Author Nathaniel Hawthorne's use of mental imagery and symbolism creates a sense of immorality, death, and decay to the reader. Throughout his novels and poems, Nathaniel Hawthorne continually uses literary devices for sin. Hawthorne’s symbolism paints such a vivid picture of physically showing each person’s sin. This creativity and such a unique writing style could only be produced by a master like Hawthorne. Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804, in Salem Massachusetts to Nathaniel and Elizabeth Clark Hathorne; their only son.
This selection determined the difference between life and death for several individuals. One instance of this is a Jewish survivor known as Elie Wiesel. His first person narrative Nigh publishes his horrific experiences during the Holocaust. The memoir discusses the impressions the event had on him. Upon analyzing Night for the personal or cultural principles that were prioritized during the Holocaust, Wiesel utilizes literary devices to reveal that humans begin to lose faith, hope, and morality when subjected to circumstances of injustice.
Death personified brings a new element to the story, it gives a new point of view on what happens after you pass on. Death, in The Book Thief, is given a pessimistic and honest tone and he is frequently brutally honest, as he often apologizes for
Joanne McCarthy has reinforced this concept in her Magill’s Choice: Holocaust Literature where she writes “Innocence died in the camps…the child of faith was journeying from mysticism to anger and doubt of God’s justice” (1), attributing Wiesel’s loss of faith to the death of his innocence. By doing so and making such a point, Wiesel provides the readers with a glimpse of the horrors of the holocaust, appealing to the reader’s pathos and getting them to empathize with the characters in his
Both of the authors write their text in the time period of the Holocaust. Niemoller list names of groups that were persecuted during the Nazi Revolution, while Simon is writing about a Holocaust victim. They most likely both mention the time period not only because it contributes to their topic, but to give their tone more of a serious and hopeful ambience. The two writers also both use irony in their styles, although they use different types of irony they both use it to farther develop their text. The poem, "First They Came...," uses dramatic irony to make the reader feel a sense of his regret and to make the reader personally reflect what he experienced.
It uses this effect to accentuate the “Homecoming” of the dead. Repetition is harnessed to utilise the irony and accentuate the ones who are coming back are dead, not the glorified ending that society was promised. The inditer, Dawe, utilises his perspective to present his view on the matter. His perspective is rather raw, and often the plain truth, as optically discerned in “Homecoming”, and in some stanzas in “On the Death of Ronald Ryan”. Readers may interpret his works in ways of tyranny toward the regime, society in some fashions.
Working together, Hughes’ lines of his poem reflect the dreams of Hansberry’s characters and through this parallel, shows the effects on the Younger family when their long-awaited dreams are deferred by endless economic and family hardships as well as arduous racial boundaries. “Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?” (Hughes 2-3). Big Walter 's dream drys up like a raisin amidst the harsh and imprisoning environment of poverty in Chicago. Mama experiences this first-hand as her husband withers away as she says, “I seen….him….night after night….come in….and look at that rug….and then look at me….the red showing his eyes….the veins moving in his head….I seen him grow thin and old before he was forty….working and working….killing
Motifs are recurring structures, contrasts, and literary devices that can help develop and inform the text's major themes. One of the prominent themes in the novel The Catcher in the Rye and one of great interest to the narrator himself, would be the omnipresent theme of death. It could be argued that the novel is not only full of references to death in the literal sense, physical disappearance, but also in the metaphorical, taking the form of spiritual disappearance, something which Holden often focuses on, along with the actual theme of mortality. It is possible that this occurs in his reluctance to interact with the living world, as his means of escaping from the reality he despises, his mundane thoughts and the “phoniness” that he is surrounded with. Holden becomes increasingly attracted to the idea and comes close to obsession, as his mind is flooded with thoughts of death and disappearance, as well as questions which are revealed throughout the novel.
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner In the excerpt from William Faulkner’s Southern novel, As I Lay Dying the author structures his novel through the use of literary features such as allusion, similes a belittling yet humorous tone, concrete imagery and a stream of consciousness style in the passage. Faulkner throughout the passage not only describes Cash’s reserved character and Darls perspective imagination but he also foreshadows the struggle the Bundren’s will go through as they prepare to go on the journey of burying Addie. First, Faulkner has the speaker Darl create a gloomy mood by using similes to display the ambiance in the room. Then Faulkner alludes to the bible and uses concrete imagery to illustrate both the surroundings and Cash’s concentration and determination as he makes his mother’s coffin. Next, using a stream of consciousness narration, Faulkner has Darl narrate the preparation room of Addie’s’ coffin with specific details about his surroundings almost as if he was actually there when he says
James Shokoff wrote a literary criticism over my poem Ode on a Grecian Urn. Shokoff is a journalist, and strongly discusses his opinion on the poem in Soul-Making in ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn. Shokoff believes that the question he does not have answered in the poem remains an unsolved mystery. Shokoff agrees with my thesis that symbolism and identification is not a weakness of the poem, but shows great significance. In this criticism the main question is, is the “beauty-truth identification a consistent, meaningful conclusion to the poem” (Shokoff)?
Just like Poe and Hinton another author uses his writing and novels to express his life to readers. Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, expresses his experience and sacrifices throughout the Jewish way of life during the Nazi takeover and World War II. Wiesel didn 't just write the book for his own fame though. He brought many interesting reasons to make such a horrible event in history more clear in others eyes. Wiesel explains that one of the reasons for writing about his experience is to leave behind a legacy of words that will influence people and prevent history from repeating itself (Wiesel vii).