Dorris’s decision to have braids be a symbol in A Yellow Raft in Blue Water was masterfully done, as the subtly to it displayed just how vital each women’s story was to the others. Without the braid symbol, the strength of how the stories overlapped would have been lost. Although not effective instantly, the symbol did have a powerful effect by the novel’s
In chapter 11 of In the Time of Butterflies, a positive aspect of prison for Maria Teresa is the strong relationships she built with the other women because it gave her something to depend on while she was going through tough times. On April 8, Maria Teresa wrote about her conversations with the other women in prison. Her and another lady Magdalena started talking about the strong connection that all the women shared in jail. After the conversation began between the two, the other women came over to Maria Teresa and Magdalena and started to share their ideas and opinions. All the women were starting to come together as a group and their relationships were getting stronger.
As the title of the novel suggests, the color yellow is one of the largest and most important symbols in A Yellow Raft in Blue Water. The color’s effects can best be seen in Rayona with the yellow raft at Bearpaw Lake, but can also be seen in Christine and Ida’s stories. The color yellow clarifies many of the novel's themes, including how each individual perceives the same situation differently, how reality shatters illusions, and how characters seek feelings of internal peace and permanence. Native Americans find symbolism in many everyday objects, including colors. They believe yellow is an opposing symbol, on one hand it denotes happiness, joy, and content, but on the other it is a color of cowardice, deceit, and hurt.
As people read literature, it can pose many benefits to them by offering help in their lives. One of these benefits is that it warns people about hubris and teaches them to happy with what they have in life. There are some classic writings, such as Harrison Bergeron, by Kurt Vonnegut, and Macbeth, by Shakespeare, which are prime examples of pieces of literature which have subliminal messages warning us to not be over ambitious. Additionally, there are contemporary writings, specifically an article about Trump, by Callum Borchers, which gives us examples of present day people who are being affected by their own ego. When people read others writing, whether it is contemporary or classic literature, they are taught about how it is human nature to always want more than they currently have and the dangers that can arise from not being humble, which helps shape their identity and can be used as a guide throughout life.
At the end, Gertrude’s daughter, Emma, saves Natalie and finds out that they are really sisters. The author includes many plot twists in this story. In Jessica Guzman’s review of “The Golden Woman”, she states that Natalie is “known for her kindness”. I agree with this because in the tale, the author writes about how everyone adored her for being so nice to everyone. There is proof of this in the third paragraph of “The Golden
A settings role in English fictional writing Setting is often used in English literature to convey when and where the action is taking place in a story (Mays ,253). Descriptive settings helps the reader more clearly understand the thoughts and emotions of the protagonist. A setting is also known to convey the protagonist’s personality, morals and even help decipher the theme of the story (Mays, 253). Sometimes the themes of fictional writings can often seem to be ambiguous to the reader, which is why settings are helpful in fictional writings. A well-developed setting often is able to grab the reader’s attention and keep them interested through out the story.
In turn, Janie’s story inspires other women, notably Phoeby Watson, who acts as a mirror for the reader. She is the vehicle through which Janie’s story is told, and the friendship between the two women rises above the petty talk of the town, the porch, and the community, in a true instance of “sisterhood”. Phoeby acts as Janie’s defendant, arguably more so than any of the men combined. She notes her friend’s agency and self-authority, “Still and all, she’s her own woman. She oughta know by now whut she wants tuh do” (11), and by the end of the novel, one woman’s personal narrative manages to uplift another: “Ah done growed ten feet higher from jus’ listenin’ tuh you, Janie.
Although her speech resonates with a diverse audience, the power of her speech lies in her direct appeal to women who have undergone significant hardship and use of powerful rhetorical techniques in order to advocate for women’s empowerment, inspire people to improve the world, and instill a sense of hope for a better future. An important rhetorical technique she uses is repetition of several words and phrases in her speech which express the sentiments of the
She is built to be a character that stays relevant from the early twentieth century onwards, and her mental and physical resolve show clearly in the entire novel. Cather includes such successful women as examples, for anyone who may be reading the book, of successful women bending the gender roles of 1918. By incorporating these women in her novel, Cather shows an attitude that was in no way commonplace until present
It told realistic tales of the female’s role in the war, as important supporters. This book is “new” because Berkin wanted to gather the perspectives of women from all the different classes and race into a single collection. Other sources have had these stories separately, but by putting them all together, the reader can contrast the differences and similarities within one read. Berkin also goes in-depth about the events each women had to go through from different regions of the colonies and from different backgrounds. The author doesn’t hesitate to introduce ladies of different ideas and personalities.
Writers write from empathy.” – Nikki Giovanni. Beyoncé’s (Destiny’s Child) song Survivor “show a belief in women’s ability to solve their own problems, assuring us that whatever rough situation we’re in, well get through it” (Weiner, 2013, pg. 297). Beyonce is able to empathize and relate to other women. This is what makes her music so incredibly inspiring to some
When one is faced with a traumatic experience a range of emotions may arise including; depression, numbness, anger and, denial. Though most will agree that these feelings are very difficult to go through, you will also find that they will eventually bring you to a place of contentment. Comfort and affliction are two very different reactions but both are prevalent when dealing with emotional disturbances. Both Emily Dickinson and Tony Kushner embodies how the relationship between affliction and comfort changes overtime as well as underlining the benefits of surviving trauma. When reading literature similar to these, which include dark themes and difficult situations, it may benefit the audience in handling their own vices.