A virtuous lesson taught throughout The Odyssey is the practice of loyalty. One can pick up acts of loyalty in the literary text when Penelope after twenty years without her husband remained pure and never remarried to another man. Penelope so simply could have lost hope that her beloved husband was not going to return home from the war in Troy. Instead, she felt a sense of hope and continued to be loyal to her husband remaining pure. I practiced this virtuous lesson learned by showing loyalty to a friend recently made.
The death of the narrator’s daughter, Grace is a central part of the story because thereafter the narrator stays in contact with Sonny which was a pivotal point for the narrator of coming to the realization he needs Sonny as his brother. To begin, the narrator wrote Sonny in hopes of having someone who understood pain and darkness as the narrator felt in the wake of his daughter’s death. For instance, the author writes this seemingly short yet powerful sentence, “My trouble made his real.”(110) . At the core of this quote, the narrator uses the word “trouble” in describing the pain
In N. Scott Momaday’s “The Way to Rainy Mountain”, the speaker recounts his journey back to Rainy Mountain after the death of his grandmother, Aho. Momday deeply portrays his feelings, attitudes, and emotions toward Rainy Mountain and his grandmother through descriptive language. He depicts a nostalgic and bittersweet tone throughout the story whilst reminiscing about old memories. In paragraph ten, the author emphasizes diction, the rhetorical mode of narration and description, and syntax to truly reveal his respectable and admirable feelings toward his grandmother.
Because of this work, Momaday spread the important aspects of the Native American culture, and worked to preserve the Kiowa history by sharing the importance of protecting culture plus commemorating
A lot of what John Proctor does in The Crucible is to save his wife Elizabeth. When John Proctor says, "I will bring you home. I will bring you soon."(Miller 77) he promises to save his wife from being hanged for witchcraft. This also shows John’s love for his wife, Elizabeth, and his choosing of this love over his lust for Abigail.
Being considerate of others is very important in throughout life. It is something that has existed in history since the beginning of time, and the article “Abigail Adams, Excerpts From Letters to John Adams about the Battle of Bunker Hill and Conditions in Boston” shows the way colonists were very considerate of each other. Abigail writes letters to her husband to let him know that she is okay so that he does not worry about her; she was being very considerate of him because during that time, war was taking place and she was letting him know that she was safe so that he would not worry about her well-being. She also shows herself very brave in her letters in order to make him feel that she is not going through as much difficult times as one
Fences by August Wilson is truly a phenomenal and well written play about the hard times for African Americans and the struggles between a family. Throughout the play Troy, the protagonist, is building a fence under the wish of his wife, Rose. Troy doesn't understand why she wants him to build the fence but his friend Bono does. The fence symbolizes many things in life like love, separation, and protection. Bono describes this as “Some people build fences to keep people out… and other people build fences to keep people in.
Her involvement in civil disobedience was to get buses desegregated. Rosa Parks act of standing up for what she believed had a big part of changing the United States for the better. Staying seated might not mean a lot to you, but in civil disobedience it meant everything to Rosa and the black community. She stayed seated for a greater cause she could have easily moved and said nothing but then nothing would have been accomplished.
For instance, the sentence, “No kin of mine goes to an orphan house, not as long as I have breath in my body”(111). Grandfather’s words mention keeping Mattie with him through the epidemic. Grandfather is talking about how he will take care of Mattie until he dies no matter what situations occur. This connects to the idea of family doing anything to protect each other because Grandfather is risking certain privileges to protect Mattie. The dialogue helps the reader understand the theme because it shows the character's perspective in the novel.
My art piece is based on the quilt penelope was working on to avoid marrying the suitors. I think this is a major part of the story because she kept undoing her work so she could keep the promise she made to odysseus and she never lost faith in him returning to Ithaca. I also chose the quilt because well the artwork on it is nice and because the ship itself is a huge part of the odyssey obviously because I mean he 's basically there most of the book traveling 20 years on a ship to return home. Another thing I notice about the quilt which she said was in honor of odysseus was that the woman on the flag was her which I interpreted was made there so odysseus will never lose faith in returning home to ithaca. While Odysseus is away, her doing
C. S. Lewis presents remarkable ways that different topics and arguments can coincide with each other and make complete connections with the purpose of his book Mere Christianity. After reading Mere Christianity it became apparent that his use of rhetorical devices is unlike any other. He has the ability to portray his arguments in a way that his readers could understand. This quality is quite impressive and every writer, who is trying to persuade, can definitely look upon his work to see a glimpse of what great persuasive piece of writing looks like. SUMMARY
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a novel written by Mark Twain, is often referred to as a great American novel (Goodreads) due to it’s presence of the culture of the United States prior to the Civil War. Not only does this piece of literature demonstrate the mentality of the American society in the midst of slavery, but it also uses the symbolism of Jackson’s Island and the Mississippi river, one of the world’s largest river systems, to emphasize Twain’s message about morality and religion. Although perhaps not initially apparent, Twain tries to convince readers that civilization masks morality and that hypocrisy often lies within religion through Huck and Jim’s journey down the Mississippi River and their various encounters with other characters
Both “Fighting Ruben Wolfe” and “A Christmas Carol” written by Markus Zusak and Charles Dickens display a great sense of morality and ethics through the main characters of their novels. Morality is the principles of a person and what they stand for and ethics is choosing what is right and wrong to act upon. The main characters in “Fighting Ruben Wolfe” are Cameron and Ruben Wolfe. They present their morals and ethics very particularly in how they express them. Their morals don’t immensely change throughout the novel but they do change.
The morality in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is about what is right and what is wrong. In the novel the reader can see the main character Huckleberry Finn struggle with deciding whether his decisions are right or wrong when it comes to tough decisions because Huck was taught what is wrong was good and what is good was wrong. The reader can see how Huckleberry Finn changes morally because of his decisions throughout the novel. The place of morality is of Huckleberry’s actions. We see where Huckleberry Finn gets his moral values from which is his personal values, inner thought, community, family, and even the church.