Essays Tagged: "light and darkness"

The Vision of Christ and Teiresias

e, I could transform drab, dull, and dark pieces of paper into wondrous works of brilliant art. The light that filled and transformed the plastic pegs closely parallel concepts of light and darkness f ... ion of Sophocles, although similar in many aspects, differ in the extent to which their concepts of light and darkness affect humanity. Sophocles' light, in the form of Teiresias, allows truth to perm ...

(5 pages) 46 0 4.5 Dec/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

"Heart Of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad.

l (Garden of Eden, the Buddha, the Fates, the Snake). There is also a very large role of the use of light and darkness. The battle between passive and active evil is also a major theme. The greatest t ...

(16 pages) 150 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Macbeth Contrast between light and dark as symbols for life and death

The opposition of light and dark as symbols for life and death is the foundation upon which much of Shakespeare's Macb ... any symbols of evil. For instance, a black cat, dark night, and dark place are all ominous symbols. Light, as it is used in Macbeth, often seems to be indicative of truth or life. The contrast between ... racters and the ambiance of scenes in the play.The characters in Macbeth make several references to light and darkness throughout the play. For example in Act 1 Macbeth says, "Stars, hide your fires; ...

(4 pages) 42 0 3.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Imagery of Dark vs Light in James Joyce's "Araby"

The most remarkable imagery in Joyce's' "Araby" is the imagery of dark and light. The whole story reads like a chiaroscuro, a play of light and darkness. Joyce uses the darkne ... light and darkness. Joyce uses the darkness to describe the reality which the boy lives in and the light to describe the boy's imagination - his love for Mangan's sister. The story starts with the de ... create the dark mood and atmosphere. Later, when he discusses Mangan's sister, he changes to bright light references which are used to create a fairy tale world of dreams and illusions. In the end of ...

(4 pages) 123 2 4.9 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Comparison of Lao Tzu and Machiavelli

son of Lao Tzu and MachiavelliIt is obvious to most people the differences between black and white, light and darkness, or Pepsi and Coca-Cola. Many people have different preferences for each of these ... the urge to move on, then you will lose touch with who you truly are."The heavy is the root of the light,The unmoved is the source of all movement.Thus the master travels all dayWithout leaving home. ...

(3 pages) 98 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Heart of Darkness

e characters are represented very symbolically in the story. They are represented as an illusion of light and darkness in the story. The European intended is "fair hair, pale visage, and pure brow." U ... reality of woman by Joseph Conrad in the early 19th century. They are there to portray the illusion light and darkness in the story in the image on Conrad. The African woman represents the Africa that ...

(3 pages) 49 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Is 'Frankenstein' purely a gothic horror story, or is it a precursor of modern science fiction?

he attributes, you can clearly see that one of the criteria for a gothic horror story is the use of light and darkness to create a sinister atmosphere. In chapter 5 during the creation of the monster, ... sinister atmosphere. In chapter 5 during the creation of the monster, Mary Shelly effectively uses light and darkness to create shadows and give concealment."It was a dreary night of November...it wa ...

(6 pages) 129 1 3.8 Jul/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

History of Painting

ly seem very real. The major characteristic of a painting is how the artist uses and works with the light and darkness of the piece. This is by far the most important aspect of the drawing since the c ... ant aspect of the drawing since the chiaroscuro has a profound effect on our moods. Amazingly, when light changes, feelings change. Another important feature of paintings is that they suggest somethin ...

(6 pages) 89 0 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Light vs. Dark: "Macbeth"

Much of this play is filled with the struggle between light and darkness (symbolizing Macbeth-- he asks for darkness to hide his desires in Act I, and the ... for darkness to hide his desires in Act I, and then darkness shrouds the night of the murder). The light in the first two acts is King Duncan, but the struggle went in favor of darkness. This struggl ... nce (whose family was also killed by Macbeth) didn't say.Macduff is the hero of the play. He is the light that will soon come to a final climactic battle with the dark (Macbeth). There is also religio ...

(1 pages) 7 0 0.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Symbolism in "Macbeth"

phasise and/or illustrate a point and add to the themes of the play. Things such as blood, clothes, light and darkness are repeatedly used to portray deeper emotions or circumstances not literally or ... should I wade no more,Returning were as tedious as go o'er." Act Three Scene IVShakespeare's use of light and darkness to symbolize good and evil is very obvious and effective throughout the whole pla ...

(6 pages) 14 1 0.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Major themes expressed through imagery in Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'.

's Macbeth, major themes are shown through imagery. Recurring images such as sleep, blood, animals, light and darkness are used to conjure up vivid mental images in audience's imagination and to revea ... mportantly, these images are also used to show the audience the main themes of the play.In Macbeth, light and darkness imagery show the theme, good verses evil and is used numerous times in the play. ...

(5 pages) 43 0 4.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Plato And The Cave

ete lack of the distinction between truth and falsity, between the real and the unreal, and between light and darkness. It was through Plato's argument for and in his search of the Truth and the lumin ... ibly dragged up the steep and rugged ascent and not let go till he had been dragged out into the sunlight, the process would be a painful one, to which he would much object "¦ and he wouldn't b ...

(7 pages) 25 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Genesis

is the first book of the Bible, in which the creation story is written. God created day and night, light and darkness, and heaven and hell on the first day. On the second day God created pure and sal ...

(8 pages) 38 0 3.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Scarlet Letter

t are directed by Hawthorne through the use of a multitude of themes. Colors, with an emphasis upon light and darkness, is a persistent theme of contrasting ideas throughout the novel. These colors ar ... lso to give the reader a better understanding of the characters. Although traditionally authors use light and darkness to signify good and evil, in The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne breaks tradition by gi ...

(5 pages) 276 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Separation Of Light From Darkness

The Separation of Light from Darkness (1511) The Sistine ceiling depicts scenes from the Creation to the drunkenness o ... which forms the backdrop to the life of Moses and Christ.Chronologically, The "˜Separation of light from darkness' is the first panel in the narrative scheme. It is seen last as if entering the ... he ninth bay is truly Titanic and sublime in conception. The creation begins with the separation of light and Darkness where the gigantic image of God launching himself into infinite space with his ar ...

(5 pages) 12 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Art Essays

A literary analysis of James Joyce's "Araby" using references to borders, barriers and boundaries, both actual and psychological.

aries that encompass it. Using references of physiological and solid boundaries through contrast of light and dark, adoration, and fear, Joyce describes his embarrassing transformation into adolescenc ... e describes his embarrassing transformation into adolescence.In "Araby," Joyce uses the contrast of light and darkness to show an internal and external boundary that is apparent in his life. The autho ...

(3 pages) 29 0 5.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Evil And Darkness

apping symbols. Conrad uses metaphors as stylistic devices to incorporate the symbolic contrasts of light and darkness into his writings, especially the short story Heart of Darkness. Embedded in Marl ... the short story Heart of Darkness. Embedded in Marlow's subject is an ongoing metaphor representing light and knowledge with darkness, mystery, and savagery. Light carries with it the metaphorical mea ...

(2 pages) 453 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Oedipus Light And Darkness

Light and Darkness In the story, Oedipus the King, Sophocles employs the imagery of light and darkne ... . Light is associated with understanding, and darkness is associated with ignorance. Tiresias is thelight of the play. Oedipus is the darkness. Oedipus is known for his intelligence; however, he is ig ... emptied, and all darkened. The people of Thebes are hoping Oedipus will be able to bring knowledge/light to their situation. Oedipus has done this once before by answering the riddle of the Sphinx.He ...

(1 pages) 3700 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

In The Gloaming: Understanding

Understanding gloaming GLOH-ming, noun: Twilight; dusk; the fall of the evening.In the gloaming. A time of transition; the ending of the long m ... her, honestly and openly. His sudden candour came during the gloaming. "The magical period between light and darkness…the time between the fear of ensuing darkness and the excitement of the st ... ow when the day was over, but you said it was a beautiful time because for a few moments the purple light made the whole world look like the Scottish Highlands on a summer night.' His mother replies, ...

(3 pages) 1868 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Here

ols in The Scarlet Letter; the entire character of Pearl is symbolic. Hawthorne uses many images of light and dark, a few stand out in particular. Hawthorne's images of light and darkness are almost i ... ols in The Scarlet Letter; the entire character of Pearl is symbolic. Hawthorne uses many images of light and dark, a few stand out in particular. Hawthorne's images of light and darkness are almost i ...

(2 pages) 452 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne