Both the Chartres and Shah Mosque invite the visitor to contemplate infinity as well as metaphor. The two pieces of architecture are two of the most beautiful and mystical ones of the medieval architecture. The two buildings have interesting similarities. They serve political and religious purposes. The roman art influenced both buildings (Rizvi, 2012).
Hosseini brilliantly argues that a place that was once home can become alien and unwelcoming through a series of juxtapositions between the present and the past. Hosseini paints a picture of brokenness as he unveils a shattered Kabul, that has been ravaged by the military forces of America and Russia. Instead of becoming a safe haven of security, it is reduced to a series of ‘knocked holes’. The use of the simple ‘holes’ frightens the readers as its simplicity conjures up images of destruction, devastation and demolition. The idea that a major city can be levelled to something as simple as a collection of hovels while hinting at the hyperbolic also creates a deep pathos for Amir as he realises the destructive power of time.
The Clan of the Cave Bear talks about how everyone changes, both Ayla and the Clan. “Ayla, a gangly, blonde, sky-eyed child stuck with the wrong race, is the avatar for all this tumult. Auel immediately makes us aware of the lowly position of women in the Clan: Iza has to kneel before Brun, the leader-as all women do when approaching a man-to plead her case about keeping the girl. While thinking it over, he ruminates, "But medicine woman or not, she's just a woman. What difference will it make if she's upset?"(Skurnik).
In the essay Maya Angelou’s character Margaret, who’s not yet in her early teens, began working for her white boss Mrs. Cullinan. Miss Glory, another black maid who work for Mrs. Cullinan, taught Margaret to be organize, basic etiquette, and a wide variety of vocabulary. Miss Glory tells Margaret that Mrs. Cullinan was unable to have children. This caused a deep sorrow and regret in the emotions of Margaret towards Mrs. Cullinan, for she had a lot of pity towards. This part of the essay, to my understanding, set it apart from the others, because of Maya Angelou brilliant emotional concept she added to her character “Margaret” to feel pity on her mistress.
He realizes that they have to ask for help of a mortal named Rachel. Rachel has the unique ability to see through the Mist. While the rest struggle to choose between paths in the Labyrinth, she can see the correct passage clearly. They eventually reach Daedalus, but he is doubtful as to if he should help them or not. Grover, a satyr, is on his own quest.
Mary becomes cunning and deviant, thinking up the perfect alibi. She goes to the grocery shop, buys food for “dinner”, and uses Sam as an alibi. She then goes home and pretends that she came home to find him dead. Her personality changes completely, from being all sweet like sugar to clever like a fox. Another thing to point out is that Mary doesn’t seem remorseful at the end.
She hates Miss Moore because she feels that someone is better and smarter than her in their neighborhood. Sylvia explains why Miss Moore wants to help children’s education, “She’d been to college and said it was only right that she should take responsibility for the young one’s education, and she not even related by marriage or blood” (304). Miss Moore wants to teach the children because she wants them to become aware of what is happening in their society. While they are in the toy store, Miss Moore asks the children what they think about their trip and one of the children, Sugar says, “that this is not much of a democracy if you ask me. Equal chance to pursue happiness means an equal crack at the dough, don’t it?” (309).
When the women and girls offer their sympathies and prayers to Maria, she simplys replies, “Keep your prayers to yourself, Lupe, or offer them for others who need them. I will ask God for what I want in this world” (Porter). The absence of her husband is not destroying her, but rather is pushing her to become even more strong in her life. While Maria was able to stand on her two feet before Juan’s departure, she is even more independent now that he is gone. Her line of work is booming, but her craving for a family is not satisfied.
Mariam starts to feel close to Aziza too. The two women now become the strength to each other and plan to run away from this torture, but are discovered by the policeman. Once Rasheed comes to know of what the two did, they both are brutally beaten by him shaking the ground beneath them, after seeing wolf inside their husband. At the same time, Afghanistan had become no less than hell for women. Their rights were severly reserved, limited after the takeover of the mujahideen.. years pass and
I will be looking at E. M Forster’s A Passage to India, in an attempt to discuss the significance of the fact that there is “no final revelation” of what has happened to Adela in the Marabar caves, in order to ascertain whether Lionel Trilling’s claim that it is “major disappointment” to the reader, or if there other ways of interpreting the “mystery” at the heart of the novel? In order for me to look at the “disappointment” caused by there being “no final revelation” I will look first at the incident that occurred at the Marabar Caves, then at the trial scene to establish why this is such a disappointment and thereafter I will look at how we can otherwise interpret this “mystery”. The excursion to the Marabar Caves was Dr. Aziz’s idea- instead of a party at his house he invites them to a picnic by the caves- as a way of helping Mrs. Moore and Miss Quested achieve their goal of “discovering the real India” (Forster, 1924, p. 8), at the first cave Mrs. Moore becomes claustrophobic and believes that she hears a message from India saying that "Pathos, piety, courage--they exist, but are identical, and so is filth. Everything exists, nothing has value" (Forster, 1924, p. 64), this causes Mrs. Moore to stay out of the second of the Marabar caves, Dr Aziz then ensures that the same cannot happen at the second cave by deciding that no one can go with them, and this is where the trouble occurs, before entering the cave Adela offends Dr Aziz by asking how many wives he has, as his