“Wherefore not; since all the powers of nature call so earnestly for the confession of sin, that these black weeds have sprung up out of a buried heart, to make manifest an unspoken crime?” This quote from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, The Scarlet Letter, represents the truth upheld by a person, and how it carries with them through eternity. Hawthorne captures the truth of reality and sin in The Scarlet Letter. By using many literary devices, he reveals the truth of the Scarlet Letter and the characters in his novel. Being a novel during the romantic period, Hawthorne makes many symbolic and archetypical references to the power of nature, and the supernatural. Hawthorne uses these archetypes and symbols in addition to light motifs to demonstrate
Also, the use of visual and auditory imagery allows the reader to depict vividly the surrounds of the slave times and the seriousness of the struggles they are faced with. The sound is shown in the phrase “voice high-sounding o’er the storm” and the visuals are shown in the line “Saw, salient, at the cross of devious ways”. The poet concludes with the use of pathetic fallacy in the phrase “lonely dark”. This is used to evict emotion onto the reader with the depiction of the state of loneliness. Overall, Dunbar makes clear the message, as well as fulfils the purpose of this poem for readers of all
Attack by Siegfried Sassoon Essay by Qurratulain Shahood Literature in English (AS) Siegfried Sassoon’s revealing poem ‘Attack’ is an expression of the apathy and futility of war. Laced with graphic images of combat and a lurking sense of doom, ‘Attack’ crumbles the glorified image of war into nothingness. Sassoon’s hostility to war can be seen in the way he disregards any element of fantasy in war- for him, war is a brutal reality of bloodshed, heartbreak and utter loss of hope. The structure of the poem is somewhat crowded- a stretch of thirteen lines with abrupt stops and endings in the middle of lines. These portray a sense of foreboding and uncertainty in cramped conditions.
The Scarlet Letter In a time where evil was believed to lurk amongst the puritan colonies, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Author of “The Scarlet Letter” discusses religious mind sets and prosecutions of the convicted sinners. The depth and complexities discussed in this historical fiction fulfills William Faulkner’s definition of a writer’s purpose. The writer has a responsibility which through Hester he shows the intensity of her experiences that she endeavored. William Faulkner delivered a classic speech upon receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature. Faulkner’s perspective on a writer’s responsibility should portray “love and honor and pity and pride and sacrifice”.
This paper discusses The Crucible by Arthur Miller, as well as examines the character of Reverend Hale in the play. The Crucible by Arthur Miller This paper discusses The Crucible by Arthur Miller, as well as examines the character of Reverend Hale in the play. Through the prose passages that interrupt the dialogue and action of the play, Miller establishes the particular quality of Salem society that makes it especially receptive to the repression and panic of the witch trials. The Puritan life in Salem is rigid and somber, allowing little room for persons to break from the monotony and strict work ethic that dominated the close-knit society. Furthermore, the Puritan religious ethic permeated all aspects of society, promoting safeguards
To clarify, the author is the speaker and the narrator. The names are used interchangeably. Prologue “I am a man of substance... possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.” The contrast between tangibility and invisibility shows the speaker’s life in a racist world. Even if he possesses great thoughts, strength, and value, he is still nothing because of his black skin.
Puritan Speech Hello all newcomers. I would welcome each of you to our small town. We thought it might be well if we let you know about things and how they run around here that there might be little upset, and confusion. We’re a good group of God-fearing people here and we lead plain and hardworking lives to the best of our own abilities that we might thwart the Devil’s ways of deceit and vanity. We don’t allow for any finery allowed in the churches back in England: singing, dancing and their lacy attire aren’t permitted.
Transcendentalism Transcendentalism was a religious and philosophical movement that was developed during the late 1820’s and early 1830’s that was expresses through writing. It was normally seen in the Eastern region of the United States as a protest against the culture, and society. The transcendentalists' beliefs were the inherent goodness of both people and nature. Individualism, Transcendentalists believed that society and the people and organizations (religion and political parties), corrupted individualism. They had faith that people are at their best when they are self-reliant and independent.
Since Othello is a Moor, his skin is dark. Iago’s anger to Othello is clear when he states, "hell and night / must bring this monstrous birth to the world's light" (1.3.81-82). It clearly shows he really hates Othello and he refers hell and night to himself and the world’s light to Othello. Even though Iago discriminates his skin, still, he achieves a high rank in the society, a respect, and an admiration to the people around him. Consequently, Othello’s life does not changed when Iago discriminates his skin tone.
Autonomy and individualism are given preference by the transcendentalists. Disappointment, discontent and distress affected the writers of Realism after the industrial revolution in America. Modernism can be considered as a branch of realism in American literature which has motivated the writers to go ahead with a new and novel style. This movement was initiated with the hope to change the mind-set of the