Critical Assessment Assignment Artemis/Diana Throughout many different sources, Artemis/Diana is considered to be a strong goddess who presides over the “crucial aspects of life.”1 This involves, watching over women’s transitions and transformations, and the activities of men; war and hunting. This paper will discuss the methods and results of different sources which present this information to readers in different ways.
Diana DeBernardis, 5 Mr. Rosenberry Honors English 11 December 19, 2012 Okonkwo’s Foil “Opposites attract.” This is a very cliché quote used by physicists and other scientific personnel, but it rings true in many different ways. In literature, the correct term for a character that sets off or enhances another character by contrast is called a “foil.” Pairs of characters that are foils to each other have very opposing views and personalities, but their presence with each other illustrates the qualities in a better light. The book Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe is a fictional novel which includes a main character named Okonkwo. Okonkwo has some very distinguishing features about him, but the fact that he has a foil in the novel
Shadows. A word that accordding to Dictionary.reference.com/ means, “shade or comparative darkness, as in an area.” Night by Elie Wiesel, shows the evil that shadows can bring. During the times of the Holocaust, when one saw the dark outline of a figure it usually meant death if you were separated from people by a name like Jew, Homosexual, handicapped, or any other group of people that Hitler decided was unworthy to live. Shadows were a frightful thing during this time, and they are another word that means darkness. At forced labor camps, many people would fear seeing a shadow at any point during the day or night. Hidden in the darkness the villainess people who ran labor camps would watch you, the only thing hiding them, a shadow. Shadows may seem to be a angle
Throughout history, women have been expected to fit into a rigid gender stereotype. Women in the early 1900s would be expected to care for children, be able to do household duties and obey everything their husbands instructed. Those women that did not fit the stereotype were looked down upon by members of society and were often alienated. Edna, the protagonist of the novel, had to battle her inner conflict of not wanting to conform to society's standards throughout the novel. Over, and over again, she was reminded of the fact that she was different and that society did not approve of her way of thinking. In the novel The Awakening, by Kate Chopin, the author uses the characters and their actions in society to express the oppression and expectations society had towards women.
Author Ray Bradbury once quoted, “There are worse crimes than burning books; one is not reading them”. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, a crazy-dumb society has banned books for no reason. If someone is caught reading or even owning a book, they will be brought to jail, and the book and the owners house perish by the hot flames of the firemen. It is up to Guy Montag to attempt to make the law like it used to be. In Fahrenheit 451, the foils to Montag, Clarisse and Mildred, serve as opposites by their different effects on Montag.
“His voice was terribly sad.I realized that he did not want to see what they were going to do to me. He did not want to see the burning of his only son”(Wiesel 42). During World War II Eliezer and Shlomo had to go to concentration camps, where they both went through many hardships. The Night Trilogy by Elie Wiesel is a historical fiction novel. Shlomo, Eliezer’s father, changed throughout the novel in emotional and physical ways.
One day they see a demon man stuck on the side of the road because his automobile broke down. Windrider helps fix his car, and the man, Mr. Alger, gives him his business card. During this trip, Moon Shadow learns from Windrider more about his relationship with his mother and about his grandfather’s death. When Moon Shadow is old enough to to make deliveries by himself, he finds Black Dog lounging by a door on one delivery. Moon Shadow invites Black Dog to walk with him, and he accepts the invitation. Black Dog starts asking Moon Shadow about opium, and he says the traditional story isn’t true, and tells him the “true” story behind it. When he finishes the story, Moon Shadow points something out that is untrue and instead says a moral statement about it, and Black Dog loses his temper and beats up Moon Shadow. When Windrider finds out about this, he goes to the Sleepers brotherhood, where Black Dog is a member, and fights Black Dog! Afterwards, to be safe, Windrider and Moon Shadow decide to leave Tangtown. However, Uncle isn’t happy about their choice, and he has a tirade. But before they leave, Uncle, White Deer, and Lefty each give them a
The Dons’ Foil The depth of characters in a story build off of each other as they highlight each other character’s strengths. This is called character foils. In William Shakespeare’s book “Much Ado About Nothing” the characters Don Pedro, Claudio, Benedick, and Don John come back from the war to return to Messina, Italy. Claudio falls in love with Hero, and with the help of Don Pedro, Claudio is able to marry Hero. However, Don Pedro’s brother, Don John, deceives everyone with his mischievous lies to ruin the marriage. Throughout the book, there are many character foils, Don John and Don Pedro are character foils of each other because of their social status, their reactions, and their personalities.
Elizabeth Bennet and Charlotte Collins in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice epitomize the two type of women of the era. Elizabeth is strong willed, independent, and wants to marry for love. Charlotte is the opposite. She is easily swayed by a man’s pocket and uses marriage as a way to move up in social status. Elizabeth and Charlotte are foils of each other.
In Part One of Henry IV Shakespeare uses contrast or foiling as a literary device to contrast the characters against each other. Three examples of foils in this play between the characters include: Flagstaff and King Henry, Hotspur and Prince Hal, and Flagstaff and Hotspur. At the beginning of the play, the king, compares Hotspur and Prince Hal to each other. The King favors Hotspur and depicts him as a more successful, honorable leader, whereas the king labels Prince Hal as a person who only warrants dishonor. Later, the play shows the contrast between them deepens in how the two treat and value the lives of others. The contrast between Hotspur and Flagstaff is prominent because it differentiates an aspect of their identity. Hotspur is the
Shakespeare Foil Essay William Shakespeare uses many foils in his play, The Tragedy of Romeo & Juliet. One such foil is, the Nurse and Lady Capulet. In this play, the nurse is very vulgar with the words she uses around Lady Capulet. She loves to laugh and be very silly. Lady Capulet is the complete opposite of the Nurse. She is very proper and stands up straight. She does not like to be foolish and never uses profound words like the Nurse. This is why these to characters are foils in the Tragedy of Romeo & Juliet.
A man by the name of Joseph Campbell once said, “A hero is someone who has given his/her life to something bigger than himself”. No matter who you are and what you do there are opportunities to be a hero all around you. You just have to know how to think and act like a hero. Beowulf is a story of a seasoned warrior who faces many trials during his life and becomes a leader among his people. By exhibiting certain traits he is able to find success and make a name for himself. In the epic poem, Beowulf, the author employs foil characters such as Grendel, Grendel’s mother, and the dragon to establish Beowulf as a true hero.
Dehumanization in Night In the book Night the main character, Eliezer, gets subjected to many forms of dehumanization. However he is strong willed and perseveres through it all in ways that are completely justifiable. Right off the bat Eliezer is exposed to dehumanization when he is packed into a cattle
The Foils of Othello One of William Shakespeare’s many attributes as a playwright of the late 16th century was his character development. Shakespeare’s seamless use of indirect characterization sets his works apart from the other playwrights and authors of his time. In Othello, the Shakespearian tragedy about the newlywed Othello and
Nick is both burdened and blessed by his ability to see the fleeting transformations of other Wesen (supernatural creatures which disguise themselves using human facades). Although transformations in fairytales often parallel a character's inner goodness or lack thereof, the lesson which Grimm teaches is synonymous with the the cliché that looks can be deceiving. The theme of inner versus outer beauty is still present in Grimm, but in the capacity that modern society has perverted it.