The Hunger Games novel by Suzanne Collins includes numerous symolic images throughout to shed light on societal problems. This paper argues that readers accept these symbols readily because society responds well to visual representations, thanks to the constant flood of visual media.
Art, as an expression of feelings, worldviews, and personal beliefs, is a reflection of our environment and how we interact with it. In this way, urban art such as rap music and graffiti can serve as a lens through which we are able to examine the state of the urban environment.
In Salome, Oscar Wilde expresses a dangerous relationship between sight and sexual desire that leads to death. Throughout the play, the male characters look upon the females with a sense of voyeurism, stimulating a sensual desire for the other. In the same way, the female characters re
In Edwidge Danticat’s Breath, Eyes, Memory (1998) and Jamaica Kincaid’s Autobiography of My Mother (1995), cooking and eating are acts that describe for us the conflicts and confusions of forming a national, familial or sexual identity in the (neo-)colonized, or decolonizing, Ca
In his examination of art in human form, Oscar Wilde ultimately concludes that art is not a means of striving for Absolute Truth, as Plato describes Form to be. Wilde’s choice of a man as his object of analysis is no coincidence; for him, the human soul itself is Form.
Some mysteries weren’t meant to be solved, but that doesn’t stop literary critics from trying to dissect Herman Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener.” Saber argues that Melville intentionally prevents concrete interpretation of his short story through complex linguistics and multiple layers of for