You will be evaluated on your introduction and thesis, the body paragraphs in which you argue your claims, and the concluding paragraph. You will also be expected to use the novel as a source, and cite in proper MLA format. A) Julia and Winston Write a formal literary essay considering Julia and Winston as complementary characters. Discuss how they differ in terms of their morality and ethical views, their feelings about history, and their political values. Take care to illustrate your arguments with quotations from the text.
Meghan O’Brien Mrs. Richardson AP English 4 January 2013 Prompt C: Foil Every author has a purpose to his or her writing; the grammar, syntax, and diction are used throughout to portray a lasting impression. Charlotte Bronte does this in her well known novel, Jane Eyre; her ability to build characters such as Helen from Lowood Institution compels readers to fall in love with the tragic tale, the main character, Jane Eyre experiences. Helen highlights Jane’s weaknesses by emphasizing the differences they share, such as Helen’s inward spirit and outward submission when reprimanded. Once arriving at Lowood Institution, Jane Eyre soon finds a companion who, unlike her, seeks the goodness in everyone and never patronizes anyone for their
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a gothic romance of two prohibited lovers who face the consequences of their shared adultery. In the last chapter which serves as an epilogue; informs the reader of the events following Dimmesdale’s death and reports on the fates of the major characters. Hawthorn uses a series of Rhetorical Devices – such as Irony, symbolism, and imagery- to explain that the admission of sin leads to redemption and forgiveness. Irony is a major role in this last chapter; it helps the reader understand the point Hawthorne is trying to deliver. He uses Chillingworth actions as an irony act, as an example, that even the evilest person can still reach redemption and forgiveness; as long as they accept their sin and the consequences.
Foreshadowing is throughout the story to further enhance the irony of the climax. Foreshadowing is used throughout the story not only to enhance the irony of the climax but also to keep the reader guessing as to what was coming next. The first evidence of foreshadowing is found in the first sentence. “Knowing that Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with heart trouble, great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husband’s death.” It is pointed of that Mrs. Mallard has
While then, Liesel writes the story of her life, containing both tragedy and beauty, at a fevered pace. Liesel has come to the realization that words can cause both violence and comfort, and she strives to make them "right" by combating propaganda with writing that emanates from love. The reason I chose this quote to be a part of one of my passages is because it gives a great deal of explanation of how
Taruna Seebaransingh Dr. Vijay Maharaj Ms. Shannon Julien LITS 2307 16th November 2012 Brewton (2005) defines literary theory as the body of ideas and methods used in the practical reading of literature. In other words, literary theory refers to underlying principles, or tools by which we attempt to understand literature. Therefore, in the novel Midnight Robber, Hopkinson spearheads a literary masterpiece through which the theories of postmodernism and post colonialism is most applicable and can be effectively read. There is no set definition for the theoretical viewpoints, but rather an assorted array of characteristics associated to the terms which can be described as postmodern or postcolonial. Nalo Hopkinson’s Midnight Robber portrays a manifestation of various characteristics of postmodernism, such as irony, the incredulity of metanarratives, temporal distortion, pastiche, technoculture, hyperreality, intertextuality, metafiction and histographic metafiction, as well as characteristics of postcolonialism such as Orientalism, pluralism, identity, double consciousness, colonization and resistance.