A Bleak World’s Best Citizen: Rewrite #1 Mark Van Doren’s essay “Hester Prynne” expresses Van Doren’s warm admiration for Hester Prynne’s character in The Scarlet Letter. In Van Doren’s essay, the author elevates Hester Prynne, using his analysis to illustrate his belief in her morality, despite her harsh circumstances. He explores the reasons behind Hester’s strength throughout the novel, and in relation to other characters such as Dimmesdale and Chillingsworth. Van Doren effectively builds his argument by employing historical allusion, repetition, and emotional diction in his case for Hester Prynne. Van Doren incorporates historical allusion into his argument praising Hester Prynne in order to compare her worth to that of a literary and historical hero.
It is seen that both Pauline and Cholly Breedlove experience their own shares of misfortune that eventually do translate to the ways they treat Pecola. Pauline Breedlove is described as harsh and cold, as she is dissatisfied with her life. She herself struggles with the preconceived notions of beauty, as she believes her disabilities and features make her ugly. This affects the way she’s sees her life and her family, as she is disappointed that she does not have the “perfect” family because this will not win her favorable glances from other women. Pauline sees everything as a goal to be perfect and beautiful, as explained with the line, “Along with the idea of romantic love, she was introduced to another--physical beauty.
William Shakespeare created the proverb “Honesty is the best policy” through his play, Antony and Cleopatra. The proverb declares that truthfulness leads to improved circumstances compared to deceit and deception. The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, capitalizes on the danger of holding the truth inside and not confessing committed sins through Reverend Dimmesdale. Also, Hawthorne displays the outcome of honesty, confession, and the process of redemption with Hester’s character. Sin leads morals astray; sinners, however, may become redeemed by acknowledging and correcting the sins committed.
The Gnostics taught knowledge. They knew that if a person knew knowledge, not only would it transform him but it would also set him apart from others to a degree. But no amount of knowledge is worth anything if you don’t apply it to your life. As cited in Gnostics by Andrew Smith: “True knowledge is direct, personal knowing, acquaintance, recognition, familiarity with God as one might know an ideal father or mother or friend or lover.” The physical or matter is a world that is deceptive by nature. The body is a rug or a coat that has been pulled over the spirit, and the soul to blind you from the truth.
The founders understood the messy history of other countries that did not have this separation. If there was no divide, many secular laws might be compromised by the Church because of its moral beliefs and regulations. Even with our country’s separation, there are still battles today on the subject. Some people believe that because the country was founded on Christian principles that Christians should have preference over other religions. Recently some political candidates argued that Syrian refugees should not be allowed in the country unless they pass a religious test.
Other critical writers over theses topic as well. These critical writers Jim Bartley, Louis Fantasia, Kenneth J.E. Graham, and Tamara Jones will support my statements of a true hero. I’ll examine the collision and encounter meets they struggle to achieve their purpose. The monumental novel King Lear where it features the courageous Cordelia, and Kite Runner where it features brave Hassan.
The imagery of the ‘sour air’ encompassing her represents a miasma of rejection from society, who pressure her to conform to a single way of life. Whilst some say that looking through a Bell Jar gives her a distorted perception of society and the pressure she receives is a fiction of her own imagination, one must look only at her relationship with her mother to realize she is victimized by her harsh society. In specific it reminds us of the toxic environment set up by her mother who tells her "I knew you'd decide to be all right again". It’s shocking to the reader who is able to sympathize with Esther’s clear internal struggles, yet her own mother sees it only as a nuisance. The extended metaphor within this novel and the fragmentary structure we so often see in Plath’s work presents the depth of mental disorder but more importantly brings a harsh light to the society that never understood or even tried
Physical and material expression of faith also can broaden into the public and governmental interactions, becoming a complementary piece of cultural identification. While many believers signalize that religious symbolism plays the irreplaceable role in their daily life, atheists who dismiss belief don’t support it, also government put limitations on usage of religious symbolism in social sphere. The issue of physical and material expression of faith in public places has given rise to general discussion on area of religious freedom in different countries around today’s world. In our contemporary sphere of globalization and extraordinary global population movement, generally population face the confusion of accepted environment of cultural identification, in some situations, authorities are making changes in laws, diplomacy and policies in an attempt to control these changes. Different diplomatic, governmental and legal treatments of the problem have given rise to various explanations of religious freedom as described through internal and global regulations.
Sylvia Plath was a troubled poet that extended to idea of reality to the general public; in her poem “Daddy,” Plath confronts the relationship of a young woman and her father in a resentful and distressing way that compels the spectators to regard the grudge that she feels for her deceased father. Sylvia Plath demonstrates in her poem, “Daddy,” the underlining of a young girls mind in such a way that she confesses to murders that only existed in the protagonists brain, and defines what hatred of a so-called loved one can do to the ideas and emotions of a child growing into a young woman. The spectators of “Daddy” by Sylvia Plath examine her poem to find the protagonist discovers enough courage to prevail over her late father’s influences in her
Emerson's essay on friendship is one of the most remembered and highly respected essays dating back to the 19th century. The information given in the essay is extremely valuable and has helped to explain the universal truth that is friendship. Emerson's essay on friendship is his way of delineating the paths of coherence. These parts fall into two distinct kinds. The first is the consistent enunciation of a view which is the master-tone that Emerson uses from essay to essay while the second is the internal linking of the views in the essay.
Not only does this exist on a blatant scale as we see with these extreme groups, it also exists in many countries like Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and Iran. These countries rule based on dogmatism rather than logic and morality. In conclusion, John Wyndham was, perhaps, warning against the very societies that have formed thanks to the blind following of faith which disallows logical exploration of right and