Mark Twain’s Novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn tells a story of slavery, its struggles, emancipation proclamation and the end of America’s civil war. The island in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn symbolizes the land where oppression, slavery and human suffering were the ordeal of many, more so, the oppressed blacks in the south. The Mississippi river was symbolic in that, it served to usher in freedom and emancipation for both Huck and Jim. Huck ran away from Widow Douglas and the ‘sivilizing’ life which was in contrast with his new belief system. Through Mississippi river, Jim meandered his way out from the shackles of oppression into freedom.
Roman fever in Edith Wharton’s context referred to the malaria disease which claimed a lot lives while in Daisy Miller’s story it brings out the clash of an American expatriate culture with their European compatriots. Roman fever also tells a tale of how Americans had spread their tentacles, culture and influence in a gladiatorial society. Americans colonized Europe through commerce and their cultures.
Robert frost’s poem, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy evening is an intriguing yet a deep tale of the speaker travelling along the woods doing his best to maneuver through the snowy evening ushered by snowflakes and wind. The third and fourth lines of the fourth stanza sums it all the predicament and treacherous trails which the speaker has to cover before sunset sets in. The speaker has to make sure to make it through before the hostile weather condition cripples him.