As previously mentioned she uses the words ill formed and feeble to describe her unfinished writing’s fragility. In line 10, she continues by saying, “thy visage was so irksome in my sight,” to explain the shame and discomfort that she carries with her due to the fact that her “baby” was exposed to the public still so unpolished. She applies the words blemishes, flaw, and hobbling into her diction in order to express her piece as something that is not well put together, and no matter how much she attempts to polish it, she feels as if she has failed at improving it. Lastly, Bradstreet’s characterization of her work comes to life through the evident controlling metaphor of the poem, which is claiming that her writing is her “offspring”. Throughout the entire poem, the controlling metaphor becomes this idea that her writing is her child,
Sometimes you can feel so guilty that it takes an emotional toll on you. In the book The Poisonwood Bible by Barbra Kingsolver, guilt is the most outstanding theme. The family continually struggles with overcoming guilt. The father had always dealt with the guilt of being a coward. He was constantly trying to prove to himself, God, and the rest of the world that he was not a coward.
How does Susan Hill present the Woman In Black as a figure of mystery and fear? Susan Hill achieved making the character "the Woman in Black" appear mysterious, dangerous and fearsome figure by many different techniques such as using cliff hangers, making the narrator appear confused meaning that the reader(s) will not know either. Jennett Humphrey's, known as the Woman In Black, actions seemed, by some people, justified as she had suffered in her previous life as a kind loving mother until the tragedy of the loss of her son in a quicksand. Although she had lived pain and still is roaming around seeking revenge, would it really be just to avenge her son on innocent, lively children? Is she really a villain or a loving mother?
Thomas Jefferson once said, “Action will delineate and define you.” Pride in your actions, pride in your words, and pride in yourself all make for real success and Thomas Jefferson knew, and lived with that mindset. Being proud in everything we do as Americans is the foundation of success. Your personal best is all you can ever accomplish and once you’ve done that, you can rest easy in knowing great rewards come with hard work. We see proof of this in every aspect of American life, a lifestyle that was built from the ground up on
‘Little – less – nothing! – and that ended it’ everything has changed in just a moment. We are presented with multiple ideas of change, its suddenness, unexpectedness and importance, all of which are clearly depicted and conveyed throughout this text. These important ideas of change are demonstrated through the use of various techniques consisting of short sentences, repetition, direct speech and narrative, which all contribute in grasping the reader’s attention and challenging both their perspective and opinion. ‘Leap of Faith’, Baynton’s poem, is a short story which revolves around a young girl, by the name of Faith and her father who experience various stages of abrupt yet unconscious changes which dramatically affect the way in which they view and cherish the most important things in life.
My opinion of the main ideas and motivations behind the Enlightenment and Great Awakening is that at a time of bad economic times, unemployment, death, disease and difficult climate/land conditions, among other things, times were very hard on the colonists and they were beginning to lose hope as a result. So they turned to two things: the Great Awakening for religious/spiritual support and guidance, and the Enlightenment in order to learn to use reasoning in "finding the truth." As far as the Great Awakening is concerned, churches seemed to be the only relief for colonists from their stressful lives, and they also served as places for social meetings and gatherings among all the colonists. In that way, churches were seen almost as a necessity, like food and shelter. During church sermons, the colonists were driven over the head, again and again, on the idea that without God's forgiveness for sins in life, one would burn in Hell forever, and this for many individuals also made church the only place where they could save their souls, so to speak.
From the first quote inserted in film, the disdain toward the students from the veteran teachers, to Mr. Daiders sheer will to continue to fight for his dream to educate the young minds of the future, the determination was a constant factor in the plot of the film. Mr. Daider went through mental and physical agony just to teach these students even when refused to be thought. His determination was only shaken when his wife’s pregnancy was put into jeopardy, which was one of the main symbols in the film. But instead of staying down and quitting, he continued to follow his dreams through the support of his wife. In summation, Blackboard Jungle was a testament to a war veteran’s perseverance to follow his dream of molding young minds and bettering the future.
A negative relationship can, in fact, be the catalyst for a search for identity to emerge. It is often through these negative relationships that people seek alternate relationships that will help them on their journey of discovery. In Lonesome Howl, Lucy’s detrimental relationship with her family led her to start questioning who she was. Years of constant abuse led her to begin her search for identity. She felt, however, that she could not go on such a journey by herself.
O’Connor suggests that, in a violent world, all of us find it hard to have faith with such negative surroundings. The reader is left to wonder if the grandmother was ever really a true believer in Jesus and prayer or if she just was trying to save her own life. In “A Good Man Is Hard To Find: Overview”, Arthur F. Kinney observes the thoughts of The Misfit as the grandmother makes her last attempt to connect with him. And when the grandmother reaches out to him, dressed in her son’s shirt, in a vision of him as her son, The Misfit gets the love he wants and denies…He cannot accept an act of grace because he is too aware of his own sins
Of course, Brown is able to make excuses, such as “…after this on night I’ll cling to her skirts and follow her to heaven” , yet despite his excuses, the fact still remains-Brown is willing to give up his faith to test his will to resist temptation. Slowly as Goodman takes his journey, his preconceived notions begin to burst. Every truth Goodman Brown knows about people and about those around him is a lie….. a façade constructed by his inability to see that there is both good and evil in everyone. As they burst Goodman finds himself not able to cope with reality and thus leading to the rejection of his reality and community. Furthermore, Brown is self-righteous.