Some of the main themes are; Good/Evil; Violence/Death; Strong emotions; highly emotive language; Dark and frightening settings; Pathetic fallacy; and finally Similes/metaphors. You will learn about each of these themes throughout the essay. The narrative structure: The narrative structure of ‘The strange case of Jekyll & Hyde’ is like a puzzle, which means it is not strictly chronological. Using this kind of narrative structure makes the novel more interesting to read, and leaves you trying to put the pieces back together. It makes you wonder what is going to happen, what has happened, and how they link together.
The supernatural themes especially portrayed in Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Macbeth, show the complexities of the human mind and the conflict between good and evil. This theme and the idea of having two sides are in relation to the Victorian society in the context of when these novels were written. The novels together show how judgement can be impaired by ambition, greed, and intrigue and how in turn remorse or regret can be a result of listening to an influenced mind. There are many differences between these two novels but despite this there are also many features that when combined together support the common theme among them both, the duality of human nature. The context in which both novel and the play was written was a time of conflict between science and religion, the scientific revelation opposed the belief that God was the earth’s creator.
A hard sound such as “t” “b” gives the situation more of harsh tone such as “the neighbors were walking around burning and bleeding” (90). This doesn’t give the soft tone of sympathy but a harsh tone of death. Hersey likes to use alliteration to evoke a feeling into the reader’s mind of pathos, more if he or she had just read the story. Alliteration offers the chance of more feelings and emotions to readers throughout the story. John Hersey’s Hiroshima is not only a detailed account of the Americans bombing Japan in 1945, but he inserts rhetorical devices that encourage readers to feel pathos while reading.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge the author of ‘The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner’ wrote his ballad using key factors to emphasize the power and abnormality of the piece. Coleridge applies contrast to an unconventional narrative through setting and action. He also uses linguistic and structural devices to create a dynamic atmosphere. Coleridge uses specific literary terms in his poem for effect. For example he personifies death, which accentuates the sense of fear in the writing and adds potency.
The Dichotomy Between Appearance and Reality is at the Heart of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ – Do You Agree? The novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is rich with themes, messages and ideas, which at times can overwhelm the reader, especially when combined with the range of techniques used by Harper Lee, such as foreshadowing and symbolism, that creates an enjoyable and thought provoking novel on any intellectual level. It is possible, however, to categorise many of the prevailing messages into one aspect: the dichotomy between appearance and reality. Using the word ‘dichotomy’ in this phrase may be inaccurate considering the evident lack of mutual exclusivity; however, it is not used in a literal way, but as a means of identifying the message of the author that in my opinion is conveyed throughout the book: there are times when appearance and reality contrast to such a degree that there is seemingly no overlap between them. The impression of Maycomb and its inhabitants created by Harper Lee is one of a peaceful, idyllic town, free of poverty and crime; the ‘nearest thing to a gang ever seen in Maycomb’ consisted of a group of teens.
Firstly, to highlight their similarities and points of contrast; both have its similarities in the way the Byronic persona is presented and how the Byronic persona is manifested. There are however, certain stark differences in the other mediums of its application; a big factor being the personality placement of the Byronic hero and heroine. Personality placement pertains more to the characteristics of the Byronic persona of both the heroine and the hero. In this essay, I will attempt to prove and justify that in the book A Hero of Our Time, it gives an inside look into the characteristics of the Byronic hero whereas in the book Sorrows of Young Werther, it gives us an
English 101-web Professor Peterson 09-26-2011 The Lottery:Irony In this short story “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, there are many instances of irony found. Irony is when the literal meaning of the text is hidden by what the author wrote. There are several kinds of irony, the two most common are verbal and situational. Most of the examples found in “The Lottery” are situational irony. Situational irony exists in a story when a discrepancy occurs in what the character or characters think will happen and what actually happens.
The Hutchinson family was the unfortunate winners of the first round and then they had to pick among themselves. Mrs. Hutchinson makes an accusation that her husband simply did not have enough time to draw a good slip of paper. This was the first conflict in this story. A woman, who previously had no objections to this yearly event, is now protesting the unfairness of the outcome because she was the unfortunate one. By reading this story you begin to wonder what the lottery really I because if it was really a lottery that would be the wrong response to a good thing.
The two short stories I chose to write my analysis on, The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and The Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck are very similar in theme and structure. I found them both in intriguing and extremely enthralling in the way the author decided to narrate them and continue to express the character’s thoughts and emotions through dramatic and vivid words. I would like to begin by giving a synopsis of each of the stories and expressing my commentary on how each are similar in theme and structure. When someone thinks about what a “lottery” is, they normally think of something that has to do with a nice give-away or a cash prize of some sort, but in this case, Shirley Jackson decides to write about a small town that has a haunting tradition of having all the villagers (even children) pick a piece of paper from a box, and if it just so happens that a person picks the wrong slip of paper with the black dot on it, then that person will be brutally and unforgivably stoned to death. This tradition is unbearably horrific.
The betrayal of Polynieces causes his sister, Antigone, to start another long line of betrayal throughout the rest of the play. Antigone begins planning her betrayal against Creon and her justice against her brother when she goes to her sister, Ismene, for help. “You must decide whether you will help me or not.” (Line 30, Pg 774). Ismene is a coward and claims she cannot help Antigone, “But I have no strength to break laws that were made for the public good.” (Line 66, Pg 774). The fact that Antigone is now alone is this process does not slow her down at all; not even after Ismene warns her that the consequence of her actions could be death.