Analysis Of The Book ' Blue Neighborhood ' By Troye Sivan
1774 WordsDec 6, 20158 Pages
Human nature does not emerge from perceived realities, but rather from the truths of formative experiences. In his album, Blue Neighborhood, Troye Sivan explores individual complexity and the consequences of unaligned actions and values. Sivan’s album focuses heavily on the artist’s experiences and identity, allowing for its interpretation as a modern representation of Romantic philosophy. Romanticism, a movement that took place in America from 1830 to 1865, centered around fascination with the individual, rejection of reason, reflection of the creator’s ideas. Novels during this time period emphasized emotional truth with various strategies, such as strong characterization. Nathaniel Hawthorne 's development of Pearl, Hester, and Dimmesdale in his novel, The Scarlet Letter, testifies to the complexity of human morality.
Pearl serves as a reflection of reality that allows Hester and Dimmesdale to analyze their own morality in relation to the events taking place in their lives. In the first scaffold scene, Hester presses infant-Pearl to her bosom and touches the letter A on her chest “to assure herself that the infant and the shame were real” (Hawthorne 51). Hawthorne paints Pearl as a physical symbol of Hester’s shame – it is as if Pearl is a living rendition of the scarlet letter. Her presence magnifies Hester’s shame and daunts the mother so much that she begins to question her own reality. Even as an infant with no way of affecting her mother other than existing, Pearl