or love story to a romantic tragedy that ends up leaving the reader wondering why did the man kill the woman he loved so dearly? What did Porphyria do that made him kill her? Browning captializes on this and also tries to use the irony in the poem to show that there is beauty in death. Browing uses a euphonious iambic tetrameter to display his control of the disconnection between the order and chaos by the way the line have the same structual pattern throughout the poem. It in turn gives the poem a sense of rhythm that makes it seem like a story with a song in the background.
“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.
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.
He speculates that perhaps we all choose life because of the uncertainty and mystery of death. This is all ethos because he shows real examples that he has thought of and gives clear messages to the meaning of what he says. He uses examples in which the reader can relate to which makes him credible in that he knows what people may consider when faced with a similar problem like his. I think that Shakespeare seems like someone whose opinions are worth considering. He had dramatic experiences that we may not have had yet or will never have, and because of this we can follow his footsteps and relate his problems to ours and try to solve them in the same
The Tale Within the Tale: An analysis of the Cask of Amontillado When a man is pushed to his limits, or goes to extremes in the sake of pride, disaster can ensure. Edgar Allen Poe explores these dilemmas in his short story “The Cask of Amontillado”. Poe, who is known for the dark and murderous short stories and poems he had produced in his lifetime, starts the story off by introducing the reader to Montresor, a man who is more than fed up with his “friend’s” disrespect. The leader never learns how Fortunato, Montresor’s target, offended him in such a way that drove him to the point of murder, but it isn’t necessarily relevant to the story considering that the biased narrator is telling the story 50 years after the event’s occurrence. What is relevant is the way Poe tells the story, bombarding readers with literary elements that are well hidden but bring forth a larger meaning.
Hamlet’s incapability to avenge his father is shown throughout the soliloquys, and shows the feeling behind the troubled prince. The “to be or not to be” soliloquy improves my understanding of Hamet’s failure as a revenger by seeing his feelings about death. What hamlet expresses throughout this soliloquy, is that he sees death as an escape and compares it to sleeping; which in fact is a very peaceful and restful matter, which he then compares to “the heartache and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to” during life. Hamlet shows throughout the soliloquy that he wants to kill himself, he’d much rather die but clearly cannot. In the soliloquy he says “Thus conscience does make cowards of us all”.
For example, when king Macbeth was ask to take a seat he replied " the table is full ." (Mac 3.4.54) Macbeth's guilt is portrayed through his conscience imaginations of Banquo's ghost which represents his remorse for his vile sin. The regret felt by Macbeth is very unexpected because of his master planning of the murder at first. Moreover, irony is also displayed because Banquo was his dearest and most loyal friend in the inauguration of the story. After confronting Banquo's ghost, Macbeth wails at it " thow canst not say I did it.