While playing a game of hide-and-seek, Lucy- the youngest- ended up finding a wardrobe that leads to this magical land called Narnia. She and her siblings are part of the prophecy to save Narnia from the evil White Witch and take back in control with Aslan- the good Lion and the ruler of the magical country. In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis’s use of symbolism reveals the major connection between the characters and Christianity, as seen revealed in Alsan and the White Witch. Lewis up in a Christian household, which explains why Lewis’s main genre was Christianity.
They are sent to live with him because it is a safer place during the war, World War II. The four children, Susan, Edmund, Peter and Lucy end up at the back of a wardrobe in a magical world called Narnia when they are looking for their sister Lucy while playing hide and seek. The author of lion the witch and the wardrobe strongly show Christian elements
Watchman is a graphic novel that encompasses many themes that fall in the realm of heroes and villains. While this is the case, the novel additionally incorporates many recurring symbols from beginning to end. Ultimately, these symbols add insight to the story being told. In the graphic novel, Watchmen, the recurring image of the Hiroshima lovers highlights the cold war and suggests the unexpected ending of Ozymandias’ scheme. Symbols that tend to recur in books and other mediums tend to hold some significance to the story being told.
Biblical scripture has had significant influences on the world at large. Examples of this can be seen throughout our history. For example, the Torah gave the Jews their laws and commands which lead to specific traditions. Some of these traditions have even been passed down to us Jewish or not and have stayed. Scripture has also been thwarted to fit an agenda with allowed for bad things to happen to people.
The film based its version of events on a book which challenges the myths surrounding the day, entitled ‘Eyewitness Bloody Sunday: The Truth’ by Don Mullen, who participated in the March when he was fifteen years old. Roy Foster observes how important it is to observe the contradictions and rejections of certain myths, as there is “a growing interest in pinpointing discontinuities rather than ironing out elisions.”(pg. 36) Greengrass incorporates both old and new evidence into the film, in order to showcase both sides of the argument. The film uses the techniques of a docudrama to portray the complexities of the day, including re-enactments of actual events that occurred on the day, incorporating aesthetics of news footage. The film does not portray a consistent storyline that may be the subject matter in major Hollywood film, but illustrates the facts of the day as the main protagonist itself, through a strategic realist narrative, following only relevant information to the event.
Pieces of art are used to symbolize cultural and biblical references that align and emphasize the miracle of Kee’s baby in an infertile apocalyptical world. Last and the most important, Cuaron instills a refugee crisis that revolves around the time this was released to the public. The crisis portrayed in the background corresponded to the heighten war on terrorism during those year and even today. All the techniques synthesize and connect to give the viewer a bigger world to interpret from and thus turns the film into a more powerful piece. To understand how the elements of the background, you must look at the foreground being presented.
Introduction Snakes and Ladders are a widespread children’s board game that is played by elders as a means of pastime and also education. Recorded documentations of the origins of this game date back to the 2nd century BC. A game that was formerly designed by the Ancient Indians to teach morality has been altered by many adaptations around the world (Hinebaugh, 2009). The ladders symbolized virtue and the snakes representing evil. The game first appeared in the United States in 1943 with the name of “Chutes and Ladders”, however the original name given to the game was “Mokshapat”.
Being able to dissect the effects of violence on earth is crucial. There are many elements surrounding what occurs in our everyday lives. The poem, “Ballad of Birmingham”, by Dudley Randall, is based on the bombing of a church in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963. Additionally, the speech, “Oklahoma bombing Memorial Prayer Service Address”, given by Bill Clinton, was given after the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. While both of the texts express themes of innocence and violence, they differentiate in their specific purpose through the poem highlighting themes of a mother’s protection and the speech expressing themes of overcoming evil.
Rich, irresistible cake, the sour tang of oranges and lemons, and the dinner of chicken, all of which are mentioned in The Great Gatsby. The usage of food imagery is prevalent throughout the story, and is used to symbolize the characters, theirs actions, and major themes of the plot. Most significant of the events and places related to food imagery were the descriptions of the Buchanan mansion, the events that transpired in the grounds of Gatsby’s mansion, and the dinner scene after the death of Myrtle. For example, the Buchanan mansion is described as a wedding cake, which gives insight into the lifestyle of the Buchanans, most notably Daisy. Gatsby’s mansion is the designated location for frequent, extravagant parties, filled with excessive amounts of food that are used up by the guests, much like Gatsby is used by others.
Marjane tells her story through her novel, Persepolis, and it helps show how things in the world can drastically change someone’s perspective. The imperialism that took place in Marjane’s country, the religion that Marjane strongly believed in, and Marjane’s loss of innocence while she was very young, all affected her perspective throughout the graphic novel, Persepolis. As a demonstration of imperialism, this photograph is showing people reading off of a script. Imperialism is when larger countries gain control of smaller countries and tell them how to run their country, like a play writer tells their actors how to act. When the smaller countries are taken over by the larger ones, they are confused and distressed by the situation.