The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, is a surprising story of a town plagued by the belief that witches have invaded the streets of Salem, Massachusetts. With the use of heavy dramatic irony, those that encounter the story experience frustration as the result of many innocent townsfolk being condemned to death. The readers of the story recognize the fictitious proclamations of witchcraft, but those in the town of Salem actually validate the accusations against the alleged witches. Falsely accused and falsely condemned, the “witches” are sentenced to the rope; all this occurred simply because Abigail Williams wanted to obtain the affection of the man she loved, John Proctor. Through crazy stories and expressive writing, Miller took the reader on a captivating journey back to 1692 where bizarre things befell those residing in Salem.
The theme of this book is learning to love and care for the people around. How I came to this conclusion is by how Liesel acts towards Max, her foster parents, Rudy, and her neighbors. Liesel cares for people even if they weren't like her and she doesn't understand why there is hatred in this world. She wanted the world to be a happy place for everyone including Jews to be friends with one another. On page 426 in ‘The Book Thief’, when Rudy’s father went to war Liesel could relate to Rudy because “her mother. Her brother. Max Vandenburg. Hans Hubermann. All of them gone. And she’d never even had a real father.” Also, when Mama was depressed about Papa going to war, Mama would sleep with Papa’s accordion Liesel acknowledged “that there was great beauty in what she was currently witnessing, and she chose not to disturb it” (Zusak, 429). Finally, when Liesel’s papa gave a Jew bread during the parade and what Liesel did during the parade, she gave Jews bread by placing them in the street.
The poem I chose to analyze is We Wear the Mask, written by Paul Lawrence Dunbar in 1896. Its theme is about hiding our true feelings and emotions, and lying about who we are. When looking at Dunbar’s life history, and the political context at the time, we understand that he efficiently uses this theme in order to talk about how black people have to hide how they feel about their social status and the treatment they receive from white people. He conveys the theme to the audience thanks to a clever word choice. Indeed, he talks about “grin” and “smile”, using facial expressions as a description of the mask (Dunbar, lines 1 & 4). We realize he’s talking about the mask, and not the real emotions of the person, thanks to a contrast between negative
In the book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Henrietta had a normal life before she found that she had cancer and everything change. Henrietta was born on August 1, 1920. When she was four years old her mom died and her father took the family back to his hometown of Clover. His father took them back to Clover so he could send his ten children to different relatives to live with them. Henrietta went to live with his grandfather and her cousin David or most people call him Day. Henrietta and Day 's work for their grandfather and sell the crop to a tobacco market.
With the purpose of understanding why writers write, this essay offers an analysis of the short stories of Shirley Jackson and Gabriel Marquez: “The Lottery” and “The handsomest drowned man in the world” respectively. Both writers perpetuate a contemporary literary genre in which realistic narrative and naturalistic technique are combined with surreal elements of dream or fantasy. Jackson and Garcia Marquez use symbolism in “the Lottery and “The handsomest drowned man in the world” to explore and communicate their perspective on magical realism through the main themes of the stories, the response to change and the importance of rituals.
In the book More God Less Crime the author focuses on a central topic of how faith based institution and individuals can aid in reducing crime in society. The book stresses that these new faith based policies can implement a life long lifestyle change. In our society today, there are many dangerous problems we face from false imprisonment to youth violence. Within the book in providing solutions such as rehabilitation that can eventually eradicate these problems that plague our society. By having a strong foundation of religion set in place it can help resolve unjust matters with the belief that morality is superior. By incorporating morality in inmates life 's and other members within the system, it enables them to lead a better life, by leaving their old ways behind. Furthermore, the book is divided into three sections which contain specific chapters catered to reducing crime and or explaining how it can be resolved.
The book Dragon keeper written by author Carole Wilkinson is set in Ancient China. The story entails a young girls sojourn throughout China. During the journey, the girl changes from believing that she is unworthy of a name to somebody who has encountered everything from almost dying to damaging endless laws deserving of death.
Matthew Lewis’ The Monk and Ann Radcliffe’s The Italian are two of the most iconic Gothic novels of the Eighteenth Century, both written only a year apart and one in response to other. It is of no surprise that both novels have various subjects in common—one of these, the Supernatural. Ghostlike forces, specters, demons and locations are approached differently in The Monk and The Italian, one uses the supernatural deliberately—and in a much larger role—while the other uses the supernatural to heighten certain scenes of terror. Certainly, both novels use it as a shock factor, but furthermore both use it for different reasons in their novels. We will contrast the ways that the supernatural is used and presented—and later enforced or dispelled—to discern the role it has on both novels.
Religion has been a controversial topic for people with conflicting beliefs regarding a spiritual figure. Some authors today tend to stay away from the topic of religion fearing criticism from readers who disagree with their religious beliefs. Victor Villaseñor’s book, Rain of Gold is a non-fictional book that looks at the progression of the lives of Lupe and Juan who originated in Mexico. The book begins with Villaseñor describing the harsh condition in Mexico during a war that forced Lupe and Juan’s family to a journey to the United States. However, the journey was no simple task for the families. Even though Lupe and Juan come from different families, the similarities they had during their journey to the United States made
The author Truman Capote’s tones in “In Cold Blood” are earnest and malicious. The thesis of the story is that the killers, Dick and Perry did not care about the Clutters. They did their job, and now they do not seem to be worried, Perry just a little bit AND Mr. Helm of course, but other than that Dick does not care about what they did.
The common thought that people have about Disney is happiness and merriment. Ridley Pearson provides an opposing view in the book “Kingdom Keepers II” by showing the darkest parts of what we thought we all knew. Pearson allows this to occur by taking the reader through the lives of kids who work as DHIs(Disney Host Interactions) that become holographic people that fight the villains. Pearson not only does this to show his opinion, but he uses it to intrigue the reader enough to want to keep reading. This fictional fantasy about Disney and Disney parks are mysterious and allows an appeal to readers. There is a recurring theme of Mystery, created by Pearson, by using literary devices. The literary devices of Person vs. Self, Person vs. Nature,
In the paragraph above, Ray Bradbury showcased his craft and syntax. For example, he used numerous advanced vocabulary words such as cravat, hemp, interminably, and excruciate. Additionally, Ray Bradbury utilized a variety of compound adjectives in the description of Mr. Dark: sun-yellow, boar-bramble, clock-spring, ever-trembling, ever-glistening, tweed-thorns, moon-calm, and itch-weed. Furthermore, the use of compound adjectives provided a more vivid description within the paragraph. Moreover, Bradbury wrote sentences with varied construction and complexity. For example, he used commas to set apart appositive phrases. In the second sentence, Bradbury wrote, “His pale face, lunar pockmarks denting it, cast light” (Bradbury 73). In addition, he wrote multiple compound and complex sentences. Furthermore, commas in a series were used throughout the entire paragraph. In the passage, the fifth sentence contained commas in a series and was also a complex sentence. Creatively, the sentence length was varied as some sentences contained six words while others were made of over twenty words. Overall, the author’s craft was made evident by the syntax.
People believe that Bradbury’s novel was all crazy fantasy. What they do not realize is that the events that occured in the novel impacted the ideas and the moral of the story. Bradbury’s life helped to influence the details and the message found in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
“How has the author implemented stereotypical gender roles to reflect the society at the time?”
Anita Desai 's first novel, Cry, The Peacock, softened new ground up Indian English fiction and is said to be a pioneer. It has been termed as 'a wonderful novel ' by the pundits. Cry, The Peacock speaks the truth conjugal disharmony, absence of personality, idealism, and a feeling of aimlessness of life. Much has been composed on the subjects and style of Anita Desai 's novels. Diverse states of mind to destiny and submission to the inevitable exhibited in her novels are additionally considered in this work. Maya, the heroine of the novel, is a very delicate woman who experiences psychotic reasons for alarm brought on by the predictions of an albino priest about her inconvenient and conceivable passing, four years after her marriage. She is hitched to a viable, unsympathetic, sound, sensible man. She experiences contrarily in her wedded life and tries to escape into a world of imagination and fantasy. Maya likewise experiences father-obsession. She searches for her dad in twice her age spouse. Having for all intents and purposes nothing in like manner, they are bound by marital bonds. For Maya, opportunity is outlandish unless she uproots Gautama, her spouse. She pushes him from the parapet in an attack of rage and to transfer the albino 's prediction about death to Gautama. Anita Desai has effectively shown the transformation of a sensitive woman into a neurotic person.