Oh Ken Kesey, You’re Cuckoo. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, with its meaningful message of individualism, was an extremely influential novel during the 1960's. In addition, its author, Ken Kesey, played a significant role in the development of the counterculture of the 60's; this included all individuals who did not conform to society's standards, experimented in drugs, and just lived their lives in an unconventional manner. An issue of Time Magazine during this decade recalled Ken Kesey’s novel to be, “A roar of protest against middle brow society’s rules and the invisible rulers who enforce them.” (Lehmann-Haup) This protest would be the main mind set of the upcoming 1970s generation in America. Once an LSD consumer, Ken Kesey, defines the importance of freedom throughout his world renowned Post-Modern novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
What do the war and the death of Rip’s wife have in common in terms of how Rip and the colonialists will live the rest of their lives? Explain. 5. One of the hallmarks of Irving’s humor is his use of inflated diction (pompous, high-flown language) to describe commonplace things. For example, rather than simply saying that Rip is “lazy,” or that he “hates work,” Irving states that Rip has “an insuperable aversion to all kinds of profitable labor.” Now that you have read the story, go back and find two more examples of Irving’s use of inflated diction.
The Unknown Citizen: Literary Analysis ENG 125 Renee Gurley September 17, 2011 The Unknown Citizen: by W.H. Auden Literary Analysis “The Unknown Citizen” is a satirical poem that reflects a period of vast change in America’s history making the poem an example of the government’s view of the perfect modern man in an overrated, unrealistic society. The poem is an elegy of someone from the state committee or an official from the State. He is someone who works according to rules and regulations. He ensures that the unknown citizen obeys the rules, and had done everything in order.
However, this source is published by the Nazis in the lead up to the 1932 elections, most likely being bias. It’s also important to note that it’s a typical Nazi source, glorifying Hitler and depicting the average German family as struggling and brave, pleading to get out of the inherited disaster left by the Weimar Government. Not only did Hitler capitalise on the economic problems, he was successful in highlighting the faults of the treaty of Versailles. Source 11 introduces Hitler as a hypnotist by describing his words “like a whip”. Karl Ludecke stated that he was ready to attack any enemy, proving that Hitler’s words created a “hypnotic spell by the sheer force of his beliefs”.
Kara Leibowitz Mrs. Koharchik English 1 Honors 4 March, 2010 "The inexorable facts closed in on him like prison-warders handcuffing a convict. There was no way out - none. He was a prisoner for life, and now his one ray of light was to be extinguished. "(Wharton 116-117) When a reader compares the two works, Ethan Frome and The Age of Innocence, contrasts between the two are easily spotted, but as the story progressed, the characters from two separate worlds began to have a lot of similarities. When Edith Wharton was writing these pieces she created two male characters, both already committed to a woman, who fell deeply in love with another.
Essay – Analysis of scene five of “Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder” Bertolt Brecht is one of the most influential German writers of the 20th century well known especially for his playwright, poetry and theatre director career. He lived between 10th of February 1898 until the 14th of August 1956, period which has been proven to have influenced both him and his writings throughout life. Before the outbreak of the Second World War, as soon as Adolf Hitler and the Nazis took over power over Germany, Brecht found himself in the desperate situation of finding a way to leave Germany as he was known as being a Marxist, there for a communist which the new regime would not tolerate. Even though he was a communist he has never been a member of the Communist Party, but this did not stop him from keeping his sympathy for this political view. During the war he became a prominent writer of “Exileliteratur”, showing his opposition to the National Socialist and Fascist movements through his famous plays : “Leben des Galilei”, “Der gute Mensch von Sezuan”, “Der aufhatsame Aufstieg des Arturo Ui”, “Der Kaukasische Kreidekreis”, “ Furcht und Elend des Dritten Reiches” and last but not least “Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder” written in 1939 considered to be one of the greatest anti-war play of all time having as a protagonist a woman, Anna Fierling also known as “Mutter Courage”.
Plath’s main focus in the poem was her father. With the use of metaphors, Plath was able to compare and describe her father to some of the most evil entities that we know of. The most prevailing comparison Plath makes in her poem “Daddy” is that of the one when she is comparing her father to a Nazi. In the poem Sylvia Plath states, “ And your neat mustache/ And your Aryan eye, bright blue” (43-44) when she is describing her father. The image of a neat mustache depicts what Hitler’s mustache looked like.
In both poems the reader can see the use of a narrative, with Douglas reminiscing of the day he came across the dead German and the photo of ‘Steffi’, and the description of a gas attack seen in Owen’s poem. The similarity in the two poets’ styles is seen in the use of the narrative, however, the way in which they actually describe them is very different. Owen’s description of the gas attack in the second stanza is very powerful and quick in pace with the use of exclamation marks and capital
The Revelations Gregor Samsa, a traveling salesman, wakes up one morning to find himself transformed into a large insect. He reflects on how dreary life as a traveling salesman is and how he would quit if his parents and sister did not depend so much on his income. He turns to the clock and sees that he has overslept and missed his train to work. As he tries to get out of bed he hears his angered manager coming throw the doors of the apartment he panics and assures him he will open the door shortly but his voice too has changed he is a bug now. The first time Gregory reveals himself, as a bug is to reassure his manager that the reason as to why he did not attend his work was in fact severe.
The poet also uses literary techniques to further bring out his views of the working class and their obsession with success. Alliteration used in the phrase ‘Crash cookie-cutting’ has a hard, mechanic sound to it, and the ‘Crash’ is capitalized to further emphasize the destructive and forceful feel. ‘repetitive machine Crash Cookie-cutting’ suggests something of a big scale and of something scarily similar in a large group of objects.