During the late eighteenth century, Benjamin Franklin was one of the intelligent fellows who blended classicism with romanticism. As he tried to accomplish moral perfection he documented his tactics and his results in The Autobiography. Franklin described this task as “an arduous project” and brought two polar aspects of life, morals and science, together to try and reach the pinnacle of morality through the creation
Both works share a similarity in how they make an unremarked woman their focus, while at same time professing admiration for her. For instance, in Sonnet 130 lines 1-2 Shakespeare states "My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun; Coral is far more red than her lips' red". Therefore, he is boldly declaring that his mistress eyes are nothing extraordinary in comparison to the sun, which shines so brightly. While her lips are an unappealing shade of red. Similarly, lines 3-10 continue on in the same manner with the author proudly admitting that he is aware of his mistress faults, yet he still desires her.
William Shakespeare once said, "To thine own self be true, and it must follow as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man." Dating back to Elizabethan Literature, self-identity has always been deemed as essential. Fast forward to modern times, the authors of more contemporary works have taken the same concept of identity but have revealed the way actions taken can influence an individual 's understanding of themselves. For example, in John Howard Griffin 's memoir, Black Like Me and Wes Moore 's memoir, The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates were both authors encounter lifestyles of similar individuals. Through both comparable lifestyles, Griffin and Moore display the way work can affect the personal and social identities of individuals who would otherwise appear to be the "same man."
She greets the king with kind words, “amiable humility” and “heaps dissimulation on dissimulation by showing the deepest gratitude for the great honour” of having the king in her house. (Pfundheller 3) The power of Lady’s words upon Macbeth and her determination to achieve the criminal plan are valued in the seventh scene. Macbeth’s soft character and his weak-will determine him to have second-thoughts and “proceed no further in this business” (1.7.34), but Lady Macbeth succeeds to pursue him to continue the plan: Art thou afeard To be the same in thine own act and valor As thou art in desire? Wouldst thou have that Which thou esteem’st the ornament of life And live a coward in thine own esteem, Letting “I dare not” wait upon “I would,” Like the poor cat i’ th’ adage? (1.7.43-49) Once again “Lady Mabeth’s eloquence is too much for him.
Othello’s defense speech can be distinguished in two parts: the first part establishes him as a successful soldier and in the second part he describes how he won Desdemona’s love through his stories of adventures and not witchcraft. Unlike Brabantio, Othello is respectful and conscious of his words when he gives his speech. He begins with words of respect to the present members and addresses them as, “Most potent, grave, and reverend signers, my very noble and approved good masters.” (I.3.91-92) He continues to acknowledge and state the fact that he indeed has married Brabantio’s daughter Desdemona, “That I have ta’en away this old man’s daughter, it is most true; true I have married her.” (I.3.93-94) He continues to say, “The very head and front of my offending hath this extent, no more” (I.3.95-96) In this statement, Othello states that the very worst has been said of him. The line itself is ironic because Brabantio has made several accusations on Othello and the only thing he did was marry his daughter.
Capstone Essay Literacy Thesis Statement: To Kill a Mockingbird is a literary classic because it has universal themes, it is forever lasting, and it teaches about the past. In order for literature to be considered "classic" it must contain several elements. One of those important elements is that it needs to be universal. To Kill a Mockingbird contains these universal elements such as: hardship, struggle, doubt, death, friendship, courage and hope. In “What Makes a Classic Novel a Classic?”, the author, Italo Calvino says that universal themes "can be representative of a host of feelings, beliefs, memories and observations of the world"(Calvino).
Dickinson emphasizes that her gown is made of “Gossamer” and her “Tippet” which is only made of “Tulle”, which isn’t enough to warm her up. This suggests that Dickinson wants the reader to feel that the objects are alive through the use of personification. Both poems convey the theme of death; the poets Seamus Heaney and Emily Dickinson present the conclusion differently. Dickinson has created a very negative representation of death as it is about the death of a young family member, whereas Dickinson, gives a more calm, relaxing feeling as she gives her opinion on what she thinks will happen after death and is optimistic as she talks about Eternity in his final sentence. To conclude, I think that both poems successfully served their idea by giving the reader the feeling or idea that the poet wanted to
It established him in Paris, where his career developed before he moved to America and than back to the Czech Republic. His work is highly recognisable as it has a truly unique style sometimes referred to as “le Mucha” (p. 33). Despite the artist himself denying that, it belonged to the broader movement of Art Nouveau prevalent in Europe at the end of the 19th century. His inspiration and ideals corresponded to the moods at the time and the idea that art should be part of every day life, and that through art life could become better and higher ideals could be achieved. Mucha believed that through appreciation of beauty, one could achieve “intellectual and moral harmony” (p.32).
TS Eliot talks about historical consciousness in his essay “Tradition and Individual Talent” in which he writes that even the most original artist of the modern age, is, infact, under the greatest obligation to the old masters of art and poetry. T.S Eliot has been widely appreciated for mirroring the sensibilities of the new age through a new idiom. New age is the time when an almost final break down of a pre-industrial way of life, and economy and also of the human values of agricultural life, the scientific revolution grasping the age-old values, and finally, the devastations caused by the two world wars and the fear that the human civilization may at any time be devoured by modern science brought about the changes in sensibilities which
Loyalty: The Pillar of Camelot The medieval tales of Arthurian times stress profound values of the fifteenth - century kingdom of Camelot. At a time when faithfulness and nobility guide daily life, the legends of King Arthur, Merlin, and the knights help uphold the virtue of loyalty. In Morte D’Arthur, Sir Thomas Malory uses his first - hand experiences to retell the legend of these Arthurian figures with the ultimate goal of emphasizing the need for devotion in medieval England. John Boorman’s film adaptation, Excalibur, brings to life these characters helping to promote adherence of trust in a kingdom that places vital importance on the code of chivalry. In the medieval epic, Morte D’Arthur, and the film, Excalibur, the concept of loyalty is paramount in the development of relationships that King Arthur has with Lancelot, Merlin and the Knights of the Round Table.