In the story by F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby symbolism is shown all throughout the story with Gatsby as he was in the war shows how he goes insane at times with other people. Another symbol used in the book is how the author uses “east and west eggs” to show two different villages where gatsby and daisy live. The most important symbol of the story was the green light at the end of daisy’s dock not only can symbolize the money that gatsby gained for Daisy but also shows Gatsby’s dream to change what happened, it gives Gatsby something to hope for. All in all Symbolism is shown all throughout the story with all the main characters but Gatsby stood out the most in the story; even being insane. The great Gatsby symbolizes trauma that one mahy experience after being in a war.
Mastery is attained only through the separation from a pack mentality. Throughout the narrative, Buck is a part of a group of dogs serving men. When John Thornton cuts Buck loose from the brutal torture of his masters, he is also setting Buck free from a pack mentality. Even when Buck serves his new master Thornton with total devotion and love, he has a growing attraction to the wild. His eagerness for a solitary life in the wild overcomes him eventually that takes him back to the wild.
In the novel “The Call of the Wild” by Jack London, the main character and dog’s name is Buck and he gets dognapped and has to learn to adapt to his new environment, Canada and Alaska. Greed, cleverness, and love are all important key points in the novel. Greed makes people untrustworthy. “... Manuel had one besetting sin. He loved to play Chinese lottery.
When Ralph and his people were being attacked, "Two figures rushed at the fire and he prepared to defend himself but they grabbed half-burnt branches and raced away along the beach" (Golding, 140). Jack's tribe cannot make fire without the help of Piggy's glasses, so they run to Ralph's camp and steal some of their fire. They are eating not because they are hungry, but because they killed a pig. The boys are completely oblivious to the fact that fire is their only hope of rescue and their using it for fun and hunting. A little bit after Jack and his people invade Ralph's camp out he exclaimed, "We hunt and feast and have fun" (Golding, 140).
Jack persuaded the other boys to make a fire to scare away the beast. This shows Jack’s willingness to secure power. When people have the opportunity to hold the “conch,” they are able to transform into severe savages, disregarding civilization’s moral beliefs. In general, this can be noticed in politics, taking into account that conservative parties regularly want to preserve hierarchy, not wanting to change social status, by imposing tax breaks for corporations and the elite. Specifically, at the start of the book, Ralph wanted the choir to serve under his command, but Jack persuaded Ralph to lead his own group.
Symbolism in The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair Upton Sinclair’s, “The Jungle”, is a revolutionary piece of literature. The tell-all exposé actually caused the United States, in 1906 to start monitoring the meatpacking industry closer, for the safety of the country’s inhabitants. Sinclair didn’t think it was just to be selling bad meat to fellow Americans. This story, since it is journalism, it doesn’t actually have much symbolism, but the three ideas I’ve decided to discuss are: the title itself, Packingtown, and the meat. The Title: The Jungle, is a major key to the story.
Ralph tells Piggy “let the fire go then, for tonight,” (164), showing that he has stopped caring about getting home. Throughout the beginning of the novel, Ralph is the leader of the fight to keep and maintain the fire, but he is starting to give up hope and lets the fire die. Lastly, fire symbolizes hope during the end of the novel. Jack and most of the other boys have turned on Ralph and want to “hunt” him. They decided that the best way to get Ralph to come to them on the beach was to light the whole forest on fire so Ralph would be forced out to the beach.
Have you ever been reading a book, and wished that you could become part of the story so that you could stop what was happening? Throughout Jack London’s, “The Call of the Wild,” the author paints many all too vivid pictures in the reader’s mind of how work dogs were beaten or mistreated during the Alaskan gold rush. While these descriptions of how the dogs were treated serve the obvious purpose of furthering the plot on the surface, are they also used to convey the message of what kind of people the owners? A way to determine if this is so is to examine the perspectives of two of the owners regarding work dogs, the man known as the Scotch Half-Breed and Mercedes, and develop conclusions about their personalities from that information. The
Ralph, in correlation with his insistence on being found and building shelter, decides to build a signal fire and places some of the boys to attend to it. This is juxtaposed with Jack wanting to hunt yet again. Jack takes the boys and uses them to assist in killing the pig, but, coincidentally, a ship passes the island while Jack has the boys that were responsible for keeping the fire going (Golding 68). This once again shows evidence of Jack’s insistence on the need to hold power. He feels that orders from Ralph don 't apply to him.
After reading The Perfect Storm, by Sebastian Junger, I have concluded that the book kept my attention throughout, but I believe it could have improved. The storyline is scattered among many different stories, all centered around the meteorological nightmare of October of 1991. The setting, time, and place quickly change from story to story as most end in human lives being slain by the storm. I believe the movie is structured better, as it is centered around only one story, the story of a Gloucester, Massachusetts fishing crew on the Andrea Gail. I do not think the author had the experience of these men, whom he wrote about to remember and respect.