The title of the story”The Gift of Magi” is symbolic to the biblical reference to the three wise men or magi, who were present at the birth of baby Jesus so they could give their gifts of Gold, Frankincense and myrrh to the Baby Jesus. Though the gifts being simple in nature their carried a…
Joan Didion views the Santa Ana winds as malevolent entities, both powerfully frightening and mysteriously dangerous in her essay, “Los Angeles Notebook.” The wind is believed to change the people that it touches, causing people to behave in most uncharacteristic manners. While science proves that the ratio of positive to negative ions is significantly higher…
An allegory is a method in which characters or events symbolize ideas and concepts; it is a way of explaining concepts which cannot be easily explained, by telling a story which has a deeper meaning. The underlying meaning of an allegory has moral, social, religious, or political significance, and ideas, like charity, greed, or envy….
Dickinson’s poem, “Behind me, Dips Eternity” explains Dickinson’s curiosity of death and subsequent life after death as a part of the culmination of the human experiences.Throughout the poem, Dickinson creates a theme of eternity and immortality also how religion plays a factor into the topic. Through the utilization of imagery, diction, and symbolism, Dickinson questions…
F. Scott Fitzgerald offers up commentary on a wide array of themes — justice, greed, power, the American dream, and so on. Of all the themes, perhaps one of the most well developed is that of class structure. The Great Gatsby is considered an excellent piece of social commentary, giving an enlightening view of American…
The Great Gatsby
The 1925 novel, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, displays the lives of the upper class people during the Roaring 20’s. This novel takes place in the imaginary towns of East and West Egg of New York. The East Egg is for old money and where Jordan, Tom and Daisy live. The West Egg…
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The Great Gatsby
The novel The Lord of the Flies by William Golding is an adult novel set in the 1950’s during an atomic war. The lord of the flies is a novel with symbolism that makes the book how it is, as Golding constructed each of his characters though use of language features such as metaphors, modality,…
Lord of the Flies,
In dire situations, people change for better or for worse. As stated in chapter 3, Jack said “I thought I might kill.” He was trying to survive by killing a pig to eat and be energized. He soon became obsessed with the thought of taking lives, and his sanity slowly began to drain away. Lord…
Lord of the Flies
Introduction “Friendship can lift you up, strengthen and empower you, or break you down, weaken and defeat you” says Samphson Davis one of the three doctors who made a pact. ( Change the Hook Sentence) “The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream” book is an autobiography/ biography written by Dr….
Introduction Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a cautionary tale which follows an inquisitive scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who becomes fascinated by the prospect of reanimating the inanimate and seeks to fabricate artificial life. He pieces together a man-like creature, 8 feet tall, whose ghastly appearance labels it an abomination to all mankind. Deemed loathsome by its creator,…