Bechdel 's graphic novel, Fun Home, is a riveting memoir that recounts the relationship between her and her late father. She uses her personal history to demonstrate the complex and distant connection they both shared. And while Bechdel’s work entertains it allows us to see how people can conceal their true selves. Bechdel’s family had to two personas, a facade, which was only shown to the public and their true selves which, they showed
A Professor for the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Carol Hay, addresses the manor of the misconception that women professors have one job, to teach. Hay writes this to express her opinion about how students may believe that women professors are going to coddle them, or in a guy's case, be their “plaything”. In order for Hay’s point to be heard she uses a strict, yet pleading, tone to get her readers to understand that being a woman professor can be tough. In today's world many people don't grasp the fact that women aren't just toys or always supposed to treat people like their children. A professor that is a woman is indeed professional about her job so students need to understand that being a professor is the only thing they are to them.
“I like to tell stories, stories in my head sometimes. Sometimes when the Mailman comes by-” (Cisneros 109), in this quote, Cisneros is using her stories to escape the boredom and drudgery of everyday life, passing the time by imagining a story. “I am going to tell you a story about a girl who didn’t belong” (Cisneros 109) In this quote it seems like she has some things to get off her chest in the form of a story. Normally when authors use this style of introducing a story when reflecting on something. Cisneros uses the story of Rafaela to symbolize a need to escape, in her case literally.
By the end of the novel during the court scene and Tom’s death, we see the final stages of her development and how far she has come as she can 't stand for Tom’s discrimination which only further proves her power to rebel against something that everyone conforms to. This shows her make her own opinion about racism which creates the exciting environment that we find ourselves in while reading. The novel has many important points and moments which make a lasting impression on us even after reading the novel. One of the biggest ideas which are focused on in this essay is Scout 's development and how it allows her to forge her own opinions. Scout learns to separate herself from the conforming sheep that Maycomb residents are described to be.
Linda Pastan and Sharon Olds are two of the most influential contemporary writers. They write about personal experiences as well as topics that are going on in society today. Pastan focus more on marriage, parenting, and grief she is interested in the anxieties that exist under the surface of everyday life (Foundation). As for Olds her poetry is remarkable for its candor, eroticism, and its power to move (Foundation). Olds takes a path with her writings that not too many authors would take.
Rhetorical devices in writing often can make or break an author’s work. In Barbara Jordan’s autobiography Becoming Educated she uses a wide selection of strong rhetorical strategies that further prove her point, but two in particular reinforce the story. The perspective she gives to her story and her experience draw the reader in and make the work seem more personal. At the same time that her work reads as a casual conversation, her professional diction strengthens her character. Obviously, an autobiography will use perspective in the text.
It forms the quality of the light within which we predicate our hopes and dreams toward survival and change, first made into language, them into idea, then into more tangible action.” As Alike struggled with being able to come out to her family she kept a notebook full of writings that she only shared with her advisor. In the beginning of the film when she read her work to her advisor she told her it was okay, just average. As the film progresses she experiences a lot more hardships and life changing moments that help shape her. She using her writing it express all of her emotions. She expresses her sufferings and fears, while also expressing her new strengths and contentment with life.
Kate Chopin uses the process of being exiled throughout her novel The Awakening in order to illuminate this particular piece of work of hers. She twists it in a way where it illuminates her novel to both the readers and to the characters within it. Not only did she do that, but she also uses being exiled to show that performing this action can cause the person who was exiled to become both alienated and enriched. With this particular piece of her work, she uses the character Robert Lebrun as the person this process happens to. Robert Lebrun was the kind of man who had a new lady every summer and never truly saw anything serious happening with anybody, that is until he met Edna Pontellier.
The flashbacks within the text have been shaped by Simon for the sake of the overcoming narrative she is attempting to achieve, and the image of her sister she is trying to portray negates the trauma she may have experienced, and possibly still experiences. The one space where Beth is truthfully portrayed, it seems, is through her own written words. Nearing the end of the text, Beth gifts Rachel with a “fake-leather scrapbook, with wide laminated pages and a stack of refills,” intended for the preservation of Rachel’s memories; when opening this present, Rachel “[opens] the book and [slips] in [Beth’s] letter” (Simon 318). In a text where most of the archival work is assumed to be done through the memories of other family members, the active preservation of written letters from Beth is invaluable. When Rachel quotes a letter from Beth that reads, “I wAnt To live.
The elements of American Romanticism really focus on making the reader think deeper. What the author writes in the book could have deeper meanings. For instance when the author talks a lot about characters having depressing thoughts or issues with family members, that could mean the author has had past experience with hard times with family members, or struggled with depression. Overall the themes that American Romanticism brings are good to get a reader deep into thought and have deep insightful thoughts. The way the writers wrote their stories lets the reader know how the writer feels and knowledge on the authors personal
The book, Bad Feminist, written by Roxane Gay, is a collection of essays that argues about many topics of feminism and typical problems in today’s society. “What We Hunger For," is one of her personal essays. Gay reveals to her reader the difficult journey she had to endure as a teen, while also taking her reader through the cultural experiences that many girls endure but never talk about. She later explores The Hunger Games trilogy and its heroine Katniss Everdeen to emphasize the cathartic and sobering stories in young adult literature. Gay claims that through the use of young adult literature and movies that speak of true experiences and accomplishments, the dark past young adult endure can be unlock and resolved.
In Amy Tan‘s essay “Mother Tongue” (1999), she describes her life with her mother in America and how the broken speech of her mother has had an influence on her life. Amy Tan talks about the different “Englishes" she speaks to communicate with different people. Also, she tells us about her love for English and how she becomes a famous writer in America. In her essay she tries to shows us that language, culture, and education shapes us into who we are and the more you study English the more you learn and English will change your life a lot. In fact, many people against Tan’s point of view that English is very useful and important.