In Caleb’s Crossing there are more kinds of transculturation and more deeply explained than The American Pageant. In The American Pageant the only types of transculturation deal with language, religion and farming. Kennedy talks about how ambassadors of the Indians would learn English, how the Indians passed their knowledge of how to sow and reap a bountiful harvest to the settlers, and how the settlers taught the natives about God in an attempt to convert them. However, in Caleb’s Crossing the two cultures transgress even more. Joel and Caleb came to study at college and learn Latin, Greek, Hebrew and get a full education.
June Jordan’s poem, “Poem about my rights” is about a woman who is describing her experiences and the unremittent concern for basic human rights for males and females. It is a personal and emotional poem about her view of the world and how change is needed. Although majority of the poem is written about how Jordan’s basic rights were not given, the poem also includes sections at which the reader sees the need for equal basic rights for both male and female is needed. This essay will comprise of my response to the poem, both as a poem and an oral performance. Throughout the poem Jordan uses repetition and in the oral performance uses her voice to enhance her message and feelings.
To accept the premise of the second meaning is to undermine Antigone’s commentary on authority and dissent. Antigone as her brother’s lover has no moral or thematic point, and it means that Antigone is listening to her own personal desires rather than following a mandate from the Gods or fulfilling a sister’s role in Greek society at the time. In essence, it invalidates the point of the debate between the mortal and godly laws and it paints Antigone as a weak character motivated by a man, which is an altogether too familiar narrative that lacks the depth of the real message of the play. Antigone as a feminist hero shows the potential for everyday people to stand up to authority in order to hold them to the standard of a more just cause; a higher power even mortal humans must answer to. Whether this is interpreted as God, Gods, natural laws or unalienable rights, there is always a greater power that we hold our leaders
Their long silences have given the Whites the opportunity to paint the Native women according to their imagination. Some portray them as savage, some whores or prostitute, and some see them as squaw, doing menial job. In every field whether it is academic, political, or popular the whites attempt to paint Native American cultures as patriarchal when they are not. So, Leslie Marmon Silko has taken up writings to reconstruct and redefine their lives from an insider’s point of view and reclaim their lost identities. This paper aims to study the true status of the Native American women in lights to Silko’s three texts – Ceremony, Storyteller, and Garden in the Dunes and thereby constrasting it with that of the status of the Whites Women and the Status of Native American men.
This essay will explore the influence of nature’s beauty, and the gothic movement on Dickinson’s poems, Dickinson’s poems influence on other people, a reoccurring theme, and an analysis of “Because I Could Not Stop for Death”. Body paragraph 1: fascination in nature Dickinson’s poetry is influenced by her fascination in nature. Dickinson often felt joy despite her feeling of loneliness. She usually would send flowers with each poem she
Leslie Marmon Silko, a contemporary writer and Laguna person, uses Storyteller as a new way to express and connect oral tradition and writing. Utilizing personal memories and narratives, she recalls traditional Laguna stories that emphasize the way Native Americans have experienced the world. Through these stories, we see the Native American struggle to maintain identity and independence as white culture encroaches and attempts to destroy tribal identity. It becomes clear that the Laguna people reject the danger of uniformity and thus use stories to maintain legacy, seek out identity, and as a powerful weapon against assimilation and colonialism. Silko uses literature to express numerous Native American narratives that will preserve the culture’s
Both published poems which unconventionally addressed romantic love and challenged the usual perception of women in romantic relationships. In Whitney’s “To her unconstant Lover,” Whitney addresses unrequited love in a manner that is more mature than that of many contemporary poets, and eventually reconciles herself with the idea of not being able to be her beloved’s loyal lover. In Philips’s “An Answer to Another Persuading a Lady to Marriage,” Philips rejects the role of women as passive, loyal lovers altogether.
The poem can be considered a blazon traditional sonnet although it presents the tradition in an unconventional way. The typical way a blazon sonnet presents itself is through the broken-down description of a woman’s qualities. Women are usually highly praised and they are made to appear so out of reach; they become unobtainable even by the poet themselves. Women are portrayed as a collection of objects rather than human which accentuates the idea that they are so unattainable because no woman like them actually exist. The idea that beauty is what defines, and what controls a man’s love for a woman, is not depicted in Shakespeare’s sonnet, My Mistress’ Eyes.
Sixteenth-century society did not think of or accept female same-sex relationships, and the gods’ plans for Galathea and Phillida reflect the sentiments of the time. Neptune says their love is “strange and foolish, for one virgin to dote on another, and to imagine a constant faith where there can be no cause of affection” (5.3.1084-5). Venus, on the other hand, approves of the relationship, but only if either Galathea or Phillida transforms into a man. While Galathea and Phillida both approve of the decision, the heteronormative view of love still shines as the best version; in modern contexts, this ending questions the validity of Lyly’s definition of love. If Galathea and Phillida’s love is already pure and true, they should not have to change.
Beowulf is on of the first works of English literature. It might have been recorded in writing in Old English around 700 A.D. by an Anglo-Saxon poet. Since Beowulf originated from Anglo-Saxons, are the traditions that affect the events of the poem Beowulf accurately represent those of the Anglo-Saxons? The basic purpose of an epic poem was to share stories of the culture’s history, pass down the values of the culture, and also to entertain the listeners. The Anglo-Saxons had a pagan culture that honored warriors more than anything.
4.Sunnys dress symbolizes youth, spring, fertility, inexperience. Because she 's a prostitute, she doesn 't see herself like this, but Holden (green himself) sees her in this way.Holden when he request a prostitute he refuses the offer of sex and prefers to talk about life. Holden sees her as a human, with emotional depth, instead of an object for pleasure. ‘’Don’t you feel like talking for a while’’. Sunny dress could have been another color , but the Author chooses this because it shows how Holden wants her to be virgin.
POETRY ANALYSIS OF OODGEROO NOONUCCAL (1920-1993) Oodgeroo Noonuccal (1920-1993), formerly known as Kath Walker, was an Aboriginal poet, activist, a campaigner for Aboriginal Rights and public speaker (Australian Poetry Library, n.d.). During the 1960 's, she emerged as a political activist and a poet, and fought for the rights of her people until her death (Australian Poetry Library, n.d.). In her poetry, Oodgeroo Noonuccal explores many themes relating to her connection with the land and the rights of her people to live on those lands as equals to the white. In this essay, 3 of her poems will be analysed: Time is Running Out , Let Us Not Be Bitter and Return To Nature. TIME IS RUNNING OUT 1 5 10 15 20 25 Time is Running
It was clearly stated in the Declaration that "all men [were] created equal." The authors did not write men and women, or mankind, or humankind. Thus, their intentions in the usage of the word "men" were uncertain. However, John Adams and his wife, Abigail Adams, wrote a series of letters to each other. In one particular letter, Abigail, who was a feminist, wrote to John, "in the new Code of Laws… I desire you would Remember the ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them… Do not put such unlimited power in the hands of the Husbands."