The word “elate” is a fascinating choice because it has a double meaning. While it can mean to excite, it also can mean “to lift on high, raise, elevate” (elate, v., OED). Upon first glance, the reader can say with confidence that Wheatley is discussing how S.M.’s paintings excite her soul. However, after a more in-depth analysis, Wheatley uses this specific word to relate more to the latter definition. She is referring to herself being lifted up into
She represented the theme of beauty is a double edged sword by being “fabulous”, beaten, and abused. To start off, Sally is “fabulous” through her pulchritude. This is how Esperanza describes her, “The boys at school think she’s beautiful…when she laughs, she flicks her hair back like a satin shawl”(Cisneros 81)Sally’s beauty makes her happy and content. She’s pretty, elegant, and graceful, which causes everybody to rave her looks. This is a major plus point for beauty.
I was wearing my finest embroidered vest, made of a silky red fabric that was embellished with blue stitching. I knew this vest in particular caught my lover’s eye like no other vest could, he had always had quite a fondness for the color red. He liked his wine, his clothes, his jewels, even his partner in red. His partner being me. Me, Kermit Montresor.
The color white represents purity, nobleness, goodness, innocence, and wholeness. White usually has positive attributes associated with it, and white is the color of perfection. The Great Gatsby states that “Daisy and Jordan were both in white, and their dresses were rippling and fluttering as if they had just been blown back in after a short flight around the house” (Fitzgerald 8). Fitzgerald uses this statement to show Daisy and Jordan’s purity.
Here she used dramatic color schemes, and her trademark cabbage-rose chintz (as the sofa pictured sitting on is decorated in) became very popular. She promoted shiny black ceilings, acid green woodwork and cherry red floors, saying that “Lovely clear colors have a vital effect on our mental happiness.” Draper loved to use very dramatic and contrasting color schemes, such as black and white with splashes of color. She combined different colors, fabrics and patterns, often combining stripes with floral patterns, and liked to use large, oversized details and numerous mirrors. This impressive style became known as ‘the Draper touch’ and began being incorporated into homes, hotels, restaurants, theaters and department stores.
The colors of white, yellow, and green are the most eminent, easily distinguishable from the rest, and representing purity, death, and hope” (Yaffe 1). Firstly, white color will be discussed as it is “one of the main symbolic colors in The Great Gatsby, representing purity, innocence, and honesty” (Yaffe 1). At the beginning of the novel Nick Carraway visited his cousin Daisy Buchanan and both she and her friend Jordan Baker wore white dresses. Although they were only sitting on a sofa, Nick was overwhelmed by their beauty, especially by the looks of Jordan Baker, whom he did not know until then, and said: “I was almost surprised into murmuring an apology for having disturbed her by coming in” (Fitzgerald 9). Nick Carraway himself wore white attire on different occasions throughout the novel, like at the first party at Gatsby’s mansion trying to make an impression and at the time he was still not corrupted by this extravagant way of life.
Madeleine turns out to be like an artistic creation herself as is the portrait of Carlotta Valdes. This technique makes it look like the painting is leaking on her, transforming her into Carlotta. Scottie can be associated with the painter of the portrait as he transforms Judy into a kind of Madeleine who answers his fantasy: the image of Carlotta because Scottie is more mesmerised by the painting than he is by Madeleine.
Beauty is illustrated through the characters in both stories. In Rappaccini’s Daughter, Beatrice is “with as much richness of taste as the most splendid of the flowers, beautiful as the day, and with a bloom so deep and vivid that one shade more would have been too much. She looked redundant with life, health, and energy; all of which attributes were bound down and compressed, as it were, and girdled tensely, in their luxuriance, by her
In Northanger Abbey, Henry is painted as the perfect person in Catherine’s perspective because while he understands the rules of society, he is able to manoeuvre them to act in his favour. Catherine sees him as a model of who she desires to be as she enters the upper class. By the end of the novel she is able to interpret to what extent to follow the societal expectations and understand when to keep her own values. In the end Catherine has a happy ending, as “Austen is often happy to follow the Cinderella plot, and to make a happy ending out of marrying her heroine to a man notably above her in income and social prestige.” (McMaster 117)
In the short story “Flavio’s Home”, the author Gordon Parks expresses the poverty in Rio de Janeiro. Gordon Parks was a journalist, and photographer for “Life Magazine” and “Vogue Magazine”. Parks went to Rio De Janeiro in 1990 to enlighten the United States about the poverty-stricken areas in Brazil. The assignment given to him was to find an impoverished father with a family, and examine his earnings. Contrarily, when Parks seen a boy named Flavio; he became fascinated by his appearance and began to follow him home.
Can point of view change how you develop a character? By using first person point of view, the authors of The Georges and the Jewels and Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse quite effectively develop each character. For example, if the reader did not know that the bit tasted bad and the straps were uncomfortable, he/she may assume that the bit was made for a custom fit for the horse and the mouthpiece tasted like strawberries. First, in The Georges and the Jewels by Jane Smiley, a girl’s father has her ride and train horses even though she think the horses have feelings and don't like the gear and the training. Paragraph 10 states,”...
Harry Crews is one of the most well-known and influential southern writers of the twentieth century. He has written many novels, short stories, and biographies throughout his life of being a writer. His stories often pertain to the dramatic and exciting life of living in the south in small towns such as the one he grew up in as a child. Throughout Crews’s life, he was involved with a lot of violence and family problems such as divorce that led to anger. All of the problems that Crews had throughout his life allowed for his writing to be extremely detailed and exciting for the reader.