The five authors, Skloot, Dyer and Flynn, Capote, and Dillard each present enticing storylines, yet the people, place, and subject matter within their books stand at polar opposites. Skloot uncovers a story of injustice for a family alongside a scientific discovery that alters history; Dyer and Flynn bring to mind the pain of a horrific tragedy from the viewpoint of those who suffered it firsthand; Capote shares a brutal account of mass murder and the truth to be found within it; and Dillard offers words of discovery of both herself and the world through the art of writing itself. Yet among these seemingly unique and different authors, a similar thread within their books connects them all. Through the language they convey and feelings they arise from the heart of the readers, these authors share a similar unspoken story through their writing.
Cruelty exists in many forms, just as it has a multitude of affects on different people and characters. In both The Poisonwood Bible by Barbra Kingslover and Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the nature, will, and personalities of the characters are put to the test in response to cruelty. As demonstrated in both of these novels, cruelty can shape a character by revealing the true nature of the victim and bringing guilt upon the perpetrator, which proves that cruelty is the driving force in character development. In The Poisonwood Bible, Nathan Price brings his family to the Congo on a conversion mission, and it quickly becomes obvious that he cares more about the mission than his own family. In this way, Nathan is an example of a perpetrator of cruelty; for example, when the Price’s first arrive in Kilanga, the village people are in the middle of a celebration when Nathan begins to put them to shame and scorn their lifestyle and rituals.
Oxford’s dictionary defines War as “a state of armed conflict between different countries or different groups within a country.” This definition only states what war seems from the outside, a fight between two opposite forces. The impact of war is deeper and more long lasting then the war itself, especially on families and people in general. Wars are known for its danger, division, and the destruction that comes along with it. In the story, “The Sniper” by Liam O 'flaherty, the author uses irony, motivation, and mode to reveal the theme that war knows no limit. These three literary elements supports the theme of the story by making it evident and noticeable to the reader.
From the eternal conflict between God and Satan, to the struggles of Winston Smith against Big Brother in 1984, by George Orwell, the battle between good and evil, morally just and unjust, oppressed and oppressor has been a central theme throughout much of mythology and literature. Such fantastical tales inspire us, we cheer for the victory of justice, sympathize with and favor the underdog, demanding his or her triumph. This sentiment of struggle and conflict for the sake of ultimate conquest is engrained in both my familial and American history. Throughout my childhood, my father emphasized the importance of diligence, determination, and perseverance in all aspects of life. He, Growing up in a lower-middle class family in Worcester, with his own father often unemployed, adopted a mindset centered around hard-work and attainment.
Within Ralph Ellison’s novel Invisible Man, he uses many literary devices - most prominently symbolism. He includes the descriptions of objects to help his audience grow a better understanding of the things that the invisible man (IM) goes through, and to create a sort of pathway to connect with him. Some of the more significant objects that he use are: Mary Rambo’s racist (broken) coin bank, the idea of IM identifying as Brer Rabbit, as well as IM’s briefcase which he brought along with him everywhere throughout the book. Upon IM finding Mary’s racist coin bank and having broken it out of pure hatred and rage. Ralph Ellison - who is rather descriptive with how the invisible man sees the bank - writes “the cast-iron figure of a very black,
By analysing certain lyrics we receive a fascinating interpretation of the ideas of certain subcultures, as well battles in society, and struggles with being outsiders. We also garner an understanding for how carefully the English language is used in song lyrics to express ideas profoundly and thoroughly. Therefore, the purpose of this extended essay is to investigate the lyrics of Maynard James Keenan, one of progressive metal’s most prolific frontmen, and examine his frequent use of religious symbols and imagery and what impression and effect this may have on his music as a whole. Alas, my research question is phrased as follows; How and for what purpose are religious symbols and imagery used so commonly in Maynard James Keenan’s lyrics and what effect does this
However, I Am Malala and “Sunday Bloody Sunday” deal with the internal conflicts of war and conflict. These works focus more on how a country is affected, physically and psychologically, by conflict. Both often focus of the aftermath of conflict, rather than the conflict itself. Even though the works have similar themes, they are written about different conflicts. I Am Malala was written while the Taliban was attempting to take Pakistan, “Sunday Bloody Sunday” was written about the 1972 Bloody Sunday.
In Robert Frost’s 1916 poem, The Road Not Taken, he uses metaphors, imagery and strong punctuation and line breaks to explore a theme focused on making proper decisions and discovering new experiences. His skillful use of figurative language has made this poem incredibly famous worldwide. The writing truly captures the dilemma people go through when choosing which path to take in each aspect of their lives. In the first stanza, Frost starts off by using a metaphor in the first line: “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood.” The two roads here are a metaphor for the difficult choices people are faced with every day. When it comes down to more delicate matters, we are faced with a choice to do one thing or the other.
The upside of this is the viewer can fathom the difficulties and attitude of the character. The upside of this is the viewer can comprehend the troubles and attitude of the character. I feel the film Blood Diamond would work great with relating with A Long Way Gone on the grounds that Ishmael to himself was caught by RUF and isolated from his family. Ishmael was also taking away from his family during the time of Sierra Leone Civil War. The film and book would be an incredible examination in a
Watchman is a graphic novel that encompasses many themes that fall in the realm of heroes and villains. While this is the case, the novel additionally incorporates many recurring symbols from beginning to end. Ultimately, these symbols add insight to the story being told. In the graphic novel, Watchmen, the recurring image of the Hiroshima lovers highlights the cold war and suggests the unexpected ending of Ozymandias’ scheme. Symbols that tend to recur in books and other mediums tend to hold some significance to the story being told.