The making of English-America was comparable to Shakespeare's play, The Tempest, as the "play invites us to view English expansion...as a defining moment in the making of an English-American identity based on race" (Takaki 28). Indians were targeted as settlers continued to attack and destroy their villages. If there was any resistance, it was considered as "fury of the savages"(Takaki 35). Some stories were happy, sad or endings that would leave one hanging. This chapter was mostly sad and the only part the would be close to
Both of the authors write their text in the time period of the Holocaust. Niemoller list names of groups that were persecuted during the Nazi Revolution, while Simon is writing about a Holocaust victim. They most likely both mention the time period not only because it contributes to their topic, but to give their tone more of a serious and hopeful ambience. The two writers also both use irony in their styles, although they use different types of irony they both use it to farther develop their text. The poem, "First They Came...," uses dramatic irony to make the reader feel a sense of his regret and to make the reader personally reflect what he experienced.
Dystopia: "An imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one." The definition of a dystopia is quite clear, but what exactly does a book need to be part of the dystopian genre? A good place to start would be to compare two books such as Fahrenheit 451 and The Hunger Games. For a quick summary, Fahrenheit 451 details how a fireman named Guy Montag learns that the books he's supposed to be burning are an important part of culture and history, and should be protected. In The Hunger Games, the main character, Katniss Everdeen, is forced to compete in the "Hunger Games"― where twenty-four teenagers fight to the death until there is a single victor.
Russell Drysdale’s ‘The Crucifixion’ is closely related to his drought paintings collection, however there is a strong sense of unique religious perspective conveyed through this piece. The colour palette of deep reds and browns is used similar to his other works that depict the harshness and brutality of the Australian landscape. By implementing the idea of religion into this work, Drysdale has created a new meaning for the outback that describes the impact of white settlement on the environment. During the Second World War, he attempted to illustrate the horrors of warfare to evoke emotion and a sense of empathy in other Australian artists through the painting The Crucifixion. In this work Drysdale combined symbolism with the imagery of
26- So this part opens up with a folk talk. Look for a theme here- there must be a theme that has a quote in it. You could also look for something about Fiver getting another scary dream- his premonitions often prove to be ominous. 27- So this is about how the sandleford warren got destroyed- probably TONS of imagery, and also a social theme about the totalitarian government enforced by the owslafa. 29- Hazel wants to get more does- to ensure a permanent home.
Gothic and modern themes prevail in “Barn Burning.” In Abner Faulkner displays grotesque characteristics such as an unhealthy desire to burn and a physical handicap from the war. Abner also personifies loss of traditional values in the South during the early 1900s, which ties to modernism. Faulkner used his writing to comment on the new era, and it is obvious that he was not fond of it. Additionally, Faulkner’s sentences stretch for paragraphs at a time, jumping from one topic to another. These sentences often illustrate a character’s every thought.
If readers understand the poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, as an allusion in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, then they can gain a deeper understanding of what Robert Walton feels and they can determine the meaning behind his actions. In Coleridge’s poem, the Ancient Mariner is in a dire situation, and believes that shooting an albatross will save him in the lines “With my cross-bow/I shot the ALBATROSS.” (Coleridge 1) This impacts the Mariner because it leaves a curse on him. However, the curse is soon lifted off of him when he prays to God. Unfortunately, the curse still stays with the Mariner. This is found in the lines, “The pang, the Curse, with which they died,/ Had never passed away:/ I could not draw my eyes from theirs,/ Nor turn them up to pray.” (Coleridge 6) In Letter Two of Frankenstein, Robert Walton writes his sister saying, “...but I shall kill no albatross; therefore do not be alarmed for my
While reading De La Torre, I noticed the narrator stating a metaphor of the pig skin and football being condemned into hell. This then made me think on how many times peoples predisposition cloud their judgement of others and there way of worship. I know it is enviable to not have a bias opinion because everyones opinion is based on where they grew up and what hardships they have gone through. I do believe that people read the bible and have different interpretations because in different culture and denominations one verse can be interpreted into many different meaning. Some may be similar in definition but have a different affect on the congregation or person reading.
Mary Oliver once said “Figurative language can give shape to the difficult and the painful. It can make visible and ‘felt’ that which is invisible and ‘unfeelable’.” Authors use figurative language in order to set the tone and mood for the story. In the stories “The Treasure of Lemon Brown” by Walter Dean Myers, and “Stop the sun” by Gary Pulser, the authors use figurative language to develop the characters and tone. In “The Treasure of Lemon Brown” the author uses figurative language to develop the characters and the tone of the story. In the story the author uses similes to describe the tone in the sentence “His father’s words like the distant thunder that now echoed….” This helps the reader identify the father’s personality to be loud and argumentative, also his words are described as echoing letting the reader infer
Ray Bradbury’s short story, There Will Come Soft Rains, has elements of destruction, and what the future holds for mankind. It tells the story of a self operating house that carries out its day to day duties as , after a nuclear holocaust has occurred. In addition to this short story Rad Bradbury includes a poem by the same name written by Sarah Teasdale’s. While these two pieces of literature resemble each other in many ways, they also differentiate in just as many. The two stories contrast in each other in very interesting ways.