Alexander Pope's "Rape of the Locke" is a complex piece of literature that comments on the foolish mindsets of the nobility, notably: the foolishness of placing supreme value on physical beauty. Pope communicates this view in a variety of ways, but it is made most visible when observing language and form. Pope uses concise and intentional naming, structure, and contrasting language to showcase that placing ultimate value on physical beauty leads only to death and despair; this is clearly showcased in canto five lines sixty-one through sixty-four. To begin, it is important to notice the names that Pope assigns in this passage: Dapperwit and Sir Fopling. The name Dapperwit is created through the enjambment of the words dapper and wit.
The satirical piece of literature, “The Importance of Being Earnest”, takes place in the Victorian Era, “when an intricate code of behavior governed everything from communication to sexuality.” (shmoop.com). During the Victorian age, all marriages were connected to social status, matched economics, and to protect their own resources. This idea can be shown in “The Importance of Being Earnest” through Lady Bracknell. This satire is written to awaken people and to try to remind people not to value bloodlines instead of true love when deciding upon your marriage partner.
The novel which is subjected to analysis is Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. Anyways, to label Hester by such a crude word as “adulterous” would rather be insulting and so the paper tries to adhere to the term ‘passion’, which is the most gorgeous term in the dictionary. To make it clear, she had an unadulterated passion towards her “instincts”. So this paper claims her as the “grand feminine”, and her tragedy as the “Tragedy of Grand Passions”.
Yet with this poem it shows that Poe did share some ideals and values with the romantic writers. “In "Sonnet: To Science," he complains that the spirit of analysis has driven the dryad from the wood and dispelled his dreams. The note in the Norton Anthology of American Literature tells you that the poem is "built on the Romantic commonplace that the scientific spirit destroys beauty, a notion well exemplified by Wordsworth’s The Tables Turned,’ ” (Barbarese
The imperial ideologies spread by Punch magnify Christianity as the founding principle of Britain 's domination over other nations. If mocking other faiths is meant to assert it as a much superior religion – indeed, the only true religion – Punch nevertheless makes a distinction between Christian movements. During the Mutiny, Catholicism was violently attacked by the magazine, which identified with the more widespread Protestantism of its readers. More precisely, the Catholics of Britain were blamed for their stronger allegiance to the Pope than to their Protestant Queen. For Punch, this amounts to committing the capital offence of treason, and the Catholics – or ‘Ultramontanes’ – are therefore depicted as enemies, conspiring with the mutineers
(Merriam-Webster) Both of these authors use this satirical idea to express their views on the issues the novels concern. Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle is a satire written about a fictional religion and the humanistic side of the atomic bomb. Bokononism focuses itself around humanity and technology instead of one central force that religion usually relies on.
In book one of Gulliver’s Travels, “A Voyage to Lilliput”, Swift created two separate political parties; the High Heels and the Low Heels. He created these parties as a parody of the Tories and the Whigs, the two political parties that dominated England at that time. By utilizing the high and low heel concept, Swift conveyed his opinions on how ridiculous he thought that the political parties were. He continued the parody by corresponding the events that took place in the story between the High Heels and the Low Heels with real-life events that occured between the Tories and the Whigs. In the novel, the High Heels parodied the Tories and the Low Heels parodied the Whigs, however, he also helps to convey his messages about these political parties through his characters: the Lilliputians, who resemble the Whigs, and Gulliver, who resembles the Tories.
Barnes opens the novel with Anne’s marriage to Henry. This novel is written as a form of entertainment but its rich with history at least in some parts. Barnes takes some historical liberties with some inaccuracies and contrived potlines such as the bubbling romance between Anne and the tudors court painter, Hans Holbein. Barnes bring Anne to life with new personality traits that are believable.
Anti-Transcendentalism, Nathaniel Hawthorne, who many of his novels (or “romances,” to him) were dark, twisted but held a shimmer of light and hope within them. A particular novel, one of which is considered a great piece of American Romantic literature, The Scarlet Letter, due to its story line being set in the remote past of the Puritan era, focuses on the strict laws of the Puritan society and the battle for love, happiness, and acceptance in an anti-Puritan situation. Throughout the novel it becomes evident that this Puritan society is filled with corruption. However, in a way to brighten the dark and twisted storyline that is The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne uses the truth that is reflected in the surrounding nature as a way to convey an overall mood of select chapters, a way to describe the characters
In Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Mr. Collins’ marriage proposal to Elizabeth Bennet is instigated by society’s impetus for him to do so. Irony and satire are weaved within the proposal, ridiculing the litany of reasons given of why such an action is prompted because superficial reasons are presented as the basis of Mr. Collins’ rationale. Through employing satire and irony, Austen critiques the standard of a marriage proposal, the superficiality of the clergy, and the perception of women in the Regency era. Austen satirizes Mr. Collins’ approach of his proposal to Elizabeth. He dons on a pompous attitude and explains “[his] reasons for marrying are” such and such.
Honorable Intentions: (A discussion of Shakespeare’s play Henry IV and its ideas about honor) Honorable has been used to describe men, women, actions, ideas, and codes of behavior for centuries. This word has taken many meanings and connotations. The conception of honor varies from person to person. Shakespeare’s play Henry IV is one example of variety of definitions.
Vocabulary.com defines proposition as a proposed plan of action. Each proposition was made to help, educate, and even fight against certain benefits. The 3 propositions that were passed in the 1990 was Proposition 187, Proposition 290, and Proposition 227. Proposition 187 was concerning illegal immigrants; Proposition 290 was concerning public places to stop discriminating; and lastly Proposition 227 where English was taught as a secondary language. Each of these propositions had its own historical value.