To begin, Nathaniel Hawthorne utilizes pathos throughout his writing to imprint the importance of individual conscience into the reader 's mind. Hawthorne begins the book by having the reader pity the main character, Hester Prynne, as she is a young, husbandless, mother in a society that shames her for her unfortunate circumstances: “haughty as her demeanor was, she perchance underwent an agony from every footstep of those that thronged to see her, as if her heart had been flung in the street for them all to spurn and trample upon” (Hawthorne, 53). The consistent misfortune of Prynne evokes emotion in the reader and stresses the weight of her decisions. Prynne manages her way through such a hostile society -“Happy are you, Hester, that wear the scarlet letter openly on your bosom” (Hawthorne, 188)- in a way that is metaphorically applicable to the real world, allowing the reader to truly connect and understand the character for who they are. This connection adheres with the reader, whether it be conscious or not, and affects their day to day life, changing how readers view situations given to them ranging in
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. This foreshadowing technique evokes distress and worry among readers. Moreover, the novel contains lots of irony which carries various feelings throughout the book. For instance, Wiesel writes how when his train arrived in Auschwitz, all of the Jewish families celebrated. He continues by proposing various false descriptions contrasting from the incoming reality.
This shows that both the main characters have experience with immigration. Another way that the texts are similar is through tone. In “The Red Umbrella,” Lucy’s parents send her away, but breaking the news creates a depressed, hurt tone that shows how some immigration can be hurtful at times. In “A ‘Band-Aid’ for 800 Children,” Sandigo must feel bad for the children who lost their parents through illegal immigration, which creates an underlying tone of sadness. The final technique used in both texts is figurative language.
His proposal deals with economic degeneration, over population and famine. He wrote it as a joke and as a mockery of what Ireland has become while showing his disdain towards the higher-class during this period. Swifts proposal to these social issues, as stated, is for the parents of a marginalized family to be allowed to sell their children for a certain amount of money to be consumed by the rich, thereby solving the predicaments. He [Swift] is a very nationalistic man that vies for Ireland to be a better country even by criticizing his fellow Irishmen. Swift begins the proposal, “A Modest Proposal For Preventing The Children Of Poor People In Ireland, From Being A Burden To Their Parents Or Country, And For Making Them Beneficial To The Publick”, or most commonly referred to as “A Modest Proposal”, by giving a brief background of the current state of Ireland, specifically Dublin.
Once they are home, Mrs. Turpin mulls over the fact that Mary Grace called her an old warthog from hell, and quickly her attitude turns into wrath. After she cries out to God with anger she has a vision and a revelation. Through the use of irony, foreshadowing and symbolism, O’Connor expresses that every person is seen as equal in
People took advantage of their desperation, struggles and of their high hopes and dreams of a better life. In this book, you can see how problematic all the situations they dealt with were and how desperation affected people’s behaviour in peculiar ways. In Grapes of Wrath, money is a very important theme, that shows up in important moments in the book. The economic downfall, also known as the Great Depression, was a huge bellwether for how people acted in the 1930s. The fear of the inability to provide for oneself and his/her family drove the families to this struggle.
“Boston Tea Party” Mikaela: Reporter(Grace Willinberg) Parker: Ancre(Jay Rickly) Maura: Eye Witness(Elizabeth Adams, Sam Adams Wife) Parker: ...and so the Sons of Liberty has been, (touches his ear) BREAKING NEWS BREAKING NEWS! (breaking news report thing) Parker: The Patriots have struck again now hitting the 3 tea ships, Dartmouth, Eleanor, and Beaver. We can’t stand not having our wonderful tea. So, they are dumping the tea into the water! Also, they were heard screaming down the streets telling people.THese tea acts have really been hardfor us.
The use of symbolism, to a large extent, also portrays the woman’s feelings derived from her sense of imprisonment. The opening line “Her clothes are out of date” as well as the children 's behaviour; demanding her constant attention as they "whine", "bicker" and "tug her skirt” are symbolic representations of how the mother no longer lives the same life she used to. The reference to “out of date” emphasises the sacrifices the woman has made for her family, whilst the children’s dialogue illustrates their negative depiction from the mother’s perspective. In this piece, the children are the catalyst for change; depicted as having a crushing weight on the mother’s emotions, leading to the development of her belief she is tied to a straining and sacrificial life as a result of
Talking about controversial topics in humorous ways could help these topics be discussed easily. Swift uses Satire to get his point across about how ridiculous people were being with their theories of overpopulation. One of his most famous uses of satire is in his pamphlet “A Modest Proposal”. “A Modest Proposal” is a pamphlet highlighting an overpopulation and poverty problem in Ireland. Swift’s “modest” proposal began by lamenting the sad fate of the poverty stricken Irish who have to spend all their time looking for food to give to their starving children.