Carol Ann Duffy describes Medusa as a bitter woman, who has been betrayed by the man she loved. The poet creates the reader’s reaction to medusa’s character through a direst address to the reader. Rhetorical questions like ‘Are you terrified?’ and ‘Wasn’t I beautiful?’ bring the reader unto immediate contact with Medusa. Furthermore commands like ‘Be terrified’ and ‘Look at me now’ are used to build fear and allow the reader o experience her rage. This is just one method used to create the reader’s reaction to Medusa.
Citizens were required to surrender all literature from the “old Germany” to be burned in the name of Hitler’s glory. At that time, book burnings were a common way of getting rid of views that did not correspond to Hitler’s. However, Liesel realizes the power that words give an individual and she refuses to give up her books. Soon afterwards, she befriends Ilsa Hermann and is introduced to her extensive collection of books in her library. Their friendship, however, does not last very long and Liesel soon turns to thievery.
Clampitt uses the phoenix myth in comparison to the aftermath of the Holocaust and the Auschwitz death camps. In lines 10-12 Clampitt says, “Decay will undo what it can, the rotten fabric of our repose connives with doomsday.” After this she ends the poem in lines 13-15 by saying, “Sleep on, scathed felicity. Sleep, rare and perishable relic. Imagining’s no shutter against the absolute, incorrigible sunrise.” Clampitt is saying that we should not bring anew the daily memory of what happened at Auschwitz. She is also saying that history will repeat itself.
At the same time, though, the repetition of the phrase keeps a tally of the cumulative force of death throughout the novel, thus pointing out the tragic inevitability of death. This novel has a complex plot since it recounts the events in Billy Pilgrims entire
Brutality is the actions of people who have the power of being cruel to others. This is thoroughly expressed in depth across the novel of ‘Briar Rose’ however; hope is also showed in the novel where people find hope either in themselves or through power of human spirit. The second dual chapter of the novel called ‘castle’ was told by Josef. The holocaust is an example of brutality as Josef re-tells his experiences in the holocaust. Yolen helps the reader understand that ‘Briar Rose’ is both about brutality and hope through the use of her distinctive prose fiction techniques and a variety of themes and techniques.
The perceived self is powerful because it reflects who you are. These women had been under so much abuse that it changed their perceived self from the one being victimized to the one causing the problem. This unfortunately is the reason why their experiences had such a lasting effect of them. To me this is the nastiest and most disturbing reality of incest and molestation. The act of incest doesn’t just hurt the victims physical, the real damage is done mentally with the destruction of a woman’s
This shows readers that Hannah was very set in her decision to commit suicide, and that with decisions like that, when they become finalized, they become irreversible as well. In addition to Asher’s strong use of symbolism, one may find a meaning behind the scar on main character Hannah’s face. On Hannah’s forehead, there is said to be a scar. Not just a physical one, but an emotional one as well. The mark is left by Jessica Davis who punches and scratches Hannah over her eye in result of teenage jealousy and false accusations.
I think Medea deserves pity in certain situations, such as in the beginning and the events leading up to the murders, when she is shown crying out in the beginning of the play, “The pain of misery! A world of trouble is falling on me! I want to die!” (lines 98-99). She is shown as an incredibly pitiable character in the beginning of the
‘She had full rouged lips and wide spaced eyes, heavily made up,’ which suggests that the author wanted us to presume the worst of her before she’d even spoken and we set ourselves up for her to be a character we feel a lot of resentment for. Steinbeck structures it this way so that as the novel develops and we read more into her personality, we can feel great sympathy
At this point in the book, Terri is divided between doing what she wants, or doing what she knows is correct. “I pulled out the by now well-fingered notebook, sat down at my desk, and stared at the last entry, which read: “I will hate Rodney Waring till I die.””(126). At this point, Terri realizes that here is her chance! To let Waring get what he deserves, or not? To hate or not to hate?