The Puritans have strong beliefs where society, religion, and the family lifestyle is adjacent. Hawthorne states, “Thus, we seem to see that, as regarded Hester Prynne, the whole seven years of outlaw and ignominy had been little other than a preparation for this very hour” (Hawthorne 177). Hester Prynne has been thrown out of the community for seven years and she does not expect to follow any of the Puritan rules. She should not have to follow the rules of a place that she does not belong to.The townspeople all look at Hester as an example for a sinner. Hawthorne composes, “ Thus the young and pure would be taught to look at her, with the scarlet letter flaming on her breast,—at her, the child of honorable parents,—at her, the mother of a babe, that would hereafter be a woman, —at her, who had once been innocent, —as the figure, the body, the reality of sin” (Hawthorne 69).
War has- regrettably- been the answer to many conflicts in human history, ranging from the Sumerian’s conquests to the invasion of Iraq by the US and its allies. During its long history, war has been questioned and contemplated, especially through culture: music, poetry, literature, etc. Two prominent pieces of anti-war literature include Catch-22 by Joseph Heller and For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway. Both novels express contemporary fears and questions on war: its impact, its conduct, and its purpose; as well as frustrations and dangers of a modernizing society, industry, and bureaucracy, however the former has a comedic tone, while the latter is serious. Tone is a very powerful and moving tool for both Heller and Hemingway in their novels.
Ultimately, Belle is the Beast’s prisoner and has to do what he says to survive. For instance, the first few nights at the castle, the Beast forces Belle to go on dates with him and bribes her with food so she must come down from her room. The first night in the castle, Belle refuses to eat with the Beast because she is not hungry. She was just told she would be imprisoned for life and would never see her father again. The Beast storms upstairs to her bedroom and bangs on her door yelling, “I told you to come down for dinner!” Belle replies, “I’m not hungry.” In response, the Beast says, in an even angrier tone, “You come out or I’ll break down the door!” His servants (i.e., the tea pot, clock and candle) tell him to ask her nicely to come join him for a meal but he does not think he should have to grovel.
It is an accusation on all men and women, to Grete, to Gregor’s parents, to the lodgers, and even the boss, an accusation that everyone undergoes the ‘Metamorphosis’ when one is separated from one’s values. Indeed, the thematic brunt of the story is that Man can and will be alienated from his values, just as Gregor was from his status as his kin’s caretaker. Finally, by providing a darkly comic ending of the family enjoying life after their son’s and brother’s demise, Kafka underscores
What follows is blame. They blame their child for not being able to make it on their own. However, Lucy contradicts that idea and it is clear from the start that she is a prime example of a responsible child. When she first entered Narnia, she was greeted by a Faun, Mr. Tumnus, a Narnian creature, who warmly invited her to his home, even though he knew it was against the White Witch’s orders. When she came back with her siblings, she witnessed that his home had been raided and that there was a notice on the wall, stating that he was captured for treason, because he was seen with a human.
Theme: Nationalism & Identity Political and Historical Cataclysm in Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children M.Vanisree Associate Professor, Department of English, S.V Engineering College for Women, Tirupati. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Salman Rushdie is a multinational writer. He belongs to different cultures. Both his legacy is somewhat disputed and the same replicate in his novels i.e., existential dilemmas of the individual. Rushdie’s characters create angst in the psyche of the readers.
This is a story of the writer Franz Kafka, written in 1915. It is a popular work of literature fiction of the twentieth century. It talks about personal issues like: depression, isolation and anxiety. Based on Franz Kafka’s biography on the website (The European Graduate School, 2015). We know that the motivation that he had to create this work was personal.
Control and Repression of the Id in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four is undoubtedly one of the foremost novels of the 20th century, portraying, in connection to the historical context of the time in which it was written, the ways of life in a dystopian, totalitarian society and the continuous struggle that goes on inside the human being, reprimanded even to the point of being dehumanized. Orwell reveals how, in order for such a society to be maintained, the party (representing the interests of Big Brother) uses various methods of suppression and successfully depicts how the unconscious, always under the pressure of being subdued, revolts, consequently leading to its destruction and the loss of humanity: “Never again will you be capable of ordinary human feeling. Everything will be dead inside you. Never again will you be
This measurement is typically managed under ―representation‖ which is mental, subjective, and also anthropological. It can be contended that the novel is the writing of the bourgeoisie, and the sentiment, which is a noteworthy antecedent of the English novel, was the writing of feudalism. In the present review, a question is the thing that kind of writing the sentiment was, and how it ought to be contrasted and the novel. Sentiment, or chivalric sentiment, takes components from legends, tall tales, and history. It is a type of gallant composition and verse story that was mainstream in the blue-blooded circles of the medieval and early present day Europe.