Nafisi's book Reading Lolita in Tehran chronicles the experiences of author from the year 1978 to 1997, when she returned to Iran during the revolution (1978-1981) and lived and taught in the Islamic Republic of Iran until her departure in 1997. The act of writing this memoir, gives her an opportunity to tell her own story and the stories of her students in her own words, from her perspective. By doing this, she saves herself and her girls from falling into the trap of tyrannical regimes, who in order to rule the masses take away their histories and personal stories from them, imposing homogeneity, thus, making them irrelevant and insignificant. The book is centered around a private class comprising seven students, all of them female, chosen
This migration made Ramatoulaye feel different in her physical surroundings, social networks, language, and goals. She barely knew anyone who lived there beside her deceased husband, her 12 children, and co-wife. Both stories are written by women, that portray their life, their struggles and what pushed them to be where they are today. The difference that I was able to point out was that both the book and letter were written to someone. In “So Long a Letter” it is being written to Aissatou, a friend of Ramatoulaye, who lives in America describing her present situation.
JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/30210320. Emily Sunstein was a political American feminist activist, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Art History in 1944. Keats-Shelley Journal is an article written by Emily Sunstein, an author that analyzes Mellors criticisms of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Which allows for three authors voice to be wrapped up into one article, making fact and truth inescapable between the three of them. The article begins by going into extreme depth into Mary Shelley 's feminist ideals, which allows the reader to enter Mary Shelley’s mind and see how she views her own past.
Shortly after being found, Dugard had written a memoir about her abduction entitled, “A Stolen Life”. While taking readers on a journey through her twisted and brainwashing eighteen years, she explains that everyone has their own struggle in life, such as her struggle in the loss of her innocence. The book, “The Catcher in the Rye” aligns with Dugard’s story perfectly as it brings to light that childhood innocence should be kept safe and untouched. As Dugard publically talks about her book, she states on Hollywood Reporter that, “‘I 'm also writing my story in the hopes that it will be of help to someone going through, hopefully not similar conditions, but facing a difficult situation of their own -- whatever it may be.’" (Lewis) It’s apparent that Dugard realizes that everyone has their own story and although they might not be put under the same conditions, almost everyone has an experience in which they have to overcome. The protagonist, Holden Caulfield in “The Catcher in the Rye”, relates identically to this message as he had to grow up quickly because he had to witness the death of his younger brother,
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi is a graphic memoir that reveals the life of a woman growing up in pre-revolution and post-revolution Iran, as well as her experiences in Western countries. In this book, Marjane recalls and highlights historical events that affect her life during her upbringing in Iran. These include the oppression of the Shah, along with the rise and effects of the regime. These events are integrated into Persepolis in order to showcase their effects on Marjane and the other citizens of her country. These events’ inclusion are important due to the context and understanding that they grant readers unfamiliar with the text.
Ayan Salad Ms.Farrow ENG 4U1 November, 11, 2014 “The Yellow Wallpaper” and “The Beautiful Mind” “The Yellow Wallpaper” is a short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. This story is a collection of journal entries written by Jane. However, she feels uncomfortable living in this house. She is banned to enjoy her hobbies, which is writing, because her husband and her family are against it. Even though her husband and her family wish her to be enjoying her hobbies, she still spends her time writing.
Charlotte Bronte’s last novel, Villette (1853), tells the story of Lucy Snowe, our narrator, who is particularly unforthcoming with information about herself and as a result, characters like Headmistress Madame Beck and Lucy’s eventual lover, M. Paul Emanuel, resort to spying on Lucy in order to learn more about her. Lucy Snowe, too, uses surveillance to learn more about the people she is with. It’s important to acknowledge these moments of surveillance because “there are more than 175 occasions when Lucy or other characters in the novel observe individuals while assessing their character” (May 51) which help Lucy become her own person. Therefore, surveillance becomes a prominent part of Villette and has been a topic of discussion for many
1960’s Counterculture dictated the drugs the unknown author used, the places she stayed, the people she met, her views on authority, and even the phrases she used. The biggest and most notable examples come from trademarks of the movement itself. In Go Ask Alice the unnamed character finds herself in the middle of the 1960’s counter culture movement. The impact 1960’s counter culture has on
The book A Thousand Splendid Suns was to show the evil acts that happened in Afghanistan in the end of the 1950’s to almost present day. The books author, Khaled Hosseini mainly showed the unjust treatment of the women in Afghanistan. A Thousand Splendid Suns vividly describes how the afghan people were tortured. This book has high and low points with many plot twist that will keep most people off of their seats. The story starts off with Mariam, a girl whom is mentally tortured by her mother.. Mariam lives with her mother, Nana, for the first fifteen years of her life, but something tragic happens which forces her to get married to an abusive middle-aged man named Rasheed in a distant city.
In her TED talk called “The danger of a single story” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, speaks about the negative effects, single stories can have on a certain people. A single story is created when the same discourse is being repeated over an over again in books, TV shows or in the news. The single story creates a stereotypical, one sided perception of a group of people. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie tells a story about how she, came to believe a single story in her childhood. When she was a child she read many American and English books, about people, with whom she had very little in common.
Response Writing to “Go Ask Alice” Go Ask Alice was a very interesting and unique book, nothing like I have read before. The book is written from the point of Alice and is just a recount of a period of her life where she falls into a dangerous crowd and goes down a dark path. The book’s main topics include depression, never being satisfied, and primarily, drugs usage. Alice’s constant struggle with drugs is the central focal point of the book highlighted through her many escapades while using it. Alice starts as a normal, middle-class girl in the 60s; however, she changes and belittles herself throughout the book to where she becomes a depressed, drug addicted teen who eventually dies of an overdose.
Since she was very religious she didn’t join the movement but she let them have the movement at her house and she was supposed to go to jail too but she didn’t because the SIM didn’t see her. When Minerva and Maria were in jail they had to separate because Minerva was being her old self and was still going against Trujillo’s word, and they stayed in there for 7 months, they were not eating like they used to they were just treating the women
Breaking Night In the beginning of the book, Liz explains how her family life is and also how her father first met her. It happened to be behind the glass in prison. Her parents got themselves in a very bad situation. Her mother was on a bad habit of cocaine; her father was selling and using many other drugs at the same time. The mother started when she was young, “smoking grass and sniffing glue”, but as the years went on and she passed through different friends and groups, it lead to worse habits and it didn’t stop.
Like many before her, she carried her poverty into adulthood, doing odd jobs with periods of homelessness and hunger. But more disturbing is that poverty is now starting to take its toll on her children, especially her eldest daughter. Metcalf says she recently tried to run away from home in the middle of the night.” This article appeals to emotion by focusing on metcalf and her story. It doesn’t focus on any other person the author is trying to tell a specific story to appeal to the reader. The way the author structures the article affects the effectiveness of the article by appealing to a certain audience.