Henry James used ambiguity to provide a more sporadic and confusing environment in The Turn of the Screw. His uses are terrifying because humans are afraid of the unknown, and his goal was to horrify people to the core, only leaving them some of the pieces to make an answer. James relied not on ghosts being a scary topic, but on confusion and the imagination of the reader. Even in the end, he left the story as it was, creating a vast plot hole that the reader feels the need to make something out of, an ultimate use of ambiguity. It becomes a book that he didn’t write, but the reader wrote and chose their own interpretation of for a more personal
Lewis wrote some of his novels in a way to not only educate the world that selflessness will always win but also the fact that selfishness will always lose. One of Lewis’s notable works -- “Till We Have Faces” -- clearly demonstrates how selfishness loses but selflessness wins. In “Till We Have Faces” by C.S. Lewis, Lewis portrays Orual as a villain as a result of her jealous actions which not only resulted in Psyche’s exile but also Psyche being forced to complete difficult tasks in order to regain her favor; however, Orual’s actions highlight the hidden message that Lewis is trying to convey - jealous/selfish love
‘Positive characters … usually prove miserably ineffectual when contending with ruthless overwhelming powers’ claims Amin Malak, noting on such protagonists as Winston Smith and Offred in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, and, when looking at the dystopian genre as a whole, he certainly seems to be correct. Dystopian fiction does seem to portray the worse side of human nature than the better, leaving the positive traits to the struggling protagonists. While utopian writers seemed to think that the essence of human nature was to do good, dystopian writers seem to think very differently and it is from this notion that these novels seem to be written. Nineteen Eighty-Four certainly seems to do this, with almost every member of the society representing one or more negative aspects of humanity. Throughout the novel, Winston constantly references the fact that ‘Today there were fear, hatred and pain’ and that in this society of Ingsoc ‘No emotion was pure, because everything was mixed up with fear and hatred’ and this is displayed in many, various ways.
Gatsby, A Tragic Love & Life When reading the book, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, a person might think about the betrayal, or the lonely ending of such an outgoing personality like Jay Gatsby. However, someone might not make the association with the character being a classic example of a tragic hero. This is a fatal error for someone analyzing the book because it robs the reader of vital understanding. Gatsby is in fact a tragic hero because he shows three Aristotelian characteristics of a tragic hero, Hamartia, Peripeteia, and hubris, he displays naivety believing he ca repeat the past, and his character represents a greater symbol, the decaying American Dream. According to Aristotle there are five defining characteristics of a classic
Simone de beauvoir once said, “Society cares for the individual only so far as he is profitable”. This highlights the flaws in humanity from a cynical viewpoint, saying that an individual is only useful if he contributes to the capitalist or selfish aspects of civilization. The american poet, E.E Cummings, is known for his unconventional ways of writing poetry, where he often neglected the linguistic and grammatical rules of the English language in his works.One of his many poems, Humanity I love you, draws attention to the flaws in society, and how socially acceptable actions are actually corrupt under the surface. Upon initially reading this work, the ideas seem to contradict the repeated statement, “Humanity i love you”, as they could be
Some of the clever and ironic word play Tiresias uses is when he says “How terrible- to see the truth when the truth is only pain to him who sees” (Sophocles 176), “You bear your burdens, I’ll bear mine. It’s better that way” (Sophocles 177), and “ You criticize my temper . . . unaware of the one you live with” (Sophocles 178).
We also learn of Jake’s pessimistic worldview, as he criticize Robert, his so-called friend for failure to find love and literary taste. He also delves into his insecurities, citing his Jewish heritage, inadequacy as a lover, and masculinity as Robert’s area of self-discontent. In contrast, Jake describes himself as a suave and smug writer, who is superior to Robert. Hemingway’s characterization of Robert via Jake’s perspective helps his audience comprehend not just the distinction, but similarities. Both characters hold a level of insecurity and self-doubt towards their literary and romantic lives.
Darcy is unparalleled. While at first glance he may seem supercilious and prideful in reality he is one of the most altruistic characters of the entire novel. After Elizabeth’s sister Lydia elopes with a military officer, Wickham, Mr. Darcy decides to pay for their wedding in order to keep the Bennet’s from public disgrace. Austen even goes to state that “he was generous, she doubted not, as the most generous of his sex” (Austen 301). In an article from The Atlantic, Christina Schwarz alludes to Darcy when saying that though her fiance “would soon be her confidante, lover, and husband, he would never be Mr. Darcy” (Schwarz).
He is regarded as one of the most important reflections of the absurd plays according to many critics.Critics have diverged into two classes while evaluating Pinter:“Some have tried to prove that Pinter is a mere absurdist dramatist, and some others have provided clues to nail home the idea that he differs in many respects from the practitioners of the Absurd drama.”,to use Aliakbari and Pourgiv’s phrase( Aliakbari and Pourgiv 1).Pinter is capable to strike the real deep sorrows of the modern man permitting the existential philosophy to be questioned and evoking doubts upon his
This will affect your relationship with your friends due to the fact that you might think you not good enough to hang with them; therefore you become distant towards them. when I read magazines that talk about my favourite celebrity couples going out on a date and looking so happy , I question my romantic relationship. How come we don’t go on fun dates like that? How come my boyfriend doesn’t look like that? How come we don’t interact like that?
At first, the world is characterized as “vile” (4), but as the poem progresses, it is “the wise world” (13). However, the speaker is merely being ironic and it is likely that in actuality, he is saying the world is malicious. The following line, “and mock you with me after I am gone” (14) implies that the world will be using the relationship between the two to mock the subject after the speaker is dead. Although both sonnets are ones which contain an elegiac mood, they differ in regards to enduring love. In “Sonnet 71”, Shakespeare argues that love will end as soon as death approaches which evidently shakes the foundation of the theme of love.