Ignorance is seen within everyone at different times. Ignorance means to not know or remember information acquired. Mildred and her friends represent ignorance because of how they agree with false information and cannot remember the right ones. When Mildred invited her friends over Montag read them poetry, they replied by saying, “’Poetry and tears, poetry and suicide, crying, and awful feelings, poetry and sickness”’ (Bradbury 97). Mildred and her friends believe that reading anything that causes emotion to come out is bad.
The house is in a super-isolated place. The house represents the narrator 's personal emotions; restricted and isolation. In the story, “The Yellow Wallpaper”, the symbolism of the the wallpaper and the diary demonstrate the psychological difficulties, that were caused by being disrespected and thought less of, during the 19th century for women across the United States. In the “Yellow Wallpaper”, the woman 's husband John neglects her symptoms of postpartum and says she has a slight hysterical tendency. As this progresses, the woman starts to go mad from ignorance and starts to believe there is someone behind the Wallpaper.
Plath’s poetry, looking particularly at her ‘Collected Poems’, illustrates the consequential disorientation and loss of identity caused by such patriarchal dominance, demonstrating sentiments of disgust as she is forced to adopt certain gender stereotypes in ‘Morning Song’ (1961). She treats female characteristics as manufactured in ‘The Applicant’ (1962), drawing upon the socially constructed role of the housewife, refusing to accept the popular contemporary notion that women are naturally inferior. Although such beliefs appear to lead Plath into a state of individual futility, her satirical approach to stereotypes as naïve social constructions suggests her more complex understanding of the human condition. This unique outlook upon her domestication allows Plath to establish an individual poetic perspective, ascertaining herself to later become an advocate for the second feminist movement. Plath’s description of 1960’s women as domesticized “living [dolls]” in ‘The Applicant’ iterates both her
Eugenia’s use of literary devices complement the theme, which is swiftly experiencing the loss of innocence. Colliers use of dark symbolism conveys the narrator's nostalgia for the past, because the reader comes to understand where Lizabeth is from and how she perseveres. In the beginning of the story, Lizabeth says to herself “When I think of my youth, all that I seem to remember is dust-the brown, crumbly dust of late summer- adrid sterile dust that gets into the eyes and makes them water, gets into the throat and between the toes of bare brown feet”(Collier 228). The author shows how Lizabeth only remembers the bad features about her town, like the dirt. The audience sees how the dirt symbolises poverty and oppression.
For irony to be used correctly, the reader must be able to clearly understand the difference between what is being said and what is expected. In the first page of the short story The “Lottery”, Jackson uses Dramatic Irony to put readers off guard by them expecting something good to happen, but it actually was the opposite. “ The lottery was conducted-- as were the square dances,the teen clubs,the halloween program--by Mr.Summers”(Jackson 1). Another example of how the author used irony to develop the story is when she used situational irony to give you a hint on about who was going to be the “winner” of the lottery. Irony helps the story, it increases the focus on the difference between the way things could/should be, and the way they are.
Cruising, an electronic poem, is very distinctive in its unique portrayal of making use of an interactive way to visualize the futuristic age of cruising in a small town in America. In a very animated recitation, Cruising portrays of a teenagers’s preferable interests in a small town, speeding up and down Main Street investigating ways to make connections that would lead to love. This poem interprets the structural and material aspect of its motif by figuratively and visually showing the movement of the words and images as the story is being told. By using this electronic poem for the first time one will struggle with the way to have control over the speed, the direction, and the precise way to follow the narrative. For example, one way that
With a grand influence of the 60s and 70s, this memoir is bursting full of teenage typical stresses such as crushes, first kisses, humiliation, sex, drugs, and the ever sensual rock and roll. The memoir captures the essence of adolescence. In a change to most other pieces in the unit, this memoir will explore issues much closer to the students’ heart, a change from the adult and childhood reflection writings most usually
Being an Absurdist, Albee believed that illusions often generate a false content for a person’s life and hence, should be abandoned ("Edward Albee: Who 's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"). The reference to Woolf is probably aimed at evoking the darkness and chaos, hidden behind seemingly stable relationships as depicted by Woolf in her novels and Albee also wants to convey that there are always different versions of reality. Albee’s jingle is significant in each character’s life and portrays the deep fear that each of them has in confronting the harsh realities in their lives. Honey, the seemingly devoted wife of Nick, is one such character that is terrified of
Kaplan writes about their uselessness because “letters are repeatedly lost, withheld, seized, misdirected, or misplaced” (1996). She emphasizes Celie`s lack of self awareness. The protagonist is torn by an inner fear which, on the one hand, leads to her desire to tell about the rape and, on the other hand, tells her to stay silenced. The reason behind may be an argument suggested by Madhu Dubey who writes about the protagonist`s “difficulty in imagining herself as a writing subject who can assume a human readership” (2009: 162). The protagonist addresses her first letters to God.
“Digging” shows how people can be rooted in a family, tied to traditions and to a place where they come from. The poem begins with the speaker sitting at his desk and holding a pen in his hand: Craig Raine had an impressive influence on the calm world of British poetry of the second part of XX century. He made the stylistic revolution of visual comparisons, wordplay and puns. As a representative of so-called “the Martian School” Raine taught his reader to become an alien in our familiar world in order to free the abilities of perception and let it grow in the field of experience. Raine could easily familiarize the familiar, his gentle irony became his trademark and well-known examples are dismantled for quotes.
Another element in this novel is Melinda’s inner conflict, man vs. self. What Melinda has been through greatly affected her everyday life. She struggles with depression, dislikes her appearance, and feels ashamed of herself for something that isn 't her fault: “I want to confess everything, hand over the guilt and mistake and anger to someone else...even if I dump the memory, it will stay with me, staining me” (Anderson 51). Andy Evans, the senior who raped her, made her feel worthless. This situation is much like the one in the novel The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.
In J.R.R. Tolkien’s essay “On Fairy Stories and his short story “Leaf by Niggle” illustrate the concept of sub-creation and shows how it connects to Creation. The two works complement each other very well. Particularly, the story presents Tolkien’s thoughts about art, expressing oneself, and responsibility toward neighbors. “Leaf by Niggle” illustrates an insightful depiction of the author himself.
Theme for “Lusus Naturae” Rejection can make one feel alone, helpless, and out of place, and it’s a feeling that can make someone feel like they are no good, or that they aren’t worthy of a good life. All throughout the story, we are given examples of how the young girl is shamed and rejected. She was never accepted for who she was and this made her do things, sometimes extreme to help out her family. She knew she would never fit in, and her actions proved just that. While reading the story, you can tell in the narrators’ tone that she feels rejected and excluded.