From being a feminist, anti-racist and passionate lover of her home of Jamaica, Una Marson stands as a famed and cherished female poet. Apart from her offerings to the many political stances, she provided beautiful poetry that demanded attention from readers across the islands. She, like many poets, suffered greatly from mental anguish and was hospitalized on more than one occasion before dying of due to heart disease. Before her death however, the poems Cameo and JAMAICA were brought to life both painting detailed pictures of Jamaica and her love for the island. It is almost a dream like sanctuary that calls to the reader to in in on the splendour and wonderment.
They praised Morrison’s prose style, her ear for dialogue, and her deft characterization. Sula is the dramatization of the conflict between self realization and community allegiance dramatically played out in this novel. Other themes portrayed in the friendship between women, mother daughter relationship, and the connections between good and evil. In the author’s structuring of Sula and Nel, they are fewer people in their own right than representations of a rebel and conformist, which is the author’s view as the black women’s intrinsic conflict. Particularly, with Sula, the writer seems to be going beyond such representation, addressing herself to the idea of the great rebel the one who tries to
This paper attempts to present a graphic exploration of the limitation of sexual liberty and gender bias as portrayed in Ruskin Bond’s subversive tale, ‘Susanna’s Seven Husbands’. Bond is known for his impressive short tales making huge impact through its lucidity, and his women characters are well fortified in their personality. In the mentioned text, he brings down the conservative, prejudiced psyche of a society that intercepts the free expression of passion innate in women. With this he endeavours to expose the hypocrisy existing at social and political level. He has depicted the central figure as a courageous, extraordinary female who dares to challenge the prescribed norms of her times regarding the flow of her sensuality and emancipation,
Shirley Jackson always believed in sinful spirit within each individual self as her writing style portrayed the vicious side of her and people 's souls, “The dark current of awareness of evil that runs through her life and work seems too strong to have as its sole root the observance of suburban hypocrisy” (Judy Oppenhaimer). This short story shows that the author has been mastered the art of foreshadowing, symbolism and irony by her diction, narration and the shocking revealed at the end. Despite of the joyful tone Jackson tells the story that started with a beautiful summer day in June, the author gave away some foreshadow hints and symbolism throughout the flow of the plot that we can somehow predict what will happen in the future. However, the audiences will not know the moral of the story until the end of the story. For example, the children imitated the adult to collect stones “...the other boys soon followed his example, selecting the smoothest and roundest stones” (Jackson pp.279).
work, we are still always aware of her presence in the background of contemporary literature.” (Edmund Wilson in Axel 's Castle, 1931) She reversed the roles and broke all taboos about her sexuality in her writings by expressing them freely in her works but that gained her major criticism in that period of time . One of the most critical mechanisms of modern or new racism is that it is based on an ideological structure of dissimilarity and othering, meaning the major focus of the modern racism is uniqueness or the individuality of the person. In combination with existing leading white hegemonic supremacy, racism becomes a powerful strategy for maintaining a balanced way of power distribution. Racism and themes of race coated the American literature because it is a part of the culture 's history. Rather, the race was regarded through a critical lens in order to fully understand the American canon.
The revenge Heathcliff takes upon various persons and his love for Cathy can be seen throughout the novel. We further see how Emily’s Bronte’s poems like the Emperor Julius and his apparently fatal love for Rosina Alcon’s helped her to construct a character like Heathcliff and Catherine and their fatal love. There are some versions of Julius story connected with the novel “Wuthering Heights”. The dark and evil fate for a child, tragic and prophesy are the themes of the novel. The elements in all of Emily’s poetry which throw light on the genesis of “Wuthering Heights”, the poems about a doomed child show that the child grows up into a character like Heathcliff.
Such critical and representative situation is summed up in a statement that Alcee grabs Bobinot’s pants, symbolically subverting the social and marital constraints that control Calixta. As visiting Alcee, Calixta talks fairly about housework, preparing the house for the coming storm. Bobinot, and other sides of her married life, assist exemplify the erotic anxiety that she feels whilst near Alcee. Not only 'The Storm' is a story on humankind’s natural sexual tendencies, but it also represents the sexual suspicions of Chopin’s age, nineteenth century. Chopin herself looked to be very much in touch with her feminine sexuality.
The writer denounces the flaws of society by painting scenes of everyday life and also how society works and how it can put pressure on people sometime to the point of destroying individual. Anita Desai’s critical sense of observation and her essential thinking with common men become important in her expert characterization, vivid description of a vigorous plot which is highly authentic. When we examine the concept of free or new women in this novel, we take it for granted that Anita Desai understanding of feminine sensibility is well display in all her novel. Her protagonist, most of whom are women, battle desperately with, their traditional
“And woman should stand beside man as the comrade of his soul, not the servant of his body.” Charlotte Perkins Gilman Gilman has depicted fine portraits of a variety of characters struggling between the two worlds Herland (the world which entirely consists of women) and United States of America (from where the boys have come which is a world full of corruption, violence, jealousy, competition, wars). As a feminist novel about the isolated society/country of women, the novel serves an idealistic viewpoint. Though it is a utopian novel but there is a touch of reality. The imaginary world is related to the contemporary world and has a realistic touch. Although it is an imaginary world yet there is so much to learn from them.
From her novels, it is clear that she, possesses one of the healthiest and psychologically most balanced minds in the realm of Indo – Anglican fiction and the sanity of her tastes and attitudes, is almost exemplary, a point worth emulation for her fellow religionists in the field of writing. As a woman writer she does not profess to be a feminist and yet she voices the fears and concerns, the hopes and aspirations of her characters in her own artistic way. She is deeply fascinated in exploring the social structure through the central characters in her novels. She is a minute observer of the society existing around her, perceiving everything minutely and delicately so that the situations can be presented in a poetic style. Anita Desai differs from other Indian novelists such as R K Narayan, Mulkraj Anand, Bhani Bhattacharya, Raja Rao in her set of language and Style that she employs to portray the inner crisis and tension existing in the life of a character Where shall we go this summer is an intense story of a sensitive young wife torn between the desire to