Both the poems tell a story that will change Seamus's life and they also describe events or problems that happened in his childhood. Both poems also include vivid descriptions of his family and in particular vividly describe his father. The contrasts between the two poems is that "Mid term break" tells a very sad real life event where as "Digging" is an experience that only he experienced, whereas "Mid-Term Break" affected many other people. Comparing his work has helped me understand better other poems as
Billions of people live in this world, each one taking part in countless relationships. These relationships form through the various interactions of everyday life. There are the relationships between friends, teachers and their students, and even the relationships between pets and their owners, all of which develop unique and amiable friendships over time. These relationships, however, often end and cannot withstand life’s hard ways, leaving only the strongest and deepest bond to survive the storms—the bond within the family. Simon J. Ortiz and Robert Hayden both depict this family bond differently in their poems.
Many stories in literature are not complete without an Antagonist. The Antagonist can be the embodiment of evil or just a roadblock for the main character to overcome. In the short story Sweat, written by Zora Neale Hurston, features an abusive husband, Sykes, as the Antagonist. Sykes dominates and abuses his hard-working wife, Delia. Whereas, Edgar Allen Poe, author of The Cask of Amontillado, uses an ambiguous relationship between Fortunato, a man full of ego and arrogance, who wrongs protagonist Montresor.
During this unit, we looked at a couple of short stories where authors developed particular literary features. One of the stories that we read was “The Tell-Tale Heart” where Edgar Allan Poe used flashback in the introduction in order to give more background information about the character. “Reunion” by John Cheever, consisted of a lot of dialogue with little description, but yet still created a visual image of the character in the readers’ head. Lastly, another story that we read in class was “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, where the author used specific details throughout the story to foreshadow the violent conclusion. While writing my story titled “Aiden”, I replicated the significance of literary features in those three stories such as flashback, dialogue, and foreshadowing.
Frank Deigh November 20, 2017 English III/ Block 3 Mr. Henriques Morals in the novel Song of Solomon The novel Song of Solomon, written by Toni Morrison, embodies many morals. The novel is a one kind showing the struggles gone through by the protagonist to become the character he is. The most intriguing and captivating morals are the consequences of the protagonist, Milkman’s ignorance, the importance of his family roots and his need for love in his life. The protagonist 's ignorance towards his family, friends and society has caused him to be an outcast, and has also activated a sense of low- self esteem. This transforms to a feeling of him being held back by everyone, “In the air, away from real life, he felt free, but on the ground...flapped in his face and constrained him”(Morisson 220).
Dolphus Raymond reveals his real character once he explains himself to the children. The theme is that people can’t differentiate between appearances and reality, three literary elements that help build that are tone, character, and symbolism. Dolphus Raymond is a man who the town consider evil. He is married to a black woman with biracial children. The town’s tone towards Dolphus Raymond is that they are disgusted by him, but since he is a drunk man who has no control over his choices it’s okay.
This makes the readers feel as if something dark and dangerous occurred there, something so evil that the aftermath still resonates throughout the city. In the second paragraph, the author brings to light the fact that the narrator’s childhood love was his own cousin. This proves that during the aforementioned time period, incest was still prevalent and was an acceptable thing. On finding out this fact, the readers feel slight disgust against the narrator as they question how one could fall intimately in love with their own
ABSTRACT This paper is a reading of Grace Paley’s short story “A Conversation with my Father” using Helene Cixous’s critical essay “The Laugh of the Medusa” and Luce Irigaray’s “When Our Lips Speak Together”. My concern, then, will be to extract similar points and concepts in both critical works and use them to discuss the main ideas and themes raised in the short story. INTRODUCTION During 1970s and early 1980s, especially when feminist theory was first applied to linguistics and literary field, feminist criticism has changed scope to be of a global perspective. For feminist critics, language becomes no more just a means of communication between people but rather, “a tool of male domination” (Murfin and Ray 122). Therefore, Language is uncovered to show that it is used to represent life only from the male’s perspective.
Not every marriage or relationship last forever. In many cases people, who are married, develop problems along the way that they are not dealing with properly. Having children complicates this further. Parents often make the mistake thinking that the children cannot sense the issues that stays under the surface unresolved. In the short story “Ice Break” that has been written by Astrid Blodgett in 2012 the reader observes a family, where especially the main character named Dawn notice the growing distance between the parents, and in an attempt to avoid being alone with her father she experiences two great losses.
I feel that the book is distinctive and special in a way, as it alternates between the view of Hari and Lila is in the village of Thul. From these two point of view we can get the idea of similarities and differences between city and village life. The situation in the village was very bad as we can see the father drunk and a critically ill mother the character of the family struggling to make end meet. It brings the struggle of man for evading the psychic pressure of life in the hope of survival. The writer denounces the flaws of society by painting scenes of everyday life and also how society works and how it can put pressure on people sometime to the point of destroying individual.