Yet, Louise Erdrich’s poem, “Advice to Myself”, she talks about feminism and how women need to make their way in the world, she tends to focus a lot on multiculturalism including conflicting religious beliefs. Most of her poems and books are mainly about supernatural happenings with odd events. She is important because from her novels more readers have begun to appreciate that contemporary Native Americans have important stories to tell that go beyond retelling their ancestors’ rich creation myths and legends. Her life accomplished experiences and culture beliefs within her writing. After all, she is a poet and novelist of Chippewa and German descent, Erdrich has become one of the most important authors writing Native American fiction in the late twentieth century.
Throughout the course of the discussion, the thesis has not denied Jane Eyre’s challenging illustration of femininity. However, this novel comes to separate the female identity from sexuality which is thoroughly suppressed in the novel with the excuse of rejecting a deviant sexuality. Rebecca brings together the two concept and highlights the fact deviance is a masculine based concept. Founding the discussion on the elements employed by the female Gothic subgenre, setting, plots, and characters, this study has shown the feminine aspect that du Maurier’s work adds to provide an analysis the focus of which is the feminine sexuality and identity. Such concepts have been simply presented as a journey of seeking financial independence in Bronte’s Jane Eyre.
Nobody slept…’ as if she is emphasizing to the readers that the poor women are just like nobodies, (relating to the poem ‘Anon’ by Carol Ann Duffy from Feminine Gospels). The repetition of “nobody” makes a person lose their identity, whereas only the memory that others have of you will keep you alive. She writes ‘why do I shout, why do I run’ without a question mark. Is it a rhetorical question that Carol Ann Duffy is suggesting to herself and the readers? Feminine Gospels is a collection that puts a lot of emphasis on the question ‘why’.
Another quote that embodies this fact is when she tricks Therandil into believing that she is hurt. The satirical novel writes, “Cimorene started to say that it was nothing and that it had been her fault anyway, when she suddenly got a much better idea.” (41) . This quote leads you into how Cimorene cleverly tricks the young prince, and shows her wits as a princess. With this intelligent mind of hers, Cimorene could use her powerful stance in the kingdom to advance society. She could use her wits to make women have inalienable rights in the Medieval society.
Many condemn the father in the poem for allegedly inflicting pain upon the young boy. A second group thinks that the poem is simply an elegiac tribute of a son to his father and denotes playfulness and love between the father and his
Duffy uses a series of words - ‘awake, hate, face, cake, and break’ – to convey the mood of the poem. The poem has a stilted metre and violent lexis ‘such as ‘Dead, strangle, puce, curse, and stabbed ’which emphasises this further. This poem is an intimate look inside the mind of ‘Miss Havisham’, a character in Charles Dickens ‘Great Expectations’. Both Dickens book and Duffy’s poem illustrate Havisham to be a bitter woman after having been left at the alter many decades ago. Havisham and Blanche are comparable characters as both display an intense refusal to change, both still live in the past.
The poem “Daddy” is about a women whose father died when she was a very young age. She then goes on to saying that she killed him even though she didn’t. She tried to get back to her father even if he was died. She tried to commit suicide but every time she tried they stop her. She then goes to find someone else to replace her father in her life.
In this poem all the son sees is battered knuckles on his father with “palms caked hard by dirt.” This paints a description of an abusive father that does not love his son because if he did love his son he would not hurt him. The father is first introduced with “whiskey on his breath” (line 1) which can be inferred that he is an alcoholic and this creates a negative image that the reader can see and even smell.The son though seems to notice all this, but still seems to love his father and admire him. The waltz represents a repetitive step and in the poem the waltz is his father’s constant abuse and interrupts the sweet idealistic dance. The boy’s mother had a face that “could not unfrown itself” meaning that she was an unhappy wife in a brutal marriage. Mothers are known to be the nice, soft, and loving person in the family.
In ‘Daddy’ by Sylvia Plath and The Bee King ‘by Ted Hughes, both poets create and build oppressive and icy imagery around a discourse of entrapment and captivity. Whilst Plath expresses a perception of the world that is underpinned by regret and let down, apprehension and anxiety, but perhaps finally freedom, Hughes expresses that same confused sense of regret and let down, apprehension and anxiety but without a final coming to terms or fixing of the problem. Both poets use twisted paternal images provoking unease in the reader. In both poems, the ports construct images of a father but one, which is in contrast to the reader’s expectation, as we believe a father to be protective, defensive and caring. Instead we are treated to images of neglect,