Everyone, at some point in their life, has encountered the injustices of stereotypes. Those suffocating labels that society places on individuals can dampen spirits and destroy dreams. John Steinbeck and Zora Neale Hurston explore the effects of such stereotypes in their poignant stories “The Chrysanthemums” and “The Yellow Mule,” respectively. Both main characters find themselves trapped in a box deemed appropriate for women. Steinbeck’s Elisa invests herself in her garden taking care of her beloved plants.
Simile: Jane "had flown at (John Reed) like a mad cat" comparing Jane's behavior to that of a wild beast. Metaphor: Jane describes Mr. Brocklehurst as "a black pillar," a stack of stone blocks, because of his impressive figure and dark dress. Simile: Jane loves her doll; it is one of the few possessions she has, and it brings her comfort. She describes it as being "shabby as a miniature scarecrow," meaning that her doll is ragged. The similes and metaphors add to the overall meaning of the text by expressing examples of Jane's
Scout narrates, “Jem opened the box, Inside, surrounded by wads of damn cotton was a white, waxy, perfect camellia” (Lee 111). This shows how Mrs Dubose was trying to spread white supremacy and racism to Jem. The white camellias symbolize the growth and spread of racism throughout the town because of the trial. In conclusion, in her novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses the symbolic significance of the snowman and fire, the mad dog, and the white camellia to contribute to the effects of racism during the early 1900s. Harper Lee shows how difficult it was to live in the 1930s as a black person.
In the poem "Root Cellar" there are a few different figures of speech the author uses. He uses simile when he says, "Hung down long yellow evil necks, like tropical snakes" and "Roots ripe as old bait." Personification is also used when the lightbulbs go hunting looking for chinks in the dark. Imagery is another type of speech used this this story, with the title being "Root Cellar" you automatically think of a type of basement in a house. as you read the story you see the meaning of root has changed and suggest that it is a plant root and the author is really referring to a greenhouse.
‘The Third Wish’, a fantasy genre, short story written by Joan Aiken, talks about an unsuccessful marriage. ‘The Monkey’s Paw’, a mystery genre, written by W. W. Jacobs, warns the character the consequences of wishing, which lead to losing a loved-one. They both incorporate common features like the use of three wishes as the motif, and a sense of atmosphere created with all the foreshadowing and metaphors, . The next few paragraphs will be talking about the characterization that shapes the main plot, the meaning behind the symbolic items and the inspirational theme that created the mood, and motif in the stories. The main theme from the two stories are different.
Typically, the message behind these objects revolve around the idea of mortality as well as the lack of value that goods contain in order to make the viewer think about how life is short (Tate 5). An example of a still life painting is Philippe de Champaigne’s Vanitas, in this piece a flower, skull, and hourglass are place in a row along a table each symbolising doom (Tate 5). The tulips represents a moment of glory due to it wilting away, the hourglass shows the passing of time due to it eventually counting down, and the skulls is the inevitability of death that comes for everyone (Lubbock 5). Overall, the piece is depicting the timeline of a person’s life as well as how short it is and how it should be valued because it is precious (Lubbock
In the closer tree, three half-bird, half-woman creatures called Harpies peck at the tree-souls branches and clearly cause it discomfort. Dante and Virgil are also told that when a soul is cast to this forest, it starts as a sapling and is abused by the Harpies. This could be the reason why the roots of the trees shown are so deformed. The last detail Dante and Virgil hear is how the former bodies of the tree-souls are later hung on their branches and left for them to see the body that they once abandoned. Having text to accompany this illustration helps your mind paint a picture of old, gnarled, oak trees with blood coming out of the branches.
Appear to be a harmless flower but really be the dark person under and kill Duncan by keeping his trust and trust of people around us. The uses of the imperitive makes what she is saying more convincing to Macbeth and the reference to the ‘serpent’ is an allusion to the Bible story Genesis where the serpent represents evil that convinced Eve to eat the apple. Also here Lady Macbeth appears to be incharge of Macbeth and more masculine in nature also shown by the imperatives, but later on she cannot keep up this appearance and she starts to suffer and lose her appearance. This is shown in the quote, “Out damned spot! Out, I say!
In the fiendish woods the Devil approaches to young Goodman Brown and succeeds in tempting him to keep up with the journey. The Devil 's staff looks very much alike to a snake, which makes the whole scene look like a Biblical one, when the serpent manages to make Eva taste the forbidden fruit. The blaze on a clearing stand for the hellfire and is opposed to the water used during the baptism procedure. Finally, Faith 's pink ribbons are the most flabbergasting as a symbol, but seem to be hard to notice when reading. It turned out that colour pink means purity in Dark Romanticism.
Often, children create urban legends about people, like the descriptions of the Radley Family and Miss Lottie in the stories To Kill a Mockingbird and Marigolds. The Radley Family in To Kill a Mockingbird are described as very secretive, and very secluded which causes them to not keep up with their yard, further making the legend for the children. “Rain-rotted shingles drooped over the eaves of the veranda; oak trees kept the sun away.”. Due to the setting of the Radley estate, the legend is perpetuated. Miss Lottie is a very ancient being to the children, making her origin unknown, making the legend go on.
In Sue Monk Kidd’s novel, The Secret Life of Bees, Kidd incorporates the literary technique of allusion to assist the reader in delving into Lily’s thought process. Furthermore, to incorporate allusion, Kidd compares the message Lily interpreted from the arrival of the bees in her room to the plagues God sent to the pharaoh Ramesses. Lily ponders: Back in my room on the peach farm, when the bees had first come out at night, I had imagined they were sent as a special plague for T. Ray. God saying, Let my daughter go, and maybe that’s exactly what they’d been, a plague that released me (151). As previously determined, Lily had believed that the arrival of the bees was God’s way of forcing T. Ray to let her go, just as the plagues sent to Ramesses
Gone With the Bee In the article, “A Real Buzzkill,” by Steve Ellis and Erich Pica it is describing how honeybees are dying off at an alarming rate, how the deaths of honeybees are affecting humans, and how countries are reacting to honeybees deaths. Apple,milk, butter, and coffee have one thing in common and that is without honeybees’ pollination they would disappear. “But thanks in part to the rampant use of powerful pesticides,known as neonicotinoids, these busy bees are quickly vanishing.”Neonicotinoids are being used on 140 different crops by farmers, even though it has no effect on the crops; however, they are killing bees by damaging their nervous system, weakening their memories, and destroying their ability to fly.
In the story, “The Possibility of Evil” by Shirley Jackson uses several symbols to tell her story about Miss Strangeworth. One symbol she uses are the roses, they represent Miss Strangeworth’s purity in a world full of evil. they are her children and see them as incorruptible object. Another symbol she uses are the letters which Miss Strangeworth send to the people of her town. They represent Miss Strangeworth’s “beacon of light”into a world consumed in darkness.
This idea of the corruption due to incest as is exemplified through the garden motif is reiterated in scene iv of Act III, when Hamlet speaks to his mother of her relationship with Claudius. “Confess yourself to heaven, / Repent what’s past, avoid what is to come, / And do not spread the compost on the weeds / to make them ranker” (lines 168-171). By this, Hamlet is asking his mother to confess to her sins, or her weeds, instead of covering them in compost and making them worse. Hamlet thus compares his mother’s incest to an unweeded garden, and believes this to be a major source of corruption within