Literary Analysis for “Two Kinds” and “Rice and Rose Bowl Blues” (Revised Final Draft) In popular culture, we can always find different themes that the author or creator wants to convey in their work for the audience, a common one is following your heart. It is very important to be able to identify and analyze what message the author wants us to learn. In literature, themes are essential, because they give meaning to the story and enrich the content. The theme can be found through multiple literary devices, but in the case of ‘Two Kinds’ by Amy Tan and ‘Rice and Rose Bowl Blues’ by Diane Mei Lin Mark, two stories about girls breaking parental stereotypes, we see it through characterization. Characterization is very important because it shows us little clues of a character that eventually make up a bigger picture.
Pipher 's encouragement came from reading Anne Frank 's Diary; after reading her diary, it changed her perspective on how she sees the world. She desired to let others know how Anne Frank 's Diary had inspired her and she plans to continue to encourage more. Mary had visualized that writing can change one 's morality, and the moral of writing can draw the attention to the wrongs of society. Her main goal is to change the world by her writing style, this way she can show others that life is not everything that it is made to be. Linda uses philological techniques to keep her audience engaged in her fragments and she is able to get her point across to others.
Rhetorical Analysis of “The Jian Ghomeshi Effect: I Plan to Speak Now” In the article “The Jian Ghomeshi Effect: I Plan to Speak Now,” Camilla Gibb writes about the recent Jian Ghomeshi case and how important it is to realize that bystanders of sexual harassment can change the outcome for a victim by intervening and speaking out. Gibb persuades readers to stop the silence and address the harassment head on through her use of personal experiences, conversational language, and imagery. The article begins with Gibb introducing the reader to Ghomeshi by sharing her own personal experiences of both being harassed and of not speaking on behalf of others, she also adds stories of other women. Her personal experiences take up most
Allegories are used for many reasons, such as debating about politics, or create moral meanings, but what intrigues me is that authors are able to express their ideas on controversies going on in the world with their stories, at the same time, it give a better context to the story, and give a peek of how it would feel if the reader was in the situation, just with an allegory. Kate Chopin, most assumedly, was a supporter of the feminist movement, and she showed her support of the women’s movement through her allegories, for example her short story “The Story of an Hour.” "Story of an Hour” starts out with Richard, Brently Mallard’s friend, came home with terrible news that Louise Mallard’s husband, Brently Mallard died in a train accident.
If the reader can understand the presentation of the author, then the interpretation will have a sense of flow with what is being read. Susan Minot uses a feminist aspect on how she portrays the character in “Lust.” In an article by Janet Chatez, “The term ‘feminist theory’ is used to refer to a myriad of kinds of works, pro- duced by movement activists and scholars in a variety of disciplines; these are not mutually exclusive and include: (a) normative discussions of how societies and relationships ought to be structured, their current inequities, and strategies to achieve equity; (b) critiques of androcentric classical theories, concepts, episte- mologies, and assumptions; (c) epistemological discussions of what constitute appropriate forms, subject matters, and techniques of theorizing from a feminist perspective; and (d ) explanatory theories of the relationship between gender and various social, cultural, economic, psychological, and political structures and processes” (Chaftez 97-98). She discusses the concept of gender roles over the past several decades, were women use the strong theory to stand behind what they are fighting or portraying in their everyday life. Although most women are not considered strong feminist, the theory holds true for how women want to be considered in
In "An Academy for Women" written by Daniel Defoe Pathos and Logos are both used frequently to help his argument of women needing an equal opportunity for education to be relayed. By using emotional extravagant words Defoe was able to relate to many female oriented circumstances; not only this but he was also able to impact a needed self-reflection centered in the direction of many males. As his work is analyzed more closely it will be discovered that Logos is also being used, by logically appealing to the masses and emotionally appealing to the readers his argument was able to be successfully transmitted. First, to support his argument he opens with Pathos as his first rhetorical device. Defoe states in inhumane to deny such a majority of the population education.
With this specific thought in mind, I delved into the writing of Riki Anne Wilchins in an attempt to rummage through her words to find her values, intentions, and modes of persuasion while also looking to see how she chose to effectively project her writing to potential readers. In Riki Anne Wilchins' writing “What Does It Cost to Tell the Truth” Wilchins addresses a multitude of issues caused not only by transgender stereotypes, but all forms of stereotyping. Another example of authority is how she relays to the reader her unfortunate personal experiences with preconceptions society holds. Her examples of credibility included a multitude of experiences when she came face-to-face with ‘social inspection’– the act of society placing meaning on trivial aspects of our lives based off culture. These experiences ranged from men catcalling her on the streets while making sexist remarks about her breasts, to those making comparisons of her height and attributing it to certain hobbies such as volleyball.
I realized that society determines what it means to be beautiful, through social media, Hollywood, and advertisement. In her essay, McIntosh discuesses her personal experiences and with it she invites the reader to partake in her apprehensions and fears of what it means to have privilege. While reading the essay, It has been brought to my attention about how I am being viewed within a different standard because of the way I look. McIntosh illustrates how she was “as an unfairly advantaged person, or as a participant in a damaged culture” (31). Sometimes, I too have even been put on a pedestal, not because my have made an accomplishment, but because I stand out doing so.
The appeals she used really connected to the audience in one or many ways. Coming into a conclusion, Sojourner Truth used logical appeals to persuade us, ethical appeals to make the audience believe she can be trusted, and emotional appeals to make the audience feel or believe something. In her speech she talked about woman's rights and negro's right and how that needed to change because you are judging somebody based on their skin tone, gender, etc. And in a way she connected with everyone somehow. This speech was very important because Sojourner Truth was one of many who brought this issue to the public's eye and really tried to make a change for the
Words speak louder than Action The usage of language is really important in the story, the author starts his/ her expression of ideas by using languages from which reader can able to identify the feeling or emotions of a character. Using proper and meaning full language is highly effected on stories. At first, when the reader starts reading a story, the first thing is to understand the language, author uses “Figurative Languages” which helps to define the feeling in other words. Author Atwood expresses her ideas through the use of powerful language in “The Handmaid’s Tale” so that the reader gains new perceptions about the purpose or the theme of the story. Atwood represents the power of language in the ruling class, gender role, and race.