Although there is a promise of failure Atticus will not stop on his fight for justice. In order for his children to see the difference in how the world is and how it should be Atticus is constantly teaching them about the unfairness and unjust ways around them. Using your higher status in society to belittle and discriminate against those below you is an appalling act that according to Atticus Finch makes you trash. ‘“As you grow older, you 'll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don 't you forget it -- whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash”’ The metaphor “that white man is trash” is used when Atticus is explaining to his son the unjust racist ways of their small town. Comparing a white man to trash when he is cheating a black man shows that Atticus does not accept the the racism and narcissistic ways in his town, and seeks for his son to not accept them either.
It explains his childhood, and it tells why his father left him. It also explains why his fiancé left him and why she never returned. This explanation illustrates why Scrooge was so mean and hateful to others, and it allows the story to come to life. We all need to remember to love others, even when we are in an awful circumstance. The play had a little more symbolism than the movie did.
Amir's Moral Ambiguity is important to this story because he provides readers to like and hate him. The author provides the reader with mixed feeling about Amir. In his childhood in Kabul Amir comes off as heartless person. He is this because he has done evil stuff in his life. In the beginning of the story something bad happens to Hassan, Amir says,¨In the end, I ran.
The simile, ’spooky as hell’, has a mysterious and frightening tone. No one truly knows what hell is like but its negative connotations provide a vivid image of how frightening Perry can be. In the novel In Cold Blood it's described that Perry had a strong relationship with his father, but as Perry got older it worsened. The simile, "I loved my father but there were times when this love and affection I had for him drained from my heart like wasted water", "like wasted water" can represent that Perry did love his father but once Perry grew older he realized that he didn't love him anymore, and that his affection towards his father was wasted as it led to no positive outcome. This shows that Perry had some issues with his father, which could have affected his personality later on, as one needs to feel the love of a parent.
If Beale Street Could Talk: Emasculation by Racism In the novel, If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin uses the motif of emasculation, to show the sense of powerlessness, and the suffering, caused by racism. The wooden sculpture Fonny makes is a symbol of his own helplessness and the misery he feels in the world. Fonny pours great passion into his carvings and this endless drive and determination is what initially gets him into trouble when he steals materials from a nearby school. The sculpture Fonny made and gave to his mother, was one of his first creations and it ceremoniously hung on a table in the living room of their house. It was described as “not very [tall], it’s done in black wood.”, this is a mirror image of Fonny who is depicted as an average sized, young black male.
Gordy Smith is from the story, Stepping on the Cracks and is one of the main protagonists in the story who plays the role of the “neighborhood bully.” Throughout the story it is easy to see that Gordy is disrespectful because he’s obnoxious, because he’s aggressive, and because he’s cruel. However, Gordy is most likely driven by his motivation, which is attention since he has been neglected and abused by his parents. The reader can see Gordy is disrespectful because he’s obnoxious. One piece of evidence is when Gordy comes across Margaret and Elizabeth, the other two protagonists of the story, and boasts of how much scrap (tin cans, hubcaps, and old newspapers and magazines) he has collected, saying, “‘I bet you never saw anybody get more stuff than this (page 37).’” This shows Gordy is obnoxious enough to brag even about things like scrap. Another piece of evidence that shows Gordy is obnoxious is on page 19 when Margaret is in her tree house and Gordy says to her, “...Shut up...or I’ll shoot you full of BBs,” The ammunition for a BB gun.
Mark Twain uses dramatic irony to create humor in the text “The Adventure of Tom Sawyer,” by using the characters in the story for example Tom Sawyer. Mark Twain uses Tom Sawyer in the text for humor in the story. Tom Shawyer tricks the neighborhood boys into doing his work by making it look fun and entertaining. In the text Tom Sawyer was kind of being talking to Ben in sarcasm and using words to trick Ben 's mind like he’s brainwashing him. “On page 297 paragraph 23-30” it talked about how Ben wanted to whitewash the fence for Tom Sawyer, “No-is that so?
Albom uses it to show the difference between Eddie’s father’s character towards him and Mickey. Poe uses it when the prince attempts to save all his friends but in turn ends up being the reason for their death. Unfortunately, the way the good and evil are displayed are very unalike. Eddie’s father had always been mean to him which gave Eddie the impression that his father was a bag man. Eddie was eventually told the story of how his father saved Mickey’s life.
When reading the story the viewer can notice that most of the character names have a symbolic meaning behind them. For instance Goodman’s name represents that the character is a “good man.” Another good example could be seen in the name of Brown’s wife that is also has an important role in the story. Faith was the person that made Brown to question his journey. In the 17th century people still did not have knowledge of psychology, so they believed that having a bad dream is a sign that something bad is going to happen in that person’s life. That could be seen in the beginning of the story when Faith had a dream, which was the symbol that something harmful was about to happen in the story.
This displays the fear that the author had for his father. When reflecting over the poem, John J. Mckenna stated, “The author replaced the rather benign ‘kept’ with ‘beat’ thus making the situation more ominous, more negative” Roethke’s father worked manual labor and had a strong physique. This means that he might’ve been too rough with his son at times, but not intentionally to hurt him. That is one of the reasons Roethke feared his father slightly. Another change Roethke made to the poem was the gender of the child.