In the essay “the plastic pink flamingo: A natural history, Jennifer price reveals the popularity of the flamingo in america as the generation evolves from the bleak events of the past. This iconic 1950’s lawn decorative represented a culture filled with ignorance and vain. Throughout her essay, Jennifer Price uses tone, satire, and symbolism to create an insightful analysis on her view of the American culture as they are too absorbed with material goods and their pride. Emphasizing the ignorant attitude of America, Price begins the essay with a critical tone describing the importance of flamingos. She adds to her claims of boldness that “it was also a flamingo” and “was pink” italicizing part of the sentence’s end to demonstrate America's
The next major symbols in The Great Gatsby are the East and West Egg, and the differences between them. Nick and Gatsby live in West Egg. It is not as luxurious as East Egg, Nick describes it as, “the less fashionable of the two, though this is a most superficial tag to express the bizarre and not little sinister contrast between them” (14). West Egg seems as though it is for the families and people who are newly wealthy, Gatsby for example, or young, as Nick has moved into a small house, with the “consoling proximity of millionaires - all for eighty dollars a month” (14). When comparing West Egg to East Egg, the reader is able to see what each island symbolizes, which helps to create depth in the novel.
When Gawain stayed at the host's house he thought evilly which lead to him acting evil as well. From the conclusion, one can assume the poet intended on writing the story for the purpose of displaying the importance of the chivalric code. Through
This begins Gatsby’s obsessive illusions, one of which focuses on the green light on the dock outside Daisy’s mansion. To the Buchanan’s, the only meaning of this light is to allow boats to see at night, but to Gatsby, the green light is there to symbolize his distance from Daisy and his jealousy of her husband and their old money (Fitzgerald 93). Gatsby is the only person who perceives the light in this way, and because of this it is clear that “his dream of Daisy and the life she represents...is an absurd and vulgar illusion” (Way). The delusions, however, go even further than that; Gatsby convinces himself for certain that Daisy will end her marriage with Tom Buchanan to be with him, and even persuades himself into believing that she never loved her husband, but has always loved only him
That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” (Lee 103). Harper Lee is using the mockingbird as a symbol of innocence. The characters of Tom Robinson, Jem and Scout, and Boo Radley are tied with the symbol of a mockingbird because they are innocent. Additionally, these characters were destroyed in some way as a mockingbird would be killed. Tom Robinson is described like a mockingbird - peaceful and innocent.
Jordan represents Fitzgerald 's theme of decay. She shows the corruption of the American dream and the decay of morality in the 1920s. Jordan’s significance in the novel is to play love interest for Nick and to tell us the story of Gatsby and Daisy. She is the one who is always there seeming to lurk and is very observant. She serves the purpose of filling in plot holes for the reader and an explanation to things that are unknown to us as the readers.
Though Daisy Miller is written by a man and preoccupied with male protagonists but the writer has used a subtle technique of psychological realism in order to portray the complex moral as well as sexual challenges faced by American woman abroad in Europe. Daisy Miller short novel is based on conflict that arises from interaction between artless American tourists and sophisticated Europeans. It is a story of a young American girl, Daisy who refuses to follow the status quo in Europe. In order to understand the role of psychological realism in the very novella it is important to understand what psychological realism really is? Well, the novels which grow out of psychological realism are thought to be character driven and they put special focus on the interior lives of protagonists and the views of other characters (Potter).
These vistas opening upon frightful substances don't at all refute the excellence Frost additionally finds in nature; rather, it is they which give his warblers, wild blooms, streams, and trees their impactful interest. The appeal of a large number of the nature verses comes about because of the striking quality with which sweet, fragile things emerge against the grave foundation. You can't have the one without the other: love of characteristic excellence and ghastliness at the remoteness and indifference of the physical world are not contrary energies but rather unique parts of a similar view. The contrast between a "lovely" nature poem and a poem of sterner vision is only one of accentuation. For instance, the verse, " A Boundless Moment," gives us one of those crisp looks of excellence which have made Frost's nature poetry so prominent, yet it manages basically an indistinguishable perspective of reality from "Dispossessed" which is among the poet's saddest and most terrifying poems.
found, the author writes “a melon came floating along, tsunbara, tsunbara…He was just getting ready to cut it open when he heard a crying noise, boro, boro.” The incorporation of these Japanese words strengthens the connection between the book and Japanese, even though the true essence of the culture and its values were stripped, thus perpetuating the lack of understanding of Japanese culture in America. Another classic Japanese folktale that has made its way to the United States is The Crab and the Monkey, but the American version has experienced some dramatic changes. The original story focuses on the importance of family and respect in Japanese culture, starting with a cunning monkey that tricks a crab into trading his rice ball for a
The first thing that struck me about Bishops poetry was her microscopic eye for detail and her gifted ability to zoom into images and details that I wouldn't have even been able to imagine. Her poetry is a reflection of her life a, depressing but interesting one that saw a troubled childhood, Alcoholism and the death of her lover. Her celebrations of the ordinary are an unusual, yet original quality, and her poetry has a unique style, with a fine combination of vivid imagery and concrete intense language. The poems that I have had an honour to study are "The Fish", "Filling Station", The Prodigal", "First Death In Nova Scotia" and "Armadillo". In the poem "The Fish" Bishop's microscopic eye for detail, complemented with precise use of language magnifies as the poem progresses and painted a vivid image for me.