Activists and Native Americans: Two different Points of View N.S Momaday and D. Brown both described a similar landscape, but in a different way. They both use imagery, similes, assonances, imageries, etc.… to convey their overall idea about the landscape. Momaday, a Native American from the Kiowa people, describes the land as a beautiful and peaceful place. Brown is actually trying to show how the government took away the land’s beauty by describing the place as more desolate. Momaday’s text is very complex.
The use of pathetic fallacy also adds to show the bleak and sinister atmosphere which the characters are in. The country was “burned away”, the “blackened shapes of rock” standing out of the “shoals of ash” and “billows of ash rising up and blowing downcountry through the waste”. The imagery used here is very striking and gives us an image of the wasteland. McCarthy also uses plosives to further highlight the extent of the desolation of the wasteland. For example trees are described as “bare and blackened”.
Momaday and Brown have different purposes toward their respective landscapes as seen in the passages. Momaday’s purpose holds to view culture history of the Kiowa Indians and how the land itself holds beauty, in a most appealing positive attitude, which also reflects his background; “for my people.” Brown’s purpose, seen in the passage holds an opposite view, where it reflects a very dull aspect towards the Plains in a demoralized negative way. Momaday’s fanciful diction keeps his praise for Rainy Mountain alive with imagination choosing words such as “brittle” and “writhe,” giving a sensory image of how he feels and sees devotion of pride for the land. Momaday uses sources from his culture and the Kiowa to show a sense of clear imagination of the kind of heritage the land holds. He describes Rainy Mountain using his sensory imagination of how he feels and sees the landscape; colors in specific, making the audience have an idea of how it’s like when he mentions, “The grass turns brittle and brown… cracks beneath your feet.” He compares the many flashy insects as “yellow grasshoppers … everywhere… popping up like corn to sting the flesh…,” seeing the land with praise as to his culture of the Kiowas being reverent.
There are six figures sitting on the dusty floor outside, it is a bright day, which implies that these people are in a hot country (Bosnia). These people have obviously been turned out of their homes, and just by the fact that they are all of a similar age, we can tell that they do not all belong to the same family, this could mean that these people belong to a hamlet. Peter Howson liked to show the brutality of humanity at the time in his paintings, without the need for printed word. In this painting, it is showing the suffering of the inhabitants of villages in wartime. There is a lot that one can assume just by looking at the piece.
The poem accuses the white Europeans of isolating the aboriginal community from their culture and heritage while striving to let them discover the desperate life of living without identity. It is the exploration of loss that leads the responders to change their moral perception. This is evidenced through the quote “Homeless now they stand and watch as the rain pours down.” The diction of the word “Homeless” is metaphorically refers to the loss of culture which allow the responders to discover the pain of indigenous Australians living with fractured identities in their own country. In addition, the symbolic use of the rain creates an effective imagery of defenceless and isolated which forces the responders to discover the vulnerable life that Indigenous people live in. It is the reoccurring motif of loss in both of her poems that allows the responders to recognize the pain sustained by Indigenous Australians, thus allowing us and the 1960s responders to refine our moral to reconcile the loss.
Passage (p. 25) He felt as though he were wandering in the forests of the sea bottom, lost in a monstrous world where he himself was the monster. He was alone. The past was dead, the future unimaginable. Commentary Prior to the passage, Winston sees banners bearing the word "INGSOC", causing him to once again reflect on the changes that the principles of the Party have made in his life. George Orwell uses metaphor, structure, and personification to show corruption of thought, establishing Winston's belief that society must resist the Party.
The author specifically wrote this quote in order to emphasize the grey and dullness of the place with a little bit of exaggeration and so that the reader would have a better understanding of the place. The constant repetition of the word “grey” also helps to emphasize the dullness of the place. The place has a signboard “Doctor T.J. Eckleburg”, which has two gigantic eyes facing the “valley of
In the very beginning of the soliloquy Wolsey is depicted with a bitter tone speaking of how “little good” the court had done for him. He goes on to describe the stages of one’s downfall; which in this case is symbolic to the changes of seasons and the sequence in which they take place and then proceeds to elaborate his dreary tone by speaking of his lack of depth and high blown pride that now must be hidden. The shift in Wolsey’s tone happens dramatically when he claims the world to be something in which contains glory and vanity and states that he “[hates] ye!” This phrase alone depicts Wolsey’s hostility and complex feelings. He later quickly shifts to a tone which contains one of self pity by calling himself a “wretched” man that does by the monarchy. The use of shifts in tones varying throughout the soliloquy reflects Cardinal Wolsey’s struggle to cope with such shocking news.
In conclusion, Fitzgerald uses symbolism in The Great Gatsby to support the theme. The green light shows how someone like Gatsby can want something so bad to put himself through all that pain. He also uses the Valley of Ashes to show the loneliness in the journey of becoming
• “Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy.” (235) Reasoning: This quote that was stated at the end of the book shows the reader and myself that the world of savagery only leads to murder and sorrow. That in fact, humans are not naturally civil. They’re naturally evil and animalistic. And this quote alone could destroy Rousseau’s idea that humans are naturally