Yet whereas Rowling’s immediate target audience is children, Meyer’s is adolescent girls, and although both authors simultaneously appeal to adults, the difference in implied reader has had significant repercussions for form, content, and consumer response alike. Far more than “Harry Potter,” the “Twilight” saga speaks overtly to issues of sexuality and female desire, a focus that helps to account both for the popularity of Meyer’s series and for the disdain that it excites in certain segments of the reading public. Thus Meyer’s recalibration of the vampire trope, in which the monster of appetite is now the model of self control, has excited considerable comment in reviews and blogs, while the saga’s vigorous, and divided, fan communities reveal new contours in our understanding of how fandom works and its consequences for media production and reception. The chapters that follow will examine these points in greater detail, but it may be useful here to lay out some concerns that undergird them. The “Twilight” Phenomenon and Genre Because Meyer is working with a combination of low-status genres— the vampire tale, the romance, the female coming-of-age story— the political aspects of the saga’s genre are both prominent and inextricable from gender.
Many books have the same themes and even some books have the same setting, ideas, or characters. In The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and Night by Elie Wiesel, both Liesel from The Book Thief and Elie for Night both share a common theme: suffering. Both Liesel and Elie suffer from the loss of their family. It is very hard on them since they have almost no one to depend on; they are by themselves essentially. Suffering is a major problem that both Liesel and Elie have to endure with in order to survive.
This person isn’t going to be perfect. This person will face shame, struggle with worthiness, being authentic, and owning who they are. I feel very strongly about these challenges and believe that they can consume someone’s life. According to Brene Brown’s novel, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are, having this combination is perfectly normal; however, we can improve ourselves everyday to embrace who we are: Imperfectly Perfect Humans. To begin, I want to talk about owning your story and shame.
These dystopian societies are profoundly ordered and have high standards, but that does not mean that they are perfect. Applying more rules to the community would not change anything. The Oxford dictionary defines “perfect” as having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be. Dystopia is portrayed to be impeccable, but it is not. In fact, the community usually ends up falling apart (like “The Hunger Games”).
Fate is one of the main thematic representations in the play Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet exhibit’s the idea of astrological fate because the prologue shapes that the two young lovers are “a pair of star-crossed lovers” (p6). A metaphor is defined as one field of reference is being conveyed into another, or it is a comparison where an object or person is directly analogized to something that can be completely unattached. Shakespeare’s use of a metaphor has a powerful effect on the audience. The metaphor of fate as stars in Shakespeare’s play is love, beauty and fate.
Fate Within the Stars “Fate: Is it written in the stars from the moment we are born? Or is it a bendable thing that we can shape with our own hands?” (Marsh, synopsis) A question that is constantly debated in literature, and what many believe is inevitable and that our future isn’t a choice. Romeo and Juliet, a Shakespeare play that is visually shown in Luhrmann's film and Kathrine Marsh’s novel, Jepp, Who Defied the Stars both have characters that constantly question or address the theme of fate and destiny which causes them to act rashly. These texts show this is many ways including how fate plays out can create thoughts that speak from the heart, not the mind, how when fate causes you to meet someone, you will always remember that moment, and when something goes unexpectedly, you will question or try to go against fate which all make the characters act rashly. Within these two texts, one could see that when fate causes a love, you forget what is right and make us act out of love, forgetting logic.
Although she can be characterized as fundamentally flawed, she is still content with herself. This comparison helps a reader develop a greater understanding of the characters’ origins and could not be made without knowledge of the author’s
Fate vs. Bad Decisions As a human kind we have focused nearly all of our efforts on one question, what ultimately decides our destiny? Throughout history religions have formed, scientists have devoted their lives, and many stories have been told regarding fate; one such story is Romeo and Juliet, which is regarded as one of the best written texts known to man. In Romeo and Juliet two star crossed lovers, born into rival families, fall in love, and through a series of unfortunate events meet their demise. Some people claim that the message Shakespeare was trying to convey is that our life is governed by fate, others believe that the message is that our future is determined by the choices that we make in our lives; while arguments can be made for both sides, it is more conceivable that it is both a mixture of fate and our decisions that determines our ultimate destiny. It can be argued that Shakespeare's message in Romeo and
The public demonstrates to us that perfection is simply unattainable, regardless of one’s bank account balance, appearance, social status. For even the most famous actors or popular athletes or renowned musicians are imperfect as the media so often presents to us. As author Jeff Jarvis states, “Perfection is a delusion at best, a lie at worst.”. Moreover, Jarvis asserts that perfection in the public setting is “discouraging”, insinuating that an individual striving to be the best will likely fail and beat himself down. Arthur Miller illustrates this human trait in his play,
Perfect Imperfections “Please leave my mind,” I think to myself as I stare out the window, dozing off to the sound of jays chirping along to the rustles of leaves swaying with the autumn breeze. “I can’t though.” Thoughts of him consumes my mind everyday and night. From his twinkling eyes to his brightening smile; he is the most perfect human being any soul can encounter. “He is so perfect,” I gleam as images of his features run through my mind incessantly. His chocolate brown hair stands straight and tall yet is so soft to the touch.