Beowulf: A New Translation for Oral Delivery, translated by Dick Ringler, utilized the dark and the ominous to foreshadow or to portray the impending savagery of mankind. Darkness could be defined either by the absence of light or by the lack of intellectual enlightenment. The monstrous creatures are shrouded within the darkness or associate with the ominous. Throughout Beowulf the theme of violence and darkness are intertwined, which is manifest by correlating the darkness with the unknown through Grendel. The unknown generate fear among the mass through their inability to control and understand the existence of inhuman beings.
Although the monster appears to be the cause of fear and prejudice, he might stand for our ugly and violent reaction to something unknown and different” (Skuola.net). The creature exposed to Victor the wrongs of messing with creation and utter seclusion from
E.Lockhart has effectively intertwined greed, selfish ambition and guilt as the culprits of the accident which forever changed Beechwood Island and the Sinclairs. Therefore, it is unreasonable to say that the novel provides a bleak insight into human nature. Young adults seeking a thriller and an eye-opener will find this grappling novel a rapture of
Many people have conflicting ideas regarding the meaning of any given symbol. In The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the symbolism of the forest varies just as the symbols of the modern world. The forest, at first, represents the essence of evil and mystery, which transitions to a sort of friend for the young girl, Pearl, and finally, to a fortress of solitude for those who are supposedly living in sin or shame. In the beginning of The Scarlet Letter, the forest symbolizes evil and mystery. To the Puritans, who were known to be superstitious, it is the epitome of darkness and the vast unknown, since they do not likely visit the forest frequently.
The bloody hand on the Castle is also meant to be a stain on the reputation of the Macbeth and Lady Macbeth; a stain symbolizes their guilty consciences (especially Lady Macbeth’s). But this stain is not only viewed by others, but by the owners themselves. For Lady Macbeth, her guilt slowly begins to prevent her from continuing in the seat of power, as seen by her death a few scenes after the visions of the blood-soaked hands. Blood is also represent the consequences of overreaching ambition as well as evil plans. Both play a role in the degrading of the morality and reputations of the Macbeths.
In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, the themes of betrayal, loneliness and helplessness all contribute to the meaning of the pain one feels when they can’t find meaning in life. For example, the theme of betrayal can hurt others is present in the novel, “Unable to endure the aspect of the being I had created, I rushed out of the room, and continued a long time traversing my bedchamber.” (Shelley, 35) When someone is betrayed they can feel attacked on an emotional level, since they no longer have a friend with them. Just like how Victor Frankenstein immediately left the monster he created. After being betrayed it can be harder for someone to trust others since they have just been left alone. Accordingly, the concept of loneliness leads
Sticks and strangling will break bones, but words will leave irreparable emotional scars. In Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s epistolary novel, Frankenstein, the estranged Victor Frankenstein deprives his re-animated ‘creature’ of a name. The cruel manner Victor treats his “Adam” (Shelley 119) by withholding a name pushes the Creature further away from the belonging he so desperately seeks (148). As atrocities occur at the ashen hands of the Creature, names like “monster”(118) and “wretched devil”(118) bombard him from those he would seek refuge with . Nameless, the Creature is dehumanized and consequences of a negative perception, internally and from society, persist.
They also see him as a burden and a unwanted responsibility. They look down upon him and pity him but do nothing. In “Out, Out” the saw is personified into a live animal. The poem echoes snarled and rattled to give life to the saw and foreshadows the tragedy which happens later. The poems explain that although we have evolved quite a lot we still have a savage nature remaining inside us
While reviewing the list of masterpieces of the spoken time, on the top of the list we can see the name of “Rip Van Winkle”. This short story combines the abovementioned Gothic features and attracts the reader to see the realities through finding the hidden ideas. Step by step we’ll review the main and key points of the short story, Rip Van Winkle, to clear up some hidden ideas. Other yields of Irving’s pen similar to “Rip Van Winkle” are full of with Gothic elements. As the best examples such as “The Devil and Tom Walker”, “The Spectre Bridegroom” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” etc.
Are You Safe? People shouldn’t be able to keep exotic animals as pets. Exotic animals are wild and dangerous. It doesn’t matter if they were well taught as babies, because of their natural behavior they will still attack. It’s a big responsibility to take care of an exotic animal and it’s a risk to your life.