Settled in the cruel and repressive Puritan society, “The Scarlet Letter” is a story about a punishment of a horrible and unforgivable sin, the sin of love, committed by two lovers and their sufferings for tasting the ”forbidden fruit”. In the very heart of the novel the main theme that has being presented and observed is the sin itself. Hester and Dimmesdale’s sin is very closely connected to the “original “sin, because they are both forbidden and result in knowledge of what is it like to be a human being. While Adam and Eve gain the ability of knowing right from wrong and are expelled from Eden because of that, Hester and Dimmesdale taste the fruit of love and both suffer for that, but only Hester is the expelled one and the outcast. The
In his 'Holy Sonnet IX ' Donne, the speaker in this poem is a man who is very angry and wants desperately the forgiveness form God for the things he has done and wants God’s mercy. The tone of the poem is preferably dark and we can see the change from Donne’s criticizing God to his begging for forgiveness. Donne uses a quite amount of Biblical references for example “If poisonous minerals, and if that tree” (1) which is obviously the reference to the scene in the Garden of Eden, God’s Garden, and Donne explains the Original Sin or the fall of the men. “Whose fruit threw death on (else immortal) us” (2) because in God’s Garden Adam and Eve ate of the fruit God had forbidden them. Followed by their actions God decreed that Adam and Eve should know death.
The cruel male figure in ¨Bloody Chamber¨ is compared not only to an animal but to lilacs. The husband is the representation of evil, symbolizing the man who is humiliated to animality. It is the presence of the omniscient evil that spreads like the scent of lilacs-a metaphor that has not been chosen randomly -and which, like them, stains: "The lilies I always associate with him; That are white, and stain you "(15). Using the term "stain" the narrator does not talk only about lilies but also about the way the Marquis made her feel. The unnamed heroine is objectified first by his treatment like she is just piece of meat or an object taking her virginity in a brutal way and this is associated with her stain.
Informative Essay The author of incident in a rose garden Donald justice portrays the theme death throughout the text "incident in a rose garden", by using literal devices such as personification and imagery throughout the text. The author Donald justice of "incident in a rose garden" portrays the theme death by showing how the master does not recognize deaths power by calling him a stranger and telling him he is not welcome in the rose garden. The master assumes that since he is the owner of the rose garden he owns death as well and can order him about the same way he orders his servants.
Although these patterns should be viewed in light of the aggregate of the work, it is in Act 2 that the greatest amount of Iago’s metaphorical speech of disease and infection is found, wherein begins to craft his fatal web. The evil that Iago implants in his victims is akin to disease, and Shakespeare gives the reader, through patterns of refined diction, indication of this disease 's progression. From the onset of the play in 1.1, Iago starts to spread his metaphorical disease. Talking to Roderigo, Iago directs him to “Poison his [Brabantio’s] delight … [and] plague him with flies” (1.1.65,68).
Shakespeare, in the Tomorrow Speech in Act 5, Scene 5 of his play The Tragedy of Macbeth, sheds light on Macbeth’s increasingly negative view towards human existence. Shakespeare’s purpose is to express how vain human ambition can be. Through the use of metaphor and repetition, he assumes a grim, wearied tone in order to allow his audience to, on some level, understand and relate to the hopeless feelings of Macbeth. Through the use of metaphor in Macbeth’s speech, Shakespeare creates a despondent tone to portray the futility of ambition. Shakespeare’s description of life as a “walking shadow” emphasizes Macbeth’s sense of hopelessness, implying that if life, like a shadow, is intangible and only an illusion, anything accomplished in it also
As the story goes on Sophocles use imagery of light and dark to describe Oedipus. Oedipus life starts out good by him become king and from there things start to get worse. Oedipus is showing as imagery of darkness because of what he has done wrong, Which led to his downfall. Like the killing of his father and when he married his own mother, In reality, darkness is always showing to be associated with evil. These actions of Oedipus is evil, thus, it proves to be the imagery of darkness.
The masterful imagery presented in Macbeth comes in the form of light and darkness. Shakespeare the physical embodiment of darkness and evil in the play. The darkness that resonates in him is shown in the nature of the world around him as well. ince of Cumberland” ( 1.4.38-39), Macbeth realizes that if he wishes to become king and gain power, he must take actions into his own hands. He writes to Lady Macbeth, and she is quick to persuade him that killing Duncan will be beneficial for the both of them.
If readers understand the poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, as an allusion in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, then they can gain a deeper understanding of what Robert Walton feels and they can determine the meaning behind his actions. In Coleridge’s poem, the Ancient Mariner is in a dire situation, and believes that shooting an albatross will save him in the lines “With my cross-bow/I shot the ALBATROSS.” (Coleridge 1) This impacts the Mariner because it leaves a curse on him. However, the curse is soon lifted off of him when he prays to God.
In the novel Frankenstein, the author, Mary Shelley, communicates to modern readers the negative effect of prejudice for individuals and society by utilizing the characters of the creature, Mr. Delacey, and William. One of the ways that the novel portrays the negative effect of prejudice is society’s attitude toward the monster’s strange appearance. When the creature converses with Mr. De Lacey, a blind man, the monster and the resident find a level of mutual respect: "I am blind, and cannot judge of your countenance,
“The dignity of truth is lost with much protesting” pg 109 The overall message is of the original source is that a man named Cateline was a Roman Senator that tried to overthrow the Roman Republic. Ben Jonson, the author of the play “Catline: His Conspiracy”, uses this quote to show that arguing takes away from the truth. The quote impacts the conversation because Beatty is suggesting that Montag retain his dignity by not arguing. “Carcasses bleed at the sight of murder” pg 109
In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses allusions to help the reader to understand the setting, and irony to show character and develop theme. Prejudice, in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, is described as the “simple hell people give other people without even thinking”, and the novel powerfully portrays examples of racial and social prejudice. Body Paragraph #1: Harper Lee uses allusions to help the reader better understand the setting to better understand the book and it’s many themes. A part of a quote from chapter one states, “disturbance between the North and South”. This refers to the Civil War in 1861-1865, which gives the reader an estimated time period of which the book took place in, also relating to the segregation.
At first, the world is characterized as “vile” (4), but as the poem progresses, it is “the wise world” (13). However, the speaker is merely being ironic and it is likely that in actuality, he is saying the world is malicious. The following line, “and mock you with me after I am gone” (14) implies that the world will be using the relationship between the two to mock the subject after the speaker is dead. Although both sonnets are ones which contain an elegiac mood, they differ in regards to enduring love. In “Sonnet 71”, Shakespeare argues that love will end as soon as death approaches which evidently shakes the foundation of the theme of love.
The process of growing in a character can be treacherous process. This process was demonstrated well by Reverend Dimmesdale in the novel, The Scarlett Letter. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s style sets up Dimmesdale demise impeccably, giving the reader a deep and insightful look at Dimmesdale. Hawthorne explains the destruction of Dimmesdale, which is due to committing adultery with Hester, with his continued exacerbating health and the letter A throughout the novel. Hawthorne continuously comments about Reverend Dimmesdale’s ailing health, leading the reader to assume that the sin is eating him up from inside.
In Florence Kelley’s 1905 speech to the convention of National American Woman Suffrage Association in Philadelphia, her main overall purpose is to fight for better child labor laws and improved conditions for working women. The two main strategies Kelley uses to convey her message about child labor to her audience is logos and pathos. The text is broken down into two different sections as sections one from line 1 to 54 main rhetorical strategies is logos and from line 55 to 95 main rhetorical strategy is pathos.