Orwell describes the burmese prisoners and the cages they were put in in vivid detail, he says, “The wretched prisoners huddling in the stinking cages of the lock-ups..." He does this to show how horrible the British treated the people of Burma. This use of imagery also incites pathos in the the hearts and mind of the readers. He later goes on to describe how brutal“the elephant” hurt the Burmese man. He says, “The friction of the great beast's foot had stripped the skin from his back..” This use of imagery paints a picture in the reader's head about how evil and brutal the elephant is. The last use of imagery Orwell embeds in his essay when he says, “The evil-spirited little beasts who tried to make my job impossible.” This imagery is used to show the retaliation of the Burmese people to the British.
Bradbury explains Stendahl's explosive actions as it says in Usher II, “ My lord, you have an imagination, haven’t you? They stood and watched five others die, one in the mouth of a dragon, the others thrown off into the black tarn, sinking and vanishing… What’s the difference? We’ll blow the whole damn thing up anyway.” (153) Moreover the motif of destruction is
The Christians at the time rely on scripture to make a case for slavery in America. It is a common argument for Christian slaveholders to make “…that God cursed Ham, and therefore American slavery is right…” (5). this argument exposes their hypocrisy as it conveys how they attempt to stretch small pieces of scripture to justify the violence of the American slavery. Douglass thus asks if it is humane to use a small piece of writing to damn an entire race to hardship and subhuman treatment. This case of blasphemy is amplified by the observation that Douglass makes of one of his slave masters, Mr.
Rikki-tikki just came from the cobra nest smashing all the eggs to prevent any more snakes from coming into the garden. Nag wanted to end this once and for all. “Let us talk”(19), Nag said. You eat eggs why should I not eat birds. This is why I think nag is a very cruel snake.
This behavior is also seen in August, from Water for Elephants, when August doesn't get his way, he has an episode and make sure everyone else around him is angry too. August demonstrates his abusive behavior when he fights Jacob because on some false accusations that he is sleeping with Marlena and also when he hits Marlena in the face and rips her pearl necklace from her neck and bruising
To start off, Frederick Douglass suggests that the Southern people’s religion is false and insincere. For instance, he believes that the Southern “version” of Christianity is not identical, and even opposite, to that of true Christianity. Douglass states that he loves the “pure, peaceable, and impartial Christianity of Christ” and hates the “corrupt, slaveholding, women-whipping, cradle-plundering, partial, and hypocritical Christianity of this land”; in fact, he goes as far as to say that “to be the friend of the one, is of necessity to be the enemy of the other” (Douglass 101). By saying this, Douglass is undoubtedly declaring that the people of the land claim to be Christians but their ways are corrupt and unjust which is against all that Christ teaches; therefore, he is calling
This compares the false established association with Britain to Judas betrayal of Jesus. Jesus considered the kiss of Judas as an act of union, but ultimately lead to his ruin and finally his death. Henry used these and many other allusions to only further persuade his audience to take a
In Barbara Kingsolver’s work, The Poisonwood Bible, Nathan Price is a character which responds to injustice in some significant way. Out of all the other characters, Nathan is the one who responds the most to an act of injustice by going on a campaign halfway around the world to somehow repay his obligation to God. He plans to do this by spreading Christianity, or at least his version of Christianity, to the native people of the Congo. The whole reason for him doing this is that he believes being wounded and leaving battle right before the rest of his company dies is an act of injustice and feels as if though he should have died there with his men. Nathan feels like he is a failure and is guilty for not dying with his brothers on the battlefield.
These macho explorers were greedy and ruthless. Their treatment of the native people is something that cannot be overlooked, no matter how beneficial exploration was. The New World was not a great place to be when the start of exploration began. The Native people living there in the late 1400s and 1500s were more mistreated by European explorers than most people care to know. As Christopher Columbus mentions in his letter to the treasurer of the King of Spain, the Natives were ready to be converted to Christianity.
Bill clearly dislikes the boy and claims that he is driving him insane. “One more night with this kid will sned me to a bed in Bedlam.” Bedlam is one of the first mental facilities in London, it is also a very famous mental hospital in history. It makes sense why the author would add such clever allusion describing how Bill feels as if he is going insane. Another allusion would be when Red Chief throws “a rock the size of an egg [that] had caught Bill just behind his left ear.” The allusion comes from a biblical passage in which David, a young child ends up defeating a much bigger and older man, Goliath, by whirling a sling above his head. Just like it is described in The Ransom of Red Chief, “[j]ust then we heard a kind of war-whoop, such as David might have emitted when he knocked out the champion Goliath.
According to an official USDA Report, the trainer’s use of the bull hook “created behavioral stress and trauma which precipitated in the physical harm and ultimate death of the animal.” Bullhooks, poor conditions, endless performance, and premature deaths are all things that go on under the big top. Animal rights activists fight for the world to know that circuses abuse the animals into submission. I stated earlier that people want all elephant performances should end, and based on the information
He ends the lives of living beings for the sake of television ratings, also showing a lack of morals, dignity or even a conscience. West disrespects the animal bodies after the killings, by just displays their lifeless bodies on live television for the world to see. Can we really call an activity as heinous as this taking the lives of innocent animals for no reason a sport? Due to this, prices for slaughtering a lion has skyrocketed drastically to $50,000 because there are so few left. .
After being told of Elizabeth’s death, Alphonse Frankenstein dies from shock. Victor’s poor personal qualities and irresponsibility have led to the complete annihilation of his entire family. Victor chases after the monster and follows him from Geneva to the Mediterranean, then from there all the way to the barren land of Russia,
That which is inhuman, cannot be divine!” (19). The “American religion” was used as “a thin vail to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages” (20) and their “prayers and hymns, your sermon and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade, and solemnity, are mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety and hypocrisy” (20). Hence, Douglass purpose was not to primarily motive to can “American religion” a lie was to emphasize the “national inconsistencies” and bring up change. Douglass also uses the same method when stating that “it [the Constitution] will be found to contain principles and purposes, entirely hostile to the existence of slavery” (38). Indeed, not even their own constitution approved the idea of slavery.
By speaking instead for God Himself when Edwards declares, “Men’s hands cannot be strong when God rises up”, a superstitious audience is left petrified with distress. Given the strength of religious values at the time of the speech’s deliverance, the idea of an inescapable wrath brought upon by sin would undoubtedly draw the colonies away from worldly matters, and instead towards the olden values which the colonies had been founded upon. As mentioned previously, Edwards possessed a remarkable reputation as a minister and orator at the time of the deliverance of Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. Through the establishment of credibility through ethos, Edwards allows his reputation to support his argument and convey validity to his audience. With these