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.
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”.
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s became a very dark and depressing writer that sought fame in the Mid-1800’s, but what in his life caused him to write in a somber and dreary tone that he is well-known for? Hawthorne’s short stories, novels, and poems dealt with very dark and serious topics. Hawthorne is, and still considered among many, one of the greatest writers of his time, becoming very famous and living a successful life. With all of this success, what gave him the dreadful thoughts to continue writing his terribly saddening stories? Nathaniel Hawthorne’s past experiences must have affected him in a very bitter and scarring way to cause him to write in the style and fashion he did. The past life of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s family has a strong
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).
Compassion and good intentions can often lead to the cruelest, harshest actions. Despite this, people still strive to do what is best for others and be selfless, even if it means making a decision that nobody wants to
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.
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 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. First of all I dismembered the corpse.
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.
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.
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.
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.