When looking at both tales of Phedra and Tartuffe it seems as if you can go so much deeper into the double lives that almost each character in the stories are living. In one form or another each person has something that they are attempting to hide from those around them by pretending to be someone else. Morals and religion are big factors when it comes to how and why the characters are behaving or in some cases not behaving a certain way. Although, Phedra and Tartuffe lead very different lives, but they are both alike in so many ways and even though they seem to be at different stages in their lives, both have problems with being their true selves and living in their truth in fear of what others may have to say about the “real” them. The
The Outsider in Fiction: Journal Response The article ‘The Outsider in Fiction’ by Orson Scott Card talks about the point of view of an outsider, and how the term ‘outsiders’ can connect with everyone in today’s society. After reading, and carefully analyzing every texts, sentences, or passages in the article. The quote that jumped out at me the most was “Only rarely are there times when we feel that we truly belong and are utterly accepted— and then those times usually end with disillusionment, when we realize that we were never really as ‘inside’ as we though we were” (paragraph 4). I understand the point the author was trying to make, and the details the author phrased in order to support the main idea. But rather than believing that
Chaucer rights many stories with in his Canterbury tales. Each one of these stories will lead to messages that he wants to send to the community. He claims that he is traveling from London to Canterbury for enlightenment. He claims that on this journey many of the people or characters had a different story. Of course, each story leads to a different moral or lesson he wants to give to the public.
This allowed for new stories to explore new morals and ideas and a group of people to become influenced by new ideas like previous civilizations had done in their beginning in a literature rebirth. In those times, most stories were oral. Due to this, there was not much choice in choosing what someone wanted to hear, meaning these stories were passed on and told endlessly, meeting many ears. In Canterbury Tales, matters of class, religion, female roles, and the church were discussed. When Geoffrey Chaucer wrote this book, he provided a commentary on these topics.
When I say that this has been difficult for me I do not mean it has been bad but rather it has cause me wrestle with things that I believe will make me
When reading books often the reader compares themselves to the main character to relate to them or get a different perspective on a situation they've never have been in personally. In the book Everlasting, Ivy and I have different attributes that draw us apart and similarities that we can both relate to. Despite us both being the main characters of our story Ivy's story being Everlasting and my story being my life, we have many differences that can greatly show how different we really are. Many people go through situations that some don't experience, this helps people have depth to them and have different characteristics. Often family traditions and ways can play a role in the diversity of each person, this can be expressed through rich culture or just basic differences.
My interpretation of the main theme for each poem, short story, and piece of nonfiction in both sections is, “You will always encounter obstacles throughout life, but with the support from others you can overcome them”. Each piece of literature chosen from unit two supports my theme because characters from the writings had obstacles to face but not all accepted help from others. The authors of these pieces of works showed the outcomes of their characters and whether they made the right or wrong decision in the choices they made. In the nonfiction internet article “Mary Mallon’s Trail of Typhoid” written by Catherine Carey it explains that under certain circumstances, people are blind or may try to avoid the reality of the truth.
Last but definitely not least, to share all the information on how one would obtain that information or how a particular tool or mechanical device worked. The encyclopedia was written before this time but it was not until Diderot and the joint team wrote it that it became popular. The encyclopedia relates to the historical context because most of the subjects were written against religion and against local authorities such as the Catholic Church. Text and illustrations were constantly being filtered or censored but the knowledge still needed to get out to the public and did. Diderot and fellow writers of the encyclopedia are philosophers so they were able to share the views or theories on a variety of subjects and put them into the encyclopedia for the public to view and take in.
Many times the narrator speaks directly towards the end of the chapter, many times it’s either to reassure our hope, give us a little foreshadowing, or to ask us insightful questions to think about as we read. The one that captured my attention is: “Reader, do you know what “perfidy” means: I have a feeling you do, based on the little scene that has just unfolded here. But you should look up the word in you dictionary, just to be sure.” That small section kept coming up in my mind all throughout the book as deceitfulness and treachery plays out all throughout the book. Most of all, we see Roscuro and Miggery treacherous plot to lure princess Pea to the dungeon so Roscuro can have his revenge.
After reading the opening paragraph to Toni Morrison’s Beloved, many readers may feel the need to immediately turn the page, in hopes of taking the first steps to answering all of the unresolved questions bestowed upon them. Overall, the opening paragraph of Beloved leaves readers on the edge of their seats, being detailed enough to immediately grab a reader’s attention but also being vague enough to leave readers wanting more. Specifically, readers may feel curious and intrigued, itching to know what it meant by the statement, “124 was spiteful. Full of a baby’s venom” (Morrison 3) and interested to know more about the house and its human (and ghost) inhabitants. By invoking these feelings of curiosity and intrigue, the opening paragraph effectively does its job of “hooking” readers on and ensuring that
Jesus is a figure that many authors use in their novels. By using characters that resemble him, they author is able to relate to the reader in context of hope and redemption, as well as to expand one’s thoughts on what exactly the concept of sacrifice entails. Obviously, there are many other ideologies in the world and Christianity, though popular, sometimes follows with some kind of negative connotation that would lead authors not to use Christ as a guide to a character. Foster addresses this conflict, saying, “we live in Christian culture… Culture is so influenced by its dominant religious systems that whether a writer adheres to the beliefs of not, the values and principles of those religions will inevitably inform the literary work” (Foster 124-125).
Inherit The Wind Essay They want their audience to consider, The Importance Of Having Multiple Perspectives. They want them to consider this theme because of all the different scenarios that are happening between all the different characters in the story. There are multiple things happening in the book about choosing sides and having the right to think about what you want, without having to worry about getting in trouble from the law or anyone else. At a time of life and death over people’s beliefs, which side will you take to follow?
Novels, Fiction, Non-fiction, Myths, Legends, and Biographies are books that we should read to quicken us, to make us intelligent, open our understanding to life and being a true story or not we can compare it to our past lives and the future to come, hence I strongly agree with that books that we read should have an effect on our lives. “Jesus watches from the wall, but his face is cold as stone, and if he loves me, as she tells me, why do I feel so all alone?” Carrie Quotes. " By Stephen King. N.P., n.d. Web.
The title, The Poisonwood Bible, is an excellent title for the plot of this book. “Tata Jesus is bangala” (331), which has two different meaning because bangala means precious and also the poisonwood tree. Reverend Price says this phrase at the end of every sermon, but he mispronounces the word bangala so that it means poisonwood tree. So the locals think he is saying “Jesus is the poisonwood tree” instead of “Jesus is precious.” This makes the title very important because it makes the Congolese not want to know God because they think He is poisonwood.
A Poisonwood Bible When describing Patrice Lumumba, Barbara Kingsolver uses complementary wording that makes the reader like him, or at least respect him. The Belgian doctor puts a cast on Ruth May’s arm on page 149 and calls Lumumba “the new soul of Africa”, which introduces Lumumba to the reader as a positive idea. When Leah sees Lumumba on pages 221-222, he’s described as “a thin, distinguished man” and that “when he stood to speak, everyone’s mouth shut... Even the birds seemed taken aback”. This portrayal makes him appear smart and scholarly and the reader is partial to him.