He is able to create a persona using diction and imagery. The author brings up an African American’s ability to “alter space in ugly ways” (Staples 542). The word “ugly” in this line serves primarily to indicate how afraid people are and how Staples’ surroundings can change drastically in negative ways to support his message. Additionally, Staples uses diction in a contradicting way to help support his message. In order to illustrate the difference in societies, the writer employs contrasting words such as “affluent” and “impoverished” to emphasize the difference between the little park the author introduced to us in the beginning of the narrative with the overall city of Chicago and why a woman might have been afraid of him.
The theme of racism is dominant the theme in Twain’s Huck Finn and chapter twenty-two chapter forty-two give a very insightful meaning on the issue. The book is not the only evidence of reflection of racism, real world events such as the protests at Dillard University reflects the theme too. In the book “The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn” the theme of racism is expressed throughout the piece of literature, but on chapter twenty-two it gives a great message of it. Before chapter twenty-two Huck and Jim found themselves past the city of Cairo and in a small town. A drunk named Bogg’s decided to wreak havoc on the town;
In Shakespeare’s Macbeth lightness and darkness are used to create the key ideas throughout the play of good and evil. Unnatural events in nature were accompanied by darkness often following evil deeds, where light has been overcome, shown through a metaphor and symbolism. Night is used as a motif, with characters frequently calling upon it to assist them in their crimes. Symbolism of light and darkness are used to show how Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are consumed by guilt which leads to their eventual downfall, and goods return to power. Shakespeare successfully compares ideas of light and dark to convey important themes.
Bad Luck of the Irish Stephen Crane exposes the poverty of Irish immigrant slum life in America in his 1893 novella, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets. While the novella practically went unnoticed at the time of publication, his writing consequentially ushered in a new American literary movement, naturalism, a branch of realism, which sought to counter the previous ideas of idealized romantic writing, and instead portrayed events exactly as they occurred. Crane does so by describing the harsh realities of the Gilded Age and industrialization throughout the plot of Maggie. His thematic use of fighting, alcoholism, and establishment of ethnic communities depicts the realistic truths that had, prior to his documentation, been distorted or heavily
This is perhaps most evident when Solnit describes Detroit as “not quite post-apocalyptic but … strangely – and sometime even beautifully – post-American” (Solnit 2). Cutting the phrases ‘post-apocalyptic’ and ‘post-American’ with beauty is Solnit’s first hint at a sort of hope after death. An idea that Detroit’s collapse provides a chance at a brighter future. This contradiction is utilized again when the piece portrays “a burned-out house … next to a carefully tended twin” (Solnit 3). The image of collapsing ruins neighboring a pristine home highlights the widespread deterioration happening across the city.
THE SUPERNATURAL The main plotline revolves around the bargains of the devil with Tom Walker's wife and Tom himself. In fact, this story has been referred to as the "comic New England Faust." NATURE, AS OPPOSED TO THE CITY AND INDUSTRY, AS A SOURCE OF TRUTH the moral lesson of the story that greed is evil evolves from the narrative of Tom Walker in a rural area. For example, even though he becomes rich, Tom is so stingy that he still does not properly feed his horses. The beautiful natural landscape of New England with its bluffs is the setting for the preternatural experiences of Irving's narrative.
Another work of Orson Welles in the film noir is Touch of Evil that presents archetypal elements such as burnout characters, dark environments, seedy scenes, strong shadows, tragic endings, extreme camera angles, disproportional settings and props, and more. All of those elements serve one and only purpose, a bitterness of life that unworthy of celebration. These elements work together to portray the imagery of unsavory facts in one person’s life. Touch of Evil’s archetypal character of Hank Quinlan, a corrupt police officer who illustrates a perfect stereotype of noir. He dresses like a drunk, as he was, before he converted from booze to candy bars according to Tana, the fortune teller, in one of the scenes when Quinlan pays a visit to Tana’s
During the “Dirty Thirties,” the Dust Bowl took place and affected farmers across the Midwest, resulting in less money and the collapse of business; however, the president enacted the New Deal which solved a lot of the problems. The market crash caused businesses to close and as a result, people wanted to work for any wage. The 1929 market crash caused the Great Depression and closed factories (Worster 5). When
The defining factor of racism lies within the context of our hypocritical and ignorant beliefs of supremacy during the post-civil war era of American society. “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain, challenges the racial adversity and social oppression that became prominent throughout the mid 1800’s with a story about rebellious individuals who broke free from the reigns of the civilized world. Main characters Huck and Jim became the representing factors that define the truth behind breaking the stereotypes of racism in American history. The story centrally revolves around a sadistic town which exposes the reality of post-civil war slavery and society. In the face of racial adversity, Mark Twain is a disciple of abolitionism and
Is’t night’s predominance, or the day’s shame, That darkness does the face of earth entomb, When living light should kiss it? (2.4.6-10) Ross states that although it is daytime, it is as dark as night. He suggests that night is too strong compared to day or the day is feeling shame. Due to the murder, evil overpowers goodness. In this case, darkness represents evil and light represents goodness.