In the historical fiction novel, Anna of Byzantium, written by Tracy Barrett, the author acknowledges that the grandmother, Anna Dalassena, influences Anna Commena in the way she acts and thinks. The author demonstrates this influence in the following quote, “I’m sorry mother,” I said. “I will need my grandmother to help me rule when I become empress” (Barrett 54). In the novel, the grandmother and the mother force Anna to choose either the grandmother or the mother, and Anna ultimately goes with the grandmother. During grandmother’s teachings, she overwhelms Anna with the fantasies of wealth and power and instills a growing influence in Anna.
Rhetorical devices in writing often can make or break an author’s work. In Barbara Jordan’s autobiography Becoming Educated she uses a wide selection of strong rhetorical strategies that further prove her point, but two in particular reinforce the story. The perspective she gives to her story and her experience draw the reader in and make the work seem more personal. At the same time that her work reads as a casual conversation, her professional diction strengthens her character.
Within the book, “The Back Door of Midnight”, the effects of syntax can be seen throughout the entirety of the novel. Firstly, the author, Elizabeth Chandler, uses italic to emphasize the narrator’s, Anna O’Neill Kirkpatrick, thoughts. The first example can be found in her first out-of-body experience when she yells “Please stop!” within her mind. This is used to emphasize when the main character is actually thinking versus her normal narration of the events, and helps the reader gain a greater understanding of the character.
Andrea Seabrook says that “Hester Prynne is the protagonist of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s magnum opus “The Scarlet Letter.” ” Any serious literary scholar will tell you that Hester is one of the first strong women in American literature, and is still among the most important. Professor Jamie Barlowe of the University of Toledo comments that Hester is veiled, complex, and deep, so much so “that her character is much bigger than the book itself” (NPR website 1). I agree with Andrea Seabrook because Hester continues to manage and keep Pearl and herself safe and out of trouble with all of the mental pain and torture she suffers.
Rosie Evans ' synthesis essay Boomerang Kids: What Are the Causes of Generation Y 's Growing Pains well, first, I think the opening paragraph was a bit wordy it was like she was trying too hard in my opinion, with out-of-the-way I guess I will get to what I am needing to be writing about. It was a smart idea to give examples from her own life and that of her sisters. Her experiences provided relevant examples that people could relate to. I liked the way she explained the biological, economic, and sociological reasons for millennial and generation Y kids coming home. Her examples were well documented and had a firm backing for all three sides of the argument she gave.
It is very interesting how Plutarch describes the different groups of women and their leadership roles within different groups in his 19th book of the Moralia. This compilation of essays and speeches analyzed and written by Plutarch named “Moralia”, grant insights into different aspects of Greek and Roman life and observations that have served us all throughout history. Indeed, ancient writers and philosophers did not quite flatter women as much as he did, making him one of the few and most important “women’s defenders” of the era, being considered by some as a “feminist” at certain times. The following is an extensive comparison and contrast between an interview made to a young adult female and the qualities of Plutarch 's Virtues of Women,
By the end of the novel during the court scene and Tom’s death, we see the final stages of her development and how far she has come as she can 't stand for Tom’s discrimination which only further proves her power to rebel against something that everyone conforms to. This shows her make her own opinion about racism which creates the exciting environment that we find ourselves in while reading. The novel has many important points and moments which make a lasting impression on us even after reading the novel. One of the biggest ideas which are focused on in this essay is Scout 's development and how it allows her to forge her own opinions. Scout learns to separate herself from the conforming sheep that Maycomb residents are described to be.
To be honest, in the beginning of reading this book, I faced challenges to understand concepts that the author mentioned throughout her words. However, I am not the same person who started to read this book with many difficulties. I realized that Wheatley likes to make her readers to think deeply about one idea and then the perspective will be available based on long process of analyzing. Meaningful concepts worth the time spent on them and stay longer in minds than the fragile
I was introduced to Feminism in previous English classes, but have become even more passionate in Feminism while taking this class. With this in mind, the “Integrating Disability, Transforming Feminist Theory” article by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson touched upon material that furthered my interest in the theory. However, first glancing at the title of the chapter, I immediately thought, “Disability and Feminism relate?” But, as I dove deeper into the text, I was able to answer my initial question. I personally think it is exemplary that disability studies have moved out of medicine, social work, and rehabilitation fields and into its own field of identity studies.
I learned more about Eleanor Roosevelt and her thoughts. Flannery, Nicolette. “Challenging Gender Stereotypes during the Depression: Female Students at the University of Washington.” Women at the UW, Nicolette Flannery, 2010,
In Ilana Blumberg’s memoir, Houses of Study: A Jewish Woman among Books, Blumberg sheds light on her struggles of being an educated Jewish woman searching for egalitarianism within Orthodox Judaism. The concept of Binah stood out to me in her memoir because after describing the limitations of Binah in the introduction, she brings it up once again and reiterates her definition that Binah is “an excuse for teaching women less than they needed to know.” When Blumberg mentions the student group that wished to investigate the legality of her woman’s study group, she did not object because she did not want to alienate Orthodox women. I realized that Binah was the concept that prevented the Orthodox women from openly studying and reading the Torah,
Brady appeals to the reader’s emotions in her article why I want a wife by using pathos. She creates a connection between herself and the reader to make the reader feel what she is feeling and relate to her, which by definition is pathos. In Brady’s article “Why I Want a Wife” she develops a valid argument of why she wants a “wife” by using examples of pathos to connect with her female readers of the Ms. Magazine and draw their attention. This is a rather effective method when one considers that this article was written in the 1970’s when women’s rights acts was just starting to take place.
The two examples follow the same line of argumentation as the earlier section; this portion of the passage distinguishes itself by including direct anecdotes and opinions of iGeneration individuals. Additionally, the mention of age and the unique transition words of the two paragraphs helps draw attention to the argument in this section. Finally, the author finishes off with the most critical essence of her argument: defending the iGeneration from critique. She spends an entire page building up and justifying this point, working her way to the conclusion amidst articles and facts and anecdotes that focus more heavily on explanation rather than her actual argument.
It was also brought up that the statement is significant because it represents the turning point in her life because it is when she decides to become a writer (Group discussion, Oct 3). Then it was discussed that instead of just accepting that she is at a disadvantage because her mother speaks in ‘broken’ English she uses her it to her advantage (Group discussion, Oct 3). She learns to use all of her Englishes, which in the end help her shape the book she references at the end of her essay (Tan, 6). Another individual brought forward a few ideas including the idea that we shouldn 't let others perceive our strengths and weaknesses, the idea that it is good to push through stereotypes and not let them define you, the idea that no one perfectly fits a stereotype, and the idea that she proved those who believed that she was limited and could not be a writer wrong (Group discussion, Oct 3). Following the group discussion, I still agree with my original response, however, I also agree with the opinions of my group members because I had no sufficient evidence to prove them wrong and they had evidence to support their
Edgar Allan Poe has had an exceptional influence on decadent writing including Charles Baudelaire’s works of literature. In many of Poe’s works, Poe portrays women in a dark light and had killed numerous amounts of women in his stories. Poe also wrote in one of his essays that he found the death of a beautiful woman in literature to be the most poetic topic to be written about. His attitude of dying women was passed on into the decadent school of literature and thought. I am going to be analyzing Poe’s work and show how the misogynistic attitudes in his stories were passed on in the decadent school of thought particularly in Baudelaire’s poems.