Characterize and define the issue in terms that are favorable to your point of view. PROPOSITO Writer's thesis. State your central proposition. Present it carefully, much as you would the Thesis in a Thesis/Support Essay. Perhaps set up expectations by forecasting important sub-points that will be considered.
In Christina Rossetti’s poem “Cousin Kate”, there is a theme of commitment. It is mainly about how one man shows his loyalty towards two women, “Cousin Kate” and the speaker. The lord shows no commitment towards the speaker and uses her for his own sexual pleasure. “He wore me like a silken knot,” in this quote the verb “wore” is comparing the speaker to something that can be used. Also the simile “like a silken knot,” the use of this simile is comparing her to something soft and fragile, therefore there is a theme of possessiveness and this shows that lower class women in the Elizabethan era were easily manipulated by higher class men.
If not for the birthmark on Georgiana’s face, she would have been perfect in Aylmer’s obsessed eyes, dare say perhaps, immortal. He leaves behind all he knows of a life dedicated to science and its workings, to marry Georgiana. That’s a big deal, so it makes the reader wonder why Aylmer is so distraught over this minute detail. Despite Georgiana’s many attributes, Aylmer, a man of science, obsesses himself with removing the flaw from his wife’s face. During his research and experimentation on his willing wife, Aylmer begins to think that the facial blemish held deep roots into his wife’s spiritual core.
Dr. von Koenigswald is a “bad scientist,” who represents the hybrid between science and religion. The value of religion enhances lives more effective than science does. In order to represent Vonnegut’s view on science, Felix Hoenikker characterizes all the corruption science causes worldwide. Felix is the father of three unstable children, the atomic bomb, and ice-nine. His inventions, along with his children, lead to the destruction of the human race.
In conclusion, it is extremely transparent that Tom is a more corrupt character compared to Jay Gatsby. His dishonesty, jealousy and lack of moral values exemplify his corruptness. In comparison to Gatsby, we see many similar traits and actions between these two characters with vastly different consequences. Gatsby’s motivations are pure when seeking his true love while Tom’s motivations are malicious and intend to hurt others. Cited Work Fitzgerald, F. Scott, and Matthew J. Bruccoli.
The moral of being human is to necessarily be flawed, and to strive for perfection is to deny one’s own morality. The themes of both narratives can be understood as morality. The morality of Aylmer in “The Birth-Mark” can be seen through his journals. “The volume, rich with achievements that had won renown for its author, was yet as melancholy as record as ever mortal hand had penned” (Hawthorne 220). This example shows the reader that Aylmer is trying to hide his imperfections by trying to make his wife completely perfect.
Also Eliza resisted the sexual double-standard which I found really amazing. “Marriage is the tomb of friendship. It appears to me a very selfish state. Why do people, in general, as soon as they are married, centre all their cares, their concerns, and pleasures ion their own families? Former acquaintances are neglected or forgotten.
the laws of man cry out against it. the voice of God cries out against it- and so do I.”(284) This humorous approach of satire to pointing out society's general misconception of females is again present when Howe discusses a woman's viable options to get what they want and how to achieve there desires. She goes on to say “Women, we don't need vote in order to get our own way”(288), but rather cry ,“crying always brings them around. get what you want.”288) “Make a scene.”(288) “That is so much more dignified and refined than walking up to a ballot and dropping in a piece of paper.”(288)
Mary Shelley’s work of literature, Frankenstein, conveys her negative attitudes towards scientific issues of her time. With the use of Victor Frankenstein and the monster, Shelley is able to depict that the curiosity of science leads to negative impacts in society. Frankenstein is portrayed as a man full of interest in natural philosophy. Although his eager learning and experimenting for science is unlimited, he builds a monster that causes low credibility, betrayal and conviction for Frankenstein and those surrounding him. Fame being one of Frankenstein’s prime motive for creating a superhuman portrays that he does not realize his motive will cause low credibility.