The short story, “The Shawl,” written by Cynthia Ozick, recounts World War II by providing a very vivid image of a Concentration Camp in Nazi Germany. As one reads, he or she can see that Ozick does a wonderful job in portraying the hard times of Jews during the Holocaust. In the first paragraph, we meet the central characters, Rosa, Stella, and Magda as they attempt to endure the fears of life in the Nazi Concentration Camp. Rosa and Stella, her niece, are marching in a line to the camp with Rosa’s daughter, Magda, wrapped and hidden in a shawl from the German soldiers. Unfortunately, at the end, Stella takes Magda’s shawl, and German soldiers kill Magda by throwing her into an electric fence.
Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia) This law was essentially the driving force behind the entire plot. Sethe had escaped Sweet Home Plantation in Kentucky to 124 Bluestone Road in Cincinnati where slavery was outlawed. However, her owner The School Teacher comes to reclaim her and her children. Not wanting her children to live a life of slavery, and the torture she went through her entire life, Sethe slit the throat of her daughter, but escaped with her sons Buglar and Howard. It is the spirit of the daughter that she killed that haunts the house, and returns as the woman, Beloved, in the book to wreak
Mary, Queen of Heaven, by the Master of the Saint Lucy Legend, is a striking example of Marian art. The work, when first viewed, might seem straightforward-a typical, albeit large, representation of the Virgin Mary's ascension to heaven- an event represented countless times in religious art. However, this is no ordinary Christian painting. Every inch contains symbolism, intricate details, movement, or religious iconography. Rather than simply being a piece to be viewed, Mary, Queen of Heaven offers an experience, and prompts in its viewers consideration and reflection of the imagery, as well as the greater message.
Anger. Evil. All I had seen in my mother’s and my aunt’s eyes at different times were here in Faye’s.'; (p. 23-24) After doing her best to fight the poison that curses her family, she finally succumbs. Jasmine describes her cousin Ruby’s eyes as being “a million miles away'; (p.7). But when Ruby’s mind is set on saving the pony, her determination comes shining brightly through.
Nathaniel Hawthorne¡¯s The Scarlet Letter revolves around the single theme of the unforgivable, adulterous sin which affects Hester Prynne, Pearl, and Roger Chillingworth to their very cores. First, because of this unforgivable sin, Hester was forced to live as the social outcast for the rest of her days. Hester makes her first public appearance clad in the scarlet letter when she first emerges out of the cold dark prison. It is described as ¡°so fantastically embroidered and illuminated upon her bosom¡± (37). Hawthorne continues to say ¡°It had the effect of a spell, taking her out of the ordinary relations with humanity and enclosing her in a sphere by herself¡± (37).
Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible' is a mid-20th century play telling the story of the famous Salem witch trials. The play begins with girls doing mysterious and devilish things in the woods, and amongst them: Abigail Williams, the outcast orphan niece of Reverend Parris, whom is equally disliked by the villager. She is a 17 year old girl whom has made many poor and alarming choices; she's had an affair with a married man, John Proctor, and now, has participated in the unspeakable act of witchcraft for nothing more than to seek her revenge on his wife, Elizabeth. Her character is rather simple, she is the villain; her ability to deceive, manipulate, lie, and control people drives the town to taking the lives of nineteen innocent people, and imprisoning many more. Although, why would a young lady like herself feel compelled to act so deviously in the first place?
This is the real reason the girl is unable to move, fear. The girls turn on the rest of the village and blame them for the witchcraft. John Proctor is the tragic hero as he has many positive traits about him, such as his noble characteristics and his honorable and righteous qualities. He also has a darker side to his otherwise pure nature by having an affair with Abigail Williams. Proctor’s actions lead to his eventual fatal downfall and the downfall of others as a result of his sin.
Natalie Comardelle Mr. LeBlanc English IV AP 19 March 2014 "Briar Rose," written by Jane Yolen, is a heart wrenching story of Sleeping Beauty intertwined with the evils of World War II. Yolen has taken the story of Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty) and developed two parallel stories. Becca is the granddaughter of Gemma, soon to be found out as Briar Rose. Becca promises her grandmother, Gemma, to find out the truth about her. Through the help of Stan, and Josef, Becca finds out the truth: her grandmother had survived an extermination camp at Chelmno, and afterwards with the partisans.
The cross that Jesus carried was the place of His downfall in the presence of thousands of onlookers. Because Magda was grieving the loss of the shawl, she wondered away from the barracks which led to her being thrown into the electric fence as her mother watched helplessly as her bony body with a distended stomach danced in the air like a butterfly until it made contact on the fence. This mother’s story reminds of the tragedy experienced by Mary, the mother of Jesus. Mary watched as her beloved son Jesus was tried before the Roman governor Pontius Pilate and found guilty of incitement, conspiracy and blasphemy, all then capital offences. And
Each part of the diary helps me understand the terrible hardships that she faced and how she overcame her problems. Even though she was young, she still had a very effective style of writing to inform her readers. This book shows us the ignorance of what Hitler caused thinking that one race is “racially inferior” to another. The Diary of Anne Frank is a superb book to read to find out about the struggle and hardships that that the Jews had to face during World War 11. It showed me that even the Nazis could not diminish the hope and happiness of a fourteen-year-old girl named Anne Frank.