The poet uses many metaphors in this poem. For instance, which the waves draw back and fling, compare the waves to one’s faith that was accepted and then rejected. Another metaphor used in lines 17 and 18 the turbid ebb and flow of human misery, comparing human misery to the ebb and flow of the sea. The metaphor of the bright girdle furled states that faith is necessary to maintain some type of balance in the world. Dover Beach begins with an appeal of serenity, but ends with reality.
At that moment, he renounced Satan, grounding his bare knees into the gravel; bleeding all his impurities away. He wanted his knees to scar, so he can be reminded of this very moment, when he accepted God. It’s clear that Flash is someone obsessed with religion, he first believed that Satan lives in him and now he’s purposely hurting his knees to show that God lives in him. When Flash’s sister returned home, she spoke to him in a certain manner, “What the hell happened to you? What the hell is this?”(Oates 659-660), as she waved the religious pamphlets in his face.
Witch Hunt Mania - 1450 to 1750 Many innocent women happily welcomed death by confessing to witchcraft in order to end their excruciating torture during the witch hunt craze between 1450 and 1750. Since many records were lost, destroyed or never kept, the best estimation of the total deaths is several million (4). The main cause of the witch hunts was the Church inflicting fear upon the common and educated man by lying to them about what witches do and who they are. The Church also directly and indirectly increased the pain that accused women would go through during their torture. The Church made it clear, to all those who would listen, that all women were evil and capable of witchcraft.
Death in Emily Dickenson With the thought of death, many people become terrified as if it were some creature lurking behind a door ready to capture them at any moment. Unlike many, Emily Dickinson was infatuated with death and sought after it only to try and help answer the many questions which she pondered so often. Her poetry best illustrates the answers as to why she wrote about it constantly. She explains her reason for writing poetry, “I had a terror I could tell to none-and so I sing, as the Boy does by the Burying Ground-because I am afraid.”(Johnson xxiii). There is no doubt that Emily Dickinson is frightened of death and the unknown life after it.
The key word in that stanza is once, because it implies that he (Arnold) used to look at the sea in a different way than he does now. Throughout the whole poem, Arnold uses a metaphor to describe his views and opinions. Now he only hears its "melancholy, long, withdrawing roar." It seems as though Arnold is questioning his own faith. The whole poem is based on a metaphor - Sea to Faith.
Through her, we recognize that acknowledging sin eventually leads to forgiveness and healing, in contrast with Reverend Dimmesdale, who represents the festering wound of concealed sin. And the depraved man who seems to be sent to torment them both, Roger Chillingworth, represents revenge, and punishment for sin. Hester Prynne, who wears the Scarlet Letter, has her ignominy before the whole world. Her scarlet A reminds both Hester and everyone else that she is an adulteress. Much of The Scarlet Letter talks about her treatment at the hands of the townspeople, because her transgressions are out in the open, and they can punish her.
The sinner says “The realm of Cain waits for... ... middle of paper ... ...r to accept her sins. She continuously blames her actions on other. First love and now the author of the book is the reason her and Paolo sinned. In Canto 33, Dante learns his lesson in regards to trusting the sinners as they tell their stories. Count Ugolino tells his story to Dante, and starts nearly the same way as Francesca had; he says “You’ll see me weeping, speaking through my tears.” (Esolen, 33:9).
The Puritans believed that God was superior over everything, including the government. The Puritan Community would punish anyone who would not follow the law of God. For example, like in The Scarlet Letter, Hester was tempted to commit sin and committed adultery and had to wear the scarlet letter A as punishment. The Scarlet letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a novel about sin, passion, love, and revenge. This novel is about a woman named Hester who lives in a puritan community.
However, it is through the deaths of the male characters that the central females, Hester and Antonia are able to shine as women. In both these novels, the death scenes of the characters are ambiguous. In relation to one issue or another there is always something vague or missing, which leaves the readers to judge for themselves. The death scene in The Scarlet Letter is very powerful and full of remorse . Arthur collapsing into the arms of his loved one, after pleading with the people to look at Hester's scarlet letter once again, showing Roger how he had sinned as well, acknowledging Pearl and relieving her of her "...errand as a messenger of anguish" (Hawthorne 222) by kissing her, and fin... ... middle of paper ... ...moil and keep her father's past alive.
(Edwards 105). He also gave the “bandwagon effect” to Puritans, individu... ... middle of paper ... ...nique again by saying “how awful is it to be left behind” while all of the other Puritans are feasting and singing of joy with god, the sinner is burning in Hell. (104). He inspires his audience to want to change their ways and acquire salvation. By appealing to emotions, inspiring others to take action, addressing the needs and concerns of his audience, and including expressive and rhythmic language Edwards displays all of the elements of an oratory.