Looking at your list of first sentences, assess whether the paper moves logically from one topic to the next. This is a hard question to answer. To be honest, I am not sure how logical should look like in this case. I think it does move logically; I feel like there is a connection between all the sentences, but I am just not
Gabriel García Márquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera presents the challenges of love within a wartime coastal city in Colombia. Scenes of prostitution and poverty are abundant throughout the novel. Through unrequited love and desperate affairs, Márquez creates stereotypes about women during the turn of the twentieth century. Love in the Time of Cholera is not a feminist work due to the oppressive societal stereotypes and submissive gender roles within the novel.
A moral decision is a choice made based on a person’s ethics, beliefs, character, values and judgement. If a store clerk gives you too much change after you purchase something, do you tell them? If your two best friends are in trouble and you can only save one, who do you help? Whether in your regular everyday life, or in extreme and unfortunate circumstances, moral decisions occur often and challenge what you believe in and stand for as a person.
The Bulldog in Your Backyard: Identity and Setting in James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room In William J. Spurlin’s chapter in James Baldwin Now the evolution in critical approaches and reception of James Baldwin’s works are thoroughly explored1. This broad range of literary and social discourse proves that Baldwin’s works are approachable from very different standpoints, and that his works are often used to substantiate these viewpoints or usurp Baldwin’s work as representative of their own views (103-21). My aim for this short paper is to do a close-reading of Baldwin’s second novel Giovanni’s Room, in which I will not include any broader literary theories or social discourses but rather concentrate on the text itself.
The play “A Streetcar Named Desire” is about an emotionally unstable lady named Blanche. She moves in with her youngest sister and her husband because the landlord took the land away from Blanche because they could not pay for it anymore. After being their for a while Blanche starts remembering her horrible past which is something she was trying to do in the first place. The husband of Stella, Stanley Kowalski was also someone that made Blanche’s life miserable for complicating everything and harassing her in every possible way. Death is one of the most symbolic terms in this play.
Saint Maria Goretti is an excellent example of mercy. In 1902 at 11 years of age, just 2 months before her 12th birthday, Maria was accosted by the young man Alessandro Serenelli who lived with his father in the same house as the Gorettis’. Alessandro once again was insisting on sexually molesting her. He threatened her with death if she would not have an immoral relationship with him. Maria's response was, "No!
True Love Never Fades “Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. In Homer’s, The Odyssey, the characters of Penelope and Odysseus, who represent that quote, are a faithful married couple that are alike in their methods of defending themselves against enemies through their way of trickery and intelligence. However, Odysseus, not only as a man but because of the Greek culture, is more aggressive than Penelope. Despite differences in forcefulness, Penelope and Odysseus remain similar in their cunning ways, persistence and loyalty, demonstrating how true love that is meant to be will always come out on top.
The first four books of Vergil’s Aeneid explore many themes. One of the most prevalent themes throughout the Aeneid is love. Love plays a crucial role in the Aeneid, because it generates emotions and relationships between characters, whether it is romantic or familial love. Love is pivotal in the Aeneid and Virgil demonstrates the act of love throughout the first four books, portraying many experiences, literary techniques, and the impact of Roman and Greek literature. In Aeneid, Vergil showcases many different types of love.
The eleventh poem is written in retrospect and elaborates on the speaker’s memories of the short moment of the lover’s togetherness before the fear of discovery and separation threatens the calm intimacy in the following poem. The speaker asks if they were bestowed with the bliss they expected. He remembers that they started shaking and crying as they finally touched each other and that she stayed with him like this for a long time. The song begins again with a lengthy piano introduction, in which I try to convey the fragile intimacy of the text. It is the calmest and softest song of the entire cycle, and after the intensity of the previous songs, it can be challenging to feel the necessary physical calmness and control for the pianissimo start and not be tempted to shorten the long notes, whose sound has to carry to the last seat despite the pianissimo.
‘Romeo and Juliet’ is a play written by William Shakespeare on 1597, which illustrates a tragic love story between a son and a daughter of two opposing families, the Montague and the Capulet. ‘Romeo + Juliet’ is a modernised version of the play, interpreted and directed by Baz Luhrmann on 1996. Both Shakespeare’s play and Luhrmann’s film both illustrates the theme of love “romantic yet forbidden love” in act 2 scene 2 by characterising Juliet differently, changing the setting, and the tone. Juliet is characterised differently in order to accentuate the ‘romantic love’ between Romeo and Juliet.
Fahrenheit 451 - Character Development Ray Bradbury’s entire book, “Fahrenheit 451” is about a man whose only passion in life was to do his job, burn books. Then, by meeting a strange girl one day, Clarisse, his entire perspective was changed. He was a man who captured people that broke the law to later breaking the law himself. In the beginning of the story Bradbury uses a collection of words to show that Montag loved his job.
Giovanni’s Room Love is a funny thing, it doesn’t always turn out the way we want it too and we can’t choose who we love. The main theme of James Baldwin’s story “Giovanni’s Room” is that love is difficult, scary, and not always what you expect. Although many people thrive on the love they feel for someone, David finds it to be a terrifying and confusing thing. In “Giovanni’s Room” David is reflecting on how he found love when he less expected it and was afraid, saddened, and even a little ashamed by it.