This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Hidden Meanings Behind Titles Essay

1592 words - 6 pages

In one way, shape, or form, astronomical symbols help us comprehend various things better; be it finding our way home, understanding a story’s plot or finally grasping how it relates to the story it was named after. The astronomical symbols that are the titles of each of the Twilight Saga books represent the stages of Bella’s life.

Twilight was the title of the opening book of the “Twilight Saga”. To recognize how it relates to the story, one must know what ‘twilight’ means. Twilight is the time between sunset and dusk; it is when ‘time stands still.’ Therefore, twilight is neither dark nor light; it is right in between. In Twilight, Bella is leaving her old life and beginning a new one. She moves away from her mother – the person that she has spent most of her life with – and goes to stay with her father, Charlie. Many things change for her: the climate, schools, friends, parents, homes, and more. She is moving from one stage of her life – the light, where she lived in a sunny place and was happy - to the darkness where danger, adventure and love await. Currently, she is in between the stages of light and dark, she is in twilight. Moving from hot, dry, and cloudless, Arizona to the cloudiest, coldest, rainiest place in the continental U.S. is also a big change for her; it turns out to be for the best, because without those clouds she would have never met her vampire sweetheart who reacts strangely to sunlight: Edward. The title – Twilight – connects to the story because it tells you that Bella’s previous way of life was over and her life was taking the turn at the fork road towards night and darkness, towards loving and spending her life with Edward. Her previous life was in the light before the twilight, but when twilight came, she made her choice to go towards the darkness, towards her life with Edward. The path towards Edward is dark because there are many dangers and challenges of being in love with a vampire. She has to be very careful of spilling her blood and she has to make sure that “a sadistic vampire, intent on torturing her to death” (Twilight 462) does not succeed.

New Moon is the following book in the Twilight Saga. It as well has a connection with the story it is named after. A new moon takes place when it passes between the earth and the sun and is invisible or visible only as a narrow crescent at sunset. When there is a new moon, you usually do not see the moon; it seems like it has disappeared. A new moon is also symbolic; it symbolizes new beginnings, rebirth and a fresh start. Edward leaves Bella in New Moon so she can be unscathed and out of harm’s way. He wants her to have a fresh start with someone else, someone who is not as dangerous to her as he is. In the beginning, Bella is lost, she is physically there but mentally she is lost in the sorrow of losing Edward. She starts hanging out with Jacob which makes her life a little more bearable; he becomes her fresh start. For a few weeks, Jacob does not allow Bella to...

Find Another Essay On Hidden Meanings Behind Titles

Exploring Jesus' Use of Parables Essay

2417 words - 10 pages functions of influence on interpretation: the nature and context of the parables, whether the parables were meant to have simple or complex meanings, and whether Jesus meant for the meanings to be hidden or revealed. To neglect any of these criteria would be to reject full understanding. Different theories of understanding the parables have risen based upon the different criteria mentioned. Nature of Parables In order to even begin to

The Symbolism of the Horse in ‘horse’

902 words - 4 pages horse out of his misery and someone tries to pay him for the damage. His people are disappointed because they believe that money could not make up for the death of the horse but, they do nothing about it. It would seem the horse in the poem is meant to represent the Mexican culture and how it is being eradicated by the dominant white society in the United States. Although titles are commonly capitalized, the title in this poem is not. This tells

Untitled

576 words - 2 pages released. Queen?s songs often had several hidden meanings. We think that they were just having fun when they wrote certain songs, but in reality they were expressing themselves. A lot of the meanings went unknown for a very long time and some are still making people wonder.They also had a very talented band. This made it easier to make the background music in their songs interesting. The guitar solos are excellent, the drummer is great, and the

Analysis of the Robert Frost´s Poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

614 words - 2 pages ‘Stopping by woods on a snowy evening’ is considered as a masterpiece since it was written in 1922 and published one year later. This poem certainly represents Frost’s expertise in providing us with powerful hidden meanings, which also challenge us to discover his real intentions behind the main theme. This critique is going to be based on several aspects that are worthy of discussion: Contrast between concepts, symbols, moods, author’s purpose

HIDEN MEANINGS

819 words - 3 pages Hidden Meanings In literature, several times a reader has to read a story more than once to interpret and find certain meanings within the story. It is very easy for a reader to over look certain aspects or details of a story; that once known, will make the story easier to interpret. Allegories and Symbolism are two aspects of literature that can make a reader feel very frustrated when he or she is trying to understand the meaning of

The Want Bone by Robert Pinsky

1697 words - 7 pages Stanford University. In 1961, he married Ellen Jane Bailey, a clinical psychologist, and together they had 3 children. Pinsky has accomplished many things in his life such as being the author of several collections of poetry, prose titles, and two acclaimed works of translation. In addition to those accomplishments, he also served from 1997-2000 as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. During these 3 years he founded the

Almost Lover

939 words - 4 pages Almost Lover Many songs have deeper meanings then what we truly think. Its important to really take time out of the day, and sit down to dissect the song to find its true meaning, or maybe even its multiple different meanings, that have been hidden away. The song Almost Lover, by A Fine Frenzy, is one of the songs that could have multiple different meanings behind it. The female singer of A Fine Frenzy, is named Alison Sudol. Alison Sudol

The Significance of Dreams in Penny in the Dust by Ernest Buckler

930 words - 4 pages become an astronomer and maybe one day go to the International Space Station. Dreams have many significant meanings behind them. Ernest Buckler, a very talented author, uses text to develop a great idea about pursuing one's dream. Buckler uses the symbolism of a penny, the theme of a father-son relationship, and he uses motivation to create an idea about hidden fantasies to develop an idea about pursuing one's dreams'. In "Penny in the Dust" by Ernest Buckler, it is important to understand that sometimes in life meaningless and insignificant objects could be worth more than a treasure for a person. Treasure that could change a relationship between two people.

“How are the variety of truths in the bible shown through the different literary forms such as myths, law, and apocalyptic writings?”

841 words - 4 pages it, some people may not see the symbolic meaning and see the story as set in stone. These types of people are called literalists. Biblical Truth in Myths Myths often convey the symbolic truth. Symbolic truth is often a religious hidden meaning behind stories told. Myths are usually set in pre-history, which is before the recorded history of human beings. God creating the Earth in seven days and the story of Adam and Eve are just a few of the

John Berger's Another Way of Telling

941 words - 4 pages admits to creating meanings, based on his life experiences and his personal psychology. Obviously, if one places his or her own, fictitious meanings unto a photograph, there can never be a single meaning or truth. But what about the meaning of the photograph itself, alone, without Berger’s private interpretation? This meaning, the absolute truth, remains hidden from all viewers because of their previous experiences, their life. Although the truth

William Shakespeare's Hamlet

1264 words - 6 pages William Shakespeare is a historic writer that is well known and wrote many plays in his lifetime. In most of his plays, if not all, he has incorporated hidden meanings and messages. The majority of his hidden meanings are controversial topics of his time period. In Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, the controversial topic that is throughout the play is religion and the afterlife. Afterlife plays a big role in Hamlet and is discussed throughout the

Similar Essays

The Hidden Meanings Behind Demian Essay

891 words - 4 pages The Hidden Meanings Behind Demian Archetypes are considered to be a type of symbolic imagery derived from the past collective experience and present in the individual unconscious; at least in the ideas of Jungian psychology. In the article entitled Jungian Archetypes in Herman Hesse's Demian, by critic Johanna Neuer, this definition proves true, as its interpretation is based on Jung's archetypes and theory of individuation. In Herman

The Significance Of Masks In Art Speigleman's "Maus"

1138 words - 5 pages past, but has not forgotten about it. He is still Jewish, is still a Holocaust survivor, and is still somewhat a "mouse" within the story, but that is no longer what defines him. There is a person underneath the mask, and underneath the titles. The mask will always be there for Pavel, like the Holocaust, but that's not all there is to it. There is always the person underneath the mask.It is clear that there are many meanings behind Art's depiction

The Comparison And Contrast Of I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud & The Preservation Of Flowers

1633 words - 7 pages ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud’ and ‘The Preservation of Flowers’: two notable poems, two very different styles of writing. This essay will look at their contrasts and similarities, from relevant formal aspects, to the deeper meanings hidden between the lines. We will look at both writers use of: rhyme scheme, sound patterning, word choice, figurative language and punctuation. The essay will also touch a little on the backgrounds of the

What Is 'hidden Curriculum'? Essay

1476 words - 6 pages schooling that are unquestioned or 'taken for granted'.Brian Jackson argues that we need to understand "education" as a socialization process. That is, a process that involves the transmission of norms and values as well as a body of socially approved knowledge. Therefore, the basic idea behind the concept of the hidden curriculum, pupils learn things that are not actually taught in the formal curriculum. If students want to succeed within the