As such the word becomes a representation of autocracy and cruelty. It is part and parcel of what brands the world as an undesirable place to exist for the narrator. Sea has also been used over and over again leading to the connection of everything. The narrator gives an impression of the sea as a big, cold and lonely place. It is an ideal reflection of the emptiness that the speaker bears the loss of Annabel.
When reading “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”, there is no doubt at all that Elliot has indeed, created the most distinguishable anti-hero. Prufrock is shy, timid, haunted by thoughts degraded by failure, indecisive, pessimistic, self-conscious, and overall pathetic. He has a horrible, distorted view on society and feeling sympathy for the man is almost inescapable. Prufrock will never be the hero. His self-doubting and cynical nature, bundled with suppression and a melancholy attitude towards life is leading only to a future full of isolation and loneliness.
He explains that Uncle Tom's Cabin is a "very bad novel" with sentimentality similar to Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Baldwin also writes that Stowe includes an excess of violence in Uncle Tom's Cabin. He notes: This [violence] is explained by the nature of Mrs. Stowe's subject matter, her laudable determination to flinch from nothing in presenting the complete picture; an explanation which falters only if we pause to ask whether or not her picture is indeed complete; and what construction . . .
This constant repetition of a dreary setting instills a feeling of despair in the reader’s mind, which... ... middle of paper ... ...ith great dismay. By the end of the novel Winston “loved Big Brother”, “the struggle was finished.” The fact that not even the main character can conquer the antagonistic Party creates a dim future from the reader’s point of view. Orwell effectively constructs a grotesque future that even the protagonist can’t overcome, therefore causing the reader to assume that no other citizen of Oceania can either. The tyrannical world of “Nineteen Eighty-Four” lets the reader visualize a society fueled by misery and deceit. This unpleasant portrayal of the future is formed through the idea of surveillance, which highlights the dictatorship run by the government.
It shows Emerson’s belief that each person on their own must create an understanding, a personal understanding of the universe. In his introduction he believes all men should not rely on second-hand information, inherited information. He feels we should enjoy an original relation to the universe like our forefathers did when they beheld god and nature face to face. Emerson feels the past allowed people to have an immediate and intimate relationship with God; they were allowed to conclude their own understanding of the universe. But he wants to ‘’’demand our own works and laws and worship’’ .his rejection of learned wisdom is repeated throughout nature as he believes the importance of the present moment, the possibilities of here and now make past schemes and observations irrelevant.
It is important to Wordsworth that the author of the work express emotions that the common man can relate to. It is fundamental to Tolstoy, as with Wordsworth, that the work be accessible and understandable to all people. This is why Tolstoy supposed that music is the... ... middle of paper ... ...t. It is important that art be simultaneously accessible and enjoyable to the common man. According to Tolstoy, a work of art need not follow all of the guidelines that have been given in the past, such as Aristotle's teaching on the Unities, as long as it carries the principles of instruction and enjoyment. Tolstoy believes that the greatest of unities are the unity found in God and with one's neighbor.
The presentation of an unorthodox, incompetent, and static protagonist sorely lacking in qualities that are characteristic of traditional heroes is complemented by the harsh reality of its ending. The virtually omnipresent symbolism and foreshadowing throughout the tale adds to the tragic effect of this ending. These aspects of the tale arguably serve a major purpose of promoting self-awareness about the futility of greed and the long, painful path awaiting to drag along those who fall victim to such an ideology. As resources are extracted and discarded at an alarming rate and at the expense of the planet on which we live, such a lifestyle is unsustainable. In a world where the scarcity of resources is becoming matched by the scarcity of humility, the overarching theme of greed and its potential consequences has reached maximal
William Faulkner appears to be one of the most controversial, contradictory, and sharply interesting modernist writers. His outstanding novel As I Lay Dying and intriguing short story A Rose for Emily disclose numerous important social and moral issues. Specifically these literal works demonstrate the whole selfishness and dark side of human nature. It occurs that despite numerous differences in plot details and general thematic aspects, both works have similar meaningful background. In fact, both stories describe a death of a woman, who remains misunderstood and unappreciated by her surroundings.
Selia and August do not contain a moral conscience or value others’ lives. Both characters are depicted as ruthless, cruel human beings paired with charm and allure. This fixation on power and envy leads to the death of Selia and August at the end of the novels through gruesome measures. The author, through the triumph of th... ... middle of paper ... ...ruen shows the reader that no matter if the antagonist possesses a marginal excuse, the antagonist can still not prosper with dishonorable intentions. Hale, Gruen, and Miller describe the antagonists of their compositions with qualities of jealousy, manipulation, and questionable sanity in order to convey messages that are applicable to reality in the reader’s life.
There are multiple points where the speaker blames this problem he has on the lord of his galley, that he Hath done the wearied cords great hindrance, Wreathed with error and eke with ignorance. This lord depicted is cruel, is incompetent, and has ruined the cords of th... ... middle of paper ... ... reading of the line, reflecting the sense of the on-going journey as well as the drudgery. It's also a soft consonant, giving it a quiet air. This is not a raging poem; it is a poem of quiet disappointed resentment and accepted sorrow. It also brings to mind the hiss of a candle going out, keeping with the theme of this poem and reiterating the transience of the journey of life.