To tell a story is one of the earliest cultural traditions. Stories have shaped and enhanced our lives for many years. Storytelling is an essential theme and symbol in Sherman Alexie’s story, “This is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona.” Even though storytelling is a large aspect of the narrative in the short story, it is even more important and emphasized in the movie adaptation. The movie, Smoke Signals, does a more effective job using storytelling. The first time the reader meets Thomas he is telling stories to himself.
Since, Socrates and Glaucon decided that belief should reside between knowledge and ignorance, in opacity (Plato, Republic. 478d). Socrates would classify the gods as a subject of belief, because he has not attained firsthand knowledge nor does he believe the works about the gods. A true worshipper would assign belief as the same clarity as knowledge. However, since Socrates assigned belief as a level under knowledge he does not believe in the gods existing in the mortal realm.
The epics Ramayana and the Mahabharata have become an integral part of our psyche. They have been the subject for several interpretations and re-interpretations across genres from poems to plays to ballets to films and books. Revisionist interpretations pave way for multiple perspectives and multiple voices expanding the horizons of understanding the epics. On one hand, revisionist narratives open up new vistas of interpreting events while on the other, they also accommodate voices of hitherto forgotten or marginalised characters. Indian mythological narratives conventionally have always been male-focussed against the grand, sweeping background of great wars.
The totalitarian methodologies of history and religion can be reprimanded for founding women as the other in the cutting edge, social life. Celie 's battle in life is associated with Walker 's meaning of womanist, which expressly give space to lesbian personalities. In this manner, Celie 'sbattle against patriarchy, her securing of sexual subjectivity and opportunity and additionally her possible financial freedom all propose that she not just subverted the hetero relationship in the middle of herself and Albert additionally patriarchy overall. There is undoubtedly then that the production of Celie 's personality is more than a story of one lady 's cognizance raising however rather a frank and element story of Celie 's lesbian character advancement. The topics of women 's activist strengthening then highlight as opposed to decrease the centre topic of the novel, the heroine 's, revelation of her lesbian character.
The periods of the Enlightenment and Romanticism have had a dramatic impact on humanity. Spawning a multitude of wonderful pieces of literature, numerous ideologies, revolutions, and countless discoveries. These two periods are without doubt, a key component of the human identity. These ideas influenced several key movements around the globe, and are still playing a role in the lives of people today. With the Enlightenment came ideas like the Scientific Theory, critical thinking, a resurgence of old or long lost knowledge, and a period that showed the power of man over his environment.
The reasons contributing to the differences in manifestation is best brought out in the literature of the Indian diaspora. For a larger section, the manifestation finds way into their creative writings. For others, it ignites a desire to know their history, which results in endeavours leading to academic writings. Being in the diaspora posits several integral problems which is felt across all sections of the diaspora. It is, therefore, not surprising that diasporic Indians end up engaging themselves with the idea.
The Underlying Academia in Pop. Culture Pop culture is an emerging topic for all people over the world, and the subject matter seems to be growing alongside its audience. Not only does pop culture have underlying academic studies, but also relies on the changes of our society to expand its popularity. Pop. Culture is something that does deserve academic study as there is definitely underlying knowledge in their theories as well as it is an opportunity to 'examine the multiple uses and meanings of the arts and culture of everyday life ' through 'innovative interdisciplinary coursework’ (Fehlen).
Each category describes especially suited to each of the four knowledge conversion modes. These SECI for specific steps in the knowledge spiral process and the new knowledge occurs by particular conversion process and there by each speeds up the process of knowledge creation. In order to complete a SECI, the system which replicates and stabilizes knowledge has to be opened up for outsides, a process where a change in the elements depending on the connections of context. It takes localized know-how destabilize it, add knowledge from other and create a new know-how, or a new tacit knowledge. The process has evolved over time and start with phase socialization, this mean conversion tacit to tacit knowledge with to share experiences of among individuals.
It would not be an overstatement that women writers today are driven by the urge to bring forth the experiences of women. Namita Gokhale belongs to the same class of writers who write enigmatic stories with female protagonists. She has a great interest in epic heroines especially her Shakuntala: The play of Memory is modelled on Kalidasa famous Shakuntala. It must have been Gokhale’s desire to reread the ancient heroines through the prism of female identity that shaped the genesis of her book. And the results are quite fascinating for the modern readers who find a new perspective in Gokhale’s rendering of the epic Shakuntala.
These novelists shatter the myth that women find fulfillment in marriage and portray an honest picture of women who aspire, attempt and strive to be their true selves. They create women characters’ who struggle hard against the social setup to acquire an identity and individuality of their own. They are able to come to terms with themselves and the social reality around them by seeking a realizable goal within the accepted codes of society. All three are against being dubbed as feminist writers. But they do present their own brand of feminism in very subtle ways.