Annotated Bibliography On Symbolism

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Annotated Bibliography Baltazar, Eulalio R. "Color Symbolism and Third-World Religious Life." The Journal of the Interdenominational Theological Center 7.2 (1980): 101-110. ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials. Web. 28 Aug. 2015. Eulalio R. Baltazar is a philosophy professor at the University of the D.C. With a focus in theology, his works consider religious transcendence in today’s scientific world. This journal article debates Western religious tradition and the negative identity of the color black. Western society’s debate of dark and light has permeated our language in both sacred and blasphemous ways. Phrases such as black magic and black crime represent evil deeds due to the presence of the word black, yet a white lie is acceptable.…show more content…
Daily Mail, however, is a popular news periodical focusing on a range of topics from current pop culture to sports news. The article speaks on the familiar reference to ceasing fire or giving up known as “waving the white flag”. Despite its peaceful meaning in Western countries, waving the flag is a sign of oncoming death in Asian countries like China. This article supports the opposing views of the symbolism of known colors such as white in Eastern and Western culture. This new paper article explores Asian traditional practices such as those discussed in the ancient text I Ching with its discussion of colors in cultural practices. I Ching: (the 'Book of Change'). Trans. John Blofeld. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1968. Print. I Ching, as one of the oldest Chinese divination texts, originated in the Western Zhou period. Though its author is unknown, it has provided inspiration to various disciplines. John Blofeld was a British writer on Asian thought and religion. He attained a Master’s degree in literature at the University of Cambridge. His travels through several Asian nations promoted his interests in Taoism and Chinese Buddhism. This text delves into many cultural practices and beliefs, including the role of colors in spiritual concerns. It can be used to promote the argument of color symbolism. I Ching shares various strong links with Xiong Yang’s The Elemental…show more content…
Peters attained his Ph.D. in English literature from Pennsylvania State University. His experiences have led him in teaching anything from philosophy to Victorian literature. In his analysis of Joseph Conrad’s approach to Heart of Darkness, the author notes Conrad’s choice to draw attention towards the harsh cruelties faced at the hands of those who are supposed to bring light to the darkness within Africa. He believes the suspicious, oppressing nature of the White man’s intentions within the text refutes the argument that white is pure and right. This piece will support the falsity that white should always represent innocence. Historically, there is much evidence that supports the contrary in fact. Khalil Hassan Nofal’s piece analyzing the color symbolism in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness is a good reference to compare this scholarly journal

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