Blake also uses the meter to reflect the ideas the poem is trying to get across. “London” is predominantly iambic tetrameter however; some lines have only seven syllables, which can be interpreted to show incompleteness or weakness. This is a metaphor for the town at which the writer is describing. The parallelism that Blake uses in stanza two provide the feeling of how vast this corruption has spread. “In every” is used to start the first three lines of this stanza and also appears in third line of the first stanza which cements the fact that this confinement is felt by absolutely everybody he comes across in the city.
Symbolism in The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter is one of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s famous works. It is about the complex struggle among Hester Prynne (a condemned adulteress), Arthur Dimmesdale ( one of the community’s ministers) ,Roger Chillingworth ( Hester’s estranged husband) and Pearl ( Hester’s daughter). The story begins with the public punishment of the young woman Hester Prynne in mid-17th century Boston. She is forced to wear a scarlet letter “A” over her breast, so that everyone can know about her adultery- she becomes pregnant during her husband’s long absence. No matter how the public despise and exclude her, Hester is always refusing to reveal the name of Pearl’s father and keep doing good things for the pubic and finally win respect from others.
Through Nick’s eyes, Gatsby was shown to be vulnerable throughout the whole chapter, which contrasts how he depicted at the beginning of the book. Fitzgerald used words to powerfully express the real Gatsby. A phrase such as 'he added hollowly,’ highlights how Gatsby soul was not with his body, but with Daisy. His soul is in his pictured future where he had and Daisy are together, and that was the only thing he cared about. He has also lost his senses on how he should act cool in order to give Daisy the fake impression he has been building up in the past five years.
Hester Prynne became pregnant during the absence of her husband she was accused and convicted of adultery. Her sentence was to wear a scarlet letter "A" on her bosom to let everyone know that she committed adultery. Because of her unique sentence everyone knew that she was an adulteress and people treated her that way. Society condemned her for her sin, without knowing anything else. Hester was forced to live on the outskirts of the city.
Even after twenty years of examination there still hasn’t been an agreement on Hawthorne’s purposes and sympathies in the book. He makes a clear connection to the historical and ideological background of the Revolution by writing “The Custom-House” alone. Jefferson’s writing of the Declaration shows distinct differences when compared to Hawthorne’s novel. However, they are similar in their purposes and themes of wanting to show the world the worst that can happen in society. Baym, Nina.
Paralysis and Epiphany in Dubliners This essay focuses on the reoccurring theme of Paralysis that is one of the central motifs in James Joyce’s Dubliners. The characters in the book live their ordinary, uninteresting and bleak lives until met with an experience that leaves them shocked and paralyzed, often in more than one way. This essay starts with a bit of historical background that sets the atmosphere for the events described in the novel and continues to discuss examples of paralysis and their meaning. The main reason for this theme is the sheer brilliance of Joyce and his style, as well as the fascination caused by the dim, rainy atmosphere and the little fetishistic obsession with detail that Joyce loved so dearly. The book was first published in the summer of 1914.
A common theme through Anil's Ghost is violence. Anil Tessera is symbolic of the Western audience, and the inability to understand the trauma due to postcolonialism. Through out the novel, Michael Ondaatjee uses different literary devices to describe trauma, and what it does to victims during civil wars. As a novel focused around historical strife, there is no mention of government and religious factions. Since there is no mention of key factors to point at Sir Lanka, readers are to take the novel as a commentary about several places that experienced post-colonial trauma.
She had asked in terror about what had occurred." In fact, the word "No" grew up with the young girl from the beginning when the man raped her. In the short story "The Answer Is No" there were two choices that the young girl had to choose from. The two choices that she had in the end were miserable and sad. Naguib Mahfouz wrote "she had either to accept marriage, or close the door for ever", which means either to live with a man who abused her innocence, took her virginity, and tried always to build a wall around her, or to accept to live alone without love.
What was once considered a mistake is now seen as a mischievous child named Pearl. After her extramarital affair, Hester has to go through the humiliation of standing in front of the entire town wearing her scarlet letter and holding her illegitimate child. She feels remorse for her action: “Thus the young and pure would be taught to look at her, with the scarlet letter flaming on her breast, --at her, the child of honorable parents, --at her, the mother of a babe, that would hereafter be a woman, --at her, who had once been innocent, --as the figure of the body, the reality of sin” (Hawthorne 73). Society sees Hester in various roles but they judge her according to unforgiving rules. While Hester’s “sins” are out in public where all could see, Dimmesdale and Chillingworth hide their debaucheries from public view.
The secrets in the dark then became very bright. After reading this story I found myself wondering after all that had happened to Hester, why in the world would she want to stay in the town where she is a disgrace? If you were in that situation wouldn’t you want to leave the town and go where you could be normal again and not have to hide behind the A. Why was Hester so concerned with her identity in the society? She even was in disbelief when she heard news that they were going to allow her to take of the letter for good.