Symbols are a literary device used by authors to represent a deeper, complex meaning in their stories. The reader must understand how symbolism enriches and expresses the profound message behind the central theme of the text. In the novel, Of Mice and Men, George, a migrant worker, travels with his friend, Lennie, who is intellectually disabled. The reader follows George and Lennie as they get to know their co-workers including Candy, an old, crippled caretaker, Crooks, an intelligent, negro stable hand, and Curley’s wife, a lady desperate for attention and someone to talk to. These characters all face discrimination present in society.
The different personalities kept me laughing and also showed me that Savannah is a very eclectic city. The people ranged from the inventor, Luther Driggers, who had a poison that could kill everyone in the city, an African American drag Queen named Chablis, and Joe Odom who left his door unlocked so that anyone could crash on his couch. The wide variety of people made me not only want to keep reading, but to also recommend the book to my friends. I was very happy with my decision to read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. It allowed me to have a better understanding of Savannah and the residents.
However, not for this boy, his drunken; aggressive dad beats him up with a beer bottle that makes him the one who is unreliable and has the worst influence. These are ironic because the person we admire is actually the “worst of all.” William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello shows the themes of reality through the characters, and their action, Imagine Dragon’s song “Demons” illustrates themes through lyrics and the music video. Both works illustrate the three themes because people always have a hidden side. They are always jealous of what others have. Also, they lose to their dark side.
One of the main examples of denial is through Brick who denies his sexuality for Maggie, Big Daddy, and himself. He is trying to please everyone in the family through ignoring how he feels, which leads him to drinking his sorrows through liquor. It is not the fact that he does not love Maggie it is that he can not love Maggie due to loss of attraction. He is denying himself for Big Daddy only to not disappoint him because he is the son. He loves Big Daddy and to tell him the news while he is on his death time would leave Brick to the thought of Big Daddy dying in disappointment through his son.
The family has to adapt to Mick’s addiction, which is ultimately driving the family apart. The irony helps the reader to analyze the tarnished relationship between Larry and his father. In Frank O'Connor's short story “The Drunkard,” both situational and dramatic irony are used, but serve different purposes. The situational irony brings humor to Larry’s predicament and reveals his leadership skills, and the dramatic irony exposes the flaws of Mick Delaney. Both examples of irony help support the theme that alcohol causes family
Rank suffers from "tuberculosis of the spine", which was passed down to him by his father. Thus, he is suffering because of the actions of others and can not escape events from the past, mirroring the way events in Krogstad 's past are inescapable for him, and the way each character in the play suffers in some way because of the actions of another. Dr. Rank 's deteriorating health throughout the play also parallels the deteriorating marriage between Torvald and Nora, and his will to seclude himself while dying to avoid having anyone see him at his worst and weakest parallels Torvald 's desperation to keep up the appearance of a happy marriage even when he realizes how much Nora 's actions have cost him. Since it is known to the audience, that both, Torvald and Dr. Rank are in love with Nora, but in differing ways, they are able to build a contrast between appearance and reality, which is a recurring idea of ‘A Doll’s
At first he realizes small things such as in saying, “Weed production is both an art and a science,” (Norberg, 200), in this he realizes that society adores art and science, yet society as a whole is strongly opposed to drugs. He soon comes to realize all his wasted times and in addition, the downfalls of drugs following his brother losing his job. He says, “I spent a long time looking at the mural the first time I took acid,” (Norberg, 236). At this place in his life he realizes all his wasted time reflecting back on the time wasted on drugs. Than he hears about his brother being fired from his job for being, “Tooo wasted,” (Norberg, 279).
“I remember the fear in his eyes. I know that fear. It’s my fear” (Bloor, 76). Edward Bloor’s novel, Tangerine, is about how Paul’s life has become a personal horror show, thanks to his older brother, Erik. The twisted antagonist upsets Paul by causing him to live in constant fear, making his friends start to exclude him, and hurt his confidence so he won’t stand up for himself.
“Hurt” by Johnny Cash In the song “Hurt” written by Nine Inch Nails and performed by Johnny Cash, features him dwelling on his past, and his choices which he now regrets. Written using stanzas to introduce his poor life decisions. It focuses on, what Johnny believes, are the choices which have most negatively impacted his life. Choices such as drug use in his early years, “Needle,” and that his whole life he’s seen himself as a liar “Upon my liar’s chair”. Through simple analogies and repetition of a chorus he shows how it’s these decisions that have ruined his life and cause him to, “Hurt.” In the last stanza it states that if he were to have a second chance he would avoid those choices at all costs, “I would find a way.” The first stanza
In Robertson Davies’ novel Fifth Business, the author utilizes the characters to illustrate that a person’s guilt may become a deadly venom to their conscience if it is carried as a burden throughout their life. This only leads to the deterioration of the characters, themselves. Paul Dempster’s guilt begins as a child when his father, Amasa Dempster, starts to blame him for his mother’s simple behaviour. Being a gullible child, Paul’s father is able to strictly reform how Paul thinks of himself. The words of Amasa’s verbal abuse continue to form Paul’s life as he immerses himself with guilt over what his mother has become.