In the allegory “The Turtle,” the author John Steinbeck explains that as life gets harder people work hard to succeed, and people may try to get in the way. Although the story does talk about a turtle climbing an embankment, people can relate to this story on an emotional level because they can understand overcoming the struggles in life. The struggles in life depend on what goals people set out to achieve. In this paper, the writer will examine the allegorical meanings of the turtle.
Ornate Box Turtles “Boxy” Have you ever had a pet? Well there are many pets like cats and dogs. There are underwater pets and pets that can walk on the ground. Some pets are also very unique just like our pet. It walks on land.
The conventions of an epic tale consist of allusions, archetypes, foils, symbols, and parallels. The use of the literary devices of an epic tale are strewn throughout the plot of The Natural and are utilized very well throughout the movie. The Natural, starring Robert Redford as Roy Hobbs, demonstrates the same examples of allusions, archetypes, foils, symbols, and parallels as the classic epic tale Beowulf. An allusion is a reference to something, whether that it’s a person, place, object, or piece of literature.
In Watership Down, a novel by Richard Adams, there is always one constant among the rabbits on their journey. The feelings of Hope and Desire. However, there is only one way that the rabbits will ever reach their goals, and that is by working together and using their strengths collectively. As Andrew Carnegie said, "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives.
Allegory is defined in lecture as a symbolic story which refers to a photograph called The Two Ways of Life. This particular photograph was produced in 1857 by Oscar Rejlander and is 17 inches by 30 inches in size and was first exhibited in Manchester England in 1857. This photograph represents two young men in the middle which seem to be heading in different directions. The young man on the left seems to be heading towards the pleasure side of life and the photo shows people eating, drinking, gambling, and lounging around nude. These people are giving into what the Victorians thought was wicked.
Biblical allusion is amongst the most common types of allusion. Writers use this type of allusion to endorse emotional reactions from the readers. An avid user of this writing style is Ernest Hemingway. In The Old Man and the Sea, Hemingway alludes to Christianity a number of times, from the injury of the man’s hands to carrying a mast up a hill, one who has studied Christianity would have no trouble making these connections. Furthermore, another author that has included this allusion in their writing is F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Alliteration A figure of speech in which consonants are repeated, especially at the beginning of words or stressed syllables. It is a very old device in English verse, even older than rhyme. It is used occasionally in prose, too. In old English poetry, alliteration was a continual and essential part of the metrical scheme and was often used until the late Middle Age.
The Lord of the Flies. During the war, a plane carrying a group of British schoolboys is shot down over the ocean. The boys, range from six to twelve years old, survive the crash and find themselves deserted on an island. Golding shows the theme of religion with the use of Biblical stories. The Biblical stories of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, and Christs death can be revealed by the characters Simon, Ralph, Jack, and the island itself.
An Analysis of “Death and the Turtle” In “Death and the Turtle” May Sarton examines many aspects of death. At first glance her three stanza and twenty four line poem seems to remain constant by maintaining a stringent rhyme scheme and steady iambic pentameter. However, upon further examination there are three major shifts that contribute significantly to the meaning of the poem. As the poem progresses there are shifts in the scale, emotion, and inevitability of death.
In this story my favorite character is turtle Mack. I loved when he says “right here at the bottom, we too, shall have rights” because it represents democracy and the rights all living beings should have. I loved that Mack always spoke up for all of the other turtles and himself, even though he obeyed he at least had the voice that many need in times of injustice. A lesson that kids might have gotten from the book is that nobody is better than anybody else and Yertle the turtle was not a nice turtle.
There are tons upon tons of symbolic items in the story. As it says in How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster, symbols don’t just have to have a single meaning. The Hound in “Fahrenheit 451” can be portrayed with several different meanings, such as the control of the government through technology or it could be seen as the “watchdog of society.” There are so many cases of symbolism in the story that it just seems selfish to limit them to one meaning. Another important thing that the passage by Foster, is that if a symbol can only be reduced into meaning one thing, then it's not a symbol at all.
Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” entails Socrates explaining to Glaucon how all human beings are educated and the effect that has on them; he uses an allegory, a story with two levels of meaning, in order to illustrate his explanation. The story begins by describing a cave that people have lived in since birth and have been chained to in one place, unable to look anywhere except straight-ahead of them. Little do they know that behind them is a fire, and behind the fire is a half-wall with statues on top of it being controlled by another group of people beyond the wall. Due to the fire, these statues have shadows which are projected on the wall in front of the chained prisoners leading them to believe that these shadows are in fact reality. They