She stated that her mother "reads Forbes report, listens to Wall Street Week, converses daily with her stockbroker" (Tan, 2006, p. 21). This evidence supports the claim that lack of "perfect" English does not equal a lack of intellect. The key point shows that even though the author used "simple" English to speak to her mother, yet her mother was still able to read English. This proves that her mother was not incompetent at all with understanding the English language. Specific evidence that supports my claim that Amy 's mother did have a good understanding of English, was when she effortlessly reads "the Forbes report" or "Shirley MacLaine books with ease" (Tan, 2006, p. 21).
Subsequently, the reader can make different predictions on what will occur throughout Don’t Get Caught, and the ability to predict and analyze uniquely is one of the principal ideals of Postmodernist literature. Ultimately, the central purpose of an author’s novel is to engross the reader, by writing in a genre and movement that is appropriate the book. Appropriately, Kurt Dinan engages the reader with both a Mystery genre and Postmodernist elements in his novel, Don’t Get Caught. Postmodernists believe that traditional authority is false and corrupt, and the central theme of Don’t Get Caught is that the powerful students play pranks and humiliate the less influential students. There exists a social elite club known as the Chaos Club that plays pranks on the school and faculty, and nobody can figure out the leader of the club is or who the members’ are.
Housewife In her article "Motherhood/Paradise Lost (Domestic Division)", Terry Martin Hekker, a housewife who had been married to John Hekker, her husband, discusses the drawbacks of housewife as an occupation for women by sharing with the public her experience as a housewife in two different situations and centuries. The article aims to inform other women that depending on housewife as an occupation is really bad for their future. Hekker’s article is a good advice for today’s mothers as it is based on real experience. Hekker explains in her article that housewife is a good occupation, but there must be alternative jobs as it is not a permanent occupation. In her article "Motherhood", which was written in 1977, Hekker tries to illustrate that housewife is unique occupation although this job was considered shameful at time
Throughout this book, you get a sense that you are learning these valuable life lessons alongside Heather, rather than her simply telling you about them. This is similar to how she presents the people in the obituaries that she writes, as she presents herself with all of her flaws and negative reactions, rather than presenting herself as having known them all along. In her obituaries, although she focuses on what makes each person good, she doesn’t seem to sugarcoat it too much, pointing out negative aspects of themselves as well, which
Cadence doesn’t remember the death of the Liars and we get to see her journey as she starts to realize the truth. Yet on the other hand Vera does remember what happened but wants to forget. Using the different points of view, we learn more about Vera’s grieving process because as a character she is less open. On the other hand, Cadence is open and shares with the reader many instances about how she deals with this hard time. In addition, both texts have their similarities, but also their differences.
Focus Question # 1 Why is John Proctor hesitant to expose Abigail’s lies? In The Crucible, it is clear that from his introduction to the climax of the play, John Proctor develops as a character. At the end, he is courageous and determined to stop the witch trials from claiming anymore victims. However, in the beginning of the play, as well as the beginnings of the witch hunting, Proctor is hesitant to testify against Abigail. There are many causes as to why this may be; from Proctor’s supposed lingering feelings for Abigail as he had stated, “Abby, I may think of you softly from time to time” (page 24), to Proctor wanting to protect his own reputation.
I was never officially put into the system or foster care, however I relate to Spark and Flame because when my parents hurt me, I found solace in the arms of another caring mother-figure. Like Serena, my new mom helped me understand the situation and my emotions, and she helped me learn how to cope with them. I relate to Spark because he encounters confusion when it comes to loving his abusive mum and my emotional unease is similar to
This aspect of literature ignites a reader's interest and fuels their curiosity. Foreshadowing can be subtle or blatant as it varies in context, however, in both of these particular short stories, the use of foreshadowing subtly implies that the death of a character would
Quindlen establishes her credibility by showing that she is either a mother or a teacher. Although not clear of which she is implying, she states “…in the textbooks on my children’s desks” (89). This can insinuate she has children of her own or teaches children, which validates her opinion regarding overscheduled children in America. Quindlen also shares that she is a writer which can be contributed to the free time she had as a child. “How boring it was…It
She also uses capitalization to show importance. After meeting her mother she is dumbstruck by her realness and from then on in the book the word “mother” is capitalized (Arsenburg 118). In that same scene Angelou uses foreshadowing when she is struck silent by the thought of having a real family, foreshadowing her muteness after the betrayal (Vermillion 67). Foreshadowing is very rarely used in autobiographies, but Angelou manages to make it a beautiful thing. Angelou is praised for many of her literary choices and her “most valued technique...may be the precision she describes objects or places, a precision so sharp that readers carry that description with them, even when the book is closed” (Lupton 69).