The Sirens are portrayed differently in Homer’s The Odyssey and Atwood’s “Siren Song.” Their use of diction is eloquently written with different tones and point of view. With this, they deliver two stories of the Sirens.
In the World War II extermination camp Chelmno there were 150,000 deaths, the camp Belzec had 435,000 deaths, and the notorious Auschwitz-Birkenau camp ruled with over 1,000,000 deaths. In the unbelievable novel Night by Elie Wiesel, the author gives the audience a first person look on his experiences throughout his time at several prisoner of war camps as a Jewish teenager. Through the use of motifs about the night and a person’s eyes, Wiesel writes about the deeper meaning of how he kept his dignity in the face of inhumane cruelty. By analyzing the novel Night by Elie Wiesel, one can interpret the central theme of the story into a deeper meaning from the descriptions of the night and eyes, which is important because it helps younger generations to understand clearly what Holocaust survivors endured.
Beware of the Sirens, Scylla, and Charybdis A Greek poet named Homer wrote a famous epic poem called The Odyssey. The epic poem was about a brave lord, Odysseus, and his men encountering a few arduous obstacles during their journey back to Ithaca. In Book 12, “Beware of the Sirens, Scylla, and Charybdis,” translated by Robert Fitzgerald, Odysseus has to make a difficult decision about losing all his men to Charybdis’ whirlpool or only six to Scylla’s ferocious head. This story can relate to the poem, “The Sirens,” written by James Russell Lowell. Both men being compelled by sirens’ singing.
The world has yet to know “its” true secrets and dive deeper under the mask of perception. Though we may feel like nature is throwing karma at us at times, we continue to honor nature for its patience. In the poems, “Ode to Enchanted Light” by Pablo Neruda and “Sleeping in the Forest” by Mary Oliver, both of the literary works share an appreciation for nature. Though this is true for both, they express their love and feelings differently. Pablo Neruda’s poem praises light as enchanting, whereas Mary Oliver’s poem personifies Earth as a motherly figure and gives off mother nature vibes.
Light is to life as darkness is to creativity and curiosity. Darkness as described by Bogard is what drives curiosity and reveals all the beauty of the night. Bogard's argument on creativity is elaborated by his use of allusion of Van Gogh's "Starry Night" and Paris' reputation as "The City of Light". By referencing Starry Night, a work of art generally considered to be elegant and exquisite, Bogard establishes that a world absent of excess artificial light could hold the key to a beautiful night sky like Starry Night. This urges the readers to learn and understand the disadvantages of our world being engulfed by unnatural, artificial lighting.
From this quote, it is evident that priestly wants people to change their attitude towards each other, especially those of a lower social class. At the beginning of the quote the Inspector claims there are “millions and millions and millions” of people like Eva Smith. In this short quotation, Priestly has used repetition to emphasise the word millions. From the use of repetition, we, the audience in 2017, can infer that Priestly wanted whoever was to play Inspector Goole, no matter when the play was being performed, to emphasise the point that there are so many people like Eva Smith.
The sun symbolizes light, the rain symbolizes darkness, and the closet symbolizes cruelty. What does this mean to you? This could mean different things, depending on how different people analyze it. Not all people think about the sun, rain, and closets in the same way. The story “All Summer In A Day”, a short story by Ray Bradbury, shows you how this is possible.
What I read is interwoven with who I was, who I am and who I will turn out to be. It is a way to gain perceptions on the world and a way to learn things that you would never know otherwise. The more you read, the larger your world becomes. Personally, I am and always have been an avid reader, and I would much rather curl up with a book than watch a film.
The Servant Songs are four poems in Second Isaiah (42:1-4, 49:1-6, 50:4-11, and 52:13-53:12) that introduce the figure of the Suffering Servant (Tullock & McEntire, 2006). The poems, each in turn, adds additional information on the Servant until the end when his trial and eventual death are given in detail. The first poem introduces the Servant’s mission of “bringing justice to the Nations.” The second poem introduces the Servant’s responsibility in the world and his call from God. The third poem describes the Servant’s submission to God and the strength that god will supply the Servant with to accomplish his job on earth, to show no fear.
As best stated by Paul Alster, “ the truth of the story lies in the details.” When it comes to novels, the reader must partake in a close reading to get to the nitty gritty of what is trying to be said by the author and/or characters of that novel. We The Animals, by Justin Torres, is the perfect example of such a novel. There were endless messages linked throughout the novel linking story lines to one another from beginning to end. However, it is not as easy, ad the reader, to such details because Torres constantly withholds information from the audience.