It was a product of the second wave of feminism, which was in 1960s Peter Barry, Beginning Theory An Introduction To Literary And Cultural Theory, third edition, Manchester University Press, P. 116) . The feminist literary movement mainly focused on the representation of women in literature, recognising the role that is portrayed by language on what is socially constructed, view if women and men were essentially different due to biology or social construct, explore female language in the text, and to make it clear whether the ideological base of the text is neutral or mainstream (Barry, P. 128, 129) Sylvia Plath was an American writer, she wrote many poems and was mostly recognized as a poet, however, she did write novels, short stories, and children’s books. She was born in 1932 and committed suicide in 1963, she was only 30 years of age. Her most notable works are Ariel, which is a collection of poems, it was published posthumously in 1965 by her husband Ted Hughes -who was
Film Review: “The Opium War” The movie “The Opium War” was filmed in memory of the return of HongKong in 1997. It’s an attempt to rebuild historical cognition. It is about what happened between two empires (the Great Qing dynasty and the Great Britain) in the time that full of opportunities and chaos from 1838 to 1840. The emperor Daoguang decided to forbid opium, bringing back wealth and order to his land. The emperor appointed Lin Zexu as his imperial commissioner, ordering him to go to Guangzhou where the opium trade originates and deliver the emperor’s determination of forbidding opium.
Therefore, the British government sent diplomats to China for reducing the differences and improve the relationship.The British government experienced three failures in the diplomatic negotiation of requesting the trading opportunities, including Earl of Macartney, Lord Amherst, and W. J. Lord Napier. All of them were rejected due to the indecent manners performed. After the three failures, the British government realised that was not only about business, also diplomatic equality. At that time, the dissatisfaction was already in an extreme level. When Charles Eillot sent as a “new chief superintendent of British trade in China” , the war was already about to
The Anglo-Chinese Opium Wars represented the direct consequence of China 's isolationalist and exclusionary exchange arrangement with the West. Opium was to reason to start the war mainly because of its opium effect on the human body, and high demand. Confucian China 's endeavors to bar malicious outside thoughts brought about exceptionally limited trade. Before the 1830s, there was yet one port open to Western vendors, Guangzhou (Canton) and yet one thing that the Chinese would acknowledge in exchange, silver. American and English traders, restless to address what they saw as an exchange lopsidedness, set to import one item that the Chinese did not have, however, which they constantly needed: it was opium.
Edgar Allen Poe, a brilliant author, once said, “Years of love have been forgot, In the hatred of a minute.” In the novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, several characters encounter this type of conflict, specifically the main character Henry. Throughout the novel, several conflicts occur, and the time frame of the setting emphasizes these conflicts. This novel takes place during the bombing of Pearl Harbor, which was an attack by the Japanese. This is significant to the book because Henry is a Chinese boy in love with a Japanese girl named Keiko. Not only are there conflicts between Keiko and Henry, but also Henry and his father, and Henry and his son, Marty.
Inflation was a key economic factor caused in the time of the civil war. During the Sino-Japanese war, the GMD had to borrow a lot of money from abroad in order to make up the loss of revenue due to the Japanese occupation of China’s economically thriving provinces. In order to pay off the debts, Chiang’s government had to resort to issue more and more paper currency, which in turn caused the value of money to drop. This lead to inflation, meaning that people’s wages were worth a lot less and China was in a financial crisis. The magnitude of the problem can be determined from “The civil war brought a worse inflation.
His brother has also just died, and his brother George is in financial difficulty. George steals from his mother and goes gambling much of the time. When George asks John for money, John has Lamia published to provide the money. According to Porscha Fermanis, substantial cricticism on Lamia posits that the poem is observed that this poem is “concerned with money” (Fermanis, 2009, p. 99) and that “Keats’s own anxiety over money during the composition of Lamia resonates throughout the poem” (Kelvin Everest summarized in Fermains 99) but Keats represents his view about money in this way that it relays the large debate about the effects of trade and commerce on the social, economic and political
These people had “no permanent interest in their well-being” and returned to England after “forty-five or fifty-five years of age with large pensions (Doc. #2).” This shows the British government used India as a source of wealth and controlled the people without thinking of the repercussions of their actions, such as taxing Indians without giving them the ability to represent themselves. During the terrible famine of 1768, millions of Indians were dying of starvation, yet the British continued to raise taxes not taking into account that Indians “didn’t even have enough money for food, let alone taxes (Doc. 3).” In addition to this,
One of the literary sources of Callimachus in epigram 5 must be Alcman’s 26 PMGF. Although the halcyon was already a symbol of unmarried girls in the Iliad, in the Hellenistic times the halcyon becomes a symbol of marital devotion and a paradigm of desirable female behavior. We can assume, at least, that the image of the halcyon as described in Alcman’s 26 PMGF belonged to Callimachus’ literary stock and that he must have used it every time he needed it. b) Apollonius Apollonius relationship with the Ptolemaic court was widely known. He was the successor of Zenodotus at the Library, and he had a really close relationship with Philadelphus and Arsinoe.
He talks about the famous kings who have built the city where it stands today. It was a city of kings and monarchs, of poets and story tellers, courtiers and nobles. But no king lives there today, the poets feel lack of patronage, and the old inhabitants, still alive, have lost their pride and grandeur under a foreign yoke. By taking a central character as Mir Nihal, the author crafts his novel step by step that what Mir Nihal does feel and react by seeing the decay