In the story, Yeh-Shen, by Ai-Ling Louie which takes place in southern China, the reader learns what comes around goes around. For example, Yeh-Shen had no respect from her stepmother and stepsister, so at the end the prince love Yeh-Shen but is not allowing them to visit. “Not long after this, she, married the king. Because of the stepmother and stepsister treatment of Yeh-Shen, the king forbid them to come too he palace.” (pg. 3)
Blue is essentially a story of searching for identity and creating your own family. Written by Patricia Leavy the story follows three college roommates, as they each piece together who they are in their life after college. Following each characters involvement in relationships and inner dialogue, the book addresses the challenge young adults face coming out of college with finding their identity. Through her story life, Leavy has weaved together sociological themes that relate to identity seeking. Leavy’s book is a story that demonstrates how individuals form identity because it highlights themes of sociological theories, dramaturgy, and socialization.
Winston Churchill once said, “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results”. In The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, Lindo’s deviousness and strategies help her get what she wants throughout her life. Her devious-looking face symbolizes the way she tries to strategize so that other people do what she wants them to do. However, Lindo’s deviousness can also be at the expense of other people’s fear. Facial features and strategies could be good and bad things that parents can pass down to their children.
Between a mother and her daughter, there is a special bond held, a bond like no other where a mother learns to value the qualities of selflessness and compassion, love and sacrifice. The novel The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan all has to do with the lives of a mother and her daughter and how the mother’s duty is often reflected from her past life and experiences that are then used for the creation of a more successful and meaningful life for their daughters. Even through the difficulties a mother had and continues to face, it is her duty to teach her daughter the important values of life and represent protection and empowerment. The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan, illustrates what life is like for many foreigners in America who are trying to give their child the opportunities they most likely did not have themselves as children.
Slavery which is considered naturally and necessary an enemy of literature was not only responsible for shunning the past of the African people but at the same time is also responsible for the drastic change in their future. Toni Morission inspired and influenced by Chinua Achebe took a step to raise a voice on behalf of all the depressed and the downtrodden section and through her writings has brought forth the conditions of these people an dhow drastic impact it can have on one’s life in her world renowned novel Beloved. Toni Morrison’s Beloved is a slave narrative of an event not uncommon to the times, a mother killing her own child to keep her from the horrors of enslavement. Beloved is on a historical and sociological level a Holocaust
A personal narrative story of a rich teenager, one she is attracted to and the one she respects and admires is the general gist of “Ani Lama”. The story has an interesting background to it in with good descriptive phrases which allows one to visualize the happenings. A story of realisation and guilt: forgiveness and reminiscing, a story of a true companionship. The story explains the episodes of a girl from upper class family sceptical about living at a monastery which was initially suggested to her by her mother to which she grows fond of later.
The Strangest, Weirdest and Luckiest Refugee 5/۞۞۞۞ Emma Musca has read an extraordinary true story of a well-known comedian. Anh Do’s amazing memoir The Happiest Refugee is about his early life in Vietnam, his journey to Australia and his amazing international success. ave you ever wanted to know what it’s like to be a refugee?
The theme of this story is one of personal freedom and trying to be true to yourself while being a part of something else, like a marriage. During the book Mrs. Mallard was in a mixed emotions with her hearing about her husband dying and her being emotional about it, her telling herself that she is finally free and then finding out he was alive when he walked through the door. In "The Story of an Hour" the central idea would be when she posits the idea that a woman's life may actually be better without a husband. It was a radical idea at the time. In the older days it was assumed that women were the lesser sex and that men needed to make the important decisions in a family.
I am going to be comparing and contrasting the movie Alice Through the Looking Glass and the series Lemony Snickets: A Series of Unfortunate Events. For example, a difference that these two television shows have is that Alice goes to Wonderland once more. The Baudelaires have to face a madman known as Count Olaf, who is an actor, but, nobody recognizes him when he dresses up in disguises to fool people so that he can become in possession of the Baudelaire fortune even though the children recognize him the three times he tries to disguise himself. A similarity that they both have is that they both go on an adventure to find something out that they are determined to know.
A Reading of Alan Armstrong’s Whittington Anthropomorphism (animals acting like humans) is used frequently in children’s literature. In Alan Armstrong’s Whittington, the animal persona is part of the charm of the story. It is a successful technique that triggers and feeds the child’s imagination, inducing them to suspend their disbelief. For children, unlike adults, it is a kind of involuntary or spontaneous suspension of disbelief, the child ‘falls’ into it as soon as the story starts.