Reality in the Sarcasm (A Discussion on Chaucer 's usage of Satire to Meet His Agenda.) Geoffrey Chaucer was known as the father of the English Language. During Chaucer 's time in the late 1300’s, he had many issues with the state of how people lived. He used his writing to criticize the societal issues he noticed during his time. He uses Satire in his writings to get his message across to the common people during the 1300’s.
In the interrogation, the officers accuse the chaplain of crimes that they themselves do not know about as yet (Heller, 1994: ) at this point they even ask the chaplain of whether he is guilty or not. We find this interrogation funny because the officers themselves do not know the accusation they are making yet they are asking the chaplain to tell if he is innocent or not. There is also no logic in this situation, although interrogations and crimes were a serious matter during World War II, Heller makes them look and sound funny to us readers. The last sensitive and heart-breaking issue that we come across is the story of a fictional character from the novel, Captain Aardvark, who rapes and kills a maid in Rome. When he tells the story to Yossarian, he makes it sounds as though it was a right thing to do.
Literature is a wonderful thing; it explores the relationships between humans and their nature, historical events, and can be used to express one’s creativity. It can also be used to give moral guidance; this was Arthur Miller’s reasoning behind writing The Crucible. In this dramatic retelling of the Salem trials, Miller ensnares his reader with stories of adultery, betrayal, and material greed. His intention, however, is not to entertain with operatic drama. This play is a cautionary tale about finger pointing and its potentially fatal consequences.
He recounted the all too common feeling of a meaningless life, the seemingly innate itch of human existence, and how it brought him to various places in his life—until he stumbled upon a particular group of people and was changed forever. This introduction, though short, is crucial to understand, for it sets the stage for the remainder of the book. It tells not only the story of a former non-believer, but the story of everyone—it presents us the life of Jesus Christ, not as a gentle sermon or a feel-good retelling, but as an assertive, rational reply to the accusation: ‘Christianity is a myth, and so is your God.’ III.
Today, however the messages in this verse transfer to a slightly harmful message. This work is a traditional poem, as is evident with the old language and word order. The most outstanding part of this poem, however, is the great detail in the description. There are so many remarkable literacy techniques showcased. The first is the setting out of the poem: it follows Shakespeare 's 14-line sonnet.
There as been countless interpretations of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”, it seems as if everyone sees it as something else. How is this possible? T. S. Eliot was a brilliant writer, and he wrote this peom in a way that would be hard to understand and interpret. Eliot wanted the people reading it to come up with their own way of descerning what it ment. Many may argue, that their view of the poem is correct, but Eliot would have to disagree.
In terms of Adam and Eve, the question is whether Eve’s decision to eat off of the Tree of Knowledge was free will or the response to overwhelming temptation. This is important to Milton’s stance as a highly influential poet, because during these times it was not common practice to question things such as the Bible. However, crossing the line is something that Milton was known for as seen from his arrest for defending the Commonwealth and his writing of divorce pamphlets. Furthermore, Milton questions if “Heav 'ns free Love dealt equally to all” and that “Nay curs 'd be thou; since against his thy will / Chose freely what it now so justly rues.” (Lines 68, 71-72). Those lines show that the speaker has been dealt an unfair hand, and that his actions are anything but of free will.
The laconic messages make it difficult to interpret and each reading may bring new discoveries, provoking readers to wonder and thrive to decipher the poetic message. For example, another critic, Miller finds a peculiar ambivalence in the first verse “This was a Poet-It is That”, which she considers could be replaced by “It is He”, while others state that the phrase “It is that” is proof of Dickinson’s “definition of the poet as a nearly suprapersonal asexual force” (Passion, 324). Thus, the line can have these two readings. The metaphoric ambiguity, irregular shape and lighthearted tones are a trademark of Dickinson’s poetry, though it is difficult to stick to a fixed interpretation or to analyze it in a didactical
The sinners in the circles are given priority over the religious nature and given the opportunity to talk about why they are there. This makes them seem more human then sinners. As he travels through each layer of hell we see how Dante’s writing style is both medieval and renaissance. The view of medieval religion in Dante takes place at the beginning of the story when Dante the pilgrim is shown, “…in a dark wood, for I had wandered off from the straight path…” (392, 2). The story revolves around metaphors where everything has a double meaning behind what is said.
Truth be told, he composed the main stanza years before in “Through the Looking Glass” (Carroll 1). Realizing that the perusers of the novel would not comprehend this fantastical stanza, Carroll incorporated his very own explanation through the expressions of Humpty-Dumpty later in “Through the Looking Glass”. Humpty-Dumpty clarifies what the creator implied with his utilization of words like "slithy." Carroll put stock in upgrading significance by consolidating words to go up against the implying that each word would have independent