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  • Motifs And Symbols In Thomas Jefferson's Funeral

    POLITICAL GRIEF The great leader unexpected, expires in his sleep, and the preparations for his funeral have begun Funeral parade, eulogies, etc. There is a policy of mourning where the people are ranked in accordance with their station in life. The high officials are located in the rear, yet in elevated seating. They may prefer to weep are not. This may be that they show power to control their emotions, and thus the reason of the high positional seating. They are the strong wall that remains…

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  • The Motifs In John Steinbeck's The Grapes Of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath is a renowned American classic written by the author John Steinbeck, a man who lived during the time of the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. The title was discovered by his wife, Carol, in a popular song called “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” by Julia Ward Howe. Encompassed by two major, reoccurring themes, the book depicts tales that demonstrate man-to-man brutality and the companionship of people during times of great struggle. He illustrates these intense topics with…

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  • Suicide And Doppelganger Motifs In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    be said that Mary Shelley’s writing was very advanced for her time, especially since she spoke about science fiction before it was a major genre. Shelley also spoke about Romanticism in Frankenstein. Her novel explored the suicide and doppelganger motifs. Although Frankenstein was one of the last Romantic works, it was also one of the first science fiction novels. Her success of Frankenstein may be due to her having drawn inspiration from her life. To this day, Shelley’s Frankenstein may be…

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  • Motifs And Symbols In The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Throughout The Scarlet Letter, many themes were presented in many different forms, Motifs, and Symbols. Hawthorne, throughout the story, presented the theme sin, and allowed the reader to perceive it as a gift, or more of a necessary step toward happiness. Many Characters, Symbols, and Plot points tied to the theme of sin, but not all were evil as would be expected with a topic of sin. Through the Scarlet letter, Hawthorne portrays sin as more of a grey area, not putting it out to be dark, but…

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  • The Motifs Of Blindness In Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man

    Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man contains a variety of motifs throughout the novel, however none are more prevalent than the motif of blindness. Blindness is seen through a variety of mediums throughout the novel and represents how people will willingly avoid seeing the truth. Whether that truth is about the racial prejudice they receive or the truth of one 's self and community, blindness is apparent almost everywhere the narrator goes. One of the first instances of blindness in the novel is when…

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  • The Tree Motif In Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak

    novel, Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson, the main character, Melinda must find her voice after a terrible situation changes her life. The author shows the reader how Melinda grows and changes throughout the novel using the tree motif. By examining the use of the tree motif at the beginning, middle, and end of the book, we’ll see how it symbolized Melinda’s character and her growth. In the beginning of the novel, Melinda is all alone due to the incident that happened. She’s been suffering and…

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  • What Is The Motif Of Nature In A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Sometimes, people hurt the ones closest to them obliviously because love warps the human mind and naturally makes people unaware of others they may affect. In the Elizabethan Era romantic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare uses the motif of nature to reveal how love can drive people to behave unpredictably and hurt others they care about. When people fall in love, their unthinkable words surprise those around them, even the one that they love. Lysander’s words, “Not Hermia,…

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  • Themes And Motifs In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

    There are so many themes, symbols, and motifs in the story “Of Mice and Men”, written by John Steinbeck. Although, the one that stood out to me was the motif of strengths and weaknesses. These are things that people are very familiar with and can relate to because we all have some of our own. Sometimes we do not even realize what they are, but when people read about other’s strengths and weaknesses it opens their eyes. And when people feel they can relate to the story or even with certain…

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  • Death Motif In Emily Dickinson's Poetry Essay

    The Death Motif in the Poems of Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson is one of the few still popular female American poets of the nineteenth century and she is the only woman, who has been admitted into the poetry canon. Why is that and how does her poetry differ from the poems of her contemporaries? I argue that her unconventionality, especially her interest in the death motif, is the key to her lasting popularity and success. First of all, I want to talk about women´s role and their poetry in the…

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  • Themes And Motifs In Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

    A Raisin in the Sun has several important themes and motifs such as race, family, and poverty, but the one that meant the most with me was the focus on hopes and dreams. The hopes and dreams of the Younger family were inspiring, especially in light of all of the difficulties that they had to endure. Racial oppression and poverty had huge impacts on the Younger family and the fact that they continued to pursue their dreams shows their courage and dedication. The Younger’s struggle to attain…

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