Sir Percy, like the flower, grew up in England and migrated to France. The parallels between the Sir Percy and the flower do not stop there. Even though the flower is gorgeous, people most often view the flower as a bothersome weed in much the same way the revolutionaries view their arch enemy, Sir Percy – aka, the Scarlet Pimpernel. The flower itself, the seeds, and the roots are poisonous to animals as well as humans. Research has shown that the shoots contain toxic called saponins and the roots contain cyclamens.
Sir Percy, like the flower, grew up in England and migrated to France. The parallels between the Sir Percy and the flower do not stop there. Even though it is pleasing to the eyes, people most often view the flower as a bothersome weed in much the same way the revolutionaries view their arch enemy, Sir Percy - aka, the Scarlet Pimpernel. The flower itself, the seeds, and the roots are poisonous to animals as well as humans. Research has shown that the shoots contain toxic called saponins and the roots contain cyclamens.
Settled in the cruel and repressive Puritan society, “The Scarlet Letter” is a story about a punishment of a horrible and unforgivable sin, the sin of love, committed by two lovers and their sufferings for tasting the ”forbidden fruit”. In the very heart of the novel the main theme that has being presented and observed is the sin itself. Hester and Dimmesdale’s sin is very closely connected to the “original “sin, because they are both forbidden and result in knowledge of what is it like to be a human being. While Adam and Eve gain the ability of knowing right from wrong and are expelled from Eden because of that, Hester and Dimmesdale taste the fruit of love and both suffer for that, but only Hester is the expelled one and the outcast. The
Based on the tragic events of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, The Crucible is a hard-hitting tale that reflects upon the subjectivity of goodness and virtue, sparking the reflection of the importance of moral behavior during times of hardship and crisis. In an unyielding and restricted Puritan community like Salem village, a bad reputation could result in social exclusion and scorning from the community. As a result, many members of the community would go to extremes to avoid tarnishing their reputations. The Crucible asserts that those who are concerned only with protecting their standings are dangerous to a society, as they are willing to blame and hurt other people in order to protect themselves. Many counterparts can be drawn between good and evil in The Crucible, and Miller’s juxtaposition of the characters shows the audience how one person acting with integrity can influence a society for good, and vice versa.
Deprived from their self-consciousness, the citizens would turn into clockwork oranges. Our major external conflict is society’s desire to order and the individualism that comes from human nature. Right of deciding your own choices is a problem when those choices threaten the society and government. However, if we take people’s ability to use this right, the result would be equally horrible. The necessity of evil in human nature was one of the major themes in the book as well.
The cruel male figure in ¨Bloody Chamber¨ is compared not only to an animal but to lilacs. The husband is the representation of evil, symbolizing the man who is humiliated to animality. It is the presence of the omniscient evil that spreads like the scent of lilacs-a metaphor that has not been chosen randomly -and which, like them, stains: "The lilies I always associate with him; That are white, and stain you "(15). Using the term "stain" the narrator does not talk only about lilies but also about the way the Marquis made her feel. The unnamed heroine is objectified first by his treatment like she is just piece of meat or an object taking her virginity in a brutal way and this is associated with her stain.
Hamlet refers to Claudius as a weed that chokes the garden and warns Gertrude not to "spread the compost on the weeds, To make them ranker”. The line “something is rotten in the state of Denmark” also refers to the larger theme of the connection between the moral legitimacy of a ruler and the health of the state as a whole. Throughout the play Denmark is portrayed as a microcosm of human villainy, a hotbed of spiritual as well as political
For all difference ages and times social norms have been around and for all those ages and times they have been people that were rejected from society or opt to isolate themselves from society. Both Edgar Allan Poe and Ralph Waldo Emerson both portray the negative aspects of society and how it limits the individual through different uses conflict and foreshadowing in their works. The main difference between both authors is the way they interpret corruption of society. Poe and Emerson use conflict to portray society as being horrible and merciless in all their aspects. Both authors use a different type of conflict to interpret the effects of society.
Individually the symbols offer a well-developed message; however, the multiple meanings contradict, because the different meanings mean opposite ideas. For example, Hester will forever be seen as an adulterer and a steward. These are two opposite concepts, especially in Puritan Society, because a steward helps and an adulterer sins. As the scarlet letter changes through the novel, the symbol contradicts Hester's image and her role in society. Hester is scarred with her sin and the punishment from the Puritans.
The statement, “What consumes your mind is what controls your life” describes a very true concept in modern day society. Materialism is a part of everyone’s life regardless of social class. Being materialistic leads an individual to express an excessive desire to care for and prize an object or idol. While materialistic desires can be beneficial, they can also have negative consequences. In the novel, The Hobbit and the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark, materialistic possessions, and desires negatively impact individuals, because it results in negative alterations in behaviour, mentality, and actions of the characters.