Amy Bushong 3rd period Mrs. Palmer APE IV. Prometheus: Emblematically Silent, the Classic Rebel Within the poem “Prometheus” by Lord George Gordon Byron, the titanic figure is conceived by Byron and the romantics as a symbol of divine rebellion subjected to experience the characteristics of mortal beings as punishment. The flavor of defiance within the poem is only heightened by the constant images of oppression and the pride with which Prometheus carries his punishment, bearing with it the theme of unapologetic revolution. According to critics, Prometheus is meant to represent the all too human Napoléon Bonaparte, a kindred spirit who, like the Titan, “no more loved or hated his kind; he was a determined rebel against them, who craved to subdue them-or at least to be an object of wonder and terror.”(Dennis) Beginning in the very first stanza, Prometheus displays compassion towards the lower race of man, despite being in possession of the power to remain apathetic. This unique characteristic is rewarded with torture, expressed by the imagery and figurative language present throughout the poem.
The Birthmark By: Nathaniel Hawthorne The main characters of this story are Aylmer and Georgiana, a husband and wife wrapped up in a story full of symbolism. Aylmer is a scientist, famous for his many experiments and potions, disgusted with a birthmark on his wife’s cheek. Georgiana is Aylmer’s pretty, intelligent and eager to please wife, who’s only flaw seems to be a birthmark on her cheek. The birthmark could symbolize human imperfection and mortality in this story. If not for the birthmark on Georgiana’s face, she would have been perfect in Aylmer’s obsessed eyes, dare say perhaps, immortal.
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a fantastic piece of American antitranscendentalism because in that it shows that humans are naturally evil, sinful, and guilty. Hawthorne's protagonist, Hester Prynne, shows in excellent example how human nature can be sinful. Although she is depicted as beautiful, angelic, and almost the epitome of perfection, Hawthorne reveals in his story how eyes are deceiving and humans are sinners by nature. Hawthorne writes, "Here, there was the taint of deepest sin in the most sacred quality of human life, working such effect, that the world was only the darker for this woman's beauty, and the more lost for the infant that she had borne," (Hawthorne, 39). Prynne commits adultery in the novel, one of the most unforgivable sins.
The black and red contrast in general drawing attention and it shows the sin, represented by the red, with the rebellion, represented by the black, which helps to reveal the truth about Hester in the novel. Red also represents passion. By ending with this image of the scarlet letter on a black background, it represents the passion Hester has for her tangible representation of the truth, Pearl. Everyone has seen Pearl for she cannot be hidden, much like the scarlet letter upon Hester, and the
One way that Stanton uses logos is "The history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpation of man and toward women, having indirect object the establishment of and absolute tyranny over her." This staement is used to show the logic of the women's thoughts and ideas that they have in mind. A way that she uses pathos is when " he has taken from her all in right in property, even to wages she earns." This statement is used to get the reader to feel symathetic for Elizabeth and how she llost almost everything she was
In addition, the crucible is for three things, on the surface it plays witch trials, the crucible is the crash course in which hysteria can completely displace rational think and pit neighbors against neighbors, it’s also a traffic play that takes rights to the core of emotions that accused Salem accusers and its accused. John Proctor died for his name, and many other reasons. He was a man of pride. He possessed the qualities of persistency, honesty, and integrity. With those attributes, I am sure he was rewarded his prize in
The murderer of our late and noble king Laius, must be found and torn to pieces in order for our suffering to lull. This is where your mighty powers come in Teiresias, speaker of the truth. Reveal who this dreadful killer of our beloved Laius is, so our newfound king Oedipus can avenge his death. We know your capability as a prophet and we are imploring your help. You have always been reliance for
“There were sharp pains, and sudden dizziness, and then profuse bleeding at the pores, with dissolution.” Poe's vision of Red Death is shown through this scene by enabling the reader to see the severity of Red Death. A victim of Red Death endures a painful death; present is an immense amount of bleeding and excruciating pain. “There was a sharp cry – and the dagger dropped gleaming upon the sable carpet, upon which, instantly afterwards, fell prostrate in death the Prince Prospero.” This is a very important part of the story. After everything Prince Prospero does to evade Red Death he is killed by the very thing he went to the extreme to
Not only is this birthmark unique but it is also a human imperfection to Aylmer. Aylmer wanted to prove to Georgiana it was an imperfection to her face. Aylmer convincingly said, “No dearest Georgiana, you came so nearly perfect from the hand of Nature, that this slightest possible defect- which we hesitate whether to term a defect or a beauty- shocks me, as being the visible mark of earthly imperfection” (Hawthorne 2). Aylmer thinks the birthmark makes Georgiana ugly and wants to
Alexandra Alexis October, 18. 2010 ENC1102/12:30-2:20 RESEARCH PAPER/ESSAY #2 The Birthmark The Birthmark, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, we come to know is about scientist who sees nature not as beautiful, but as imperfect. Aylmer feels that it is in his power to correct what Nature left imperfect in her fairest work. His strive for perfection not only leads to the death of his beautiful wife, but the attempt to have control over nature. Alymers wife Georgiana has a small birthmark on her left cheek.