Author Stewart Justman discusses the honor of the three male characters in his essay, “The Reeve’s Tale and the Honor of Men.” This analysis appears to evolve from the insult the pilgrim Reeve receives after The Miller’s Tale, causing, “…males whose obsession with their own repute, and corresponding dread of derision, reduce the ‘noble’ value of honor to an absurd and violent mania” (21). This leaves Malyne and Symkyn’s wife the recipients of this violence. One might say that Justman continues with the previous essays by Plummer and Woods even though they discuss money, honor is closely related to the overall shaming of Symkyn after his daughter and wife are sexually assaulted. It is power, greed, and pride that, “…the result that women are
In this article written by Femenista Jones in Time magazine, she presents the issue of the disproportionate amount of domestic violence (DV) within Black culture compared to white culture. Being a Black woman, Ms. Jones uses her unique perspective from which to discuss this issue. The focus of her article presents a comprehensive look at the root causes of male-on-female intimate partner violence (IPV) within the Black community in the United States. In her short piece, she masterfully presents the topic and reinforces her conclusions with logical and rational theories. Being limited in space, she is not able to elaborate in depth upon many ideas.
In the two pieces “A&P” by John Updike and “The Harlem Dancer” by Claude McKay both the narrator and speaker see women as nothing more than beautiful objects, symbols of elegance and status. However, it is these thoughts that ultimately lead them to become morally better and draw new conclusions about not only themselves but women as well. In the beginning of “A&P” we see Sammy, the narrator observe “three girls in nothing but bathing suits”(1624). He denotes each of their characteristics in vivid detail describing one girl’s butt as a “sweet broad soft-looking can with those two crescents of white just under it, where the sun never seems to hit, at the top of the backs of her legs”(1624).
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“America Needs its Nerds” Analysis Leonid Fridman’s use of irony, the rhetorical triangle, and rhetorical questions in his article “America Needs its Nerds” develops his argument that American society should be more accepting of intellectuals. His tone is critical of society’s values, which is seen through his use of phrases such as, “there is something very wrong with the system of values,” (1). Through his reference to Harvard University, a “prestigious academic institution” (11), he demonstrates that society tends to look down upon intellectuals by revealing that many students are “ashamed to admit” (13) the amount of time they spend on their studies. The fact that even at Harvard, a school known for its focus on intellectualism, students still perpetuate the anti-intellectualism stereotype shows the extent of the problem with the values of America’s current society.
Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton were both comedic geniuses that rose to fame at an early age. Both known for their outstanding slapstick comedy films, it is still debated which of the two is the greater comedic genius of his time. While the two shared many similarities, their movie styles differed from one another quite a bit. Their acting, storylines, and on-screen personalities has their own vey distinct styles.
“The Pigman” by Paul Zindel is an entertaining, easy to understand story. It has a good plot, realistic characters, and should be read by everyone! The Pigman takes place in a small town sometime between the 1970’s-1990’s.
In Charles Dickens novel, A. Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge states "Men's courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead. But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change. Say it is thus with what you show me. " This can mean several things. These are just the main ones.
John Tierney’s piece is very interesting. It goes against I and many other people have been taught when it comes to recycling. As I read his article I kept saying to myself, oh wow, I never taught of that or that is an interesting perspective. When it comes to the environment I am not someone who keeps up with it
Captain America is a great example of how Beowulf acts in this short story. In order to be a good epic hero, you need to be strong, ethical, on a quest, and glorified. Captain America represents all of those things just like Beowulf. They have many differences but many of the same traits. I will compare the two and also contrast them.