Christy (1967) is a historical fiction by Christian author Catherine Marshall set in the fictional Appalachian village of Cutter Gap, Tennessee, in 1912. The novel was inspired by the story of the journey made by her own mother, Leonora Whitaker, to teach the impoverished children in the Appalachian region as a young, single adult. The novel explores faith and mountain traditions such as moon shining, folk beliefs and folk medicine. While attending a Christian revival meeting, 19-year-old Christy Huddleson was fascinated when she listened to the founder of an Appalachian mission program as he described the work his group was doing and the needs of the Cutter Gap community. Christy, the daughter of a well-to-do family in Asheville, North Carolina,
The first common theme of the “The Pillowman” and “Room ” is the complexity of human nature. Human nature is so complicated. It is hard to determine a person is completely good or bad because we believe both of the bright side and dark side are inside us. In the story of “Pillowman” , the police Ariel says in the affirmative "I 'm a good police" and "I stand on the right side" (McDonagh, 2003, p.78), and he indeed tries his best to save the third child when he notices the child maybe still alive but not yet buried under the ground. While we think his behavior is praiseworthy as Ariel only have his bright side, however at a time, he and Tupolski torture Katurian and force him to confess or talk about the murder case of the child, which callously
Writing to compare In Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” and Julio Cortazar’s “House Taken Over,” the setting were similar because they both took place in a creepy house . However, in Poe’s story, the setting is in a creepy, almost broken down house. By contrast, Cortazar’s setting takes place in a big house that was very clean.
“The Fall Of The House Of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe and “ House Taken Over “ by julio Cortazar, both Gothic Literatures explaining the lives of those who are too afraid to live, when they believe in buying themselves happiness. In both stories, the setting is based off two extremely large homes that are being taken care of by siblings, both male and female. They end up excluding themselves from each other's lives and begin to follow a routine based of the house. Both keeping you guessing at the end. Did they disappear?
When I was in 8th grade, me and my friends decided to go on the Haunted Hayride. We all got in the tractor which took us to the top of a hill and dropped us off at the start of the maze. When we got out of the tractor we went to the maze entrance and me and all my friends were very scared. Through the whole maze me and my friends were screaming and holding onto each other. At the end of the maze we were all scared but laughing at the same time, but we wanted to go through it again.
From Bauhaus to Our House by Tom Wolfe Tom Wolfe’s scathing short From Bauhaus to Our House obliterates modernist architecture in 111 pages of sarcasm, wit, and an unyielding frustration with everything modern. In the blink of an eye, American architecture transformed into a collection of glass, steel, and concrete boxes. The International style had the U.S. in it’s anti bourgeois grip, and was not letting go anytime soon. Wolfe, with his personal preference to ornate structures, detested modern architecture and the international style.
Virginia Woolf’s short story, “A Haunted House”, and in the film “The others” by Alejandro Amenabar show in special occasions similitudes of feminine gothic literature. The short story and the film develop many gothic elements which are based on external struggle in both works, as in the film and in the short story tries to find out what is happening in the mysterious house. This both works are showing the feminine gothic literature in the setting and the character development, the social and cultural conventions, and the importance of the gothic literature in the genre. The setting in the Virginia Woolf’s short story, “A Haunted House”, is develop in an old house where it existed for many years, and it was occupied for people who living inside of it.
Identity is often a cornerstone in a many important works of literature. The struggle of a protagonist to reconcile with their identity and the expectations or restrictions that accompany this struggle often mirrors real life endeavors and makes important critiques on social structure. The essay A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf makes an influential claim that a woman’s identity as lesser than a man’s in society prevents her from the opportunity to fill her role as a writer while the novel The Bell Jar written by Sylvia Plath describes a woman’s struggle to reconcile with her expectations as a woman in the 1950s. Both pieces make a statement about the impact of identity and its influence on the women faced with the consequences of these societal expectations.
Motifs have a major role to play in children’s literature. One such motif that is utilised in children’s literature that is hugely significant is “The garden”. Motifs such as “The Garden” have been utilised as a setting in children’s literature and furthermore, the utilisation of the motif “The Garden” can signify a variety of perspectives on a child’s text. This assignment will highlight the significance of “The garden” as a motif in a selection of children’s stories and novels. Innocence, Christianity, escapism and growth will be central themes in identifying the garden as a significant motif in children’s literature.
In a country where longing for the past qualifies as a dominant cultural trope - saudade, fado and the long wait for The Desired, D. Sebastian of Portugal are examples of this – the performance My Room / My Rum, premiered at the Condominium Festival, in Lisbon, explores and further unsettles the dynamic between memory and identity. Accordingly, collecting and archiving as necessary means to assert identity are subject to evaluation. It turns out that they both prove unable of determining one’s place in the world, merely disclosing loose traces of life experiences instead. It is fragmentary, non-linear and, altogether, unsatisfying. Seemingly, at a collective level, the Portuguese, still dwelling on the significance of overseas expansion