- Regardless, Austen’s minimalism encourages one to actively interact with Pride and Prejudice. Her minimalism highlights the social aspects of space rather than its particulars. - Her minimalism invites readers to imagine the particulars by purposely creating voids into which ones perceptions seep. - Austen doesn’t merely avoid minute descriptions like Samuel Johnson does, instead she turns prohibition into possibility. -
Therefore, she thinks princesses teach false lessons on morals, speculating less attractive girls will be bullied. Although Orenstein takes a second wave feminist approach, Poniewozik has a third wave feminism viewpoint, which states women can perform female and male tasks. Poniewozik describes various new princess movies that have a third wave feminism approach, for example in The Prince & Me, Paige chooses her career of becoming a doctor over the prince (324). However, in the sequel, she marries the prince and continues working as a doctor. He advocates for the new movies as they teach independence and prioritizing personal goals in order to demonstrate that girls can be successful going to college and getting a career.
Pascoe’s main argument about the “fag discourse” is that the practice of predominately straight males to call other people, objects, or events fag or gay isn’t simply a matter of homophobia or a negative outlook on gay men and that instead it is part of a larger societal issue that promotes and encourages any male to be undeniably masculine. She expands on this by exploring and discussing some of the many ways that this mindset harms all those within its reach at any and every level. As the term would imply, the use of fag or gay as a negative term hurts those that are in fact gay males. Despite the fact that the term has slightly deviated from its specific use to put gay individuals down and has become a generalized insult, it still has and for the indefinite future will maintain that connection to gay men.
Response #2 Thomas Mann was quoted stating that “Speech is civilization itself. The word, even the most contradictory word, preserves contact- it is silence that isolates”. The quote is trying to illustrate the need for language to connect people together. Both Beckett and Faulkner agree that words are meaningless entities trying to express an idea. Faulkner’s beliefs go farther to demonstrate how unreliable and the separating nature of language; meanwhile Beckett would agree with the quote that even the meaningless word protects the individual from isolation, keeping them strongly planted in routine and the boredom of living.
Paglia makes another double standard argument when she appeals, “This is male sex. Guess what, it’s hot. Male sex is hot” (145). She is basically saying that man cannot control their feelings and his desire for a woman simply because he is a man. She adds on, “There’s an attraction between the sexes that we 're not totally in control of” (145).
Nora Helmer in “A Doll House” is a very different and bizarre character. At times, she can be acting different ways that will have the reader confused. Nora Helmer is not only a smart character but very sneaky with what she does. Nora can just about manipulate anyone with her sweet words and her lustful body she presents to the people. She is not looked at as a female follows the morals and values of how women should be presenting themselves.
These flavours of irony are enhanced through characters’ names. “Alec D’Urberville” is a counterfeit D’Urberville whereas “Tess Durbeyfield” is a rightful “D’Urberville”, evoking male perfidy and nobility of the “fallen woman”. Similarly, through the play title “Hedda Gabler”, Ibsen’s refusal to subsume Hedda’s personality into her marital title “Tesman” foregrounds her unorthodox personality, portraying the encumbering marriage facing every Victorian women, in which the limitation of the feminine role is embedded in the very nomenclature of society. The writers endow Tess and Hedda with strength necessary to unleash revenge against the “seducer”, a polemic against masculine subduer of female innocence.
Mark Twain once said, “There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.” Have you noticed that when something is forbidden or dangerous, it becomes more attractive? It is a result of man’s desire to learn about the unknown, so when something is forbidden, it immediately catches our attention and seems to coax the beholder into giving in to it. Mark Twain conveys this message in his quote. In The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, the actions of Offred the Commander and Serena demonstrate through their characterizations and memories in a dystopian society how temptation leads to irrational decisions.
In life, people tend to turn a blind eye to or find it challenging to come to terms with their inner corruption, depravity, and despair. In Joseph Conrad’s profound novella Heart of Darkness, however, humanity’s darker side is addressed in a way that is impossible to ignore. Conrad’s meticulous utilization of diction and symbols captivates and enthralls the reader while also heavily contributing to the overall success and meaning of the novella. In his passage, Conrad, instead of adhering to the traditional notions of purity and evil associated with the symbols of light and dark, intentionally subverts and intermingles them to reveal underlying themes concerning the immorality inherent in human nature and the unbelievably horrific tragedies
Usually considered a controversial novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger can often express the feelings of being an outcast and the desire to find a meaning in the world. Holden Caulfield, the protagonist of the novel, though often complains of the phoniness of the world around him, has a way of creating a deeper meaning within the readers. While the truth may be that Salinger purposely set the story in such a way that the readers will be able to connect with Holden, not often do readers find it easy to do so. While Holden believes that everything around him are wicked and phony, there is part of him trying to protect the innocence of those not corrupted by such phoniness. Although Holden wants to protect and save the innocence of children, can he really do so if cannot protect himself and trust those around him.
Some people think that acceptance already .“As far as the gay issue, I don’t give a damn one way or the other as long as they don’t bother me…… Laramie is live and lets live.” While this might work for the heterosexual community the homosexual community could not disagree more. 'Live and let live ' is, at best, a load of crap. It basically boils down to: 'If I don 't tell you I 'm a fag, you won 't beat the crap out of me '.
Two women are the most important in a grown man’s life, his wife and his mother. Adam Gopnik, New York University, Institute of Fine Arts graduate and a long time writer for The New Yorker explores his relationship to these women in his article “Bread and Women” (AdamGopnik.com). Gopnik describes how his sojourn into bread baking uncovered insights about his mother and spouse. He utilizes allusions, epithets, and dialogue to portray his wife and mother as important individuals who are unique and interesting in their own rights. Gopnik uses allusions to ancient buildings and famous figures to clarify the complex personalities of his beloved muses.
Chapter seventeen of How to Read Literature Like a Professor focuses on how authors employ sex in their writing as a way to encode other things. For example, in the 2015 romantic comedy film, Trainwreck, Amy Schumer plays a young woman with a liking for booze, sex and drugs. The film begins with a scene where Gordon Townsend is explaining his reasoning for why monogamy isn’t realistic to his two little girls. The film then flashes twenty three years forward, directly into a sex scene featuring Amy and a one night stand. The scene is fairly short and it is obvious that the attraction on Amy’s side is limited, for she pretends to fall asleep soon after walking in the door.