In Chapter 15 of Frankenstein, the author compares the monster to Adam (the first man) as well as comparing Victor to God. I believe that Frankenstein is not as much a commentary on the bible, but rather on the nature of man. In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley compares the monster and Victor to biblical figures in order to relate that everyone is capable of moral good and evil. As we see in the novel, the monster is much like Adam in that he desires companionship, he is made in the likeness of his creator (a man), and he eventually turns to evil.
What conventions make an epic tale? The conventions of an epic tale consist of allusions, archetypes, foils, symbols, and parallels. The Natural, starring Robert Redford as Roy Hobbs shows the same use of the conventions of a classic epic tale as the story of Beowulf. The conventions of an epic tale are strewn throughout the movie, and are utilized thoroughly throughout the plot.
“Abandon all hope ye who enters here” (Canto 3, line 5). An allusion is an implied and or indirect reference to a person, place, event, or thing or to another book, poem, or movie. Many allusions are based on the assumption that the reader will understand the author 's references. In Dante’s Inferno, there are references and allusions to famous lovers and people known for not being in control of their bodies who are in the Carnal. In Dante’s Inferno, there are several allusions referring to people who are famous for their lustful sins.
There are very few pieces of literature with more mystery surrounding them than Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. One of the aspects of the book that is still controversial is the topic of religion, and how religion comes into play in the book. Although multiple interpretations can be made into what was intended by Mary, since the title of the work includes “A Modern Prometheus” Greek mythology is inarguably present in her work. Similar to Prometheus Victor exceeds what the gods allow, and as a result of this is punished.
Realism is literature that represents actual life, the author Bret Harte tries to stay as close to the truth as possible when writing. Authors like him write truthfully and objectively about ordinary characters and their ordinary situations. In Harte’s “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” he represents realism through archetypes and local colour. The short story is set in 1850 in a California mining town during the Gold Rush.
Helen Keller went through her life without her sense of sight or hearing. She was barred from being able to look at the world around her, or hear the sounds of the world. However, she was able to overcome these differences and tell other blind and deaf people about her story. In the same way, Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, and Allegory of the Cave, by Plato, both give us insight on the ideas of knowledge and truth. By contrasting Frankenstein and “Allegory of the Cave”, we can find the idea of being hidden from the truth, the different forms of knowledge, and telling others about the truth.
“Civil Disobedience” is an essay written by Henry David Thoreau about people needing to put their conscience ahead of the government rulings by criticizing American policies and beliefs. He expresses his opinion of a “government is best which governs least” (Thoreau 305) by heavily supporting his topic and by using rhetorical techniques. Rhetorical devices are used in papers for the writer to better persuade the audience or to better understand the topic they are writing about; they can also be used to play with the reader’s emotions. The rhetorical devices that have the most impact on the reader in Thoreau’s essay are allusions, rhetorical questions, pathos, imagery, and chronological narrative.
1) According to the film, the standard metaphor for a corporation is that of an apple within a barrel where most apples are good and just a few bad. Several CEO’s offered alternative metaphors, such as pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, a sports team, family unity, a telephone system, or an eagle. Less flattering metaphors are that of a devouring monster, a whale, or the Frankenstein monster. Are any of these metaphors more appropriate than others?
Charlotte Bronte, author of Jane Eyre, alludes a young orphan girl who becomes involved in the government as an adult. Jane feels she does not have any say in the house of Bessie, they would shun her and she was not able to say a word. The author Bronte creates many allusions that foreshadows the story of Jane, Throughout the story Bronte utilizes descriptive details to foreshadow the story. Imagery that is seen in this novel is when Jane was wandering off outside since she finished having her dinner. "the cold winter wind had brought with it clouds so somber and a rain so penetrating, that the further outdoor exercise was now out of the question.
7) Discuss how two texts studied have explored the connection between a sense of place and purpose. Our place and purpose are fundamental aspects of who we are as people. Where we fit into the world around us and the role we play in that world are often explored through texts that explore the views of the author or director. Texts sometimes show how even with a well established sense of place, our purpose can be unintentionally lost and through our interactions with society, can be altered.