The discovery of the Americas introduced a new culture to a world dominated by the European style of life. The perception of Native Americans in the Colombian era varied greatly between people such as those who crafted Casta paintings which were too often racist and depicted Natives as savages and uncivilized. There were also those such as John White who saw the beauty in the simplistic nature based lifestyle of the native people. The various images crafted during the Columbian Exchange represent a biased perception of different cultures around the world and often attacks the cultures that aren't their own.
A connection I can make with all of these quotes is that they all affected Meursault. The color red, sun, and the heat all affected Meursault 's thought process and his actions. He does not know this, but these quotes will affect him in the current situation and in the future. The first motif is the color red. In this novel, the color red has the symbolic meaning of blood and love. The few times the color red is mentioned, it was either on Marie or on the sand. The red on Marie is a red and white striped dress that Meursault loved seeing her in. The dress appears two times in the text, before the shooting and after the shooting. Each time he sees her in that dress, the feeling of lust erupts from him. The red in the sand connects to the blood
This excerpt from the book, “The Beet Queen,” describes in short about the events that happen the night two children, Karl and Mary, come to the town of Argus. The author illustrates the impact of the monotonous town of Argus on the two children by implementing images, small but important details and the tone of the overall passage.
Anger and domination are a powerful defence. Men use these tools to protect themselves, similar to a turtle’s shell protecting their flesh. Red evokes emotional instability and subjugation. In the “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, Flannery O’Connor uses red to symbolize this fragility in her characters. Red Sammy Butts protects his fragile soul by putting others below him. With The Misfit however, the colour red is paired with white to reflect the volatile anger underneath his respectful shell. Out of all the colours, O’Connor chose red as a prominent representative in men with their vices, and how they hide it.
In a person’s life, many situations transpire and make them feel pride over one’s self. Readers can see this in the short story,” The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst. “In his spare time Hurst wrote short stories and plays, but The Scarlet Ibis was the only work of his that become famous “(gradesaver.com)”. In the short story, “The Scarlet Ibis” James Hurst uses red to symbolize warning, death, and guilt to show the change the older brother goes through, as he takes care of Doodle.
Edger Allen Poe is an incredible author of horror. His story, The Masque of the Red Death, was an amazing chiller about a party that was ended by a disease. Throughout the kingdom a disease is spreading from citizen to citizen, killing each one who possesses it so the king invites those closes to him to a party where no one can leave and will be safe from the disease but yet in hindsight they were locking themselves in with the disease. Throughout the course of this hair-raising story, several symbols are represented to array Poe’s theme of death. Symbols such as the seven colored rooms, the clock, and lastly the Red Death are all symbols that are displayed to help get Poe’s notion across.
John Updike’s A&P is composed of detailed imagery. Updike paints a portrait of each character which allows the reader to see through the eyes of Sammy. Sammy describes the physical appearances of the girls and their behavior (such as how they walk) to describe their personalities. In the story, Sammy describes the Queen, “She kind of led them, the other two peeking around and making their shoulders round. She didn’t look around, not this queen, she just walked straight on slowly, on these long prima-donna legs.” From this description, the reader can understand why Sammy has dubbed this character as the leader of her trio. Furthermore, the reader can infer that the Queen is sassy, fierce, and confident.
In Edith Wharton’s novel, Ethan Frome, the author uses symbolism to add depth to the story. Throughout the novel the cat embodies Zeena presence even if she is not in the room. The pickle-dish and the breaking of it symbolizes Ethan and Zeena’s marriage. Many different emotions and feeling are represented by the color red. Edith Wharton uses symbolism to add to the story. The cat symbolizes Zeena when she is not there.
In The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor, it is the story of Alice and Wonderland but with a twist of wonderlanders fighting for their lives and Redd, Alyss’s aunt is trying to take over wonderland and Alyss has to stop it. When Beddor makes this change it shows a significance of many themes that can also be found in war. Like good v evil with Redd, Alyss and Dodge showing the two friendships but for Redd hate a power.
Frank Beddor’s book The Looking Glass Wars is another version of The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland. In this retelling of the story, Alyss is a princess in the queendom of Wonderland. Her Aunt Redd takes over the throne as Queen Alyss is cast out of Wonderland and has to find her way home to retake her throne. In this book there are many themes evident. One is making sacrifices for the good of others. It is shown through the characters Genevieve Heart, Hatter Madigan, and Alyss Heart.
Stewart’s self-representation, through the poetry sent to Queen Elizabeth I of England, is that of an equal Queen who is also politically minded. Stewart’s poetry to Elizabeth aims to form a political alliance with the Queen of England. In her first poem sent to Elizabeth, ‘The Diamond Speaks’, Stewart conveys this desire:
The asylum hospital was no place for a woman like her. She could not be contained in any cell they had to offer. Many, many times she did think about just giving up, but a pure hatred for that red headed girl burned deep within her soul. Mary Casher, known as Big Red, was the top dog around the asylum, making even most officers fear her. One day, though, all that changed. That one day in particular, Mary Casher escaped the asylum. Mary Casher cleared the eighteen foot fence that surrounded the outside yard, narrowly getting through the eletric bob wire fencing at the top before she took off back to her home town, to gain a new identity as Olivia Bishop. Olivia Bishop had shork cut hair with very pale skin, to the point one would not recognize the mother unless looked to closely. Olivia lived in a small cottage, alone, at the edge of town on a small hill, where she could watch all that happened and keep a close eye on her son, Jackson Smith, who still
The 1995 film adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, directed by Ang Lee and originally written by Jane Austen, has timeless elements in its composition. Starring Emma Thompson, also the screenwriter, and Kate Winslet as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, the movie tells of two heroines and their struggle between balancing idealism and reality. As young, female adolescents of the 1800s, they are responsible for finding husbands that can support them financially; and following their father’s death and loss of money, this becomes even more emphasized. But, they come to struggle when having to choose between what their hearts crave, and what their minds know is best. Elinor’s ideal partner is the initially dull Edward Ferrars, who is discovered to be secretly engaged
If I say Snow White, what are you thinking then? You see in front of you seven dwarfs dancing happily together with an innocent little girl, don’t you? But you should know that the Snow White theme is one of the darkest and strangest to be found in the fairy tale world.
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, more commonly known by the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in 1862. Carroll never meant to write a book; initially it was a short tale meant to entertain the three daughters of a close friend of Carroll. Three years later, in 1865, the book was published. Since then it has never been out of print, remaining an acclaimed work of fiction, read by children and adults everywhere. Six years after the first book’s release the follow up Carroll released a follow up, “Through the Looking-Glass”. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland can be described as a work of fantasy and literary nonsense. The story follows seven-year-old Alice, as she falls down a rabbit hole and enters a strange and absurd world