The miscommunication further develops people’s relationships divergent from the original intent of the actions, arousing disputes. In William Gibson’s play based on Helen Keller’s life, The Miracle Worker, the characters also struggle with similar relationship conflicts concerning the idea of visible love. The intense interactions between characters illustrate possible hostility, but in fact, convey one character’s sincere endearment to another with love mistakenly translated. In other words, when simply evaluating the exteriors, Gibson’s dramatic techniques portray the treatment of love as hatred, but when explored internally, it’s in-depth essence is revealed.
In Flannery O’Connor’s short story “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”, the tension created by foreshadowing is constant from the beginning. O’Connor uses dark and unsettling literary techniques and mentions to otherwise unrelated objects and issues to hint at her conclusion. Mentioning the Misfit all the way until his materialization, seemingly unimportant references to and about death, and the family’s internal hostility are all examples of where foreshadowing is used. Foreshadowing and the conclusion enforce O’Connor’s religious aspect
Moreover, the author admits her visualizations to be eerie and uncanny, when she exclaims, “I never saw so much expression in an inanimate thing”, which shows that she recognizes the absurdity of the situation. The use of an exclamatory sentence displays feelings of desperation since the narrator illustrates the desire to justify her actions.The visualization of the wallpaper as an animated objects creates a connection between the narrator and the wallpaper, as she desperately yearns for help for her problems. The use of a nervous tone through figurative diction shows the narrator’s deterioration of a cognitive abilities as she analyzes the wallpaper through a negative and gruesome lens. The description of the patterns as lifeless also contributes as evidence for her transition from rationality to insanity. Similarly, the desire to justify herself displays the denial created due to the constant pressure from
Contrasting Moliere 's "Tartuffe" and Voltaire 's "Candide" , each author took a different approach in expressing their true opinions of institutional religion. In "Tartuffe", the main idea of the poem comes from hypocrisy of moderation and religion. In the beginning, we find Madame Pernelle criticizing Orgon 's family and fellow associates about their way of thinking and living. She talks about how they are not living as Tartuffe is and how they are fools to do other wise. In reality, Tartuffe is an ungodly hypocrite who uses his priest identity to mask his crimes and true identity.
Melisa-Maurice P. Janse van Rensburg’s personal essay "Not Like the Movie" reads much like that of a story. With foreshadowing, vivid imagery, and figurative language the writer pulls us into the disturbing and violent reality of the St James Church massacre. By beginning the essay with a nostalgic recollection of childhood daydreams and romanticism of war and honour, she foreshadows the contrast of the horrors to come.The imagery Janse Van Rensburg uses create both beautiful and dreadful scenes that add a strong sense of atmosphere to the text. Strong appeals to pathos are made by focusing on the emotion and distress she felt as a young nurse as well as the stylistic choice of language which invokes empathy in the reader. The tone shifts
The Inquisitor’s soliloquy originating from George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan displays his opinion of heresy and its deft capability to disguise itself as innocent and commendable. Additionally, the speech includes the Inquisitor’s warning to the members of the church court to overlook Joan’s pious demeanor and see her for who he believes she truly is: a sinner. Powerful and severe, the Inquisitor’s speech includes logical fallacies such as hasty generalizations (overgeneralizations) and slipper slopes that are woven into the fabrication of the monologue in order to win approval and recognition from his fellow companions. Hasty conclusions are drawn throughout the Inquisitor’s speech with his use of overgeneralizations as he consolidates all
Dostoyevsky looked to portray the fight amongst God and the devil, great and malevolence, confidence and uncertainty, vivid and eminently terms. In one corner stands Ivan Karamazov, who offers wrenching examples of the senseless cruelty inflicted upon innocent children and uses these examples to cast doubt on the concept that the Christian God is all-good if he is all-powerful.Through their own and others' torment, characters' confidence in a fair and supreme God is unpleasantly shaken. Also, it is likewise through the experience of agony that characters can break free of their own narrow minded goals. They can at last relate collective with other people who suffer like themselves. Dostoyevsky focuses on the semi religious part of this torment by utilizing the dialect of revival and resurrection.
Esteemed author, Mark Twain, in his critically acclaimed novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, deftly scrutinizes Christianity and the duplicit behaviors performed by its practitioners. Paired with a banterous tone and satirical elements such as irony and absurdity, Twain humorously denotes the impediments of a devoutly theological civilization. As a Christian himself, Twain’s ultimate goal is not to disparage religious beliefs, but rather expose his audience to society’s repeated abuses against them instead. In order to divulge the flaws of a spiritualistic society, Twain utilizes verbally ironic statements to indicate that religion yields predominantly hypocritical conjectures. The Widow Douglas, Huck’s initial caretaker, is often depicted
Hawthorne’s third person omniscient narration also supports him in his task of analyzing the individual in society by enabling him to look at Hester after her sin became public, while also giving him a wide enough scope to criticize elements of the Puritan society. In Hawthorne’s view, evidenced in this novel, the most damaging and powerful tool of social order that the highly religious Puritan society can inflict on the individual is a constant sense of guilt. The guilt and punishment that Hester Prynne’s society imposes on her for her sin is considered to be too much by Hawthorne, and his most emotional criticism of Hester’s over-reaching punishment is presented when Hester’s donations of high-quality clothes to the poor are rebuffed with
There are fundamental questions that are posed in everyone’s life. The most asked, as well as the most daunting one is perhaps what happens when we die, and what is heaven like? Billy Collins in his poem “Question About Angels”, attempts to pose and answer such questions. As the poem is a statement on the outlook of how religion in interpreted, and how angels are perceived through the use of repetition, symbolism, and irony. Billy Collins attempts to show the reader a sense of mystery and unfamiliarity that leads to chaos when he is trying to describe how angels are perceived.