Mitford takes note that “not one in ten thousand has an idea of what actually takes place” (310) and there is so much more beneath the surface of things. Mitford also uses oxymorons such as, “he has done everything in his power to make the funeral a real pleasure for everybody” (314). It’s clear that a funeral isn’t a “pleasure”, it’s an incredibly sad experience (for most people) and it just goes to show the depth Mitford will go to portray her aggressive opinions. As Mitford continues to describe the shocking details about embalming she gets into a routine and systematically gives us disconcerting imagery every other paragraph, such as, a corpse “whose mouth had been sewn together” (312). Mitford’s style is informative and she doesn’t shy away from being brutally open by using unsettling imagery, which once again makes her case even
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells the story of Henrietta, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line. Told through the eyes of her daughter, Deborah Lacks, aided by journalist Rebecca Skloot. Deborah wanted to learn about her mother, and to understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever. It is a story of medical arrogance and triumph, race, poverty and deep friendship between the unlikeliest people. There had been many books published about Henrietta’s cells, but nothing about Henrietta’s personality, experiences, feeling, life style etc.
and she made a horrible mistake which in the end became the best mistake she ever made. In the beginning of the book Hester Prynne had committed adultery and had a baby because of it which caused people to look down upon her and they made her wear a scarlet A on her clothes to show that she committed adultery. Hester instantly regretted the decision she made, but she never knew how this decision could impact her life for the better. She became emotionally stronger, she became a wiser and
Elizabeth begins to use short, choppy sentences, showing the reader that she is reassuring herself that Justine did not deserve to die. The syntax also creates a frazzled and overwhelmed persona for Elizabeth, caused by all the morbid things happening around her. Through the images Elizabeth describes, the ironic questioning, and the choppy sentence structure, Shelley conveys Elizabeth’s distress to the reader. Shelley successfully uses imagery, rhetorical questions, and varied syntax to contribute to helping the reader feel how distraught and torn apart Elizabeth is from the deaths around
Through reading this novel it helped me to understand the pain of discrimination and since the story was told in first person, I could feel the emotions the main character was feeling. I think discrimination because of what a person’s blood or skin is like is truly an awful thing to do and this novel helped me stand by this argument more
I was perturbed at why Fitzgerald used the word breast at first to describe land, but I see it was set up to refer to Myrtle. Myrtle was a vain woman in the story and this refers to how her life was full of greed and corruption, and only in death is she liberated of this curse of human desire. Also, this "achievement" was the realization of American society having its "green breast" torn off and replaced with a corrupt rendition of what the immigrant 's goals were. As the immigrants were succeeded by subsequent generations, morals and values start to change, whether for better or worse. In this case, worse, as in the 1920s, organized crime was at an all time high due to Prohibition.
Literary Critique In the story ”Who Am I Without Him” written by Sharon Flake, I Felt the author expressed the scene very well by bringing the situation to life through the characters actions. In the story ”Who Am I Without Him” the main Character was bad because that is who she is, and she thought to herself if there is something wrong with being herself. The main character can’t tell if Raheem likes her because he is always shady in every scene especially in the last few. She hates the good girls because one of them stole Raheem away from her but the good girl moved away to another house.
O’Connor’s medical history is also critical background information because it serves as an explanation to the firm religious perspective from which this story is told. She struggled with the detrimental effects of lupus disease which rendered traces of violence and anger entwined throughout her literature written during this dark period (Gordon). Her waning health can be argued to account for her rather extreme change in religious portrayal in comparison to the other stories written around the same time. Although religious content was generally present in her earlier short stories, it tended to be much more concealed allowing her readers to perceive the material from a strictly secular basis if chosen to do so. In contrast, her final stories, including “Revelation,” portray Christian beliefs in a much more bleak and overt manner, as if O’Connor were attempting to ensure her ideologies were understood out of fear of them being misconstrued in previous context before she passed away (“O'Connor's Short Stories”).
The story brings into light the topic of Medical anthropology, which is the study of medical systems, healing practices, and views on health from different cultures. Prior to reading this book, I always was thought of this issue in the immigrant 's perspective; I understood the mistrust that immigrants had in the health field, because they feel that the county is
For a person who almost was physically and mentally destroyed by S. Weir Mitchell’s “resting cure” for depression, it is not surprising that Gilman structured her story as an attack on this ineffective and cruel course of treatment. Gilman knew that at some point in the reader’s lives’ they too have experienced the feeling of being over powered something or someone. Gilman was maybe hoping on the fact that the readers would know a little something about claustrophobia or resentment, so that you can sympathize with the narrator of this short story in her slow spiral to insanity. I believe Gilman was not trying to create of form of clinical study of insanity but instead to feel every crawling inch of craziness. “The Yellow Wallpaper” is an illustration of the way a mind that is already infected with anxiety can deteriorate and begin to prey on itself when it is forced into inactivity and kept from healthy work.
Frankenstein: Science, Fiction or Autobiography Sherry Ginn is an assistant professor of Psychology in a University in North Carolina whose name is Wingate University. With a PH.D. In Psychology from U.S.C (University of North Carolina), Sherry has the ability to make an examination and interpretation of the literary work of Mary Shelley. While others focuses on her famous work, Sherry Ginn’s essay entitled:” Frankenstein: Science, Fiction or Autobiography.” Sufficiently and conclusively make an analysis of Frankenstein’s life from a psychosocial perspective by focusing important themes such as: the life of Mary Shelley, the myth and story of Frankenstein, the science of Mart Shelley and classification of Frankenstein, the eight stages of man
Franz Schubert is a 31-year old Austrian composer who has been recently diagnosed with typhoid fever and a stage of syphilis. Schubert first began the battle with his illness when he started to suffer from headaches and skin rashes. A while later, he began losing his hair in small patches. These symptoms are very similar to symptoms for mercury poisoning, which is a common treatment for syphilis. It is possible that while Schubert was being treated for syphilis, he acquired mercury poisoning.