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  • The Motifs Of Amy Tan In The Joy Luck Club

    The Motifs of Amy Tan in “The Joy Luck Club” Often, Tan writes about struggling mother-daughter relationships and the Chinese- American experience. In Amy Tan’s novel “The Joy Luck Club,” she cultivates her life throughout the novel by illustrating connections between the characters in the novel and her own life. Equally important, Tan is the daughter of two Chinese immigrants, this is where her inspiration for writing about these differences comes into play. Tan and her own mother had…

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  • Motifs Used To Characterize The Monseigneur In A Tale Of Two Cities

    Charles Dickens, motifs profoundly help characterize certain characters throughout the novel. Motifs help connect certain descriptions and attitudes from a certain item to a character or theme. In the novel, the motif “stone” is used to characterize the Monseigneur. The motif helps connects the idea that the Monseigneur has a heart of stone. Like many of other members of the aristocracy in France, he treats others that are lower than him horribly and with lots of disrespect. The motif also helps…

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  • Complex Themes And Motifs In Joseph Heller's Catch-22

    missions. The protagonist of his page-turner novel is based on Heller’s time serving in World War II. Through the use of complex themes, symbols and motifs in the novel, Catch-22 prepares students in ENG3U to meet expectations of critical thinking, oral communication skills and literacy development required to meet success in ENG4U. Compared…

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  • The Motif Of Violence In Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire

    The motif of violence is manifest throughout Williams’ ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’, not only in the form of acts that are explicitly forceful and destructive, but in the implicit conflicts that are explored within the play, whether between men and women, light and dark, reality and fantasy or the Old South and the New South. Violence is most often associated with the character of Stanley, who progresses violent behaviour and exudes a sense of brutishness that contributes to the play’s overall…

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  • Charlie Gordon's Motifs In Daniel Keyes Flowers For Algernon

    Among these tools, motifs are ones used recurrently. Charlie Gordon often stares out through windows, “It made me angry with myself and I pulled back to my side of the seat and stared out the window… I can’t just hang around here all alone and look out the window…why am I always looking at life through a window?” This recurring gesture of his can be interpreted as a motif. In this work, the author uses the motif of Charlie staring out of windows to express reflection…

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  • The Dream Motif In Joseph's Genesis 50: 15-21

    In Genesis 50:15-21, Joseph’s narrative reaches its climactic point with the clear picture of the fulfillment of the dream as traced back in Genesis 37. The dream motif in Joseph’s narrative is key as it provides a vehicle through which God’s purpose is revealed . It shows how God’s hand was behind the scenes pulling the strings causing the events in Joseph’s life with the intention that through him, His blessings upon the survival of Israel and many others is realized. This is brought out…

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  • Dickens's Motif Of Double In Sydney Carton And Mr. Sttryver

    Sydney Carton and Mr. Stryver following along in Dickens’s motif of double are alike and different in their demeanor, in that they share some common traits and values. If one was to look at their similarities, one could go all the back to where they knew each other, which was way back to when they were in school, where they were known as surly drunks. Also after their college careers, they both still continued to drink. “‘And now we have done, Sydney, fill a bumper of punch’” (Dickens 93).…

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  • How Does Toni Morrison Use Bird Motifs In To Kill A Mockingbird

    In the novel Jazz, by Toni Morrison, there are several instances of bird motifs. They are an African American couple who moved from the rural South to “the City”. Jazz was written during the harlem renaissance which was the cultural, social, and artistic explosion that occurred in Harlem between the end of World War I and the middle of the 1930s. This was the period of time when artist of miscellaneous types were displayed. It was an explosion of creativity that put a magnifying glass on what…

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  • Rot Image Pattern In Hamlet

    a definitive answer. Part of that elusiveness lies in the multitude of motifs/ image patterns that represent the question throughout the course of the play. Out of he many motifs, the one that seems to add the most to the elusiveness to the answer is the motif of poison/decay/rot/disease (‘rot’). Developed by the dialogue and its use of figurative language, ‘rot’ performs three major functions in the play. Firstly, the motif is used to set the overall tone and atmosphere throughout the play.…

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  • Chutki Work Embroidery Analysis

    ‘gamla’. Dresses and made-ups were amazingly supplemented with chutki work. Simple slipstitch was used to fasten small motifs onto the base fabric. In an article ‘Timeless elegance of Indian embroidery’, Jani and Khosla (2000) enlighten that, Kantha is the patch worked cloth stitched with worn out and redundant saris and dhotis, customarily practiced in West Bengal. The motifs used by artisans were taken from day to day activities and also inspired from their immediate surroundings like mirror…

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