Have you ever felt so umcomfortable in a situation it made you scared? WAYG, WHYB written by Joyce Carol Oates is a thriller about a stalker who preys on the main character connie. Through Arnold Friend’s persistance and determination for connie, as well as the biblical references, Joyce Carol Oates shows how Arnold Friend is the devil. Arnold Friend is the devil and this can be proven through his appearance. “Tight faded jeans stuffed into blacked scuffed boots” (Oates 4).
“The Gray Man” was a short story written by Sarah Orne Jewett who was a famous colorist that lived in New England and wrote short stories on local color. The story deals with the theme of death and with the character of Death himself. Sarah Orne Jewett became famous for using beautiful and descriptive language to describe her setting in the story. She was even known for her use of personification on her work where she gives life inanimate objects and abstract notions to make everything in the story seem to drip with richness and reality. The story starts with a negative foreboding tone enhanced by the adjectives selected – “ungathered”, “unassailed” and “untended”.
In the article “Reeling in the Demon: An Exploration into the Category of the Demonized Other as Portrayed in ‘The Journey to the West’”, a deeper understanding of the inner demon found in the characters of the ancient Chinese novel is discovered. The article is written by Laurie Cozad and is part of the Oxford Journals in Oxford University Press. Cozad makes the point of “one begins to unravel the conundrum of why demons, at once so dangerous and impure, are so often required by the pure,” (Cozad, 117). An issue Journey to the West makes quite evident would be the inner demons that these characters face, causing them to act in a way that is out of their nature. Laurie Cozad repeatedly discusses her main point of inner demons and the effect these demons had on the characters of Journey to the West.
Reflection Paper #5 In the sixth chapter of his book, Delores Williams talks about the three areas in which womanist theology can dialogue with black liberation theology, namely theological method, certain areas of Christian doctrine, and ethics. What Williams really does throughout the chapter is that she first explains the point of view of some black liberation theologians, such as James Cone, James Deotis Roberts and Cecil Cone, regarding certain subjects; then she uses a womanist approach to contrast such views.
Family members and close friends impact people’s lives in immeasurable ways. Octavia E. Butler uses this to develope Lauren in Parable of the Sower through interactions with the people around her. Growing up in a bleak area of a now dismal United States, her faithful upbringing contrasts with the necessary survival mentality demanded by the outside world. Two effectual characters in Lauren’s journey are her father, Reverend Olamina, and her younger brother, Keith. These two characters represent extremes of both devotion and destruction as they influence Lauren to choose her own path as an adult.
Setting (any stage of the novel) - How has the author of your novel used language to describe the setting and create an image in readers’ minds? (Give examples from the novel) Lucy Christopher has used language to describe the setting of the Australian outback and to create an image in readers’ mind. She accomplished this through utilising strong adjectives and literary devices such as similes, metaphors, personification and repetition. The author described the desert in detail to give the readers a vivid and clearer image of the surroundings. This was evident in Gemma’s narration and what she sees, feels and thinks about the place.
Being the keeper of a secret is an important job for humans. Secrets, while they can be destructive, are also a blessing. Someone who is trusted with a secret suddenly feels a sense of responsibility and importance. In the “A White Heron” by Sarah Orne Jewett, the little girl named Sylvia discovers a beautiful white heron in the woods. The story, which is told from a third person omniscient point of view, provides an intimate reading experience that puts the reader into the story with Sylvia.
“‘Billie Wind.’ The medicine man was speaking.’ May I have your attention?’’’(1). The Seminole council asked Billie Wind what she thought her punishment should be for not believing in the Seminole legends.
Once there was a boy, a boy like no other. This boy’s name was Mason, Mason Wieczoreck. Mason was a young canadian boy living in America with brown, curly hair, and tan skin, he was about 5’’3’ about 110 lbs. Like all his fellow canadians Mason was afraid of the dark. In his 13th year of his youth, Mason found love in a redheaded girl, but due to football, school, and his religious life Mason could not find the time to court his young flame.
"Oh my gosh can you believe her"," Her outfit is so ugly", " It was her fault". These are all things I was called in the 4th grade by a girl named Colline Stanfield. Me and her use to be good friends then half way into the year everything changed. It all happened over christmas break i don 't know what made her change her mind, but we came back and BANG every thing had changed. After that it got worse.
The Wes Moore’s Success Can a person's successfulness really depend on on the way they were raised and environment they live in? Many argue that a person’s nature, other wise known as their physical surroundings, could affect how successful someone could become in their future. Others argue that it is a person's nurture that determine their successfulness. In “The Other Wes Moore,” Wes Moore, the author, and the other Wes Moore share the same name and similar lives, but only one manifested himself into a successful life. How did only one Wes Moore manage to make his life successful?
Octavia E Butler’s Afro-futuristic novel Parable of the Sower relates a story of the post-apocalyptic USA jeopardized by environmental catastrophe, the collapse of civilization, economic crisis, and breakdown of community. The book unfolds the intricacies of biopower through the idea of community, safety, life, and death and to understand this I have focused mainly on Roberto Esposito’s idea of community and immunity in relation to biopolitics. In this article, Esposito presents Foucault's biopolitics as a point of departure to understand contemporary biopolitics and tries to trace its immunitary origin and dispersion. Relating community to immunity Esposito argues that the relationship between these two biopolitical structures is one of juxtaposition
Constance Meriweather, 'Connie' to her friends, never met the aunt who left her the historic house in the French Quarter of New Orleans. She had married well, though to a man much older than herself. It was, and when he passed on, she found herself with enough money to live comfortably and a desire to experience something new, away from the disapproving eyes of family and friends ... most of whom had sought her company because of her husband's status and money than any other reason. Traveling south to see the house and decide what needed to be done to settle her aunt's estate was an acceptable reason, and Connie figured she didn't need to tell anyone that she had no plans to come back. A lawyer far away from the connections of her husband's, or her husband's family, would surely earn the fat fee for freeing up her affairs ... and the stodgy old fuss-budgets could look down their disapproving noses at her far enough away that she'd never have to see or hear their whispers ever again.