Finally, Twain mirrors the flaws of his own self-centered 19th century society through the world of his fictional book. In Huckleberry Finn, lying is a self-serving act that everybody does. Despite the idea that many readers see Huck as a moral sinner, he ultimately lies for his own self-interest and protection. With Huck as the narrator, the reader is more likely to sympathize with him and his motives and agree with his thoughts and morals.
As has just become obvious figurative expressions are problematic, and not just for non-English speakers. George Orwell wrote in his 1946 essay "Politics and the English Language": “By using stale metaphors, similes and idioms, you save mental effort at the cost of leaving your meaning vague, not only for your reader but for yourself.” Orwell probably didn’t have the term “booty call” in mind, but his argument that idioms and cliché expressions mix “vagueness and sheer incompetence” holds true. Orwell argued that politicians are the worst abusers of figurative speech. They take the
Hilda Doolittle and Edgar Poe are amazing writers yet two distinctive writers. Edgar Poe expresses about her outer beauty, yet Hilda Doolittle expresses her inner beauty, how Greece despises it. For instance, in the poem “To Helen “ by Edgar Poe it said “Thy hyacinth hair , thy classic face, Thy Naiad airs have brought me home”,the author used an alliteration with “hyacinth hair”,but he compared her hair to a flower and her face structure being elegant, gorgeous. Evenmore, “Naiads” are water spirits, said to be very beautiful just like his description of Helen. On the other hand, the other poem “Helen” by H.D., is a hatred poem.
Through calling the reader “a piece of rubbish … [unaware] that the people who inhabit this place … cannot stand you”, Kincaid emphasizes that the reader is part of this tourist stereotype that she describes throughout her message (Kincaid
In “A Perfect Day for Bananafish”, the character Muriel is developed from her actions that take place inside of her Florida hotel room and the conversation she has with her mother over the phone. “As the telephone dialogue unfolds her character, our initial indication is reinforced and amplified; we come to see that, for all her chic and poise, Muriel is basically simple- and basically corrupt” (Lane). It is proposed that Salinger used the phone dialogue to make Muriel seem narcissistic and overcritical of her surroundings. Before Muriel even answers the phone call from her mother, she completes frivolous tasks “She washed her comb and brush. She took the spot out of the skirt of her beige suit.
This one-sided story by the narrator, Montresor, leads to a suspenseful conclusion not only that Fortunato’s insults perhaps are minor, but also that Fortunato may not recognize the issues at all. This lack of evidence and unrealistic friendship lead readers to believe that Fortunato does not deserve to be buried alive. Montresor could be just a sadistic character who wants to murder his enemy for
This inspires Medea to take revenge on the King and Princess of Corinth, and on Jason. Euripides’ use of minor characters in Medea, specifically the Nurse, Creon and Aegeus, serves to hold the story together, moving the plot forward and reflecting the cultural values of the time, while also revealing a key theme of the play: the gods’ support of Medea. The minor characters also, through the exemplification of the cultural importance of oaths, heirs and patriarchy in Ancient Greece, ground the story to the time period in which it was set and written. The Nurse, the first minor character we meet, is used by Euripides to introduce the story and its characters, as well as to reflect the societal importance of patriarchy and oaths.
And don't you come near me ever again" (Voltaire, 8). After this occurs, Candide is helped by an Anabaptist named James. The kindness of this man shows Voltaire's disapproval of religious prejudice, considering at this time Anabaptists were extremely unpopular and often persecuted. Throughout the novel, popular religions are criticized and shown to be highly immoral continuously through characters such as the Inquisitor, Don Issacar, and Pope Urban X. Voltaire imprints these ideas in the minds of the oppressed by having lower class characters as well-liked characters in order to relate with the reader and by making Dr.
In Chopin 's “The Storm,” female sexuality is explored in a creole woman of the late 1800’s. The short story begins on a scene of an incoming storm, a plot device used by the author to propel the story. This short story describes an encounter leading to an affair between a woman, Calixta, and a man, Alcee. Rather than pass judgment on the characters by condemning the morality of their actions, Chopin simply tells their tale. The author explores this female sexuality by refraining from judgment, meticulously recording the couple’s encounter through allegory and creates a peaceful ending for every character, who, seemingly, are all better off than they were before the affair.
The most turbulent and liberating moment of life is the moment one ‘leaves the nest’. Jamaica Kincaid’s Lucy paints the troubled narrative of a young woman finding a new life in America and wrestling with the roles society has placed upon her. Lucy remarks that “on their way to freedom, some people find riches, some people find death” (Kincaid, 129). Lucy’s battle leads her down a road of riches of newfound independence, however, she ultimately finds herself in desolation.
In the passage, “On Seeing England for the First Time,” the author, Kincaid, uses different stylistic and rhetorical devices to convey her perception and attitude towards England. She shifts from glorifying England to making it sounds like a piece of trash on the ground. The two devices that were highly enforced in this passage were tone and repetition, with these two devices Kincaid made her statement clear of how she felt about England. In the beginning Kincaid begins her passage by stating she was just a child when she first laid eyes on England. “The England I was looking at was laid out on a map quietly, beautifully, delicately, a very special jewel; it lay on a bed of sky blue..,” (Page 364, paragraph 1) states how mesmerized Kincaid was by her first impression of England.
Through the use of rhetorical elements, Kincaid, Dario, and Adichie each attempt in communicating their belief of a certain idea and perspective. In her short book, Kincaid criticizes privileged people as she reminisces her former life in Antigua. Meanwhile, through his poem, Dario expresses his belief of the differences between Americans who originate from the North and those who originate from the South. Finally, Adichie highlights the negative influences of a single story in which a story is told through a biased perspective. Ultimately, Dario and Adichie successfully open a dialogue while Kincaid is unable to effectively do so.
In the satirical article, “On Seeing England for the First Time” (1991), Jamaica Kincaid, a proud Antiguan-American writer, condemns England’s unacceptable acts of erasure upon a nation’s culture. She remarks that England has unrightfully censured the death of the Caribbean culture and the people's long-held nationalism for Antigua; and yet although Antigua had freed itself from England's chokehold, the nation has already been constructed in such a way that it had become economically dependent on the English. Kincaid illustrates this impassioned resentment towards England by her usage of ironic imagery and sarcastic repetition within her childhood anecdotes of conformity. She criticizes England’s unjust authority in order to present the condemning
African and Asian colonies established during the age of Imperialism affected economies around the world. A large factor in the participation of many people was the need for money, and a change in the colonies’ inhabitants lives was largely driven by the necessity of migration. The thatjobs available varied from plantation work to mining. Driven by the need for money, the loss of land adequate to support families, or sometimes by the orders of colonial authorities, millions of colonial subjects sought employment.
The passage “On Seeing England for the First Time” by Jamaica Kincaid uses repetition and figurative language to convey her resentment toward England. Jamaica Kincaid uses repetition in her passage to show how her attitudes toward England as it slowly erased the Antigua’s culture. Kincaid uses the words “Made in England” to express how the English had dominated their culture and their way of life; the Antigua people had been asphyxiated by the English and their culture so aggressively and for so long that they began feeling inferior for not being English which made them try even harder to strive and be just like them because they considered that their main goal, to be able to be part of the magnificence that was the english culture. She goes on to explain how she had to change personal aspects to be more acceptable by her society