In the essay, “The Death of the Moth”, Virginia Woolf uses metaphor to convey that the relationship between life and death is one that is strange and fragile. Woolf tells the story of the life and death of a moth, one that is petite and insignificant. The moth is full of life, and lives life as if merry days and warm summers are the only things the moth knows. However, as the moth enters it’s last moments, it realizes that death is stronger than any other force. As the moth knew life seconds before, it has now deteriorated into death.
Author and modernist, Virginia Woolf, was born on the 25th of January 1882. She lived through the literary period called “The Stream of Consciousness”. In her essay, On the Death of a Moth, Woolf portrays the inevitability of death, and the idea that in the battle of life and death there is no chance of winning. She utilizes devices such as metaphors and tone, and appeals to pathos.
In her essay, On the Fear of Death, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross discusses the “changes that have taken place in the last few decades, changes that are ultimately responsible for the increased fear of death...” (On the Fear of Death, Page 2). Furthermore, Kubler-Ross emphasizes this increased fear, with the discussion of the treatment for the severely ill. Kubler-Ross claims that severely ill patients are “often treated like a person with no right to opinion,” and that “it would take so little to remember that the sick person too has feelings, has wishes and opinions, and has...the right to be heard” (On the Fear of Death, Page 4).
Nature plays important roles in the character’s decisions about their actions. In “Design” and Ethan Frome nature can make the reader's vision what they never thought, but can also push characters into moods and odd behaviors. The role of nature is a recurring aspect in these two works of literature. Nature can play a role in how everything is seen in the world.
Riding the moth which I elaborated, spreading the wings of a wandering mind; the time arrived with a present task, traversing the dialogue which the twin mural marmots carried. The women whom I studied and denied expelling from my burgeoning soul passed their night inside my jar; their varicoloured coats brushed its transparent and brittle surface. When the writer withholds a moving minute, nonetheless, his vision holds a picture made with patches of varying hues. The woman of our interminable love and demise fights with her claws this life that slides against its safe glass.
In Virginia Woolf’s “Street Haunting”, the reader follows Woolf through a winter’s walk through London under the false pretense to buy a new pencil. During her journey through the streets of London, she is made aware of a number of strangers. The nature of her walk is altered by these strangers she encounters. Street Haunting comes to profound conclusions about the fluidity of individuality when interacting with other people. Woolf is enabled by the presence of others to subvert her individuality.
In his pom entitled “Evening Hawk”, Robert Penn Warren characterizes human nature by a transition between the flight of the hawk during the day and that of the bat, or the “Evening Hawk” during the night. The hawk, as it soars in daylight, portrays how humans appear in clear light of their peers, while the bat, cruising the night sky, symbolizes what humans hide within themselves. Warren effectively expresses the meaning of this poem and its serious mood by the use of diction and imagery to appeal to the reader’s perception of sight and sound. Throughout the first part of the poem, Warren describes the journey of the hawk in the daytime to symbolize how one’s character may seem to other beings.
Murder today is something that most people do not think about because we are so accustomed to it. Minnie Foster, a lively woman who loses her childhood and becomes a married unhappy lady, so unhappy she kills her own husband. Although at first we are introduced to the bird as the main symbol of the play, we discover that Mrs. Wright is the bird and Mr. Wright is the bird cage trapping her life. By looking at the symbolism of this play we begin to understand that when Mr. Wright killed the canary along with Mrs Wright’s childhood, the motive to kill Mr. Wright was set for Mrs. Wright with the rope.
Butterflies Reflection In The Time of the Butterflies I am exposed to many different viewpoints. An important one being Minerva Mirabal. This novel takes me through the crazy lives of the Mirabal’s. This family is in a personal war against El Jefe Trujillo.
In directional selection, one extreme trait is favored over the mean trait or other extreme trait; and this occurs in environments that have undergone changes over time. Changes in terms of climate, weather and food availability are the driving forces for this type of natural selection. If shown on a graph, the population bell curve shifts either farther left or farther right, indicating that one trait, is favored over another for a species. An example of this type of natural selection is the beak length of the Galapagos finches, which changed through time due to changes in food availability. Those with larger and deeper beaks survived the scarcity of insects since they were able to crack seeds.
Modernism is a literary and artistic movement of the 20th century that can be defined as a set of values produced between World War I and II. Some examples of Modernist Literature are the essays Modern Fiction by Virginia Woolf and From Romanticism and Classicism by T.E. Hulme. These essays characterize Modernism by it’s rejection of materialism and the sensible view of hopes and dreams that it holds. And though not all pieces created in this time were an example of modernist literature, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque is. This is due to its strong stance that man has limits, unlike the past literary movement, Romanticism, which viewed man as a somewhat perfect creature possible of anything, and the fact that it strayed from materialism, and focused more on internal conflict.
Petrunkevitch uses a scientific and literal style and explores a stated thesis. Petrunkevitch uses factual and literal information throughout his essay to achieve his purpose of, conveying the relationship between intelligence and instinct within the actions of the insects. Petrunkevitch uses facts such as “a fertilized female tarantula lays from 200 to 400 eggs” to help the reader…. Petrunkevitch also uses factual information to help the reader understand what is going on and understand the insects more. “Each species of Pepsis requires a certain species of tarantula, and the wasp will not attack the wrong species”, specifying the species and clarifying these topics helps the reader understand the predicament of the spider and wasp and understand