As in many other of his books, Dickens uses his character’s personalities to represent the attitudes of society. He demonstrates their pure selfishness, shown through his characters, during the times of the industrial revolution, where the idea of reform was rife. Mr Bumble is one of the main characters presented by Dickens in Chapter Four of ‘Olive Twist’. The speech and attitude of Bumble is very distinctive throughout the whole of the novel, in terms of his own arrogance and self-righteousness. Bumble greets Mr Sowerberry by shaking his hand, ignoring what Sowerberry says and repeats, ‘You’ll make your fortune, Mr Sowerberry,’ twice.
Huckleberry Finn begins, “You don’t know me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain’t no matter” (Twain 7). This opening passage helps the reader assume that, due to his use of slang, Huck is not well educated. The way Twain wrote allowed the reader to get a sense of the way people spoke back then and how different society was from the society of today. Due to his use of the common language, “’all modern American literature comes directly from … Huckleberry Finn” (Trilling 6). Alone, this profound influence on all American literature makes Huckleberry Finn worthy of being included in the canon of great American literature, but his exploration into a revolutionary relationship between a white boy and a runaway slave make it even more worthy.
Swift’s reliance on irony and satire were clever in writing his piece. Irony, as you well know, is a technique of indicating an intention opposite to what was actually stated. Satire is the use of irony, sarcasm, and ridicule to attack a shortcoming; in this case, the depravation of needs from Ireland. By making a mockery of the situation, Swift, in effect, is making a mockery of the cause of the situation – the British. Throughout this passage, he states horrors such as “I rather recommend buying the children alive, and dressing them hot from the knife, as we do roasting pigs.” (p. 916, LOC) and “Those who are more thrifty may flay
Persuasion Techniques in “Common Sense” Thomas Paine demonstrates the persuasive techniques of appealing to the audience’s emotions, addressing colonial morals and using slander in his pamphlet “Common Sense.” Paine frequently appeals to his audience’s emotions throughout his writing. One excellent example of this is the statement, “But if you say, you can still pass the violations over, then I ask, hath your house been burnt? […] But if you have, and can still shake hands with the murderers, then are you unworthy the name of husband, father, friend or lover, and whatever may be your rank or title in life, you have the heart of a coward, and the spirit of a sycophant” (Paine 11). Paine reminds the readers of a tragic point in their life that the British have cause and how they have affected their families. Paine reflects guilt onto the readers as they connect with their past emotions.
Lady Macbeth quietly whispers to herself, "... Make thick my blood./ Stop up the access and passage to remorse/ That no compunctions visitings of nature/ Shake fell my purpose, nor keep peace between/ The effect and it. Come to my woman's breasts/ and take the milk for gall..." (Shakespear 1.5.40-45). Lady Macbeth actually asks to become a man because she believes it will complete her and reward her with all the power. Since this request can not come to fruition the next best thing would be her husband come to power and rule the kingdom. Ultimately, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth differ in their drive but Lady Macbeth's asserts herself meaining Macbeth takes a back seat and complete's all of her wishes.
He explains that both of these women “seek to kill a principle of rebellion that is specifically female, and based in sexuality.”(262) Through this he eludes to the idea that a goal of the lottery is to contain the disruptive force of female sexuality. Here the lottery is being accused that the lottery is a way to control women. Encouraging them to have more children does this, by slimming the odds of they themselves having their name drawn in the second round of the lottery. Oehlschlaeger makes it very clear that even though Tessie is comparable to Anne Hutchinson and Hester Prynne, she is no hero. She not only tries to get a redraw,
This coolness forces the audience to feel sympathy towards those subject to warfare. This backs up Dawes ideas in weapons training that war makes people less sensitive, demonstrated by the sexist and racist attitudes shown, for example ‘turning the key in the ignition’ which suggests he thought of women as merely ‘devices’ and ‘Charlies are coming at you you cn smell their rotten fish sauce breath hot on the back’ which displays a strong hatred and disgust towards the enemy.which is commercial television at the beg Dawes has written the poem in subtle mocking tone by using over-enthusiastic words such as ‘roaring empyrean’, ‘shrapnelled with rapture’, ‘passion’ and ‘hope of
His continuous irony throughout “A Modest Proposal” allows him to indirectly present his proposition, which is mostly confusing until the reader becomes educated with his style of writing. By choosing to use irony so often in his essay, Swift is able to illustrate to his audience just how extreme Ireland’s poverty conditions have gotten. With his use of sarcasm, Swift creates the impression that he is truly sincere and sympathetic towards the poor families who are constantly begging, but behind his satirical intentions he is actually meaning the opposite. Frequently in his essay, he portrayed irony when describing his “modest” proposal, that the carcass of one year olds would be profitable. Swift emphasizes his proposal’s advantage of preventing abortions, then clearly conveys irony when he contradicts this benefit three paragraphs later by reassuring his audience that he has been informed a “well-nursed” child “…is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled…”(Swift 1026).
the laws of man cry out against it. the voice of God cries out against it- and so do I.”(284) This humorous approach of satire to pointing out society's general misconception of females is again present when Howe discusses a woman's viable options to get what they want and how to achieve there desires. She goes on to say “Women, we don't need vote in order to get our own way”(288), but rather cry ,“crying always brings them around. get what you want.”288) “Make a scene.”(288) “That is so much more dignified and refined than walking up to a ballot and dropping in a piece of paper.”(288)
Euripides has been accused of being a misogynist as well as the world's first feminist. In your view, do the portrayals of Medea and Jason allow such contradictory interpretations? Euripides' Greek tragic play, 'Medea', depicts a wife's desire to right the wrongs done to her by her husband and in the pursuit of satisfaction, she commits the heinous of crimes, infanticide. The play is set in a patriarchal society, where women are treated as mere tools to satisfy their male partners. Euripides' portrays Medea as both a weak and strong woman, being able to stand up to some of the male characters and simultaneously succumb to their presence.