One of her most popular short stories was “Désirée’s Baby”, a piece dealing with race, heritage, and bayou culture. Katherine O’Flaherty was born in 1850 into high St. Louis society. She was raised by her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, all of whom were widowed, well-educated, and independent. Kate was particularly well read and received an extensive education in her youth. She married Oscar Chopin when she was young and had six children in under ten years (Baym and Levine 420).
Paul Keens-Douglas in his 1992 audio excerpt entitled “Tanti at the Oval”, presents through stirring humor the tale of Tanti Merle’s visit to a cricket match between Trinidad and the combined islands at the oval, in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Keens-Douglas vividly describes Tanti Merle’s actions from her preparation for the trip, to the match and, finally her behavior at the game. It can be gathered from the audio that there are critical underlying issues that represent the history of struggle entwined in what the speaker is portraying. The issues encountered revolve around features of Caribbean life and include the significance of cricket, gender relations and the dialectal language. The main aspect of the audio is based on a cricket match; “Trinidad versus de islands, ah big match like dat,” from this
Characters like Mr. Bingley, Mr. Collins, and Lady Catherine all were crucial parts of the bringing together of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth. In life and in novels the author/fate use certain people to bring people together, create situations that wouldn’t have happened without those people, and broaden the persons ideas and mind to accept and articulate things that are brought upon them. In the very beginning of the novel, Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Bingley arrives to Longbourn with his sister and Mr. Darcy in tow. The very first time Elizabeth and Darcy met they were at a ball, and when Mr. Bingley arrived,
This character, Tessie Hutchinson, also hides in the conformity in the beginning, even making humoredly comments such as, “Wouldn't have me leave m'dishes in the sink, now, would you,” as it’s followed by the laughter of other villagers (292). When she arrives for the lottery, she exchanges words with one of her acquaintances, Mrs. Delacroix, which also plays a key role in the theme later. After a long anticipation, the winner of the lottery is chosen, being Hutchinson. Her attitude quickly changes, exclaiming that it wasn’t fair, as the rest of the village closes in on her for the stoning. Even Delacroix selects a stone so big, she must hold it with two
Today is the day for the most fascinating, out of this world adventure, at Dollywood! Our class had an option of choosing our yearly class trip destination, and of course it was Dollywood! Dollywood is a place full of adventure, wonder, and magic! It has everything a girl could dream of it includes: roller coasters, food, animal descriptions, and an area of cognitive-content from years ago. Honestly, to tell you the truth, I had to persuade the class to pick Dollywood, but I knew it would be completely worth it.
Today is the day for the most fascinating, out of this world adventures, at Dollywood! Our class had an option of choosing our yearly class trip destination, and of course it was Dollywood! Dollywood is a place full of adventure, it includes roller coasters, food, animal descriptions, and an area of cognitive-content from years ago. Honestly, I had to persuade the class to pick Dollywood, but I knew it would be completely worth it. So, that day I stood and gave my entire speech on why we should select Dollywood as our class trip destination, "... and for your benefit and mine, we should definitely agree to go to Dollywood.
In the ironic plot twist of a conclusion, “The Storm” by Kate Chopin and “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson demonstrates a similar case in terms of situational irony by concluding the story with an unusual reaction after partaking in a behavior that does not conform to generally accepted standards of the behavior of a “normal” society. Within the setting of “The Lottery” as part of their “normal” society by which some of the other towns have already ceased, the drawing of the lottery. One town in particular however continues to gather in the square to conduct the deep-rooted, ghastly tradition, which has always been a tradition they do not dare to question or change in the slightest including the box used for holding the name of the villagers despite its timeworn appearance. “Mr. Summers spoke frequently to the villagers about making a new box, but no one liked to upset even as much tradition as was represented by the black box.
The short story entitled ‘Tanti at the Oval” was written in 1976 by Paul-Keens Douglas, a Trinidadian writer. Written from a first person perspective, it gives a humorous account of the narrator and his aunt, Tanti Merle’s visit to the oval to spectate an important test match between Trinidad and Tobago and the Combined Islands (presently broken into the Windward and Leeward Islands) during the 1974-1975 Shell Shield tournament. In the story, Tanti Merle’s antics before, during and after the match embarrasses and annoys the narrator. In addition to giving an indication of the popularity of cricket at this time, it also gives an illustration of the relationship between the Combined Islands and other Caribbean countries, the disparity in perspective
YASMA IN ONEDERLAND Some parties just make you wanna jump in and be a guest. And this dreamy ‘Alice in Onederland’ party was no exception. Yasma's parents were inspired by the 1951 Alice in Wonderland movie to throw a party for their little one’s first birthday. All the graphics for the party were designed using scribbled pastel-coloured lines. A child-like font was applied to a custom-made logo that was used to decorate invitations and a number of other festive items, such as framed quotes from the movie, water and juice bottle labels, finger food and cupcake labels, signs, and a photo booth.
At the beginning of Act Three we are introduced to Aya and Ekuwa whose diction sets the gradual tone leading up to the outdooring ceremony of their granddaughter and niece, Anansewa. Ekuwa taunts Aya as she queries as to why her son wants to throw an outdooring celebration for his daughter so abruptly, “I see you are keeping your eyes wide open to make sure that nothing goes wrong with your grandchild Anansewa’s outdooring. Sit down, we’ll be bringing her outdoors in just a few more minutes.” The serene atmosphere of preparation for Anansewa’s outdooring to a chief makes they play enjoyable as the level of anxiety that Aya has for her granddaughter’s outdooring reflects the same nature our grandparents would have for us if our parents were to make a hasty decision. With this being said, it enables me to recollect and feel engaged in their conversation. This quote is also significant as it conveys an uneasy message from Anansewa’s grandmother foreshadowing that Ananse (her son) might be making the wrong decision by abruptly orchestrating an outdoor ceremony for