“Your every grief like a blade shining and unsheathed....my sorrow must be laid on your head like a crown” (Cullen, 25-27 & 30-31).The author is trying to say that others can cause grief and sorrow and the connection of one another. In conclusion, both poems are about human connections, but the differences are the topic of the poems, one being about race and the other is about grief and sorrow. The significance of these themes are that both connections of others during the Harlem Renaissance. Both poems expresses the theme of human connections by using words to describe the connections between the author and the community, like the diversity between White Americans and African Americans. But the topic of both are different, Hughe’s is purely based on race, but Cullen’s is the connection of
‘Ballad of Landlord’ lays an emphasis on the conflict with social injustice between people of different social level. Langston Hughes stresses the idea of unfair advantage given to people of higher ranks in society by subtly raising the idea of racial segregation between the blacks and whites. He develops a unique rhythm to represent the different stances between a Negro tenant and a white landlord through uses of dialogue, rhetorical question, and hyperbole. The poem opens up with a repeated structure in the first two stanzas to show the dependence of a tenant on a landlord. “Landlord, landlord, my roof has sprung a leak…Landlord, Landlord, these steps is broken down.” The repetition of structure develops a song like rhythm to represent the relationship between the landlord and tenant similar to a parent(with higher dominance in both power and social ranks) and a child.
Harry Tran English 11 Ms. Lesson 3/21/2017 The Price of Freedom Freedom is one of the human rights, which guarantee by God when he created human equally, each has responsibility for their liberty. Therefore, it makes a lot of arguments around the world, especially in America between the 1800s and 1900s, the dark era of slavery that the slaves have no human rights and treated as properties. At the same time, the 20th century is an evolution of art, illustrious pieces born, some of them considered as typical literary masterpieces. This is the impeccable combination of expressing their feelings through art and poems is a prominent place which included the I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou in 1969 in and Paul Laurence Dunbar’s “ Sympathy” in 1899.
At the beginning of their relationship, Equality 7-521 “do[es] not know why, when we think of them, we feel of a sudden that the earth is good and that it is not a burden to live” (41). Liberty 5-3000 gives him joy in life and helps him to see the good things in her and in himself. Later in their relationship, they give each other unique names which helps Equality 7-521 to feel unique and separated from his brothers. When he starts to think of his sins he realizes that he “do[es] not think of them as Liberty 5-3000 any longer. We have given them a name in our thoughts.
The article "Two Cheers for Sweatshop" both authors Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn have used the Aristotle's rhetorical triangle which includes the main appeals known as logos, pathos, and ethos. Logos is a way to again the readers trust by adding detailed information such as facts about a topic. Nicholas and Sheryl used logos to have their reader believe in what their beliefs are based on whether sweatshops are good for the community of Asian countries or not. The usage of negative comments towards sweatshop such as what the authors said: "Some managers are brutal in the way they house workers in firetraps, expose children to dangerous chemicals, deny bathroom breaks, demand sexual favors, force people to work double shifts or dismiss anyone who tries to organize a union." this causes the reader to believe on what the authors are establishing.
On the inscription, it reads as “I lift my lamp beside the golden door” in the final line. This is supposed to be a metaphorical gateway to a better life but the immigrants and refugees were instead treated to prejudice due to their race, voices and skin tone. Another excerpt from the inscription on Lady Liberty reads “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free.” This seems to paint an accepting country as the idea of America when in reality, when the immigrants were done being processed and allowed into America, these already hurt and exhausted people were introduced to an unaccepting country that wished to throw them aside, making it very hard for any of then to find jobs and live like an equal human to the rest of the population. The way that the “free country of America” treated the immigrants is a sharp and stinging contrast to the American Dream that this country seems to promise
However, ironically this can lead to ones failure. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald the misperception between appearance versus reality is thoroughly demonstrated throughout the whole novel. We meet certain characters such as Jay Gatsby, Daisy and Tom Buchanan who all paint us a vivid picture of what it is like to be living in close geological quarters, but are ranked differently in society. Fitzgerald describes New York as two separated locations, East Egg and West Egg. Although they are geographically close, they differ in respect to morality, happiness and values.
Although the chapter mainly focuses on Solomon Northup’s journey to Washington and kidnapping, Solomon’s actions and thoughts reveal a lot about him. An example is how the chapter conveys how innocent and optimistic he is and how he tries to see the best in people. Despite only seeing one performance from Merrill Brown to a scattered crowd, and never seeing the circus, Solomon still believes Brown and Hamilton to be who they say they are. His desire to find “present employment until the busy season should arrive” also shows his work ethic and what a hard worker he is. In addition, throughout the chapter, Solomon exhibits behaviour that reveals how observant he is.
In analyzing Countee Cullen’s poem “Yet Do I Marvel,” it is evident that the focus of the poem is to try to comprehend the acts of God. Cullen’s diction is convoluted, as he uses terms that seem to oppose each other, causing confusion among his readers. This confusion, which is expressed through his tone, allows Cullen to portray his message in an effective manner. This sonnet from the Harlem Renaissance contains an array of paradoxical lines, which serve as the keys to the poem’s success. Being a black poet struggling to succeed in an era dominated by white writers, Cullen questions the innate goodness of God, which is emphasized through his use of conflicting terminology, and body imagery.
However, of the very few, Miller creates a character who makes an important contrast to these corrupt people. The Crucible teaches its readers the true application of authority along with the misuses of it. To begin with, the people of higher social status utilizes their position for their own gain. Parris uses his position as minister to make absurd demands. For instance, he complains that he is underpaid and request for two items: a higher salary and the deed of the meeting house.
when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro Spiritual: Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!” (King). Dr. King has a way of expressing his emotions within his literature. He is very passionate, and with this passion, he is able to appeal to his audience through pathos.
In his novel Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck outlines many corrupt societal structures intended to exploit and demean individuals based on their perceived value: the inherent exploitative nature of the American Dream, the hierarchy of power in America based on an individual 's ability to work, and the way in which oppressive systems are maintained through a mis-projection of anger of the oppressed. The idea of the ‘American Dream’ motivates workers without giving them any actual gratification; individuals are led to believe that success is inevitable and thus abstain from carrying out the necessary work to achieve their long term goals, preventing lower class individuals from entering positions of power. The American Dream is the concept that
Other employers also deprived their employees of warmth and other forms of comfort. In yet another case, Scrooge’s clerk, Bob Cratchit, works in a tiny, almost tank-like space. Scrooge and other business owners make their employees work for little and in poor conditions and spaces. And one of the best reasons, Scrooge tells Cratchit he is going to raise his salary and make it imperative to help his struggling family. Cratchit’s working conditions are becoming more adequate and how they should be in Victorian England.
To be prideful is human nature, even when it hasn 't been earned. Being proud of who you are and what you have accomplished is an important part of everyone 's life, but sometimes we are prideful without something to be proud of. This kind of pride is shown in the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry through the character Walter Younger. He enters the play with a false sense of pride in being a man, despite the fact that he is a chauffeur who is struggling to support his family. Throughout the plot, he struggles with acceptance of his social status and economical situations, but ends up achieving true fulfillment in simply being proud of who he and his family are as people with aspirations.