Hawthorne wanted his readers to understand that two people who have sinned can seek forgiveness and receive it. Throughout the story many stereotypes are expressed and Hawthorne used the listed stereotypes to express the idea that all people, both pure of heart and evil of soul, commit sins. When Hester, a beautiful, young woman and Dimmesdale a minister have an affair, thus committing a sin, they both provide an example of a cliche that good people make poor decisions. Hawthorne used Hester and Dimmesdale as stereotypes to prove that all people, no matter the morale or disposition, commit
Author Stephen Crane uses symbolism, imagery, and personification to depict the brutality of the war and how foolish Collins’ decision was. The water Collins retrieves is symbolic of his act of heroism and how he turned his back on the war to help a dying comrade. Imagery is used to illustrate how terrible the war was. This makes Collins decision seem even more ludacris to the readers. Finally, personification is used to show how the soldiers hid the horrors of the war and turned them into a more familiar sound like arguing.
In the distinguished play Antigone, there is argument over who the tragic hero is, Antigone, or King Creon. A tragic hero must meet certain specifications, which include having a great influence, being essentially good with good intentions, having a weakness in them that leads to their fall, they must commit great sin which leads to conflict, that their story begins in relative happiness and ends in utter disaster, and that the hero commits their actions of their own free will. In this play, I believe that Creon is the real tragic hero and that Antigone sparks the reaction to his downfall. Creon’s position as king gives him great influence over the people of Thebes, allowing him to create laws to restrain, abstain, and assist the citizens.
In MLK’s words the law simply changes when another seats in power. In the instance of Hitler his anti-Semitist views caused him to portray the Jews in bad like and infected his countrymen with the idea that it was the moral thing to do to aid him in the purge of Jewish citizens. 7. King believes that the world is in need of “creative extremists” because these are the folks that are able to see the bigger picture and would do anything to achieve it. He labels Jesus Christ as an “extremist for love, truth and goodness” (748), and through this he was able to achieve a momentary peace for the world.
And how dare you even try To tarnish this man’s virtue with a lie”(Tartuffe 3.6.19-20). Tartuffe’s greatest act in the play is shown when he begins to tell Orgon his true demeanor. He tried to take piety on himself by bashing himself so that Orgon would feel bad. “ Yes, my brother, I’m wicked through and through. The most miserable of sinners, I.
In the play A Streetcar Named Desire, Williams shows that when one chooses to blind themselves in order to obtain desire, one sets up ruin. He emphasizes his meaning with symbols. Williams focuses on symbols that suggest enlightenment or ignorance in order to make his audience aware of the main characters chosen blind spots; as well as, their desires and the impacts that their blind spots and desires have. Williams meaning first appears when Stanley hits Stella. For a short moment after he strikes her, Williams allows Stella to be able to see Stanley clearly.
The sultan and the mufti represent greed and the Cadi represents the false religion within Algeria. In this play we also see a free spirit, an elusive thinker opportunely called Puff of smoke, for all to be ridiculed. In this play in one act, mockery is their obscurantism and it is as unfathomable as the eternal collusion of interests between the powerful and the religious professionals: "The Sultan. [...] Only God can help us God preserves our people. God save our people eternal agitators.
In “The Plague,” Albert Camus explores the philosophy on the Absurd. He choses to express this theme through natural disaster, the bubonic plague, to represent the unpredictability absurd forces of nature that are hostile to men and how they react. The symbolic plague represents a multitude of ideas, but its purpose is to put humans to thought and action whereby they rise above themselves. Even though the plague is just an expression of men’s lack of power in the world, Camus esteems the wonderful nature of human effort to live and love and make meaning in spite of the Absurdity. Camus intends in “The Plague” to use literary techniques to enhance the Absurd ideas in life, to provide man a mental image of the Absurd, to demonstrate the human desire for meaning, and also to reveal the protagonists’ motivations to continue in life despite the Absurd.
In the murderous “Macbeth”, the famous playwright, William Shakespeare conveys the theme that noble deeds such as hosting social functions are utilized to masquerade evil intentions in order to maintain power. Since the beginning of mankind, humanity has been known to adhere to actions of betrayal and illusion to further their own selfishness agendas, as so it is necessary for survival. With this in mind, many theatrical and literary works have been created around this very aspect of human behavior. In the case of the tragedy, Shakespeare’s ultimate purpose is to illuminate this very idea of man’s greed and ambition that are altogether hidden with the symbolism of the feast scene and emphasized by the dramatic irony in Act three. In conjunction
In the murderous “Macbeth”, the famous playwright, William Shakespeare conveys the theme that noble deeds such as hosting social functions are utilized to masquerade evil intentions in order to maintain power. Since the beginning of mankind, humanity has been known to adhere to actions of betrayal and illusion to further their own selfish agendas, as so it is necessary for survival. With this in mind, many theatrical and literary works have been created around this very aspect of human behavior. In the case of the tragedy, Shakespeare’s ultimate purpose is to illuminate this very idea of man’s greed and ambition that are altogether hidden with the symbolism of the feast scene and emphasized by the dramatic irony in Act three. In conjunction with a dark, bleak and an overall depressing tone, the reader observes Macbeth’s bloody and deceitful journey to the throne and the use of the feast scene to do so.