I’m not sure what loosing a child feels like and I hope I never have to know, but this song would probably be something that I would like to hear in that scenario. It seemed like the kind of melody that could calm the nerves. This takes us to when she was first experiencing her love stage. Like any young woman her age, she started to fall for the prince of Shechem, Shalem. As we read in the book, a young woman falling in love is a sign of early womanhood.
The Awakening is a book written by Kate Chopin and it is quite a journey. Being just over a hundred pages in length, this novel gives an adequate picture of the protagonist Edna Pontellier, who consistently challenges the roles that society has placed on her. In her own words, she says “I would give my life for my children, but I wouldn’t give myself ” (45). This not only foreshadows her ultimate fate, but it also shows the readers that Edna is not willing to suppress her passions and desires for anybody. It appears that Chopin is making the argument in her book that Edna’s form of resistance, while admirable, comes at a price.
mother half doubted... thou art not my child! Thou art no Pearl of mine!...said the mother… (Hawthorne 89-90). Even though Prynne is playfully stating this question there is this inner question that she is not able to hide after the fact that Pearl is present to constantly make Prynne question herself. “God gave her the child…
Margaret Sanger was an American activist in the fight for women’s rights in the form of birth control and sex education. On top of these accomplishments, she was also an established writer and nurse. Sanger also coined the term “birth control,” established what is now known as Planned Parenthood, and was extremely influential in creating a public dialogue about women’s reproductive rights. Sanger was an unconventional figure in activism because her goal was to obtain society’s support for contraception. Previously, not only was birth control illegal, it wasn't even spoken of, treated as a taboo topic by most people.
“Beauty is not just a white girl. It's so many different flavors and shades.” A quote most famously used by Queen Latifah. Julia Alaverze the author of ‘I want to be Miss.America’ faced the struggle of loving and appreciating her beauty when she moved to the United States with her family.
Law and culture is a different matter from stereotyping gender identity. The only connection that Williams experiences is her personal story of her child and the story of baby Storm on the community’s response (545-546). William does have an idea about the culture background, but that does not make her a psychologist or a sexologist on stereotyping gender? Although, Williams used supporting details about the teacher’s response at the nursery school, the story about baby Storm, and expecting parents being eager to find out the sex of their baby, but she failed to incorporate additional information how society is lead up to gender identity obsession (546-547). There has to be many studies conducted on this relevant topic because it is a debatable issue, if society is consumed with stereotyping gender.
FRQ#1 “The Century Quilt” The poem “The Century Quilt” written by Marilyn Nelson Waniek is a poem written through the eyes of a girl obsessed with a quilt which holds centuries of memories. As the poem starts the develop, the message of the main character’s story is expressed through Nelson’s use of hyperboles and imagery. Other elements of the poem such as the structure and tone create and help achieve the deeper message of the poem.
My Connection: Virgina previously said that it would be impossible for a woman to write the plays of shakespeare in the age of Shakespeare, so now she builds on that by describing to us why it was so impossible, through Judith’s story. As she tells us Judith’s story we begin to get an insight on the things that made it impossible. Textual Quotation and Technique (3): “How, then, could it have been born among women whose work began, according to Professor Trevelyan, almost before they were out of the nursery, who were forced to it by their parents and held to it by all the power of law and custom?” This is a rhetorical strategy because Virginia is asking the reader a rhetorical question.
Despite the ideology of her time, Gilman never resisted expressing her thoughts and feelings through her writing. By the early twentieth century, she had become an extremely influential women’s rights advocate, and author. Contrary to her doctor’s orders, she decided to reflect on her horrible experiences in her short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper” (U.S. National Library of Medicine). At first, Gilman tried to have her story published in The Atlantic Monthly, but the editor declined because the story made him “miserable” (Straub 1). After being rejected, The New England Magazine agreed to publish Gilman’s story.
Hour of Freedom “The Story of an Hour” is a short story written by Kate Chopin. It details a wife named Mrs. Louise Mallard, who struggles with a heart condition. After learning of her husband, Brentley Mallard’s death in a railroad accident, Mrs. Mallard deals with grief in many stages. Chopin incorporates many literary devices throughout “The Story of an Hour,” but imagery is the most evident.
The future is what the people want it to be. Every women in America has the power to make a change. We all have rights but so does the unborn child inside their mother. Their voice cannot be heard but yet some people assume that the child is nothing but cells, not yet human-like, so it is okay to abort. No!
Sharon M. Draper has used character and an engaging plot to create a novel of contemporary realistic fiction about an eleven-year-old girl living with cerebral palsy. Even though every reader cannot relate to having a disability, almost every reader can relate to Melody’s desire to fit in and be accepted by her peers. Draper uses Melody’s internal dialogue (she is unable to speak) to reveal her personal journey and perspective. The plot further reveals Melody’s internal and external struggles as she tries to merge her world with that of her peers. While the plot flows logically, Draper adds a twist when our protagonist is left behind and misses the competition.
“You wanted a women 's culture. Well, now there is one. It isn’t what you meant, but it exists. Be thankful for small mercies.” (Atwood 124) Offred is looking back on her past life to a story her mother once told her.
As for the difference between topic and theme, I only used the word “theme” once in my essay, and then correctly, to describe a detailed message seen throughout A Long Way Gone. My topic sentences were not cringe-worthy, yet still could bear improvement and clarification. Those in the second and third body paragraphs in my essay were sufficient in stating the argument, though were still fairly general. The four basic elements of my introductory paragraph were there, though imperfectly executed. The hook that opened the paragraph was interesting, but further in, Brecht’s poem was introduced then left without sufficient analysis or an explicit statement of the theme that I would be connecting to the memoir.
When I was 12 years old, my mother began her extended relationship with the literature of Terry McMillian. Particularly, her books Waiting to Exhale and Mama, which for my mother, captured a specific moment in her life so genuinely, that I often found her crying or writing out her own thoughts during her private reading sessions. Watching my mother’s engagement with these books and Terry McMillian’s depiction of black female baby boomers was exhilarating, but more importantly, an indirect invitation to repair our relationship that was becoming fractured. Coming of age as a black tween girl in the nineties was difficult. Especially since I was entering a new phase of my young life and challenging my mother aggressively throughout the process because I did not quite understand what I was experiencing.