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  • The Symbolic Pearl

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    lesson or moral. This is true in Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic The Scarlet Letter, where Hester Prynne's daughter Pearl serves as the most extensive living symbol in the entire novel. She is much more of a symbol than an actual character. Pearl symbolizes Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale's concealed love affair and plays a key character in The Scarlet Letter as well. Little Pearl, the so-called 'elf child,'; is the daughter and result of the minister Arthur Dimmesdale and Hester Prynne's unthinkable

  • The Symbolic Pearl in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

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    Pearls have always held a great price to mankind, but no pearl had ever been earned at as high a cost to a person as in Hester Prynne, a powerful Heroine in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The Scarlet Letter. Her daughter Pearl, born into a Puritan prison in more ways than one, is an enigmatic character serving entirely as a vehicle for symbolism. From her introduction as an infant on her mother’s scaffold of shame to the stormy peak of the story, Pearl is an empathetic and intelligent child. Throughout

  • The Symbolic Meaning Of Pearl Prynne in The Scarlet Letter

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    shame of the Letter A, her daughter Pearl Prynne is also an important character closely connected with the symbol of sin in the book. From being a living letter ¡°A¡± to an elf rising above the vulgar crowd, Pearl, throughout the story, has developed into a dynamic symbol which brings us hope and strength. The most significant symbolic meaning of Pearl Prynne is that she is the living version of the scarlet letter, the scarlet letter endowed with life. To Pearl herself, the scarlet letter is part

  • A Lacanian Study of Motherhood in the Poems of William Wordsworth

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    The Three Orders and his account of The Mirror Stage in relation to the ego. For Lacan, the Mirror Stage is not ... ... middle of paper ... ...ressing or painful situations, although we may have forgotten of origins of the compulsion. In the symbolic realm we also begin our unending search for Objet (petit) a, the lost object that must constantly be sought in order, we feel, to complete us: an unobtainable other. For Wordsworth, this Objet (petit) a appears to be the mother figure and his compulsion

  • catching feelings

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    In lacans readings we are told that the birth of desire has a series of complex steps that have to take place beforehand. The loss of the real is the first step which later leads to the unconscious, then leads to the symbolic which creates the birth of desire. In novels such as The Hunger games there are a series of events that take places where the reader can witness the birth of desire. The main characters Katnies and peeta both have their own series of events that lead to the birth of some kind

  • Comparison of Into My Heart and I remember I remember

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    Comparison of Into My Heart and I remember I remember Both poems are about the past and are similar in many ways, but "I remember, I remember" seems much more upbeat about the past than "into my heart" A.E. Housman's poem describes the " lost content" of a speaker who is made unhappy when he realises the happy times he had when he was young are gone forever. In Thomas Hood's poem the speaker is also made unhappy when he is made aware that he can never re-visit those happy times

  • The Matrix - Following the Crowd

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    in, as is described by Lacan. Basically, we live in a world based on rules and order which disconnects us from what is real. In the movie The Matrix, the training program exemplifies symbolic order; how it is obeyed, embraced, intruded upon by the real, and what happens when it is challenged. Symbolic order dominates the entire scene, but how the world obeys this order is especially apparent at the beginning. The scene starts with a shot of a red "Do not walk" sign, which entirely

  • Symbolism In The Pearl By John Steinbeck

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    The pearl, composed by John Steinbeck, highlights the journey of an impoverished family that struggles to save their child while ignoring the evils and prejudice of their community. Kino, the father, discovers the Pearl of the world, which he desires to sell as payment for treating his child. However, the greed that follows the pearl corrupts the content and happy family prior the discovery of the treasure as they struggle to forsake the consequences of their creation. The author expresses symbolic

  • As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

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    superior/inferior...In fact every theory of the culture, every theory of society, the whole conglomeration of symbolic system – everything that is, that’s spoken, everything th... ... middle of paper ... ...use women do not have a penis, they cannot be a part of the symbolic order. Finally we learn that Addie does not succeed in expressing herself in a way that conforms to the symbolic order. Works Cited Cixous, Hélène. "The Laugh of the Medusa." 1975. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism

  • Junot Diaz's Otravida, Otravez: The Ever Present Past

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    postulates a perspective of life where one’s present and future always reflects their past in some way. Diaz incorporates symbolic figures to convey how a person’s past can be carried into the future. Diaz’s use of symbolic figures includes the dirty sheets washed by Yasmin, the letters sent by Virta to Ramon, and the young girl who begins working with Yasmin at the hospital. These symbolic figures and situations remind the readers that the past will always play a major role in one’s present. Additionally

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