Hop-Frog Questions and Answers

Hop-Frog

The short story by Poe is about a king and his 7 advisers who enjoy practical jokes. They have enslaved two dwarfs. One is a male whom they call Hop-Frog and the other is a female who they have...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2009 9:54 am UTC

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Hop-Frog

The grinding of the teeth in Edgar Allen Poe's "Hop-Frog, or The Eight Chained ourang-Outangs" is an auditory signal given by the protagonist, Hop-Frog, before he is about to play a revengeful...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2012 5:34 am UTC

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Hop-Frog

According to the narrator, Hop-Frog was kidnapped and brought to the king's court. He came "from some barbarous region," and he and another girl named Trippetta, described as "dwarvish," were:...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2016 5:25 pm UTC

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Hop-Frog

Absolutely. Hop Frog not only gets to humiliate the councilmen of the King, and the King himself, but he also gets to insult them to their faces, scare them, disarm them, and put them in an...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2016 3:08 pm UTC

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Hop-Frog

Some words that pulled on my heart-strings were cripple, distortion, monkey and Hop-Frog's name. All of these produce visual images applied to a human being as linked to pain and the baseness of...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2012 5:47 am UTC

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Hop-Frog

The biggest literary element used by Poe in Hop-Frog in order to portray the dark and sinister nature of the story is suspense. Much as in The Cask of Amontillado, the readers know that something...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2015 2:27 am UTC

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Hop-Frog

The king knows that Hop-Frog, his court jester, doesn't like wine. In fact, it drives him crazy, exciting him almost to madness. But as an incorrigible practical joker, the king can't resist...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2019 5:12 am UTC

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Hop-Frog

Hop-Frog, the jester, is a crippled dwarf in the service of an evil king who laughs at his deformities and torments him by forcing him to drink wine. The king has incurred Hop-Frog's wrath by...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2018 4:31 pm UTC

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Hop-Frog

Tripetta feels the need to help Hop- Frog because both were captives to a king who used people as means to ends, as opposed to ends in of themselves. For Poe, this is a major reason why Tripetta...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2014 8:21 pm UTC

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Hop-Frog

Hop-Frog and Tripetta are the traditional jesters or fools of the court. The King’s generals forcibly took them from whatever land they came from to serve as slaves: entertainment for the king and...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2011 10:50 am UTC

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