In fact the terrain of Mother Dhumavati is Modernist --- to explain her milieu, if She has a milieu which is humanly cognizable, we would rather use The Wasteland of T.S. Eliot. Just because Eliot ends his poem with reiterations of peace, it does not mean that the telos of The Wasteland is peace or there is any hope for peace. It is a world bereft of all meaning: in Mother Dhumavati’s world the one resounding echo is Philomel’s “Jug jug jug jug jug jug”. Rape, sodomy, child abuse and torture have filled the world after the First World War and the Mother of all, Dhumavati responds to this “Jug jug jug jug jug jug” and rushes crazed through the multiverses.
For example the fact that Faith appears to be incredibly innocent but in reality she is tainted. The color is a point for discussion “Neither scarlet nor white, but of a hue somewhere between, the ribbons suggest neither total depravity nor innocence, but a psychological state somewhere between. Tied like a label to the head of Faith, they represent the tainted innocence, the spiritual imperfection of all mankind” (Ferguson). Another object that is noted in the story is the serpentine staff that the traveler carried. Snakes are symbolic for being evil, sneaky, and representatives of the devil.
Specifically, the poem’s _________, ________, ________, and __________ work to express the aimlessness of the speaker by emphasizing the emotions the speaker has when he decides whether or not life will ever bring him happiness. Aimlessness leads to contradiction. Imagery is used to express this contradiction. The imagery in line 5, “Leaf blooms, burns red…,” is the most vivid example of this emotional contradiction. Because of the speaker’s lack of
I hate the word, As I hate hell, all Montagues and thee” (1.1.61-63). This shows that Tybalt is more interested to engage in a brawl than to make peace. Tybalt’s lines show the audience his sense of moral inferiority. In addition, he also presents his angry and stubborn nature through these lines. Shakespeare’s diction choice exposes Benvolio and Tybalt’s sense of morality, where Benvolio seems to have a moral understanding that is superior to
Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is not a novel of opulence and wealth, but rather a novel of carelessness and moral decay, this is false ,because although throughout the novel we see a great deal of chaos and carelessness within the characters and around them, this chaos and carelessness is a result of the opulence and excess that exists within the novel. Article 1 states, “The billboard has decayed to the point that only Dr. Eckleburg’s eyes are still visible, and they gaze constantly over the ash heaps of the wasteland where George and Myrtle Wilson live. The eyes represent a center of stability in the midst of chaos, while Gatsby seeks order in all the wrong places.”(Burnam,pg1) The order that Gatsby seeks is in Daisy; she is his dream. Gatsby knew that in order to obtain his dream of being with Daisy, he had to become rich and live a life of opulence. This quest to acquire his dream results in his world being filled with chaos and carelessness.
When it was published, The Picture of Dorian Gray was seen as an immoral book due to the use of the unspeakable and the moral decay it shows. But, taking into account all of Wilde’s arguments to defend the book, one must understand that this book isn’t looking to have a moral impact, but instead to free art from morality and social punishment, making society understand what aestheticism really is. Therefore, this book is neither moral nor
A literature or poetry that has no literary device would be boring for the readers. In the poem, Poe uses the words nevermore and nothing more in order to establish a melancholy tone to the poem. Both words have a negative connotation.
The general mood of his poem is imprisonment of grief; Poe’s use of internal rhyme creates a more imaginary feeling. The author is attempting to escape from “The Raven” so he attempts to make the memory more imaginary; the type of thing one can easily escape from. “The Raven” has two unique internal rhyme schemes – one in the 1st line of each stanza, and another in the 3rd line: “Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary...While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping…” (1,3). This use of internal rhyme helps readers understand what Edgar Allan Poe is going
In the text, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses a wide range of literary techniques to convey a lack of spirituality, and immorality. Techniques such as characterisation, symbolism, and metaphors help to cement the ideas Fitzgerald explores. However, there are some features to this world that redeem it. Which are displayed through expert execution of techniques like characterisation, contrast, and repetition. The world of The Great Gatsby is home to many morally corrupt and spiritually empty characters however, the world itself is not a spiritual and moral wasteland.
Poe reaches out to the reader through Montresor’s feelings, showing that revenge is often not as fulfilling as one would hope and rather will do the opposite through tormenting far past the time of tribulation. As the reader follows Montresor it becomes evident that he is so focused on his revenge that he becomes obsessed with it. Even after achieving revenge Montresor is still tormented, becoming unable to move on from Fortunato. Poe’s masterful writing in “The Cask of Amontillado” integrates symbolism and irony conveying a sense of revenge that can never be fed all the while parodying one of the most revered and respected stories in religious