In the fictional novel A Separate Peace by John Knowels, the reoccurring message sent to the reader is the relationship of conflict and resolution. He uses the characters in his novel to take his message even further by giving example of how rivalry has its consequences, don’t incriminate someone when it will only cause destruction between both parties and to be honest with the truth so it doesn’t come back and hurt you.
As a young child, Charles Dickens was forced to work in a shoe polish factory. Therefore he has a deep understanding of the struggle that the people of France had to endure. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, takes place in 18th century London and France. In the passage, the Marquis is riding through countryside on horse and carriage as they approach a small village. The Marquis is the lord of this village, but it is filled with poverty. This does not bother him as he looks down upon the villagers. As the people bow to him he notices a man looking at him oddly. The man said he saw a someone, as pale as a ghost, hiding at the bottom of the carriage. He said the man was not there anymore, and is told by the Marquis to be on the lookout for a stranger. Dickens has a contemplative attitude towards the social conditions in France and conveys this through various examples of detail, syntax, and diction.
In the novel A Tale of Two Cities, the author Charles Dickens uses the literary devices of symbolism and motifs to assist the reader by developing the various themes that are prevalent in the novel. Dickens clearly uses the symbols and motifs in A Tale of Two Cities to develop the themes by emphasizing them throughout the novel and by connecting them to the events that occur, as seen in using the motif of resurrection. Dickens uses a plethora of characters such as Doctor Manette, Charles Darnay, and Sydney Carton to embody the motif of resurrection by connecting to the themes in the novel, specifically how turmoil can allow people to be reincarnated as a new person.
In the 1977 novel, Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison. Morrison highlights the running theme of love. The theme of love is present in every relationship in the novel and is defined different from character to character. The women display love as a way of obsession whether it is over their spouses or over materialistic possessions. The men, however; define it differently, many are distant and secluded when it comes to expressing affection and love. This underlying theme significantly contributes to the overall storyline providing a unique characterization to each character, allowing the reader to really experience the character’s emotional development through the novel. The theme of love can be identified from the very beginning of the novel.
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl is a novel by Paige Mckenzie. The Haunting of Sunshine Girl tells the story of a girl named Sunshine and her friend Nolan. She moves into a new house and ends up going to a new school, but she ends up getting bad feeling everywhere she goes in this new house. She also finds all of her stuff being moved around and hearing a little girl walking around at night, so she decides to recruit Nolan to help her figure out what is going on her house and how they can get rid of it. Then, they figure out that Sunshine has a unique ability to help light ghosts move on and they end up getting rid of both of the ghosts in her house. There are several themes that I thought of while reading this book. The first theme is, it’s a long road, but
In this acclaimed short, Borders by Thomas King many themes occur through the rising action to the climax making it a truly symbolic book about identity. This story is set on the border of Alberta crossing into America where there are two remaining BlackFoot reserves on each side. The mother who is the protagonist and the son who is narrating a story of a mother visiting her daughter across the border with the border patrol as the antagonist. This story is a portrayal of an example of being categorized into different sections depending on what you call yourself. It is about refusing to integrate into society's norms or to be ignorant to think people are divided into a limited amount of groups. The prominent themes of this engaging short story
Once he married his wife, Lucie, and joined the Mannette family, he quickly found a joyful, fulfilling life in London. He soon became the father to a little girl who brought light into the quiet home. “Ever busily the winding golden thread that bound them all together, weaving the service of her happy influence through the tissue of all their lives…Lucie heard in the echoes of years none but friendly and soothing sounds. Her husband’s step was strong and prosperous among them; her father’s firm and equal.” (Dickens, p.162) Disturbingly, about the same time in France, the Revolution was mounting like a tight capsule about to burst. Even the peace inside their sweet home became invaded by the French turmoil. In no time, Darnay found himself awaiting the fate of the Guillotine in a miserable jail cell. Sydney Carton’s heroic rescue allowed Darnay to flee once again into the safety of London and be recalled back to the serene life he once beheld.
In To Kill A Mockingbird was written by Harper Lee in 1960. Through the book you notice many themes. One of the themes readers will pick up early on in the book is Man’s Inhumanity Towards Man.
A Tale of Two Cities, written by Charles Dickens, surrounds the cities of Paris and London during the late 1700’s. The novel takes place during the French Revolution, a period of social and political upheaval in France and England. While peasants died in the streets from hunger, aristocrats had more money and power than they knew what to do with. A Tale of Two Cities describes, in detail, the poverty of the time period, as well as the struggle of a people able to overcome oppression. The novel is largely based off of occurrences Dickens experienced during his childhood. Throughout the novel, the audience is able to infer what the author’s personal feeling towards the revolution is. This is shown through the personification of the guillotine, a tone of uncertainty, and use of violence through oppression. Therefore, the speaker is expressing his view on the revolution, while also predicting the resurrection of France.
A Tale of Two Cities is largely comprised of ideas from the French Revolution and the challenges faced by the people involved in it. The French Revolution involves many uprisings by the lower class because of poor conditions and inequity among the people. Charles Dickens demonstrates this injustice through the peasants of St. Antoine and gives insight of their feelings and motives towards the aristocracy. In fact, the peasants use their motives to plan evil conspiracies as revenge for the aristocrats. Revenge always results in consequences such as death and destruction involving Foulon, the Marquis, and Madame Defarge.
Oppression has always been prevalent throughout history, and as a response to this, the exploited often revolt, in turn, causing inciteful change. However, when the revolution only seeks revenge, it fosters more violence and creates a more oppressed society. The French Revolution while successful in the sense that it overthrew the government, has one dangerous aspect in common with oppression: violence. This revolution is depicted in A Tale of Two Cities by Dickens, where the persecuted peasants of France start a rebellion to try and achieve revenge government. However, by using violence as the primary method to abolish the government and boasting about the dominance of the revolution through the Carmagnole, the revolutionaries discredit themselves. Inciting fear into the population and by attempting to fight their distraught state with violence, they are gradually turning from the oppressed to the oppressor. The people of the French revolution while fighting against an oppressive government do so in an unjust manner, in turn, delegitimizing the revolution revealing how violence is never the answer.
Melina Marchetta uses a plethora of themes within ‘on the Jellicoe Road’ to establish the major characters. The themes of the text all revolve around self-discovery and identity, thus they link together to give readers an in depth understanding of the characters world. Ultimately, themes have the ability to create exceedingly complex characters, and Marchetta demonstrates this within the novel.
In the story “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, is a story that informs readers about the devastating salem witch trials that occurred in 1692 and 1693. One of the characters names is Abigail who is a seemingly nice girl until her true self comes out when she has an affair with a well known man named John Proctor. Abigail begins to accuse people of being witches and lies about having symptoms and seeing things due to people using “witchcraft”. Throughout the play people make sacrifices for what they think is right; and at the end, John Proctor made the biggest sacrifice of all. The Salem witch trials was a terrifying time for everybody involved and caused many deaths. “The Crucible” is a play where a girl makes one simple lie which then unfolds and causes 14 unnecessary deaths.
Is it morally justified to publish a need to know story when it could easily ruin a persons life? Some questions seem to be easier to answer than others, some don’t have definite answers, some are more complicated to answer than others. Change Up Mystery at the World-Series by John Fienstien is a thrilling suspense novel that teaches kids and adults alike an important life lesson that effects all age groups:There are blurred lines between right and wrong.
There are shootings in around the world everyday. Whether it’s about threat they hold or even innocent killings people often get angered by these acts when it is not fair to the victims. When experiencing these situations people often want to retaliate which leads them to seek revenge and end in violence. Similarly, In A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, when people experience various situations of being treated unequally they seek revenge and retaliate. In A Tale of Two Cities Dickens portrays that revenge leads to acts of violence by describing that being treated unequally can lead to feelings of revenge and violence has no limits.