“Human” despises her though, and says that she didn’t care for anyone but the humans. Symbolism also displays the divide in opinions. The soldiers uses the word “evil” in the same sentence as “claws” to draw emphasis to them. In the other approach, the word “hands” shows that hands could do an equal amount of evil. Lastly, Polysyndeton brought sympathy through revealing similarities between monster and man and brought the two stories together.
390. Personification is the technique wherein a non-human character is given human thoughts, feelings, and dialogue. Illustrate how this technique is used in your favourite novel or short story. “Even Death has a heart” One of my favourite personifications in literature is the personification of death in “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak. In this novel, Death is the one who tells the story and is also a character in the story, which begins by Death presenting himself to the reader.
This passage is where I think Huck truly lost all this innocence because once one witnesses a massive bloody murder, there is no going back to pretend nothing happened. It reminds of a soldier suffering from PTSD. The vague diction presents how lost Huck is, and how he is trying to repress those memories, which reflects the cruelty in human nature and how a child’s innocence and be crushed instantly because of the adults a community
As he watches his loved ones get murdered by the creature he created, he realizes that playing God is a dangerous game. One could argue that Victor starts off with these negative traits but then develops Justine’s traits like selflessness, bravery, and acceptance. While I do think he achieves these feelings as he progresses, I believe he only scratches the surface of what it means to truly be selfless or brave. He only develops these qualities because his irresponsible actions cause the death, directly or indirectly, of five people. Yes, he accepts his actions at some point, but he does so because of extreme circumstances.
In Markus Zusak's The Book Theif, Death observes both the beauty and ugly in people, and wonders "how the same thing can be both". In the historical novel, ugliness and beauty affect the characters and the other humans in their lives. Much of this beauty and ugly can come from the same thing. Whilst the love and compassion of characters such as Rudy and Hans is shown on many occasions, there is also a lot of dangerous and awful circumstances that they are faced with, and also that they bring upon those people that are close to them. Although Death is the one that notices the good and bad in people, this situation also applies to
As a result, the Metamorphosis has become one of the fundamental enigmas of the present day literary mind 's eye. Moreover, praise is given to Kafka’s symbolic and convincing representation of isolation, which he has developed through the literal image of a man being creepy-crawly. The situation of the transformation is realistic to the society that people live. Under adverse conditions, some humans undergo changes, which affect their entire lives. A good example is those who suffer mutilation as a result of being involved in fatal accidents or contracting diseases, which are expensive to cure or lack a cure.
He pulls at the heartstrings of Victor’s emotions but Victor can see the true evil that is within him. “But it is true that I am a wretch. I have murdered the lovely and helpless; I have strangled the innocent as they slept and grasped to death his throat who never injured me or any other living being,” had mentioned the monster after Victor’s death (197). The monster claims that he was unloved, and he was right in that regard, but that does not form evil. Evil is formed by the weakness of one’s mind, not neglect.
. could not believe anything to his dishonour when they saw him” (Wilde 106). In this aspect he also imitates Lord Henry, who is though seen as a very immoral man, is a respectful member of society. The process of moral fall has its climax by the assassination of Basil Hallward. Dorian feels how corrupt he has become; his soul was “sick to death” (Wilde 154) and he decides to try to live a moral life, which started when he “spared Hetty” (Wilde 174) by putting no
He starts off as a noble and just a regular person, then turns ambitious and becomes a little treacherous but, finally, he becomes a man full of guilt and remorse for his crimes. On the other hand, blood imagery is also used by Shakespeare to create a visceral reaction from the audience. Blood also represents injury, death, and the cycle of life. It is an essential part of life because you can’t survive without blood. Some people fear blood because it reminds them of their own injuries for example a cut or scratch, possibly war memories, or the death of someone they know.
Macbeth and Okonkwo The Thane of Glamis and a man living in fear of being like his failure of a father ,in two different places and times of the world. The similarities between these two not so divergent men are easy to find. Macbeth and Okonkwo are tragic heroes and that is first of many reasons why they are similar; they both are driven by ambition and pride. Enough that both Macbeth and Okonkwo committed morbid murders to establish their authority. Their ambition causes their own tragic downfalls and shows the failings of humanity no matter the differences in time period or cultures.
I don’t think there is another quote out there that can better summarize life under Nazi rule. I think that this quote really gets the point across that if you see something terrible happening, and don’t try to stop it you’re just as bad as the person doing it. This really tells me that you can’t be afraid to speak up for something that is wrong, even if it means death. The quote mentions that if you stand by and lets all these bad things happen, that you are as guilty as the people doing them. I think that is very true, the counties who sat by and watched the holocaust happen are just as bad as the Nazis.
It seem to me like the irony of the two writers was note part of a writing strategy but more a heritage from their awful life experiences. Barthas notes reflect irony through the reactions of soldiers toward death and bodies. “It wasn’t unusual to be grabbed, while passing, by a skeletal hand or a foot sticking out of the trench wall. We were so blasé about it that we paid it no more attention than to a root we might trip upon in our path” (Barthas 134). He write about dangerous moments with sentences so plain compare to what he describes that the reader has a strong feeling of irony reading his notes.
In The Book Thief, a historical fiction novel by Markus Zusak, the narrator, Death, says; “I 'm always finding humans at their best and worst. I see their ugly and their beauty, and I wonder how the same thing can be both” (Zusak 491). Humans are complex beings with the ability to hold so many emotions, thoughts, and feelings. Death finds himself astounded by how they can be so beautiful and ugly at the same time. There are many things that are beautiful about Liesel Meminger, but then again just like anyone else, she also has those few ugly qualities.