Throughout the song, the lines seems to be words spoke toward a daughter by a father. For example, “What dear daughter 'neath the sun could treat a father so/To wait upon him hand and foot and always tell him no?” (Dylan 3-4). This can be seen as an allusion to Shakespeare’s “King Lear, in which the daughters betrayed their father, the King Lear, who has only good intentions to them. Instead of putting a focus on daughter, I think the main intention for Bob is to relate himself with king Lear, who experienced such despair yet cannot find a way out. Gill commented “Wracked with bitterness and regret, its narrator reflects upon promises broken and truths ignored, on how greed has poisoned the well of best intentions, and how even daughters can deny their father 's wishes”(Gill). With the excellent allusion, Bob made the lamentation on the wrong direction of American society sound even more
It may not be cause for concern if one is unfairly found guilty for a simple act, such as, stealing a cookie, but what if the act in question was more severe… more intense so to say. What if one were to be blamed for a crime as serious as murder? Worst, what if the reason for conviction was based primarily on the color of an individual’s skin and an untrustworthy testimony. In order to inform his listeners of such injustice towards African-Americans within in the United States, in particular, Rubin Carter, Bob Dylan skillfully employs the rhetorical strategies of imagery, pathos, and metaphor in his popular song “Hurricane”.
Home is where the heart is, but what if home is no longer safe? Joyce Carol Oates explores this concept in her 1966 short story, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been”. On surface level, this story appears to discuss a rebellious young girl named Connie and her confrontation with Arnold Friend, a stalker. The ending leaves the reader to assume that Arnold Friend plans to sexually assault the young girl. However, looking beyond what is initially shown, a new context can adhered to the plot. Carl Jung’s theory of archetypal patterns delves into the human psyche by analyzing its parts. According to Jung, the human mind is split into three different parts; the ego, the personal unconscious, and the collective unconscious- which can be split into many different archetypes that impact personality (McLeod). Oates uses archetypes and symbolism to show the battle of a young girl trying make her own home and identity in a world that
Langston Hughes was a very famous poet but also a dreamer during the 1920s when discrimination and racism were main problems in the society. He was a civil right activist who proposed the idea of equal opportunities between all races by writing poems, books, and playwrights; many of his famous literatures affected Americans in many crucial ways. Hughes’s main idea against the society was equality however he discovered that it is difficult to change people’s “norms” and stereotypes. Therefore, his humorous and serious type of writing effectively appealed to many audiences which eventually played a big role of achieving racial equality and equal opportunities.
Galveston Hurricane: September 8, 1900. On September 8, a Category 4 hurricane ripped through Galveston, killing an estimated amount 6,000 to 8,000 people. A 15-foot storm flooded the city, which was then situated at less than 9 feet above sea level, and numerous homes and buildings were destroyed.
To what extent do you agree with President Bush´s description of Hurricane Katrina as a natural disaster?
On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the coast of Texas. It was originally set to be a category 1 hurricane and wasn 't supposed to be that bad of a natural disaster. Although a number of adding factors made Hurricane Harvey a catastrophic event, the hurricane increased levels as it reached land which was one of the biggest impacts. The main two factors that made Harvey one of the most destructive natural disasters to ever hit the United States was all the recorder rainfall over the city of Houston and the release of the Addicks and Barker reservoirs.
The main idea of the poem is the integral part of music in African American culture as a “hypodermic needle / to [the] soul” soothing the weariness and pain from the “smoldering memor[ies]” of “slave ships” (6). In stanza 1, the larger theme of social inequality is addressed through the allusion of the slave trade by trumpet player’s memory “of slave ships / Blazed to the crack of whips,” (6-7). The second stanza uses the imagery of the trumpet player’s “tamed down / patent-leathered” (12-13) hair, to represent the forced “tam[ing] down” of African Americans and their culture.
Hurricanes are massive storms that form of fronts of warm waters throughout the tropical oceans. The intensity of hurricanes can be categorized on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the most severe. The damage that these storms can bring can be from ripping a tree out the ground, to destroying a whole city.
Hurricane Matthew began to form itself from a tropical wave off the coast of Africa in late September. It has been calculated that 26 citizens have died as a result of Hurricane Matthew’s flooding. Robert Ray, the author of the CNN News article, ‘‘Hurricane Matthew: Days of disaster unfold under a cloudless sky,’’ wrote this to inform his audience of the monstrous damage that the hurricane has done from Florida to North Carolina, after it hit Haiti and other Caribbean countries. His audience is the family and love ones of the citizens that experienced the hurricane hit and those that are concerned of the terror the people went through and want to find more information in how to help. Ray’s use of appeal to pathos helps him effectively be able
When we are facing with the natural disaster, all beings are suffering. During the 1930s, the Great Dust Bowl and the Great Depression caused lots of troubles in the world. Woody Guthrie is a famous American singer who wrote The Balad of Tom Joad. His clear voice and melodious guitar sound attracts listeners that let the song stuck in their heads. The Balad of Tom Joad is a song about the migration of Tom Joad’s family which reflects commendably about the difficulties, hardships, struggles, changes and challenges that common were facing during the 1930s. According to The Balad of Tom Joad, the dust bowl and drought compelled numerous people to migrate in the 1930s. Further, the song reveals that the Great Depression caused severe poverty in
Hurricane: “A large tropical storm system with high-powered circular winds. ” (Dictionary.com) Hurricanes are known to have changed our lives. Mostly, for worse. Hurricanes cause severe flooding from their high wind speeds. From our hurricane sandy experience, we can see that hurricanes tear down houses and buildings that are very precious to us. They can take down things that are not sheltered and things that are sheltered. They also flood places because of the rainfall that they cause. However, hurricanes can also help us by replenishing inland plant life, bringing rainfall to areas that need it, and provide a global heat balance. (“5 Things Hurricanes Can Do That Are Actually Good.” The Weather Channel). Hurricanes begin as tropical storms over the warm waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Overall, hurricanes have changed lives.
Hurricanes appear and throw our world into chaos; over the years, hurricanes have caused extreme destruction all over the globe. In September, Hurricane Irma struck and removed everything in its path. Although the amount of destruction caused was devastating, precautions were taken to help save lives and avoid as much damage as possible. Hurricane Irma escalated quickly, yet humans still remain unsure on how to stop these storms from occurring.
As I was awakened from a deep sleep, my aunt was yelling “get all your stuff we have to leave.” I didn’t fully understand what was going on by the way I was awakened. It was five o’clock in the morning when I heard my cousin on the other end of the phone saying “we have to leave New Orleans now, the hurricane is going to hit and we will not be safe here.” I never thought I would have to pack up and leave my home because of a natural disaster. As I gather the things that would fit in the small purple suitcase I was still in disbelief of what was going to take place. One by one we loaded up her red Pontiac and headed for the Texas border with my cousin following in the car behind us.
Lightning crashes overhead as I race back into the house, dripping wet. I was just returning back from an adventure in the woods. The storm was unexpected, even the forecasters had never expected it. Luckily, I managed to make it back inside safely. I peered out the window as I took off my raincoat. The rain pitter pattered against the pavement softly, creating a lulling sound. I shook my head, fiercely trying to concentrate so that I didn’t fall asleep. I still have video games and homework to complete! The rain has always been a thing that could put me to sleep at the drop of a hat, in fact it’s my favorite weather. I swiftly changed my clothes so that I didn’t catch a cold and I sat down on the couch, pulling my homework out from my bookbag. Math equations filled my head but I still couldn’t concentrate. I stared out the window again, the rain luring me in. I sat my homework down and got up to look out the window again. As I gazed out the window a shadow caught my attention, it breezed through the forest and it went by so fast that I didn’t know what it was. A bird perhaps? Maybe. Whatever it is I need to figure it out! It could be something cool! But what about my homework? Well, this shouldn’t take long and besides, math is easy, I’ll be fine. I’ll just finish it when I get home. I jumped into my rain boots and put my raincoat back on. Then I twisted the