Rivera then goes into many of the hidden themes and ideas in the novel, such as the importance of memories. She also goes on to discuss things like the constant interlocking of Spanish and English. Rivera begins her paper by simply giving the reader a list of many of the works Denise Chavez has written during her literary career. It is through this list that the reader realizes that Chavez's passion seems to be directed toward the theater. She has written a large number of plays, especially when compared to the amount of novels she has written.
Anthropology enriched and explored her literary skills of becoming a writer (“Hurston,” Gale). Even though she had failed between her career, she still restored herself to write throughout that led her to become a professional and publish nonfiction articles in national magazines (“Hurston,” Authors). Short stories and essays are also issued in journals like Opportunity and The Crisis (Reuben). Her personal life and professional career were w... ... middle of paper ... ...ncyclopedia of African-American Culture and History. Ed.
Janie chose Jody to fill in the feelings that were unsatisfied by Logan. She felt the need for change, but she did not live freely and peacefully with Jody. Her previous marriages had killed the life inside of her, and Tea Cake revived her. The last experience on her journey taught her everything there was to know about love. She learns that love acts differently than a grindstone and does not have the same effect on everything.
She realized that she married him only because of Nanny’s wishes, and she did not - and was never going to - love him. It was with this realization that her “first dream was dead, so she became a woman” (25) And although the “memory of Nanny was still powerful and strong”, (29) Janie left with Joe Starks. However her marriage to Jody was no better than her marriage to Logan. Jody was powerful and demanding, and although at first he seemed amazing, Jody forced Janie into a domestic lifestyle that was worse than the one that she escaped. Jody abused Janie both emotionally and physically, and belittled her to nothing more than a trophy wife.
In the end, their destruction of character differed due to the fact that Gatsby’s wish to be with Daisy abolished his happy persona, whereas Lucas’ dream to keep his business strong extinguished his aura immorally because of his illegal ways. Gatsby was emotionally destroyed because of his greatest and final ambition was to win Daisy’s heart once again. As he went through the process of attaining her love and goal to marry her, he was put through events that destructed him emotionally. While Gatsby and Tom fight for Daisy’s love, she cries to Gatsby, “Oh, you want too much! … I love you now – isn’t that enough?
There is also a hint of witchery in her character, evident in chapter 29 where she tells Pip to love Estella; “ ‘If she tears your heart to pieces - and as it gets older and stronger, it will tear deeper - love her, love her, love her!’................it could not have sounded from her lips more like a curse.” This passage, where Miss Havisham is charged with almost a sexual energy, is quite frightening to the young Pip. She has created Estellas to wreak her own revenge on men, and is successful in this, but in the process becomes devoted to Estella herself, and then feels pain when Estella cannot return her feelings as she has been rendered ‘heartless’ by Miss Havisham's upbringing. The fact that she shows remorse at the end of the book gives her character an added depth, and therefore most people feel she becomes more realistic. She is a victim of her own creation, and a figure of pity. We first meet Estellas as a quite nasty child, very aware of how her class makes her ‘better’ than most people.
Otherwise they would not be worshipped....Half gods are worshipped in wine and flowers. Real gods require blood” (pg.145, par.1), portray exceedingly sinister pictures of the Lord our God. However, this hardship that “God” has made them suffer through only strengthens Janie’s character even more; this happens through the deep love between her and Tea Cake. Though they do struggle to get through the hardships; the sense of self Janie receives afterward stays with her, and helps her sustain her inner peace with nature. This inner peace is what Janie means when she says she has been, “to de horizon and back” (pg.191, par.4) as she finishes her story to Pheoby.
Her tale ends in tragedy even though she was supposed to bring and end to the feud between the two countrie... ... middle of paper ... ...nval's lover, Guinevere, and Morgan le Fay all did things the way they wanted to. Hildeburh, Freawaru, and Bercilak's wife were ordered to do things by the men in power. Offa changed Thyrth's behavior. Morgan le Fay and the original manifestation of Queen Thyrth both showed animosity towards others, whereas the rest of the women in the stories did not cause any harm intentionally. However, more women in Beowulf were kind-hearted and generous, when those in Arthurian legend showed signs of greediness, treachery, and hostility.
A deep, dark seeded past is what inspires Ms. Angelou in her work and many readers may find it very spiritual and a means of mending old scars from her past. In order to develop an interpretation of the poems of literature, references to specific events that have happened in her past will be made. This explanation aims to show the reader how a courageous individual can harness terrifying elements from their past and, through poetic expression, find a means of healing. Maya Angelou a woman of color has made a tremendous contribution to society and deserves much respect for showing readers that through her darkness, she found light. Her words are very open and vivid in their delivery, encompassing a horrid past with elements of both rape and murder.
Loving brothers are still a Ram-Laksman, an idle couple is still a Ram – Sita or a Laxmi – Narayan... old stories, carry a weight of meaning, which, most of those who are familiar with the stories, would immediately comprehend. (2003: 88) Lot of values embedded in mythological stories and myths are an integral part of the life. It can’t be segregated from the historical traditions and religious beliefs. In Githa Hariharan’s debut novel The Thousand Faces of Night, she uses the technique of demythification, as a process of networking among the women of different ages through the re-presentation of myths. The stories were closely interlocks the stories of three women from different generations, Devi, Sita & Mayamma.