The Handmaid’s Tale
The Handmaid’s Tale is one of the works of people who have depicted the society as a society that has no value for some of the human being. Like other works of literature, the handmaid’s tale brings a picture where people go to higher extremes without minding about the well-being of the people they are close to. According to Atwood, the society has become a place where people do not see others like their fellow human beings but rather as just a group of creatures who can be misused. The author depicts the inhumanity in human beings by creating ruthless characters. The tale falls in the theme of greed in one way or another. The greed forces one to do what he or she wants to do irrespective of the consequences it might have on others just for his or her desires to be fulfilled.
Sarah Butler’s Irish Tales, a Jacobite Romance
Cogan (5) in her work Sarah Butler’s Irish Tales, a Jacobite Romance brings out the theme of love. The story was written hundreds of years ago. Rather than just a tale, the author has made sure to bring on board information that was collected in the real-life scenario. The book was written at a time when the rebellion of Jacobite in 1715 had just taken place. The theme of love is depicted when the author uses the loyal family as the subjects of the work of literature. Looking at the timing and the content of literature, it is apparent that the author was aimed at sending a specific point home. The theme of war and power has been touched by the author though they have been far-fetched. The author tries to show that love has no specific time and it strikes whenever it feels like and whoever it feels like striking.
The Clerk’s Tale
Frazer (7) is the man behind the clerk’s tale. The work of literature has not only reached people through readings, but it has also been advanced to acting. Frazer tries to show how people or rather the society can lose morals. The story revolves around murder, and it is through the act of murder that one can see the characters of the people in the neighborhood. The journey or process to look for the murderer proves to be difficult. At this point, one can point out that the area is full of people who do not have value for their fellow human beings. With this in mind, the theme of greed and inhumanity comes on board. Just like other tales and works of literature, the author in this case also engages in trying to depict the true picture of the society. He tries to depict the society as an unsafe place where one can trust no one. Though the author does not go out of the way to point fingers, he includes scenes in the work which helps in making sure that the readers get to understand what he wants to drive home.
The boy who dreamed
The boy who dreamed is a Chinese fairy tale. The fairy tale is used as a symbol of life after. Ann (3) tries to show people that there is life after death but that connection cannot be identified or established when one is still in his or her earthly state. Though far-fetched, the theme of love is present in this story. But one would ask; how is the theme of love connected to a story about the afterlife? The story does not only focus on the spiritual life, but it also touches on the love by the Supreme Being. The aspect of one being able to keep in touch with the Supreme Being brings out the aspect of love that is hidden. The Supreme Being depicts love by having time with the boy who sleeps and dreams.