Uncommon to popular belief, literature does not need to contain physical violence
in order to be considered horror. Sometimes a story has examples of psychological
violence, yet it is nonetheless considered a horror. In the short story, Where Ar
1. If To be or not to be were paraphrased in modern English, it would be a ranting
from Hamlet on whether he should live or die. He would contemplate his
emotional situation and weigh the pros and cons of quitting his troubles or
Throughout this poem, point of view, allusion, and imagery all enhance both a theme of
appearance versus reality as well as character development.
Having a third person omniscient viewpoint, not only allows the reader to understand
each respective thought
In response to Millers Contexts for Death of a Salesman I completely agree. The
archetypal tragedy in the eyes of society is reserved solely for those of highest degree
who have the distance to fail for their inevitable downfall. Like Miller, I believe th
1. At the onset of the play, the mood is dark and mysterious. It is late at night: Tis
now struck twelve (7). Also, the weather is harsh: Tis bitter cold (I. viii).
Banardo says to Horatio, And let us once again assail your ears,/ That are so
Polonius (act I, scene iii, lines 60-87)
Youre still here, Laertes? The ship is about to leave!
You need to leave right now. I wish you safe travels.
Before you leave, son, take some advice on character:
Dont overthink your instincts. Act on it.
In Hamlets first soliloquy, imagery plays a significant role in depicting his view
of the family situation as well as the world. Biblical imagery of a garden reflects his
feelings about the new marriage between his mother and his uncle. Contrasting the
I have heard/ The cock, that is the trumpet to the morn,/ Doth with his lofty and shrill-sounding
throat/Awake the god of day, and at his warning/ Whether in sea or fire, in earth or air,/ Th extravagant and
erring spirit hies/ To his confine, and of the
In Oedipus Jocasta portrays a clever and sophisticated woman. She acts as a
neutral opinion in many of Oedipuss arguments with Creon and Tiresias. Jocasta also
first discovers the truth of the prophecy. However, in Jocasta, Eisenburg depicts her
2. To claim that Oedipus is morally guilty of the crime would be unjustifiable.
Throughout the play, he constantly reminds others that he was inherently subject to the
prophesy since his birth but tried desperately to escape it. He moved away fr
Throughout all pieces of literature, the point of view establishes an overall effect
that no other literary device can procure on its own. The point of view of the narrator, the
main character, or whoever else is telling the story, sets up a basis for the
Throughout literature, light and dark symbolism consistently emphasize two
opposing ideas. Lightness supports the idea of God, happiness, and hopeall positive
aspects of life. Darkness, however, symbolizes the devil, evil, and despair. In Araby,
Point of view throughout The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
affects not only imagery, but also character development. Being written in first person
narrative voice, the story follows a middle-aged married woman who suffers from bot
Biblical references play a large role throughout literature in contributing to the
overall meaning of a text. In Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne,
spiritual overtones as exemplified in both characters as well as the overall diction,
By use of imagery, sound devices, point of view, and allusions, Robert Frosts
Birches parallels society as it abuses nature.
Frost uses imagery and point of view to expand the poem from a discussion about trees to
a contemplation of life and aging.
To end, or not to endthat is the question:
Whether tis sounder in the heart to suffer
The pills and pangs of an endless misfortune,
Or to take courage against a time of troubles,
And, by accepting, fear them? To live, to breathe
No moreand by that breath