In the passage, “Cripple,” by Nancy Mairs, an author with multiple sclerosis. She talk about how she is crippled. The way she presents herself emphasizes how she has gone through with much of the discrimination and hardships, and that it show through her blunt and bitter writing, her word choice mainly using “I,” and “I’m,” to emphasize herself as the main subject in the passage. In the passage, Mairs makes it clear that she is the main subject for the essay. Her word structure makes it so that the audience know this essay is about her, and that she has gone through much pain and suffering on this matter.
The personal narrative of this story is told through the major character, Maxine Hong Kingston. She is reflecting back on her childhood which establishes some credibility. Throughout the passage, readers see that Kingston repeatedly blames her mother for her speaking difficulties when all her mother wanted was for Kingston to be able to speak multiple languages freely without being “tongue tied.” The accusations that Kingston repeatedly places on her mother are ironic because while Kingston is writing about how she is unable to communicate, readers see that she is very capable of expressing herself through her
Her “homely sketch” symbolizes her life. It shows how all though she has gone through depression and her life hasn’t been perfect, she realizes she must accept it. Her experience with depression shows her that no one’s life is perfect and many people will go through many different things. She finally understands that whatever has happened to her in her life has made her become the person she
Louise Erdrich compiles various literary devices to convey her theme of sympathy, and her poem “Captivity” through specific and descriptive language brings a whole new meaning to Mary Rowlandson’s narrative. Erdrich’s use of strong imagery and sensory language leads to striking and vivid diction in her poem. Painting a picture of what this tragic scene looked like while she also gives light to the actual situation going on, asserts the story Erdrich is trying to get across. She begins with “The stream was
You’d never allow yourself to ever be seen with her!” This quote is significant because it just showed Cindy how really different she looked and what she so-called friends thought of her. I think this was another turning point in the story because I think she realized that this girl she portraying to be was not her and she didn’t like being that
Rita Joe’s poem, “I Lost My Talk” brings to light many of the hardships and struggles that were faced by Aboriginal youth when they were required to attend residential schools. At this time, Aboriginal children were forced to learn English and adapt to Euro-Canadian customs. Essentially, the goal of this institution was to completely abolish Indigenous traditions by discouraging students from speaking their native languages and practicing their culture. For the purpose of this paper, I will analyze Rita Joe’s work in depth, while discussing the central theme of losing one’s identity and voice, which is exemplified throughout the poem. The poem starts off with the speaker describing her loss of voice and character as a little girl when she
Mean Girls is a film about a homeschooled girl, Cady Heron, who has moved to Evanston from Africa and has been enrolled at a public school, called North Shore High School. She gets to experience what a public school is like and how there are different cliques that exist in society. Unexpectedly, Cady is invited to join the clique, called “The Plastics,” which consists of Regina, Gretchen, and Karen. Later on, Cady understands how they received this name based on the girls’ behaviors and status in society. The movie centers on the social divisions between the high school students, and the labels that are given to students.
Margaret Atwood’s short story, “Lusus Naturae” portrays the story of a woman who has to face the problem of isolationism and discrimination throughout her whole life. In this short story, the protagonist very early in her life has been diagnosed with a decease known as porphyria. Due to the lack of knowledge at the time, she did not receive the help required to help her situation. Thus she was kept in the dark, her appearance frightens the outsiders who could not accept the way she looks, slowly resulting in her isolationism physically and mentally from the outside world. This even caused her to separate herself from the only world she knew her family.
The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood, demonstrates that a lack of freedom leads to a breaking of rules. After living in a world with no freedom with only memories of her life before, Offred begins to get frustrated. Once Offred begins to see that even high ranking people in this society break the rules, she begins to as well. Although, Offred knows breaking the rules is wrong and can have consequences she can not continue to live this way. It began with small rules such as women in the red center communicating and sharing names.
Throughout her poetry she remains honest, painting an unflattering self-portrait through lyrical beauty, allowing us to empathize with her. One of the key ideas in Bishop’s poetry is a moment of epiphany, this is always supplemented with excellent, stark language. Through Bishop’s poetry it is evident that her childhood experiences had a very negative impact on her life. She portrays these negative experiences through ingenious, immaculate writing. My personal favourite is ‘Sestina’, her superb technical ability is shown in this poem.
Casie and Lia have always gone through harsh times, but when they get in one fight their friendship ends leaving the two girls alone. This is a novel every teen should read with depressed main charecters, a theme, the importance of being awear of teens with mental illnesss and depression and a twist turning
Addie had always felt that she was completely alone and made unaware of. When Anse came along, she was more than happy to flee from the loneliness of being a school teacher. She dismisses her courtship with the curt words: "So I took Anse." Her great desire was to make other people aware of her presence. And she felt that only through violence could she achieve her goals.
Life is filled with challenges and conflict. However only a few can overcome and escape the confinements of their problems, others remain left behind to struggle. Sue Monk Kidd displays this with the imprisonment that Lily deals with throughout the book. While Lily does finds liberation at the end, she first has to break free from the imprisonments of her lies, T-Ray, and her torment from her mother. Throughout the book, one of the major conflicts that Lily has to face is her secrets.
Born in Maryland 1820. She achieved to escape in 1849. Her life was very tough before her run away she had to many violence going on. She did not stop what she was doing till fulfilling her goal. You can see the sadness in her eyes you can tell how miserable she is.