Settled in the cruel and repressive Puritan society, “The Scarlet Letter” is a story about a punishment of a horrible and unforgivable sin, the sin of love, committed by two lovers and their sufferings for tasting the ”forbidden fruit”. In the very heart of the novel the main theme that has being presented and observed is the sin itself. Hester and Dimmesdale’s sin is very closely connected to the “original “sin, because they are both forbidden and result in knowledge of what is it like to be a human being. While Adam and Eve gain the ability of knowing right from wrong and are expelled from Eden because of that, Hester and Dimmesdale taste the fruit of love and both suffer for that, but only Hester is the expelled one and the outcast. The
That summons thee to heaven, or to hell” as these reference the unmoral parts of her life suggesting her disturbed nature could be because of her lack of sanity as she hallucinates the blood on her hands. Shakespeare presents Lady Macbeth as disturbed because she subverts the ideas of religion and the supernatural which were contradictory during the Jacobean era. Rather than fulfilling the audience’s expectations that religion and the supernatural are contradictory, she conjures the idea that they are similar as she says, “look like th’innocent flower but be the serpent under’t.” The auxiliary verb “be” is quite disturbing because she is demanding Macbeth to be a certain way showing her rebellion against stereotypes as women had to obey their husbands. Shakespeare could have been doing this to present her as an outcast, disturbing the audience. Also, the personification of “flower” shows her manipulating him to have a facade of morality but deep down know he is the serpent, presenting her as disturbed because she is seduced by power and uses the worst of people to her advantage.
In Giorgione’s Pastoral Concert, the two naked females represent the imaging Muses of those two musicians, showing the pleasure and inspiration that women can brought to men. In some religious paintings, the nude body can portray the figures in mythology. Despite of all the various roles and goals the artists endowed to the naked figures in the paintings, the nude bodies have always been conveying artists’ pursuits of ultimate beauty and a mysterious sense of imagination. By comparing the Venus of Urbino and La Grande Odalisque, we can feel this kind of pursuit from Titian and Ingres. Venus of Urbino, as one of the greatest masterpiece of the Venetian High
The poem starts with a list of fruits for which the goblins have for purchase. All described as “plump, wild-free, fresh, full, fine, rare and sweet.” They chant their song, with “Come buy, Come buy” a tune only young maidens are able to hear. Enticing one of the two ladies, she hides in the rushes one moonlight waiting for the goblins to come to her. At the request for purchase, she mentions how she does not have any metal within her possession, only gold of the fruze at her home. The goblins take this as a trade, or barter, as they look at Laura and see all the “gold” that is a top her head.
Later when Maguire exposes the complexity of this Cinderella, we see that she does not conform to the fairy tale image of the beautiful maiden. It’s interesting that Clara asks if Ruth is a changeling when she first sees her through the window because Clara also believes herself to be one. They appear to recognize each other as kindred souls. “A changeling is said to be deficient of something essential, either memory, or sense, or mercy.” A changeling cannot be categorized into good or bad, black or white. Physical beauty does not confine Clara to the realm of good nor does ugliness confine Ruth to the realm of
the religious men steal , the Jew buys women for being a sex slave , no one was good enough . Voltaire also attacks politics and the philosophy of optimism in his satire . One of the most important themes in Candide was the inequality between men and women at the 18th century . he talked about the mistreatment of the female race in the 18th century through the female characters from rape and sexual harassements regardless of their wealth or political situations . the female characters exhibit a complexity in Candide and shows the importance of women in the 18th century .
Alice walker uses diction to convey the loss of innocence in this short story. Using diction such as “She struck out at random at chickens she liked” to convey innocence at the beginning of the story. However she starts using different diction towards the end to convey the loss of that innocence. With lines like “The air was damp and silence was close” and “It was then she stepped smack into his eyes” and “It was only when she saw his naked grin that she gave a little yelp of
He was famously known for being an artist in a branch of the Flemish Baroque tradition. His creation emphasized Dido’s ferocious passion through the curvaceous twist of her body, and the decision to have her fully nude for the portrait created a particular appeal. He stages her she looking towards the sky, correlating to in the Aeneid it comments, “With wandering eyes she sought the light in heaven’s dome and moaned when she found it” (pg. 100, 806-807). Rubens accentuated the scene’s gloom through use of somber colors.
Similarly, but in a contrasting locality, during this time period, it is known that the Devil’s abilities are able to convert even the purest and sinless people away from God. As written by Arthur Miller, “the Devil [works] again (...) just as he [works] within the Slav who is shocked at (...) a woman’s disrobing herself in a burlesque show. Our opposites are always robed in sexual sin, and it is from this unconscious conviction that demonology”. The Devil “gains both its attractive sensuality and its capacity to infuriate and frighten,” which displays the control he holds over the society in that he can lure in a pure soul, but frighten one as well
This is where the planning of the murder truly develops. Macbeth continues with his internal conflict, but comes to the realization, and debatable conclusion that the murder is morally wrong. He makes reference to angels in Heaven saying, “And pity, like a naked new-born babe, Striding the blast, or heaven’s cherubim, horsed, Upon the slightest couriers of the air, Shall blow the horrid deed in every eye, That tears shall drown the wind.” (Act I Scene VII, ll. 21-25.) Here we see Macbeth discussing what would happen if he committed murder, and if he would be exposed.
The Korova Milk Bar was decorated with nude figures of women posed as if they had fallen backwards and they attempted to catch themselves by putting their arms behind them. The flats of their stomachs doubled as a table where glasses of milk could be placed. Other nude statues doubled as the
This novel talks about different topics. However, the main idea that is trying to be told throughout this book is no matter what you look like, you will never reach society’s idea of beauty. In the Bluest Eye by Tori Morrison, their idea of being perfect would be to have white or light skin with blue eyes. One of the little girls in the story, Claudia, receives a white baby doll who had bright blue eyes. All of the adults thought that she would enjoy the “beautiful” doll, in fact she hated the doll and tore it apart.