The political commentary Of Mice and Men, written by the prominent American communist author Steinbeck in 1937, is used to allegorize his views on a capitalist society. Steinbeck’s work follows the protagonists George and Lennie on their challenging journey to make a living and achieve the “American dream” near the town of Soledad. The society Steinbeck has portrayed in his work expresses the futile nature of living in the Great Depression and the reoccurring hardships many characters, including the protagonists, must face. To achieve this, Steinbeck has utilised stylistic features to impart his views within the work. The political undertone that Capitalism is a corrupting force is represented throughout his work through the inclusion of subtle juxtaposition and symbolism, alongside the other prominent socialistic perception of idealizing camaraderie through the context of the setting intertwined with foreshadowing.
To me, Australian poetry does reveal what it means to be Australian, primarily with historical poems. Historical Australian poetry illustrates what life was like, especially in the colonial era when a variety of poetry was written about personal experiences in the new country. ' Clancy of the Overflow' by Andrew Paterson and 'My Country' by Dorothea Mackellar are two significant poems to Australian history, they originated from two different types of perceptions of Australia. Mackellar and Paterson both romanticized the country but they were both longing for an opposite exposure.
In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, the era of the Great Depression in the 1930’s is revealed through a simple story of ranch workers who hope to improve their lives. Migrant workers, George and Lennie, have a friendship that is based on trust and protection. The other workers lack the companionship and bond that these two men have. In the novel, the absence and presence of friendship is the motivation for the characters’ actions.
The issue of not changing Australia day can be very sensitive to indigenous people The date suggestion of moving Australia day to another date is 1st of January, 25th of April (Anzac day) or the 1st of September (wattle day). The solution that Smith proposed was January 26th is a date that’s orientated towards when we gained our independence from British rule or perhaps a date bases on when Mathew Flinders when he first used the word ‘Australia’. The intended audience of this article is everyday Australian multi-cultural Australians. Smith focuses most of his attention trying to persuade people to change 26th of January (Australia day) to change it to First Fleet Day instead.
Literature is an art form that allows writers to share their ideas with the readers, describe their life experience, or reflect historical events. When choosing certain literature genre, writers can find the best way to realize their ideas in certain literary work and achieve their writing objectives. It is also necessary to mention that every particular country and culture has its own literature trends and peculiarities. For example, American literature often deals with such concepts as personal freedom, intercultural communication, and the struggle for liberty. Therefore, captivity narratives represent a significant portion of cultural heritage of American population.
We’ve all heard the Australian stereotypes. But where do the stereotypes come from? Australia’s identity encompasses many widespread stereotypes, some of which are used advantageously to promote Australia on a global scale. Globally, Australia’s main stream identity is that of a baron outback. Adding to the collective stereotype; bogans and yobbos have played a developmental role in the Australians characteristic identity.
Sydney and The Bush The poem “Sydney and The Bush” (2000)by Les Murray talks about the clash between the first two cultures in Australia, the Aborigines and the White Settlers, from an omniscient 3rd person point of view while portraying White Settlers in a negative light, but also mentioning the ‘Australian’ identity using Australian history and the beloved and unique Australian bush. The author makes his intentions clear through the use of poetic devices such as rhythm and repetition, and because each stanza is four lines in total, the form of the poem is Quatrain. This poem describes the clash between the two races using select poetic devices to effectively communicate the author’s point of view and also what it means to be ‘Australian’.
EGL120: The ‘English’ Tradition: An Introduction to Literary Studies Task 1: Essay Scaffold Name: Samuel Hair Student ID: 1081985 Tutor’s Name: Nicole Prowse Word Count: Introduction: • Introduce the topic, the poem, and the hypothesis. (Ensure the topic sentence creates an impact, and interests the reader). • Give a clear summary of the hypothesis; the male authority over the female figure (feminism) • Briefly introduce the initial intentions of the poem – go into more depth in body. • Describe which
Australia is a nation that has prided itself on mateship and the character of those who live and work in the bush, men who exude masculinity. The suburban sprawl and modernisation has lessened the need for men to be innately masculine however society still expects men to be men. This paper will discuss and compare both literal and figurative references to masculinity in both the Summer of the Seventeenth Doll and Johnno. It will firstly look at the assumption of society that men of the bush are more masculine by nature, it will then discuss the role mateship plays in masculinity, this will be followed by looking at how the changing typography of society is bringing a new understanding of what masculinity is and lastly will look at how
Payton Lehnerz English B CP Final Essay American Literature: How it Changed Over Time Literature has been a constant expression of artistic emotion throughout history. Over the course of the years, Literature has developed and changed due to America’s evolution. These changing time periods can be classified into 9 eras: Colonial, Revolutionary, Romantic, Transcendental, Realism, Modern, Harlem Renaissance, Beat Generation, and Postmodern. Throughout the changing history, new literary eras have begun in response to previous eras and events. American Literature has changed over time by adapting previous values, beliefs, and literary characteristics when a new era presents itself; this progression is due to changing societal views in
Literature: Interpretive or Concrete As they grow up, children learn language through the combination of both words and pictures, which paints an image in their mind. The association of words to picture and vice versa is interchangeable as long as the message you are trying to portray is clear. As time passes by and a child’s comprehension of his language advances, society tells that child that his favorite works of literature are frowned upon, just because they have pictures in them. The use of images in works of literature seem to demean the works of comic books by claiming that comics are intended only for children. Therefore, comic books are not seen for their true art, which is to capture a story through the combined use of words and pictures.
Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men tells of the ambitions and works of George and his dull friend Lennie who find work on a farm. The American Dream preaches equal chance for everyone to achieve prosperity and happiness, while this simply is not true for the characters. By the use of repetition of ideas and dialogue, Steinbeck conveys how social and physical inequalities impede the American dream for minorities of the Great Depression. The repetition of the characters’ goal of getting their own house, reveals the characters ambitious nature.
A theme that was evidently a stable for the working farmers, and also the Protagonists Lennie and George was the theme of brotherhood. Brotherhood contributed to the novel in a sense that it created opportunities amongst men which society would deem impossible at the time. People are definitely reliant on human interaction. This is seen in the novel when an African farmhand named Crook, who was segregated at the time because of the color of his skin, talks with his cohort Lennie about how he never has anyone to talk to, stating, “A guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody. DOn’t make no difference who the guy is as long as he’s with you” (Steinbeck 80 1937).