French designer Philippe Starck once claims: “I like to open the doors to people’s brain.” Nathaniel Hawthorne 's short story “The Minister’s Black Veil” reflects this principle in which the author advertently creates ambiguities and opens the possibilities of interpretation to the readers. Nathaniel Hawthorne employs commonplace symbols to present the ambiguity of sin and secrecy through a psychological lens in “The Minister’s Black Veil”. This short story also reflected the principle of Puritanism as well, such as the idea of manifest destiny represented by Mr. Hooper in the story. Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts. It is also worth to notice that John Hawthorne, one of the Salem Witch Trial Judges, was his great grandfather (Concise Dictionary of American Literary Biography).
Scott Fitzgerald’s “Babylon Revisited,” he uses the theme change and transformation and symbols to show how his style of writing acts different. Fitzgerald wrote many short stories and novels, including the short story “Babylon Revisited,” which the reader can see quoted lines in the above paper by not only F. Scott Fitzgerald, but also many other editors of his work. Fitzgerald remains a bit different when it comes to his writing style. He uses just a couple of literary devices to show exactly how he writes. Fitzgerald shows us that being different stands better, what makes fans of his work
The short stories of Ted Chiang are written in a way for the overarching structure to give deeper meaning to the stories. The rationale for why Chiang writes in this way is to help vary his writing style and helps to focus the theme into a more limited amount of words. One might view this as just a normal variation in the way of writing that most authors have in their writing style. However, this view overlooks the themes that Chiang presents in his works and when combining those themes with the focus of the work, it reveals that he wants to have larger themes that support those themes expressed within the text. Ted Chiang manipulates the structure of one of his works, “Story of Your Life,” for the purpose of augmenting the meaning the story and its underlying themes, while also using it to
Without much thought, humor can appear as a simple descriptive term for a work of literature, film, speech, or any form of entertainment. “Humor” is a two syllable word often used to describe something amusing. Diving deeper into the subject of “humor” however, reveals the complexity and truly expansive topic that is humor and how it can be used to promote serious messages. Three works of literature that are generally accepted to be “humorous” are Zadie Smith’s White Teeth, Louisa May Alcott’s Transcendental Wild Oats, and Joseph Heller’s Catch-22. These works of literature, although each written more or less than half a century apart, share some sound similarities.
This pattern is not common and not many poems followed this structure. The writer intended this to highlight the message of the poem and impart a new point. He was indicating that when people determine, they should keep going forward with the decision that they think is right as it is their own life as the narrator did in the poem. In addition, the depiction of various punctuations in different situations emphasise the theme that the reader perceives. He mainly utilises commas, semi-colons, and full stops.
Andrea Garcia Period 6 McKelvey March 13, 2018 Allusions in Hamlet Final Draft Insights into History Many dramatic writings tend to use various allusions to history, religion, and mythology to bring the audience a new perspective and understanding of the themes, the conflict, and the character and plot development. William Shakespeare uses several different allusions in his revenge play and tragedy Hamlet in order to provide a better knowledge of the characters and the conflicts involved in his play. In the revenge play, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Shakespeare applies the allusions of Hyperion and Satyr, Cain and Abel, and Julius Caesar. First, William Shakespeare compares Hyperion to a Satyr. In Greek mythology, Satyr is a creature that was
There will be a close reading of Williams work “This Is Just to Say”, and a discussion of how Imagist poems provide their readers with an aesthetic pleasure and a sense of openness for interpretation. The significance of this thesis lies in the analysis of one of Williams’ Imagist poems, This is Just to Say, with Ezra Pound’s poetic principles of Imagism. Influenced by Pound, although it is just a short phase in Williams’ literary career, Williams’ imagist poems are the beginning of his experimentation into modernism, and they represent his famous dictum “no ideas but in
Heart of Darkness, written by Joseph Conrad in 1899, has undergone immense scrutiny since publication. This narrative piece introduced new formal elements that reflected the innovations of literature during the late nineteenth century. One specific element that seems to be of interest to literary critics and analyzers is the use of two narrators in one story. And to add onto this distinctive quality, the storytelling behind Heart of Darkness incorporates both impressionism and symbolism. With impressionism came sensory images and a misty and hazy atmosphere throughout the novella, while symbolism introduced abstract metaphors that strengthened the meaning of the entire story.
Images are similes and metaphors which the poet has always used either to communicate their meaning or to decorate their language. It is by the use of images that abstract ideas or emotional states can be conveyed accurately and clearly to the readers. Poetry without images tends to become dull and dry like dead wood. The word ‘image’ actually originates from Latin ‘imago’ or ‘imagins,’ which literally means ‘to imitate.’ It has been equated with ‘imitation.’ Caroline Spurgeon defines images as “the little word-picture used by a poet or prose writer to illustrate, illuminate
Justice, vengeance and forgiveness are common issues amongst the characters both in Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” and Pushkin’s short story “The Shot”. Both authors display intense irony and symbolism throughout their stories. Poe use these literary elements to create an interesting plot in which the reader can predict the future of the victim throughout the story. Pushkin uses irony to add a twist in the events that occur in his short story. While the stories are very different in context, the literary elements used to develop the plot and the characters are much the same.