Have you ever had any emotional or physical struggles in your life that sometimes made you feel as if though you were caged and unable to achieve your goal? To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a historical fiction novel told in the eyes of a young girl named Scout as her father, Atticus Finch , a lawyer in the 1950’s in Alabama, is burdened with the task of defending a black man, Tom Robinson, of harming a white girl, Mayella Ewell. “Caged Bird” by Maya Angelou is a poem that compares and contrasts a free bird to a caged bird. “Sympathy” by Paul Laurence Dunbar is a poem that explores a caged bird that was once free, and how it is struggling to be free but hasn’t given up his hopes. Harper Lee’s characters Tom Robinson, Atticus Finch,
I think it's all too common for a person to see the faults in someone else and feel sorrow for them, but at the same time, they are unable to acknowledge their own faults and get to the root of their sin. The Aeneid, as well as The Confessions both, have a spiritual journey that hero of the story undertakes, both Aeneas and Augustine have to look at their past to change their future. Aeneas journey is to found Rome and Augustine’s journey is to convert to Christianity. While one journey can be seen as told from the physical side and the other the spiritual side, both journeys involve constant battles and face a long journey that deals with both the physical world as well as the spiritual
In Timothy Findley’s novel, The Wars, he uses symbolism and character development to suggest; that despite how hard one may try to change themselves, they will never be happy, they should only be content to stay as themselves and not try to be like others. Initially, Robert Ross is a great protector of innocence. As the story progresses, he tries hard to become a war hero in order to gain redemption but fails in the process. By the end, Robert
The poem bases around how the weak Puritans are falling into sin and self-satisfaction. It narrates the details of the Second Coming of Christ and the day of judgement. "Day of Doom" creates a mental picture of what it will be like on the day of judgement. The poem harshly describes God 's justice and the horrors awaiting sinners. Wigglesworth 's vivid representation children and infants characterizes the inflexible doctrine of Calvinism.
To conclude, in To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee shows clearly through Scout’s innocent, child perspective that the adult community deceives one another to keep a sense of comfort. We see this in: Calpurnia’s deception of speech with the Negro community to keep a sense of equality/comfort, Miss. Caroline’s self-deception about Walter Cunningham 's lunch situation to preserve her sense of a comfortable class community, and Mr. Dolphus Raymond’s confession of a false reputation so that the town’s community could find comfort in dismissing his lifestyle on that excuse. Through the lesson Harper Lee portrays throughout her novel readers are now able to see the lies in the communities they keep in daily life, and whether the comfort is a reality or just blinders to the
Rushdie states “ as a result of this faith, by the way, it has proven impossible, in many parts of the world, to prevent the human race number from swelling alarmingly”. Basically if we’d follow the spiritual rules we wouldn’t have things like sexually transmitted diseases,in Rushdie's opinion religion is a theory proven wrong. We can say the same about science and evolution and counter argue the reason of God bringing his son down for forgiving our sins. Not everything that is man made, it correct, not saying religion is
As literary tools, however, the Veteran of Ellison’s novel acts as a soothsayer of truth, particularly if we attribute his words towards Coleman Silk. Lester Farley, though not black, commits the act of eliminating Silk and placing him in Ellison’s metaphorical hole, making Silk truly invisible by death. The act of murder is the extension of Ellison’s Veteran wanting to bash the narrators head in. The two veterans of these novels act as symbolic protectors of a nation, which cannot afford fallacious behavior, such as that of Ellison’s early narrator or Silk’s refusal of ancestry, if the issues of a post-slavery society are to be
Scout and Lily Compare and Contrast Essay Both Scout, from To KIll a Mockingbird and Lily, from The Secret Life of Bees uphold their beliefs regarding race and personal prejudices in their own pieces of literature. Although these stereotypes belong to two different characters, some similarities can be found between them as well. Lily and Scout have had different ranges of exposure to African Americans, however they both eventually developed mature thoughts involving race and represented strong female characters in the midst of male-dominated societies. Scout and Lily were both constantly considering and believing what they heard regarding African Americans from their guardians and classmates at the beginning of each novel. Though the residents of Maycomb, Alabama were quick to judge their African American counterparts, Scout’s father, Atticus, knew better than to agree with them.
What Scripture says For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12, NLT) Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’” Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him. (Matthew 4:10-11, NIV) So, my dear children, don’t let anyone divert you from the truth. It’s the person who acts right who is right, just as we see it lived out in our righteous Messiah.
Claude McKay structures his poem around the argument of his bittersweet relationship with America. McKay hints at the negative aspects of America while proclaiming that the unfavorable features of America are what gives him life to survive in the country. In the poem, McKay uses elements of personification, imagery, metaphors, and his choice of diction to illustrate to the audience his love-hate relationship with America. Personification is the most prominent feature of the poem, as it is used to depict America as a female. Personification is often used in literary works to animate inanimate objects by giving them human traits to help readers connect with the inanimate object.