The novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James is a spooky masterpiece that uses repetition throughout the story. Beauty is an example of a word that is continually used, so it is memorable to the story. Whether James is referring to the children, the governess, the master, or their property, beauty is an adjective that is frequently used, so this suggests that looks are important throughout this story. The governess is a young women who radiates with beauty and is infatuated with the master because of his handsomeness (most likely the reason she took the job).
Sweeney Todd fits the tragic hero archetype, due to him living a twisted life with a grim attitude, but a woman by the name of Mrs. Lovett always thought of him as a superior man, and treated him sympathetically, proven by the song she sings, “But a seaside wedding could be devised, Me rumpled bedding legitimized, Me eyelids I’ll flutter, I'll turn into butter, The moment I mutter I do.” This lyrics set came from the song “By The Sea,” where Mrs. Lovett sings about her dream life with her love Sweeney Todd. These lyrics show that she puts him on a pedestal even when he is a terrible man. In order for Sweeney Todd to be considered a tragic hero, he must also be someone of a high place. Sweeney Todd matches that description, because in the song "The Contest" it shows Sweeney Todd beating a shaving contest against one of the best barbers in the world, who shaves kings and lords from all over.
The struggles of love are shown when the two lovers, Westley and Buttercup, finally profess their love to each other after a chain of events. The way Goldman portrays Buttercup professing her love to Westley is shown in a comedic way. "I love you," Buttercup said.
Growing up in a society obsessed with the concept of sappy love stories, it is easy to find flaws with the unrealisticness of such accounts of love. Songwriter Taylor Swift contributes to the popular trend of mainstream love stories in her own composition, “Love Story.” Throughout her song, Swift effectively incorporates the use of various figurative devices to relate her own love story with that of the famous Shakespearean lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Swift conveys the strength of her forbidden love, in similarity with that of Romeo and Juliet’s, through the use of metaphors, hyperboles, and allusions. First and foremost, Swift uses clear examples of metaphors throughout her song to maintain the resemblance of Romeo and Juliet’s love story with her own love story.
Despite its demeaning purpose, the scarlet letter ultimately had a positive impact on Hester Prynne in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s timeless classic The Scarlet Letter. Although the scarlet letter was meant to mark Hester for her sinful acts and announce them to the world, she never lets herself be defined by the letter on her dress. She even utilizes her needle skills to decorate the A, which is “surrounded with an elaborate embroidery and fantastic flourishes of gold thread” (50). Even though Hester has been made to wear the scarlet letter, she makes the best of it and turns it into something beautiful, showcasing her artistic talent.
“She’s never loved you. She loves me.” This obviously states that the whole entire time Daisy has been lying about who she loves to herself and everyone. She wanted to do what was right for her and tom but no one can fool Gatsby, he knew that she still loved him. No one has to lie about that “true love” between them.
Cofer writes “Mama put each of us in Maria’s place by describing her wedding dress in loving detail: how she looked like a princess in her lace as she waited at the alter” (Cofer 20). This puts each of the characters and even the reader in the place of Maria, as she stands at the alter and gets her heart broken. The story tells the reader that they do not want to be in Marias shoes, so they must be careful and cautious with men and who they choose to be their husbands. The story of Maria la loca is an example of letting love control who you want to become. Love is the reason Maria becomes an
Both the novel and the poem show how women acted in order to get attention and to get men to notice them. In fact, early in the novel, Daisy believes that the best thing a woman can do is show off her feminine traits and be beautiful because after her daughter is born she says: “I’m glad it’s a girl. And I hope she’ll be a fool—that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool” (Fitzgerald 20). Daisy thinks that the best thing for a woman to be is “stupid” and beautiful because it is a man’s world and that is the only way a woman can make it. The poem also conveys this message when a flapper is dancing with a man and says: “Notice me,” was her
In conclusion, The Awakening was mainly about society, love and the independence of trying to find the true person of Edna Pontellier. Chopin used a numerous amount of literary devices in the novella that include round character, irony and a metaphor to exaggerate the theme. Edna wanted to discover herself in an Awakening by finding love from Robert and trying to escape the patriarchy of her husband, Leonce, but ended up in a conflict against her own loved ones that
In the other reading, Lancelot by Chretien de Troys is an Arthurian poem about the story of Lancelot expressing knightly rightness to free the Queen from Melegant. They both do battle which ends with Lancelot almost defending Melegant but he calls for a rematch in king Arthurs court. This story also shows the love Lancelot has for the Queen. These tales were in collaboration between women like Marie de France. The Arthurian tales contain interests and concerns of women this includes, “threats to women’s independence, enforced or unhappy marriages, disputed inheritance, fashion, and romance” (pg.
As Psyche’s and Liesel’s stories progresses, like any other human, they experience small joys and sorrows. However, when facing one of their greatest hardships yet, their character similarities clearly show through. Psyche’s husband- Cupid- leaves Psyche after he warns her, that if she is to take her sisters advice upon trying to discover his true identity, she would lose him forever, but curiosity got the best of her. She disobeys her faithful husband and discovers that he is the god of love.
There is nothing more beautiful than the human language. Words that flow off of the tongue like honey bring readers to a place of tranquility. Words are comparable to a Vincent van Gogh painting: complex but simplistic. Anne Sexton uses the work of Brother Grimm to create her own dazzling work of confessional poetry in Transformations. Her poem entitled “Rumpelstiltskin” uses figurative language such as similes and allusions to enhance the imagery of her poems and transform these short stories into confessional poetry.
She is blinded by love that even his darkest actions are always melting her away. A sign of her love for him, she once said “My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite” (2.2,133-135) This shows that her love for him is beyond. Also, another line she says that mentions her love is “To lure this tassel-gentle back again! Bondage is hoarse and may not speak aloud;”(2.2, 162-163)
Love is a universal subject that is significant and important in many lives. At the end of Shakespeare’s play, after a painful past, Demetrius’ fresh and recurring affection for the character Helena and Titania’s immediate infatuation for Nick Bottom is veiled as superficial love. Theseus’ speech about the effects or relationships incorporates how unrealistic love can be. Lysander’s feelings from love to hate towards Hermia represents how quickly emotions change. Hermia’s heart shattered as her own love refused her which expresses how painful love can be.