Paper On The Damned

385 words - 2 pages

The wind whispered through the remaining leaves of the lone oak tree atop the cemetery hill. The light from the full moon gave the tree an unholy aura; its shadow becoming the silent guardian of the graves as it draped itself over the tombstones. There was little room left on these hallowed grounds, the granite markers dotting the landscape, preserving the memories of those whose bodies had become a void, empty of life and soul. Bu there was a soul that did dare to tread there this night.The man looked as an average man would, slightly under six feet tall, dressed in a long, black coat, dress pants and shoes, and a black fedora hat, slipped a bit forward to hide his face. The shadow of the hat's brim darkened his face while the oak tree's shadow blackened the rest of his body.As he reached out unsteadily to touch the twin tombstone in front of him, the wind died down and a gray fog began to slowly roll in. His hand trembled as he drew his fingers across the name and date that was gently carved into it. The stone itself was thousands of years old, yet it had only been carved a mere ten years ago. His whole body shook and he drew his hand back quickly.From out of his shadow of his face, a single tear slipped from his eye. In the silence of the moment, the sound of the tear falling through the dense fog was nearly made audible. When the tear reached the ground it splashed and wetted the damp ground, just as the countless many that have blessed this sacred hill since the beginning of time.Slowly he stood and stoically turned to leave. He paused for only a moment to contemplate on what he had done, before he began to walk away with a quick pace. He reached behind himself and from under his coast he produced his scythe, and became one with the fog, beginning his search for the next to be damned.


The Five Stages Of A Tragic Hero And Oedipus' Going Through Them

619 words - 3 pages crisis demands, And you shall have relief from all these evils"(1228). He is believing that the people are praying to him forget the gods he is the one that is to be prayed too.The third and most interesting stage, the downfall of the hero. The loss of Oedipus' power, prosperity, mind, and status. When Oedipus finds the truth he says, "It was true! All the prophecies!...I, Oedipus, damned in birth, in his marriage damned, Damned in the blood he shed

Aristotle And Sophocles Paper

921 words - 4 pages Perfect From Beginning to End"Ah God! It was true! All the prophecies! O Light, may I look on you for the last time! I, Oedipus, Oedipus, damned in his birth, in his marriage damned, damned in the blood he shed with his own hand!"(229) The play Oedipus Rex, written by Sophocles, is an ideal example of the perfect tragedy. When this play is placed next to the definition from Aristotle's Poetics, the evidence of this statement is undeniable

Dantes Inferno The Morals of Hell - Social Studies - Essay

1698 words - 7 pages pair come across a Florentine named Ciacco. Saddened and horrified by the pain Ciacco endures in the third circle, he says, “your agony weighs on my heart and calls my soul to tears” (Dante Canto 6). Dante can’t help but empathize with the damned. Most of the people residing there aren’t morally decrepit, just the victims of mistakes or boundless passion. Dante’s attitude changes drastically whilst traveling on the river Styx. He makes

Pro-life and Religious Views of Abortion

498 words - 2 pages Pro-life and Religious Views of AbortionThere have been many different views of abortion over the centuries in the various religious beliefs. As early as 380 AD, Christian leaders have condemned abortion. Abortion was only allowed when performed in the early stages of pregnancy. Abortion was damned however if the fetus had taken on the shape of human form and considered to have a spirit. In 1869 Pope Pius IX created a distinction between what

Merchant of Venice- Antisemitism relating to Susan Pharr's "The Common Elements of Oppression"

557 words - 3 pages , even the simple title of "Jew" was stripped away, and Shylock was not a man, but an animal. For example, Gratiano curses Shylock with "O, be thou damned, inexecrable dog!" (IV, i, 128) whose "currish spirit govern'd a wolf" (IV, i, 133-134) and whose "desires are wolvish, bloody, starved, and ravenous" (IV, i, 137-138). Or when Shylock is neither a man nor an animal, he becomes "a stony adversary, inhuman wretch" (IV, i, 4-5). When the

What impression are we given of Hamlet in he first two acts - PHSG - research paper

606 words - 3 pages opinion; despite directly stating not to associate his mother with his Uncle’s actions, Hamlet is not influenced by his dead fathers words as he demonstrates by his response, “oh most pernicious woman! O villain, villain, smiling damned villain!”. His actions in act two scene two could additionally support the impression of Hamlet’s intellect, conducting a play re-enacting the death of his father is thoughtfully planned to ensure his Uncle was guilty of the crime he was accused of, a rational assumption. All occurrences suggest Hamlet is an intellectual character, a rational thinker and uninfluenced by others. 0.

Reverend John Hale Dynamic Character - The Crucible - New Richmond English - Essay

636 words - 3 pages changed dramatically from Act I, where he was first introduced, to Act IV, where he witnessed the downfall of a beloved character. Reverend John Hale was a smart, middle-aged man — but naive — who was determined to catch all the damned people being accused of being witches. He is needed in Salem Massachusetts because Reverend Samuel Parris’s daughter, Betty, would not get out of bed. There were rumors that she and some other girls had tampered with

Gothicism Embedded In Religion: Comparing Jonathan Edwards To American Gothic Authors: Compares Jonathan Edwards, Charles Brockden Brown's "Weiland", And Edgar Allan Poe

3199 words - 13 pages Free Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, Edwards relentlessly abuses the Puritan psyche, filling them with terror of being eternally damned."The bow of God's wrath is bent, and the arrow made ready on the string, and justice bends the arrow at your heart, and strains the bow, and it is nothing but the mere pleasure of God, and that of an angry God, without any promise or obligation at all, that keeps the arrow one moment from being made drunk with your

Hamlet: A Tool Of A Higher Power

787 words - 4 pages actThat has no relish if salvation in't-Then trip him, that his heels may kick at heaven,And that his soul be damned and blackas Hell, whereto it goes.'(3.3.92-98).Now that Hamlet knows that the ghost's story is true, he must aggressively seek his revenge. He speaks to his mother of this treachery, and at the same time, kills Polonius. Meanwhile, Polonius' son, Laertes, comes back to avenge his father's death, and Claudius plans the fatal duel

Colonization: The Tempest and “ The Man Who Loved Islands” - sjc and Short Story - Essay

834 words - 4 pages most part when Prospero comes to Sycorax's island, rules the land and imposes his own culture on the people of the land. When Prospero arrives on the island and he shows entitlement when he uses magic to break a spell that was put by the owner of island. ​In Act I Scene 2, lines 289-293, Prospero shows his arrogance “It was a torment to play upon the damned, which Sycorax could not again undo. It was mine art, when I arrived and heard thee, that

Dr. Faustus

950 words - 4 pages angels who rebelled against God and have been damned to hell forever. Isaiah 14:12&14 says, "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said, I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High" (The Holy Bible). Here one can see that at one time, the devil wanted to move up the totem pole of power and take the

Compare and Contrast Macbeth and Lady Macbeth - English Essay, St Thomas Aquinas - Essay

974 words - 4 pages sleepwalking and tries to wash the blood off her hands, even though nothing is there on her hands.​ “Out damned spot!out, I say…/… Yet who would have thought the old man to have so much blood (”. ​Lady Macbeth has turned frail and weak, overcome with paranoia. She sleepwalks and doesn't think straight. Banquo’s ghost appears every time Macbeth calls his name. Macbeth gets nervous and starts to worry every time. ​“Thou canst not say I did it

Key quote from the tragic play: MACBETH - Loxford School - research paper

1002 words - 5 pages it was smiling in my face, Have pluck'd my nipple from his boneless gums, And dash'd the brains out” · (A1,S5) “A coward in thine own esteem” · (A2,S2) “A little water clears us of this deed” · (A5,S1) “She is troubled with thick-coming fantasies That keep her from her rest” · (A5,S1) “Out, damned spot!” · (A5,S1) “will these hands ne’er be clean?” · (A5,S1) “[Gentlewoman] heaven knows what she has known.” · (A5,S1) “all the perfumes of Arabia

Shylock as a Victim in Merchant of Venice - English Grade 10 Academic - Essay

948 words - 4 pages ). Shylock is a victim of verbal abuse since he is being compared to a mutt. This is degrading to Shylock because dogs are usually filthy and uncivilized. Another example is when Salarino insults Shylock. As Shylock tells Solanio that Jessica will be damned for betraying him, Salarino says “That’s certain—if the devil may be her judge,” (3.1. 33). Salarino basically calls Shylock the devil. This is insulting because Shylock is a religious man, and

American Sonnets Poems Annotation - UM/ ENGLISH - Annotation

1188 words - 5 pages Free strengthened with each mention of “assassin” throughout the sonnets. The present lives in fear of the assassin, a threat that haunts from the past and seems to continue into the future. The assassins from black history is damned with “a pinch of serious poison” (12: 1) and “the opposite prayer” of their own poison (12: 9). Appearing early on in the collection, these assassins are apparent in meaning— cold-blooded murderers. Since Hayes writes