Abstract: Runaway is a traditional motif in women’s writing. But Alice Munro uses this motif differently. In her short story, “Runaway”, Munro explores the psychological transition of the female protagonist, Carla, and investigates the intricate issue of women’s liberation and social reality. This essay discusses how Munro manipulates the focus of narration in order to reveal the mental struggles experienced by showing a complicated runaway experience by a rural Canadian house-wife living an ordinary life. Key Words: Munro; focalization; runaway; characters
3.3. Feminism There are many instances in the novel in which feminist ideology is visible. Traumatized by her childhood experiences, Celie seeks acceptance and fulfilment in relationships built with women. As has been mentioned in the first chapter, Alice Walker states that women may love other women “sexually and/or nonsexually” (1983).
Music was a critical part in the U. S civil rights movement, as it 's for social movements around the world. Freedom songs gave African-American people, new courage and a sense of unity. Suzanne Smith, author of "Dancing in the Street: Motown and the Cultural Politics of Detroit" stated that "Singing in a group helps remind people that they are not alone." Often songs within the movement were subjects by events that occurred within that era such as, Aretha Franklin "Respect," Blue Mitchell "March on Selma" and Bob Marley "Redemption Song. " The music draws direct inspiration from the movement whilst expressing the moral urgency of the struggle.
Song Analysis: “Hurricane” by Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is one of the modern elites of American musical history who has been lifted high by his distinctive and unique singing voice. He is an iconic songwriter full of thought-provoking and controversial lyrics that has attracted and driven many people to appreciate his expensive body of work. He was born in 1941 as Robert Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota then changed his name to Bob Dylan in 1961 after moving to New York City. Bob started his musical career by highlighting themes on political background, composing protest songs as well as being an acoustic type guitar player, founding his repute as free-thinking artist. Bob then changed his style of singing to societal-minded songwriting in 1976 by releasing an album that contained a thrilling mega-truck “Hurricane”.
Johnny Cash, also known as the Man in Black, was a singer, songwriter, guitarist with a rich, booming baritone voice. His musical career spanned half a century. However, it is hard to think of Johnny Cash without thinking of his wife, June Carter Cash. Her unconditional love and support changed his life.
Connie’s Parents, neglectful and somewhat abusive throughout the story, by means of their apathy and resentful badgering drive her to seek escape away from home. This evidenced in Christina M. Gillis’s ““Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” : Seduction, Space, And A Fictional Mode” by the quote “Connie is then, constantly at odds with her family, ever looking forward to her excursions to the drive-in...” As a result of the constant parental neglect and verbal abuse Connie feels unsafe unloved and unwelcome at home forcing her to seek refuge and some semblance of being loved in her outings with friends to the mall, drive-in, and other local “hangouts”. Connie herself, capitulating to the pressures
Eliza Haywood writes the cautionary tale Fantomina in order to instruct women against pursuing their sexual desires. The protagonist, an unnamed “Lady of distinguished Birth” (41), secretly pursued her desires for Beauplaisir under the guise of four different personas, ultimately leading to the ruin of her reputation and being sent to live in a monastery. I will refer to the main character when she is not disguised as the protagonist to avoid confusion. I will be discussing female sexuality, where I will be focussing on certain aspects including sexual identity, sexual behaviour, and how social and religious aspects affect this sexuality. I will argue that Haywood uses the cautionary tale in order to represent female sexuality as distinguishable
The novel scarlet letter was written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. He wanted to expose the immorality that was committed by two parents of a daughter called Pearl. Nathaniel's novel explores the hypocrisy in puritan societies. The novel tells a story of Hester Prynne and her daughter. Hester having committed adultery and tries all what she can so as to ensure that she live of repentance and dignity.
In Chopin 's “The Storm,” female sexuality is explored in a creole woman of the late 1800’s. The short story begins on a scene of an incoming storm, a plot device used by the author to propel the story. This short story describes an encounter leading to an affair between a woman, Calixta, and a man, Alcee. Rather than pass judgment on the characters by condemning the morality of their actions, Chopin simply tells their tale. The author explores this female sexuality by refraining from judgment, meticulously recording the couple’s encounter through allegory and creates a peaceful ending for every character, who, seemingly, are all better off than they were before the affair.
Fiction There are some similarities and differences in "Boys" by Rick Moody, "Girl" by Jamaica Kinkaid and "Lust" by Susan Minot; thus, they will be discussed in terms of the narrator, point of view, and character development. " Boys" is about two brothers and their journey throughout life. During the story they face many conflicts; while "Girl" seems to be a series of instructions from a mother to her daughter. "Lust" is powerful and seductive by the way that the anonymous girl is talking about her life.
Pete Seeger, is the son of Charles and older brother of Mike and Peggy, who "Is known as America 's Most important folksinger. "(loc.gov/folklife) Pete had authored and co-authored many important songs for example, " If I Had a Hammer." He fell in love with the banjo while attending the North Carolina Folk Song and Dance Festival in Asheville. Later he got the chance to work at the Archive of American Folk Song in Washington D.C. by his good friend Alan Lomax and then moved up to a position in the music half of the Library of Congress. Pete had met Woodie Guthrie out on the road and then eventually toured out west with him.
Scott Joplin is important to the culture, history, and legacy of African Americans because…he was a successful composer in his day, and even after his death his music was renowned for the complexity. Because he Changed Ragtime style music he is now known as an american icon. Born in eastern Texas, some 35 miles (56 kilometers) south of present-day Texarkana, to an ex-slave father and a freeborn mother, ragtime composer Joplin rose from humble circumstances to be widely regarded as the "King of Ragtime Composers.
The puritans as a way to help solve this problem started to point fingers and that 's what began the Salem witch trials. McCarthyism starts out a very similar way. After World War Two Americans
In the story, Arnold Friend is a kind of this type of person and has come to take Connie away, and ultimately powerless to disobey him. At one point, Connie observes that Arnold’s voice sounds like the voice of the radio DJ, Bobby King. The DJ’s first name is a link to Dylan’s first name, and the DJ’s involvement in the music world evokes Dylan’s. Oates’s recalling feeling of Bob Dylan is purposeful, adding the power to the story. Oates 's short story also speaks to the song culture that was Dylan 's, which had much influence on teens.
Joyce, like in most of her works, depicts what actually takes place in contemporary society. This has been apart of her work which was influenced by the hard times she spends during her early life. Her work is developed using strong themes to depict the contemporary issues in the society at that time. Where Are You Going, Where Have you been? has been based on fantasy versus reality, the search for independence, and the sexuality to show some of the issues which use experience in the world.