Questions of puns in Chaucer are not always undecidable, nor need their existence be dependent solely on critical ingenuity or moral delicacy”(Dane). There are three main issues Chaucer sees issues with and uses satire to expose these social issues to the common people. Geoffrey Chaucer uses satire in the Pardoner 's Tale to explain his issue with the churches hypocrisy. "The Pardoner 's Tale" works on a similar comic device, of bad people unwittingly participating in their own downfall. The story itself has a surprise, ironic ending, as the man who prepared poisonous drinks is stabbed and the men who did the stabbing
My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent, And, like a man to double business bound, I stand in pause where I shall first begin, And both neglect” Through the metaphor “as sharp as will” Shakespeare alludes that the remorse Claudius feels is not because of his brother death, but actually for he no longer wants to bear the weight of the consequence he faces that 's caused by his action, which reflects Claudius is self-centered. By comparing Claudius’s “guilt”: killed his brother and “intent”: desire to get the power, Shakespeare points out that Claudius intention of the murder is evil. Shakespeare helps readers to understand Claudius’s inner most conflicts through a series questions and alliteration. Claudius desperately tries to seek reasons to be forgiven, he questions: can God not just left this one slide and forgive him? Isn’t prayer supposed to keep us from sinning and relieve us from previous sins?
“Othello is forced to recognize that he lives in a tragic world, and he pays the price” which causes him to have his tragic downfall(Harbage). Othello saw the good in people, until his peers lied to him and betrayed him. Shakespeare is trying to saw to watch who you put your trust in, for not everyone is who they
Hamlet and Ophelia “This was sometime a paradox, but now the time gives it proof. I did love you once… I loved you not” (3.1.114,119). Confusion clouds the audience’s judgement reading this quote from Hamlet. His paradox insinuates that he is insane and truly did not love her. Contrary to belief though, this quote was a way to set his “mousetrap” and force her to be in the background of his grand scheme.
Vengeance vs. Virtue The play The Tempest, by Shakespeare, explores the values of vengeance and forgiveness through the story of Prospero. The main conflict of the story is Prospero's lack of forgiveness for his brother Antonio, who stole his throne. This causes him to seek vengeance on Antonio and all his allies. Through the events of the story, it is evident that there is more value in virtue compared to vengeance. The action of vengeance does not resolve the original issue and in fact, creates internal struggles, while forgiveness allows for a greater sense of happiness.
Card believes he is teching through his book that the morality of an act is based solely on the intentions of the person acting. On the other hand, John Kessel, a writer, thinks the book is about making the readers feel bad for the main character Enderx. Kessel’s evidence that the book is not a work of moral fiction is through the points of the defeated being ignored, intention-based morality failing to make sense, and Mr.Wiggins always receiving the sympathy of the victim. Kessel’s evidence is strong, especially when it comes to the defeated being ignored. Normally, when someone dies in a book, the aftermath is usually included.
In my opinion the story of “Desiree’s Baby” is about injustice because Desiree’s husband was so cold hearted with her. These three literary devices also helped the story by supporting it with some techniques that the author uses in his writing to help get the message across the reader. The story would of been extra engaging if the author let the reader know what happened at the end of the story; when Armand reads the letter his mother left behind talking about what kind of heritage he was from. My honest assumption is that I highly recommend more people to read this story because it catches an individual’s attention at the beginning with the way it plays off in the beginning as happy story and at the end it leaves the audience in a cliffhanger. It makes the reader think of what feelings could of been going through Armand when he found out how wrong he
Throughout the poem Ulysses there is a themes of plagiarism, distastefulness, and boredom. The first theme in the poem Ulysses is plagiarism, which is the act of copying someone else 's ideas. The author uses the character Odysseus as his sort of tools to help hoist up a nation that is beginning to be worn down by the erosion of time. That is wrong and he should not have fixed something that was not broken. Jake Shafer from Slate states, “The plagiarist 's fraud dissolves the trust between his publication and its reader” This is what the readers should feel like considering that Tennyson did basically plagiarize an idea that Homer first had.
Huckleberry tells us how the King and the Duke are faking being a dead man’s brother. The way the King and the Duke are conmans, shows us that the society in which they live in has become corrupt and difficult to live in. The Duke and the King tell Huck and Jim that they are trustworthy when in reality the only thing they are after is money, this demonstrates the hypocrisy in society. To conclude, in the novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck and Jim encounter many forms of hypocrisy throughout their journey. Huckleberry and Jim were faced with racial, religious, and social hypocrisy, many of which still happen today.
John has the conscience of an honest man even though he has committed a severe sin, which he hides, adultery. Because of this his name is tainted, making the reader doubt the goodness in him. When Proctor reveals the truth in court, we are surprised because he has confessed knowing it will blacken his name, and he has done this in order to save his wife, Elizabeth Proctor. Because of this we are able to see that Proctor bears responsibility for what has occurred. However when he confesses, Abigail turns against him and accuses Proctor of being a witch.