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  • Biblical Imagery in the Story of Rapunzel

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    Biblical Imagery in the Story of Rapunzel Ostensibly, the story of “Rapunzel” is the tale of a young girl, locked up in a tower by a wicked witch, the real concern of the story, however, being lust and the dangers it represents to girls as they enter the rites of passage of puberty. Symbolism pervades the story of “Rapunzel”, as in all fairy tales, giving rise to diverse interpretations. While a great deal of the symbolism is commonly found in fairy tales, the Grimm’s infuse the tale of “Rapunzel”

  • Essay on Biblical Imagery in King Lear

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    Biblical Imagery in Lear Had King Lear been exposed to Christian Scriptures, he may have learned the folly of his prideful demand that his daughters vocally profess their love.  The Scriptures clearly state that "if any tried to by love with their wealth, contempt is all they would get." (Sg 8:7) Of course, had King Lear read and abided by the Scriptures, we would be wanting of a great work of literature. Lear's situation closely fits the passage from the Song of Songs. In applying the passage

  • Biblical Allusions and Imagery in Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath

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    Biblical Allusions and Imagery in Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck always makes it a point to know about his subjects first hand.  His stories always have some factual basis behind them. Otherwise, he does not believe that they will be of any value beyond artistic impression.  Therefore, most of his novels take place in California, the site of his birth and young life.  In preparation for writing his novels, Steinbeck would often travel with people about whom he was going

  • Christian Symbolism & Biblical Imagery in Macbeth

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    Many authors share a common thread in their writing, allusions to biblical concepts. The Bible is one of the most influential texts of all time and its presence can seen seen through countless pieces of literature.. One of the best examples of a literary work that has been fashioned after biblical elements is The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare. “Christian philosophy' says Walter C. Curry ' recognizes two tragedies of cosmic importance: (1) the fall of Lucifer and a third part of the angelic

  • Biblical and Dantesque Imagery in John Comenius' Labyrinth of the World

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    Biblical and Dantesque Imagery in John Comenius' Labyrinth of the World If any common ground can be found among the factions of Christianity, it is the belief that both Testaments of the Holy Bible serves as a roadmap for achieving salvation. Seeking to improve on the fractured narrative of the Bible, with its countless story arcs of Moses, Noah, and Jesus, Christian writers have often employed the allegorical and parable style of the Bible with the constant of a single character

  • Use of Biblical Imagery in Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel

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    Use of Biblical Imagery in Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel In the novel The Stone Angel, Margaret Laurence introduces a character who seems to evolve her life around biblical imagery. Hagar Shipley, a ninety year-old woman, does not accept things easily, like life. Hagar is recognized as a biblical imagery because of her name. "Hagar" is introduced and recognized in the Old Testament as the Egyptian hand-maiden of Sarah, the wife of Abraham. By reason Sarah was unable to provide offsprings

  • Use of Biblical Imagery in Cather’s Sapphira and the Slave Girl

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    Use of Biblical Imagery in Cather’s Sapphira and the Slave Girl Throughout "Sapphira and the Slave Girl", Cather uses Biblical imagery to depict critical events. Specifically, Nancy's flight to freedom, and Mary's overcoming a potentially fatal illness. Cather continually uses Biblical imagery when describing Nancy's journey out of slavery and into freedom. For example, Mr. Colbert sees Nancy as going "up out of Egypt to a better land", clearly connecting her with flight of Hebrew slaves out of

  • Everyman - Play Analysis

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    the allegorical personage Good Deeds accompanies him .The author of Everyman had a very unique style of writing. He used a technique called imagery . Imagery is the use o images or symbol’s to help represent a certain character or idea. Imagery is a very good technique to use because it allows the reader to visualize the text as they read the play. Imagery also gives the actor a better understanding of the text which helps them in their acting. Everyman is a play the teaches a moral. The universal

  • Eliot’s spiritual quest in The Journey of the Magi

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    in Bethlehem on the day of His birth. Even though it might be obvious that the author explains a story known by many (the story of Jesus), he discusses challenging topics such as life and death using a ton of allusions. Despite all the beautiful imagery used in this poem which makes it a memorable one, it is noticeable that behind all these allusions, the author gives a glance of his spiritual struggles and his own divine journey. Eliot hides his thoughts in the first 10 lines by mentioning details

  • Journey of the Magi

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    narrator’s perception of his past journey, I will precede with the study of Eliot’s poem by a linear analysis. In his dramatic monologue, Eliot uses vivid understanding of the three Kings journey by the use of imagery. The different use of details guides the reader to use his imagination about a Biblical reference of more than 2,000 years ago. The narrator starts his story by describing the climate challenges encountered: “A cold coming we had of it.” He uses the diction of winter: “cold, winter, snow”,