The reader is heavily influenced by their personal context and their relationship with other novels, which shapes their conceptualized idea of the text. The intertextual links that Kingsolver has exercised helps entice connections to the main themes of her novel, which may foreshadow other sources. She relies largely on biblical parables, with some comparisons being explicit and others being more obscure and subtle. Lying underneath many complex layers are themes such as western hegemony and conflict between the force of nature and death. These are accumulated from several plots that pertain Christianity in the bible and build a coherent sense of meaning to the important aspects in the text.
The author c. Or a name you create that relates to your book (you’ll need to explain this in your presentation) 2. (20pts) On the front of the t-shirt, you will need to include a symbol. d. The symbol must represent something in your book e. You will need to fill out a synopsis/explanation on why you chose that symbol and how it relates to your book. You will also need to explain this in your presentation. 3.
The Sound of Waves Reflective Statement Throughout our group investigation of the novel The Sound of Waves and its author Yukio Mishima, I learned a lot about the cultural and contextual aspects of the novel. This helped me gain a deeper understanding of the text. One important aspect of the novel that I learned during the seminar was the huge religious influence on The Sound of Waves, which is something I did not consider before reading the novel. I learned about how the tenets of Shintoism shaped the characteristics of the characters. I learned that the characters who displayed traditional Shinto characteristics, such as Shinji and Hatsue, where the protagonists while characters who were more western, such as Yasuo and Chiyoko, were antagonists.
Rationale In order to demonstrate a wider range of comprehension of the novel “A Brave New World”, I decided to write a diary about Bernard’s position throughout the novel, which shows a carping yet courageous voice that demands to be heard. Nevertheless, his desires change as power and prestige comes to him, creating an inner conflict on the character. Considering Bernard´s reality as an Alpha individual, it is noticeable that a formal and intellectual tone prevails as the diary entry develops, and intends to approach critical readers whose interests lie on exploring Bernard´s personality. In the diary, I aimed to use a first-person language with a technical structure adopting phrases like “They know me as dangerous subversive”, in which
Covey repeatedly beat him after Douglass collapsed from exhaustion while working on the plantation, and Harriet Jacobs had been sexually harassed by Dr. Flint, her owner. These exceptionally sadistic owners forced Jacobs and Douglass to flee. Both of the slaves previously were under the control of owners that were not nearly as brutal. Jacobs had worked under a mistress for whom she did not mind
When Abigail was talking to Proctor she says “She is telling lies to about me! She is a cold sniveling woman, and you bend to her!”(Page 15, act one) she is basically showing her jealousy towards his wife. This stirred up the witch trials because Abigail wanted to be with Proctor and she would do just about anything. The fact that John proctor realizes all of his flaws and confesses to all of his sins is another reason why he can be considered a tragic hero. When Proctor had to go to the court to get his wife out of being accused of upholding witchcraft he eventually confess to his sins he committed.
John Proctor went through the same tests that everyone one else in the village went through, and then some. He had the whole ordeal with Abigail Williams: losing his wife’s trust, her accusing his wife of witchcraft, and then finally breaking down in court which made him lose his wife completely. He had to watch as the Marshal took her out of the court room and her last words being “Oh, God!” (Act III, pg 113). That was a trial that none other but himself had to go through. He, also, had to bear witness to the girls in the village making a mockery of Mary Warren in court and condemning people in the town.
I was severely beaten by the cottage mistress, who had called me names and made fun of me in front of all the boys” (275). The first signs of his disturbed psychological state were brought up around this time. “She was later discharged from her job. But this never changed my mind about her and what I wish I could have done to her and all the people who made fun of me” (275). His father then came, took him from the orphanage and to Alaska.
Figurative Language in The Great Gatsby Figurative language is a very important part of any novel. It helps the reader understand the setting, mood, and personality of the story and characters. Different types of figurative language help the readers understand different aspects of the novel. Imagery helps readers see a picture of any part of the story and metaphors and similes help us recognize the similarities between characters and settings. Figurative language is a part of everyday life and reading and analyzing it in a novel helps the reader throughout their daily lives as well as through a novel.
In what ways is the opening to The Color Purple significant to the reader? The fact that Celie, a fourteen year old girl, is already burdened with cooking, cleaning and looking after her siblings due to her mother’s illness is shocking to the reader. And on top of that we learn that Celie is being raped by her father, just described as ‘He’, only later to learn it’s her stepfather. The Color Purple begins with several very short chapters with letters to God from the narrator. Walker uses the novel’s epistolary form to emphasize the power of communication.