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  • Fountain Motifs And Symbolism

    The fountain motif represents the life of the aristocracy and revolutionaries. the two groups clash with one another for power, freedom, and revenge. In the town of St. Antoine, “the fountain in the village flowed unseen and unheard, and the fountain at the château dropped unseen and unheard” (121). The fountain is the foundation of the town, where it supplies water for the people, which is essential for life. The village represents the poor- also the revolutionaries and the château is…

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  • Sleep Motif In Macbeth

    Sleep Motif in Macbeth The brain is just like any other part of the body. It is an important organ that requires a lot of rest and care to prevent it from getting sick or injured, especially since it affects the entire body and everything it does. Sleep is naturally programmed into the human body to stay healthy and working. Without sleep, the mind suffers and as a result, the body does too. The sleep and dream motif is used in Shakespeare's Macbeth to display how the loss of sleep shows the…

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  • Suicide Ghost Motif Essay

    There are many motifs that can be analyzed in ghost literature and folklore, though one that is ever present throughout the beginning of the telling of ghost stories is the motif of the suicide ghost. This ghost manifests after the untimely demise of an individual who takes their own life. This motif is intriguing, because of its complex nature and the fact that this motif persists through time, as it is seen in early ghost stories to the most recent accounts of ghosts. The suicide victim is…

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  • Motif Of Divide And Conquer Analysis

    same people.The recurring motif of divide and conquer plays into how the Nazis rose to power and maintained it for as long as they did.The Nazis main goal was to conquer Europe and they knew they would face resistance. To minimize this they isolated particular groups of people by systematic techniques and lies. The motif appears in many ways. The Nazis ripped families apart, they stripped human rights and promoted the dissemination of lies and fear. The use of this motif by the author is easily…

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  • Motif Of Eyes In The Great Gatsby

    expressive features on the human body, the eye has the ability to show fear, happiness, and even sadness. Many writers have used a character’s eyes or their glasses as a way of providing meaning to their overall story. Examples of the use of eyesight as a motif are in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel The Great Gatsby, with the large eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg hung over a city on a billboard, and in Flannery O’Connor’s 1955 short story Good Country People, where a girl’s glasses are taken off,…

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  • Star Motifs In Neruda's Poems

    experiencing sadness with his use of stars throughout his poetry to signify a light in the dark. Neruda uses a star motif to indicate a positive feeling or outlook surrounded by the harsh darkness of negativity. Neruda suggests that there can only be light if there is also darkness and the emotional highs and lows in life must ultimately balance out. In his poems, Neruda uses the motif of stars to portray positive emotions in contrast to the negative emotions represented by night, showing the…

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  • Renfield's Use Of Motifs In Dracula

    the central plot of Dracula, he functions as a rather important role, providing insight to multiple central motifs in the novel, such as invasion and blood. Firstly, through Renfield’s inner struggle we learn that he is “not his own master” (Stoker, 211). The motif of invasion is revealed by Count Dracula’s control that he has over the main characters in the novel. Secondly, the recurring motif of blood is portrayed multiple times throughout the novel and has been interpreted only through…

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  • Symbols And Motifs In Cast Away

    symbols and motifs that reoccur throughout the film and portray a sense of theme. Motif is an idea, object, or symbol that could be physically represented as objects, images, or sound that is repeated and also shows a meaning or importance of a theme or idea, throughout the story. For example, in Cast Away a repeated motif which represents a theme of time is the repeated use of clocks, watches, and the egg timer. Symbols, which are objects that represent an idea, are similar to motifs, but are…

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  • Motifs And Symbols Of Pop Culture

    Icons and symbols of the local culture of Gorontalo, e.g., symbols in the wedding ceremony are not widely used as a motif in Karawo embroidery. There are some motifs that represent the culture of Gorontalo, yet the meaning embedded is usually about the traditional culture. Ultimately, such motifs do not draw the attention of teens since they consider themselves beyond the traditional trend. In addressing the problem, deconstructing the traditional symbols, i.e., rendering meaning according to…

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  • Animal Motifs In Ancient Culture

    power, compared to an owl, which is believed to show a sense of wisdom. In ancient culture there are a number of paintings and statues that depict individuals like rulers or gods with animals around them. Motifs allow others to understand what a person resembles. In society today animal’s motifs are common within professional sports, automobiles, etc. Almost every sports team has a mascot ranging from lions to Seahawks, to bulls; each depicts what the team is. Auto industries are also shrewd…

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