This reminds me of Hamlet because this is something that really represents Hamlet. In the graveyard he sees the skull of an old friend of his. This is also a bug part because its foreshadowing that everybody dies.
mid-1820s New Orleans - LaLaurie household: a wealthy, high-class family, but their treatment of slaves was nothing short of despicable. ... 70-year-old woman chained to the stove by her ankle later admitted that she started the fire as a suicide attempt, in order to avoid Madame LaLaurie’s punishments. In the attic, authorities found a dozen maimed and starving slaves... mouths sewn shut, amputated limbs, and victim to other macabre experiments.