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.
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.
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).
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.”
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.
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. Theme is expressed in this novel using martial heroism.
When Drummond picks up both of the books that have caused the whole controversy and weighs them he compares their worth. This is a symbol of the justice scales. The last passage of Inherit the Wind shows that Drummond considers both sides should be treated fairly. It isn 't clear if he considers that the two sides are equal. Drummond fought for Cates so I know he’s on the side of teaching evolution in the schools.
He is questioning Brady on how sure he could be about everything in the Bible. Drummonds interactions to Brady tell that not only seeing as the first day of earth could not have been just 24 hours, because no one has evidence, but only opinions on it, but that Darwin 's theory could be right also. That neither could be wrong, he is just questioning it for
As the Declaration approaches the conclusion, the ratio of edited to unedited words becomes very unbalanced. The concluding paragraphs are changed drastically from the original draft to the point that they would be almost unrecognizable if they were compared to each other. One sentence, for example, goes from “...be it so, since they will have it: the road to happiness and to glory is open to us too; we will climb it separately, and acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our eternal separation,” in the original draft to “We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace, friends.” The multiple edits and revisions changed many of the smaller meanings and insinuations of the Declaration, but it 's purpose of stating independence remained the same nonetheless. John Hancock may have been the first person to sign the Declaration, but many congressmen had their say in changing it beforehand in order for it to gain the support necessary for its ratification to be possible.
Kurt Vonnegut enlisted in the United States Army at the time of World War II. He was captured as a prisoner of war where he received much of his literary inspiration for Slaughterhouse-Five. The anti war theme throughout the book is touched on and also rebutted when Vonnegut states, “there would always be wars, that they were as easy to stop as glaciers” (Vonnegut 4). Vonnegut knows he is writing an anti war book but also is aware that wars cannot altogether be halted he is only trying to relay the horrors of war. The number of innocent victims killed by the bombing is alarming and Vonnegut keeping with his anti war theme made it a point to center his novel around the Dresden bombing which increased knowledge of what the historical city Dresden once was.