Since the prison is a place of darkness and sin, the beauty of a wild rose bush growing in such an unexpected place symbolizes God's grace. By starting off with a prison door and beautiful rosebush, Hawthorne is letting us know that the issues punishment versus forgiveness and judgment versus grace are going to be super important. Like I said earlier even though Hester went through many hardships she was able to overcome and bloom just like a rosebush would. The Scarlet Letter is a dark book at the beginning because the setting of the prison makes me think of sadness. When the prison is being described Hawthorne names everything that makes it such a sad place.
On the issue of admiration Machiavelli states that a prince ideally should be loved and feared, but it is more important that he be feared. It is more likely that his citizens would be loyal to him if they feared him. I believe that the true nature of man has not changed since Machiavelli’s time. I think that most modern governments still employ many of his general principals for ruling. Laws and punishment are necessary to prevent people from committing crimes.
The black man is a symbol of Satan in this book, he is brought up by Hester. Hester thinks that the scarlet "A" is the black mans mark. She notices this on Dimmesdale's chest, he symbolically is always touching his hand to his chest right where the letter is branded onto his skin. By bringing satan into the story he brings up a point if humans are born evil. The black man likes to hang out in the woods leaving him to be even more judged as satan because the forest is unknown and evil.
Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” is an excellent example of eerie poetry at its finest. Poe uses rhythm and flow in a way not only to draw his reader in, but to create the dark and empty tone that is in all well-written eerie literature. Poe also uses several other literary devices in his poem, such as the main character’s house, creating a mentally unstable narrator, an overall dark and eerie tone and symbolism. In “The Raven”, Poe uses the “house” to convey a depressed and somewhat ominous mood. Parallels between the house and the main character are made, physical and emotional.
Therefore, this essay will give evidence to show that trust is a vital element in Shakespeare’s Macbeth as well as an indispensable motif Shakespeare wants to reveal. Trust in Macbeth is a very important element to push forward the plot development. In other word, trust is an important reason for many deeds of different characters. For example, in Act I Scene VII, after Duncan sleeps in Macbeth’s castle, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth plot to murder the king. There is a long monologue of Macbeth: “… He's here in double trust; First, as I am his kinsman and his subject, Strong both against the deed; then, as his host, Who should against his murderer shut the door, Not bear the knife myself….” —1.7.15-19 Here, Macbeth tells us the double trust of Duncan.
To what extent can the pilgrimage of grace, 1536 be considered a serious threat to the Tudor Monarchy? The pilgrimage of grace was the largest revolt in England in the reign of Henry VIII and of the Tudor dynasty. It was based in Yorkshire made up of nobles and commoners and differed from the Lincolnshire rising as it was well led by a one eyed lawyer called Robert Aske. Aske was a competent organiser and kept the uprising standardised as he didn’t want to scare off nobles from joining the rebellion. The pilgrimage of grace was orchestrated to help stop the attacks against the Church in England and the monasteries.
This falls to the side of letting natural selection run its course. Whenever the author talks about the opposing side, he quickly counteracts with why that wouldn’t work. He also strongly mentions how human interaction is one of the key points in why we have this problem in the first place. Unanswered Questions: In what ways are the barred owls taking over? The spotted owls are threatened due to loss of habitat, and the habitat that they have is being taken over by barred owls.
In this article we will be assessing whether Oliver Cromwell was a hero or a villain. In my opinion I think Oliver Cromwell was a villain. For an example he made sure that King Charles didn’t have enough votes in order not to go to trial, as he realised once King Charles was on trial, he would definitely be executed. My first point to prove Cromwell was a villain is when he closed parliament. The Independents had a strong following in the parliamentary army and had the support of Oliver Cromwell.
In the novel the forest is representative of natural law and authority and this allows each character to act as they wish while in it. In the case of Chillingworth it represents his darkness and his friendship with evil. He is often seen walking through the woods collecting weeds, plants and other herbs to make remedies and medicine. This shows that his medicine to help Dimmesdale was always filled with bad intentions and that he only kept him alive in order to continually torture him. There is a correlation between Chillingworth and the Black Man because both are said to dwell in the woods.
“The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison”(42). A cemetery itself is a symbol of death and sadness and when added to a prison, a symbol also of death and hatred, it generates the tone of sadness filled with sin. In addition, Utopia is said to be a place where law and politics are perfectly handled. In the passage however a black flower appears, “which evidently found something congenial in the soil that had so early borne the black flower of civilized society, a prison” (43). The color black is also associated to be viewed with death and sadness.