Throughout the poem “Minister Cheevy”, Edwin Arlington Robinson shows the theme of a wasted life is often spent in fantasies through his use of form, figurative language, and sound devices. “Miniver coughed, and called it fate/and kept on drinking” (Robinson). Maybe he had a point, that the world is run by fate and not by the actions of its inhabitants. Maybe he was right, or maybe he was just a lonely alcoholic living by himself in his own
Another bothering point about the sources is that the author uses a book written by Pat Garret which is subject to two unforgivable aspects: it is heavily biased against Billy in order to paint Pat Garret as a hero, and two it was embellished by Pat Garrets ghost writer who wrote most of the story for him. So this story may only be promulgating more false facts about Billy to all those who read it. Nonetheless form the research and fact checks I did on this book most of the information given by the author seems to be, at most, partially
Matthew Null develops trout as a motif in his story “Telemetry;” the motif functions to show the theme of the abuse of locals in West Virginia, and it sheds light on the protagonist’s internal struggle to leaving her home. Kathryn and a team of researchers, named Gary and Michael, study the West Virginia state fish of native brook trout in an effort to determine facts about their unusual movement. This essay will focus on how trout function to show the abuse of locals by outsider companies, the movement that Kathryn desires, and the behavior of locals and outsiders. These different functions of trout add up to a general commentary on life in West Virginia. The results of Kathryn’s studies on native brook trout comment on the differences between lives of locals and outsiders by considering their movement.
One thing most people don’t notice is the different point of views between The Tempest and Forbidden Planet. In The Tempest we mainly see Prospero’s plot and actions/thoughts, but in Forbidden Planet we see mainly what the Commander see’s or thinks. We do not see what Morbius is doing outside of the camera or in his secret cave where he did his studies. The point of view can really change what the outcome of the story is or how we view other characters. A theme we could look at is the total control of power.
Frankenstein is a novel having a close correlation to Mary Shelley’s own life experiences which can be seen in the revelation of Walton and Victor who share characteristics with Mary Shelley’s husband Percy Shelley. An analysis recommended by Badalamenti: “Victor is a gifted but self-centered person, preoccupied with his own interests, as shown for example, by his ignoring his family’s plea for news on his well-being when away at Ingolstadt University”, “This propose Victor as a egotistic stand in for Percy” (Badalamenti, 2006) .This understanding of the story ultimately describe the tale as Mary Shelley’s frustration and critique of Percy’s actions: “ Mary Shelley’s story was a substitute expression of deeply troubling feelings of hurt arising from Percy Shelley’s many violations of their relationship” (Badalamenti, 2006). Mary Shelley’s reason with this story was as a ‘wake
The novel The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, contains many complex symbols, many of which are interconnected. The symbols in the novel are a way for Holden to express sensitive topics indirectly, a way to attempt to be himself, and a way to give insight into how he really feels. The symbols in the novel allow us to better understand Holden in a manner that he, the narrator, does not want to openly confess. The ducks in the lagoon symbolize burdens in Holden’s life.
However, Douglas Kenrick’s Sex, Murder and the Meaning of Life provided insight explaining the depths of my actions. I never reflected much on my actions, nor attributed them to being caused by anything other than my own thoughts; but I was amazed reading Kenrick’s book seeing how much of an enormous role my ancestors have shaped me. Reading this book has allowed me to pry open my eyes and dive deep within the inner workings of myself and understand my true self and how I have evolved. Summary
One will never understand how privileged they are to feel completely human until that is taken away from them. Without a choice, Morrie and Elie both approach the theme of humanity and inhumanity in the novels Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom and Night by Elie Wiesel. Morrie and Elie both experience humanity and inhumanity in their own ways and circumstances. The two men have their own thoughts, experience the theme in different ways, and also experience the theme in a similar way. In Tuesdays With Morrie, Morrie had differing thoughts about humanity and inhumanity.
To preface the incident, Mr. Gore (the active overseer under Colonel Lloyd) was described as, “artful, cruel, and obdurate”, just the man for the job (Douglass, 54). In my opinion, Gore’s presence is a product of the personality of the previous overseer, Mr. Hopkins. Mr. Hopkins was not viewed as a cruel man, and was even called a “good overseer” by the slaves (48). Mr. Hopkins didn’t hold the position long. Douglass recalls, “Why his career was so short, I do not know, but suppose he lacked the necessary severity to suit Colonel Lloyd (54).
it narrates the adventures of Candide after he leaves his sanctuary and travels the world learning more about the world around him and the hardship . throughout the novel Voltaire uses parody , sarcasm and euphemism to create the satire . he satirizes a massive variety of subjects from philosophies and points of people’s views to human nature . Voltaire’s attack on religion was shown through this satire , on one hand many people believed that god wanted good things for them and had a purpose for everything that happened but Candide on the other hand sees the world as a distopian place , he thought that it was foolish to belieave that god exists . the religious men steal , the Jew buys women for being a sex slave , no one was good enough .