Both the poem “Warren Pryor” by Alden Nowlan and the short story “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr express a depressing tone. “Warren Pryor” is about a son who chooses a career that he dislikes in order to please his parents. “Harrison Bergeron” is about a dystopian society where excellence in any way is considered a disadvantage and inequality for others. In both texts, the protagonists all face the barrier of having their nature being stifled; however, the speaker in the poem chooses not to fight back for himself, while the majority in the short story is not even able to realize the barrier that they face. In the poem, the speaker Warren Pryor is under the pressure and high expectation of his parents that he has to choose to work
Lastly, the two words the son and the man add to the complexity of the relationship. This shows that the man can’t picture himself being a father, especially after knowing he can’t meet the child’s expectation, but will always picture his son being a child in his eyes. In conclusion the author uses literary devices to add depth and emotion to the complex relationship between the two characters. He does this by changing the point of view throughout the poem from son to father. He uses a purposeful structure from present to future coming back to present to demonstrate with the complexity of the father's
However, the ironic nature and satirical tone by the author is evidence to the true purpose of the work: to expose the avarice of landowners and their gain for self-interest. Despite the persona of the work to be one of immovable and confident in stance on his proposal, in which he sees no counter to. This clever conveyance was done by using irony and satire, along with reasoning, stylistic devices of comparisons, associations, and emphasis, and the use of credibility, logic, and emotion to persuade the audience to preferring the
McCandless expresses this disdain in many ways throughout the book, including the authors he worshiped, books he read, and passages he underlined, such as a quote from Doctor Zhivago, which reads: “Oh, how one wishes sometimes to escape from the meaningless dullness of human eloquence, from all those sublime phrases, to take refuge in nature apparently so inarticulate or in the wordlessness of long, grinding labor, of sound sleep, or of a human understanding rendered speechless by emotion!” (189) This clearly shows that Chris valued what he believed a restless life in the wilderness could give him over what he surmised society could. This belief influenced Chris’s decisions throughout his life, and is reflected in Vedder’s
A double-edged sword of sorts, the use of emotion in his statements could have both captivated his audience or caused them to dismiss his point entirely, not wanting to admit to the atrocities being brought to light. By bringing up the suffering inflicted on animals, indigenous peoples, the environment, and the legacy of the American pioneer, Carter taps into the one weakness even the strongest man cannot protect against, what makes us human- emotion. However, these tools could not be drawn blatantly, in the event of them being perceived as a direct attack on his audience. Instead, his words needed to be woven covertly, letting the audience think their subconscious had stumbled upon a moral discovery rather than a skillfully calculated bombardment. With the use of personal stories, remarks about his own emotions, reflections of history, and patriotism, Carter subtly entrenches his own beliefs into the hearts of his audience.
They now are putting themselves in the shoes of a bystander. This creates a logic of, if I hate him for not standing up in that situation, and I am him in another situation, then I would hate myself. Therefore, there is a new self-motivation created from the audience for the audience to stand up. Now in an effort not to fall into his very same position they will be more likely to stand up which means he did effectively use logos to achieve his goal. Over all, Sam Cook’s spoken word poem “Flat Land” effectively used ethos pathos and logos to achieve its purpose.
Robert Hayden a poet who uses the tragic world around him to write his version of the truth. The work that Hayden has published contains several different meanings, but in almost every poem there is a small reference to the conflict of humanity. He does not want to believe that human decency is dead, he wishes to see the good in the world, but it is difficult when history contradicts his beliefs. He writes the truth and tells the world what he thinks without ever stating it directly. Robert Hayden, a man of many words, struggles with the conflict between the evil and the tiny shred of human decency that society still contains throughout his works or poetry.
When describing another work of Plath’s known as “The Bell Jar,” ¬¬¬¬ Craig Morgan said that is not a “pot broiler, nor a series of ungrateful caricatures: it is literature. It is finding its audience, and will hold it” (Nuwer 2013). The same properties apply to “Sow” in the sense that some people may overlook its greatness at first because they see it is just about a farm animal, but the techniques used in it create an exceptional poem. Plath used diction, sound, imagery, and allusions to properly portray a sow in the differing viewpoints of two men: the humble farmer who thinks as the sow as an average pig, and the proud neighbor who believes the sow is strong and prize-worthy. Through the use of these techniques, we are able to fully understand the reasoning behind each men’s opinion while being presented with language that allowed us to create a detailed image of the
Despite Harry’s detachment with landscape, specifically nature, he realised an effort to reconnect with landscape was essential for him to grow out his life of luxury, procrastination and wasting his talent. The safari supposedly would have helped Harry to adopt, once again, the virtues of hard work and honesty. The flashbacks in snows are focused on the concerns about the erosion of Harry’s values: lost love, revenge and war. They are a mix of hedonism, sentimentality toward the human condition, and leaving unfinished business. Here, the symbolism of Kilimanjaro is contrasted with the symbolism of the plains.
Nurture is also predominantly displayed in the play through Caliban and Prospero. The theme of nature shows the differences between Miranda and Caliban. My production will continue to explore the relationship between nature and nurture in the development of the characters Miranda, Caliban, and Prospero. This raises the question whether people are naturally good or bad, or a product of one’s environment. In my production I would emphasize the complex relationship between nature and nurture.
She explains in her article that Edward’s perception is now in “glimpsing God’s grandeur” (Lane 46). Lane explains that Edwards now has a more spiritual perception of the woods. He is now viewing it more as a place of spiritual enormity that he could go out and see. This “glimpsing” makes it so that Edwards views the woods as less dangerous and more of a place where he can go and bask in the power of the higher being. This is why despite the paradox inherent between what the woods is and what Edwards sees there is a
Companionship is a necessity for those seeking happiness and peace of mind within their lives. Without any faith in others, people will suffer from loneliness and sorrow.This idea is presented in the novella, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck. The text delineates the lives of multiple characters who have experienced pain as a result of their alienation from others. These characters include a back man, named Crook’s, who is separated from society because of his skin color, Curley’s wife who, in the time period, was treated with disrespect because of her gender, and two itinerant farm laborers, George and Lennie, once the best of friends, who have lost each other in a world of fear and misfortune. This concept of isolation is developed through