In the face of looming climate change, predicted increase of urban population density and The Anthropocene, the work is motivated by urgency and deep concern of loss of community spaces and opportunities to connect and flow freely through living space as our own. This loss, the depletion of woodlands, ancient forests, city parks, and inextricably interwoven wild life, plants and species, links together here to critically question "Who we are and where we are going? Explorations of participative reconnections, potential human empathy for life forms beyond our own kind in the presence of the otherness of trees, their language and intelligence, are investigated in a rich tapestry of materials and processes, of textiles, photographs, videos, ceramics, silent walks, carvings and writings.
This imaginary film is, in a sense, a real-life documentary: There are no heroes or heroines, and there is no narrator telling readers what to think or how to feel.
Instead, Eliot allows multiple voices to tell their individual stories. Many of the stories are contemporary and portray a sordid society without values; other stories are drawn from world culture and include, among other motifs, Elizabethan England, ancient Greek mythology, and Buddhist scriptures.
The poem is divided into five sections. Because the poem is so complex, that meaning must be left to the individual reader; however, many students of the poem have suggested that, generally, Eliot shows his readers the collapse of Western culture in the aftermath of the war.
Clearly, her life has been materially and culturally rich. Now in old age, thoughts of the past seem to embitter her, and she spends much of her time reading.
The following stanzas describe the visions of the Sibyl, a prophetess in Greek mythology, and compare these to the bogus fortune-telling of a modern Sibyl, Madame Sosostris. A description of the River Thames begins part 3.
The narrator juxtaposes the pretty stream that Renaissance poets saw with the garbage-filled canal of the twentieth century. Most of the section tells the story of an uninspired seduction. The speaker, ironically, is the Greek sage Tiresias, who, in legend, was changed from a man into a woman.
In this androgynous mode, Tiresias can reflect on both the male and the female aspects of the modern-day affair between a seedy clerk and a tired typist. This section ends with snippets of past songs about the Thames and the Rhine. The brief stanzas in part 4 picture Phlebas, a Middle Eastern merchant from the late classical period.
The tone is elegiac: The speaker imagines the bones of the young trader washed by the seas and advises the reader to consider the brevity of life. The final section, part 5, is set in a barren landscape, perhaps the Waste Land itself, where heat lays its heavy hand on a group of anonymous speakers.
They seem to be apostles of some sacrificed god, perhaps Christ himself. Nevertheless, the thunder holds some small promise. The poem shifts setting again. The thunder speaks three words in Sanskrit, an ancient Indian language, which is also the language of Buddhist and Hindu scriptures.The Great Gatsby is a novel written by American author F.
Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional towns of West Egg and East Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession with the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan.
Usage. Any number of narrative elements with symbolic significance can be classified as motifs—whether they are images, spoken or written phrases, structural or stylistic devices, or other elements like sound, physical movement, or visual components in dramatic narratives.
Frequently Asked Questions Who wrote this list? See the heading above and the credit below to find out who wrote this list. If you don't like the selections in this list . Jun 02, · The Great Gatsby is a novel that is set against the ending of the war.
Both Nick and Gatsby have participated in the war, although like much of the historical background in the novel, these events are more implied than developed.
I first read The Great Gatsby in in a college course on native son F. Scott Fitzgerald (college was in Minnesota). My love affair with that novel and This Side of Paradise began then: I was The Waste Land, T. S. Eliot’s masterpiece, is a long, complex poem about the psychological and cultural crisis that came with the loss of moral and cultural identity after World War I.