Reality and Religion Ada begins to contemplate her own views of the world and rejects Monroe’s belief that the objects on earth are gifts from another world, in Frazier’s novel, Cold Mountain. She finds comfort in the predictable elements of life, such as nature’s cycles, after she sees how useless intangible items are to her, such as reading and learning languages. Thus, she denies the importance of invisible items. However, Inman, disgusted by the images of war burned into his mind, seeks refuge in the spiritual world he cannot necessarily see, much to the contrast of Ada, who now only finds comfort in concrete items. Forced to separate because of the war, Inman and Ada can no longer rely on each other to fill their voids.
The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Lack of communication: Throughout the novel, the characters demonstrate an inability to fully express them, or choose to withhold highly important information. no one who meets Hyde can describe exactly what it is about his appearance or face that makes him seem evil, but all agree that upon meeting or seeing him, they felt a sense of horror. Finally, much of the important details regarding the nature of Jekyll and Hyde are passed on in written form rather than in speech. In a letter written just before his death, Lanyon instructs Utterson not to read the contents until the death or disappearance of Jekyll. Similarly, Jekyll writes his final confession in a letter to Utterson, rather than sharing his secrets in person.
None of the authors of these horror books planned to make a sequel to their book; therefore I did not like how the authors left a lot up to the reader’s imagination since they did not plan on explaining more later on. What bothered me so much about the ending of these two stories was the fact that I would never know the real answers to any of the questions I had. Before I got to the end of The Exorcist and the story of Young Goodman
At Procter’s initial manifestation he is socially irresponsible. He seeks to stay out of court affairs by denying Giles Corey's accusation that he doesn’t believe in witches. Instead of defending himself, he keeps his head down. Procter leaves Parris' house as soon as the investigation begins. He shows his higher regard for his good name rather than public good.
While these two foreigners are able to understand and relate to the “original habitants” (Shelley, 109) of the areas conquered by Westerners, Felix does not show any such identification or emotion. Rather, he is the one who has been giving “very minute explanations” (Shelley, 108) about Volney’s history, thus suggesting that he has been heavily influenced by the ethnocentric Westernized view of the world, making him unable to understand other cultures. Mary Shelley seeks to portray the Westerners (Felix) as being unsympathetic with those they conquered in comparison to the foreigners in the novel (the creature and Safie). By first allowing the reader to understand and sympathize with the monster through hearing his point of view and his history, Shelley seeks to suggest that it is important that we understand foreigners and get away from an ethnocentric form of thinking. The creature has already been deemed an outsider from the Western society but, the reader is able to relate
Anderson adopts a patriotic tone in an effort to appeal to readers that may disagree with her argument. Anderson begins her piece by stating, “First I am not a member of the N.R.A, nor am I politically affiliated with any left or right wing side. I am simply a very concerned American.” Right away it’s evident that the writer is making the article non-biased and clearing any thoughts of such beforehand, thus using the appeal of ethos as a method of declaring her identity. Anderson further goes on to say that, “The Government and the media expect the public to be too ignorant to have the common sense to know, the more gun control laws for the law abiding citizens will create the law abiding public to be lambs to the slaughter.” In this piece, the writer speaks in a vexed tone expressing her annoyance and directs questions to the reader by asking, “What criminal will be worried about the gun control laws?”
In Popular Mechanics Carver is exploring and exposing the aspect of domestic violence of modern society and the effect it has on the children involved. In the story Carver doesn’t give out any character names or a gender of the child, the effect this has is so reader’s can easily relate back to something they have seen or experienced. The title it self “Popular Mechanics” gives passage to the assumption that the story deals with the usual happenings of a domestic violence situation. The author’s symbolization also foreshadows the effects of the domestic violence in this story as it relates to its ending. The author chooses not to name the characters because he wants to allow the reader to involve themselves in the story to a certain extent.
In Theresa Weimer’s article, Believing in Ghosts, she is overall unsuccessful in convincing me that ghosts exist in spite of her attempts at using logos and pathos appeals within her article. Weimer states that believing in ghosts in based on a persons’ entire belief system, faith, religion, spirituality and feelings about certain subjects play a role in how a person views their own existence (Weimer, 2009). She goes on to state that she has found that “agnostic people rarely believe in ghosts since they tend to discount any type of alternate form of life or higher existence beyond the human realm” (Weimer, 2009, p. 1). However after writing such a strong statement she does not give any type of example for this comment or proof of where she has come up with this information. That makes it hard for me to believe that a statement like this would have any truth to it.
“ None of the members of the community besides Jonas really understand the nature of releases or even question the practice.”(Chaston p118) “The lack of individual and collective memory found in the novels prominent motif which is found in most Dystopian and Utopian literature.” (Hanson p45) “As much as the novel focuses on recovering the past as a means to achieve civil humanity. Lowry also shows that memory is the primary Dystopia tool for opening up the future.” (Hanson pg 45) Lowry uses no imagination, as a metaphor in order to give the reader a warring that society will never be perfect.... [tags: Literary Analysis ] :: 7 Works Cited 2536 words (7.2 pages) $19.95 [preview] Materialistic Dystopia - ... “Power, in Case’s [protagonist] world, meant corporate power.” (Gibson 203) Essentially, this means that consumerism is a way of life and individuals must be able to buy their way through society. If one does not
However, the way they presented the book and the styles of writing are very different. One should be focus on the purpose of writing these books in order to compare them. Bernier wrote this book as if it was the diary for his stay in Mogul Empire. I assumed that he did not have any plan to see or to do in Mogul Empire. Professor Liu once mentioned that “the doctor travelled without purpose.” It is the main reason why we can read a lot of random materials in this book.