Hamlet has come to see his mother, Queen Gertrude, and ends up stabbing Lord Polonius, which ultimately leads to his death. Lord Polonius’ final words include “O, I am slain!” Even though this provides a slight amount of comic relief to the reader, it has a reverse effect on Ophelia’s mental state. Her father’s death seems to be the potent punch in this fight because she officially goes mad after this final event. This is apparent in Scene IV Act I, when Laertes has come back to visit his sister and check on her well being. He is disappointed to see that Ophelia is displaying irrational behavior when she begins to sing “They bore him barefac’d on the bier; Hey non nonny, nonny, hey nonny; And on his grave rains many a tear.” She is so mentally ill that she must be locked in a padded room during the day.
John Steinbeck uses meaningful diction to expose the different manners by which vile humans and humble animals benefit from the forest. In the first two paragraphs of Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck describes the magnificent nature before introducing humans to the scenery. The scene takes place in spring right after winter, when nature is blooming again and it is at its best. Then the transition is very contradicting as the author uses adverse diction to display the careless humans. Steinbeck uses very mean and pessimistic diction to portray the humans as destroying and unhelpful.
I shall be writing about the theme of loneliness in the book of mice and men. There are a lot of themes in the story but I choose loneliness. Many characters for example Candy and George give examples of loneliness. I would also write about the effect of loneliness had on them. George may have had Lenny to accompany him but, it was not enough.
But in some points in the novella, Steinbeck twists aspects of the Great Depression, and morphs them into similar yet impactful versions of his own. For example, the fact that Candy thinks the may get replaced wouldn’t have been a reality. While Steinbeck wrote Of Mice and Men, all itinerant ranch workers were starting to be replaced by machinery. Nonetheless, his novella captures lives of those at that time, and his perspective of it himself. By doing this, Steinbeck takes us into the minds of the characters and gives the novella a more personal
In the story Of Mice and Men, the author John Steinbeck uses figurative language, specifically similes and personification, and sentence structure to highlight the serenity and security of the poolside area. Steinbeck creates a new setting for each new scene of the book with vivid description, and describes the atmosphere as well. Steinbeck’s sentences in the opening of the passage describes how the sun has moved across the sky. “Already the sun had left the valley to go climbing up the slopes of the Gabilan Mountains.” Steinbeck directs the reader’s attention, not only to the sun moving across the mountains, but to the sun climbing the mountains, through the use of personification. This clear image contributes to the tranquility and
Throughout Frankenstein, Shelley uses Victor to warn the reader of the dangers of aspiring to godliness, and the consequences one faces in the aftermath doing so, even going as far as to compare Victor to Satan, tempting the crew of Walton’s ship, in the book’s final pages. The Victor Shelley creates is very similar to the Satan created by Milton in his book, Paradise Lost, which explores the biblical tale of Adam and Eve. In Frankenstein, Victor speaks of his desire to create the Creature, saying, “I deemed it criminal to throw away in useless grief those talents that might be useful to my fellow-creatures.” (152). Shelley’s diction choices, such as the word “useless” exemplify Victor’s excessive hubris, portraying him as a man who creates his Creature for, in his mind, the good of society. Additionally, Shelley repeats the word “use”
So Eden sank to grief…”(Frost 5-6). In the Bible, Eve eats an apple in the Garden of Eden, representing humanity 's loss of innocence. This action had wicked implications, showing that a loss of innocence is directly related to sin and evil. This ultimately establishes the theme that loss of innocence is not a rite of passage into adulthood, but an inevitable travesty. This theme ultimately shows that the purity of adolescence is corrupted and skewed by societal standards and all that is wholesome must become tainted by humanity’s debasement in order to
Foreshadowing was used in Of Mice and Men to present the theme of weakness. For example, in a conversation between Lennie and George, Lennie states, “‘Jus ' wanted to feel that girl 's dress- jus ' wanted to feel that girl 's dress- jus ' wanted to pet it like it was a mouse-’” (Steinbeck 11). This event was used to suggest that Lennie would end up doing something like he did in Weed again in Soledad, California. Lennie’s childlike demeanor is what gets him in the most trouble. Due to this he does what he wants without thinking about the consequences.
In the tragedy Macbeth, William Shakespeare uses a handful of themes to develop the plot. One theme is "fair is foul and foul is fair". The witches originally say this and it echoes throughout the whole story. It means that nothing is what it really what it seems, bad things can turn out to be good, and good things can turn out to be bad. This line points towards the play's inconsistency between appearance and reality.
She said while she went to kill Teddy, “If you move I strike, If you don’t move, I strike.” This proves that Nagaina was cruel and she knew it. She also plotted with Nag to take Rikki’s life. That didn’t work out so well for Nag, or Nagaina really! In conclusion, Nagaina was a very cruel and dangerous snake. But we have found she was a very misunderstood snake.
Typically, people these days prefer watching movies over reading books. However, it can be interesting to read a book as well as watch the movie to find similarities and differences. The novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, has two main characters: George Milton and Lennie Small. The movie, released in 1992, focuses on the same characters’ adventures working on a ranch during the Great Depression. There are several similarities between Lennie in the movie and the book, including him liking to touch anything soft and him acting like George 's child.