Dickens incorporates specific scenes towards the beginning of the novel that later have a deeper meaning. This is especially apparent between Book Two and the last scene. Darnay professing his love for Lucie turns into him dying for her. Darnay getting acquitted, due to his similar looks to Carton, turns into being saved from the guillotine. He incorporates these particular scenes to ultimately lead to the culmination of the entire
“A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens portrays a theme of resurrection and sacrifice to display the injustices and liberties of most everyone’s lives. In the face of death, as he faces extermination, Sydney Carton is content with sacrificing himself in the place of Charles Darnay. He comes to a conclusion that he wants to have his life mean something and through self sacrifice, he can achieve it. Despite the love we have for ourselves, we must often sacrifice some, if not all, of our life to protect the ones we love so they have a chance at a better and happier one. Sydney Carton is introduced as an alcoholic lawyer at a trial against Charles Darnay, a person who coincidentally greatly resembles him.
The implication is that if every Englishman was to die this way then it suggests that this would make the world a better place, and that the war is almost worth it, hence slightly glorifying it. Asquith presents the glory of war in a very different way. In his poem ‘The Volunteer’, he tells the story of an office worker who has died in battle on the front. Once he was a frustrated clerk living a boring life, living out his heroic fantasies
Still, the underlying message of "The Way" the very title, of course, recalls Jesus' teaching that he is himself "the way, the truth and the life" is one that audiences of faith will find congenial, if not as robustly satisfying as less caution might have made it. Walking the Camino de Santiago is the dream of many walkers, wanderers and seekers. This movie takes us on the Camino (the Way of Saint James) with a father yanked out of his safe life when his son dies on the first leg of the journey. We follow him as he decides to finish his son's pilgrimage walk on the 500-mile trek. Martin Sheen stars, with his son Emilio Estevez as the son and also the writer-director of the movie.
Later, however, the author uses the same description for his creator Victor as he soon becomes “so miserable a wretch”, demonstrating how they ultimately face the same fate. One may also recognise that both Frankenstein and the creature seem to share a strong need for the support and love of a family. Even though Victor often acts quite egoistical, he sincerely loves his family. Without them, he feels life is pointless, which is evident when he contemplates suicide, “I was tempted to plunge into the silent lake”, but he decides against it as it would cause too much pain for his loved ones, “But I was restrained, when I thought of the heroic and suffering Elizabeth”. There are also parallels and opposites in terms of the experiences
Sometimes people feel like they are on the "pink cloud" which means that people become overly confident in early recovery and get cocky. I believe "The Noose" is written about how one may get the feeling of perfection in their recovery. They believe they are reborn a saint and forget about the footprint they left in other peoples lives. In the first line of the song, "So glad to see you well/ Overcome and completely silent now", begins by addressing someone which I assume recently came out of a rehabilitation clinic. Religious symbolism becomes introduced, "With heavens help, You cast your demons out".
Lear viewed love as a one way street, in which he believed that a family was there only to serve his needs. His excessive pride and sense of ego blinded him from recognizing true love. Putting his daughters into a love test proved Lear’s view on love. He turned the daughters against each other and made them compete for love. “Tell me, my daughters/ (Since now we will divest us both of rule, / Interest of territory, cares of state), / Which of you shall we say doth love us most, / That we our largest bounty may extend/ Where nature doth with merit challenge.” (I i 50-55) At this point Lear’s love towards his daughters was uncertain, he took advantage over the love he had and used it for his own pride.
When Beowolf fights Grendel's mother, as he delves into the dark depths of the water it becomes brighter and lighter. The light becomes like that light in the sky when heaven's-candle is shinning. As Beowolf rights the wrongs, the community becomes stronger. Beowolf also knows that there is an order and purpose to the way things should be done. Exemplified when he did not become king when King Hygelac died, but became guardian over Hygelac's son to guide the ruling of the country.
I am very grateful to have discovered the thoroughly researched paper, The True Story Behind “The Aquarian Gospel” from which I feel it is necessary to paraphrase in the next few paragraphs. Levi was the son of a Church of Christ minister who followed in his father’s footsteps. During the Civil War he was a chaplain with the commission of Captain whose regiment lost no men save those who died from smallpox. It was just after this that Levi Dowling lost both his wife Sylvia and only new-born son. The war and this terrible tragedy must have had profound effect on Levi.
For example, Eppie is portrayed to of drawn Silas away from his miserly habits and reaffirm his connections with religion and his surrounding community. Eppie is seen as a “creature of endless claims and ever-growing desires” (p123) which contrasts greatly with Silas’ previous life style of obsessing over his gold. Eppie makes Silas feel a “certain awe in the presence of the little child, such as we feel before some quiet majesty or beauty in the earth or sky.“ (p116) This can be related to the epigraph as presenting Eppie as a blessing and gift to Silas. Eppie is equally an agent used by Eliot to combat materialism in the novel as she revives Silas’ love for the outdoors and draws him out of his “continually narrowing isolation” (p123) that the gold had demanded. Eppie also triumphs over the relationship of materialism by refusing the offer for an upper class lifestyle from Godfrey.