In our modern, American cultural context our views of degradation of women are very different than the view of degradation of women in the time The Odyssey was written, and because of these different views, we cannot judge the poem in this modern context. The defense also used the book The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell to explain that myths have four main functions. The defense explained that if we judge the poem with this limiting modern view, the meaning is lost and we gain nothing from the poem. The prosecution argued that the poem needs to be taken in modern American cultural context because that is the viewpoint that is the most relevant to us. However, the defense brought up the fourth
The outline of the first chapter 1 Introduction 2 Terminology of the Holy Grail 3 Pre-Christian Holy Grail 4 The Holy Grail as a Christian symbol 5 The quest of the Holy Grail in literature Chapter 1: Once Upon a Time Introduction “The grail remains one myth that fails to die with the passing of time “(Griffin 6). From antiquity, there have been many mythical stories about great adventures, magic, romantic love and mystery, taking for instance, Robin Hood’s legend, and the famous love story of Cinderella, but none of these have approached the Arthurian legend for its endurance and popularity, one may link this to the Holy Grail which was described by Sandra Miesel, the co-author of The Da Vinci Hoax, in her article”
In Marks perspective he is stranded on this planet with no help. The author described the planet as a dust bowl which enhances the reader’s experience of the atmosphere and situation. Another literary device that the author uses is a rhetorical question. Mark asked “But who cares?” then after answers his own question “I just need to survive for four years”. All these examples show the effectiveness of the author uses of literary devices.
Dear Mr. Thomas Stearns Eliot. I find your poem “The Waste Land” very intriguing. However I can also find it troublesome to understand and that is why I have decided to write this letter to you. I want to share my ideas with you and see if I have interpreted your poem in the best way possible. The title of your poem is “The Waste Land”.
The timeless theme of poverty is explored in the play, A Christmas Carol, the film, A Diva’s Christmas Carol, and is still relevant today when looking at the issue of homelessness. The play, A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, explores the theme of poverty through its portrayal of the heterogeneity
Virginia Woolf once wrote, “It is far harder to kill a phantom than a reality.” It can be difficult to distinguish reality from illusion, especially when that illusion is the basis of one’s life. Although difficult to abandon, believing in a false reality comes with consequences, whether apparent or not. The dystopian short story by E. M. Forster, The Machine Stops, reflects the dangers of accepting a falsity of truth, while Plato’s Allegory of the Cave explores the dichotomy between knowing and not knowing, both addressing the internal and external struggle of humans to reconcile those things. Warning humanity of ignorance, both authors use their text to illustrate that it is the duty of the people to question perceived truths and seek the potential for different, transcendent perspectives in order to avert the dangers for the self and society that arise when one relies on an illusion. The settings of these stories contribute to their overarching themes using symbolism and providing parallels to the real world.
T.S. Eliot’s poem The Waste Land is a major work of modernist literature. Written in the aftermath of the First World War, Eliot’s poem describes the disorganisation and collapse of modern society. In recounting this, Eliot uses a variety of images and symbols The Waste Land. Images are similes and metaphors which the poet has always used either to communicate their meaning or to decorate their language.
Throughout history every writer has his own style and his own way of thinking, but they are all have one thing in common which is some of their themes. No one exactly knows the real number of the themes but the most common ones are; “The Great Journey, The great battle, the noble sacrifice, and love and friendship. The classical mythology played an important role in forming the ideology of thinking according to the 16th century poets for example Shakespeare, as many of his plays are full of these themes such as; Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and Antony and Cleopatra. Considering Hamlet, it is a revenge tragedy play, as revenge in interviewed in the reactions of characters and it also plays an important role in driving force of the plot. In the
Throughout Greek mythology stories, motifs are being used to enrich the stories that are being told. For example in one of the Perseus myths it includes a recurring motif, and in one it says, “In the Perseus myths, include: escaping danger as a baby, defending one's mother against a seducer, a quest that is meant to be fatal but is not, magical devices used during the quest, the rescuing of a princess, and the accidental killing of a relative. Kirk uses various motifs to attempt to date some elements in these myths, contending that the hero myths demonstrate greater narrative complexity than divinity myths” (enotes 3). Authors use motifs to emphasize a certain symbol, and to represent what that motif stands for. The audience is being drawn to a motif because it catches their attention, motifs prod the reader’s emotions as well.