In the novel A Tale of Two Cities, the author Charles Dickens uses the literary devices of symbolism and motifs to assist the reader by developing the various themes that are prevalent in the novel. Dickens clearly uses the symbols and motifs in A Tale of Two Cities to develop the themes by emphasizing them throughout the novel and by connecting them to the events that occur, as seen in using the motif of resurrection. Dickens uses a plethora of characters such as Doctor Manette, Charles Darnay, and Sydney Carton to embody the motif of resurrection by connecting to the themes in the novel, specifically how turmoil can allow people to be reincarnated as a new person. I would consider our presentation to be decent because we had many flaws and organizational issues. I believe the lesson was able to help our classmates understand the symbols and motifs in A Tale of Two Cities and how they helped them better understand the book. Even though we were able to have a discussion with the class by splitting the class up into smaller groups, we weren’t able to fully discuss about how each of the symbols and motifs connected with the themes in the novel. The discussion consisted mainly of the small groups …show more content…
There were many good points made during the discussion and I felt that it furthered our knowledge about this topic. The class was not always engaged throughout the entire presentation which made our presentation less receptive. I think that we should have organized the presentation is a more cohesive and logical manner. We should have first put the themes first and then list the various symbols and motifs for the class to discuss. I believe that we earned a B- or B because we made several mistakes throughout the presentations and we weren’t able to resolve some of the questions we
For example, a red dress or idea of guilt throughout the narrative. “Their Eyes Were Watching God” has many motifs that will have people thinking about nature that reflects on life and people. “Their Eyes Were Watching God” had a motif that explains the whole book about Janie’s first love. The motif was “He could be the bee to a blossom-a pear tree blossom in the spring.” (Hurston 106).
One common theme throughout the book is that, an Individual's choice has consequences. This theme is shown throughout the book from multiple devices. Imagery is a strong device used by many authors to visually describe a literary work. In the other Wes Moore, imagery
There can be many themes throughout every story, especially in this book. An example of a theme may be, when facing a tough situation find a way out of it by standing up to the problem or figure out a way around the problem without resorting to violence. While this is a theme of the story this is also a life lesson everyone can follow. Like when Stewart is stuck in the locker room because of a jock named jared who won't let him out. “UN: Attempt to diffuse a situation by establishing a bond.
One example of one important action that develops to reveal the theme is in the beginning of the story. For example, in one scene Carly decides she needs the Taker to be able to get a better grade on the SAT. One important quote from this scene is when the author writes, “for better or worse, I made up my mind” (62). This is important in helping to reveal the theme because Carly thinks she can not ace this test. Her parents and friends thinks she can because all school year she she has high grades and is a smart child.
In the novel Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Dickens uses Carton's alcohol consumption as a way to show the reader that in order to be a selfless person, to do things that don’t benefit the reader. Dickens uses Carton's alcoholic addiction to show the readers that people with no direction need to find direction. Dickens then uses Carton's realization of not needing alcohol as a way to show readers that you should do anything for the people you love. Dickens uses Carton's decision to not drink brandy to show the readers the importance of realizing how to make yourself better for others.
The use of theme in “The Scarlet Ibis” stresses the duality of pride. In “A and P,” Updike uses theme to remind us of the feelings of stepping away from society, and just how hard that can be. Finally, in “The Cold Equations,” Goodwin uses theme to show the balance we all must have in our lives between who we are and things we cannot
In A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens the passage that appears as a necessary part of the novel in order to understand the theme includes details that also contribute to the better understanding of the character. This passage acted as a description of Scrooge, how he presented himself, and the way people saw him. In the novel Dickens uses metaphors and alliteration to help the reader understand the Scrooge’s transformation throughout the novel. Dickens writes, “No warmth could warm, nor wintry weather chill him” when reading that, a reader thinks of Scrooge being in or around the warmest weather and still not able to warm himself, they may also picture him in the coldest weather and not freezing to death.
Themes Of A Christmas Carol Stave1 1 theme that Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol book portrays is greed. Ebenezer Scrooge first shows his greediness on page 9-11. A food drive is asking Scrooge if he could donate some food to the poor.
The book Bleak House was written in 1853 by Charles Dickens and published by Bradbury & Evans. The location of the short passage in on the first page. My paraphrase of the content in the passage is that in the cities of England, fog covers the landscape as well as the people and it is unpleasant and unwavering. As for the form of the passage, it includes a repetition of the image of fog, as the word fog is used in almost every sentence. Fog is also attached to concrete objects, places, and types of people.
This is shown when the characters in this novel speak out against a concept they know nothing about. Therefore, the literary terms an author uses can make an immense impact to the connections the reader makes to a novel, and help to shape a theme that is found throughout
A motif is a recurring idea or object that helps the audience better understand a piece of literature. The witches cursing of the captain is an extremely important scene because now any other instance of insomnia can be directly related back to the witches. The correlation between the witches and insomnia can then help the audience detect the supernatural presence of the three Weird
I’m Murphy Georger, I am a member of the Park City Swim Team and a student of Treasure Mountain Junior High. I sit in the second row of Ms.Hooker’s class. I found every thing you told us about to be very fascinated. Most of all I really enjoyed learning about you and your background. I appreciate you coming to our class to speech.
Every novel or stories gives a fundamental ideas or lesson for the readers. Most of the lesson are informative and it brings a changes to the readers mind. There will be a universal of an ideas explored in a literature and readers can abstract numerous themes depending on each individual. Similarly, in the novel “the old man and the sea” Hemingway depicted several themes related to nature, people and so on. However determination can also be one of the theme for the readers because the old man, Santiago didn’t gave up fishing even if he had cramp but he took this as an encouragement in his old age.