to show how the Harry Potter offer many different gendered roles to young people. The author explicitly states that she wrote with the intended audience of literacy teachers who work with teenagers and teach them critical literacies for social justice as well as teach them to challenge the status quo, She does this through explaining the roles the female characters were given and how they fought to be treated as equal. This is a unique approach as other sources only focus on how the female characters are oppressed and subjected to stereotype rather than explain they they fought to be equal.This will play into the main characters section of my literature review. This is valuable as the author closely compares the Harry Potter world with our modern world and offers some new approaches to redefine what is normal in terms of gender roles. The author, Meredith Cherland, is a teacher educator and professor of literacy education at the University of Regina in
In Tillie Olsen’s “I Stand Here Ironing” is a short story describing how a mother reflects on how she raised her daughter and the challenges they faced while she was ironing some clothes. In “I Stand Here Ironing” Olsen uses setting, imagery, and tone to show the theme of guilt and regret. Tillie Olsen was inspired by Rebecca Harding Davis’s “Life in the Iron Mills” at the age of fifteen. At eighteen she had joined the Young Communist League and was jailed for a month in Kansas City for distributing leaflets, and encouraging packinghouse workers to unionize. “I Stand Here Ironing” was published when she was fifty years old after she had raised four children and worked multiple jobs to help support her family.
In her essay, “The Importance of Work,” from The Feminine Mystique published in 1963, Betty Friedan confronts American women’s search for identity. Throughout the novel, Betty Friedan breaks new ground, concocting the idea that women can discover personal fulfillment by straying away from their original roles. Friedan ponders on the idea that The Feminine Mystique is the cause for a vast majority of women during that time period to feel confined by their occupations around the house; therefore, restricting them from discovering who they are as women. Friedan’s novel is well known for creating a different kind of feminism and rousing various women across the nation. In 1942, Friedan graduated from Smith College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and took off to New York City to fulfill her dream of becoming a reporter.
Reader’s perception is one of the most essential aspects of a novel, this refers to what the audience brings to the novel and determines whether a book is transcendent. The perception can be affected by several factors such as the format, the language and the message of the novel in general. A book can be interpreted differently according to culture, ideology, and even gender. The novel, The Great Gatsby written and published by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925, is faced with reader-response criticism by two different social groups; feminist, that want to achieve equal cultural and social representation for women, question the treatment the women in book receive by the men, yet view the novel as an example of the empowerment of females in during the 1920’s. Then Marxists, who analyse class relations, social conflict and social transformation, interpret the book by analysing the representation of a materialistic elite class and the struggle of the middle class to fit into their world.
Then, her mother bought a house, and she lived with her again. However, Gladys went mad worse, and lost her sanity completely. After that, she moved to her mother’s best friend, Grace McKee. Unfortunately, Grace married Ervin Silliman who didn’t want her at home, and she was sent to the orphanage again. 2 years later, Grace took Norma from the orphanage, and Norma lived with them for a while.
Louisa May Alott’s family is the origion of the family background of the Marh, the main characters Little Women. What’s more Louisa May Alott and her three sisters are the prototype of Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March. Alcott loved literature and during her early life she read a substential number of works of Dickens and Shakespeare, Gerd. What’s more she met Emerson, Thoreau,
Compare and contrast the view of the motherhood described in the MORNING SONG BY SYLVIA PLATH AND LIGHT GATHERER CAROL-ANN DUFFY Introduction The American novelist, Alice walker once said, “how simple a thing seems that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers name.” Walker simplicity yet complex use of words to describe a mother maternal. When she states the phrase “we must know our mother’s names” it shows(?). which creates the contrast that I see when I read the poems: MORNING SONG by Silvia Plath and LIGHT GATHERER by Carol-Ann Duffy one idealizing and one honest about every bit about motherhood. Despite the difference in the mothers’ opinions the were very similar by using figurative language to create big images about
Karen Purvis. It is about parenting adopted children from trauma and how-to re-foster attachment and trust. It is the book I am reading in my book club; it has wise, research based advice. When Rebecca discussed differences in her biological and adopted children’s responses to discipline, that book could really help fill in the gaps for her. Rebecca also talked a lot about self-care and her lack of it.
UNBRIDLED REBELLIOUS DAUGHTERS: A study of daughter/mother relationship IN MANJU KAPUR’S DIFFICULT DAUGHTERS AND shashi deshpande’s the dark holds no terrors Literature depicts the changing attitudes in relationships down through the ages. Earlier fictional representations of daughter characters were illustrated as meek, docile, passive, modest, humble and unpretentious. Much of the literature looks back to the Demeter and Persephone myth as an archetype of the mother daughter relationship. The myth reveals that each daughter loves their power generating mother. Then in Medieval literature, the daughters were not given much importance and mothers are making visible into invisible.
Anita Desai presents neo-concept to the achievements of indian women writers in English fiction. Anita Desai in proper perspective has compared the women writers in more or less same thematic and theoretical exposure to deal with the theme of human relationship. Her fellow women writers Kamala Markandaya, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Nayantara Sahgal, S.R. Rau, Attia Hossain rarely take effort to depict the psychic elements involved in these themes in their completeness. Anita Desai presents a new dimension to English fiction through the exploration of this troubled sensibility, a typical neo-Indian