Among the three philosophies of life: Realism, Romanticism, and Naturalism, people tend to believe in one more strongly than others. After reading Willa Cather’s “O Pioneers!” and the poem she named the book after, “Pioneers! O Pioneers!”, I have come to the conclusion that she had more of a Romantic outlook. Some may say that because many of the events in her book were Naturalistic she had a Naturalistic outlook, and while I understand where this thought stems from, I have to disagree. Although there were many Naturalistic moments in the book, the core viewpoint of the story is Romanticism.
As Willa Cather wrote “O Pioneers!” she drew from 3 main philosophies of life, Realism, Romanticism, and Naturalism. While one book or story may adhere to just one of these philosophies, Cather was able to masterfully combine all of them. For starters, realism gets best described as “A faithful representation of reality”. One example of this in O Pioneers! Would come in chapter 1 of part 1 when Alexandra says "Yes.
Meant to be a strong interpretation of peace and love, her character’s symbols completely contradict with what Hawthorne had previously intended to represent her. This story gives insight into the twisted mind of Hawthorne and a glimpse into his
Wallace’s essay documents his experience with killing and most of the stories are presently rather nonchalantly. It is not until he kills the chicken when he addresses the fear and anxiety associated with life and death scenarios, and this lack of emotions is representative of the desensitization towards violence. Killing grasshoppers by putting firecrackers on them is a rather gruesome way to kill, and yet not something that most people would find particularly shocking, especially in the South where animal deaths and childhood pastimes are more likely to intersect. What probably started with acclimating to the death of farm animals has become a general attitude of apathy towards violence, which is likely why the South has such trouble dealing with racism, particularly issues of police brutality. In the same way that Wallace does not dwell on the life or death implications of his actions until he is about to kill the chicken, it is hard to understand the struggles of another group of people without going through them
The journey's that heroes and heroines travel upon are usually a wary one that end in success or remorse. Though normally dramatized to a smaller level, Sarah Orne Jewett styles her heroine’s journey with literary elements such as imagery, diction, and point of view that shape the way the short story is derived. The diction that Jewett uses within her short story A White Heron is styled to make her young heroine seem to possess “utmost bravery” (18) and therefore sets the mood of the story. She uses diction and dramatized her character with terms like “ daring steps” (35) and vast and awesome” (69). Furthermore the events in the story add to the dramatization Jewett creates, such as the climbing of the great pine tree.
Discuss the presentation of love in Larkin’s Arundel Tomb The poem, Arundel Tomb, written by Philip Larkin explores the theme of love and how at times can be ambiguous. A notable example of this is in the first line of stanza one, it says “their faces blurred”. This could be symbolic of their universal love. Their facial appearance and physical qualities have wasted away but their love still remains and can’t corrode away as easily. However, Larkin could be suggesting that their love deteriorated over time due to the challenges they may have faced, just like the stone corroded due to oxygen and the climate.
In lamb to is slaughter irony is used to create a surprise ending while supporting is theme of the story. In this story Dahl uses two types of irony throughout the story, situational and dramatic irony. Situational irony is showed when the woman kills her husband with a piece of lamb meat. The effect of this is that it is surprising and has allot of suspense which supports the theme that everything isn 't how it seems. The dramatic irony is that is readers know that the woman is the killer and is police don 't and especially how is police are eating the only evidence that the woman killed her husband.
The reason for violence the narrator used was because of the old mans eye. The narrator had no problems with the old man, but the narrator kills him just because of the old mans appearance. The violence the narrator has done led to his concealment of the body. The narrator tries to tell the readers that he is a sane person by all the precautionary actions he had taken to conceal the body. The readers will be able to tell that the narrator is completely insane, when he thinks it is okay for someone to chop up a dead man: “I worked hastily, but in silence.
The sentence, “...I stuff all my pets myself when they pass away” shows that that the landlady is strange due to the fact that she stuffs animals for pleasure and also hints to Billy that he may be next (5). Not only does this foreshadow that Billy may be killed, it also shows that Billy is being too trusting because simply brushes off that fact that the landlady touches dead animals/bodies and does not seem the least disgusted or hurt about it. Roald Dahl's foreshadowing is not the only way he uses craft to develop this idea. The repetition in the story also shows that Billy is too trusting. Dahl explains that by how each word was like a large black eye that was holding him, and compelling him to stay— “BED AND BREAKFAST, BED AND BREAKFAST, BED AND BREAKFAST” (2).
The scene opens with a gun barrel pointing to the middle of the screen, this likely foreshadows that what is going to be on the screen will die. A bird then flies away but is shot down. Perhaps as well as death this signifies that there is no escape from the gun or no escape from Frank. It then cuts to the gun being put away perhaps a false sign that danger is over and then a close up of the firer of the gun who looks satisfied with his killing. Perhaps he is not completely a good person.
Atticus and Mr. Tate knew that Boo would be killed if the town found out that he had killed Bob Ewell, and so they agreed that Mr. Ewell fell on his knife. When Atticus asked Scout if she understood the situation, she said “...Mr. Tate was right... it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?” (Lee, p. 276). Scout plainly said that Boo Radley is a mockingbird and the events in the story prove it to be true. To kill a mockingbird is to kill one’s innocence and although there were other “mockingbirds” in the book, Jem Finch and Boo Radley were definitely important ones. Their innocence was killed by the evil in the world around them and that’s what makes them mockingbirds.
George decided to shoot Lennie in the back of the head, many have different opinions on how the book should have ended but George made the right choice. He made the appropriate decision to shoot Lennie for the following reasons: Lennie might kill more people, Curley and the rest of the farm workers would have killed him anyways, and George made Lennie 's last few moments enjoyable. In the first place, Lennie was capable of endangering more people. After seeing that he was able to kill a human, he could easily kill another. “ ‘Don 't you go yelling’’ he said, and he shook her and her body flopped like a fish.
Tolerant is something important since one does not know why people do what they do unless they know what circumstances the person is living in. They also learned that many people do many prejudice acts, especially unjust acts through The Great Depression time. Next they learned that avoiding to combine evil with itself since it could cause worse things. Kind, being kind to one another gets you really far in life. Atticus told Jem one day “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird”(103).
“To Kill a MockingBird” means to kill a innocent person who has done nothing wrong to other people, killing something that is innocent, hurting the harmless, and killing something that only brings positivity. To Kill a Mockingbird is set in the south during the 1930’s where people are prejudiced against blacks for their color. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Tom Robinson and Atticus represent metamorphic mockingbirds through how society views them and how they act. It is what Atticus says to Scout that makes him a metaphoric mockingbird. “Atticus says, I’d rather you shot at tin cans in the back yard, but I know you’ll go after birds.