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    Age of Ultron may be the most spiritual superhero movie yet. The creators of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” use the archetypal Byronic hero of Tony Stark and different kind of allusions (historical and mostly biblical) to convey the idea that playing God’s role by making our own manmade gods will never result in peace. Tony Stark holds Byronic traits that lead him to his biggest mistake: “Tony Stark is self-critical, perceptive, prideful, self-centered, and emotionally conflicted.” Tony has his own set

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    “I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved” (Romans 9:25). Toni Morrison’s Beloved is filled to the brim with allusions, specifically and most often to the Bible. In using a verse from Romans as her epigraph, she sums up the entirety of her novel in a few simple words. The novel is about acceptance and a mother’s love. They who were not previously her people will become known as her people, and those who were not previously loved will become beloved

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    Biblical allusion is amongst the most common types of allusion. Writers use this type of allusion to endorse emotional reactions from the readers. An avid user of this writing style is Ernest Hemingway. In The Old Man and the Sea, Hemingway alludes to Christianity a number of times, from the injury of the man’s hands to carrying a mast up a hill, one who has studied Christianity would have no trouble making these connections. Furthermore, another author that has included this allusion in their

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    Literary allusions are an author taking another's work and refrencing it in their own work. It is not that literary

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    Many authors, no matter the context, use allusions to help strengthen their point or illuminate a certain aspect of the text that they wish to be more noticeable; Edith Wharton is such an author, and her novel The Age of Innocence is no exception. From the allusions that even the most casual reader could pick up (for instance, when Wharton references certain areas in New York City, such as Broadway or Washington Square) to the historical and biblical allusions littered throughout the book that sometimes

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    From the point of birth, Man always pursues knowledge, this pursuit is always kept within certain boundaries. In her novel, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley explains how the pursuit of forbidden knowledge can become dangerous through symbolism, allusion, and foreshadowing proving each effectively to the reader. Employing symbolism as her first technique, Shelley uses this in the way many other enlightenment authors do. The strongest use of symbolism is prevalent while Victor is contemplating suicide

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    Arnold Friend’s Biblical Allusions In “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”, Joyce Carol Oates tells a story of a young, innocent teenage girl, Connie who enjoys listening to music and begins exploring her sexuality and being with boys “the way it was in the movies and promised in songs” (Oates 198). In fact she catches the attention of Arnold Friend one night while at the mall meeting up with a boy. Not knowing he would appear in her life, Arnold strangely shows up at her house assuming

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    Second Virginia Convention,” the relations between the British crown and the colonists were strained. The British government heavily taxed and oppressed the colonists, who were protesting against this unjust treatment. By embellishing his speech with allusions and rhetorical questions, Henry conveys his message that urges decisiveness regarding independence from Great Britain and also warns against possible deception and betrayal. At the start of the speech, Henry alludes to Greek mythology, asserting

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    Communist Roth uses the literary elements, metaphor, allusion and paradox in order to show not only show life’s ability to destroy man and his values but the veil upon which life can destroy man’s values, as censorship and the mistreatment of loyalty in America. The novel I Married A Communist demonstrates that often the most virtuous and truthful of men are anything but. The author, Philip Roth makes use of paradoxes, metaphors and allusions in order to show that men may claim to be paragons of

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    In her short story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?", Joyce Carol Oates utilizes a variety of literary devices to strengthen the story in its entirety. This short story is essentially about a 16-year-old girl named Connie and the conflict between her desire to be mature and her desire to remain an adolescent. Throughout the story, the audience sees this conflict through her words in addition to through her behavior. The audience is also introduced to Arnold Friend, a rather peculiar man

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    Miller’s use of rhetorical strategies is used to describe the audience's viewpoint during real-life time events through the fictionalized story of the Salem in which it demonstrates witch trials in Massachusetts Bay Colony during the 1692-3 in which were the same situation. The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, was written during the late 40s and the early 50s illustrates the effects of paranoia during the “Red Scare”. Paranoia can make people alter their future outcomes with their actions when

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    conventions of an epic tale consist of allusions, archetypes, foils, symbols, and parallels. The Natural, starring Robert Redford as Roy Hobbs shows the same use of the conventions of a classic epic tale as the story of Beowulf. The conventions of an epic tale are strewn throughout the movie, and are utilized thoroughly throughout the plot. An allusion is a reference to a something, whether that is a person, place, object, or piece of literature. The use of allusions in The Natural and Beowulf is similar

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    Divinity, adieu! - Pg. 5, Dr. Faustus The motif is further expanded in the allusion to Paradise Lost by alliteration, where “blissful seat” from Paradise Lost is reinterpreted as “brittle step” (line 5, Paradise Lost). Paradise Lost is a text which analyses man’s fall, therefore, an allusion to this text when discussing a human enveloped in the comfort and pleasure of a garden is highly foreboding. This allusion gives a sense of the ending in the very first sentence, almost as if it were predetermined

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    will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing…” (King 6). Martin Luther King Jr. used figurative language such as metaphors, allusions, and repetition in his speech to create a lasting impact in our nation that fought segregation. Martin Luther King Jr. had created a lasting

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    The following speech is given by Clover soon after the pigs started sleeping in the Manor House. “My fellow comrades, I am here to tell you that the pigs are not good leaders. Now I know that this might come as a shock to everyone, but I want you to hear me out. Recently, we found out that the pigs started sleeping on the beds in the Manor House and at first, we were all disturbed and we all remembered a rule that banned animals from sleeping on beds, which is why we all confronted the pigs. But

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    Zone’s darkly romantic episode “Eye of the Beholder” both use gothic elements and delve into the realm of science to explore concepts of beauty and perfection. Through their contrasting characterizations of the scientist and employments of irony and allusions, each work comes to its own conclusions about how to define and treat beauty. Body #1: The Birthmark From the very first paragraph, Hawthorne’s story revolves around Aylmer, a scientist who supposedly gives up his career to marry the beautiful

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    Not everyone reads, but those who do understand the value the hold. American Educator, William Lyon Phelps, asserts in his speech that books give wisdom and knowledge to those who take the time to read. He first supports this claim by first using analogy and parallelism, then amplification, then diction, and finally pathos. Phelps purpose is to inform the Nazi German people and German students that books have a value in this world. To begin with, Phelps begins his speech about books by appealing

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    believes that owning property leads one to sin and become fat. He feels his land is weight holding him back from heaven. First, Forster utilizes precise and symbolic diction to express what his land means to him. Second, Forster integrates biblical allusions and visual imagery so one could image how owning property makes him feel. Third, Forster mimics the syntax to mirror the heavy load he took on for owning land. These establish a sarcastic tone. Forster 's excerpt is significant because it provides

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    The first allusion Henry used in the speech is, the song of the sirens. Henry states, “ We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts”. The song of the siren is an allusion to greek myth, the story tells of Odysseus and the time mystical women tempted him and his crew to death, by attracting them with their beautiful voices. Henry used this allusion to represent that it obvious for humans

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    The conventions of an epic tale consist of allusions, archetypes, foils, symbols, and parallels. The use of the literary devices of an epic tale are strewn throughout the plot of The Natural and are utilized very well throughout the movie. The Natural, starring Robert Redford as Roy Hobbs, demonstrates the same examples of allusions, archetypes, foils, symbols, and parallels as the classic epic tale Beowulf. An allusion is a reference to something, whether that it’s a person, place, object, or

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