The Soldier's Account shows the conditions of the Trail of Tears and how bad it was to the natives. The Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears are significant to the U.S history because It shows us the threat of Natives and why we shouldn’t repeat the actions of being hostile to other
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.
The descriptions of The Jungle of Screaming Souls not only reflects on the horrors of the war, which has a strong presence on the novel, but it is also parallel to the journey that both the war and Kien goes through. The specific descriptions of the setting is personified, using words to imply suffering as well. Bao Ninh describes the transcendence of the war over the natural habitat. The stream is personified and Bao Ninh describes it as moaning, which indicates the suffering that it goes through after the battles of the war: ‘The stream moans, a desperate complaint mixing with distant faint jungle sounds, like an echo from another world’ (Page 2). This idea is continued where the stream is making ‘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.
The poem 's diction keeps emphasizing on death and the horrors of it which is intense. The era that this poem was written in influenced the tone because at that time no matter if the battle is won or lost the soldiers who sacrificed themselves should be honored no matter what, and should be acknowledged. In Mary Borden’s The Song of The Mud, the tone is sarcastic and ironic but still gruesome about war and going into the wars, the title of this poem is a great example of how ironic Mary is about war; in this title the reader would infer “song” is joyful and positive but then “mud” is negative and unpleasant. She believes that wars strip soldiers of their value and that no human being should experience the horrors of
Overall Marquez uses the symbolic meaning of the animals to effectively bring across varying themes and place emphasis upon certain characteristics of the personas in A chronicle of a death foretold, allowing the readers to gain a deeper understanding of the themes and descriptions of characters. One of the main themes in which the use of symbolism helps aid in the effectiveness of bringing across the main theme of religion is the use of rooster symbolism. Here the animal symbolism is used to further develop the theme of disloyalty and distrust for the Roman Catholic religion that the town supposedly follows. The rooster is a holy animal within the Roman Catholic religion and gets offered by the townspeople to the
Pathos is the literary device that authors use which is meant to appeal to the readers emotions. Considering Lopezs overall theme of writing is guilt, he has to appeal to his readers emotion. For example, “As much sorrow as the man 's hand conveyed in Nebraska, it meant gratitude too for burying the dead,”(About This Life Lopez 116). By implementing simile and pathos into this paragraph, Lopez appeals to the readers emotions as well as their experiences in which they have had with nature. In this paragraph, he discusses how people experiences: hitting animals would affect their emotions: the man 's hand-if they really knew the basis of nature.
As Eliot himself is probing the way of religious, water becomes the synonym of purifying sins, that he constantly reminds himself of it. Religious affiliation becomes important while those people living in the shadow of war and the waste land. It is depending on their belief to determine rather they will rise from the fire like a phoenix or not. All in all, both water and fire is the symbolic meaning a wide variety religious, giving the believers chances to reborn from the ash. In a nutshell, the image of water and fire significantly appearing between stanza to stanza since those elements are the symbolic meaning of what T.S Eliot experienced during
‘Disabled’ written by Wilfred Owen is one of many anti- war poems that resulted from the brutality of World War I. It is a very effective and heart – rending poem that illustrates the harshness of war. Another anti-war poem, ‘Refugee Blues’, was written by W.H Auden, and conveys the difficulties of the life of a refugee and focuses on the issues of racism after World War II. Both ‘Disabled’ and ‘Refugee Blues’ express their perspective towards the subject differently, although the two poems are on the same side in terms of anti-war arguments. They both agree that war destroyed the lives of many.
“Report to Wordsworth” by Boey Kim Cheng and “Lament” by Gillian Clarke are the two poems I am exploring in this essay, specifically on how the common theme of human destruction of nature is presented. In “Report to Wordsworth”, Cheng explores the damage of nature caused by humans and man’s reckless attitude towards this. In “Lament”, the idea of the damage of oceans from the Gulf War is explored. In “Report to Wordsworth”, Boey Kim Cheng explores the theme of human destruction of nature as a response to William Wordsworth, an romantic poet who celebrated nature’s beauty in his poetry. Cheng writes this poem ironically in sonnet form, as sonnets are typically written about love.
As evidence, in one of his poem he uses the word “flames” to indicate the harshness of life to the new world. He uses the all those elements to describe how bad things need to happen so things could get better for the new world, just like the Bible indicates. In addition, Bradford used the theme of history in most of his literature. Like in one of his poems named, “A Word to New Plymouth”. In some way