The author uses repetition to emphasize the importance of the protagonist, Melinda, being frozen around the mouth area. Another way the author shows the importance of communication is by including events in the novel in which there is a strong lack of communication with Melinda and her parents. A final way Laurie Halse Anderson shows how verbal communication is needed is by walking the reader through instances where if Melinda spoke her side and what she felt, there could’ve been a complete different
Barber analyzes the community's relations to the landmark and how it affects the discourse of history's narration, the malleability of public memory, and how it all connects with community identity. Michael Ignatieff wrote about a civil struggle between two groups who identify themselves very differently from each other. In his analysis, he mixed his personal account of the situation, explaining the role of narcissism in the discourse of history's narration. His essay, The Warrior's Honor: Ethic War and the Modern Conscience, describes a more radical conflict from fabricated major differences. These two authors describe two very different approach to their conflicts, but their discourse to the narration of their history are similar.
In particular, the Wife argues for experience over authority, demonstrating the biases that coincide with authoritative scripture and doctrine. By undermining the validity that is associated with authoritative arguments, the wife ironically is able to make dominating arguments, and propose new interpretations of masculine texts and label them as experienced opinions. She does not necessarily overturn masculine supremacy, but rather transforms it absoluteness into relativity. Through her prologue and her tale, the Wife of Bath promotes the re-interpretation of gender customs and marriage dynamics using feminized language, successfully giving a prevailing voice to women.
(111) Flammang argues about the reasoning behind women being subjected to stay home and complete tasks. Flammang agrees that although she believes in civility in a household she does not want her audience to feel like she means women should be enslaved to the home. In like manner, Orr has a negative experience also with the government which leads for one to infer that although one may rely too much on civility it can be out of hands in the end. Orr struggles with the ability to come to terms with what he realizes. Orr uses citizenship side of civility as he is arrested and beaten forcibly.
Additionally, Ridley thinks Conrad is artfully clarifying that societal and personal issues have two sides: “The story is built upon the balance of opposites, a core of faith versus hollowness, restraint versus its lack, civilization versus savagery, light versus darkness” (49). I agree, although nothing can be simple when reading literature, because one must think about the variety of point of views. You can’t just say “this versus this” and find the center of the story. But what gets me upset by Ridley’s article is that she has the audacity to write, “Conrad was concerned with the process of acquiring understanding of Self” (45). So, H.O.D was written selfishly by Conrad so he could find ex... ... middle of paper ... ...rkness will never have a center and readers will never fully know Conrad’s true intentions if one is viewing the text through an impressionism lens.
Richard III challenges notions of how history is created and presented. Shakespeare’s play depicts the infamous Richard not only at odds with the other characters, but also fighting for a different interpretation of history. Richard and Margaret function as two characters opposed to each other with regard to history; Richard attempts to cover up the past as Margaret attempts to expose it. However, the creation and acceptance of history is largely predicated on more common figures. In particular the scrivener, a seemingly small side character, becomes an integral figure who creates the documentation of history, cementing the written version as a truth.
Two of his ancestors had signed the Declaration of Independence. His father had eulogized George Washington as .first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen... (The actions of both men left indelible marks on Lee’s character. His debtor Father embodied the traits he would shun; Washington. Duty bound, disciplined, and humble.he sought to imitate.) On April 9, 1865, Lee and his men faced certain defeat in the misty dawn at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia.
She surprised patriarchal society by ignoring her role to play as a wife and mother. The idea of motherhood is very dominant theme of this book. Edna wants to live with her own identity instead of a mother of Raoul and Etienne, that dictate her identity as Leonce Pontellier’s wife Mr. Potellier. Edna started to notice her desire life of freedom and individuality contradict with the society’s expected role of mother and wife. She wants to break this law, and rebel against society’s and nature’ laws.
In the novel the Handmaids tale the reader can see the numerous amounts of manipulations of the Bible which Attwood wrote in. Gilead 's laws and rules come from the Bible, the leaders, who are all men choose only parts of the Bible which benefit them, leaving the women out in the cold. The Bible is wrongly applied quite a lot of times in the novel and that strikes the question does our very own society manipulate any type of law above us citizens. It may not be to the extreme degree as in The Handmaids Tale; however our society does use to bible wrongly to take away certain
Before we move to the main argument, there is a question to be answered: what did it mean to be masculine or feminine in the Elizabethan era? Russ McDonald's The Bedford Companion to Shakespeare is an excellent source in making this distinction. According to McDonald, women were expected to concern themselves with marriage and motherhood only, and to submit themselves to their fathers and then their husbands in all ways. Considered "weaker vessels," women were not held to have either "strength or constancy of mind." Subordination, submission, and skill in caregiving were valued in women, and they we... ... middle of paper ... ...ligent, and sometimes vicious character, in her society it is not acceptable for her to be a strong, intelligent, vicious woman.