Marriage, while it was a step into adulthood and womanhood, was also just another way in which women were controlled by men. In Aztec society, marriage provided no equality among the sexes, since newlyweds would always move in with the groom’s family and the males could take as many secondary wives or concubines as they could sustain (Coe and Koontz 198). This sort of behavior denotes that females and males did not stand at the same level when it came to marriage rights since this was a patrilocal society. The ability of a male to take on multiple wives, also provided them with an irregular amount of power over the women in their marriage. By being patrilocal the Aztec society gave a higher importance to the males in a family and diminished
Who would do such a thing? The short story, Ballad of Birmingham is based on a very horrific time frame in history. It is referred to as “The most heinous crime in the history of the civil rights movement” (Alabama University Professors pg. 110).Members of the Ku Klux Klan who made national headlines in the 60’s took the lives of four innocent children who were completely blindsided as their lives were taken in the center of a church. It’s appalling how back then people convinced themselves that they had a logical reason to commit such a horrendous hate crimes.
Short stories are a piece of literature that holds a lesson in a small story, it has meaning behind it and with a large amount of imagery shows a picture of what the writer is trying to say. Short stories have been a very important piece of modern and past literature and always will, each story over the generations shows an evolution of not only english but also life in general. The story girl is an amazing short story by Jamaica Kincaid which has a deeper undertone of freedom while the mother explains how to be a lady. In the short story girl the mother explains how to be a lady, however with a deeper meaning of freedom behind it using a few key lines such as calling her daughter a slut.
In "The Race" by Sharon Olds, the author depicts the emotions of a daughter. Olds conveys the fast paced movement by applying imagery and metaphors. The author shifts from instinct to accepting the situation. Olds depicts the struggles the daughter faces because she has no sense of direction when she says, "...a fish slipping upstream deftly against the flow of the river." By incorporating the metaphor, Olds conveys the struggles of trying to reach a destination.
“The Planned Child”is a poem about a girl who wishes that she had been conceived unplanned, rather than planned. “Conceived in heat, in haste, by mistake, in love,in sex, on cardboard, the little x on the rising line that did not fall again.” (Lines 6-9) The second paragraph of the poem the girl is sharing a glass of wine with a friend when the girl realizes the affection with which she was considered far exceeds her desire to have been imagined in “haste” or “by mistake”. Sharon Olds uses tone and attitude to describe the speakers attempt to deal with feeling unloved leading to wish that she was unplanned.
In line with their attitude about most countries outside the island, nineteenth century England had little idea of what cultures truly resided within their expansive empire. They may have known about India and the Americas, but not their cultures. In order to compensate for their lack of cultural knowledge, the British imagined these cultures to be inferior and in need of guidance, especially the Native Americans in the Americas. Since the world existed for England through such exotic lenses, poems such as Felicia Dorothea Hemans’ Indian Woman’s Death Song came to be. Hemans falls prey to the standard of her time – viewing the Native Americans within the confines on the “noble savage” stereotype.
LFBJ Martin Luther King (MLK) uses Pathos to persuade his readers and uses rhetorical questions. MLK appeals to his audience when he states, “ In justice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” (King 6) MLK. MLK used pathos here to link with the reader’s emotions. It makes the audience think about justice vs. injustice.
Dudley Randall The bombing at Birmingham, Alabama in 1963 was written in a poem by Dudley Randall called Ballad of Birmingham. Where he chooses to write about a little girl getting killed at a church that was bombed. And three other girls who were involved.
Comparison of Olds’s and Uyermatsu’s Poems The literature has many examples of poems that do express the direct moo at the first sights. The Rite of passage by Sharon Olds and Deliberate by Amy Uyermatsu are in this list. The first poem describes the Birthday party of a small boy who should be about six or seven years old. Second work speaks about the growth of female representatives of ethnic minorities, as lines about the makeup and high heels suggest characters are girls.
Dudley Randall’s “Ballad of Birmingham” is a poem rich with historical context about the bombing of an African American church during a time of segregation. While the poem also addresses the social context of the event, it is primarily focused on the history behind it. Dudley Randall dove into the hearts of Americans by telling them the painful truth of what happened in Birmingham, Alabama with “Ballad of Birmingham.” On September 15, 1963, the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was in the transition from Sunday School to worship services at 10:22 am when a bomb exploded in the African American church.
In the novel Fahrenheit 451, the dystopian world that people live in is burning books. Based on how the rules are being followed in the story, it is proven that it is good to challenge the rules because some rules cause harm to others. “It was a pleasure to burn. It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed.” As it shown here, instead of putting out fires, fire men start the fire.
The Letter from Birmingham Jail proclaims the truth of black suffering out to the white community readers. In Birmingham, it is well known that racial injustice has taken a widespread over the black general public; they are faced with police brutality and the consequences of unjust treatments. Consequently, there are more unsolved bombings of black homes and churches in Birmingham compared to other cities in the country. Their own church, where their family, neighbors, and friends come to peacefully worship were targeted by a hate group. When the victimized communities seek justice, they are ignored.