The syntax in The Scarlet Letter mimics the previously mentioned dark yet romantic and descriptive tone of the novel. Maintaining its seriousness and formality, Hawthorne uses additions such as imagery, personification, metaphor, and symbolism to keep the book’s underlying flowery and romantic storyline. This complex writing style required Hawthorne to utilize very long and illustrative sentence structure. His dedication to detail is seen in his use of comparison to portray both beauty and ugliness. In fact, the only time we see short and choppy sentences is character dialogue and conversation. The effect that Hawthorne is attempting to create is one of dramatic story-telling. Almost over describing every aspect, Hawthorne preserves his fluidity
The Scarlet Letter has a lot of symbols throughout the book, a symbol is used to represent something. Symbols are used in literature, it is used to have a deeper meaning in the book. One of those symbols is Pearl. She is a strange and unusual child, but she is very pretty. Although there are many symbols in the novel, Pearl stands out because she symbols Hester’s sin, love and passion, and she symbolizes good and evil.
In Kate Chopin’s The Awakening protagonist Edna Pontellier is said to possess “That outward existence which conforms, the inward life which questions.” In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hester Prynne is a character who outwardly conforms while question inwardly. Prynne is humiliated and is publicly shamed by wearing the scarlet letter upon her bosom for seven years by everyone. Going through that horrible journey she begins to question Pearl inwardly. Although some may claim that Roger Chillingworth is the best character represented by this statement, Prynne would most definitely relate more especially with the forceful marriage.
In the book the Odyssey, people broke into Odysseus 's house and tried to get his wife to marry them. They used is belongings for themselves, they broke into his house, and they tried to take the throne from him before even knowing if he was dead or not. In my perspective their punishment we 're not too severe they deserved to be punished for their actions. They threatened his wife and try to force her to marry them. Considering all that the Wooers did whether it was stealing, breaking, or forcing others to do what they told them to they all deserved what they got.
Lies are, whether detrimental or advantageous, are a staple of most civilizations throughout history. Deceit and Lying allow the furtherment of goals and the ability to cast ourselves as someone who may not be. Lying in Homeric Society was as prevalent as it is today, and many characters take full advantage of the ability of deceit. In The Odyssey, Odysseus and others take advantage of homeric social norms of lying and deceit in order to get what they want; furthering their quest and goal through their trickery.
In ancient Greek ideology and mythology there is a common theme of characters ‘getting what they deserve’. In Homer’s graphic novel The Odyssey, there are several occasions where this theme of reciprocity is occurring. Revenge and justice are something that the romans held highly in their culture, so characters in their stories often had fates that was deemed fit for their ‘crime’.
War veterans have been misunderstood and mistreated since the days of the ancient Greeks. Other men tried to steal the wives of soldiers back in ancient Greece, and America’s Vietnam veterans returned and were labeled as “baby killers”. The experience of war and serving in the military changes veterans. The only people who have experienced what they have are other soldiers. They feel like no one understands what they have been through when they return home. Veterans also tend to stay in combat mode even after the war ends, which could lead to violent behavior at home. War veterans are misunderstood when they return home because they never leave combat mode and people do not understand their war experiences.
As the noble Odysseus’ returns to his beloved homeland of Ithaka, he comes to find a sea of suitors awaiting their chance at marrying his wife Penelope and taking his home as their own. After enduring a twenty year long odyssey, the Trojan war hero has run out of patience and seeks only to reunite with his family. Following his return, Odysseus and his son Telemachos plot to take their revenge on the suitors and retake their home. Their plan proves to be a success and their goal is reached, however a dilemma is now presented to the readers- did Odysseus and Telemachos go too far in seeking their justice? Post battle, it becomes evident that Odysseus and Telemachos’ actions were justified and rational due to evidence provided by Halitherses,
On his way to Penelope’s room, Odysseus gets insulted by her maid, Melantho. Penelope’s rebukes Melantho for being rude and because she needs to ask the beggar things about her husband. She asks, “Who are you? Of what people? Where is your town and kindred?” Odysseus says that he is “a man of sorrows”, so he can’t answer these questions. Penelope describes that she also has sorrows because she really doesn’t want to marry any of the suitors (185).
When Odysseus reveals his identity, he takes revenge on the wooers who have taken over his home. When the battle is over, anyone who was involved with the wooers ' plot is severely punished. I think Odysseus did the right thing to defend his wife. In my opinion, the punishment was a little severe but he did what he had to do to defend his beloved wife. I think everyone deserved the punishment except for the nobleman. I don 't think Odysseus even realized that the nobleman was in the crowd of people.
Hester, Dimmesdale, and Chillingworth all have sinned, although the question remains at the end of the book, has God forgiven the characters? Hawthorne writes where each side can be defended with points but the forgiven side exceeds the unforgiven. Whether or not from a biblical standpoint or an allegorical standpoint, there are a few signs in which the answer can be concluded. With all outlooks on the book and the story that it tells, they are forgiven.
In the odyssey, Penelope is very loyal. She waited for Odysseus for a long twenty years. She would only chose a suitor to take his place only after she knew Odysseus was dead. Somehow she new Odysseus would come back, alive and well. When he came back, she couldn’t tell if it was him or not so she tested them. There were three questions she asked.
In our country today we have a Judicial Court System in place, and a democratic government. The Judicial Court System is an adversarial system of justice; it interprets and enforces the federal laws of our country. In The Odyssey, Homer displayed that justice was ruthless and that the main gods assisted in carrying out the consequences of good and evil to those who deserved it. The Odyssey demonstrated that justice was cruel and that the main gods, such as Zeus, helped carry out the punishments to the bad and the rewards to the good by telling how Aegisthus was killed, what the Phaeacians and suitors consequences were, and Odysseus’ final destination.
In the story the Odyssey Odysseus travels from island to island to try to get back home to see his son and wife. Once Odysseus returned to Ithaca he soon realize the wooers had taken over his house and possessions. I believe justice was served because they wanted to take his wife, his food, and his wine.
In The odyssey when Odysseus came back from his long over due stay away from his family where he spent ten long year away from his family where he did not even get to rise his own son and to have an to hole is wife Penelope but only by time he gets back from his trip he came home to see other people at his house with his family.