reality VS myths make us conscious The hero's journey is the most important part of a myth. It is a cycle where someone left their house and everything when he was a kid; left for an adventure or a mysterious event. Pass through many fight, have power or treasure, in some cases the foundation of a city. After it, have a fight to death with their enemies.
Composition In Virgil’s Aeneid ‘Suffer poverty’s strictness’ is witnessed with Queen Dido in book four. An important difference is that she is not literally poor, but she becomes emotionally poor. “The man’s heroic lineage, his noble character— Flood her mind, his face and words transfix Her heart, and her desire gives her no rest.” This quote from Virgil’s Aeneid show how madly in love Dido is with Aeneas since Cupid casts a spell on her to love Aeneas.
Rafael Trujillo was trained by the U.S Marines which enabled him to join the Dominican National Police. He rised to power while in the Dominican National Police during United States occupation in the Dominican Republic which later on became the National Army on May of 1928. He took advantage of his position to do illegal business to make himself rich. After being named chief of the National Army his fortune began to grow even more. This enabled him to purchase land in and outside of the city.
The novel written by Julia Alvarez, In the Time of the Butterflies, is about four sisters: Patria, Dede, Minerva, and Mate Maribal. They live the the Dominican Republic during the presidency of Rafael Trujillo, a ruthless leader. As they grow up, resistance groups start assembling, and the sisters join in hopes of saving their country, while also trying to live their lives. The theme of fighting and also trying to maintain normalcy in life is the best theme in the entire book.
In the novel In the Time of the Butterflies, Julia Alvarez uses the motif of a butterfly to compare the four sisters and depict their experiences. A butterfly undergoes complete metamorphosis, and the larvae grows to become completely different than the adult butterfly. They begin as eggs, then become the larva, or caterpillar. They continuously grow throughout this stage caterpillar stage. After full growth, a caterpillar develops into a pupa, or chrysalis; which is kept protected inside a silk cocoon.
II. A leader is characteristically defined by their willingness to depart from selfish pleasures and act instead with the interests of the greater good in mind. As an epic hero, the son of the prince Anchises and the goddess Venus (Aphrodite), Aeneas’s objectives are no less than greatness. Yet, even with the interference and guidance of the gods Aeneas is still very much a man, and just like a man he is tempted by mortal desires; seduced by the wilds of womankind. Perhaps the most noticeable sacrifice made during his voyage is the romantic affair that takes place between himself and Dido of Carthage.
Texts critique the moral concerns of their time. Caswell’s novel ‘A Cage of Butterflies’ (Published in 1992) illustrates this through the thematic concern of science as a double-edged sword. Caswell emphasises the moral break-down of humankind through the characterisation of mad scientists, who through their greed and desire for scientific advancement fail to remember basic human values and respect for others. Through this, Caswell highlights the danger of humans usurping the role of God, and the importance of morality for the future of humankind.
After reading "The Death of a Moth" by Annie Dillard I can conclude that this essay has a second meaning to it. I can see that Dillard wrote this essay with a lot of details so readers could understand what she was saying or to make readers imagine what she experienced. This essay that Dillard wrote talks about how she watched a moth burn for over two hours. Dillard implied that the moth still meant something even after it was burned. This is why I think that this essay that Dillard wrote has a second meaning to it.
In the story The Death of the Moth, Virginia Woolf illustrates the universal struggle between life and death. Woolf portrays in passing the valiance of the struggle, of the fight of life against death, but she acknowledges as well the difficulty of this struggle. Woolf’s purpose in writing this essay is to depict the patheticness of life in the face of death, and to garner respect for the awesome power that death has over life. Throughout the essay Woolf adopts a calm, observant, and sophisticated tone in order to present her message and experiences to her readers through imagery, symbolism, and her use of personification.
In In The Time of the Butterflies, Julia Alvarez utilizes the power struggle between Trujillo, dictator of the Dominican Republic in 1994 and the Mirabal sisters, who try to overthrow the government, as a means to demonstrate the power struggle the people faced during this time period of Trujillo’s reign. Trujillo is a man who thrives on power and put spies in place to make sure that none of the people were even hinting towards a revolt. When Papa makes a snide comment about Trujillo being a female ruler, in that moment, “the dark fills with spies who are paid to hear things and report them down at Security” (Alvarez 10). This was the beginning of the end of three out of the four Mirabal sisters. Trujillo posts his face on every newspaper, book cover, and anything that people commonly use in order to promote how great he is.