This idea of home and memories is again referred to in the further line, “riding scars you can’t get lost.” Scars also implies a further development of lacerations into the scars and how they’re still following them and reflecting on the memories of home, reinforcing those ideas. As the lacerations have progressed into scars, the poem shows a further progression in time in the next stanza. The second stanza begins with the runaways on the train mentioned in the first stanza. The line, “lame guard strikes a match and makes the dark less tolerant,” is showing how runaways would want to stay in
With the help of imagery, the reader is able to see, hear, and feel what the narrator experiences. Alliteration is seen as Wiesel writes, “So I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival” (64). In this passage, Eliezer feels guilty that taking care of his dying father has become a burden, and he wishes he could just take care of himself. By using alliteration to express his shame, Wiesel draws the reader's attention and transmits the feeling to the reader. In the novel, Madame Schachter has visions of something terrible happening while on the train to Auschwitz as she exclaimed how she sees fire and flames.
Is John Proctor a good man? From the very beginning of The Crucible, he has shown himself to be a charismatic and powerful man who is not afraid to state what is on his mind. These traits would make him out to be a righteous man to question the motives of those who accuse others of witchcraft. But his affair with the young Abigail Williams taints him because of the facts that he is hypocritical over the same sin he committed. However, in the end, John Proctor proves to be a good man with pure intentions... What is the measure of a good person?
Literary Analysis #2 Hills Like White Elephants This short story by Ernest Hemmingway, is about a man and woman’s difference in opinion with one another. The couple is waiting on a train to arrive at the junction station to take them to Madrid, Spain so that the woman can have an operation. In this story, Hemmingway utilizes symbolism and clues to explain the plot of the story and the conflict the two characters are having. Some of the symbolism in the story is difficult to decipher and this analysis will help understand the story by explaining the symbolism. Hemmingway calls the main characters in this story “the American and the girl.” The main characters seem to be in a romantic relationship with one another and have spent some time
Works Cited: The introduction to the edition I 'm listening to is by General John W. Vessey Jr., and therein he describes it as an anti-war novel, comparing it to The Red Badge of Courageand All Quiet on the Western Front. I can see a bit of why that might be. Damon is a very good officer, who cares about his men but is also good at fighting and deeply committed to seeing his objectives through. He 's horrified by the things that he sees while at the same time seeing them as necessary. In a long conversation after the Armistice with his mentor/commanding officer (one of the weak points of the novel one has to ignore is that there 's a tendency of the author to pontificate a bit through his characters) Damon talks about how there must never be another war, how after seeing the horrors of this war politicians and nations must find anohter way to solve their disputes, while his mentor (who is
This paper will discuss the motif of the double in Strangers on a Train. While the double is a recurring motif in Hitchcock’s work that he routinely employs in order to explore questions of moral responsibility, identity, and guilt, it receives its most overt and thorough treatment in Strangers on a Train. Studies of the film have consistently understood Bruno as a stand in for Guy’s unspoken desire, the chaos held at bay by societal order - Guy does indeed want to ‘get rid of’ his wife, but he transfers this responsibility (and associated guilt) to Bruno (Walker; Wood; Dellolio; Truffaut). As Walker notes, in Hitchcock’s films, the double most often serves as an ‘alter ego’ that enacts the repressed/disavowed/unpermitted desires of another character. Indeed, as Walker points out, There is little ambiguity that this is precisely what Hitchcock meant to communicate in the film, as he has formally stated this in correspondence with Francois Truffaut: Truffaut: “This picture [...] is systematically built around the figure ‘two’.
Subsequently, he continuously “morphs” into different personalities, and the train successfully sheds light into this ambivalence and ambiguity. In addition, the train signifies motion, travel, and distance, expanding on the idea that the farther Gogol goes away from home, the farther he becomes from his true culture, heritage, and overall self. As a result, this connects to the overall obstacle in Gogol’s life because he is torn between “taking the train” and embodying this whole other person or sticking to his roots and becoming one with his culure.The metaphorical indication of the train can also be seen in later parts of the novel, for example, during Gogol’s quiet and gradual realization. Lahiri states, “Gogol reflects that their life has been formed by a series of accidents—first Ashoke’s train accident, inspiring
While the story is complex and insightful, the reader is challenged to solve the meaning of the story and use their own interpretations. The alcohol, the train and the scenery are all symbols of the difficulties the couple is currently facing. Ernest Hemingway does an excellent job at using symbols to help tell the story. He chose symbols that helped enhance the plot as well as the conflict which is the pregnancy. “Hills Like White Elephants” has many symbolic meanings that help explain how a couple struggles with communicating, the journey ahead and the options they have when making an important
I have chosen to analyze the poem “My Faithful Mother Tongue” by Czeslaw Milosz for the various similarities between my own experience and the author’s regarding the identity of self and tone as it is written. In Milosz poem, we can appreciate different emotions and important life aspects of the author, such as the problems he faced while living in the communist regime of Poland. The author and I can relate to the internal conflict of missing our homeland as we both had to cope with identifying ourselves in a different culture. We both had to deal with the hurt of leaving a homeland but remaining positive of the opportunities and safety the new one provided. I am a proud Venezuelan.
The modern reader, on the time spectrum, has had the chance to discuss the sexism that prevails in society and the need for feminism; Nora 's courage in going against the pillars of the Victorian era is something the modern reader finds commendable and aspiring. If the play had been performed today, the modern reader would be the one to stand up and whistle during the scene of the slamming of the door, while the Victorian reader 's face would turn pale with shock at Nora