During my Master’s studies, I pursued a dual major in international relations and political science since I believed the more I learned, the more being capable of deconstructing the conventional narrative. In my life in graduate, I found my interest of being a teacher and the interest of interdiscipline study. First, though I was still challenge for my preference of gender studies from my classmates, I found myself turning out to enjoy how to tell, or even to persuade them, the importance of gender studies and how feminism impacted political theories. Also, with my job as a teaching assistant, I found my passion in advocating and telling others the importance of gender
Word choice gives a better sense of what the author wants to tell his/her audience. In the narrative essay, “The F Word”, the author tells her view about America. Some of her ideas about America are positive and some of them are negative or neutral. The word choice determines whether the sentence is positive, negative, or neutral. One example of positive is “America is a great country” (Dumas).
Christine de Pisan's quest for truth in the Book of the City of the Ladies The Book of the City of the Ladies ultimately represents and reinforces woman’s values during the text. Pisan uses three major characters to develop her thesis, which are Lady Reason, Lady Rectitude, and Lady Justice. These characters were used as reference and evidence of the woman’s true worth, more importantly they help the reader understand the main argument in a unified and convincing fashion, this argument will be discussed later on. We will study and research the most important aspects of Pisan’s Book of the City of the Ladies quest for truth, specifically on the character Lady Reason, with an emphasis on discussed issues; which are woman’s education, causes of misogyny, and inventions. Pisan’s Book of the City of the Ladies is a feminist text written in between the fourteenth and fifteenth century.
Being one of Virginia Woolf’s first novels, Jacob’s Room is an example of how Woolf incorporated modernism to distinguish herself from other writers and novels. She conveys this theme of modernism with her disjointed syntax. The recollections of Jacob’s mother and closest friends in his life are ambiguous narrations that resemble her theme of humanity, how the readers have a lesson to learn from Jacob’s life. In addition, she uses the the symbolism of the character’s letters to embody her theme of communication which adds to her perspective of death. Woolf brings across her topics of humanity, death, and communication in this novel to bring to the reader’s attention the importance of “living life to the fullest” with her techniques of disjointed syntax, ambiguous narration, and symbolism.
To answer my question, however, it is necessary for me to look deeper into the classical novel. Charlotte Bronte created a character who cared about education and she was someone who was capable of achieving whatever it is that she set her mind to. Her hunger to make something of her life showed qualities of a feminist; for example as I said earlier a feminist is a person who knows that they have options, are capable, and knows that they should not be limited. This quality is shown when Jane decides that she needs something more than the Lowood School she received her education and started her teaching career, “And now I felt that it was not enough. I tired of this routine of eight years in one afternoon…For change, stimulus…grant me at least a new servitude!” (102) Further into her internal musings about what she should do next Jane thought, “A new servitude!… It is not like such words as Liberty, Excitement, Enjoyment: delightful sounds truly, but no more than sounds for me, and so hollow and fleeting that it is a mere waste of time to listen to them.
The book of “Pride and Prejudice” describes the events of Elizabeth Bennet and how she is able to learn important lessons from her mistakes throughout the story. The author of the novel Jane Austen uses Lizzy’s character to show growth and change through not only herself but her relationships. Throughout the story Lizzie changes her perspective on how she views Darcy as a person due to the way he changes to make her respect him. The learning process creates an eye-opener for Lizzie in the realization of people and events that helped her build her character. Lizzy becomes prejudice toward Darcy but at the end of the novel she comes to be more fair toward him.
Sabrina Bui Mrs. Belluz ENG3U 3/2/2015 Introductory Assignment After reading Emma Watson’s speech on gender equality for the “HeForShe” campaign, the thesis statement can be found on the 5th paragraph. I believe that this is the thesis statement because she does not start her speech with her thesis right way. She includes an introduction before the thesis to draw attention from the audience that sets a general idea of her belief. Furthermore, Emma Watson provides a definition of gender equality that states her main points that she focuses in her speech, such as “the theory of political, economic and social equality of the sexes”. This is a strong statement that proves her stance on gender equality and where it is most prominent.
When investigating Austen’s writing style for Pride and Prejudice, the first thing to look at is the structure of the plot. According to Mary Basson, an AP English teacher who teaches Jane Austen’s works, makes a brilliant analogy to that of a popular dance of the time: the minuet. This dance is very structured much like the expected writing of the time. Austen is writing in the style of the enlightenment which is supported by the use of balance paired with symmetry, but there is also idiosyncratic characters that show the greater influence of the time which was romanticism. So her characters are adhering to an enlightenment framework, but they are fueled by emotion moreover than logic.
This study attempts to raise and answer questions about the ideology of the Restoration dramatists, and their portrayal of the Eastern woman as virtuous and honorable, unlike Renaissance drama playwrights, also to connect their rewriting of well-known plays to the political situation at that time. The research will also be going to explore the expression of "cultural renegade" and its relationship with the change of the ideology between the two eras, and to figure out the implications of politics
The Ideas that society constantly has been making for marriage and love has overcome what we can fulfill. Like Katherine Porter claimed, “Love must be learned, and learned again and again; there is no end to it.” Jane Austen, an author who lived in the 19th century, wrote on various accounts of the ideals of marriage and the importance of love and status in her era. The power of imagination controlling point of view is demonstrated in Jane Austen’s symbols within her novel. In the novel, through plot and character details, symbols are placed in order to demonstrate the deeper meaning of one feelings and intentions as well as the various perspectives of society. Considering Austen’s novel, the control imagination has over situations is