The guilt that each character feels effects of they live their lives and how they plan to live it in the future. Great Expectations author Charles Dickens does an exceptional job portraying the result that guilt has on the human psyche and on the diverse cast of characters that it
Envy and deceit are catalysts for revenge. William Shakespeare idolized Geoffrey Chaucer and allowed him to influence his plays and poems. All of his works were written in a poetic language. In the tragedy, Othello, Shakespeare uses characterization and external conflict to create Iago’s deceptive, vengeful, and envious motives. Using the characters’ relationships against them, the play reveals the power of deception and misinformation to destroy trust and loyalty.
In the novel: The Outsiders, written by the deft and skillful S.E Hinton, we are given an insight on life as an outsider through realistic and symbolic characters. Many poignant themes are highlighted throughout the composition, however, prejudice and generalization in society, the importance of brotherhood, and the priority of being street smart, are the most prominent themes, they piece the story together, portraying and describing the daily struggles of an outsider. Prejudice and generalization in society is one of the many preeminent themes displayed in The Outsiders, owing to the fact that it features all along in the novel through a prolific number of the character’s words and actions. The novel is set in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in which constant warfare between two gangs monopolize, afflict, and oppress the district. On one specific side (east) are the Greasers, specifically distinguished by the abundant grease
The story is rather scary a theme that the author considers as a great way of expressing both the social and personal anxieties over war, bullies, parents, children, drugs, and sex. On the other hand, “Good Man is Hard to Find” is a somewhat cynical tale that is uncompromising especially in the way that it ensures effective bringing out of the manipulative characteristics of humans alongside pettiness. Both stories tend to have main characters having similar characteristics, and their dominant theme is death. The paper thus intends on looking at how the theme of death is brought out in both stories using the main characters. Edgar’s story tends to feature some of the significant issues that include death, love and plain horror.
Humanity is considered to be beautiful but is the monster shoved in the closet. Mankind has had moments of disaster and at the same time brought groups together. Even the ugliness that is created from which events always seems to bring the best of people. This can only be described as a paradox, something that is seen as beautiful and yet be ugly at the same time. World War II is a prime example of this paradox.
In The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood many of the prescribed elements fit the genre of dystopian literature, such as characters, setting and theme. This is evident as Atwood shows the oppression of the characters that have to conform by strict demanding rules; the Republic of Gilead as a totalitarian state that favors compulsory rules and the use of themes to reveal certain characteristics found in dystopian society. Opposite from a utopia, a perfect world, a dystopia presents the world in all its negative aspects. Therefore, technological advances and war have left the Republic of Gilead in a devastating state. The Handmaids are valued for their ovaries and must lie down while the wives witness their husbands attempt to impregnate another woman.
His writing has been exploring of the painful psychological impact of colonial cultural decline. Comrade Mzala rightly opines that “Art is an important weapon in the struggle; it either reinforces or undermines the power of the oppressor”. Through the novel Petals of Blood and Matigari we see Ngugi writing as a strong social satire. Both novels portray the life after colonial era but the common thing is the same situation and problem faced by natives during colonialism. Ngugi works are characterized by criticism against European unacceptable law and injustice.
To address this, she satirizes this aspect of the novel through exaggerating and mocking the ever-increasing gap between the rich and poor. Atwood’s emphasis on the contrasting lifestyles, education, and occupation make it apparent to the readers that the polarizing social hierarchy is a problem that needs to be fixed. This novel successfully unravels the many flaws in our society through depicting the fascinating lives of Jimmy and Crake. Ultimately, Atwood’s Oryx and Crake comprises of a near-immaculate blend of satire that will be continuously cherished for years to come. Works Cited Atwood, Margaret.
Considered a fascinating mixture of both abominable moral dimensions and a creation full of wonder, Lolita depicts in great depth and detail a story of travesty and hiding, a story of deranged criminality which takes the form of the soul wrenching confession of a pedophile, of a mad man and of a wretched soul of an artist. Through Humbert Humbert’s memoir of pain and despair, so morally tainted and predatory in its nature, Nabokov skillfully fosters and transforms the taboo theme of a pedophiliac attraction into the complex mirage of an ultimate passion with its most virile, enchanting fruits of temptation, allure, sin and obsession. This most horrific scene is morphed and distorted through its distinctive patterns and esthetically pleasing