Symbolism in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury is a futuristic novel, taking the reader to a time where books and thinking are outlawed. In a time so dreadful where those who want to better themselves by thinking, and by reading are outlaws as well. Books and ideas are burned, books are burned physically, where as ideas are burned from the mind. Bradbury uses literary devices, such as symbolism, but it is the idea he wants to convey that makes this novel so...
The Early Life of Harry Potter Have you ever dreamed of saving a prince or princess? Dreamed of a land of magic and wonder or ever thought you had magical powers that you are not fully aware of? Well if you have you might want to look in the exciting and magical book Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone. “After reading this entrancing fantasy, readers will be convinced that they, too, could take the train to Hogwarts School, if only they could find Platform Nine and Three...
Chapter Analysis from the Great Gatsby This chapter provides the final pieces of Gatsby’s makeup, and this is done by further flashbacks into critical periods of his past. The real history narrated by Nick is, of course, in contrast to the information Gatsby has himself provided. Gatsby was born James Gatz on a North Dakota farm and he briefly attended College in Minnesota, but dropped out after a few weeks. He then worked on Lake Superior, fishing for salmon and clams, and this is...
The story of Romeo and Juliet was filled with a tragedy caused by two feuding families with an end of death. But could the fatal demise of these two been averted if one character had played a better part. This character is Friar Lawrence a man of the church renowned for his power of healing. When the lovers turned to him he married them, gave both advice in their ties of need and supplied a plan to bring them back together. But was the Friar responsible for such a crime and when they both lay...
Comparing Oedipus Rex And Beowulf In both of these stories, “Oedipus Rex” and “Beowulf” there are many various attitudes and representations of fate portrayed. These characters each showed “fate” by their experiences and ways of life throughout the stories. They also showed traits of leadership, dignity, and honor. The characters, “Oedipus” and “ Beowulf”, both show strong leadership qualities but are uniquely different in their...
Critical Analysis of "The Waters of Babylon" Stephen Vincent Benét wrote the novel in 1937. The novel is fiction and takes place in and around New York in the future. The world as we know it has been completely destroyed, properly by one or several atom bombs. Many places have been intoxi-cated and only the priests are allowed to go there. Only a few people have survived and they have gathered in tribes, who fight each other. The main character in the novel is a boy, from the Hill people,...
Edgar Allan Poe tells a story of cold, calculated revenge upon the character Fortunato for some insult that is unknown to the reader. He seeks revenge in the name of the Montresor family in accordance with their motto displayed on their coat of arms: "Nemo me impune lacessit."("No one harms me unpunished.") The central idea is that Montresor, the protagonist, wishes for Fortunato to suffer. He will derive much pleasure from watching him suffer as he dies and tries, in vain, to escape his tomb....
Comparing Poetry of Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, both modern poets, have many similarities, not only in their writing, but emotionally as well. Bishop dedicates her poem, “The Armadillo,” to Lowell. Remarkably, Lowell’s poem, “Skunk Hour,” is dedicated to Bishop in the same manner. That is not the only similarity. Both Bishop and Lowell use symbols to convey the relationships between humans and nature. Personification...
The Green Dream in the Great Gatsby When was the last time you looked at something so hard, hoping you would get something out of it? Well, that's what Gatsby does in this novel. In the Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses the green light to represent Gatsby’s longing for Daisy and the fact that the American Dream can not be achieved because of the structured class system. In this book, it shows that you can not move up and down in class ranks. Once you are in one rank, then you...
What Techniques Are Used By Bradbury And Wells To Create, Develop, and Sustain Tension Within Their Stories? Firstly, dramatic tension is a literary device designed to provoke fear, suspense or excitement in a reader. Both Bradbury and Wells use it in their respective texts – however they do not use it in identical ways. Many similarities can be drawn between the texts but there are crucial differences in the use of this device that are not so evident. Characterisation is used by...