Bleak House, written by Charles Dickens is a dated text that commonly causes its readers difficulty in orientating the meaning behind it. Dickens writes in a seemingly periphrastic language style which causes ambiguity, making some of the decoding more challenging. The main narrative of Bleak House is surrounded by a court case and outlines the difficulties with the legal system. There are many complexities of the novel, such as the strict use of present tense, that portrays Dickens view of the world in a somewhat melancholy and whimsical fashion. Dickens uses techniques such as irony, inflectional morphology, personification, and syntax to write about his own reality.
Finding similarities and differences in stories provides an opportunity to analyze and develop personal opinions. The two stories analyzed are “The Street of the Cañon” by Josephina Niggli and “Highwayman” by Alfred Noyes in which the author’s backgrounds influence what moves them to write and the settings of the stories reflect their differences in background. “The Street of the Cañon” takes place in mid 20th century Mexico, while “The Highwayman” takes place in late 18th century England, two extremely different periods. Both stories though use their author’s passions to create tales of forbidden love, not unlike Romeo and Juliet. The short stories “The Street of the Cañon” and “The Highwayman” convey many different qualities of character,
Pross was because of Charles Darnay, who was an Evremonde. Madame wanted him dead because of the wrongs that the Evremonde family has committed towards the Madame Defarge’s family. Madame wanted Charles’s family dead just as Charles’s family had killed her own family. This is symbolizing the French Revolution. This is because Madame was French, and Miss.
A Farewell to Arms can be categorized to be tragic in nature built upon the plot, characters, and themes. While literature can fall into more than one category, A Farewell to Arms is more tragic than anything else. From the the incoherence of the repetitive use of rain throughout the book, to the death of the baby, as well as the death of Catherine, have the ability to distinguish as well as define this book as a tragedy. Much like the play Romeo and
As a result of unrestrained ambition Lady Macbeth has gone senseless, she is blaming the murder of King Duncan on the innocent servants. Her desire for power has made her ruthless, cruel, and cold blooded. Lady Macbeth’s yearnings and ambition cause’s her to die, and later her desires end up killing her husband as
From a young age, Queen Cersei started her evil off with the jealousy that fueled her to push her best friend into a well, ultimately killing her. Hereafter, Cersei continued to murder if necessary to the point where redemption is out of the question. Which is comparable to Macbeth in the way he plotted clandestine deaths of the people around him and killed to achieve his only desire; the throne. Queen Cersei could not escape the evil that fixated itself on her, or in other words, all the perfumes of Arabia could not sweeten her little hand just like Lady Macbeth. Regardless, Lady Macbeth brought up an interesting topic if evil can really be taken away from a person.
In the novel existentialism and isolationism are interpreted through different writing styles, personal taste of the the translator, historical and social context, as well as Dostoevsky’s personal views and experiences. Notes from Underground can be interpreted in many different ways. Some find it tragic, some find it funny. It can be difficult to say what tone the novel is intended to have. Escpecially when translations of the novel can differ so greatly.
A Tale of Two Cities has a famous opening sentence that introduces the all-around universal approach of this book, the French revolution and the drama illustrated within. At the beginning, the novel starts by presenting a series of events that will later on shape the lives of the characters. Initially, by only reading the first paragraph, you will notice how Dickens begins by developing the central theme of duality. So far, he pairs contrasting concepts such as the “best” and “worst” of times, “light” and “darkness”, “hope and “despair”. Likewise, reflecting the images of right and wrong, good and bad, happy and sad; all of these will recur in the characters and in situations throughout the novel.
Othello furious and blind by jealousy is no longer able to think: in the last meeting with Desdemona, Othello accuses his wife of treason with Cassio and deceives her by saying that her alleged lover died. Desdemona burst into tears and Othello suffocates her on the bed. Upon the arrival of Emilia and the other characters, Othello confesses that he has killed his wife and shows as proof the handkerchief found in Cassio’s room. Emilia understands the truth and, the moment she is about to unveil it, Iago kills her and then flees. Othello, understanding his fatal error, can not resist the remorse and pain and stabs to death, dying on Desdemona's
He even had hallucination of the Dragger. Lady Macbeth was behind him for all those crimes. Macbeth easily tempted into murder to fulfill his ambitions to the throne, and once he commits his first crime and is crowned king of Scotland, he had to kill other people to keep his secret safe and to secure his throne and the moment of awful guilt when Banquo’s ghost appears and also his lady’s death seems to give away the misery. These reflect the tragic tension to Macbeth. Macbeth cannot maintain his power because his increasingly brutal actions make him hated as a
Characterization/ Attitude: This is interesting for it reveals Madame Defarge’s motives have shifted from the aristocracy itself, to killing the entire bloodline of the Evermonde family. Madame Defarge makes it very clear when she confesses to Lucie that she is hungry for obtaining revenge for the unbearable crime committed. Madame Defarge is looking to justify and punish the responsible by taking matters into her own hands in her attempt to right the wrongs. 6. “Scarcely noticing, as yet, in what a curiously reserved and mechanical way Defarge spoke, Mr. Lorry put on his hat, and they went down into the court-yard” (chapter 3, page 264-265).