“Mary Moon and the stars” written by Janice Galloway is a short story in which the main character Mary is who we “........................” This is due to the techniques the writer has used these include character, setting, language and symbolism. The author has used the appropriate techniques which results in her success.
In Ron Howards 2005 Cinderella Man, James Braddock is an altruistic gentleman that sacrifices his wellbeing for the good and prosperity of his family. James Braddock works tirelessly to bring money in for his family during the Great Depression. James not only worked as a longshoreman, but he also boxed competitively to earn money. After working two laborious jobs and earning an income for his family, James breaks his hand. This impairment causes James a great deal of pain, but he still continues work through it. The injury was so severe that James was unable to box, and he was starting to lose his matches. The multiple loses of his boxing matches gets him fired. Consequently, the pain also causes James to not use his hand in the shipyard;
In the film Middle of Nowhere Ruby, which is the main character, is transformed significantly throughout the movie. She left medical school to stay close to her husband, Derrick, which had an 8-year term in prison. She kept sacrificing and struggling to get him out of prison until she discovered that he had sexually engaged with one of the officers. This was a shocking point for her and it caused the shift in her perspective and character. She realized that she was stubborn and gave undeserved loyalty to her husband. I believe that all the characters (mother, sister, lover and others) had a huge impact on that transformation, but the person who had the most impact was Derrick. She was expecting him to work, study, and keep his head down thus he could leave prison early and be back with her.
Adventure! Conspiracies! Tragedy! All of this and more is what Sophia Calderwood experiences in the novel, “Sophia’s War,” by Avi. Sophia’s simple life as a 12 year old New York City girl living in the times of the American Revolutionary War gets turned upside down after witnessing the hanging of the famous American spy, Nathan Hale. Sophia claims this to be “the beginning of my extraordinary adventures.” On page 9 of “Sophia’s War,” the text states, “Over time, his [Nathan Hale’s] death proved of greater consequence than his life. Without any doubt, it altered the history of my country as it altered mine. Indeed, what I had just witnessed was the beginning of my extraordinary adventures.” As you can see, Sophia is foreshadowing her future
BAby thesis!!!! Shays’ Rebellion was caused by the weakened national government. The Articles of Confederation did not have a strong national government therefore the yeoman farmers were in a lot of debt because of the post war recession. Since the yeoman farmers were unable to pay the debt the creditors took away the property the farmers owned. Shays’ Rebellion greatly alarmed politicians throughout the nation about the Articles. It brought 5 states together to attend the Annapolis Convention. The Annapolis Convention was a meeting to address the problems of the Articles. Which made the Articles Congress see that revisions to the Articles of Confederation were necessary. The Articles Congress agreed and called for the Philadelphia Convention
“A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry, is a play about a black families experience in 1950s South Side Chicago. The story revolves around what happens to the family when Lena Younger, the matriarch of the family, receives a ten thousand dollar life insurance check upon the death of her husband. Everyone from the family has different plans for what they want to do with the money. Lena Younger serves as the head of the family. She is Walter and Beneatha’s caring mother so they and Ruth call her Mama.
Atticus Finch said “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-...until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”(Lee 39). As a result of this quote out main character will change. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee uses the character and characterization of Scout to show how empathy can change someone’s life for the better. Throughout the book Scout changes quite a bit. In the beginning she was very tomboyish choosing to wear overalls instead of dresses, she also liked to beat other kids up. During the middle of the story she began to have a change of heart. She started to hang out with her aunt more and realized it takes a lot of effort. During this time of self discovery she noticed small details about her friends and family. But by the end of the book she starts to see things from others views to give her insight to how others might see things.
Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun presents the rise of feminism in America in the 1960s. Beneatha Younger, Lena Younger (Mama) and Ruth Younger are the three primary characters displaying evidences of feminism in the play. Moreover, Hansberry creates male characters who demonstrate oppressive attitudes towards women yet enhance the feministic ideology in the play. A Raisin in the Sun is feminist because, with the feminist notions displayed in the play, women can fulfil their individual dreams that are not in sync with traditional conventions of that time.
Having eliminated all bonds of human connection between individuals, the Party intended that ‘the sex instinct will be eradicated… neurologists shall abolish the orgasm’ where the high modal declaration depicts the frightening measures imposed by the administration to prevent revolution. Thus, the relationship between Winston and Julia serves as an outlet of instinct but is also an expression of rebellion against the status quo: ‘their embrace had been a battle…It was a political act.’ Further, the ‘glass paper weight’ motif serves as a reminder of the past, a beacon of hope but in the arrest shatters, signifying defeat to the state. Ultimately, as Winston falls short of liberation, he disintegrates into a shell of his former self: betraying Julia and becomes a mindless vehicle of the Party’s propaganda for Big Brother. Thus, demonstrating the futility of relationships between individuals under political overpower. However, the relationship symbolises a rejection of Party doctrine, parallel to Freder and Maria’s relationship in Metropolis, one acting as an apparatus to drive revolution and unification, relaying both authors contextual concerns of the people’s rejection of
Last night on February 4, 1787, General Benjamin Lincoln attacked members of the Shays’ Rebellion, and successfully captured 150 of the rebels. As a result, Daniel Shays left Massachusetts and fled to Vermont. Shays Rebellion was an armed rebellion consisting of 1,200 angry farmers from Massachusetts. They caused major chaos in this state. On December 26, 1786 Daniel Shays and the rebels revolted in Springfield, Massachusetts insisting that the state legislature address their issues, such as lack of money. However, Massachusetts shut down their rebellion by calling in their militia.
Mother knows best. And yet so many daughters in Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club feel slighted by what the matriarchal figures in their lives have in mind for them, or rather, what they believe their mothers have in mind for them. A perfect storm of expectation, true and false, about love, about success, about being Chinese. The souring of mother-daughter relationships in The Joy Luck Club stem from unrealistic or ill conceived expectations that both parties hold for the other.
In life, people find different ways to cope with their issues. This is the case in “Vaclav and Lena” by Hayley Tanner, where the main characters Vaclav and Lena face many obstacles, but use their imaginations to help them deal with the struggles they face in reality. This relates to the quote “Imagination is the one weapon in the in the war against reality” by Jules de Gautier, because Vaclav and Lena use their imaginations and dreams of better things to come, to ignore the problems they currently face. Vaclav and Lena use their imaginations and dreams of the future to forget about their issues momentarily, and to be able to postpone dealing with them.
In the story “Two Kinds”, the author, Amy Tan, proposes to make readers think of the meaning behind the story. She doesn’t speak out as an analyzer to exemplify what is the real problem between her and her mother. As a substitute, she uses her own point of view as a speaker to state what she is knowledgeable in and what she feels in her mind all along in the story. She has not judged what is right or wrong based on her beliefs. Instead of learning how to solve a family issue, thse author selects to engrave a description diary encompassing her true feeling towards actions during her childhood, which offers readers not only a pure interpretation, but understanding on how the narrator feels discouraged due to failing her mother’s potentials which leads to a large fight between the narrator and her mother. Children carry the weight of parent’s hopes when they grow up and face emotive paths to create an identity.
In Susan Lorraine Hansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun, the themes identified are dreams and faith that each character signifies throughout their struggles in their daily lives. The theme dreams refer to how each of the main five characters: Ruth Younger, Walter Lee Younger, Travis Younger, Beneatha Younger, and Lena Younger dealt with different oppression situations that took part in their lives that put the dreams on hold. Furthermore, the theme also connects towards the faith that each main character had to pursue to keep their family together after the death of a love one. The characters’ in A Raisin in the Sun tries to chase after a separate dream, unfortunately their dreams are utterly pushed away to realize the importance of their family
V for Vendetta, directed by Alan Moore in 2005 was an eye opening film, with aspects from the past and predictions for the future, the film left many uncertain how to feel. Being placed in the dystopian genre, the film uses many codes and conventions to connect them to the genre. V 's revolutionary speech helps bring hope to the society. The film was born through an illness and plague that had effected the world. The storyline begins to unfold with the rising of High Chancellor Sutler, which was oddly similar to Hitler, who created a government to oppress the people’s liberty. V searches for a revolution to overthrow the government and create a new democracy. The scene that I 'm going to evaluate is V 's Revolutionary Speech, where he overthrows