The characters like the protagonist, Mangan’s sister, are tropes of the societal tension between Irish and England, but in this context is suggestive of the incompatibility of capitalism in Joyce’s time. Because Marx believes the worker would “put his [or her] life into the [alien] object” (William, 132) he/she is producing, they are ultimately alienated, unconnected to
White, silver, and gold are attributed to Daisy to exemplify her front of innocence and effort to hide her immoral nature, while yellow, grey, and brown are ascribed to Myrtle to illustrate her veneer of wealth that tries to cover her poor, despairing lifestyle. The color white associated with Daisy is a façade of pure innocence and elegance that conceals her true unscrupulous and materialistic character. Inside the Buchanan’s white home, “Daisy and Jordan lay upon an enormous couch, like silver idols weighing down their own white dresses against the singing breeze of fans”, appearing as ethereal angels free from sin (Fitzgerald 115). Colors such as white and silver should epitomize a clean, fresh, and graceful being who is honest and pure. However, Fitzgerald uses these connotations as a pretense to mask Daisy’s shallow and selfish ways.
In Isabel Allende’s short story, “The Proper Respect,” she artfully conveys the theme that the way to carve a path to the true top of society is thick with deception, and she does this to create a biting criticism of popularity in the modern era. As Allende describes Abigail’s accumulation of wealth and luxury, she notes that “By then, she was obese, laden with jewels, the spit and image of Nero.” (229). Allende artfully paints with her diction a tone of scathing disapproval. By describing Abigail as “the image of Nero”, Allende is ascribing the nature of a murderous, self-indulgent madman to her. This clearly exemplifies the fact that Allende wants Abigail to be a loathsome character, someone who should not have their wishes granted.
Appearing multiple times in the novel, the “valley of ashes” represents the acrimony and poverty of New York in the 1920’s. Carraway describes this barren wasteland with words such as “grotesque” and “fantastic” (PAGE). By using the word grotesque, Fitzgerald portrays an ugly and distorted image of the contrasting world of lavish West Egg, and his tone is most prominently seen through this example. Shying from the masterful subtlety with which Fitzgerald employs his negative diction throughout the novel, “the valley of ashes” is given a simple yet effective description that harshly shows what Fitzgerald intends for the reader to understand. It is in Fitzgerald’s description of the “valley of ashes” that many differing opinions arise on Fitzgerald’s intentions.
Layers of illusions are burned away and all Paul has left is reality. In Willa Cather’s tragic short story “Paul’s Case: A Study in Temperament,” the flowers capture the reality world Paul departs from. For instance, critic Sherry Crabtree asserts that the red carnation symbolizes Paul’s alienation from the world of Cordelia Street (Crabtree 206). Crabtree observes the patterns of how the flowers reveal Paul’s negative outlook on life. On the other hand, some critics claim that the flowers capture the fantasy world Paul envisions.
The division is a direct result of social stigma and differentiating economical welfare. Poor whites and haughty wealthy aristocratic planters had to be eventually separated from the instragiance of both sides on a political, social, and economic degree. Therefore, the social aspects of the North Carolina colony caused extreme political bias and favouritism amounting to a physical split. Social differences, when referencing poor landowning whites and economically dominant aristocrats, directly invoked political shortcomings and economical division did was in no way inferior to the cause also. Shay’s Rebellion constituted of a hostile uprising within the Massachusetts colony during 1786 and 1787.
The “Oyster” originally written by Anton Chekhov in 1884 essentially emphasizes massive inequalities, brutal discriminations, and severe prejudices through the disparity between the aristocracy and the proletariat in which as well juxtaposes between civilization and survival. The symbolism of oyster exemplifies innocence, virginity, and youth’s attributes which shown through protagonist’s, an anonymous boy, illiterate action toward the aristocratic society. The setting has already created a stereotypical thought for the readers indicating pathetic life in street versus suave life in city. Undoubtedly, there is a variation of social hierarchies therefore various people are nurtured in different conceptualizations particularly on both perspectives
Blanche criticizes Stanley 's actions as animal. "Pig" shows how greedy Stanley is. In Scene One, the colors of the street ‘Elysian Fields’ in New Orleans symbolize challenger between the two different classes. The “white frame, weathered grey" and “faded white stairs" is representing what’s happening to Blanche and the people with the same foreign background as her. The “dim white building" could be representing the already fading old American Society, that’s a “peculiar tender blue" representing the new south.
Accidental selfishness is still unjust and could potentially have the chance of being even more destructive to relationships, themselves, and the society they live in, due to its oblivious nature. In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, selfishness is used to display the corruption that took place in society during the 1920’s. Fitzgerald uses the character Daisy
Oscar Wilde wrote his plays against the backdrop of the Victorian English society. It therefore helps to discuss the salient aspects of the Victorian society. Victorian England is known for many paradoxes -- glaring contrasts between the rich and the poor, insistence on morality on the one hand and the practice of cynicism on the other, blooming creativity pitted against blatant constriction, imperial grandeur since Britain was then ruling almost one fifth of the total surface of the earth and domestic squalor since the majority of people did not have decent means of livelihood, and finally collectivity dictated by tradition opposed to the rapidly developing individualism. The class system denied the talented members of the lower classes access to social and economic advancement. The upper classes alone had the privilege of working in the government, the armed forces, and the church, while trade was monopolized by the rising middle class.
Sambo dolls and stereotypes dehumanize people of color solely from degrading them. Sambo dolls are dolls that are created from butter from off the ground to show that blacks are unsanitary animalistic people. The way sambo dolls were portrayed frustrates me because people of color are not in the slightest unsanitary animalistic people. In fact, black women were seen as promiscuous, seductive, and tempting while white women were seen as modest. Another factor that is upsetting is how the folls show African Americans acting foolish to please the white puppet-masters.
In the novel The Great Gatsby, F.Scott Fitzgerald depicts the theme of “wealth can breed carelessness” using the literary devices and/or techniques of irony, irony, and point of view. From Nick 's perspective, the wealthy characters of this story tend to act ignorantly and care nothing else besides themselves, which would impact others, including the actions shown by Gatsby, Tom, Daisy, and Jordan. First of all, F. Scott Fitzgerald depicts the theme of “Wealth can breed carelessness” using irony. In the text, a conversation between Jordan and Nick, “‘They’ll keep out of my way,’ she insisted. ‘It takes two to make an accident.’ ‘Suppose you met somebody just as careless as yourself.’ ‘I hope I never will,’ she answered.
The tricolon of “puffs, powders, patches” (line 138) Belinda requires to achieve this image is highlighted by Pope through the alliteration of P to exaggerate the length a person of the upper class needs to reach in order to deceive others through their blinding outward appearance. Fitzgerald in “The Great Gatsby” highlights the extent to which appearance can deceive with his description of Daisy and Jordan who are dressed; “both in white, and their dresses were rippling and fluttering” giving the image that both are pure. Yet the true demeanour of these characters is revealed when Daisy proclaims that her “white girlhood was passed together there our beautiful white” (pg 24), implying that Daisy has the lost the innocence of her childhood and is now guilty of living in a class based on a blinding appearance. Whilst the fact that Jordan Baker has “fingers, powdered white over their tan.” Allows Fitzgerald to symbolize her corruption from the pure state that is associated with the colour