Scaffold scenes in Nathaniel Hawthorn’s The Scarlet Letter

Recurring events show great significance and elucidate the truth beneath appearances.  In The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne chooses the scaffold scenes to show powerful differences and similarities.  Each scaffold scene foreshadows the next and brings greater understanding of the novel. By beginning with the first, continuing with the middle, and ending with the last platform…

William Shakespeare’s The Tempest: Caliban Analysis

Throughout history, the interaction between civilized people and native islanders has caused confusion and turmoil for cultures.  In The Tempest, William Shakespeare portrays the character Caliban as a savage, horrid beast and as the slave of the Westerner, Prospero.  Through Prospero’s ownership, Shakespeare views Caliban as a lesser being.  Prospero symbolizes the Western power dominating…

Hemingway’s A Clean, Well-Lighted Place: The Theme of The Old

Authors use many tactics to reveal a character’s personality.  In the short story, A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, Hemingway exposes the attributes of his characters through narration and dialogue.  The older waiter’s characteristics are exhibited through the waiters’ conversations and the observations the narrator makes.  The author cleverly associates the older waiter with the old man. …