Hop Frog Short Story Analysis

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Vengeance is a common theme explored in many works of Literature and film, two, for example, are Edgar Allen Poe’s “Hop-Frog” and Daniel Espinosa 2017 horror movie “Life.” Both of these stories main plots revolve around the main character rising up against the other main characters which the main character does not like for many different reasons. Obviously, These works also contain a lot of differences but all throughout the main theme in the two stories remain the same. Hop-Frog is a short story written by Edgar Allen Poe in 1849. The main character of the story is a Jester for a king who was captured from his village by the king's army and forced to be laughed at for being a dwarf and walking in an irregular way. The King and his men often forced Hop-Frog to drink wine to make him drunk because “ It excited the poor cripple almost to madness” (Poe). Hop Frog despised drinking the wine because it would make the king and his men laugh at and make fun of him more. In the end of the story Hop Frog obtains revenge by killing the king and all of his men horrifically before escaping. Life was a movie released in 2017 that was directed by Daniel Espinosa and acted by Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, and Ryan Reynolds. It is a horror film about a team of astronauts aboard the International Space Station when suddenly they discover life on Mars. The team receives a sample of soil from the surface of mars delivered by a probe from a rover on the surface. When they run tests
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