This was partly due to collaborators, like the Michele Dejan Group, that would arrange traditional Haitian tunes and turn them into “liturgical or full choral settings”.1 Haitian Vodou plays a large role on the influence of the lyrics in this album. Vodou is unique to the country because it is their official religion, and brought upon by the African ethnic groups who were once in slavery. However, they were converted by the Roman Catholics in the 16th and 17th centuries when they were transported to Saint Domingue (modern-day Haiti). The Vodou religion encompasses many different spirits, asking for things such as health and protection. Despite a language barrier in this album, it is evident just from some song titles that these values are sung about.2 In addition to this, album notes are provided.1 For example, the last song of the the album entitled “Ca’q’a Recevoir Moin?” translated as “Who Will Receive Me”, Ezile Freda, an extremely important deity, is actually saying those words.
Through Another’s Eyes As an American from the Midwest, the image that comes to mind of life on a Caribbean island is of paradise and tranquility. It’s a place to escape and not have to deal with long winter months of snow and freezing temperatures. A place one could enjoy beautiful beaches, tropical trees and foliage year round. Everyone has their own perspective of things whether they’ve experienced it first hand or formed an opinion based on things they’ve formed based on resources or second hand information. In Judith Ortiz Cofer’s poem, “On the Island I Have Seen” she provides a glimpse of what life in Puerto Rico is like from a unique perspective.
The Victorian Era is known for a pious, sexless society where women were considered inferior. While strides have been taken, there is still an inherent bias against sexually liberated women. This shame is still relevant to society today because of its abuse by those in power. Day by day, political scandals involving sexual assault and rape are being revealed on the news. This is only indicative of the willingness of the elite to abuse those working under them- especially young naive women.
Prejudice is defined as a preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience. Common prejudices such as racism and sexism provide simple examples as to how easily prejudice clouds one’s judgment. Prejudice is displayed in Lee’s choice of stereotypical dialect, in Cathy’s apparent innocence, and in Adam’s shame in being a single father. The negatives of prejudice are just one of many themes in John Steinbeck’s novel, East of Eden. As a young girl, Cathy Ames begins her sociopathic path of destructive relationships that continues until her death.
She proves it by showing the character’s thoughts, by telling the story using the third person limited ()and also by making it appealing to our senses. To begin, the author uses characterization in her short story in order to show just how difficult it can be to start a meaningful relationship when both partners are still quite unfamiliar with one and other. Firstly, when Robert and Margot were about to engage in coitus, Robert says; “I always wanted to fuck a girl with nice tits”. The fact that the author chooses to use the words “nice tits” shows that the only thing that interests Robert in this relationship would be Margot’s body. It reveals just how meaningless the relationship between these two, which can almost be called strangers, truly was.
Both “Good Country People” and “Hills Like White Elephants” comment and demonstrate how deception can take on different faces between men and women. Good Country People shows and or comment on how the root of deceptive appearances are based on whiskey (alcohol), cards (sex related), and sex, while in the Hills Like White Elephants shows how these elements are played out in real life so to speak. Appearance versus reality between these two stories is something. Mrs. Hopewell relies heavily on three stereotypes to define her life and or other people. One of her favorite sayings is ‘nothing is perfect’ however, she doesn’t apply her own words to live her life.
He allows Brett to break through many of the common stereotypes placed on women in this time period. Although this is an excellent thought, he set her up for the inability to create her own happiness because of this. Her manly and emotionless code hero traits create a sense of isolation as she has no friends of the same gender and ultimately makes the choice to pick them over her true love. She is often confiding in Jake of how miserable she is because of these actions. The path that Hemingway set Brett on allowed a break through many female stereotypes, but inevitably let to her inability to create true happiness in
Throughout the novel, Martha Wolg is often found talking or thinking about sexuality; one way to interpret this is to assume that Martha lacks in confidence in her sexuality. Throughout this paper, I will prove this by considering that Martha idolizes her daughter’s physical appearance, Martha frequent comments on her own physical appearance, and her relationship with men throughout the novel. One instance in which Martha demonstrates that she lacks confidence in her own sexuality is evident in part two when Martha goes into great detail about Ursula’s, her five-year-old daughter, primary and secondary sex characteristics. On page 41, after Martha returned home after visiting her daughter at the hospital, she reminisces about the last time she gave her daughter a bath. In this memory, she describes Ursula’s breasts as “little breasts that still seemed like weak unclear stars” and her vulva as “a glowing, budding flower, an unopened flower .
entirely for pleasure now.”Once again, marriage is exposed as something you wouldn’t want or ask for under any circumstances. Wilde makes fun at it and once remarks how living without a spouse or company makes you live in a better way and more happily, although, for most people real life the death of their spouses is one of the worst things that could occur to them. This comparison allows the reader to evaluate the farce in The Importance of Being Earnest, and how Wilde portrays wholly improbable real life situations as completely possible in his novel, depicting his characters as totally crude. Going more in depth with her frivolousness (mentioned before) we point out the quote, “I hope not Algernon… fortunately he is accustomed to that.” Once again, the use of satire, Lady Bracknell is anything but earnest. She cares so much about appearances, and as mentioned before, takes marriage as something unimportant, she sends her husband to dine away from the family, so the dining table looks pretty and put together.
Charlotte Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre exposes the truth that looks are often times deceiving in judging one 's character. All of the character’s who interacted with Jane were either plain/ugly or gorgeous. The plain people had the most beautiful and kind souls, while those who were physically pleasing had a horrid character that eventually crept out of their dark soul. Bronte wants the readers to learn that you should have a blind eye to beauty when getting to know someone because their personality often times contradicts their outward
With this in mind, Cathy lives a comfortable life, manipulating Mr. Edwards’ self-torturing love to pamper her and cater to her desires. Nonetheless, Cathy fails to delude him well enough, allowing him to see past her disguise to reveal the true, devil-like Cathy; her failure and poor foresight almost results in her death, and Mr. Edwards is the first to terrify her. Soon after her traumatic experience with Mr. Edwards, the Trask brothers take her in. Her beauty and frailness attracts Adam’s attention and sympathy, to which the narrator adds, “She needed protection and money. Adam could give her both.
The use of different wrong doings allows readers to view the abuse displayed in the 1800’s. However, many others and I can attest to the novel not encompassing the dilemma of abuse enough. The men, converting it into an ideal, romanticize the abuse of women. The men are envious that Janie takes her abuse so quietly. The concept of maltreatment is made to seem common in normal life.
“How the Garcia girls lost their accents” is a narrative written by Julia Alvarez describing her childhood and adult life while transitioning from one culture and country to another unwillingly. The book bounces from year to year and from childhood and adult hood by the chapter and can be confusing to follow in the beginning. Some chapters could have been moved around and placed in a different order with little effect to the story as a whole but there is one chapter that is critical based on where it is placed, “ The Drum”. This chapter is placed last because it contains extreme imagery about the entirety of what we just read. It may just seem like a random story about a drum set and some cats but if we delve deeper into the significance of
Steinbeck characterizes each of them through loneliness which can be seen as a neutral emotion in each of them. Candy, Crooks, and Curley’s wife express the outcast of privilege and power throughout the novel. Although they all share similar experiences, Crooks and Curley’s wife will suffer way more discrimination in the
Candy also says that he “seen her give Carlson the eye” and “give Slim the eye” this gives the impression that she really is promiscuous and flirtatious. Steinbeck is often criticized as he wants the reader to feel sympathetic towards female characters in his books but yet he always gives them the role of a whore or a housewife. Steinbeck does this to show what society viewed women as and he exaggerates