In his pom entitled “Evening Hawk”, Robert Penn Warren characterizes human nature by a transition between the flight of the hawk during the day and that of the bat, or the “Evening Hawk” during the night. The hawk, as it soars in daylight, portrays how humans appear in clear light of their peers, while the bat, cruising the night sky, symbolizes what humans hide within themselves. Warren effectively expresses the meaning of this poem and its serious mood by the use of diction and imagery to appeal to the reader’s perception of sight and sound.
Athanasourelis’s article depicts Sam Spade’s individuality through his actions leading up to Brigid O’Shaughnessy’s conviction. Sam’s initial intentions are to help Brigid avoid the police. Upon coming to the conclusion that Brigid is the only suspect in the murder of Archer, Sam knows he has to turn her into the authorities. The article discusses that although it may seem as if Sam is acting justly, he is truly just turning Brigid in to avoid his own persecution for the crimes others committed. Hammett establishes Sam’s morals frequently throughout the novel by further describing his character as a “hard-boiled detective”. By allowing the reader to hear Sam’s perspective, the readers can more easily understand his morals and how they affect his actions. Sam’s morals are essential within the novel, The Maltese Falcon, because it determines where his true loyalty lies and whether his actions are influenced by greed. This source could be beneficial when writing a research paper because it includes extensive information on Sam’s character and how it leads him to react to circumstances, such as when he must decide whether of not to turn over Brigid to the police.
Work is required to earn the money to provide the necessities of life, but this duty should never be given to children. In her speech, Florence Kelley uses logos, pathos, and a shift to voting rights to build her argument of why child labor laws need to be enforced nationwide.
Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird famously said in his closing arguments: "You know the truth, and the truth is this: some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immoral, some negro men are not to be trusted around women- black or white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and no particular race of men." (pg 232) What Atticus is trying to convey is a foreign concept to most people in Maycomb county. Atticus is trying to convey a point of equality and no prejudice in a world of social inequality which, as one can imagine, didn 't go over so well. To kill a mockingbird tells a story of a county whose morals are masked by the great depression, a county whose judgment is masked by racism and social stigma. In to kill a mockingbird,
Across all cultures, birds have come to symbolise the status of freedom, and have been portrayed as such in media. The United States of America’s official symbol is the bald eagle, said to symbolize both strength and freedom that the country upholds as part of its core values. Crafty visual work is also at play in graphic novels and memoirs, where symbols can supplement the understanding of the overall theme in a particular page or scene. One graphic memoir, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell’s March series, is adept at using the symbol of the bird to communicate the idea of freedom. This retelling of John Lewis’ life and involvement in the civil rights movement portrays this in a way that is unique to its own style, and stands by the overall message
“Hurt Hawks”, by Robinson Jeffers, tells the story of a hawk whose wing is hurt and a man who makes the decision to take the hawk out of its misery by killing it. Jeffers describes the hawk in the first stanza of the poem by stating, “The broken pillar of the wing jags from the clotted shoulder, / The wing trails like a banner in defeat, / No more to use the sky forever but live with famine” (Lines 1-3). Jeffers is describing the hawk’s broken wing as the bone protrudes from the skin and blood has clotted on its wing. He describes the wing as white like a flag of surrendering to his fait. Additionally, he implies that the bird will never fly again, which means that it will be in agonizing pain and die of starvation. Jeffers goes on to state, “The wild God of the world is sometimes merciful to those/ that ask for mercy, not often to the arrogant” (13-14). Jeffers could be referring to the Christian God who shows mercy to those who believe in him and do his work while on earth. Jesus Christ rewards those who are not arrogant and do not sin against him, rather live in fellowship with him. The hawk is depicted as arrogant and humble in his last moments before death and had he asked for mercy he might have had an easier passing.
The author uses diction to convey his message of the superiority of nonviolent resistance and to make readers more sympathetic to his cause. The author uses words like “struggle”, “frustrated,” and “yearning” to give a very descriptive and clear picture of what nonviolent resistance looks like. The author
The poet, Lascelles Abercrombie once said, “There is only one thing which can master the perplexed stuff of epic material into unity; and that is, an ability to see in particular human experience some significant symbolism of man 's general destiny.”. He talked about how powerful of a tool symbolism is and how it is the only thing that can truly define a highly complex ‘destiny’ or series of events. Symbolism is something that is found throughout Harper Lee’s book, To Kill a Mockingbird. Lee shows the reader that racism is a product of society,she portrays the matter through her symbolism of the mad dog, the birds and the bugs.
The music video for Kanye West’s song “Bound 2” was released in 2013 and features Kanye’s now wife Kim Kardashian. Throughout the video, numerous landscapes, such as parts of Monument Valley, are featured alongside Kanye riding on a motorcycle. The song’s subject matter revolves around Kanye’s explicit sexual desire for the female subject of the song, which in the video’s case, refers to Kim. The music video subverts the wilderness story trope of the value of authenticity by distorting the images of nature to create a surreal reality in order to argue that the two subjects share a mystical sexual desire. On the other hand, the music video sincerely utilizes the wilderness story trope of wild animals, such as a bird of prey and a group of horses,
The story takes in place in the 1920’s. During that era, women were living under the influence of men. They were not so free to make decisions for themselves without being judged upon by society. Seeing a pregnant woman who was unwed was viewed upon negatively.In both The Story of an Hour and Hills Like White Elephants, the authors Kate Chopin and Ernest Hemingway describe women and the desire to express themselves and be free and how men influence their decision making.
in “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” by Adrienne Rich
In the story, the birds symbolize women and flight represents freedom. The birds are in a cage which inhibits their flight; this can be compared to women in captivity lacking freedom. What’s important to point out is that the bird, specifically the one mentioned in the passage, speaks a language that only other birds can understand. “He could speak a little Spanish, and also a language which nobody understand, unless it was the mockingbird hung on the other side of his door.” This represents women’s calls for freedom, which go ignored and are only considered by other women.
The story she is now “telling” about her life involves a kind of dissembling, or hiding under false appearances, which may be characteristic of all art. In this poem, as in others, Jennings seems to be guided by Emily Dickenson’s dictum “Tell all the truth but tell it slant.” The contradiction between the statements made in the opening tercet and the ideas suggested in the rest of the poem opens the poem up to a number of probable readings. As a result of this disjunction, the poem can be read as an enactment or performance of the speaker’s mind in the process of fabricating a coherent argument to justify something she cannot really understand. The rationalization starts with the calculations, the enumerations, and the self-justifying comparisons