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  • Theme Of Imperfection In The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Nathaniel Hawthorne was an author in the 1860’s. Obsessed with writing about Puritan society, he wrote a romance novel in 1850 set in a 1600’s Puritan town. In this novel, The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne used the symbolism of the Wild Rose Bush, Pearl, and the Sunlight in the Forest to contribute to the overall theme of imperfection. First off, Hawthorne uses the Wild Rose Bush to contribute to the theme of imperfection. The rose bush holds beautiful blossoming flowers, but each flower…

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  • Symbolism In Richard Cory

    Richard Cory is written by Edwin Arlington Robinson in 1897. Richard Cory is a narrative poem, meaning it tells a story. It was published as part of The Children of the Night, one of Robinson’s most popular anthologized poems. Edwin Arlington Robinson was supposedly destined for a career in business or in a science since his dad was a wealthy New England merchant, but was he guided towards his poetic pursuits by a neighbor. He consistently dedicated himself to his work throughout his entire life…

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  • Analysis Of Monster Culture By Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

    In his writing, “Monster Culture (Seven Theses)”, Jeffrey Jerome Cohen argues that we no longer live in an age that uses Unified Theory, an age when we realized that history is composed of a multitude of fragments. In this writing, he has bound some fragments together to form a “monstrous body” and pushes his readers to reevaluate their cultural assumptions relating to those specific fragments. In his first thesis, “The Monster’s Body is a Cultural Body” Cohen explains that each monster has a…

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  • The Samurai's Garden Analysis

    The Interconnection Between Actions and Behavior Beauty is created with behavior, attitude, and actions that sum up who a person is. This is one of the life lessons focused on in The Samurai's Garden by Gail Tsukiyama, a story of a young man named Stephen with the lung disease tuberculosis. He goes from China to his summer home in Tarumi, Japan to recuperate due to hong Kong’s polluted air. Set on the eve of World War II, the novel focuses on the relationships that Stephen forged with his…

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  • Theme Of Depression In Frankenstein

    “It was during an access of this kind that I suddenly left my home, and bending my steps towards the near Alpine valleys, sought in the magnificence, the eternity of such scenes, to forget myself and my ephemeral, because human, and sorrows” (Shelley 81). In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor often shows signs of depression and tries to oppress it by escaping into nature. Today, many people can escape depression more effectively by using the medical miracle, antidepressants. Depression is…

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  • Similarities Between Christian And Pagan In Beowulf

    In the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf, there is plenty of controversy over whether or not the poem was considered Christian or Pagan. It is understandable that there may be both themes seen throughout this particular work. Beowulf is referred to as a very outstanding piece of British literature during the eighteenth century. Although re-written in the eleventh century, Anglo-Saxon themes represented the ideals of Christianity in a more virtuous, and outright manner. Whereas, in Beowulf, the author…

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  • Necrophilia In A Rose For Emily

    A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner In William Faulkner’s short story “A Rose for Emily,” he builds up terror and suspense to the end where he then reveals that the protagonist, Emily, poisoned her lover and had been sleeping and cuddling his corpse for more than forty years. What Faulkner has illustrated here is called necrophilia, which is the erotic attraction to corpses. This here is an example of the gothic genre, which is a combination of horror and romance. In the story, the…

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  • The Interdependence Of Man And Nature In Shakespeare's King Lear

    Men are always represented in the relation to the divine hierarchy which is the physical world and the world of animals but they are never represented in isolation. It becomes easier to understand the actions of Lear with the almost constant references to nature, once the concept of correspondence between man’s nature and the natural world is understood in terms of legitimizing the social order. In King Lear, the tragedy shown in the play is when Lear tries attempting to overthrow the ‘natural’…

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  • Rhetorical Themes In Henry Pope's The Call Pope

    Her constant uses of the question- ‘will you my laddie?’ and her use of ‘My Laddie’ almost suggests that going to the war would be a way to impress the ladies on the home front because it was heroic and noble. A similar belief in expressed in her poem, The Beau Ideal which literally means the perfect beauty and according to Pope would be the lad that- ‘Must be in shabby khaki dight To compass her affection’ ‘Who's proved that he is brittle’ Or – Must her have one member in a sling Or,…

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  • The Blessed Damozel Analysis

    The Blessed Damozel(1846-1847) is representing a unique case in which Rossetti first composes the poem and after decades he painted it (Fig. 16). The early version of the poem was published in The Germ magazine in 1850 while more elaborated version of the text became an opening poem of the collection from 1870. Rossetti wrote The Blessed Damozel at the age of 19 and it combines his concerns with women, religious and the Dantean legacy. One of the inspirational sources of the poem was Allan…

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