For example, the narrator in “The Word Love” lives a hideous life. She is not proud of her life in America because she is forced to do things that her mother warned her against. She lives with a man with whom they are not married, and she hates it that the practice goes against the values that her mother taught her. On the other hand, in the story “Silver Pavements and Golden Roofs” a girl from Calcutta finds transition of life different than expected. She lives with her aunt and uncle in the America.
Just like in his earlier life, Paul D feels humiliated by his fundamental lack of power or control, and he is unable to appear strong or masculine even to the woman he loves. Paul D also recognizes that it is not Beloved’s sexual allure in itself that is so devastating, but the oppressive institution of her power as a whole. Furthermore, he brings up the idea that her superficial image of a “sweet young girl” is deceptive, and that it hides something more sinister (149). At the climax of her novel, Morrison employs similar imagery to emphasize this captivating, disturbing energy that Beloved conceals through her appearance. The
The cultural and social background have a huge influence on people 's lives, and affect their thoughts, beliefs, and works. Especially if the person has two different cultural backgrounds as the Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye. Naomi Shihab Nye is a poet from a Palestinian father and an American mother, her bicultural background shows in her poetry. The turning point in Nye 's life as a writer is when she visits her grandmother in Palestine at the age of fourteen, after that she starts to write about her two different cultures and the ability to connect them. The poet describes herself as "a wandering poet" because of the workshops she holds around the world and being an inspiration for people at all ages.
“When I discover who I am, I will be free.” ~Ralph Ellison With a cultural identity as unclear as her own, Sarah Howe grew up questioning the human condition, specifically regarding the idea of belonging. Yet despite her great efforts in discovering what it means to have a bicultural heritage, her journey of understanding is forever ongoing. This journey and thirst for belonging inspired her poetry book Loop of Jade. Howe begins her book with the poem Mother’s Jewellery Box. The poem acts as a gateway to the main topic discussed in her other poems: the relationship between her and her Chinese heritage.
When words can't get out, we start to get nervous or start feeling sometype of why were tears want to run down. Linda was going through this because she did not know how to tell her grandmother that she was pregnant and who was the father of the child. Linda could not talk and tell her grandmother the truth because she believed that her father was Mr. Flint. The strategy that appeals here is ethos. This is because the author developed ethos by demonstrating to readers that she is sympathetic to the struggles that she faced.
In Vietnam, if a person is older than thirty years old and still single, the others think that something is wrong with him or her. Because of this, many single people feel nervous and scared. They want to get married with others although they don’t fall in love with them because they are running out of time and getting older. Also, in some cases, women get married because they are pregnant before marriage. It makes the others think that they are not good women, so people don’t want their sons to get married with them.
Obviously, Marjane was always doing things that she doesn’t want to. All these things she did were just for a temporary love and friendship. And these things will end up with no benefits for her even though how hard she had tried. She joined this group of people just because they look cooler and more popular in the school. But after she found out that it isn’t what she wants, it became suffering for her.
These types of stereotypes discourage students, and they become unhappy. As a result, students do not believe in themselves, and they think that if they do not do the work which is related to their gender, they will not be successful. It can lead to strengthened gender-segregated (SG) classes (Fabes, Pahlke, Martin and Hanish, 2003:
The subject matter of the first poem “presents from my aunts in Pakistan”, talks about a teenage Pakistani girl that has to face the collusions of both and English culture. She tries to blend in as much as possible with her English friends, community and in her daily life, but her Pakistani culture always finds a way in her life to ruin her attempt of blending in. This is because her family ( in Pakistan and England) keep reminding
She does not really want to be with her boyfriend Jon, and she does not care about him and knows that someday their relationship is going to end. In the text the narrator tells that Jon has pulled Darla to the party, which give the reader the impression that she does not want to go to the party. We know that Darla just took a Morning-after pill and it seems like the atmosphere is a bit tense between Jon and her because of that. But overall I think that Darla is mainly negative. Her answers are short and she is defiantly a bit sharp-tongued when it comes to answer Jon.