He even went on to publish a series of poems called “Lui” praising Napoleon. It was around this time that Hugo’s other political stances began to show in his work as well. One example of this was his stance against capital punishment. In Dernier jour d’un condemn, Hugo tells the story of a man on his last day on earth, the day before his execution in which he says, “‘Society must avenge itself, society must punish.’ Neither one nor the other: vengeance is an individual act, and punishment belongs to God.”.Hugo’s work and ideals also appealed to the working class of France, who shared many of the same political
His book is filled with references to operas, paintings and novels from the time of the Romantic Revolution. The word “revolution” is usually associated with the likes of the French Revolution or the American Revolution, but Blanning, in his book deals with a different, less dramatic revolution; a revolution of the mind. The romantic revolution is not easy to describe, Hegel comes the closest as he describes the period as one of “absolute inwardness”. [ Tim Blanning, The romantic revolution, (London, 2010) ] The book is divided into two main ideas both relating to romanticism. The idea of Romanticism as a revolution and as Hegel’s “absolute inwardness”.
“ The revolutionary energy underlying the romantic movement affected not only just literature, but all of the arts --- from music to painting , from sculpture to architecture.” as claimed by (English Department, 12/02/2009). To to this day, many famous singers, artists and writers are influenced by the ideas that were behind forming the Romantic Movement such as individuality, imagination, intuition, idealism and inspiration, to name a few. Hence, are Today’s “important figures” a collection of copycats? Some of the most iconic authors of the Romantic Era were Edgar Allan Poe and Nathanial Hathorne. Both authors mainly focused on mysterious and gothic themes.
In the article of “An Introduction to Doctor Faustus: Morality and Sin”, they try to explain the difference between “Doctor Faustus” the poem, and the “Doctor Faustus: Morality and Sin” play. This article was written by Eric Rasmussen and Ian DeJong. They explain that this is a type of mortality play is represented by a battle between the forces of nature in a human that is between good and evil in a human’s soul. They show the dangers that mankind is faced with in sinful behaviors. They tend to highlight what cost the Doctor Faustus to pursue such immoral and harsh actions and who he meets on his journey.
That would be best. Like a man without a name. Or, to be more precise, a man whose name has been stolen.” (1.2.191-193) reinforces Cesaire’s post-colonial perspective and his endorsement of negritude. Caliban finds himself continuously ill-treated. The conditions of hard labour that black people were subjected to by white supercilious people during colonization are mentioned by Cesaire where Prospero “forgives” Ferdinand and excuses him from his afore imposed state of slavery on the basis that they are of the same
His writing has been exploring of the painful psychological impact of colonial cultural decline. Comrade Mzala rightly opines that “Art is an important weapon in the struggle; it either reinforces or undermines the power of the oppressor”. Through the novel Petals of Blood and Matigari we see Ngugi writing as a strong social satire. Both novels portray the life after colonial era but the common thing is the same situation and problem faced by natives during colonialism. Ngugi works are characterized by criticism against European unacceptable law and injustice.
17/PELA/034 Psychological Disorientation of Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman The famous dramatist Arthur Miller’s work conveys a deeply moral outlook whereby all individuals have a responsibility both to themselves and to the society in which they must live. Through his drama, he constantly provokes the social conscience of his audiences. Miller’s drama tries to create a better society in which everyone can live. He explores the demands of moral values and brings out important individual and social needs, recognizing the balance between the two. Miller attacks the false values of American society by using Willy Loman’s collapse.
1). Henry claims there is only two ways: it is either fighting or slavery/British rule. This is an appeal to pathos because he attempts to use it to create anger and purposely upset them with the idea of slavery. This idea is carried on further in the paragraph, "Is it that insidious smile with which our petition has been lately received?" (par.
Man is born with original sin, the illustrious phrase that thoroughly represents the normative belief of Puritanism, serves an influential role in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s writings. Though inherited with Puritanical roots, the complete oeuvre of Nathaniel Hawthorne vividly portrays his refusal to be a Puritan and depicts his disapproval on Puritan ideas. Hawthorne's perspective on ‘sin’ draws a parallel connection with Puritans, yet he criticizes Puritan religious beliefs through one of his prominent masterpiece: The Minister’s Black veil. In “The Minister’s Black Veil,” Hawthorne conveys his criticism of Puritan ideas through the symbol of the black veil, an emblem of sin within the Earth as opposed to Puritan’s view of the sinless God, a representation
Lying in Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Lying is one of the most prominent themes used throughout Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. There are three ways that lies are explored throughout the novel. First, the reader sympathizes with and accepts the lies told by Huckleberry Finn because he is the narrator. Second, Huck’s lies are similar to others he encounters; to protect themselves. Finally, Twain mirrors the flaws of his own self-centered 19th century society through the world of his fictional book.