His ‘wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command’ constructs the traditional image of snobbery, pride, and arrogance, connoting that the king thought himself powerful and used that power to control others. The hard ‘c’ alliteration in ‘cold command’ implies the king’s harsh personality. Usage of the word ‘cold’ signifies that the king was unapproachable and haughty. The king’s description as the ‘king of kings’ emphasizes his hubris as he describes himself as the absolute power. When he declares “Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”, the capitalisation of ‘Mighty’ connotes that Ozymandias is boasting to God, claiming that whatever God will accomplish will pale in comparison to Ozymandias’ works.
His very name was chosen to bring forth malicious imagery. His first name ‘Alec’ meaning ‘defender of men’ and causing the reader to think of Alexander the Great who is classically infamous for his heightened view of himself, his violent temper, impulsive nature and unshakable pursuit of his desires without any concern for moral rectitude. It is in a similar manner which Alec considers himself and takes what he wishes without considering the impact it will have on others. “What am I, to be repulsed by a mere chit like you?” he says to Tess whilst riding in The Chase. This statement shows exactly Alec’s belief in his own superiority.
For example, the critics of the environmental movement claim the environmentalists are a threat to personal freedom and if they are put in a position of power, “property rights go down the tube.” Similarly, the environmentalists obliquely associate the critics with the Nazi regime by saying “unrestrained capitalism with land development uber alles.” These attacks are incredibly vicious, but they lack credibility. Neither group makes an argument that is supported by statistics and logical reasoning. Rather, Wilson uses effective propaganda techniques and crafts brash and accusatory statements to show how each group attempts to vilify the other and how it is ultimately
“ I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary: the evil it does is permanent.”- Mahatma Gandhi In the novels Lord of the Flies by William Golding and Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad both novels have scenes of violence that help contribute to the meaning of the complete work that the novels deal with the theme of civilization versus savagery. Both of these novels show us how all humans have a heart of darkness or an evil inside them that is usually concealed by the rules and ways of civilization. When civilized humans are taken away from civilization and put in an untamed place their darkness is bound to come out. The island the boys are trapped on in Lord of the Flies is located far from the modern
Ionesco put his focus on the tragedy of language. In fact he bothers the audience with the disintegration of language, which is one of his main targets of this play. All over The Bald Soprano can be analyzed as a parody where the author mocks about the universal bourgeoisie which, to reveal a dehumanized mankind which became spiritually seen empty. Therefore Ionesco used the language as an important implement to highlight this dehumanization. In concrete the language of the Smiths and Martins is indeed old fashioned and dry adding slogans and a lot of simple expressions.
Frankenstein exposes the dangers of scientific exploration, the destruction reaped by progress for progress’ sake. Shelley cautions against playing God without consideration for the natural order, using the relationship between masculine power and feminine fragility to parallel the interaction between science and romanticism. The novel extols the romanticism of nature’s indescribable splendor and energy, and villainizes many of the concepts of the scientific revolution, especially those that encourage irreverent exploration, or the glorification of oneself. The turmoil of innovation and progress distracts from the values of the past, completely antithetical to a higher power. Author Fritjof Capra argues that nature exists as an inherently feminine power to for exploitation, yet Shelley’s text reinforces the notion of nature as both a feminine and masculine force, contrary to Capra’s assertion.
According to his journalls all of them stand short in froint of his tall ambition of exercising a godlike control on life. This shows that he desired to turn nature into his slave . Aylmer is a symbol of science and intellect used by the writer to prove his point by not showing much deep deatails of a character of a norml short story . he is presented as a model of cpmplete fiction fiction to show the consequencesof the situation when mindoperates independent of morality. Hawthorne suggests by his work that ambition regardless of morality always results in disaster and death
Furthermore, when speaking to Pope Nicholas III, Dante fails to restrain his emotions and after stating that he would “make use of words more grievous still,” comparing the catholic church to a monster that would “fornicate with kings” (Dante 19.103.108). Emphasizing that without all of its corruption and dependence on the rich, the church would lose its influence. By comparing the church and those empowered within it to a vulgar monster, Dante denies the church’s reputation of purity and good. Coherently, Dante’s placement of this pope in one of the deepest parts of Hell only amplifies the concept that those such as Pope Nicholas III or even a church, “trampling on the good and lifting the depraved” betray those that are good and betray God himself, are some of the most fraudulent and treacherous sinners of all (Dante
We shall hex the Pentateuch and slip you in neatly between Numbers and Deuteronomy!” (101) These words, directed at Brady from Drummond, are rather unnecessary and cruel on Drummond’s part. In addition, Henry Drummond appears to be a very intimidating and malicious evolutionist. He is immediately portrayed as the bad guy in the story; the person defending Cates only in order to wreck the townspeople’s faith in the Bible. According to Brady, “He wants to destroy everyone’s belief in the Bible, and in our God!” (98) Yet, at the end of the
He says that "a monarchy is terrible, and to have a king is not only an unsuccessful way to rule a nation, but it is also a sin." Paine undermines the king in his writing by using rhetorical devices to help destroy America 's loyalty to the king. The monarchy can make anything look appealing
Candide himself falls to a moment of negativity and says “This is the end of the world”. How could an all-loving and powerful God destroy so mercilessly? Voltaire is possibly indicating that there is another agent at work here other than a God of Good. Even after what seems an already tragic event, Pangloss is hung for heresy and Candide is thrashed for unconcernedly listening and not protesting. Voltaire postulates and subtly asks the reader, what kind of world do we live in where a God who is so full