Essentially, Abigail accuses Elizabeth of witchcraft, and John immediately runs to his wife's’ aid. He finds this situation an opportunity of regaining self-respect whilst at the same time committing moral and rightful actions. This showcases the ‘true’ side of John Proctor's’ character, he is a man who although has committed clear sin, believes in doing the right thing by being moral, and fully and willingly attempts to do right
In the story Raymond's Run by Toni Cade Bambara’s. I particularly liked the theme in the story as it stood out do me more than anything else. In Raymond's Run, the theme of the story is the significance of familial relationship in life. The theme reflects the selfless and antimate bonding between a brother and an sister. In the story, while Squeaky is perfectly fine, Raymond is mildly abnormal and not “quite right” which is why he can be regarded as mentally retarded.
This article explains that symbolism, characters, and research play a significant role when scrutinizing the novel’s worth. While examining “The Scarlet Letter”, James looks at the symbolism throughout the novel. He proclaims, “there is, I think, too much. It is overdone at times, and becomes mechanical”(29). James views on symbolism are agreeable.
In the two fictional stories, “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson and “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” by Ursula Le Guin, both authors illustrate their idea of sacrifice by saying that it is necessary and important, for it makes the greater good happy. By comparing and contrasting the two societies, the two sacrifices, and what each one means and stands for, Shirley Jackson and Ursula Le Guin convey the message that the principle of utility is essential. One key difference in the two short stories is how the societies are portrayed. For example, with the following quote: “--they could perfectly well have central heating, subway trains, washing machines, and all kinds of marvelous devices not yet invented here, floating light-sources,
Rebecca Solnit uses sincerity and passion when describing her personal accomplishments. She integrates knowledge of world conflicts and conveys the message that everyone is human throughout her essay “Men Explain Things to Me”. Solnit structures her essay to begin with her own personal experiences of dealing with overbearing men. She organizes her examples into sequences first using logos, then pathos, followed by ethos. Throughout the essay, she repeats this pattern, effectively keeping her readers connected.
Details of his speech, specifically diction, syntax, repetition, imagery, and figurative language, characterize Othello as noble, one worthy of both admiration and sympathy. Reverential diction, inverted syntax, and repetition set the ground-work for Othello’s self-defense by characterizing him as respectfully humble, and therefore noble, general. While the readers are aware of Othello’s noble status, he still treats the senators as of having a higher status. When Othello begins his defense he refers to the senators as “[m]ost potent, grave, reverend
Renowned author, Louise Erdrich, seamlessly portrays the duality of her characters as well as their struggles with identity in her novel, The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse. By doing so, she creates a relatable story that connects with her readers, which therefore allows for a total immersion into the story as her characters are so strongly developed. These unique identities of Erdrich’s characters seem to live within them like a natural portion of their existence. For example, even a minor character like Arnold “The Actor” Anderson depicts a double-edged personality as he is described to have a captivating air about him, yet he is a callous killer. Next, the dichotomy seen through Sister Leopolda is much more intense and multifaceted than say of Nanapush or Mary Kashpaw.
She was desperately holding on to the words who had saved her life" (Zusak 499). In the end, words were powerful enough to save her. The Book Thief illustrates the idea that words have the ability to hurt and heal. Liesel's relationship with words is depicted in this ending quote from the book of her life: “I have hated the words, and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right” (Zusak 528). This line conveys Liesel's realization of the manipulative power of words and her attempts to use writing in a compassionate way and to make them ‘right’.
While it is true that the book is racist in many methods, it is also true that Twain, in the novel, was supporting the integration between the two cultures. By doing this, he uses Huck Finn and Jim as the symbolization of what we as an integrated society can accomplish. I believe Betty H. Jones described the concept best in her article Huck and Jim: A Reconsideration, in which she states “Floating along together, Huck and Jim are mentor and student, father and son. Symbolically, Huck and Jim’s dynamic, evolving relationship suggests the resolution of the nation’s problems.” This shows that their friendship could stand for a better future, Until Tom Sawyer appeared and drove their bond off a cliff. After succumbing to pressure, Huck proves that
I identify most with Enneagram Type One: The Reformer. As The Wisdom of the Enneagram foretells, I am principled, purposeful, self-controlled, and perfectionist—qualities that translate both positively and negatively. On one hand, friends and relatives respect my willingness to set aside personal comfort for a collective good; passionate advocacy for American socioeconomic equality and international human rights; and strong integrity to say what I mean and do what I say. On the other hand, however, I sometimes rage. My type belongs to the Instinctive Triad, in which rage and vexation rule our unconscious beneath our ego.