Read an extract of Candide, or the Optimist by Voltaire – Chapter 30 – Conclusions. Candide, or the optimist by Voltaire is a narrative satire, which encapsulates the ideas Voltaire had about society, optimism and the bad nature of all human beings. Another narrative technique used is travel writing or adventurous writing, where the novel involves the characters into many situations around various destinations. The narrator in this passage is anonymous and omniscient, using irony to explain events and situations around the main characters. Through the passage not only the narrator but also the characters, mainly Candide, give a clear notion of how will they end their lives.
Because of this certain people stay away during the dark hours such as the members of The Municipal Club because they are afraid and they think it is just waiting to explode (Making Social Lives On City Road, 2009, Scene 5), despite assurances from the Police that City Road is not a bad area and as long as you apply common sense you could walk the streets 24 hours a day (Making Social Lives On City Road, 2009, Scene 6). When there is crime is usually centered around people fighting in takeaways, Despite the fact that crime is low, older people have the preconception that the this is a place to avoid and therefore this essentially means that the street is only really accessible to the students and drinkers who are partaking in the activities which City Road has to offer in the evening. The evening also offers another inequality, with certain people being allowed entry to certain venues at the say so of people who are there to essentially make a decision on social order, the bouncers choose if they think people are going to cause trouble or even dampen the image of a particular establishment. An example of this would be a homeless man who would probably be
Jacob Gilliard Ms. Murrell English 201 4 November 2013 “I, Too” Explication The poem entitled “I, Too” by Langston Hughes, is about a man who is experiencing racial discrimination and how one day it will come to pass. During this time, there was lack of equality amongst African Americans and Caucasians. The blacks were being discriminated against, while the whites experienced the brighter colors of the rainbow. “Langston Hughes took the initiative to speak his mind via poetry, and this piece shows that. (Pericles 2008)” Hughes uses multiple tones throughout this poem to express the feelings of the speaker.
In “The Pedestrian” by Ray Bradbury, the author uses original, creative and vivid imagery to show that being original, productive and creative can open up to more vivid and richer experiences, like walking and exploring new places rather than conforming to other people and not doing anything productive at all. The author also uses simple but powerful diction to foreshadow the sad ending of conforming to the law as stated by the police car rather than ignoring the police car, which can happen simply because of conforming to other people or things. This story is about a man arrested in one night for walking along the streets and not staying home like other people. The creative and vivid imagery that the author adds into this story gives a link between the loneliness of the streets and being the only one and original. Being original can be scary and can tempt you into conforming to something else, but one can become dull and boring from being forced by the society to conform to the rest of the people.
He captured the reader’s emotions after the realization that he was not “distinguishable from the mugger” because the readers know that Staples was not going to cause no harm to the women. He taps into the readers emotions with the use of imagery. Setting the location to “after dark, on the warren like Street of Brooklyn” takes the reader to a dark and scary place. Time after time Staples depicts himself as a victim in the story. Staples goes on to tell the readers about the feelings of uncomfortably after being away from his home town for a year now.
Hawthorn really emphasized the differences between night and day. The book seems to find a natural two sidedness from events that happen in the day, or in other words, in the public and events that happen in the darkness of night so that others will not know of it. Daylight exposes one’s activities making them vulnerable to punishment. Night, on the other hand, hides and allows activities that would not be possible during the day. A good example of this would be when Mr. Dimmesdale meets Hester and Pearl on the scaffold.
While Death is responding to God’s instructions Death notices in a distance Everyman taking a walk not even thinking about Death. Death responds to God’s call as a servant ready to do whatever he is asked. Throughout literature Death has been perceived as the grim reaper lurking in the shadows waiting to take family members and friends. Everyman did not recognize Death when he called him (line 85). Everyman responding to Death’s call and engaging in a conversation with someone he perceives as a stranger shows that throughout any given day man encounters Death unknowingly.
His indifference is persistent and he is cold to any human interaction and detached. However, Mersault seems to be greatly affected by anything to do with his physical senses. While visiting his mother’s coffin, he drinks coffee with the caretaker and smokes a cigarette, and seems to be at ease. He takes great notice to sensory details, especially regarding the weather. While walking outside during the funeral procession, Mersault complains about the scorching sun and how unbearable the heat is.
This chapter is counted into a climax and a turning point of the novel. Due to the effect of alcohol and ignorance from Sally and the bar singer, Holden made himself of a fool with collapsing sense of security. When he was in the park, he was overwhelmed by depress and miserableness. Tape, ducks and pond triggered his depressing memory of his brother Allie’s death and the fear of his own funeral, thereby revealing the root of his previous manic behavior: Holden was troubled by unexplained disappearance and he was in deep anxiousness that all the things that were related to his pure, innocent childhood would suddenly vanish. This echoes one of the themes of this novel—adolescent confusion on the way to the adult world and the pain of growing up.
Despite its significance as a once-in-a-million meeting, he feels as though he cannot say anything, since; “The people in Farquarson’s Living room seem united in their tactic claim that there had been no past, no war—That there was no danger or trouble in the world.” (pg 76) This incident may have triggered Francis unconscious resistance against the narrow and irrelevant suburban society. In fact, Francis Weed’s name is a symbol of what his true self is to Shady Hills; an ugly troublesome “weed” to the regular people, and that he will remain unhappy by staying in Shady Hills. Francis Weed’s “brush with death” at the stories beginning causes him to have the epiphany to start enjoying life, and he realizes that he is unhappy with following suburban