The author extends his gratitude toward them through the use of figurative language, particularly imagery. For instance, he claims that these religious leaders have “carved a tunnel of hope through the dark mountain of disappointment” (43). This image of light in the midst of darkness appeals to emotion. By creating this sense of hope, King inspires the audience to join him in his fight for desegregation. Though it is undoubtedly disappointing that there is a lack of support from the majority of clergymen, King conveys his faith in them through this image and shifts his focus from disappointment to
Explore Gaston as a Christ-like figure in Shusaku Endo’s Wonderful Fool In the novel Wonderful Fool, Shusaku Endo draws a clear parallel between Jesus Christ in the Bible and Gaston Bonaparte, the protagonist. Throughout the novel, Endo illustrates Gaston’s pilgrimage in Japan and highlights his Christ-like characteristics through strange encounters, such as those with the stray mongrel, the Higaki siblings and Endo the killer. The four aspects of Gaston that resembles that of Christ; compassion for the weak, source of epiphany, transcendental nature and redemptive quality are revealed in these encounters, and in describing them Endo employs various literary devices, most noticeably symbolism. Gaston’s particular attachment to the dog can thus be seen as a direct reflection of compassion Christ had for the weak. His compassion for the dog is clearly seen when he noticed the vulnerability of the dog, with “no master to take care of it...ugly and old” yet “squatted down and stroked his head.” (Endo, 2008:73) Here, Endo portrays an image of Gaston lowering himself and comforting the mongrel, which has been shunned away from the society and had “been pelted with rocks.” In the Bible Christ often offers protection and comfort particularly to those who have been rejected by the society, most noticeably the incident with a woman caught in adultery who was at risk of being stoned to death.
I was going to choose this piece as well, I think the artist did an amazing job with it. I agree that this painting shows how difficult life can be and all you can do at times is turn to prayer. This work relates to the down fall of men and the tragedy of possible life defeat. Also, I agree with you statement on how the painting had balance and how everything around the man in the painting helps keep the focus on him. Looking at Realist work I thought the painting The Shoemaker (1878) by Ferdinand Hodler, was a work that relates to The Voyage of life.
In this case, the form of vivid language manifests itself as figurative language. Figurative language is language that uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation. The obvious example of figurative language in Pitt’s essay came in the fourth paragraph when he used a metaphor to compare the civil war to an “ugly blood stain on America’s Flag.” He also used symbolism by saying (speaking on the directness of children), “It has a way of cutting through complexities the way you do cobwebs in a room that has been too long shuttered a dark.” As I said, these add emotion, and they also add a sort of powerful attitude to the essay. This combines with his powerful word choices such as encapsulate, embalm, haunting, appalled, among
Flannery O’Connor’s Good Country People, written in southern gothic style is both dramatic and shocking. The complexity of a simple life is nuanced with themes of betrayal and nihilism. O’Connor’s use of symbolism is liberally evidenced throughout the story, with the character’s names seemingly a misappropriation; Mrs. Freeman, is not free, nor does Mrs. Hopewell, hope well. Indeed, it appears the entire short story is based on misnomers; with each of the characters proving that they are not good country people. Manley’s hollowed out bible, filled with booze and prophylactics, mirrors the hollowness of his Christian beliefs.
Leonardo Da Vinci 's The Last supper is a popular work of art that is Da Vinci 's rendition of the last supper as told in the bible. This paper will include an in depth visual analysis of the painting as it appeared on the original canvas. The paper will also address the cultural and religious significance of this work of art in that time period. I chose to do the analysis on The Last Supper because it is an artwork that i have seen many times in my life, but oddly enough do not know a lot about. In this paper i plan to not only inform you , but inform myself on the many aspects of The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci.
The Screwtape Letters In the reading of “The Screwtape Letters” a devil’s advocate by the name of Screwtape advises his fellow nephew, Wormwood to sway a patient into wrong thinking and positioning. A great amount of critical thinking has me constantly trying to describe the forceful tactics of Screwtape and his very sly and cunning ways. While the book is primarily targeted to Christians, it can be read and interpreted differently by a wide range of people (in my opinion). The devil works in many different ways to try and achieve the ultimate goal of gaining another follower. Throughout this reading, I have selected three chapters that have caused me to think the most.
Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men contains a plethora of ubiquitous themes and tropes; it espouses disparate motifs such as corruption, fragmentation, and nihilism. However, the most conspicuous subject that is touched upon is that of the Judeo-Christian tradition. The paramount thematic concepts of Christian theology throughout the novel are explicated by use of literary devices such as diction, imagery, and tone; moreover, these convictions are hypostatized through Willie Stark, Jack Burden, and Tiny Duffy. In the first instance, one can see apposite connections with cut-throat governor Willie Stark and the benevolent Son of God: Jesus Christ. As Mark Mitchell observes, “Willie's meteoric rise to power begins with a tragedy.
This causes the wall that surrounded Jericho to crumble and, also lead to conquering of Jericho. Lastly, another miracle that portrays to Christ is the miracle of Elija resurrecting a child from the dead. This miracle points to Jesus because Jesus was known to heal and resurrect multiple people in the New
Most of the symbols within this novel have to do with God or the good He brings. “Isn’t vampirism just a twisted version of Christianity’s sacred rituals? That makes vampirism pretty unholy…maybe that’s why the sacred wafers work” (The Sacred Wafers 1). This quote was taken from an article about Dracula’s ungodliness and why the religious sacraments succeeded. Upon breaking down this quote, you can definitely understand why the wafers and crosses work.