In any great work of literature, each action and thought should contribute to the underlying meaning of the entire work. No action should exist for its own sake; it must instead advance the plot and reinforce the symbolism of both the characters’ actions as well as the truth of what the composer or author is trying to convey. This is especially true of acts of violence; great literature must carefully articulate the violence into a logical meaning. Most importantly, violence and acts of extreme passion work best when communicating a character’s inner-struggles as they relate to the motive and effect of each scene and action.
While most scholars have agreed that war is a real and significant part of human history, these same scholars have yet not reached a consensus on the characteristics of war. History books often lean toward glorifying war with stories of soldiers dying for their honor and homeland; novels, on the other hand, tend to point out the emptiness of war with stories of soldiers losing their youth and contact with the world. The selected passage from Gabriel Garcia Marquez' novel One Hundred Years of Solitude adds to the debate over war's characteristics. Through the literary techniques of irony, symbolism, and imagery, this text reveals the major theme
In “Friendship in an Age of Economics” by Todd May, friendship is defined as different types of relationships. Todd May starts the article off with a story of him being in the hospital. A friend of his had come by and sat with him for some time. May then goes into the different types of relationships and friendships. He finishes off the article with this quote, “To be able to sit by the bed of another, watching him sleep, waiting for nothing else, is to understand where else we might be”. This quote is very meaningful because it reflects on one of the true meanings of friendship. You should be able to be with that person regardless of the situation, you should always be there for your friend, and supporting
The topic of war is hard to imagine from the perspective of one who hasn't experienced it. Literature makes it accessible for the reader to explore the themes of war. Owen and Remarque both dipcik what war was like for one who has never gone through it. Men in both All Quiet on the Western Front and “Dulce Et Decorum” experience betrayal of youth, horrors of war and feelings of camaraderie.
The earlier historical settings gave an opportunity to the Europeans to visit the primitive cultures of the world. As time progress the settling of the Europeans in different areas provided an accumulated firsthand knowledge which defined the means for existence for human beings. By looking around us we can observe the later stages on cultures that are as a result of the process that was initiated at the late age of colonization and exploration. The culture of the people has spontaneously been affected by this occurring changes thus causing cultural readjustment that has significantly contributed to transformation and new ways of social interaction. When cultures interact, then there has to be cultural exchanges that are experienced.
1.) How should war be shown in novels- as the horrible, death bringer that war is or as an act of heroism? (pg. 204-206)
War has been a terrible driving force throughout history. One can come to the conclusion that war is a gruesome experience that causes one to become blinded by anger, regret their actions, and feel immense amounts of sorrow for and towards others. The works of literature written by Erich Maria Marque, Thomas Hardy, and Denise Levertov help to shed light on these horrors of war.
Along with the modern view on war, both these authors provide a negative impression on the glory and nobility of war, exposing the wastefulness of it. Through the use of language and imagery, they provide a sense of pity towards these soldiers who risk their lives for their country. In this modern
In the essay I am going to compare and contrast the way in which different attitudes to war are presented in the poems ‘Dulce et Decorum est’. And ‘Vitai Lampada’. Both poem are a bout war but they are wrote in completely different ways.
The central theme of conflict is dissected by various poets using numerous literary techniques. Particularly, physical, gender, social, and existential conflict is explored using literary technique by the poets.
In chapter ten, multiple concepts/theories are mentioned. The two concepts/theories I will be focusing on are, The Nature of Friendship and Pressures on Friendships. The nature of friendship has to do with the fact that unlike any other relationship friendship is voluntary. Also in any friendship, there is “five basic expectations,” (Wood 283). These expectations have to do with what a friend is and what happens between friends. They are the willingness to invest, emotional closeness, acceptance, trust, and support. Another concept/theory is pressures on friendships. When it comes to pressures on friendships, there could be internal or external tensions occurring. Internal tensions include: relational dialectics, diverse communication styles, and sexual attraction. While external tensions include: competing demands, personal changes, and geographic distance.
Today I have chosen to analyse and compare the differences between a poem and a newspaper article, both of these being written about World War I. Although they are both about the war, they express different aspects and present them differently. On one hand, the poem is related to the actuality of war and what it is really like, whereas the news article talks about the benefits and how soldier’s true selves are shown. It also expresses how going to war can truly promote boys into real men. Throughout the analysis of these two piece I have notice differences in the language features, structure and intentions of the author.
From the early civilizations till today, interactions were necessary in order to govern and trade with people from different cultures. For instance, in early Mesopotamia writing was hugely important in society, since it allowed historians to figure out what kinds of cultural interactions happened at the time, as well
In this essay I will discuss about how literary works with themes of authority that have inspired many authors who attempt in remaking classical literature. Also, I will make comparison and contrast between two poems Longley's "ceasefire" and Homer's lliad.
In the novel ‘A Passage to India’ by E M Forster there many different character that each reflect ideas, some of the ideas would be relevant to a Victorian audience. There are a plenty of ideas that reflects the attitudes and values common in the early 20th Century. Forster uses each of the characters to represent different ideas and values towards issues like racism, which is present throughout the novel.