Although Hero is an appealing character, her decisions and inability to stand up for herself reflect that she is not a role model to follow. Hero’s inability to be verbally assertive is shown by her actions throughout the play, especially by her weak response to Claudio’s accusations. Throughout the play, Hero is acted upon rather than acting herself, which reflects a flaw in her character. An example of this is seen at the beginning of the play, when Margaret, Hero, and Ursula plan to gossip about Benedick, and Hero directs Margaret to fool Beatrice, “Whisper her ear and tell her I and Ursula/ Walk in the orchard…”(III.I.65-70), instead of doing it herself.
In the play and the movie, women’s purpose are reflected in diverse ways. Viola, in the play, as a young female, hides her identity to protect herself. Viola disguises her identity because she senses weakness in herself without her brother. “Conceal me what I am, and be my aid / For such disguise as haply shall become / The form of my intent. I’ll serve this duke” (1.2.50-53).
So, in Jacob’s Room, Woolf does not fully adopt the Modern style of the plot-less novel, but she makes an attempt to go near it. Characterization: In Jacob’s Room, the intention of the novelist is primarily to give an impression of the personality of a young Englishman. Virginia Woolf avoids the old technique of introducing the character.
“Before the world intruded” By Michele Rosenthal is portraying identity by its different use of literary devices in the poem such as a metaphor, a simile, and imagery. Moreover, Rosenthal uses a metaphor in order to grasp the reader’s attention and make one sympathize with her cause. The following quote “When Ideas were oceans crashing” (Rosenthal. 3), is comparing ideas with oceans crashing, hence making it a metaphor. The device shows how her ideas can sometimes be harsh and opposing to other’s beliefs because oceans crashing to the seashore are never similar to one another and can sometime be coarse.
The last lines of the poem state “The Truth must dazzle gradually, Or every man be blind—” (7-8). Emily explains in these last lines that society needs the truth to make them feel content and if it does not, then they will turn a blind eye to it. “Tell all the truth but tell it slant” is about how society is so, arrogant they cannot handle any negative truth. Everyone has to step around the negative aspects of others in order to spare any feelings that could possibly become hurt. Emily Dickinson is frustrated by this view that society has and wishes to change it.
A paradox is a sentence or statement that contains 2 contrasting/ opposite ideas, such as waking and sleeping. One cannot be sleeping when they are awake. If we take this in its literal sense, it can be said to be circular… just like how you can travel as far west as you can to reach the east. Another paradox in the first stanza is “I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.” This is also another circular form or content in the poem.
This poem is written in free verse, which means it does not contain regular stanzas and meter. This poem is for a general audience. The most distinct thing about the poem, is its nontraditional spelling and punctuation. The spaces scattered throughout the text reinforces the idea of loss and disappearance. After the third stanza, the subject changes from the woman to the poem itself.
This text can be easily be interpreted differently by two different readers as it includes two different voices within the poem. One is a person that doesn’t remember the past more specifically their childhood, however the other voice is one of the parents who claims that they do indeed remember her childhood quite clearly.
The Kifwebe Mask was used as the embodiment of a police force for ruling elite. Ten to twenty men would parade with these masks through the streets. In addition to serving as agents of social control, the masked performers extracted contributions from community members. The Kifwebe Mask could be compared to current masks that S.W.A.T Forces wear.
Many people in the world today try to cover up their darker sides with a "mask" which hides their true self. Often times, however, people's masks are removed and we see them for who they really are. Many politicians today do this when they try to get people to vote for them. They wear a "mask" to veil their darker sides so the public can't see their flaws. The narrator in "The Black Cat" by Edgar Allen Poe and the character Tom Walker in "The Devil and Tom Walker" by Washington Irving wear "masks" to cover up their darker character traits.
To say ‘I am Chapman’ is to say ‘I am unique’. To describe what I am, I say, ‘I am Hispanic’. I’m proud of my culture and the hard working attitude that my parents instilled in me. ‘I am a Marine’ and will work with what I have to get something done. ‘I am an artist’ and I try my best to improve my craft.