In this letter to Napoleon, written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, the author attempts to persuade Napoleon to pardon French writer Victor Hugo. She tries to complete this task by feeding into his image and attempting to make him feel empowered. Rhetorical strategies are used by Browning in her letter to persuade him, including juxtaposition, exaggeration, and docile diction. The author uses juxtaposition to compare the acts of Napoleon to the acts of God, which is what Napoleon wants to hear. Browning understands that the only way to get what she wants is to make Napoleon feel powerful, so she compares him to God.
For example the text says, “ Mr. Bueller asked if anyone knew French. Victor raised his hand, wanting to impress Teresa.” This further demonstrates that he has a conviction and is determined to get Teresa to notice him. This also illustrates that Victor will not give up on his dream of having Teresa as his girl. Also, Victor tries to scowl after learning that Michael, Victor’s friend, read a magazine showing that models would stand, one arm around a beautiful woman, and scowl. Once he tries this out, he acquires an odd look from a girl passing by, “He scowled and let his upper lip quiver.” His teeth show along with the ferocity of his soul.
The New Colossus was written in 1883 to help raise funds for the Statue of Liberty and is now engraved on the base, a permanent reminder of the statue 's symbolism and Emma Lazarus 's contribution to American culture. Some people believe that Emma was the first American to make sense of the statue. The Statue of Liberty holds her torch in order to light the way of all of those who are seeking shelter in a new land. According to some, Emma Lazarus was the first American to make any sense of this statue. The reason why they though that is because she was very fascinated with france and the statue of Liberty was a gift from the country of France.
At this point, it becomes extremely ironic. Her father tries to protect her from abuse by other boys, only to beat and abuse her himself. The father’s love turns out not to be so loving after all. In this case, her beauty is a ticket to get violated either at home or outside. Last but not least, Sally gets abused by boys because of her beauty.
Although his actions, language, and thoughts are meant to be noble, they actually show the impulsive teenager he is. Updike first uses Sammy’s language throughout to story to exemplify how he says the first thing that comes to his mind. For example, he caused a lady to fuss at him and just said “I knowit made her day to trip me up” after she fusses at him(1). The slang in his speech comes out when someone “trips” him out because he may not be the brightest kid and just speaks off of
Throughout the book, he undergoes character development and grows a lotittle as a person. He is constantly thought of as a child and the suitors undermine him, but in the end, the suitors are proved wrong as Telemachus slaughters them. Although my memory was less violent, it still helped me grow as a person just like Telemachus did in the Odyssey. The girls in that class thought that I wouldn’t be able to handle the class and I had given them enough reason to because I was shy and nervous, but I changed their minds after correctly solving the problems and having more confidence in myself. Near the beginning of the book, Telemachus had gone to a king and needed to introduce himself.
Before this all happened he was flirting with a girl he did not intent to marry, and therefore he thinks that her mother, who was not pleased with his flirting, was the cause of the loss of his nose. While Kovaliov was occupied with confronting the mother to blame her, his nose was enjoying his new more privileged life. After two weeks, the nose surprisingly comes back to Kovaliov. After the reunion with his nose, he goes around town and feels smug about the size of his nose compared to others . The story seems nonsense and it is meant to be seen in a symbolic fashion.
In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout, one of the main characters of the story, is concerned about acting ‘like a girl’. Scout says, “I was not sure, but Jem told me I was being a girl, that girls always imagined things, that’s why other people hated them so, and if I started behaving like one I could just go off and find some to play with” (Lee, 60). Scout learns that being a girl is inferior because her brother tells her to stop acting like one, and that being a boy is the superior gender. Society has taught Scout that being a boy is much better than being a girl, because she observes boys having more freedom, and girls having to fulfill and be restricted to certain roles. She also realized that ‘people hated’ girls because they always assumed things because they did not have the capacity to understand the problems that were happening in the world.
Initially, Clarisse frustrates Montag with her quaint and unconventional thoughts and ideas but she soon intrigues him. He is defiant when she rubs the dandelion under his chin and it does not reflect, or leave “a yellow powder”. She tells him that it means that he is not in love but he insists that he is. One reader could interpret this as a connotation that he is in love with her because he is very clearly not in love with his wife. Although one reader could interpret her character as one that serves no purpose but as a vehicle to say something about Montag, thus having a “manic pixie dream girl” type of role in the novel, her death had a profound effect on Montag.