As shown in the story the key by Nnedi okorafor. She tell a story of a young girl named fwadaus who lost the house key of her uncle’s house .After losing the key fwadaus decided to burn her hand so as to attract sympathy from his uncle who mistreated her . The story says “this fateful day, she lost something not so little- she’d lost the key to the house and she was terrified of her uncle‘s wrath.” and the story continuously say. “Only two weeks ago, he had beaten fwadaus for spilling a pitcher of milk. She’d fallen and hit her head, knocking herself unconsciously for thirty seconds.
Book Report #4 The book I read this quarter was Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood. Its Lexile level is 680. This book is about a 11-year old girl named Gloriana Hemphill, who now comprehends how much racism is a problem in her hometown in Mississippi in 1963. In this book Glory is overwhelmed with how her town is handling people who are different than they are. She realizes that her favorite local pool is closing down so colored people can’t swim with the whites.
Sophie Flack elaborates on these issues through each chapter in her book, Bunheads by using her choice of rhetorical devices and style to show readers just how difficult it is to be a ballerina. Throughout the book, Flack primarily uses ethos. She uses this to her advantage because she was a ballerina (“The Boston Globe.”). This makes it very easy to write a book about something that consumed a lot of her time. Her main character, Hannah, is based off of herself.
One of the trials was killing the second name on her list, Vernita, while her daughter witnesses it. The second trial was when she was buried alive by Budd, and had to claw and dig herself out of her own grave. The third trial was when Beatrix comes across Elle fighting for her vengeance retrieving her sword. She is successful after plucking out Elle's other eye which leaves her blind. In this story, I believe the stage, meeting with the god or goddess, was early on when she received the one of a kind sword that Hanzo crafted for her.
[…] I am a foreword movement in time. […] I am no longer hers to command” (351-356). It is finally clear to Astrid that losing her mother is what allows her to obtain complete control over herself. Furthermore, Astrid goes fishing with Claire and Ron and catches a fish. When Ron attempts to help her, Astrid overreacts because she wants to be in control of the process of catching the fish, “‘I got one, what do I do?’ It was my fish.
Craft 7: The Healer by Aimee Bender The Healer by Aimee Bender tells the story of two girls: ice girl and fire girl. These two characters although cancel each other out, but on their own, their lives are bound together in a way that one need the other while the second seem like she does not care either way. To bring these characters alive, we have a first-person narrator who I think is the secondary character that helps the story advance and moves the characters around to tell us what is going on in the lives of our characters. This story has crafts elements that make it works. The narrator which play an important part, coupled with the imagery makes the form of the story interesting.
Reaching the end of the story, the same innocent girl comes back into view. She “put on [her] white burial dress, [her] white veil, as befits a virgin” and excepts her fate just as women accepted their place in society (Atwood 266). Quite unexpectedly, I have attempted to show this story in a new light. Through the reading of Margaret Atwood’s short biography and her clever “Lusus Naturae,” I found an interesting symbolic connection between the treatment of women and the monster in this story. As many other literary texts such as Jane Eyre or Gone with the Wind are more straight forward with their exhibit of views on women, this short story requires a more in depth, close reading to illustrate
In her essay Nancy gracefully articulated her perception of her situation and chooses to label her as “Crippled”. The struggles that she goes through to in a day to day bases, for example when she starts off the essay by describing her experience in a bathroom stall and how she laughs at her own situation. She insightfully defines her being crippled in the way she pursues and interacts with the world. As I defined the word in a sense of being incompetent in day to day societal procedures which is exactly proven in the essay. She is slow and struggles in her day to rituals and she accepts it.
The washwoman obstinately determines to work even though her health fails due to her elderly age. “’I could not rest easy in my bed because of the wash’, the old woman explained. ‘The wash would not let me die.’ (Singer)” In the end, she dies because of the immense stress she puts on her body. Gloomily, the Jewish family she worked for ends up having a funeral for her, despite her Christian faith. Noticeably, The Washwoman proves the undeniable fact of human fatality and loss.
Woman are traditionally seen to be fragile and pure (white being the symbol of purity), thus “Little Snow White” does a good job in emphasising this ideology of women. The Queen’s blood being drawn is yet another symbol of the fragility of women, however this idea can be extended to include the image of womanhood through monthly menstruation. Furthermore, as demonstrated in the Grimm Brother’s “Aschenputtel”, Snow White must do “heavy work from morning to night” in order to be allowed to stay at the seven Dwarfs cottage (118). Thus, Snow White must do traditional feminine tasks through keeping house – cooking, cleaning, washing and sewing – in order to earn her place. All of the motifs mentioned above are strongly associated to the view of a female’s