New country, new town, new people, new rules, and new values. After her grandfather’s death in Barbados, Katherine sells his possessions and makes the decision to leave her home. She enters America as an outsider, unable to fit in with her extravagant clothes, seven trunks of valuables, and possesses unwomanly characteristics, like swimming and reading. In The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Katherine arrives at her uncle’s doorsteps, surprising them by her unplanned visit, but shocking the family with her intention to begin living with them. Her extravagant and prestigious life she led in Barbados was no longer existent in her uncle’s hard-working family. She is forced to complete chores that she was never exposed to and pushed to give up her comfortable
Throughout her poems carol ann duffy gives a voice to women who have previously been historically ignored. She addresses stereotypes aggressively and also celebrates female sexuality through her poems. She portrays characters that both support and reject the stereotypical representation of women in the male dominated society of the 1900s, by contrasting innocent, helpless, naive women to unexpected dominant, confident and powerful female figures. ‘Havisham’ is a poem written in monologue, spoken by the voice of miss havisham from Charles Dickens’ novel ‘great expectations’. Duffy uses dramatic monologue to effectively show the womens point of view.
Like snakes some people go behind your back and bite you. Shirley Jackson’s story “The possibibility of Evil’ is a very weird but good story. The story’s about an older women who’s leaved in the town basically all her life but she is very judgemental person that writes mean letters to people. Miss Strangeworth characted can be analayzed by considering what she does,what the narrator says about her, and how other characters interact with her.
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The Wicked Witches of Oz correspond to the major corporations during the election of 1896. The Wicked Witch of the East is the ruler of the eastern land of Oz. She is the equivalent to the real worlds banks. Because of her wickedness a house was dropped on her leaving “her two feet, still sticking out from under a block of wood.” (Baum). The comparison between her and the banks was that the banks would foreclose on the houses of lower class people. As a result of their harsh banking when the house would be returned to the banks it would be similar to a house being dropped on them.
Evaluating artwork, I am discovering, is an art in itself. Properly applied appraisal includes objective as well as subjective criteria. Francis Schaeffer (1973) offers Four Standards of Judgement, “(1) technical excellence, (2) validity, (3) intellectual content, the world view which comes through and (4) the integration of content and vehicle” (p. 62). Additionally, great art may evoke intuitive and emotional responses. By all measures, the writings of C. S. Lewis are masterpieces of literature.
“‘Then in the name of Aslan,’ said Queen Susan, ‘if ye will all have it so, let us go on and take the adventure that shall fall to us’” (Lewis 187). The act of embarking on adventures serves as one of the foundational elements of all fairy stories. The Pevensie children - Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy - set off on many adventures in C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia. Throughout their adventures they journey to magical lands, some in which animals can talk. During The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, the four children become Kings and Queens of Narnia. Their adventures are classified to all readers as fantasy, but only to some as fairy story. J.R.R Tolkien discusses in his essay, On Fairy Stories, the qualifications a story must fulfill
Goblins are little creepy evil mini monsters who originate from the european lands. They are mentioned in many stories and folktales. A famous book they are introduced in is called “The Princess and the Goblin” published in 1920, Authored by George Macdonald. The one most hated thing by goblins is horses, goblins hate horses with a passion, also dogs they prefer wolves and worgs. Burning , a pleasure of the goblins. They don 't believe in writing because they say it steals your soul. These little guys can be little but very scary and sneaky, they will sneak up on you and do something very cruel to you. Those little rascals are very greedy for money and jewelry in that case i would relate humans to that because humans will do a lot just for money
In the Wizard of Oz the Wicked Witch of the West, Miss Gulch, has a last name that can be translated as a deep, precipitous cleft or abyss often occupied by a torrent. This is a metaphor for the land of Oz, being the deep abyss, and the witch is
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs is a creepy but good book. Jacob Portman thinks of himself an average normal teenager living a more or less peaceful life with his family. One of the few and major problems in his life in his life is his grandfather, Abraham Portman. Grandpa Portman, as Jacob calls him, insists that he sees monster and that they are after him. When Grandpa Portman is mysteriously murdered by one of the “monsters” the Portman family do not cope with the loss well. Especially Jacob who was especially close to his Grandfather and would often listen to stories about peculiar children that he lived with when he himself was a child. Jacob being the only one who had heard Grandpa Portman's confusing last
In the beginning of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K Rowling, Harry lived with the Durselys. Mr. and Mrs. Dursley treated Harry very poorly compared to their son, Dudley. But before Harry moved in, his parents were killed by an evil wizard named Voldemort. Harry was the only one who survived and Hagrid, who was a gamekeeper at Hogwarts, took him to the Dursley’s front door step when he was a baby. Ever since that day, Harry believed that his life was miserable. Until one day, when it was Harry’s eleventh birthday, his entire life changed. Harry was invited to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and there he met his two best friends, Ron and Hermione. He also met his rival, Draco Malfoy.
I am currently reading the second novel of thebook Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The peculiars are now in a different island in search for a headmistress. They are searching for a headmistress so that she can help them cure their ymbryne, their headmistress, who was stuck in her bird form and couldn't revert to her human form. The ymbrynes were being captured and were being turned into their bird forms. The peculiars entered the island, and encountered a hollow. A hollow is a monster with the form of a man, with large tentacles coming out of its mouth, and that likes to feed on peculiars but they can only be seen by peculiars like Jacob and his grandfather. “I didn’t want to guess, and throw away our best chance at killing it. I wanted to know. And somehow, for some reason, I felt
Happiness and Wealth: two words that are both alike and distinct. One without wealth can be happy, one with substantial wealth may not be happy, but one rarely has both. In Charles Dickens’ novel, Great Expectations, the main character, Pip, suddenly grows wealthy and rises in class; a common Victorian rags to riches story. However, as his capital increases, his character decreases by acting recklessly and being shameful of his modest upbringing. Additionally, Miss Havisham and her adopted daughter, Estella - born wealthy - are spoiled and don’t contribute anything beneficial to society. Readers are introduced to these major characters early on in the story who personify the upper class by demonstrating how wealth has hindered their maturation. As evident by Dickens’ characters, those who live a lavish upper-class lifestyle are often corrupted by their wealth and growing discontent which causes a gradual deterioration of their character.
In literature, many authors utilize minor characters to significantly add to the meaning of the work. In Great Expectations, three minor characters have important functions, such as serving as a foil to the main character, and adding on to the theme.