One of these was the epic tale Aeneid by the poet Virgil. It was inspired by the story of Aeneas, a Trojan prince who fled from his homeland. He was fated by the gods to establish a “new Troy” by the gods. After sauntering around the Mediterranean, he stopped and settled in Italy. He married the daughter of a local Latin king and his son Ascanius founded the city Alba Longa.
Here, Faber is in his house telling Montag about how books bring life into the world. Faber is letting Montag know that books are important not because they are books, but because of their meaning. As difficult as they can be to deal with, the pores are the perfect imperfections needed to make the world great. Bradbury shows that books and knowledge are vital and that censoring books robs the world of individuality and freedom. “Give a man a few lines of verse and he thinks he’s the lord of all creation.”(Bradbury 143).
A fable can be described as a short story, normally with animals as characters and the story then carrying over a message. The short story was passed down orally. Given poor translation because English was then a foreign language and other factor, there was room for some of the story being lost in translation. (lecture 6, slide 20) This specific story has a metaphorical meaning rather than literal. “The Young Man who was carried off by a Lion” is narrated by an omniscient narrator, the reason for saying this is that it could come across as being written in the third person but it has that extra information.
Through story-telling, adults are able to pass down morals and traditions that were taught to them. In his book, “The Irresistible Fairy Tale,” Jack Zipes notes that fairytales are the means of communication to create an environment that is stable and adaptable to humans. He explains why they are created and why they become a part of cultures worldwide. “Fairy tales are informed by a human disposition to action—to transform the world and make it more adaptable to human needs, while we also try to change and make ourselves fit for the world. Therefore, the focus of fairy tales, whether oral, written, or cinematic, has always been on finding magical instruments, extraordinary technologies, or powerful people and animals that will enable protagonists to transform themselves along with their environment, making it more suitable for living in peace and contentment.” This relates back to the idea that fairytales are given more value when they are able to teach lessons and are able to establish a well-balanced environment.
The plot of this novel shifts around power and what the result is of having it fall into the wrong hands. While the objects seemed harmless, their symbolism (usually depicted in a negative manner) was a major influence to the children and overall outcome of the novel. Betwixt the relationship of power and symbols found within the Lord of the Flies one could use these attributes to manipulate and conquer. The use of power and symbolism create a magnificent tale of a group of children who descend into savagery as they can no longer tell what is logical and the price of this dire
As the god of music, he was popular for playing the lyre, which was invented by Hermes, the messenger of the gods. Apollo excelled in important music contests, competing against Greek god Hermes and the satyr Pan as well as other deities. He was also known as the Archer with a silver bow: the god of healing, giving the science of medicine to man; the god of light; and the god of truth. One of Apollo’s most important daily tasks was to harness his four-horse chariot to move the Sun across the sky. Apollo was also an oracular god, as he was the prophetic deity in the Oracle in Delphi and the island of Delos.
The author developed the plot by saying, “Then all three burst into laughter as the sergeant-major, with a look of alarm on his face, caught him by the arm” This helps use word choice by stating how they ¨burst into laughter¨, this helps the reader understand that they all must have thought whatever they were laughing at was quite funny, while the sergeant-major believed it was serious and seeing how naive they were, he must have been alarmed. Another example of word choice would be, ¨The old man stared nervously at the sound of a door banging upstairs.” This can help the reader picture that although he had wished for something that he hadn’t completely believed in, he was still nervous. The old man must of partially believed the paw was real or the thought of it being real scared him even more. In “The Monkey’s Paw” W.W Jacobs uses word choice and descriptive imagery to develop the theme. As an author, W.W Jacobs has developed the skill of alluring writing by using descriptive words.
As previously stated at previously, the mold Sodapop was raised in typically would have shaped him into someone such as Darry, or even Dally, two people who have little care for most people. Instead, Sodapop is kind and understanding towards the members of the gang, and is at the ready to comfort a kindred Greaser. ¨It's okay Johnnycake, they're gone now. It's okay.”(Hilton 23) Sodapop's actions in this quote display his comforting manner as he consoles Johnny. ¨Steve stumbled forward with a sob, but Soda caught him by the shoulders.
In certain books such as Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan, the morals of the stories are not as easy to miss. However, there are elements that are better understood by adults, such as the innocence of the children. Through the use of diction, other stylistic elements, and syntax, the authors Lewis Carroll and J.M. Barrie show that the characters in the books as well as the content are complex
Furthermore, Ernest used allusions throughout the novel. Firstly, Gaines used metaphors numerous times in the novel. One instance a metaphor occurred was when Matthew Antoine was talking to Grant about teaching: “I told you what you should have done, but no, you want to stay. Well, you will believe me one day. When you see