‘Howl,’ by Allen Ginsberg, ‘Bowery Blues,’ by Jack Kerouac and ‘Bomb,’ by Gregory Corso share familiar traits with the lyrics from ‘Where is the love?’ by the Black Eyed Peas. Infact Beat poetry in general has a strong connection to Music especially Modern Jazz. ‘Howl,’ by Ginsberg and the lyrics from ’Where is the Love?’ by the Black Eyed Peas express similar topics such as the unsettling truth of the changing world. With the very first sentence of the song they question “what’s wrong with the world mama?” showing the concern in a frightened-like tone of the world’s many problems. In the first line of Ginsberg’s poem the speaker tells us that he has been a witness to the destruction of the “best minds” of his generation.
With your long dark golden hair, your flawless skin free of any blemish, your clothes-oh my god the way you wear those clothes, the way you walk and talk, you’re perfect for me,” he thought as he watched the teenager walk through the mall. “Oh yes, you’re perfect for me.” The thoughts are chilling because they offer a glimpse into the mind of a predator stalking a potential victim. We see their dynamic play out in Joyce Carol Oates’, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” The author chronicles the life of fifteen-year-old Connie and the actions of her admirer and stalker, Arnold Friend. Arnold Friend hones in on Connie with intense precision,
The way she treats her children is un-motherly and selfish, for example when “she had not noticed that her children’s clothes were ruined: had not even scolded them about that” (White 263). In itself, it does not sound so bad, but when the story continues it says that even though she didn’t care about that, once “she found out about the unicorn later in the evening she had them whipped for it” (White 263). This also seems not too absurd, since she is punishing them for a wrongdoing. Although that is what it seems she is doing from an outside perspective, her actual intentions are clear when it continues saying that her reasons for beating them are because “she had spent an unsuccessful day with the English knights.” (White 263). Her reasons to punish her children were not their actions, but because of her own selfish reasons, it shows how twisted she is for behaving this way with her own
He refers to her in court as "my wife, my dear good wife" and he confesses his adultery in order to undermine Abigail's false witness against her. * Similarly Elizabeth is loyal to her husband. She testifies in court to his being "a good and righteous man" and she tries to get him out of trouble by lying when directly asked if he is an adulterer. * The dreadful thing about the Salem witch trials is that they turn loyalty into a force that destroys both Elizabeth and John Proctor. Examples: *
Trust is a very important element in being a social person. Being trustworthy and loyal is extremely honorable in human character but at times the truth is too hard to swallow. In the novel The Scarlet Letter, by classic American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne, the contrast of truth and lies is a reoccurring idea throughout the novel. Hester Prynne is a young puritan woman of God who had committed adultery while her husband left Boston, Massachusetts to travel to Europe. Because she lived in such a God driven and puritan town, the judicial system of the settlement had decided for her to acknowledge her sin by embroidering a vibrant scarlet letter “A” onto her dress to symbolize adultery.
In the first stanza she talks about creatures of the ocean ‘whale, dolphin, sea-lion, shark, seal, fish’, using a list to name them all. I think the use of listing is very effective because it sends all the names out at an even pace and puts emphasis on each word at a time. The single worded sentence ‘Hero.’ is used to end the first stanza which puts a mythological stance on the poem which is an opposing idea to the ecological theme of the poem. There is a lot of central opposition within this poem as well as the two opposing themes mentioned. The first three stanzas focus on the beauty of the Earth with the list of creatures, and the wonders the world holds; ‘Andes, Himalayas, Kilimanjaro’ and ‘Amazon, Ganges, Nile’, whereas the final stanza focuses on the destruction of the world that is upon Atlas’ back.
I mean, did [Hawthorne] leave another book called 'Symbolism in My Books'? If he didn't then you could just be making all of this up." She doubts the fact that the author of The Scarlet Letter purposely added symbolism to his novel, while her English teacher or “hair woman” as Melinda would call her is sure that he did. Like Hawthorne, Laurie Halse Anderson uses symbolism in the novel to bring Melinda's story to life. She also uses a lot of characterization through this symbolism, to add even further to her book.
Sid: Yeah, I just came offstage from carving letters in my chest, and Nancy was there to “gimmie my fix”. Dana: Where is your career heading? Sid: It’s goin’ good, mate. Nancy: He’s huge, on stage and off stage. –Nancy chuckles- Dana: Where did the name “Sex Pistols” come from?
She is quiet and conservative at home and outgoing, parading around in seductive clothing in public. This catches the unwanted attention of Arnold Friend who stalks and harasses her until she gives in and disappears with him. Parents need to pay more attention to their kids and protect them from harm. Connie’s parents didn’t do a good job worrying about what she is up to or who
Rachel Hodges DP1 English Literature October 10th 2013 WORD COUNT: 895 Write an essay in which you explore one of the motifs central to Adichie's Purple Hibiscus. What does this motif contribute to our understanding of the purpose or central theme of the text? How does the motif of nature contribute to our understanding of central themes in the text? In Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel Purple Hibiscus the narrative voice is a teenage girl who was physically and emotionally scarred by her father. To portray many of the changes that take place in Kambili throughout the novel the idea of nature is recurrently used.