The archetype “the oppressed citizen” is one that can be seen throughout history and society. Chopin uses the literary devices of imagery, symbolism, and dramatic irony to highlight the role of Louise Mallard. The oppressed citizen hopes and dreams becomes a faded memory of the things they could not achieve as seen in the work of Chopin. Chopin used the archetype of “the oppressed citizen” to show the state of society during the time she wrote “A Story of an Hour”. During that time women were the oppressed citizen throughout Louisiana as stated in the Cultural context, the patriarchal code favored the husband leaving many women at the mercy of their husbands and without a voice.
Desiree’s mother offers to have her and the baby come back and stay with them but when Desiree leaves she disappears and is never seen again. Later, Armand finds out that it may not have been Desiree that carries African roots but himself, from his mother’s side. Overall, Chopin’s work looks into the controversial issues of race, class, gender and culture using ironies and the story-line to infer the views of these topics. Chopin establishes the inferiority of African-Amer... ... middle of paper ... ... of race, class, gender and culture were very important in that time and Chopin makes sure to address those issues. Whenever someone reads a book, they can look further into the story and find a great deal of the ideas and beliefs of people of that time.
Alice Walker wrote The Color Purple in epistolary style and it traces Celie’s journey of finding her identity and path of finally accepting herself. On her journey she encounters a couple of women including one named Shug Avery, who helps turn Celie’s life around. Throughout The Color Purple, Alice Walker uses the epistolary structure to demonstrate self-acceptance in women. Celie, the main character in The Color Purple has trouble figuring out who she is, and accepting herself because of the terrible life she had and still has while growing up. Her struggles begin when her stepfather says, "better not never tell nobody but god", after raping her (Walker 1).
In this poem an elaborate struggle between pride and shame manifests itself through an extended metaphor in which she equates her book to her own child. "The Author to Her Book" expresses some of the emotions Bradstreet felt when her most intimate thoughts were made know to the world with the publishing of her book. In addition she also relates some of the story as to how her work came to be published. The average person could not relate to the distress Bradstreet feels in this situation. The collection of poetry that she had written expressed her feelings in a way that most women during that time didn’t have the skill to do.
This statement is saying that she thought God would understand and see that she was struggling with her parents and with her life. Obviously, connotation is one important aspect that Anne Sexton uses in this poem to show the theme of suffering depression. Although Anne Sexton uses a ton of literary devices in her poem “Young” to prove the theme of suffering depression, one of the most important devices is attitude. She uses atti... ... middle of paper ... ...es of trouble. To reiterate, Anne Sexton uses shift in her poem “Young” to prove the theme of how she suffered depression.
Despite Troy?s continuous attempts to push himself away from anything he had ever known about his father, the inheritance of such irrational behavior was inevitable because it was all he had ever known. The inheritance of this angry behavior was, in turn, the cause of his damaging relationships with his own family. Just as Troy endured his father?s cruel ways, Troy?s family is left with no choice but to try to learn to live with his similar ways. Troy?s family is one that strives to maintai... ... middle of paper ... ...y as a responsible person. He overlooks Cory?s efforts to please him and make a career for his son, learned from his past with his own father, is responsible for the tension that builds between him and Cory.
Aubigny refuses to believe that he comes from African descent and instead forces ... ... middle of paper ... ...eral important issues in her short story, including the nature of racism, social castes, and the fulfillment of a woman's identity. Chopin portrays Desiree as a woman whose self-worth is controlled by her husband. Kate Chopin is now recognized for her initial examination of sexuality, individual freedom, and exploration of the consequences of actions. Chopin successfully shows the themes of racism, gender prejudice, and social castes by using elements such as symbolism in the short story "Desiree's Baby." Chopin incorporates irony into her story in order to magnify important issues such as discrimination and the rise of feminism in a patriarchal society.
Lyons writes,“Her mother and her maternal grandmother, who was born in a Lithuanian shtetl, were the central figures in her childhood and appear frequently in her poetry” (327). Being that Piercy grew up with strong female role models in her life, it makes sense that feminism would be a recurring topic in her writing. Another source states, “Piercy is especially concerned with the extent to which the sexual identity and individual personality of a woman in contemporary society is in conflict with those outer forces attempting to determine who and what she is,” (Poulin 714). In “Barbie Doll,” the main character is not in conflict with any force until she is taunted about her body. A classmate, the outside force, points out the negative qualities of the girlchild, which causes an internal conflict.
In pleading for such stories of the past, Beloved was in a sense both reaffirming her previous existence and building a past upon the spoken words of her mother, a process which a victim of slavery might engage in. Closely related to the topic of Beloved’s search for her past is her ongoing search for motherly love. In the era of slavery, every African-American was treated as a piece of property. Even when mothers gave birth to children, they technically did not even own them, as the salve owner could auction off her children. The idea of having a mother and child relationship was almost non-existent.
She stresses the way female poets have been oppressed by the male race throughout history, and her struggle to overcome this struggle in her life. Re-vision is a concept that allows the author to see where they are going with their text. Rich looked back at what she wrote in her poetry and would view it from another perspective, allowing her to notice the transformation in her writing. The first of her poems "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers," is used to back up her views on society. This poem was written while Rich was a student, yet to experience the concept of marriage in her life.