The town that Hester lives in has a prison and a cemetery, which are usually associated with sad and dark thoughts. The people in the town try to control the lives of the people by creating laws they think are correct. Once someone breaks those laws, they cannot be forgiven and must be punished. The author states, “It may serve, let us hope, to symbolise some sweet moral blossom”(42). The rose-bush at the front of the jail suggests that nature will feel sympathetic towards people who are being punished.
From the beginning of their existence, humans have been destined to make mistakes. In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne illustrates a tale of sin, evil, guilt, and shame, but also a story of failure. This juxtaposition of themes highlights not only mankind’s imperfection but its strength in the face of defeat. Hawthorne demonstrates the notion of man’s tendency to make errors, but still the power of resilience through the fallen withering yellow leaves on the forest floor.
Nathaniel Hawthorne writes The Scarlet Letter and demonstrates the controversial topic through the scarlet letter “A”, which is owned by Hester Prynne. The scarlet letter represents sin, adultery, righteousness, and able throughout the story. Besides the major theme, there is the significance of Mother Nature expresses the essential relationships between main characters, the contrast to the Puritan society, and changes in several different situations. It makes the society lightened and brought honesty back. Hester has imprisoned, and there is the rosebush on the outside of prison-door.
Sandra Cisneros’, “The Monkey Garden”, uses juxtaposition and personification to provide ominousness to her vignette. For instance, a bit after Esperanza first entered the garden following the family moving, she noted the “hollyhocks perfumy like the blue-blond hair of the dead”, comparing aromatic flowers to dull colored locks from the deceased, foreshadowing that there must be an upcoming negative event of some sort involving death. The foul use of corpses’ hair color to describe a fragrant plant is placed to accentuate their clear differences. Cisneros also uses personification to establish an ominous mood to this piece. For example, after stating the garden was taking over itself, the “flowers stopped obeying” their designated areas.
Dandelions are plants that are viewed as malevolent to society and people make it a constant struggle to eliminate them from yards. This idea of the dandelion is contradicted in the poem “Dandelion” by Julie Lechevsky. The speaker of the poem addresses the stereotype of the monstrous plant at the beginning of the poem, but by the end of the poem, the dandelion is seen as a symbol of strength and order. Bold poetic devices are applied in this poem to reveal the speaker’s views on dandelions and also to convey the theme. Through the use of a simile, diction, and imagery, Lechevsky communicates the theme of society underestimating a person’s worth by their looks.
“Havisham” is a poem based on “Miss.Havisham” on the novel “The Great Expectations”. The author Carol Ahn Duffy used several techniques to describe her feelings and symbolizing her emotions with objects emphasizing love and hate throughout the poem. In the poem, she introduced 5 different colours to represent her feelings and emotions which has made it very effective for the readers. For example, “green” implies jealousy, which shows how Havisham is envying the woman who took her man, compeyson, and is known to be very negative colour.
Yes, he portrays the forest as an evil place, where Indians interact with witches and the Black Man. He, perhaps, sort of obligated to do so in order to transfer the historically right views of the Puritans. But the constant implicit statements illuminate that position. The entire life of Hester as the outcast on the edge of the town could be associated with the banishment of Native Americans. Her daughter Pear also described as the wild child, with an evil spirit, which prompted her.
In the first line of the poem the author says “Love is like the wild rose-briar.” (Bronte 553) The author uses this simile to compare love to a wild-rose briar that grows unrestrained and without bounds in the wild. B. “The holly is dark when the rose-briar bloom” (Bronte 553) is a metaphor used to show that the friendships do not seem as important or attractive as love when its
This looks like a jungle scene in the night because of the purple and white the drips falling down from each stalk. The title is very expressive because of the words used like wish and happiness. The title sounds very personal as if Rae was telling it to someone she really loved. This quote suggests that it is personal because Rae uses the word “wish you’ This title of her work suggests that she is expressing her emotions. The blue line drops look like
To the protagonist, reality is “an unweeded garden / That grows to seed. Things rank and gross in nature / Possess it merely” (I.ii.139-141). Gardens are a common symbol for life, but in Hamlet’s case, it represents his unraveling. Weeds, these intrusive thoughts, have taken over, and the garden has gone to seed.
Hawthorne also uses Hester’s daughter, Pearl, as a symbol: Pearl is important because of her ability to provoke the adult characters in the book. She asks them pointed questions and draws their attention,
To finish, the last symbol I will be focusing on Is nature. Nature is a symbol that encompasses the characters in this book but also is a character in the book. Nature first makes its appearance on page 107, “…the ugliest weeds of the garden were their children, whom Pearl smote down, and uprooted most unmercifully.” (Scarlet Letter) In this line Hawthorne writes to introduce the symbol of nature, you see nature being compared to as humans.
Throughout the novel Pearl’s characteristics refine diversely due to the fact that she acts on her observations. First off, the reference of Pearl as a rose among thorns helps to symbolize that through a terrible sin something beautiful is able to blossom from it. Accordingly Pearl’s phase of embodying a demon offspring is a reflection of Hester’s sin upon the child as she observes the scarlet letter. Likewise her observations of symbolism demonstrate her ability to vary upon the observations made. For this reason “such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning” without the ability to originate and develop over
In the story, “The Possibility of Evil” by Shirley Jackson uses several symbols to tell her story about Miss Strangeworth. One symbol she uses are the roses, they represent Miss Strangeworth’s purity in a world full of evil. they are her children and see them as incorruptible object. Another symbol she uses are the letters which Miss Strangeworth send to the people of her town. They represent Miss Strangeworth’s “beacon of light”into a world consumed in darkness.
Garden Motif in Hamlet The garden motif in Hamlet contributes to characterization and theme. The character Ophelia finds characterization within the motif, and the theme of corruption is depicted through the garden motif. Flowers and weeds, the most common representations of the garden motif, are intimately intertwined with Ophelia’s characterization. Initially, the flowers speak to Ophelia’s innocence and purity.