Emmanuel Yepiz Lisa William English 1 B 7 November 2014 The Crucible Compare and Contrast Essay In The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, Judge Danforth and Reverend Hale play leading characters of power in Salem. The Crucible possesses many examples of interesting character development, especially Reverend Hale and Judge Danforth. During the time of trails in 1692, Danforth and Hale on occasions came head to head on matter of witchcraft. Both authorities have distinct roles in society with different experience, but both work toward the same goal of helping restore peace to the chaotic times that Salem is going trough. Hale is an educated man who uses his books as a source of help.
Chains Of Racism Racism is something you learn, not something you born with. Through the time, many writers have implemented their books with the racism that the mankind has seen along it’s history. Joseph Conrad implements a heavy sense of racism in his masterpiece, Heart of Darkness, through the use of symbolism, setting and various other literary devices. “Things are not always as they seem; the first appearance deceives many”(Plato). The symbolism plays a vital role in the development of the racism, the colors white and black, or the words light and dark are the main columns of symbolism in Heart of Darkness.
Walt Whitman was an American literary erudite that excelled in writing poems, essays and journals. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism incorporating both views in his works. Whitman embraced his culture and roots; he sought to express his pride or disapproval of these, mainly with poems. A combination of his personality, literary traits of the time and his love for literature led him to become what they called, the father of free verse. His topics mainly covered social narratives and he was very open when choosing what to write about.
Richard Godbeer presented an excellent picture on how puritan life was structured, how it functioned, and how they perceived the super natural in this novel. Reading "Escaping Salem," I was thrown several different scenarios displaying how witchcraft was addressed in early puritan society and how they reacted towards it. The supposedly bewitching of Katherine Branch showed the reader how the people of Stamford and the court system handled the act of witchcraft. After reading this novel, I can say that I do believe the accused in the Stamford witchcraft trial received a fair trial. In early puritan society, the communities were very close.
‘The Man Who Saw It All’ “Disobedience is the foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.” These quotes make people think and pull up the deepest thoughts that are hidden in our hearts and thoughts. These quotes are from Henry David Thoreau. He was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, leading transcendentalist, tax resister, surveyor, and a historian who is remembered for his philosophical and naturalistic writings. July 12, 1817, in Concord, Massachusetts, Henry David Thoreau was born into a New England family.
The author, Edward W. Said, writes a series of essays that provide his arguments about how culture impacts colonialism and imperialism as well as making connections between culture and imperialism. He uses other works by different authors like Jane Austen and Joseph Conrad as he states, “first of all I find them estimable and admirable works of art and learning, in which I and other readers take pleasure and from which we derive profit.” Also he uses the events that occured with Britain, France and the United States and their conquest on other countries. His goal with this book to analyze events and writings and using them to make the connections. The author believes that culture and imperialism are being ignored and condemned in their involvement in the reality of societies. From that reason he writes this book to provide knowledge and understanding to the common people about culture and imperialism and how it was done in history.
Symbols in “Young Goodman Brown” “Young Goodman Brown” is a short story written by Nathaniel Hawthorne in the 17th century which depicts the human nature and criticizes the ideals of Puritan society by the use of various allegories and symbols. Nathaniel Hawthorne is extremely famous for his obsession with allegories and symbols, that Arlin Turner described him by saying: “In the habit of seeing meanings in everything, he thought in symbols and wrote in symbols” Symbolism for him was not only a way of delivering every connotation, every moral lesson that he wished for the readers to perceive, but also a compatible method to express his sensibilities in his works. Seeing that the whole story is a symbolization of one’s journey through life
Nathaniel Hawthorne, a famous American author from the antebellum period, notices the emphasis on individual freedoms in the works by Ralph Waldo Emerson and other Transcendentalists during his residency in the Brook Farm’s community. In response to these ideas, Hawthorne writes The Scarlet Letter, a historical novel about Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale’s lives as they go through ignominy, penance, and deprecation from their Puritan community to express their strong love for each other. Their love, even though it is true, is not considered as holy nor pure because of Hester past marriage to Roger Chillingworth, and thus Hester gained the Scarlet Letter for being an adulterer. Hawthorne utilizes biblical allusions, such as the stories of
During the late eighteenth century, a new literary movement was born which focused on embracing individuality and emphasized imagination and emotions. Numerous literary pieces have visible Romantic qualities throughout the eighteenth century. Two prominent literary pieces with Romantic qualities present in their text are The Devil and Tom Walker by Washington Irving and The Minister 's Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Through their respective texts the author 's portray the Romantic qualities of human nature, the supernatural, and individual freedom in unique ways, but use them to contribute to the intended meaning of the stories. The Devil and Tom Walker and The Minister 's Black Veil convey the Romantic quality of human nature to be innately evil and greedy.
The Use of Symbolism in Young Goodman Brown In the short story, “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne symbolism and imagery are used in many ways, reading the story once is only scratching the surface. Hawthorne sculpts a story by tying intricate details together to create something that will absorb the reader. Through scenery, Biblical references, and even names and colors, Hawthorne has proven himself as a literary genius. Imagery used by Hawthorne starts off in the first sentence of the story with the use of scenery. In the beginning of the story, the scene is set by the author telling us that Young Goodman Brown and his wife Faith are in the streets of Salem, “came forth at sunset into the street at Salem Village,” (Hawthorne