The Comparison “The Strom” By Kate Chopin and “The Girl by Jamaica Kincaid Throughout history writers have offered readers lessons through themes and often symbolized. In the story, “The Storm” by Kate Chopin is quite different from “The Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid; both have a different theme, symbol, throughout the stories. “The Storm” in Kate Chopin 's story can symbolize a number of different things: temporary, fleeting and quick action, and without consequences. Kate Chopin was born February 8, 1850 in St. Louis. She was raised by a single woman; this impacted her views in the family at an early age.
She also is a glimpse into the author’s beliefs, as his connection to Romantic beliefs rubs off on the character. Pearl, daughter of Hester Prynne, functions in the novel The Scarlet Letter as a physical representation of elements in the story and the author’s Romantic views. In the novel, Hester’s rebelliousness and energy are unique and contrast greatly with the bland Puritan ideals. From the beginning, the author’s positive diction and comparison of Hester to Mary help to characterize a woman with a pure spirit, despite her sin. Pearl, Hester’s daughter, is the embodiment of this spirit.
Carol Ann Duffy’s poem ‘Anne Hathaway’ is about Anne Hathaway’s and Shakespeare’s love for each other and how great it is. Whereas is Robert Browning’s poem ‘The laboratory’ is about a woman who poisons the woman her lover’s sleeping with. In ‘Anne Hathaway’s’ first lines the voice seems dreamy and passionate. Whereas, in ‘The laboratory’s’ the voice seems evil, keen and excited. ‘The bed we loved in was a spinning world of forests, castles, torchlight, cliff tops, seas where we could dive for pearls.’ Using the world ‘loved’ instead of ‘slept’ creates connotations of passion, love and as if their love was above everyone else’s.
His sister Sylvia, who he admired deeply, left a deep scratch into his love map that would forever create a sexual mystery towards women of a face paced lifestyle. His first wife Sara was a woman of Victorian morals who could not satisfy Dreiser’s sexual appetite, frustrating him into the arms of other women. His last companion in life was part of the fast paced Flapper lifestyle who enthralled him into a fast paced whirlwind romance at the end of his life. Theodore Dreiser’s female characters are so life-like and real because he has spent his life studying women due to his fantasies and romantic feelings towards the opposite sex. Taking the tragedies and joys of these women to create breathing characters furthered Dreiser’s writing to another level, turning fiction into something more.
Fanny Brawne is Keats’ “Faery Queen,” and her spirit inspires the sensuous, rife, and feminine qualities of “The Eve of St. Agnes.” Fanny Brawne and John Keats first interacted in November 1818 at Wentworth Place. He first became infatuated and entranced in her differences from himself. While distinguishing her uniqueness, John says she “liked me for my own sake and for nothing else—I have met with women whom I really think would like to be married to a Poem (Bate 428). She enjoyed literature, art, and music, but her special interest was fashion—all the sumptuous textures, colors, and styles. Joanna Richardson describes Fan... ... middle of paper ... ....
Throughout the book, he repeatedly mentions aspects of her beauty: “she was very beautiful and I took her hand” (Hemingway 24). Frederick Henry’s love for Catherine becomes an obsession, and this affects him tremendously. The natural love he had for Catherine has transformed into him glorifying her, “Frederick Henry is idealizing Catherine” as an escape from himself (Cain 377). Once again, this inner battle is always present in his mind. Catherine’s beauty helps rid those thoughts and unpleasant ideals.
The storm is the main metaphor in this story; it is seen as the lust that stomps through their lives like the storm rages through a single d... ... middle of paper ... ...n Biloxi so he can pursue his affair with Calixta—though there is no evidence in the story that the two continue their affair—but his letter is nevertheless filled with love and regard for his wife and children. Similar to Calixta, Alce is satisfied. He can now be emotionally generous. All in all, Chopin used the theme of sexual desire and lust in the form of a storm to tell a story that allows her to express her views on marriage and sexuality. The ideas Chopin expressed could be easily seen as as backwards and strange- even taboo, she argues that marriage is constricting to both sexes, and that untraditional sexual practices can be liberating.
This is a form of discrimination, and one of the hardships that Audre faced her in adolescence and will continue to face for the rest of her life. It is not until see meets women that can relate to her life style that she feels she become a more complete person: "Recreating in words the women who helped give me substance" (255). As Lorde begins to meet friends an... ... middle of paper ... ...the journey that lead her to self discovery: "Once home was a long way off, a place I had never been to but knew out of my mother's mouth. I only discovered its latitudes when Carriacou was no longer my home" (256). This emphasizes Lorde's argument that Carriacou was an idea not a place, and once she came to terms with herself, and her differences, she did not need this idea of home anymore, and she found that her home right here.
The same was true of his adulteress Emma. For Emma adultery was a poetry or a marvelously sweet existence in the supernal realm. She contemplated it an ethereal state of being that elevated her above the petty bourgeois existence. Her act of adultery was part of her desperate effort to fly into the immense space from her mediocre married life. She relished its “Passion, ecstasy and delirium” (Flaubert 124).
Many authors find inspiration through their past experiences, whether it is subconscious or not they incorporate a little part of their life into their stories. Katherine O’Flaherty, later Kate Chopin, grew up very differently from many girls in the eighteen hundreds. Her unusual childhood had her surrounded by three independent and educated women, which is how she grew up with such strong feminist views. Throughout her schooling and homelife, Kate was taught to live independently and think for herself. Kate Chopin uses her life’s experiences to help shape her characters and plot throughout many of her writings including “The Story of an Hour” and The Awakening.