Allegories are used for many reasons, such as debating about politics, or create moral meanings, but what intrigues me is that authors are able to express their ideas on controversies going on in the world with their stories, at the same time, it give a better context to the story, and give a peek of how it would feel if the reader was in the situation, just with an allegory. Kate Chopin, most assumedly, was a supporter of the feminist movement, and she showed her support of the women’s movement through her allegories, for example her short story “The Story of an Hour.” "Story of an Hour” starts out with Richard, Brently Mallard’s friend, came home with terrible news that Louise Mallard’s husband, Brently Mallard died in a train accident.
Moreover, the political writings in American Literature discussed the social issues like liberty, education system of modern culture etc. In the 20th century American Literature, it is found that the American writers were much interested in the field of socialism. It includes many political writers and many journalistic critics. We can find many autobiographical writings in the same period. American writers were highly inspired by the British writers because present day United States was a series of British colonies in early days.
Allegories are used for many reasons, such as debating about politics, or create moral meanings, but what intrigues me is that authors are able to express their ideas on controversies that have happened in the past with their own stories, simultaneously giving it a better context to the story, and give a peek of how it would feel if the reader was in the situation, just with an allegory. Kate Chopin, most definitely, was a supporter of the feminist movement, and she showed her support of the women’s movement through her allegories, for example, her short story “The Story of an Hour.” "Story of an Hour” starts out with Richard, Brently Mallard’s friend, came home with terrible news that Louise Mallard’s husband, Brently Mallard died in a train accident. On the first page, 3rd paragraph, Chopin says,”She did not hear the story as many women have heard the same, with a paralyzed inability to accept. She wept at once with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister’s arms. When the storm of grief had spent itself, she went away to her room alone, no one follows her.”.
An iconic figure in the history of American literature, Walt Whitman was born on the 31st May 1819. Today his contribution and works in the poetic world have come to define sentimentalism, ambitions and some key experiences that Americans underwent in the 19th century. Even though he may have been politically inactive, his work had the will to display political views. Having survived through the civil war, he grew much affectionate perception on the nature and complexity of American polity. Whitman’s view of America was that of a culturally diverse society that we currently witness as such this vision was mainly expressed in his poetic works.
Though Daisy Miller is written by a man and preoccupied with male protagonists but the writer has used a subtle technique of psychological realism in order to portray the complex moral as well as sexual challenges faced by American woman abroad in Europe. Daisy Miller short novel is based on conflict that arises from interaction between artless American tourists and sophisticated Europeans. It is a story of a young American girl, Daisy who refuses to follow the status quo in Europe. In order to understand the role of psychological realism in the very novella it is important to understand what psychological realism really is? Well, the novels which grow out of psychological realism are thought to be character driven and they put special focus on the interior lives of protagonists and the views of other characters (Potter).
The American authors & media paid massive attention towards the stereotypes about the 1920s from reality, which causes these two factors difficult to be distinguished from each other, F. Scott Fitzgerald reprobate the superficiality and material excess of the American culture before war, showing the prosperity that went wrong in the wealthy society of New York; this can be seen in The Great Gatsby. Authors felt satiated of the overly materialistic and spiritually deprived American society, which caused them to live in Europe. Daisy Buchanan affiliates with Jay Gatsby & Tom Buchanan, concerning the relationships. Daisy is married to Tom of who are
The Great Gatsby The book The Great Gatsby is a well known novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, but told from the perspective of the narrator Nick Carraway. The Great Gatsby was a reflection of Fitzgerald’s real life; he used life examples to paint the American dream he was trying to achieve. The Great Gatsby begins with Carraway, telling the story from his point of view. The main characters are Nick, Daisy, Tom, Jay Gatsby, and Jordan. Daisy is Nick’s cousin and she is married to Tom.
To a woman who had seen the hardships faced by the poor and had compared it to the lavish and seemingly perfect lifestyles of the rich, Myrtle had found her source of supposed happiness through the American Dream. By having a fortune, Myrtle had thought she could overcome any dissatisfaction, not realising that money had its own cost to pay. Initially, Myrtle had believed that hard work could land her what she wanted. She had believed in the prospect of the American Dream being attained through work and determination as any other impoverished person did. However, the society’s opinions of women was internalized by Myrtle due to growing up with such notions, and these views had shaped her own.
This movement was due to the industrial Revolution and it redefined the ways the people in Western culture perceived themselves and their world. In this assignment I will be writing about how the poem embodies the features of romanticism, its language and imagery, how the poem had an effect on the poet’s personal life, the importance of the context and to highlight the collaborative work between Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy concluded with my personal reflection about the poem and the effect it had on me as a reader. “The Daffodils” also known as “I wandered Lonely as a cloud” was a poem written by the famous poet William Wordsworth around the 1804 and is considered as one of his most famous poem. William had an immense love for nature and loved solitude where he can meditate and observe the beauty and peace of the nature and it can be seen through his poem. If we were to analyse this poem we would find that his
Reason and enlightenment played a dominant role during the period of the age of reason. Satirical and skeptical were the mode of their writing style. Emotions, feelings, instinct and idealism are key for the writer those emerged during the Romantic and Gothic period in American literature. Imagination and autobiographical elements dominate in the works whereas supernatural elements are blended in the works of the Dark Romantics. Autonomy and individualism are given preference by the transcendentalists.