This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Assassin's Blood Essay

3189 words - 13 pages

The home was fully alarmed and had sentries deliberately posted inside
and out, but it made no difference to him. He slipped from shadow to
shadow, silently advancing toward his prey with the slyness of a
cougar. Small arsenals of weapons were at his disposal and hung from
the compartment around his waist slightly open and ready. Soft shoes
and an even softer step made his approach silently and deadly. His
dark clothing, years of training and experience gave him a distinct
edge over his targets. They usually didn't even know they were being
hunted until it was too late. By then they were on their way to
eternity.

He could see a crack of light coming from the side of his victim's
bedroom door. He was still awake. No problem, he thought, it would be
over before it began. He slid along the wall to the edge of the door
and listened to the sounds coming from the other side. His mark was
humming a catchy little tune that reminded him of a television
commercial he had recently seen. He smiled thinking the idiot would
die with that stupid jingle going through his head. He gently opened
the door further and looked in through the open space. He could see
the man's back to him covered in a silken red robe combing a scrubby
patch of hair in a mirror on a dressing unit next to the bed. He would
wait until he was in bed and the lights were out.

He didn't have to wait long. The light from the bedroom went out and
he heard the rustling of sheets and the creak of bed boards as his
target shifted into a comfortable position. He stood in the shadows
for a moment longer and then made his move. With practiced care he
opened the door just far enough for his slight but strong body to
slide through. He could see the shadow of his target lying on the bed
with his back to him. He reached into his pack and took out a steel
cable with a small wooden handle on each end. He inserted the cable
between his fingers and slinked along the carpeted floor toward the
bed. He had to make it a quick and silent kill if he wanted to escape
hidden.

The throttle found its place around the victim's throat and tightened
with little effort. He barely struggled before his breath and life
were gone from his body. He checked the mark's pulse to be certain he
was dead and once satisfied there was none he slithered out the
window, down the wall and out of the complex to his waiting Porsche
down the street. He casually drove away with a smile. Another night's
work complete, he could now make his way home and have a drink.

He opened the door to his apartment, a Baretta 9mm at his side. He
listened with ears that had been trained to detect a person breathing
through a wall in another room but nothing. He slipped the Baretta
back into its holster beneath his arm and flipped the light switch on.
He bolted the door behind...

Find Another Essay On Assassin's Blood

Promotions through the Advent of Videogames

1136 words - 5 pages you learn by being exposed to things in a context with which you're already engaged in. One example of this is the Assassin’s Creed series. In these games you play as an assassin of a specific blood line, in the first game it’s a Syrian Assassin named Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad, In the second the role is taken on by a Florentine nobleman during the Renaissance, and in the third game Connor Kenway, a Native American Assassin living during the American

The poetry of Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes

1030 words - 4 pages that red plush" is used as imagery that represents strong appearance of blood. Use of the word plush can be interpreted as a desirable luxury, which can be connected back to the idea that the speaker enjoys taking part in self-inflicted pain. The use of this word also creates an onomatopoeic effect to the stanza and enhances the sadistic nature of the poem itself.In comparison to Sylvia's thematic style in the poem "Cut", Ted Hughes also employs

Nussdorfgasse Retirement: A Fictional Narrative

1709 words - 7 pages subsequent hit would help filter out the sound of a fight if Kupelwieser proved to be tougher than expected. The assassin's trade so rarely afforded the option of bestowing additional cover for his hits during the execution of a mission. At the door of room twelve, Rani and Chana paused. She already had the silenced Makarov out and ready. Briefly, he glanced up and down the hall, before lifting one hand to knock swiftly on the door. They didn't

Colour, Sound and Other Symbols in "Soylent Green" by Richard Fleischer

2175 words - 9 pages tradition of wearing black to funerals). In this respect it can also symbolize death. Black is also linked to witchcraft (Black Magic), evil, the unknown, loss, depression and despair. In "Soylent Green", black is used in specific places and clearly with good reason.Red is an emotionally charged colour. It is associated with anger, blood, lust, vengeance and fire. It can also mean love, passion, and health. At the end of "Soylent Green", Thorn is

Video Games and Violence

2441 words - 10 pages ). During the holiday season of 2013, the most popular games sold were Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, Deadpool, Grand Theft Auto V, Ryse: Son of Rome, Saints Row IV, and The Last of Us. These games have some common themes which are blood, strong language, sexual content, and violence (consumerreports.org). Today's games may be extremely graphic but these violent games can have some positive effects. According to Patrick Kierkegaard of the

Queens: Catherine and Elizabeth, Theodore Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, Hitler and Stalin

1839 words - 7 pages Churchill.He was educated at Harrow and Sandhurst.2. Came to office under stressful timesRoosevelt - On September 14, 1901, following McKinley's death by an assassin's bullet, Roosevelt was sworn in.Churchill - In 1911, he left the Home Office and became first Lord of theAdmiralty. His career was almost destroyed as a result of the unsuccessful Gallipoli campaign during the First World War.In September 1939, when Nazi Germany declared war on Poland, the

Social Problems

2033 words - 9 pages Introduction Racism in the United States has existed since the founding of the state. Society, founded by white men, differing in their national and religious grounds, their attitude was very different to other groups. Become victims of racism nonwhite natives, i.e. Indians, African Americans, Hispanic, and slaves. Though, racism in America is prohibited, after the death of John F. Kennedy in 1963 by an assassin's bullet baton protection of

Kurosawa's Ran, Shakespeare's King Lear, and Man's Self-Imposed Cycle of Folly

4701 words - 19 pages enjoyed much success in the 1950's and into the 60's with such internationally acclaimed films as The Seven Samurai, Rashomon and Yojimbo. These three, especially, have been imitated several times including such films as A Fistfull of Dollars and The Magnificent Seven. The excellent Throne of Blood, or Spider Web Castle, an interpretation of Macbeth, was Kurosawa's first attempt at Shakespeare adaptation. In the 70's his critical acclaim and

When the Bubble Burst

1539 words - 6 pages By the time I arrived state side from my second tour in the Middle East the housing bubble had already burst. I noticed a drastic change in the way that many of my friends and family were living. Several of my friends that worked in real estate had sold their boats and seconds houses. My own stock portfolio had lost a third of its value. My sister and her husband had defaulted on their home mortgage leaving them scrambling for a place to live. I

phase diagram

4456 words - 18 pages Introduction: Chemical equilibrium is a crucial topic in Chemistry. To represent and model equilibrium, the thermodynamic concept of Free energy is usually used. For a multi-component system the Gibbs free energy is a function of Pressure, Temperature and quantity (mass, moles) of each component. If one of these parameters is changed, a state change to a more energetically favorable state will occur. This state has the lowest free energy

Revolutionary Work of Art

1890 words - 8 pages Walter Benjamin emphasizes in his essay, “The Work of Art in the Age of its Technological Reproducibility” that technology used to make an artwork has changed the way it was received, and its “aura”. Aura represents the originality and authenticity of a work of art that has not been reproduced. The Sistine Chapel in the Vatican is an example of a work that has been and truly a beacon of art. It has brought a benefit and enlightenment to the art

Similar Essays

Assassin's Creed In Popular Video Game Culture

2207 words - 9 pages popular game in the video game industry that features violence as a main point of the games. While a small percentage of games sold are rated mature for violence, many of the popular games of the year tend to be mature featuring any form of weapons, fighting, or gore/blood (4-5). Assassin’s Creed is no exception with adding violence to its content. Since the game is named Assassin's Creed, the main protagonists are people trained in the art of

Assassin's Creed In Popular Video Game Culture

3698 words - 15 pages game industry that features violence as a main selling point of the games. While a small percentage of games sold are rated mature for violence, many popular games of the year tend to be mature featuring any form of weapons, fighting, or gore/blood (“Rating Category Breakdown”, “Top 100 Most Popular Games”). Assassin’s Creed is no exception with adding violence to its content. Since the game is named Assassin's Creed, the main protagonists are

Shadow Blade (Creative Writing) Narrative Essay

787 words - 3 pages ' hit him. He turned to run - even managed a few steps - before Kenji leapt on his back and slid the razor sharp edge of his katana across his throat. The final assassin's body expelled useless air as Kenji dragged it into the shadows. He cleaned up the rest of the bodies, and left them in the dark alley. He then retrieved his own sword and slicked the blood off it with his thumb and forefinger, before sliding it into the sheath on his back.He took

He Is Mad Essay

1177 words - 5 pages "Villains!" I shrieked, "Dissemble no more! I admit the deed! -- tear up the planks! Here, here! -- it is the beating of his hideous heart!" (p.116). This is how Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" catastrophically ends. Here, the erratic Narrator Poe deforms the story in such a way that we, as the readers, are brought into an extreme reality of a mentally imbalance, paranoid assassin's imaginative world of delusion. As we read the story, we