In "Anthem" by Ayn Rand, there's a big similarity between the society of The Brotherhood and the Declaration of Independence.In the Declaration of Independence it says that all men are created equal and in Anthem all men are really created equally.The men in Anthem are created so equally that they refer to themselves as "we" because, almost is as if they're an individual.Although the main purpose of the Declaration of Independence was the Americans separating from the British after realizing that the British country is small,we can see that some of the ideals in the Declaration of Independence are tantamount to those in Anthem.Anthem reveals that Equality isn't the same to the others in the story which makes him stand out in being the equal to all of them, which is quite ironic because his name is Equality.In the Declaration of Independence there's a sense of liberty when it was written
Fitzgerald’s use of symbolism in Gatsby The novel of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is infused with symbolism. The symbolic meanings in the novel are fluid to a certain point; Because, they mean different things to different readers, as well as the characters in the case of this novel. Fitzgerald’s use of symbols such as: the eyes of T.J Eckleburg, the Green Light, and the Valley of Ashes is prevalent throughout the novel. The eyes of T.J Eckleburg represent different things to different characters, such as God, the haunting past, and vigil. The Green Light at the end of the Buchanan mansion docks represents both the past and the future.
In any work of fiction, there is bound to be a character who undergoes major changes in his personality and tries to fulfill his/her inner potential. Often times, as is the case with many of these novels, main characters in works like these mirror the inner thoughts and aspirations of the authors, giving anecdotal evidence and experiences via personal storytelling. Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger explores this theme via a first-person narrative, carefully crafting and weaving stories and small details to invite the reader to sympathize in Holden Caulfield’s experience. Although critics often “complain of the novel’s pedestrian content,” in reality, personal storytelling and integrating themes into dialect is different from pedestrian, uninteresting content because of the nuances embedded within the text (Roemer 5). In his first description of Allie, although the passage is just a “pedestrian” description, the sheer difficulty of opening up and exploring themes subtly comes up via Salinger’s syntax, diction, and tone of the passage.
In the article Point of View, Telephones, Doubling, and Vicarious Learning in The Great Gatsby by Paul M. Levitt the ideas of what was occurring in these times are very heavily highlighted. First, we reflect upon the point of view in the novel Legs by William Kennedy, then we learn why we delve deep into this other novel, by learning the parallels between Legs and The Great Gatsby. Although these novels are written by two different authors, they both use first person point of view, to narrate their stories and to create a vivid picture of what they are saying. Not only are both of their stories narrated in the first person point of view, but also, the author of Legs William Kennedy got this idea in writing his story from F. Scott Fitzgerald,
Literary devices are used to bridge the gaps and fill in the cracks for me where simple words do not suffice in some stories. I find myself constantly searching stories for and identifying different types of literary devices. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, three uses of literary devices were demonstrated and used consistently. These literary devices are: repetition, imagery and flashbacks. This literary narrative is centered on an epic journey that utilizes literary devices to enhance the complexity and understanding in the story.
Myth criticism observes the way in which myths are used in works of literature, as they form “the matrix out of which literature emerges both historically and psychologically” (Vickery, IX). Literary plots, patterns of imagery and characters are used in literary works with or without the artist’s awareness that they are part of bigger, all-encompassing archetypes. An archetype is a recurring image, or pattern, across cultures and human history, something understandable at the level of every human being. Thus, a work inspired by a myth gains a deeper, universal perception from its readers, because it applies to the “essential similarity of human mind everywhere” (Vickery, IX). According to Northrop Frye, a “profound masterpiece
Oftentimes in stories, authors disguise deep thoughts and details into broader topics. They try to get the reader to actually think about what they are reading, and ponder upon the deeper, more sensitive things of life. Certain authors have a way of working deep thoughts and ideas into simple stories. This idea is known as symbolism. Symbolism is defined as “the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities.” So many times, one reads a story, and only sees what is right in front of them, but other times, they notice much more depth to what they are reading.
Why are light and dark references so prominent in The Scarlet Letter? Many quotes from the book allude to a light or dark reference for the main characters. The light and dark we see in each character is critical to the book because the references show how they are developing. This is an important theme because the light and dark references are noticeable in our own lives, and change how we live day to day as well. Light and dark imagery, alluding to the larger conflict between good and evil, is present throughout the novel in the characters of Roger Chillingworth, Pearl and Hester Prynne.
In this novel,”Things Fall Apart” Chinua Achebe uses symbolism to help connect foreign concepts to explain central themes and ideas. There are many symbols throughout the book,three of the most easily recognized symbols in “Things Fall Apart” are yams,fire,and locusts. Each object has a more deeper meaning then they were thought to have.Each of these objects come up repeatedly through the book because the author is trying to tell us that they don 't just have that one meaning.Yams are symbols of masculinity, wealth, and strength in this novel. Okonkwo is often described in terms of fire and flames,so to him fire symbolizes potential, masculinity,and life.The locusts symbolize the arrival of the white man and missionaries. Achebe uses these
The novel The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien holds many different literary elements and lenses. These different elements throughout the story are incredibly important giving us different descriptions and information to help understand the novel more. Each one of the elements such as, theme, character, conflict, and motif will be explained helping you understand the novel that much more. Theme is the first element, and one of the most important elements to describe an understanding of the novel.