Inherit the Wind is a play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee that depicts the infamous Scopes Trial. The real names of the persons involved in the case were changed, however, the play recounts the same story. One journalist in the story, E.K. Hornbeck, who is closed-minded, a hypocrite, and very cynical proves that the religious community of Hillsboro is not the only one to be intolerant.
William Golding, winner of the 1983 Nobel Prize for Literature, argues in his 1954 book Lord of the Flies that humans are evil in nature. He uses multiple symbols to define what savagery really is and how it can affect even the youngest of society. Some symbols, such as painted faces or a pig's head on a stick are used as shocking narrative tools but are necessary in order to portray these children as ruthless monsters. Golding’s use of painted faces does symbolize that when there is anonymity, humans will commit atrocious acts, especially if they are in a position of power.
Holden in The Catcher in the Rye loses his innocence at an early age; the author, J.D. Salinger uses symbolism to show the idea that innocence is something that will be lost and cannot be preserved.
Khaled Hosseini writes the novel, The Kite Runner to make readers think of how his use of symbolism and other
Fear and Symbolism make up a big part of the Lord of the Flies book. They co-exist amazingly in this book. Symbols appear everywhere in the book, from the conch to the beast, they all symbolize a part of our life today.
In William Golding’s “Lord Of The Flies” Novel, symbolism is a very important element of the book, Many symbols show how the boys on the island are slowly becoming savage and losing their civility.
A baseball mitt, a red hat, a museum, and ducks are obviously completely different objects, but in The Catcher in the Rye, from 1951, they are closely related. Not only are they all cases of symbolism, but they all connect to the main character’s brother. Holden, the main character, perpetually dwells on the death of his brother Allie and these four figures are representations of his inability to mature, and also his feelings on death and his own life. However, one more symbol, perhaps the most significant one, is Holden’s vision for himself as a catcher in a field of rye. . In the novel, J.D. Salinger uses symbolism to give us deeper insight into the reminiscent feelings and depression of Holden. The symbols represent far more than just
The symbols in the Lord of the Flies all change meaning throughout the novel. As the boys change and develop, the symbols change with them. Some may become more positive or more negative and some may change meaning completely. Ralph, Piggy, and Jack all adjust to being stranded on the island differently and therefore react to and treat the objects on the island differently. With Jack’s development into savagery throughout the novel, his carelessness is evident in his lack of acknowledgement of symbols that are important to Ralph and Piggy who look at this experience more logically and optimistically. One symbol that changed dramatically throughout the novel is the fire. The fire in the Lord of the Flies is introduced as a symbol for hope, develops into destruction and is finalized as a representation of salvation.
The transition from the youth to adult world often allows innocence to be left behind; corresponding with the difficulty to accept change and responsibilities which results in the corruption of purity. Holden is characterized in J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in The Rye, through symbols incorporated throughout the novel such as highlighting his fear of change, and his respect towards children's innocence as being huge characterized aspects throughout the novel, Holden’s red hunting hat symbolizes his unique character, innocence, and need for protection. The ducks in Central Park symbolize Holden’s thoughts of loneliness and his emotional instability, his forestalled development, and his fear of change. The title of the book itself, The Catcher in the Rye, is an important symbol as it displays Holden’s obsession to save children from losing their innocence.
J.D. Salinger, the author of The Catcher in the Rye, was a skilled writer who included many distinct symbols in his writing. Throughout The Catcher in the Rye, Salinger strategically placed objects around Holden, the protagonist, that have deeper meanings than their initial appearance. Holden is struggling with his own mental state and how he perceives the world around him. Throughout the novel, Holden refers to the people around him as ‘phonies’. This is perhaps because he is struggling with his own self-image and insecurity about being authentic and mature. Holden struggles with the idea of childhood innocence and he wants to protect his sister, Phoebe, from the harsh reality of adulthood. When Holden takes his sister to the carousel, he anxiously watches as she reaches for the gold ring, which in this case symbolises adulthood. Another reoccurring symbol in The Catcher in the Rye is Holden's red hunting hat. In his times of need, Holden would put on his hat as a way to isolate himself from the world around him. The strategic use of symbolism throughout the novel The Catcher in the Rye gives the reader insight into the mind of Holden and how he perceives the world.
Humans develop in societies with rules, order and government, but humans are not perfect, they have many deficiencies so do the societies they live in. When a group of schoolboys land on a tropical island, Ralph takes on the role of leader by bringing all of the boys together and organizing them. He first explains “There aren’t any grownups. We shall have to look after ourselves.”(p.33), this brings up the question if the boys will have prosperity or will they succumb to the evil on the island. At first the young boys start being successful and civilized, but chaos soon overruns them and evil starts to lurk over the island.The fictional story of the group of British schoolboys stranded on an island and the decisions they make, relates back
Imagery of the town (6) - town appears nothing fancy, old & small community, heat of the south reinforced
Lord of the Flies has symbols throughout the story, each character brings a different point of view. Piggy, Ralph, and Jack take a leading role with all the boys, although they vote Ralph in charge both of the other boys take a leadership position. Goulding uses the boys to show the faults of mankind and the roots of all evil. Four symbols Goulding used in the novel were: Piggy’s glasses, the Conch Shell, The Beast, and Simon’s hiding place. Therefore, the symbols show the true character of the boys who are stranded on an island.
Lord of the Flies: William Golding has said that his novel Lord of the Flies was symbolic from the beginning until the end when the boys are rescued. During the course of the novel these symbols are constantly changing, giving us a new interpretation of the island society.
My graphic novel is based upon the topic of understanding and maturity over the years, representing my thoughts upon my environment. The graphic short novel consisting of twelve panels depicted a child who developed with changes throughout life. The point of view of the graphic short is of the author reflecting upon a glimpse of their life in a series of flashbacks. The reason why the the story is told is an introduction of who the artist is, in a first person perspective. A personal touch is in the foundation of the piece that could be easier conveyed in text. The images, along with the captions do not capture the full story of what the pictures help exploit in the graphic. If the plot was explained more deeply, with more vivid detail and examples, the flow of the plot would be simplified. In writing, the flashbacks within the story would be introduced and conveyed in a way the story would not seemed as rushed, with proper transitions in substitution of panels. The graphic short would be best if formatted in full text instead of captions with slight dialogue.