ustice, fairness, and decency, abstract concepts that are innate in society and human nature. However, despite their near universal status in humanities mid, they often have different meanings for individuals. Aeschylus uses The Oresteia in order to explore these issues as characters in the play try to determine what it means to be just, what ought a just actor do, and what is the best model for achieving justice. The characters discuss ideas such as vengeance, reciprocity, balance, moderation, and finally the end result of the implied debate leads to a jury system. In this paper I will go over two of the several different interpretations of justice used in the Oresteia and compare and contrast them in order to demonstrate which is the best
A symbol can be used in any situation to represent a bigger idea. This symbol represent the good or evil in the object, idea, etc., and can reflect on how this object/person’s actions. Rudolfo Anaya places many different symbols throughout the text as a way to point out the significance of certain scenes and characters. Anaya places the symbols throughout the story as a way to develop the necessary ideas. In addition, he uses symbols to connect to important events and the development of characters such as Tony. In the story Bless Me Ultima Anaya uses the llano as a symbol to reveal that there are endless options and opportunities that will build up to Tony’s coming of age which is shown by the freedom and the wideness of the llano
Brian Sugrim Child of Rosita sugrim Who loves cookies and chocolate Who hates school Who wants people to see him in heaven when they die Who wishes good things about himself Who dreams about making himself better everyday Who is determined to do his best Who wants to be joyful all the time Who is proud of all his accomplishments. Who graduated ps.7 Who lives in brooklyn New York Brian Sugrim
The book “Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock” by Matthew Quick was quite the read. The main character, Leonard Peacock, seems a bit insane because already in the first chapter, he says, “Especially after I actually kill Asher Beal and off myself.” (Pg 5) Now that could be taken as a horrible joke, but he also has the P-83 handgun. He really means it. This whole book is a twenty-four hour setting, so this character develops rather quickly. Leo appears to be a teenager who just turned 18, and wants to kill this other guy, Asher. As the book continues along, we learn that our main character was actually raped by Asher. Leonard bought four presents for four people that were special to him, which in a way proves that he still has a heart. Without a doubt, what Asher did is completely
Edith Wharton creates the novel with a high percentage of imagery and symbolism in one. Some ways she combines both imagery and symbolism together is by a flower. Wharton states, “He had never seen any as sun-golden before, and his first impulse was to send them to May instead of the lilies. But they did not look like her - there was something too rich, too strong, in their fiery beauty”(Wharton). Archer is talking to himself of the beautiful flowers that he is surrounded by but sees a specific flower that catches his eyes. Wharton uses flowers as a symbol to depict how one’s beauty can be depicted as a flower itself. In this case, the flower that catches Archer's eyes is no other than Countess Olenska because he can’t see anything special about May when he sees her. Another example of symbolism and imagery is a voyage
Ralph Ellison’s novel, Invisible Man, does accurately captures the racial injustice of 1940’s America. Due to growing up in a black-and-white colored world, the protagonist finds himself the reason for ridicule amongst whites in his own Southern community. He moves to New York to change this, and finds himself the leader of the Harlem Branch of the Brotherhood, a group that stands for black and white unity. However, he soon finds he is still overcome with racial prejudice wherever he goes. Through his experiences, he realizes that he is invisible to others, hence the name Invisible Man. It is through this mistreatment that the novel emphasizes the perception of sight, or lack thereof, amongst the characters. In Sight Imagery in “Invisible
Both Martin Luther King Jr. and Socrates derive from two very distinct eras. Nonetheless, in the course of their lifetimes both encounter similar modes of injustice imposed onto them by their governing system. Be that as it may, when responding to these injustices both King and Socrates apply and possess their own unique theories of how a citizen must approach these circumstances. Therefore, when comparing Crito and “The Letter from a Birmingham Jail” one can note the ways in which Socrates’ and King’s notions of the obligations of a citizen differ.
The graphic essay ,”Show and Tell” by Scott McCloud was written to prove that Graphic novels can be a useful tool to communication and that we see this form of communication through many mediums. To convey this message, McCloud uses classification and division to categorize all of his knowledge into concise and easy- to- understand categories for the reader.This theme of the usefulness of graphic novels is also seen in other works of McCloud, including his TED talk, describing his life, and his own official website, scottmccloud.com.McCloud’s views of graphic novels are used to show the reader and others that they are in fact a good source of knowledge;he believes that graphic novels can academically benefit students
Andre Dubus, short stories contain a common theme of revenge, morality, and justice. In “Killings” published in 1979, Andre displays the theme of revenge and justice through the development of characters, the title of the story, and the thrill of the suspense. Dubus neglects to take sides with the characters in the “Killings”, which leaves it upon the readers to make assumption whether the killings were justifiable. Dubus has a very unique style of writing, the main characters in “Killings” were given a choice that could’ve led them to a completely different outcome. Dubus keeps the readers on their toes because the opposite usually ends up happening.
Life should be lived to its fullest potential. There are so many joyful experiences in life as well as many sad ones. In Brian Doyle’s Joyas Volardores, Doyle explains that humans instinctively attempt to block themselves from pain. But, he says that this is not how we should live. Instead, Doyle suggests that humans need to open their heart and experience the pain and sorrow, in order to fully experience all the love and joy that life has to offer.
In Sophocles’ Greek tragedy Antigone, a woman’s individual conscience trumps state law when Antigone displays time and again that she values her divine motives higher than those of the state throughout the tragedy. Her continued defiance of the state’s authority marks the importance of her individuality through various scenes in Antigone. Knowing full well her role as a woman in a patriarchal society, Antigone goes beyond the powers of the common man to carry on morals of herself and family exceeding beyond immortality and death. Engulfed in the menacing misogyny King Creon set forth in the state, Antigone is determined to thrive and keep the sacred deeds of herself and family in tact despite the fate it bears. The character of Antigone exhibits
When blindness is referenced the first thought that comes up is the actual disability. Blindness doesn’t always come in the form of a physical impairment but can often times have a figurative meaning. Sophocles, J.C. Oates and Nathaniel Hawthorne demonstrate this act of figuratively referencing blindness in “Oedipus the King,” Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” and “Young Goodman Brown.” Although some may say that the truth will set you free, for the characters in these stories it decides their fates.
Picture the life of today: full of suburbia, technological advances, and an abundance of leisure. Now imagine complete economic downfall. All of the amenities wiped away, family members are losing jobs and savings are no longer enough to afford the essentials. This ghastly time of vast recession and despair is known as the Great Depression, and rest assured, it is properly named. Before the downfall in 1929, the public of the United States was whirled in a roaring atmosphere of advancement and jubilation where the attitude of conserving money was a faint whisper in the blaring music. When the stock market crashed and the economy went for a dive, the United States’ public had to pick up the shattered pieces of their economy without much assistance.
If we look at it in this light, it seems we are heading away from the rule of law and into the rule of man by the judges. Under a rule of law, the law is the highest authority and everyone in the country is under that law. The law creates a consistent standard of conduct that should be easy to understand. Under the rule of man, there is no consistency in ruling. Precedent is considered, but if the judge disagrees with the previous ruling, he can disregard it and issue the sentence or ruling that they think is correct. This will create a situation where there are no set rules and, depending on what the judge thinks is a crime, sentences will vary by degrees based on the jurisdiction that the offense is tried in. Consistency in law is an important part of the American legal
Appearance can be misleading, the obvious things we see are not always how things are in real.