Clear Light Essays

  • Comparing Freedom at Midnight and Clear Light of Day

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    Comparing Freedom at Midnight and Clear Light of Day 'The road to hell is paved with good intentions.'-- Samuel Johnson (quoted from a proverb). The various forms of oppression, over race, class, or gender, all operate with one uniform principle: a belief in their own superiority over another. Just as women have always suffered under the oppression of men in patriarchal systems, a quarter of the world, the natives of India, the aborigines of Australia, the Canadians and Africans

  • The Clear Light Of Day By Anita Desai Analysis

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    loneliness, isolation and lack of communication. Most of her novel’s protagonist are alienated from the world, society, family and even from their own selves because they are not average people but individuals. The similar situation also applies in “The clear Light of Day” published on 1980. Like most of her protagonist, Bimla is alienated and single-handedly faces the ferocious assault of existence but finally finds her freedom at the end. Thus this paper will portray Bimla’s unique character which will elucidate

  • Heroes and Heroism in Anita Desai's Clear Light of Day

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    Heroes and Heroism in Anita Desai's Clear Light of Day When one asks a child, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" a usual response is "a fireman" or "a ballerina."  In Anita Desai's Clear Light of Day, however, the young Bim and Raja are somewhat more ambitious; they answer that they want to be a hero and heroine.  Later, Bim asks somewhat bitterly, "The hero and heroine-where are they?  Down at the bottom of the well-gone, disappeared" (157).  Bim has lost track of her heroes; however

  • Comparing Tension and Conflict in Things Fall Apart and Clear Light of Day

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    Tension and Conflict in Things Fall Apart and Clear Light of Day How does the tension between traditional and modern views of the world play itself out in Achebe's "Things Fall Apart", and Desai's "Clear Light of Day"? In both Achebe's and Desai's novels, tension and conflict between the new and the old, traditional and modern are the strong undercurrents that move the story and the reader into an unconscious emotional uneasiness. In both novels, the backdrop and the

  • A Feminist Perspective of Measure for Measure and The Merchant of Venice

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    oblique, but there could be no real substitution of 'Jove' or 'the gods' here where the sense was so very New Testament. Isabella was preaching to a society which had gone far in condemnation and execution in the name of religion; she was a beacon of clear light. Portia actively sought mercy as the greatest response and carefully gave Shylock every option to release the bond which held him when she stage-managed the last-minute dramatic revelation, showing that he too could be forfeit. Significantly

  • Symbolism In Clear Light Of Day

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    beginning hint at its theme. In the similar way, Anita Desai, Indian novelist, has made use of two epigraphs in her novel ‘Clear Light of Day’ (1980) from Emily Dickinson and T. S. Eliot. With the use of her excellent nature imagery and symbols in the novel, her epigraph in the starting gives the reader an insight to the theme the novel is preoccupied with. Anita Desai’s Clear Light of Day was set in India’s Old Delhi. The novel weaves the history of partition of India with an upper middle class Hindu

  • Clear Light Of Day Feminist Analysis

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    Feminist portrayal In Anita Desai’s Clear light of Day Anita Desai was born on 24th June1937 in Mossoorie, India to a German mother and a Bengali father. Her first book, Cry, The Peacock was published in England in 1963, and her better known novels include In Custody (1984) and Baumgartner's Bombay (1988). She is considered as the writer who introduced the psychological novel in the tradition of Virginia Woolf to India. She is acknowledged for holding a pioneer status of writing on feminist issues

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    When I read Sonnet 43, "How do I love thee?" I was very impressed with it. I have read a lot of things about love, and I do know a lot about love as well. When reading it, I was very intrigued with how much the writer described their love for this person, and the depths they went to describe it as well. It is a true love from what I can read, especially from the lines "I love thee to the depth and breadth and height", "I love thee purely, as they turn from praise. I love thee with the passion put

  • Seventh Heaven

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    in this book were that the crow in Mrs. Olivera's chimney might find a pack of matches, rub them the wrong way, and poof up goes the house in flames (17). I feel that this is something that would never happen. I think it is impossible for a crow to light a match and catch a house on fire. Another magical element was the fact that no one in the neighborhood could tell the houses apart when they were first built and carve out of the potato farms. (10). I don't think that many people would get confused

  • Blindness and Sight - Lack of Insight in King Lear

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    King Lear, the issue of sight and its relevance to clear vision is a recurring theme.  Shakespeare's principal means of portraying this theme is through the characters of Lear and Gloucester. Although Lear can physically see, he is blind in the sense that he lacks insight, understanding, and direction. In contrast, Gloucester becomes physically blind but gains the type of vision that Lear lacks. It is evident from these two characters that clear vision is not derived solely from physical sight. Lear's

  • The Importance Of Effective Communication Skills In The Workplace

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    Effective communication skills are critical within the workplace. Often successful businesses require mandatory training for their employees to fully grasp the benefits of effective communication skills, and too help them understand that these essential skills exceed basic conversation. While employed at Target effective communication was always the standard, and alleviated the business to flourish. For example, during the peak holiday seasons the workplace can become completely frantic, and it can

  • Shel Silverstein Comparison

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    the poet conveys his message to the audience extremely clearly. Shel Silverstein uses a mask of humor to make his message to the audience more impressive and strong than other poems. Three reasons contributing to making Shel Silverstein’s message clear are the fact that there is a funny part in the poem that people can relate to, that the poem itself is very descriptive to get lots of information from, and that the message is very deep and therefore readers really have to think deeply. First, Shel

  • Film Analysis: Roman Holiday

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    .. ... middle of paper ... ... gives her all the photos taken. Her confidence in him is clear and you can tell that the trust between them has been restored. Ann leaves the room without a look back as she is firm in her decision to honor her duty but will clearly always cherish their love. Joe lingers before slowly leaving as well. Despite that fact that Ann chose her duty over Joe, it is still clear that she loved him but she recognized that sometimes duty must come first. She loves him no

  • Story About The School For Supernatural Youngsters

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    stop reading this RIGHT THIS INSTANT. I, and the rest of my league, come from an extraordinary school that no one has ever heard of. S.P.Y. School. Now, before you come to wild conclusions about why the school is called what it is, I must make it clear that the school’s name is S period P period Y period. S.P.Y. The School for Supernatural Passionate Youngsters. Clearly different from spy. So if the school is that extraordinary, how come no one’s ever heard of it? Well, that’s because it’s top secret

  • Business Case Study: The Wisson Company Policy

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    Let’s start with the core reason for this case study. Valerie Young was a marketing manager for the Wisson Corporation when one day she went to make some photocopies. While attempting to make copies she discovered a paper jam and proceeded to clear it. She came across a document that looked similar to her boss’s personal letterhead. Upon further investigation, she noticed that the document revealed evidence that her boss Lionel Waters was receiving $35.000 per month threw his consulting company

  • Nursing Administration Case Study

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    During the PM change of shift report, an RN calls in ill and the staffing office says she cannot be replaced. This leaves only one RN, Mrs. K. for 26 clients. Mrs. K. says, “If you do not get another RN for this unit, I am going to quit this job. I will not do it this shift, but I will not put up with this constant shortage of help. I don’t care if it is an RN, but I should have people with some skills to get the clients cared for. The reason everyone quits around here is because they are overworked

  • Compare the ways in which the poet presents people in night of the

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    Compare the ways in which the poet presents people in night of the scorpion and one other poem? Night of the scorpion is a poem about a woman getting stung by a scorpion and the events that follow it. The poem two scavengers… is about the comparison between two garbage men and a couple going to work. Although the two poems sound totally different, they both convey the message about equality in society. In night of the scorpion the people are peasants. They are religious people. The crowd

  • The Lisbon Girls By Eugenides: An Analysis

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    in terms of the girls. For the families of the town, “the Lisbon girls became a symbol of what was wrong in the country,” and they did not know how to deal with the suicides other than “[donating] a bench in their memory (226).” Eugenides makes it clear that while everyone had their own ways of trying to understand and deal with their suicides, they never truly understood the motives of the girls. While no one understood their suicide, the boys never really understood the Lisbon girls as a whole,

  • Analysis Of Touching Spirit Bear

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    Banishment Essay After reading the story, Touching Spirit Bear, I learned that the main character, Cole Matthews, is a stubborn, ill-tempered, bully that enjoys watching others suffer and or go through pain. Infact, it is is stubborn, ill-tempered, bullying ways that lands him in his very own jail cell at the age of fifteen. “He was an innocent-looking, baby-faced fifteen-year-old from Minneapolis who had been in trouble with the law half his life.” (pg. 5 Touching Spirit Bear) This piece of information

  • The Journey Of Life In Anita Desai's Clear Light Of Day

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    Clear Light of Day (1980) is a family drama, which describes the predicament of a post-partition Indian family. The setting of the novel is in the family house in Old Delhi. The novel is divided into four parts that covers the Das family; focused on the second generation: Bim, Raja, Tara and Baba. The plot in the novel traces the journey of life from their childhood to adulthood, and also the historical period of British India and post-independent India. With her ability to craft the world with words