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  • Color Symbolism In Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness

    Throughout the Heart of Darkness, Conrad implements color symbolism to underscore his meaningful perspective on the things he saw in the Congo. Specifically, his account of the journey highlight the usual and opposite association with the important complexions of black and white. Particularly, white symbolizes the purity and innocence of a person while black embodies the evil of men and the sin associated with it. To support this association, Conrad in the beginning details “two women knitting…

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  • Role Of Imagery And Thinking In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Veil

    cynicism to his short stories. He is especially taken with the role of sin and man’s capacity for evil. He is both enthralled by it and at the same time repulsed. But he is acutely aware of its existence and uses this knowledge to highlight the hypocrisy and insincerity of a religion suffused with tyrannical clergy and populated by a disingenuous society intent on purveying saintliness and devout lives while hiding their truest human natures. The “Veil” represents many things but the most…

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  • Rhetorical Devices In Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Speech

    Throughout his speech, Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. uses an arsenal of rhetorical devices when trying to persuade his audience at Riverside Church in Harlem of the injustices of the Vietnam war. The most convincing of these devices were his knowledge of ethics, emotion, imagery, and rhetorical questions to convince the congregation to speak up and break the silence about the war in Vietnam. Reverend King begins by planting a seed of confidence and trust in the congregation. He does this by…

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  • Sin, Harbinger Of Virtue In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

    Before he made the grand revelation, Dimmesdale was always restrained by his guilt and he felt shamed by his own hypocrisy. Dimmesdale is constantly unable to cope with the fact that as a minister, someone who is highly respected in the community, has committed a grievous crime, and he would often “[ply a whip] on his own shoulders, laughing bitterly at himself the while”…

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  • Unforgettable Moment Of Life Exposed In Uncle Tom's Cabin

    positive side of U.S. deep history. To prove this Uncle Tom’s Cabin was written by Harriet Beecher Stowe to show readers the life of an African American during the 1800s by showing the separation of families, the harsh conditions of being a slave, the hypocrisy of slave owners and while also showing the power of religion to stay strong during the hard times of being a African American in the U.S. Harriet shows what slaves had to face by showing families getting separated from each other and…

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  • The Character Of Brutus In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

    Brutus was adopted by his uncle Servilius Caepio .But he grow up with his other uncle which was uncle Cato. Cato raised Brutus and Cato also inspired Brutus with the principles of tolerance. Brutus’s character is made very complicated by his dramatic hypocrisy. Basically Brutus was trying to follow in his uncle Cato foot steps. In the 50’s he prevented pompey increased power of Caesar’s takeover of Italy in the 49’s. Brutus wants to kill Julius Caesar really bad because he was worried Caesar…

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  • Anti-Feudalism In Voltaire's Candide By Voltaire

    values of the enlightenment was anti-feudalism. Voltaire novels satire of the old regime ideology, that critic’s society, religion and political ideas of that time. The philosophers opposed the separations in the old regime. Voltaire portrays the hypocrisy if the nobility a lot throughout the book. Like when we meet the Baron thunder ten tronckh. Voltaire describes the castle that he lives in as luxurious, even though it’s in Westphalia where it’s was a moderate estate. Baron they lived off the…

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  • The Worst Sinner In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

    Dimmesdale, “... who is supposed to be absolutely pure, and who fervently urges his congregation to confess and openly repent of their sins” (Dibble), preaches instead sermons of hypocrisy. In being guilty of adultery, but denying his responsibility to confess, he steals seven years worth of what his congregation thought to be heartfelt and blessed sermons and replaces them with insincere musings of a sinful man. The moment he selfishly…

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  • Utopian Society Exposed In The Scarlett Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

    daughter. The solitude of the forest is seen to the Puritans as punishment, but really, Hester is able to find her true self there. She not only finds herself, but also finds the unfortunate truth of the Puritan town that the others are blind to; the hypocrisy, the faults, and true sins that plague the people of the society. They hope to create a place that, from an outside perspective, is perfect and that may be true, but the citizens within the town are blind to the strict laws of their…

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  • The Wilderness In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

    The wilderness has always been a place of mystery and purity, a space uncharted and unfamiliar. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, the wilderness acts as a place free from societal judgement, where characters can express their true personalities. Throughout the story forbidden meetings and revelations of truth take place in the forest, where people are free from the threat of prosecution by puritan beliefs. While the forest acts as this safe space, the town acts as its counterpart,…

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