The use of imagery in the picture book is paramount as it quintessentially portrays the issues at hand and is inextricably linked to the text itself, personifying the nature of belonging and broadening the inherent ideals of what it means to belong. From the outset, the notion of not belonging is established most primitively, through the way of appearances, as this foreigner is completely unalike to the inhabitants of the island. The author then contrasts the evident sense of belonging originating in the island inhabitants, as they display signs of ‘mob mentality’ or what is also known as groupthink. This ideal proposes that overemphasis placed on belonging can create a situation of deindividuation, where members lose all self-awareness and become anonymous entities so as to diffuse an apparent responsibility and rely solely on the group as a means of action. In the first two pages Armin Greder exhibits the implications of belonging and not belonging and connotes the negative aspects associated with both, simply through minimalistic text and evocative imagery.
Limbo and Island Man Comparative Essay The poems Limbo and Island Man use similar language as in they are both about a journey. They are both about a person moving into a different environment and feeling isolated in this state of mind. In the poem Limbo the writer uses a lot of repetition for example "Limbo, Limbo like me". The writer may use this to be ironic because of where the Limbo dance originated from, (On a slave ship). Another repetition the writer of Limbo uses are words like "Stick, Ship, Hit, Whip" etc.
Chaucer is both apologizing and excusing himself in the excerpt (line 59-78) from what he is about to recount, this could be seen as a way to draw the reader forward to discover exactly what could make the tale into one of ‘ribaldry’ (crude stories) and that which should be taken as ‘game’ (humorous), or a manner of protecting himself from his readers that might indeed look down upon him for such crude stories. His defeated or helpless tone is illustrated as he says that he: ‘M’athynketh that [he] shal reherce it heere’ and goes further in excusing himself and painting himself as having no option in its retelling when he says he ‘moot reherce’ all tales, regardless of their decency. One could also see this as a way to make himself seem better and perhaps more upper class or ‘gentile’ in the readers eyes and as we know that he did have noble readers this is likely. Chaucer’s tone in this part drastically contrasts with the story he is about to tell, perhaps serving to further dramatize the tale and its crude nature. His audience is not specified in this excerpt though.
In both poems the poets Armitage and Thomas have created their central character predominantly through their use of language. In ‘the clown punk’ Armitage effectively uses a simile to compare the central character to a walking basket of washing, ‘like a basket of washing that got up’. In doing this Armitage is creating the image of a man who takes no pride in his appearance, so much so his clothes are dirty and creased as a basket of washing would be. It is ironic that the central character takes such little time in his appearance now, as he clearly did in his youth, he used his appearance, to
These differences force ‘T’ and Nunez to impact on plot development and structure in very different ways. The involuntary path that Nunez takes when he happens on a fabled blind community and his reaction to this environment is the first clue to how the plot may develop and his post-colonial attitude. There are also similarities in this text to ‘The Island of Dr Moreau’ (H.G. Wells 1896 cited in Ousby 1996). On trying to gain the attention of the people of the village and failing, Nunez thinks to himself “The fools must be blind”
He says ‘just then I had an odd idea. Like Vulich, I decided to put fate to the test’, here he risks his own life in order to test the boundaries of fate and to satiate his reckless tendencies, this in more associated with a Byronic hero than a traditional one who does things for the greater good. A Byronic hero can be conceptualized as an extreme variation of the Romantic hero archetype. Traditional Byronic heroes tend to be defined by their rejection or questioning of standard social conventions and norms of behaviour, their alienation from larger society, their focus on the self as the centre of existence, and their ability to inspire others to commit acts of good and kindness. Byronic heroes are not idealized
The theme is expressed in three characters: Hester Prynne, Reverand Arthur Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth. Each person's response to his or her sin is different; therefore, the alienation is different for each individual. Hester's alienation is purely physical, Dimmesdale's alienation is emotional and spiritual, while Chillingworth's alienation is both physical and emotional.Isolation and alienation, two forms of torturous estrangement, add to the overall gloomy and cynical atmosphere of the work. Hester, the main character of the book, is most evidently alienated from society for her sin. The most important symbol in the book, the embroidered "A" on her bosom, sewed on as punishment for adultery, is also a symbol for alienation.
The poet of “Sailing to Byzantium” tries to escape from the place in which he feels useless. “An aged man is but a paltry thing- A tattered coat upon a stick…”(Yeast, lines 9-10). Since he is an aged man, he does not belong with the current world and comes to “the holy city of Byzantium”. Similarly, another quote from the first stanza shows that the current world is much more suitable for young people than it is for old ones: “The young- In one another’s arm, birds in the trees…” (Yeasti lines 2-3). In these lines, the description of the world as young, viable and lovely contrasts with the idea of being old.
It seems that everything on the sea is grey weighing heavily on the feeling of the men. There is a tired and frustrated feeling among the men as they want to leave the boat and return to land. There is no real central character in this story. All the men on the boat are spoken about more or less equally and no prominent character jumps out at the reader as being the protagonist. Crane has used some cosmic irony in her passage; she has used a symbol of isolation in her extract.
Compare Half Caste and Unrelated incidents ‘Half Caste’ is a poem that reflects John Agard’s anger at the way he is being treated as he is mixed race. His poem has repeated images of half things to show this growing dissatisfaction and anger at this. He uses humour to try to engage the audience. ‘Unrelated incidents’ is aimed at challenging the audience’s perception of how dialect influences who we are and what is socially acceptable. Half Caste has a disjointed, irregular structure to emphasise the accusatory tone of the poem and it's subject matter.