Scott shows his growing concern that this will be the future of humanity if we continue thriving on consumerism and economical growth and neglect the natural world. While Shelley through her viewpoint from the time of Romanticism expressed the inherent dangers
In Stay Put: Making a Home in a Restless World, an essay that serves to respond to an essay by Salman Rushdie, Scott Russell Sanders used parallelism and metaphors to emphasize his beliefs that migration causes “disastrous consequences for the earth and for ourselves.” Sanders believes that “by settling in, we have a chance of making a durable home for ourselves, our fellow creatures, and our descendants.” The use of parallelism throughout Sanders’ essay was to emphasize his counter argument made by Rushdie. Rushdie articulates “that uprootings brings tolerance, while rootedness breeds intolerance; that imaginary homelands are preferable to geographical ones; that to be modern, enlightened, fully of our time is to be displaced,” showing that migration is good,in Rushdie’s perspective. Although we don’t know Sanders’ background, it is easy to speculate Rushdie’s perspective since he is a writer who migrated from India to England. If Rushdie believed that he disliked migration and had the same beliefs as Sanders, he would be contradicting his own actions. Sanders believes Rushdie’s beliefs are an “orthodoxy that... [Sanders]... wish[es] to encounter,” stating his belief that migration only harms the environment, not only to the creatures around us, but to ourselves as well.
Georgia O’Keffee and John Marin: An Exploration The American Transcendentalists of the nineteenth century believed the key to spiritual enlightenment lay in the study of nature and natural forms -- in the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, "to look at the world with new eyes." At Alfred Stieglitz’s Intimate Gallery, a legendary photographer and art dealer, is where the circle of artists that he managed and represented enveloped themselves in the essential belief in the purity of an unrestricted vision. Rather than create an exact likeness of nature, these artists, including Stieglitz's wife, Georgia O'Keeffe, attempted to reduce it to its most essential forms, which then served as a framework upon which to express and interpret their individual
People are, in theory, all bound to a certain set of natural laws and moral codes and country rules, and part of the Romantic dogma is to break free of these bounds. This is precisely what Victor was attempting to do with his reanimation experiments: “Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world,” (M. Shelley 52) he says, further cementing his existence as a Romantic character. Mary Shelley was a self-professed lover of Coleridge, especially his poem, “Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner,” so it comes by no surprise that she also has references to his poem “The Eolian Harp,” which is another topic breached by several of the Romantic poets because of its place in classical poetry as well. The poem grants the idea of somewhat of a breeze of inspiration playing on the heart of the subject (Coleridge). Shelley takes this idea into her novel in several places, and means it as a breeze of discovery, not just as a breeze of inspiration.
Both Shelley’s novel and Scott’s feature film are examples of texts that transcend the age they are created in – they serve as warnings to humanity about the dangers of scientific alteration of the natural cycle Shelley’s Frankenstein was composed during an era of rampant social and scientific change; although this change was not necessarily progress. Shelley’s novel examines the moral responsibility of the scientist, and offers the consequences of annihilation of nature. During the 19th Century, the environment stopped being a source of beauty and inspiration and largely became another commodity; a casualty of the Industrial Revolution. Shelley continues the Romantic theme of emphasis on nature with her repeated
Franklin Roosevelt once said, “A reactionary is a somnambulist walking backwards.” This defines the populists precisely. Populism could be without doubt, compared to a person sleepwalking backwards. The prospects of this group of people look as if they were planning this in their subconscious. Reactionaries are people striving to get society back to previous times when people like them were in control; Populists want to change society back to the times when agriculture was at its peak and when the farmers, like them, were in control. Just as Richard Hofstadter clearly states, “The utopia of the populists was in the past, not the future.” The ideas of the populists are retreating back into the order of how things previously were.
Scarlet Letter Essay: Choice 1 In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne uses his characters to express the nature and values of their society. Hester Prynne, Pearl, Roger Chillingworth, and Reverend Dimmesdale each make their own decisions which result in their alienation from society. Hester’s choice to have an affair with Reverend Dimmesdale, Pearl’s elfish nature and violent tendencies, Chillingworth’s dedication to vengeance, and Dimmesdale’s gnawing guilt are all decisions which push the characters out of the strict Puritan society of Boston. Hester’s example emphasizes the society’s stern ethical standards. Pearl’s alienation displays the consequences of not behaving properly as a child in Boston.
John Steinbeck once said “ It is the responsibility of the writer to expose our many grievous faults and failures and to hold up the light our dark and dangerous dreams, for the purpose of improvement”. In different types of literature authors show the faults of characters to help us realize the mistakes of the past. One must agree that it is our responsibility to improve our own lives by these mistakes. The Crucible by Arthur Miller and A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry both prove this quote. In The Crucible, Arthur Miller uses characterization to point out a man’s faults and failures.
In his novel, The Martin Chronicles, Bradbury warns us that we must stop hating one another in order to avoid the bleak future described in his stories. Bradbury shows that he’s critical of the racism that exists throughout society today through a few chapters he wrote
In the first half of the 19th century, the American cultural and intellectual community contributed to the development of a distinctive American national consciousness. The emerge of transcendentalism in American about nature and men began to arise in literature which allowed encouragements of optimism and new ideas; people also started questioning society about the rights of slavery and role of women, which was known as abolitionism and the Feminist Movement, they all served as examples to encourage and discourage Americans in identifying themselves in the 1800s. Transcendentalism arose in American in the 1830s and 1840s; particularly encourage the idea between men and nature, and the ideal of individualism. Transcendentalists believed