Life is a series of crossroads, major and minor, and each decision plays a key part in analysing the character of a person. In “Hills Like White Elephants” Ernest Hemingway tears back the curtains and exposes one of these moments in full ingenuousness. A man and a woman, named Jig, are at an impasse. They have to decide whether or not they are going to abort their child. The man wants no change in his life, and so he wants no child. The woman wants a change in lifestyle, but in order to keep the child she has to break the autonomous lifestyle that has surrounded her for her entire life. She, in essence, must change her identity in order to follow her aspirations. By juxtaposing the character’s perceived identity to the character’s hopes, Hemingway provides the reader with certain axioms of life. These axioms that Hemingway presents fit into the curriculum of Junior Year by relating to specific values and social conventions, by having literary merit and lastly by transcending time by influencing modern society’s media themes and motifs.
Aravind Adiga in his debut novel The White Tiger, which won the Britain’s esteemed Booker Prize in 2008, highlights the suffering of a subaltern protagonist in the twenty first century known as materialism era. Through his subaltern protagonist Balram Halwai, he highlights the suffering of lower class people. This novel creates two different India in one “an India of Light and an India of Darkness” (Adiga, p. 14). The first one represents the prosperous India where everyone is able to dream a healthy and comfortable life. The life of this “Shining India” reflects through giant shopping malls, flyovers, fast and furious life style, neon lights, modern vehicles and a lot of opportunities which creates hallucination that India is competing with western countries and not far behind from them. But, on the other side, the life nurtures with poverty, scarcity of foods, life taking diseases, inferiority, unemployment, exploitation and humiliation, homelessness and environmental degradation in India of darkness.
...he “dead white and sightless eyes”(1); this creature represents the evils of humanity and its failure to exist. McCarthy blurs the border between dreams and reality in order to emphasize the inherent weakness of humans to let their realities be taken over.
Many critical interpretations of Absalom, Absalom! move towards the common conclusion that the way narrative works in the novel makes impossible the passing of meaning from one subject (teller or author) to anot...
On example of contrast between Baba and Rahim Khan, is their attitudes toward Amir’s writing. Baba feigns interest in Amir’s writing, refusing to read his story. Rahim, contrasting Baba’s views, supports and praises his writing. He writes Amir a letter urging him to continue with his passion. Amir reflects on this saying “As always, it was Rahim Khan who rescued me.” The reason for Baba’s disapproval stems from the sexist belief that creative writing is not masculine enough.
In the setting of the yacht, there is a dark mood that affects the characters. “There was no sound in the night as Rainsford sat there, but the muffled throb of the engine that drove the yacht swiftly through the darkness…” (13). Connell is using imagery to convey the dark mood within the text. The imagery is helping paint a picture of the yacht in the darkness to better understand the mood. “The sensuous drowsiness of the night
First, White uses imagery throughout his essay to create an effective visual of his experiences at the lake. To start his essay, White reflects on his childhood memories of the lake when he and his family visited every summer: “I remembered clearest of all the early morning, when the lake was cool and motionless, remembered how the bedroom smelled of the lumber it was made of and the wet woods whose scent entered the screen.” This passage enhances
The imagery used in “The White Heron” is shown through the relationship that is formed with Sylvia and the pine tree. She realizes that she needs to connect with nature and not let human greed take over. “The pine tree seemed to grow taller, the higher that Sylvie climbed. The sky began to brighten in the east. Sylvie’s face was lik...
This novel and film commentary analysis or interpretation will be first summarised and then critiqued. The summary will be divided into twenty- four episodes. While summarising it is well to remember that the film was made out of the book.
The novel is told from the viewpoint of Amir and he depicts the sins he commits as a child, then later on atones for them as a grown man. The plot structure for this novel includes the exposition, rising action, climax and the denouement. Beginning with introducing Amir , Hassan, Baba, and Ali, the author gives the reader background information on Amir’s past struggle such as the death of his mother and from there he builds up to how Amir seeks redemption and this is through the upcoming kite competition. The action rises as Amir triumphs and wins the kite competition, however the situation gets flip-sided when Hassan gets raped. Faced with guilt, Amir plots for Hassan to leave resulting in both Ali and Hassan to leave. The climax of the story begins when Amir leaves Afghanistan for America and gets married just before the death of Baba. Rahim Khan, an old family friend, approaches Amir saying “There is a way to be good again” (Hosseini 222). Ultimately, Amir reaches out to Pakistan in hopes of making amends with Hassan, only to find out that both Hassan and his wife were murdered however, his son lives. Th...