In Act 3, Scene 3 of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare depicts the theme of both fear and shock that Romeo feels when exiled. Immediately into the scene, Shakespeare uses personification when Romeo asks, “What sorrow craves acquaintance at my hand / That I yet know not?” (Shakespeare III.iii.5-6). Romeo discusses how sorrow is craving acquaintance at his hand, meaning that he will soon be sad, or suffering. This hidden meaning is presented, however, it is presented as personification because sorrow, an emotion, cannot actually crave anything.
Just by reading the title of Philip Levine’s poem, “They Feed They Lion”, the reader is already given the implication that the poem may be somewhat cryptic to the non-analytic eye. After analyzing the title carefully, it becomes clear that the author was implying that the lion is a symbol for something bad. Just by deciphering this, one can deduce that the title is a metaphor for a group of people feeding into the said thing that is bad. Once the reader reads the poem several times though, it becomes painstakingly clear that the lion that Levine is talking about is the unprecedented hate that is so ingrained into human nature. A part of human nature that most members of the human race constantly feed into without fail.
Shakespeare’s Macbeth Essay Sometimes people have a goal and they won’t stop until that path is achieved. In the play Macbeth by Shakespeare it has positive and negative outcomes, when it comes to how Macbeth proceeds his life in such negative term transforming him into this man he wasn’t before. Shakespeare’s message about right vs wrong leads to the downward spiral of an individual. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth was working towards the king title, even if that led to a downward spiral in his life. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth went with a plan to kill his best friend Duncan, with courage to sticking with that plan / and: “when Duncan is asleep (whereto the rather shall his day’s hard journey soundly invite him)”.
Cullen uses many fierce animals, animals that symbolize many things, to illustrate this dreadful situation, one of them being an eagle. In lines 11-12, Cullen writes “Gaunt eagle whose raw pinions stain the bars/ That prison you, so men cry for the stars!”. Here, the usage of gaunt describes the eagle, a symbol for freedom, as an animal who is haggard due to suffering or hunger. Cullen further demeans this symbol of freedom when he writes “raw pinions”. This is a term that indicates that the zookeepers have cut off the eagle’s pinions, the parts that are necessary for flight, forever trapping it in its cage.
Within days of arriving at the camp Omori, Louie realized his life was about to become worse than he previously thought possible. The Bird had discovered that in his previous life Louie was an olympian and that made him perfect bait. Louie was abused several times by the Bird for no justifiable reason creating an even greater uneasiness in Zamperini’s life. In this passage he describes himself looking for a lion as if he is prey. Lions are considered to be the king of the jungle and Watanabe could be considered king of the camp.
Specifically, his uncertainty is shown when he is given the opportunity to kill his uncle, but he ends up postponing his revenge because he believes that Claudius is praying. Although one might argue that a character’s obsession may lead to happiness, an analysis of Prince Hamlet in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and Guy Montag in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, depicts the theme of uncertainty when a character leads to downfall due to their
Hamlets tragic flaw is his indecisiveness to make decisions. This trait is demonstrated through the entire play and causes Hamlet to his own demise. When Hamlet has immediate suspicious of his fathers murder and later proof, he delays the murder, which is puzzling because the play is about revenge, and one would expect him to have done it earlier as he had ample amount of opportunities to do so. His indecisiveness has puzzled many.
The only way for Gene to change is for him to accept his friend’s death. Gene enters the war with Brinker which shows he is moving on from his life in Devon and from Finny’s death, and while he leaves he, “[leaves] the door ajar for the first time… My schooling was over” (203). Gene is the only character in the novel A Separate Peace that changes by releasing his anger and being less competitive. Gene informs, “My fury was gone…
In the essay, “The Death of the Moth”, Virginia Woolf uses metaphor to convey that the relationship between life and death is one that is strange and fragile. Woolf tells the story of the life and death of a moth, one that is petite and insignificant. The moth is full of life, and lives life as if merry days and warm summers are the only things the moth knows. However, as the moth enters it’s last moments, it realizes that death is stronger than any other force. As the moth knew life seconds before, it has now deteriorated into death.
In the first seventeen sonnets which are called the procreation sonnets, Shakespeare makes an earnest request to his beloved fair lord to find a woman to bear his child so that his beauty might be preserved for posterity. In all these seventeen sonnets, he presents the time as a powerful instrument and force. He establishes this fact through much imagery like military winter and the sun. In sonnets no. 2, the poet urges his friend to get married and beget a child who would inherit his beauty and keep it alive.
In the story, the theme of jealousy is introduced through the external conflict expressed in the text. This story takes place in the Middle Ages, during which a physical trial would determine the fate of the convicted. The trials of the guilty ended in violence because it was believed that God only saved the innocent, so when the king inadvertently “...opened the one [door], there came out of it a hungry tiger, the fiercest and most cruel that could be procured, which immediately sprang upon [the convicted], and tore him to pieces as a punishment for his guilt” (299). The information about the cruelty of the affair provided in the excerpt gives the reader insight to the princess’s hesitance to feeding the youth to the lion and the king’s motives to sending the youth to a trial
"The Seventh Tuesday We Talk about the Fear of Aging" from Mitch Albom's novel Tuesday's With Morrie, "The Seven Ages of Man" from William Shakespeare's As You Like It, and Edgar Allen Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death" portray a similar theme of human mortality and the stages of life. Through stories of a dying man, a naive prince, and an aging boy, life is depicted as existing in distinct stages along with the idea of the characters' inevitable deaths. Albom's, Shakespeare's, and Poe's interpretations of life have recognizable similarities in themes related to life and death. In Tuesday's With Morrie, Mitch goes in depth into Morrie's impending defeat to ALS in the chapter "
Cameron Simmons Dr. Ashley Butler English 3- Honors 9 August 2016 To Make Great Literature Author A.E. Housman said that, “Great literature should do some good to the reader,” meaning that a reader needs to gain something for the work to be great. The play Our Town and novel Of Mice and Men are two examples of the truth behind Housman’s statement, showing the hard choices life presents and the preciousness of life.
To “pass on” to “die” or to “reincarnate” is not only a prevalent part of our society, but an important subject that we all must address. When someone dies, most often we journey through and emotional upheaval. Authors use death to show character development in literary works. Diction and Syntax will be examined through two sources. The first source is an excerpt from the book by Mark Twain entitled “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”.
Catalyst for Prince Hamlet’s revenge In William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, the uncertain ghost of the recently dead King Hamlet informs Prince Hamlet about the events of his death caused by the now King Claudius. Prince Hamlet then embarks on a journey to discover the truth behind his father's unusual death and to seek the revenge that is necessary for the result of his father's assassination. In his play Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, William Shakespeare uses a foil, the symbol of death, and Gertrude's hasty death to provoke Prince Hamlet to complete his obligation to avenge his father's death. As Prince Hamlet plays around with the idea of revenge, Shakespeare uses Fortinbras as a foil character to inspire Prince Hamlet