Viva La Vida Literary Analysis

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“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”-Confucius. This quote is about how revenge will hurt the user and the target. Revenge is the overall antagonist in the literature, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Ozymandias, and Viva la Vida. The Scarlet Pimpernel is a book based on after the French revolution when the citizens of France viciously send their ruler to their deaths for revenge. Ozymandias is about a ruler that lost his power and kingdom because of his tyrannic rule.While Viva La Diva, Ozymandias, and The Scarlet Pimpernel are similar in many ways, every rule is temporary because of revenge and one’s want for revenge leads to careless actions, is prominent due to the use of metaphors in the authors’ text. Every drop of power gained is 2 drops of revenge stored. Every rule is temporary because of revenge.. The chant, “Long Live The King!” is ironic in the fact of this. The authors of The Scarlet Pimpernel and Viva La Vida reveal that a ruling is temporary by using metaphors, the literary act of comparing different words without using like or as. Viva La Vida is about a dethroned king that now has no standing. In Viva La Diva, the character sweeps the streets saying that, “One minute I held the key next the walls were closed on me”. Him being the King, holding a royal standard, is compared to holding a key. But he didn’t hold this “key” forever and the walls closed on him. This is an act of revenge. “People had…show more content…
In The Scarlet Pimpernel and Ozymandias, exact vengeance causes the characters to settle on foolish decisions. “To avenge (oneself or another) usually by retaliating in kind or degree,” is the Merriam Webster definition for revenge.Thesis goes here. Remember the words of wise Confucius, “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”, or in a bigger case the falling of a kingdom, or
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