Discourses of Conformity in One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Advice to Young Ladies Any text, despite an appearance of neutrality, is underpinned by specific discourses. Throughout the novel One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest written by Ken Kesey, and the poem Advice to Young Ladies crafted by A.D. Hope, there is evidence to suggest that the discourses represented by the characters in both text unveil the ways discourses of conformity underpin the characters’ actions, perceptions and motives, as well as inviting and silencing beliefs, attitudes and values of individualism. The author and poet are able to strongly convey their beliefs about the importance of individuality to the reader from their point of view. The three dominant discourses that both the novel and poem share and represent are: conformity, sexuality and Christianity. These values are privileged by the novel and challenged by the poem.
After reading the novel Anthem by Ayn Rand, we recognized different aspects of the story such as the overall theme, plot, love theme, and conclusion which tied the entire story together. We can tie these aspect together with the lyrics we hear in the music we listen today. Music is a way for artists to express emotions and/or events that occur in people’s life. For example a song can serve as a love story or a message that shows one’s emotion. Songs and novels relate because of the similar message that both try to imply.
Brontë shares several similarities with Jane; she writes with a autobiographical sense. The reader can make the connections between Charlotte Brontë and Jane through her use of symbolism. The numerous creative symbols in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre give the reader a deeper look into Jane’s character. The colorful descriptions in Jane Eyre provide a better visual for the reader as well as underlying clues that reveal character. Color is extensively described in the settings at Gateshead and Thornfield, while lacking at Lowood.
I feel by taking advantage of some of these techniques, I can make my essays more interesting for readers. To add, I found several figures of speech techniques such as metonymy, apostrophe, hyperbole and symbols were used in Anne Bradstreet’s poem “To My Dear and Loving Husband” (963).
The extended metaphors used by Anne Bradstreet and Robert Frost are inferred by continual metaphors within their poems. The poem “The Author to Her Book” by Bradstreet and Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” are comparable extended metaphors with similarities between the authors and the speakers. While Bradstreet viewed her works of art with flaws as a child, Frost used “diverged” roads to relate to choices in life. These poems share a similar idea that their themes deal with the lives’ of the speakers. In each poem the author and speaker are comparable through their extended metaphors, different styles of tone, and additional literary devices.
Since "Hidden Heart" is an imitation of Sydney’s sonnet, several parallels can be drawn between their common theme, word choice, and form. The "Hidden Hearts" theme of free expression, its diction, and structure, must be compared and contrasted with intertextual references from "Astrophil and Stella," in order to effectively analyze it. Throughout the poem, Natalie ... ... middle of paper ... ...each a resolution by the end of the poem. Both meter and rhyme are very essential in building a solid, yet fluid structure to each poem. "Hidden Heart" mirrors "Astrophil and Stella" in many ways, but contains several unique qualities as well.
When looking for similar traits in Harlem Renaissance music, Ethel Waters “Takin' A Chance on love” and Bessie Smith's “I Got What It Takes” complement Hurston's writing style and even emphasize some of her characters' in Their Eyes Were Watching God, making these songs a perfect match for a Zora Neal Hurston exhibit. Its really phenomenal the way Zora Neal Hurston diffuses poetry throughout her novel. She often uses figurative language such as similes and metaphors to emphasizes specific points. An example of that would be when Janie finds Nunkie coquetry to her husband, TeaCake in the fields. Hurston writes "A little seed of fear was growing into a tree"(Hurston 149).
Religion is an apt matter in concern with its usage in literature and short stories. Flannery O’Connor especially weaves a multitude of religious themes and symbols in her short stories. Her background and beliefs influence her in her writings and provide exemplary results in her stories. The personalization of O’Connor and her religious themes found in her short stories provide a greater meaning about the story as a whole and even give perspective into O’Connor’s persona and her thoughts behind her choices in her writings. Because of the significance of religious themes and symbols found in the context of O’Connor’s short stories and literature and in application with people’s lifestyles, the symbolism and meanings illustrated by O’Connor through her short stories provide deeper ties with her personal life and her stories.
Authors develop characters’ personalities in order to add depth to their story and allow readers to feel more connected to the characters. Beyond this, characterization also allows authors to develop the themes of their stories in a more clear manner. A prime example of this would be in the poem Judith, where the author contrasts Judith and Holofernes’ personalities in order to develop the major themes of heroism and having faith in God. Although readers dive into this poem in the middle of the story, the author still manages to establishes Judith’s character in clear manner through their choice of words. In using words such as “radiant lady” (Judith 14), “bright maiden” (Judith 44), and “brilliant maid” (Judith 124), the author makes it clear
Love was something that was displayed in both the Romantic Era and The Victorian Era when reading authors work during their time. Yet with comparison of the two there has been a lot of ways to distinguish authors from the Romantic Era, and the Victorian Era. Elizabeth Browning’s “From the Sonnet from the Portuguese” she takes love into her own scenery when writing from a woman’s view. She was able to use the Romantics values as well, and still shape love around the Victorian Era. She makes it very distinguishable to where the audience could know how she would go back and forth to show her love for Robert.