In connection with 2 literary sources I’ve observed the will to survive when put in unbearable or abnormal conditions where you’re disconnected from your standard day-to-day life; can promote malicious behavior and test morals, ethics, and/or beliefs. Lord of the flies (1960) by William Golding and Night (1960) by Elie Wiesel both provide the basis for my observation. In both stories they’re involuntarily dumped into an unknown territory, blindsided by what is to come. Behaviors and actions begin to evolve into a grim and unrecognizable sense by the characters, a blurred distortion of their true selves .Through further research I discovered from Dr.Jann Suurkula’s “Top Leaders Must Be Tested” that there are two major patterns of brain behaviors
Ovid’s story telling of Echo and Narcissus myth in Metamorphoses shows how excessive self-love can be destructive and result in loneliness; which Fred Chappell’s poem, “Narcissus and Echo” explores this notion of loneliness corresponding with vanity. In this adaptation, there is a body of water that Narcissus gazes and speaks with while Echo’s voice is only heard as a repeated rhyme which is overlooked by Narcissus. The poem includes imagery from Ovid’s myth including the allusions of the flower and Narcissus’ inability of to live apart from himself. The way the poem is formatted it shows Echo’s words as thoughts or her words are unheard by the main character because he does not respond. The poem is about Narcissus voicing his thoughts as
He is addressing these things because the people have seemed to underestimate the reality of it and how real it makes someone feel. In conclusion, these are only theories, those ideas are nothing more than my own meandering opinion. However I do believe Ray Bradbury and Walter Van Tilburg Clark suggest that our world is coming to a swarm of uneducated fools. Though they have different plots, their novel and short story both infer things about today 's society. They both write about the mistreated literature and art.
Detachment is quite the devilish character as he slips and slides into the cracks of humanity. Many people claim there is a disconnect between humanity and nature. One author in particular who addresses this is a man named Richard Louv. Louv’s argues that humanity is growing detached from nature leading to a sad loss of an important connection; illustrated effectively by tactical usage of rhetorical strategies. The first section of the excerpt uses ethos to introduce the issue of human technology controlling nature.
"Ah Douglass, we have fall 'n on evil days" Dunbar is able to add in a sigh at the beginning of this phrase. the sigh creates a feeling of regret and has a reminiscent feeling to it. Dunbar is able to create a poem that uses imagery in a lyrical way, where as i "London, 1802" the poem had a cry for help in it. Dubar 's poems is more like a rememberance fo the "loneley dark". For instance, Dubar describes the US as "not ended then, the passionate ebb and flow..." This paints a clear picture of the metaphor of a boat coming back to and fro.
Indeed, Many characters have flaws affecting their decisions in English literature, they made mistakes only to realize them later. Aristotle considers a flaw is a weakness in human mind when mistakes and errors in plot or direction caused actions to change in a tragic manner as described in the tragedies of Oedipus and Antigon. In fact, Lear is the victim of this flaw that he can physically see, but he is blind in the sense that he lacks insight and understanding which contribute to his decision against his innocent daughter Cordelia.
Characters were portrayed as what society wanted them to be, not who they really were, and they have caused themselves pain because of that. In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne uses symbolism, to show how guilt can destroy someone. Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale has caused himself pain mentally and physically. “His brain often reeled and visions seemed to flit before him." (Hawthorne 100).
and obtains the title, which trigger an arrogant and self-absorbed thinking leading to madness and finally, death. The play seems to bring up the question, whether Macbeth is fully responsible of his own destiny, or under control of fate. In the first glance, the play seems to take rather fatalistic direction, meaning that we are powerless to make decisions as they are inevitably determined by supernatural power (Hugh 1)) It is due to the presence of supernatural forces throughout the whole play that systematically fulfills the prophecy; therefore the witches represent the idea of fate in the play. However, Shakespeare seems to rather intertwine fate with free will and perhaps even promotes the second philosophy as the play evolves. Free Will over Fate in Macbeth This theory is obvious in a scene, where Macbeth is consciously deciding to kill king Duncan.
As a result, people started to doubt religion, question the existence of God, and suffer from weak faith. Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot deals with several themes that highlights the absurdity of human conditions. Waiting for Godot consists of two acts. Events of act II largely repeat and parallel those of act I. The play is about two tramps, Vladimir and Estragon, who wait by a country road near a tree.
Shade Lost: The Dissolving Narrators of Nabokov’s Pale Fire Charles S. Ross, Professor of English at the University of Hartford and a literary critic seemed to betray a kind of distaste for Vladimir Nabokov’s Pale Fire in two book reviews about the novel. In one review of Brian Boyd’s analysis, Ross comments, “...the whole structure of the book is annoying, in fact, because it insists that a reader go through a series of missteps in order to reach the grand solution…” (375). I agree with Ross. The book is terribly difficult to decipher. But my own difficulty with the novel is largely due to an aversion of the primary narrator of the text, Charles Kinbote, whom I found intrusive.
One of Dylan Thomas’ most famous poems, Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night, is an emotional and passionate poem. It is a poem that is intended to cause fury. He is able communicate the theme of the poem by the use of figurative languages, such as metaphors and personification. Another effective way of writing Dylan uses is repetition. He uses repetition to emphasize words that are important in his writing and to express his theme.