The shadow of a cloud moved across the field of grain and she saw the river through the trees”(P.313). The field on the left, however, is the opposite, “on this side there was no shade and no trees”(p.311). These two fields symbolize life and death, life being the right side and death being the left side. This also symbolizes the decision they are making about the baby. If they choose to have the abortion, which will kill him or have the baby and bring a new life into the world.
The dialogue in Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants” reveals a man’s and a woman’s incongruent conflict on abortion, and the author’s fundamentally feminist position is visible in the portrayal of the woman’s independent choice of whether or not to keep the baby she is carrying. The plot is very simple in the story which is less than 1500 words long. A woman and a man spend less than an hour on a hot summers day at a Spanish train station in the valley of Ebro as they are waiting for a train heading for Madrid. Their dialogue takes up most of the space and only few major actions take place. In the beginning of the story they sit drinking at a table outside a bar, and after a while the woman goes to the end of the station but she soon returns and participates in the dialogue.
In the novel “The crucible” representation of a disturbing and powerful play based on a true event has been shown clearly by the author Arthur Miller. The main objective that the author tries to show from that drama is how feeble the human beings can be and how gluttony of personal gain can become dangerous in the current society. During the early times of 1600’s, people believed that if you did not go to church each week to adore God, then it was obvious that you were worshipping the devil. But according to the play, accusations of witchcraft or devil worshipping began with a group of girls who were held dancing in the forests. This was an illegal act according to the rules of theocracy in the town of Salem.
Reverend Parris only considers the consequences on his name, nevertheless the health of his own child. The presence of the Devil causes a sort of fear about the future for him, and what will happen to his life if he is convicted of witchcraft in his household. The fear of people rising the Devil, in their religious society, causes people in act in outrageous ways to cleanse the society. Throughout the act, people have taken interest in Betty, and Ruth (The Putnam’s child) as they are seen to be witches. The popular interest in the children is caused by the fear of the power of the Devil.
0.3a) and states how the forest, the habitat and domain of the Indians, is “a lively resemblance of hell” (para. 1.1a) which further dehumanizes the Indians. By employing hellish imagery, the Indians are portrayed as wicked and corrupt beings of Hell, a spiritual realm of suffering and evil. They are presented as demons, the embodiment of evil or are associated with the Devil. In relation to her status as a Puritan, a Christian, by labelling the Indians as agents of Hell they are considered
Identically the same as a backway instead of taking the visible road. Desiree was leaving, walking in the field where “the stubble bruised her tender feet”(Chopin). The rough path symbolizes a rough life that Desiree is about to find and is not accustomed to. The bruising of fer feet represent the bruising on her heart from not being wanted anymore by her husband, Armand. On her journey to her mother Desiree did “ not take the broad, beaten road which led to the far-off plantation of Valmonde”(Chopin).
“On every side it sat like a lid on the mountains and made of the great valley a closed pot.” Since Elisa lives in the valley, it is as if she is also confined in a closed pot. As a woman living during these times, Elisa did not go far from home, and she could not see beyond the valley because of the fog. In the story, it is described as being cut off from the rest of the world when Steinback writes, “The high gray-flannel fog of winter closed off the Salinas Valley from the sky and from all the rest of the world.” The description of the valley paints a picture for the reader of her surroundings and helps them understand part of her loneliness. In addition, the two other character Elisa interacts with are her husband Henry and the tinker. Most of her conversations with her husband are dull and her lack of confidence becomes apparent.
The story Young Goodman Brown was written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The main character of the story is Goodman Brown who is a very young innocent guy and also religious. The story talks about Brown who went out night to a dark ugly forest and came across and face many evil courses like the devil, witch, the staff and the creepy gray clouds. Evil can mean sins, drugs, and cruel and untruthful human beings. No one can avoid sinning and escape evil because there is evil everywhere and there is no one that cannot escape from evil.
Analyzing “Hills Like White Elephants” “Hills like White Elephants”, by Ernest Hemingway is a drama-filled short story about a man, who is unnamed throughout the story, and woman named Jig who are in Spain to get an abortion. The story takes place at train station somewhere in between Barcelona and Madrid in the very early twentieth century. This story is very non-traditional for the time in which this story took place because abortions were illegal and socially unaccepted at that time. The story seems very complex at first because the narrator gives us very limited information on the situation that’s going on, but because of all the detailed symbolisms that the author gives us it makes the reading much more understandable and interesting. One of the biggest and most important symbolisms to me in this story is the setting because it gives us the most information on what’s truly going on.
In ‘Is There Nowhere Else We Can Meet?’ a white female protagonist encounters ‘a figure with something red on its head’ (p. 29, 13) in a pine forest. The forest stands in sharp antithesis to the town. Hence, the dangerous forest and the safe town. When ‘the native’ (p. 29, 21) suddenly approaches her, the female protagonist is paralyzed by fear for ‘every vestige of control, of sense, of thought’ (p. 29, 49). Yet, she does not fear the man himself since it is ‘Fear itself that [has] her by the arms, the legs, the throat’ (p. 29, 52).