Every book and everything in general has it’s weaknesses, sometimes there is a tremendous amount of weaknesses. In this book in particular the amount of weaknesses wasn’t as much as people would think. As for the first weakness, the amount of inappropriate words that were used was uncalled for. Not everyone reading wants to read about the characters fantasies on another character, in this case Ed and his fantasies with Audrey. The way Ed describes Audrey with her long legs and beautiful body is a little odd and quite creepy at times as well. Yes you do want some description in the book it makes it more interesting but the ways Ed did was quite baffling. To have a good book and to make it a good read it must have a clear story line in order
“Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed.” This statement by Emily Dickinson expresses that you will never truly understand the meaning of success unless you have undergone failure. Emily Dickinson faced adversity throughout her fifty-five years of living as she experiences several losses. Because of this, the main theme in her poems is death as they are filled with constant bereavement however the themes of love, religion and nature are also present.
Carol Karlsen 's The Devil in the Shape of a Woman: Witchcraft in Colonial New England provides a sociological and anthropological examination of the witchcraft trends in early New England. By examining the records, Karlsen has created what she suggests was the clichéd 'witch ' based on income, age, marital status, etc. She argues that women who had inherited or stood to inherit fairly large amounts of property or land were at particular risk, as they "stood in the way of the orderly transmission of property from one generation of males to the next." These women, Karlsen suggests, were targeted largely because they refused to accept "their place" in colonial society.
Harriet Beecher Stowe is known for being one of the great women of America. She deeply affected the way people see slavery with her astounding novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. She published many works such as, novels, textbooks, and stories. She had great influences that changed her views on life. Throughout her career and life-time, she changed America.
The role of a woman in society has always fit into a perfect box. Women were expected to be the dutiful wife, loving mother and housekeeper for her family. Betty Friedan wrote The Feminine Mystique, in 1963 hoping to unveil the truth behind women’s thoughts about their role in society. Friedan exposed that things were not always, as they seemed for the average mother and homemaker in the 1950s and 1960s. Kate Chopin wrote The Awakening in the 1850’s which told the story of Edna Pontillier and her struggles as a housewife and finding her true identity. These two literary works captured how women really felt about their everyday lives. They displayed that women were often unhappy and felt unfulfilled regardless that they were living the lifestyle
At only 17 years old Susan eloise hinton became one of the most successful authors of the 1960’s she broke the barriers of being a female writer by writing her award winning book the outsiders and is still one of the most popular writers of young adult fiction. Once published the outsiders gave her a lot of publicity and fame, and also a lot of pressure. She was becoming ¨the voice of the youth¨ The pressure of that title resulted in a 3 year writer 's block. Her boyfriend (and now, her husband),who had gotten sick of her being depressed all the time, eventually broke this block. He made her write two pages a day if she wanted to go anywhere. This eventually led to “That Was Then, This Is Now” (S.e hinton biography) . After getting through
Many may believe that reading a book about religion would be challenging to accomplish for someone who is not religious. But those people have never read Anne Lamott’s, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith. If one were to ask non-religious college students to read a book by a random author about spirituality and “Finding God” through conversion, they would most likely roll their eyes and bear through it. In Lamott’s series of essays, one does not have to “suffer through the readings” because her writing style is one of a kind. She has strategically chosen every word because she is aware of how important her spiritual experiences are to so many people, religious or not. Her story is one of great strength, power, and faith and if it was not for her superb writing skills, that message would not get across as clearly as it does. “I took a long
During the movement, Hurston was able to impact countless amount of people with her writings. In the Harlem Renaissance, she was acknowledged for her amazing intelligence, wittiness, and her magnificent writing style and how this unique author desired to fight for the rights of African Americans. During her lifetime she experienced grand success and was very well known, but, however, she also experienced disgrace and was slowly forgotten by the public. She was not well credited for all of her accomplishments, but now she is recognized as one of the best African American writers during the Harlem Renaissance. During her final decade, Hurston had difficulties getting work published. She experiences strong and adverse reactions for her criticism
Since the break of dawn, there have always been the dominant oppressor and the submissive oppressed. The dominant class has always imposed its view of the world on others, refusing any other views as they stayed on the top of the social hierarchy. They believed they were superior to any other class in the society and believed they were the elite. All minorities were denied their basic rights of self-determination. As a result, Resistance movements emerged as a must and a necessity for a better life to liberate the society from the hegemonic cultural norms and social structures. Such movements could be found in the literature of the oppressed or in the armed struggle for liberation and freedom; Ghassan Kanafani, a Palestinian writer and critic,
Phillis Wheatley has changed the world of the literature and poetry for the better with her groundbreaking advancements for women and African Americans alike, despite the many challenges she faced. By being a voice for those who can not speak for themselves, Phillis Wheatley has given life to a new era of literature for all to create and enjoy. Without Wheatley’s ingenious writing based off of her grueling and sorrowful life, many poets and writers of today’s culture may not exist. Despite all of the odds stacked against her, Phillis Wheatley prevailed and made a difference in the world that would shape the world of writing and poetry for the better.
Sarah Grimke was a white woman who lived in South Carolina from 1792-1873. She came from a family that was wealthy and slave owners. She was educated privately and was expected to play a high class woman in the Charleston society. After her father's death she moved to philadelphia and ended up becoming a Quaker. Sarah Grimke was the first woman to speak out against slavery and the equality of men and women. Due to her experience of seeing the horrible situations that the slaves experienced made Sarah Gimke favore the eradication of slavery and thus become a very strong feminist. She was one of the first women to speak up/out against slavery and how cruel it was. Sarah Gimke was also one of the first women to bring attention to the inequality of men and women and how that should be reassessed.
Barbara Kingsolver is a world renowned American novelist, poet, and essayist. She has written many literary works including, but not limited to, controversial subjects such as politics, nature, and social issues. Kingsolver’s many unique experiences in life have made her the author she is today and ultimately inspired her to write The Poisonwood Bible; one of the most complex and controversial novel out of all of her works.
Growing up, Sandra Cisneros was restrained by poverty, family problems, feeling inferior, and loneliness depicted in The House on Mango Street “Until then I am a red balloon, a red balloon tied to an anchor” (Cisneros). She looked to reading as an escape, because that was where she found friends- among the characters in her story books. Her writing is shaped by what she has experienced in her life. She grew up during the civil rights movement, which also helped to create the feeling of inferiority that she was accustomed to. This writing period was called the contemporary period, which started in the 1940s- around the end of WWII. It is composed of both poetry and prose from a variety of styles and genres. Sandra created her own style of writing that she calls “Chicana.” In her writing she speaks out against the hardships she grew up with.
S.E. Hinton is a tower of literature. She was a very well-known inspirational author during the 1960s, and still is today, she was very talented due to the wonderful novels that she has written. Even though S.E. Hinton was a great author, she was still presented with many challenges, such as people not having faith in her writing abilities because of the fact that she was a female, but she overcame those negative comments to proceed into the path of greatness. S.E. Hinton was the most inspirational female author during the 1960s, because she was passionate about her career, she has won numerous awards for her outstanding novels, and she has set the expectations for what female writers can accomplish.
Betty Friedan was born on February 4, 1921, in Peoria, Illinois. She was known for her active participation in women’s rights back in the 1950s. She went out of the norm to create equality for females. Back in those days, not only women but minorities had barely any rights in society. Only white men in the United States benefitted, where they were the only ones who had control, be it businesses, the government, and even in the family. Women were not given any say in the household, and all odds were against them. Betty Friedan hence took a stand and wrote The Feminine Mystique, co-founded the National Organization for women, established the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws, and created the National Women’s Political Caucus, hoping to be able to change the way women are viewed, giving them more rights.