For an object to be a symbol in literature is for it to be of importance to the novel. They can describe a character, an event, or something that may happen later in the story. A symbol can be interpreted endless different ways, therefore there’s no right or wrong answer, it simply needs enough evidence. Holden Caulfield struggles with his emotions throughout The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger, and his hat is a symbol displaying Holden’s character through the significance of color and the way Holden wears it depending on his emotions.
Peter the great transformed Russia into one of the most powerful states in Europe with a modern and efficient military. He also made several reforms to the domestic and political structures of Russia that is still influential till now. He is a visionary and is influenced by the western world. He organize a large embassy and went to a number of European countries to learn some skills and import ideas from the western world into Russian society. Thereby transforming Russia into a modernized country. During his reign, he established churches and universities and enforced compulsory education so that his people could be educated and help in the development of Russia.
The works of literature The Crucible and Crime and Punishment share a motif of guilt however, they differ in its effect. The main characters of both works commit crimes: Raskolnikov by murder and John Proctor by adultery. These crimes act as a catalyst to each book’s plot. In Crime and Punishment, Raskolnikov is plagued by guilt which initially manifests as delusions. As this guilt grows, he unsuccessfully tries to confess. Raskolnikov 's first attempt was telling Zametov. Yet once Raskolnikov remembers the implications of this action, he claims his accurate confession was a hypothetical situation. This also occurs when Raskolnikov tries to tell Sonya, he says “But if I come tomorrow, I’ll tell you who killed Lizaveta. Good-bye!” (Dostoevsky
Chui arrives rapidly. That is to say, the police splashed tea onto the newlyweds and the policemen quickly take action when Mr. Chui decides to interact. With that example, the police officers go beyond what they were created for and abuse their power, “Comrade Policeman, your duty is to keep order, but you purposely tortured us common citizens. Why violate the law you are supposed to enforce (pg. 427)?” Understanding this, Mr. Chui believes that the purpose of the police is to protect the innocent, but with police abusing power instantly use it towards their own advantage. “You’re a saboteur, you know that? You’re disrupting public order (pg. 421).” Although, the audience does not know Mr. Chui is a supporter of the Communist Party. This statement is a direct expression of how the people feel toward the Party. In fact, it is further enhanced by the bride’s reaction of fear toward the policemen’s action. This represents that no feels safe, and this new rising power is disrupting the public
In this chapter, Raskolnikov finds himself in a restaurant, in Palais de Crystal, where he meets Zametov with whom he talks about murder of the pawnbroker and towards the end of the chapter, he also visits the scene where he had committed his crime. At the start of the chapter, Raskolnikov is left alone in his room (the moment he has been awaiting for a long time). Raskolnikov gets himself into his new but second-hand clothes and slips out of his garret, onto the street. He thinks to himself that today would be the day when he would confess. As Raskolnikov walks through the Hay Market, he spots a man playing an organ with a young girl and he gives them five copecks. At the Hay Market, Raskolnikov also sees a young man and asks him
In the beginning, it starts out with Raskolnikov plotting to murder the pawnbroker lady and steal her money. As he was taking a walk, he was thinking if anyone would recognize him. While he was taking a walk a drink man called him a German hatter. The
In the novella The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Leo Tolstoy displays the introspection on the metaphysical meaning of life as the protagonist Ivan Ilyich becomes mentally preoccupied with his impending death. By reversing the chronology of death and encapsulating moral messages centering around the protagonist’s dying experience, Tolstoy emphasizes the importance of confronting death to achieve a meaningful life free of societal ideals. Despite criticizing a society permeated with self-deception and hypocrisies, the writer portrays possibilities of redeeming oneself to live a meaningful life nonetheless. Thus, Tolstoy advocates for authentic human relationships through the juxtaposition of Gerasim’s truthfulness with proprieties followed by others.
Notes from Underground (1864) by Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) is presented as a collection of excerpts from the memoirs, and existentialist ramblings of an un-named narrator. The novel has been translated several times. The most notable of these translations being that of Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky (1994) and Constance Garnett (1918). Two of the most prevalent themes in the novel, and it seems for Dostoevsky himself are isolationism and existentialism in Russia at the time that the novel was written. Both Pevear/Volokhonsky’s and Garnett’s translations of the novel address the isolationist and existentialist ideas presented by Dostoevsky in different ways. Cultural differences between the English and Russian languages as well as personal judgment and style make the two translations
Is it better to be feared as a ruler opposed to being loved? Machiavelli gives good evidence as to why it is more powerful to be feared in his writing of “the Prince” where he goes over all the main concepts of a good leader and why it is
Crime and Punishment Summary Raskolnikov leaves his nervously as he does not want to see his landlady, to whom he owes money, and he is debating whether or not he can go through with some important task. As he walks through town he is “rehearsing” for whatever the big task may
There are always at least two sides to every debate. Creation vs evolution, pro-life vs pro-choice, democrat vs republican, and pro-death penalty vs anti-death penalty are just a few of the topics that most people try to avoid in polite conversation. Fyodor Dostoevsky 's, Crime and Punishment, also raises a debate, but not in the same sense that other topics do. At the end of the novel, Dostoevsky includes an Epilogue. This Epilogue, though less than twenty pages long, sparks a debate about whether or not it is necessary. Like other arguments, there are two sides to this debate. There are those that view the Epilogue as anti-climactic and believe that the novel would have been better off without it. On the other hand, there are those that feel
Since we all know hair is one factor that adds value to our personality, losing it is deflating and drains away your confidence. Wearing a hat is just a temporary solution to cover your lost courage, but it is not permanent. But doing the treatment brings you back who you are. Everyday waking up, looking at the mirror and seeing that you have a hair line is ten times better than having nothing; because it gives you a complete different feeling that will raise your spirits.