This is the mindset that permeates both Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest and Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. Both plays, having been written at the end of the 19th century, offer insight into how this societal pressure creates an environment in which women face a particularly large amount of pressure to find wealthy, suitable husbands rather than ones they truly love. This issue of marriage being classified as business is best summed up in The Importance of Being Earnest when Algy, after having learned Jack intends to propose to Gwendolyn, remarks, “I thought you had come up for pleasure…? I call that business” (Wilde
The title refers to an hour that passes during the period when the protagonist, Mrs. Louise Mallard gets information that her husband is dead and the time when she finds that he is alive. When the story was first published, it generated a lot of controversy due to the subject matter (Chopin and Chopin). .1.2. Ambrose Bierce’s “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” First published in The San Francisco Examiner during 1890, the short story, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” or “A dead man’s dream”, was written by Ambrose Bierce. After that, the story was republished in his collection, Tales of Soldiers and Civilians.
Was Adnan Syed, a teenage Muslim from Woodlawn High School, responsible for the death of Hae Min Lee? In the podcast series Serial, Sarah Koenig explains the events of 17-year-old Hae Min Lee’s death. She was contended dead at 2:36, only 21 minutes after the release bell of the school day. Through many difficult days of investigating, Koenig discovers ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed and acquaintance Jay Wilds together on the day of Lee’s disappearance, January 13th, 1999. Jay has told court officials that he believes Adnan is guilty of Hae’s murder, but Syed and other testimonies disagree.
Chronicle of a Death Foretold, a novel written by Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, describes the murder of Santiago Nasar, the son of an Arab immigrant living in Colombia, twenty seven years after it took place from the perspective of a journalist. This novel explains how Angela Vicario, after being returned to her family on her wedding night once her husband, Bayardo San Roman, discovered she was not a virgin, names Santiago Nasar as the man who stole her virginity. Angela’s protective, twin older brothers, Pedro and Pablo Vicario, seek out and kill Santiago in an attempt to restore their sister’s honor. Twenty seven years later, the narrator, who was close friends with Santiago, retells this story from the perspective of a journalist. However, the unnamed narrator does more than just the story of Santiago’s death;
John Quincy Adams might as well be sailing his ship in the ocean of Pathos his mother sends to him while he’s headed to France. Abigail Adam’s letter to her son is chock full of emotional persuasion to convince him of his greatest human potential possible. Her motherly love shines through within a concerned tone in the figurative language and syntax she has written. She essentially draws in her son by reiterating any confidence he has within himself by assuring his skills by her judgement. She repeatedly praises him by comparing him to the likes of higher powers.
Abigail employs strategies of emotionally charged words and phrases that only a mother can say to her son. In her letter she opens the letter with the phrase, “MY DEAR SON”. This phrase is notable because of the effects that it is intended to give to the audience, her son John Quincy Adams, she is setting a mood and tone of a loving and compassionate mother. She is using the position of her authority as his mother to push him her love for him is why she knows this trip is great thing for him. The reader can see that Abigail loves her
Patria and her husband have the most successful and happy marriage in the book, mainly because of their spirituality. "Mate" and her husband Leandro also have a very happy marriage, and a shared cause in the rebellion. Though, Dedé and her husband, Jamito, have the worst example of a marriage in the book. Dedé even thinks about divorcing Jamito at one point in time! Research shows that in Alvarez's book, In the Time of the Butterflies, she correctly reflects that when a marriage has a shared core belief or other commonality, it will have less
Although the book had more action than last time and showed the sisters getting involved in the rebellion, I found it disturbing that Dedé wanted to marry her cousin. When the text states, “Her cousin now seems to quicken something in her heart” (Alvarez 67), I was confused by Dedé love for her cousin. And when she ended up marrying Jaimito and had kids, I was ultimately disturbed. Despite this, the action in the book had picked up and it was entertaining reading about the start of the rebellion. I noticed that the girls get married at a young age.
Emmett Louis “Bobo” Till was born on July 25, 1941 and was a fourteen year old African American boy from Chicago who was brutally murdered in Money, Mississippi. His murder has been known as a key event that empowered the Civil Rights Movement. Chris Crowe the author of this book is an English professor at Brigham Young University. Crowe began writing as he was teaching English, spending numerous evenings, weekends, and occasions hammering out stories and articles on an electric Smith Corona typewriter that year, he also published his first article. When he was 25, he was a writer for The Arizona Golfer, and the following summer began composing a humor section for The Latter Day Sentinel.
In Cold Blood, written by Truman Capote in 1966 tells the story of the murder of a prominent family in 60’s Kansas. Capote traveled to the small town of Holcomb, and befriended many of the townsfolk and the detectives involved in the trial to tell the story of a violent event that shaped this community for the decade until the eventual conviction and execution of the killers. Because of information being told, Capote makes the choice of writing his novel as if it were a news report. This journalistic structure and word choice helps to establish the serious and dark tone of the novel. In the beginning of the book, one of the first things Capote does is establish the setting.