Thursday, December 19, 2019

Analysis Of The Poem The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

An individual’s relation with others often impacts their sense of belonging to themselves. However, the complex nature of belonging presents further obstacles to connecting to one’s environment. This is illustrated through Peter Skrzynecki’s ‘Immigrant Chronicles’, in which he depicts the complications of belonging through his personal experiences. In addition, Victor Hugo’s ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ also represents the intricacy of connecting to others through the protagonist, Quasimodo. Essentually, both texts explore the impact of a relationship, or lack thereof, on self-identity. Peter Skrzynecki’s ‘In the Folk Museum’ illustrates the impact of his lack of connection to people on his sense of self. Skrzynecki depicts the effect of isolation from others through his lack of understanding of Australian culture, which leads to his displacement amongst the physical setting, â€Å"I look at words that describe machinery, clothes, transport, a Victorian bedroom†¦Ã¢â‚¬  The detached tone, established through the verb ‘look’ illustrates his lack of connection to the items, and subsequently to the Australian lifestyle. The accumulative listing conveys the limited understanding he has of Australian past and culture, and subsequently, of his own identity. Essentially, Skrzynekci’s detachment highlights the complexity of belonging by illustrating that there are several factors that determine one’s connection to their surroundings. This is reinforced through the lack of social interactionShow MoreRelatedLes Miserables: an Analysis1421 Words   |  6 PagesLes Misà ©rables By Victor Hugo An Analysis by Neyko Gelo L. Dela Cruz, 3-11 August 3, 2015 â€Æ' INTRODUCTION Victor Hugo Victor Marie Hugo, born on February 26, 1802, was a celebrated French author during the Romantic Movement and is best known for his poetry and his novels including The Hunchback of Notre-Dame and Les Misà ©rables. His father served as a high-ranked officer in Napoleon’s army. Since it is against his mother’sRead MoreAnalysis Of The Prophet By Kahlil Gibran1780 Words   |  8 Pagesliving the last twelve years in exile on an island. He is about to return home, but the islanders ask this wise man to share his wisdom on topics such as love, family, work, death reason, self-knowledge and ethics. It is written in the form of 26 prose poems delivered in sermons. Professor Juan Cole, historian of the Middle East at the University of Michigan who has translated several of Gibrans works from Arabic states,He offered a dogma-free universal spiritualism as opposed to orthodox religion, andRead MoreLes Miserables : A French Masterpiece3985 Words   |  16 PagesAcademy for a poem he wrote when he was only fifteen. At the age of twenty, he published his first book of poetry titled Miscellaneous Odes and Verses and earned himself a royal pension which he used to marry his childhood sweetheart Adele Foucher. Hugo then began to expand his writing by publishing b ooks such as Hans of Iceland, and The Slave-King (bug Jargal). These novel’s, however seem to be practice runs for his most memorable and impactful works of literature- The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les

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