A profound look atBuchi Emecheta’s literary masterpiece Second Class Citizen lays foundation for critical reflection and analysis of Adah’s breaking away from the prevalent gender outlooks, sexism attitudes that define male and female relationships and deep rooted stereotypes against women. A close look on this text confirms there are several prescribed gender roles both in the Igbo society as well as in London. The challenge therefore is upon how Adah will break away the gender roles being imposed on her and still be in a position to pursue her educational dreams. Based on a feministic approach,this paper will delve deeper on the sociocultural factors that contribute to Adah being perceived and treated as
Wide Sargasso Sea Patriarchy and colonialism are both used as a form of repression, in the book Wide Sargasso Sea, we were introduced to Antoinette, a White Creole woman who lived in Jamaica and hailed from a family of ex-slave owners. Fast forwarding into the brilliantly, crafted storyline by Jean Rhys, we learn about the man called Mr. Rochester/ Mr. Mason who enjoyed the promise of gain, in this case - Antoinette’s estate. While she held little wealth that he had set his own eyes on, he later conveniently decided that she was ‘mad’ and that she was no longer a proper companion or a functional human being. He decided to confine her to the attic of her/their house; an act that no human, ‘mad’ or sane, should have endured.
Jamaica Kincaid does not establish the relationship of the character, but it can interpret as a mom and daughter relationship. I have chosen to analyze the structure and some interesting and controversial topic written in the story ¨Girl.¨ The fascinating fact about this short story is that it is written in the
The great Martin Luther King jr Spoke of the past, and the future with his powerful attribute to society’s fight concerning racism “I’ve decided to stick with Love. Hate is too heavy a burden to bear (MLK).” The author Kate Chopin clearly would have sided with the great Martin Luther King jr in the fight against racism with her short story “Desiree’s Baby”. The amount of irony in this story, hinting to the destructive force of racism and oppression is undeniable. Mrs. Chopin’s short story transparently presents how even a man as suitable as Armand can be stained by the hatred of a person’s skin color or disrespect to a person’s sex.
Shortly after being found, Dugard had written a memoir about her abduction entitled, “A Stolen Life”. While taking readers on a journey through her twisted and brainwashing eighteen years, she explains that everyone has their own struggle in life, such as her struggle in the loss of her innocence. The book, “The Catcher in the Rye” aligns with Dugard’s story perfectly as it brings to light that childhood innocence should be kept safe and untouched. As Dugard publically talks about her book, she states on Hollywood Reporter that, “‘I 'm also writing my story in the hopes that it will be of help to someone going through, hopefully not similar conditions, but facing a difficult situation of their own -- whatever it may be.’" (Lewis)
Reflection What inspired your writing? My independent book, the Great Gatsby, and my grandparents inspired my writing. My independent book, The Color Purple, was a personal story of a young girl where she was able to find, throughout her life, confidence and her self worth. She stands up for herself and other women, by changing her life by becoming more independent. The Great Gatsby, also inspired my writing because it showed how different people viewed the American dream, and it did not have a set definition.
In the next section Jefferson begins to list off all of the reasons that the English monarchy has hurt the colonies. Jefferson uses parallel structure to be blunt and to the point by making each complaint its own paragraph and starting each one with “He has”. This is an effective strategy to quickly list off the innumerable justifications on why the colonists seek independence. The parallel structure allows for King George and the Colonists to quickly read the long list of complaints and after finishing it becomes clear what the English are doing wrong. All of these rhetorical strategies serve to assert the logic in Jefferson’s argument.
Satrapi later described herself as announcing, “‘With this first cigarette, I kissed childhood goodbye.’ Now I was a grown-up” (117). The word “kissed” suggests that there is a friendly departure between herself and her childish ways. She has kindly left her old ideals behind because she knows that she needs to become more mature in order to outlive the conflict in her country. The use of the word “grown-up” instead of adult represents how Marji is not only more mature, but her experiences have forced her to actively grow and create a new home, adulthood.
Peal does not see her mother as a sinner because she has been isolated by puritan society and as a result does not have the same beliefs. Pearl is the illegitimate child the symbol of her parent sin, but she is also a regenerative force. ”(Kate 11) So long as Dimmesdale is alive, Pearl seems to be a magnet that attracts Hester and Dimmesdale, almost demanding their reconciliation or some sort of energetic reconciliation.
In Jamaica Kincaid’s essay “On Seeing England for the First Time”, she clearly voices her animosity towards the one place her whole life surrounded as a child in hopes of persuading her audience into understanding that there is a fine line between dreams and realities. As an adult, Kincaid finally is able to travel to England to witness firsthand what all the hype was about and why her childhood and education happened to be based around the fantasy customs of this country. Noticing that every detail of her life revolved around England, from the way she ate her food to the naming of her family members, Kincaid found her hatred growing more and more. Coming from a British colony, the obsession with England drove Kincaid crazy to the point that she finally traveled there one day. She says, “The space between the idea of something and its reality is always wide and deep and dark” (37).
I found the short story, “A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson”, very lonely, and freighting. The story took place in Lancaster, Massachusetts, around the year 1676. The tone for the story real set up the whole emotionally side of the issue. You can find that the tone she uses is hopefully, even though she already knew how the story ended. You could possible say that she was using hindsight as a tool to write this personal narrative.
“Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan is primarily an autobiographical piece about her experiences growing up in a household that chiefly spoke “broken” English, and a reflection on how this gave her a unique perspective on the transformative properties of language. Yet, it is no way an academic analysis, a deliberate choice, Tan even includes a short disclaimer in the beginning concerning this, and the excerpts she includes come from her own background, her personal observations, something which I found quite refreshing. As someone who comes from a mixed family and identifies as Asian-American, I related a great deal to her upbringing, and in many instances down to the exact circumstance. For example, she details an incident in which she
In the satirical article, “On Seeing England for the First Time” (1991), Jamaica Kincaid, a proud Antiguan-American writer, condemns England’s unacceptable acts of erasure upon a nation’s culture. She remarks that England has unrightfully censured the death of the Caribbean culture and the people's long-held nationalism for Antigua; and yet although Antigua had freed itself from England's chokehold, the nation has already been constructed in such a way that it had become economically dependent on the English. Kincaid illustrates this impassioned resentment towards England by her usage of ironic imagery and sarcastic repetition within her childhood anecdotes of conformity. She criticizes England’s unjust authority in order to present the condemning