English Comparing the Theme of Rejection “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “The Catcher in the Rye” I have extracted an extract from chapter 22, page 155 – 156 in “The Catcher in the Rye” and an extract from chapter 8, page 46 – 47 in “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”. Rejection is an important theme in both TCITR and TAOHF. Both protagonists decide to reject society which ultimately is what triggers their emotional journeys, growing from immaturity to maturity. Rejection is shown mainly through the notion of rebuffing society’s constraints – Holden does this in the extract by his constant use of taboo language and therefore his need to act unlike his social class, whereas Huck in the extract rejects society by running away, but ultimately because of the kindle of his companionship with Jim, a black slave – which would have been unheard of in those times. Having staged is own death in order to escape Pap, Huck has been living rough on Jackson Island where he encounters Jim, a runaway slave.
As a result, naturalistic writers were frequently criticized for focusing too much on human vice and misery. ------------------------------------------------- Defining characteristics There are defining characteristics of literary naturalism. One of these is pessimism. Very often, one or more characters will continue to repeat one line or phrase that tends to have a pessimistic connotation, sometimes emphasizing the inevitability of death. For example Bernard Bonnejean quotes this passage of Huysmans where the symbolism of death
Furthermore, what is denounced here is not religion as such, but religiosity and the abnormal conduct of supposedly devout believers. And finally, what is at stake is, beyond the attack on Willie Fisher himself, an indictement of strict Calvinist theories. 1. Holy Willie, a Satire. The speaker The humour here seems to arise from the discrepancy between what the speaker says, the “I” of the poem, and what one would expect from such a man as Burns.
How conflicting perspectives texts are distinguished When you’re analysing Conflicting Perspectives in relation to Hughes and your related text, you must be able to identify how the chosen medium and form influences the use of perspective. Medium and Form * Hughes writes confessional (form) poetry (medium) so it is essential that an analysis is made of the purpose of such a choice * The confessional mode is a reflective form indicating that Hughes is looking back on events and personalities within his own life For Conflicting Perspectives, this implies that Hughes’ use of it is based around a desire to endorse a particular view of ... For Conflicting Perspectives this implies that Hughes’ use of the confessional mode is based around a desire to endorse a particular view of an event, his relationship with Plath. Moreover, Hughes’ capacity to speak objectively is possibly undermined by bias as he is motivated by a need to assert his position. Reflective Forms Most reflective forms – * Confessional poetry * Diary entries * Autobiographies Are valuable as they give the responder intimate insight into the composer, whilst also giving the composer a chance for catharsis. Impersonal reflective forms * Reports * Columns * Interviews * Biographies The composers voice doesn’t pervade the entirety of the text, conflicting perspectives are often explored in his pursuit of an objective interpretation of an event.
Kristeva attempts to articulate an explanation of the abject in her seminal text, Powers of Horror. The abject is constantly shifting and different for everyone, but Kristeva asserts that without it, we would have no way to understand ourselves as fully formed subjects in the symbolic order (Kristeva 4). The abject is something so vile that I do not recognize it as a thing (Kristeva 2); I must violently reject it in order to assert myself as ‘I’, and ‘Not that’. Why is it important to understand the abject? I argue that it can help us to understand why we regard some things as disgusting and repulsive.
Gellburg’s response to Slyvia’s outburst is not evidently displayed through speech, but through the use of Miller’s stage directions: ‘He is stock still; horrified, fearful’. The words ‘horrified’ and ‘fearful’ suggest that the news of such events came as a shock to him and undoubtedly indicate that he is affected by such news and is also stricken by Sylvia’s powerful, unexpected revelation of her feelings. Miller conveys the message that that Gellburg finally comes to understand his ignorant attitude as one that has led to his self-denial and self-hatred. It later becomes clear in the play that Gellburg is suppressing an important part of who he is, and in scene eleven, he confesses to a bottled-up desire of ‘going and sitting in the Schul with the old men and pulling the tallis over my head’. Sylvia, in her frustration with Gellburg, says ‘Don’t sleep with me again’ in a rather commanding manner.
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.
Another characteristic of Dadaists is to hate any attempt of intellectual analysis based on their work. What is important for someone who wants to understand Dada is to realize the state of mental and psychological tension in which it flourished. The movement involved theatre, visual arts, poetry, art theory, graphic design and many art manifestoes. "Dada is the groundwork to abstract art and sound poetry, a starting point of
Critique Emily Dickinson has trodden away from contemporary society creating her own path in both the subject and approach to conveying her ideas. See has taken to tried and tested art of poetry and breathed into the worn and dull element new life that has captures the reader’s attention and drives home the powerful message that is carefully crafted into the words of the poem. Dickinson conveys a message about a very hushed and barely mentioned element of belonging, that of not belonging. To elaborate further, she puts out the message that of how a discreetly hidden number of individuals in society shun the concept of belonging in society. These individuals are uneasy and uncomfortable in the acting as if they belong in a world that they distain and one that looks down on and despises them for not belonging.
To some extent I agree that Auden’s poems are occupied with suffering as he manages to incorporate a constant idea of suffering whether it’s obvious or not in his poems. We start with Musee des Beaux Arts, this poem focuses around the story of Icarus. The idea of suffering that Auden presents is one that makes it seem as it is a matter of unimportance. “The ploughman may have heard the splash, the forsaken cry, But for him it was not an important failure” the fact that the ploughman didn’t even react to the suffering of Icarus nor anyone else shows that it is something that people cannot really sympathise with as they are not in the same situation. However this is human nature and Auden is merely showing from this poem that suffering is something that no person can understand until it happens to them and when they see someone else suffer it’s almost a relief to them that it isn’t happening to them.