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
Jamaica Kincaid is an Antiguan-American writer, who was once lived under British rule in Antigua. The women, who were under British rule faced patriarchy. She grew up with a love of books, and wanted to further her education. Unfortunately, as a woman she was unable to have that opportunity. In Kincaid’s, “Girl” there is a sense of denouncing women.
Jose Goncalves Professor Karen Oden English 1301 Jamaica Kincaid “Girl” Kincaid wrote a fictional story about a mother who was teaching her daughter how to properly act in modern and formal society. From the type of clothes Jamaica mentioned on her essay, it can be told that it portrays the life of an old-fashioned society where a nice lady have to act or behave in a certain way. In the first two sentences, Kincaid says, “Wash the white clothes on Monday and put them on the stone heap; wash the color clothes on Tuesday and put them on the clothesline to dry;” (Kincaid 895). Using these words, it basically says how women should treat and wash their clothes.
When I read the poem “Girl,” I felt as if the mother was represented as an unpleasant figure. The fact that the poem was written all in one sentence and had many amounts of commas told me that the girl was constantly told what to do one command after the other. These commands were told in a way that wouldn’t let the girl think of anything otherwise, the voice of the mother has now replaced the voice in the girl’s head, which meant that when she would make a decision her mother 's voice is the one that she will be referred to. However, on the positive aspect, it seems as if the mother was trying to raise a well-rounded child to grow into a respected woman. I see what she’s doing as tough love, a mother who makes sure that she is strict with her child.
1. “Africa” The poem starts off with a very calm description of Africa, here Maya Angelou is portraying the country as a beautiful woman. The mood then changes when she explains the dark past when young boys and girls were taken from their home and sold into slavery. In the powerful ending, Africa rises and takes a stand for herself. 2.
Not to mention, that the amount of toxins that young children get exposed to in the inner city is very alarming. One serious toxin is lead, which is affecting the behavior of youths in low-income areas of cities. Lead is a real threat and has been proven to severely damaging the prefrontal lobes while children are developing. Robert Brochin a researcher at Georgetown University states that “Lead exposure during this period can lead to severe neurological and developmental problems that may manifest themselves later in the affected child ‘s life,” (Brochin, pp.3, 2008). Even health clinics put children in these settings at risk because 68 percent of Philadelphia inner-city pediatric clinics had 10 milliliters of lead (Ruboca, pp.655, 1998).
In Model's Assistant,what is the symbolism of the jewel-covered phone that Garla gives to the narrator? How do people get caught up in popularity, celebrity, or material things that go against their personality? I choose the short story Model's Assistant, because the name caught my eye. I assumed the story would have a interesting story line, and in my opinion, I was correct. This story truly portrays the time we live in.
Throughout her time in Boston and as the First Lady, Abigail Adams was a persistent advocate of women’s rights. In her letters to John, Thomas, and other family members, she often displayed the issues she had as a married woman at the time. Abigail particularly was a proponent of the rights of married women having to do with property ownership and other disallowed opportunities for women, including the lack of available education. Drawing from a central theme of the Revolution, Abigail often argued to John that women should not and will not follow laws that do not take into consideration the lives of women, nor women continue to be satisfied dedicating their lives entirely to being a domestic partner for their husbands. Knowing that
A tragic hero is defined by Aristotle, a Greek philosopher, as a human who is of high stature or who is respected in his community, but also has the ability to endure suffering. He or she must portray many positive personality traits, but also must possess a major character flaw, which will bring upon the downfall of the hero. The audience will then acknowledge the sense of catharsis. Antigone shows all the traits of a tragic hero in the Sophocles’ tragedy Oedipus The King. Antigone and her sister choose to return to Thebes because they want to help their brothers, Eteocles and Polyneices, not kill each other because there is a prophet that has predicted that they will kill each other in the battle for the throne of Thebes.
Mrs. Lovett is one of the major characters in Sweeney Todd. Her objective is to run her meat pie shop to survive. Also, she loves and has always loved Benjamin Barker (Sweeney Todd). Once she encounters him again in her shop, she is willing to do anything just to have Sweeney’s satisfaction with her. She gives him his box with the razors and tells him that she hid them for him.