Marcile Davis, high school junior, wrote to her senator, Arthur Capper. Whether or not he personally read the letter is unclear, however the letter was preserved on the Kansas Memories Website. In her letter, she discusses the propaganda of the time, her concerns with starting a war, and her disapproval of any war at that time. To further analyze, it would be wise to consider any outside factors that went into her background as a small-town Kansan girl from Clay Center, her view on numerous issues could have been shaped by the isolationist viewpoint so common in her country. She could have wanted the money that would be spent on war to be spent on something her area would see the impact of, like more work programs made by FDR.
When also pressured even more for the child’s care, Hester pleads, “God gave her into my keeping. I will not give her up!”(Ch.). Hester turns to Dimmesdale for help, the one time in the novel where she does not stand alone. Hester is able to still take, and care for little Pearl. Through the course of the years, Pearl has gotten familiar with Hester, and having the scarlet letter on her bosom.
In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston uses speech as a tool to show the progression of the story. Janie Crawford, the main character of the novel, finds her true identity and ability to control her voice through many hardships. When Janie’s grandmother dies she is married off, to be taken care of. In each marriage that follows, she learns what it is to be a woman with a will and a voice. Throughout the book, Janie finds herself struggling against intimidating men who attempt to victimize her into a powerless role.
The importance of experience is clearly expressed in the Wife of Bath’s Prologue and is the reflected in the Wife of Bath’s Tale. The Wife of Bath makes a defense for her “experience” and five marriages in her prologue before explaining each of her marriages. She uses scripture, in a somewhat distorted way, but scripture none the less, to defend her actions. She uses the example of Solomon to back up her claim for marriage by stating, “old Solomon, I think he had more wives than one” (173). The irony is that she is using the same Bible of the church that she is rebelling against, but again both the Wife and the church at the time used scriptures out of context to reach a desired societal
Her words did not even change her own husband John Adams’s views on the proper place of women in society. In June 30, 1778 Abigail Adams wrote another letter telling her husband how the education of women was neglected , once again this letter show that she was fighting not violently but with her words, she wanted woman to be equal and her way was to push her husband to make that happen. She was passionately believe in women equalities and she prove to us that fighting with your words is as good as fighting violently. Another question that we can ask ourselves is what was the
The speaker talks about his mother but gives her the identity of his grandmother. Mother’s are usually seen as strong women, which is maybe why the speaker described his mother in such a way:”Because if I’d said ‘my mother’ you wouldn’t believe a word of it, since a mother should be leading a research group, or running a software company…” The speaker is trying to convince the reader that the grandmother fired the shot, even though the mother had done it. He is once again masking her true identity. In both poems, there seems to be a common misconception about the main characters. Richard Cory is thought of to be the ideal man in the eyes of the townspeople, but in reality, he isn’t.
Kelly uses her time before the National American Women’s Suffrage Association to convince those in the audience that child labor is a women’s suffrage issue; that the mother’s, aunts, and sisters have a responsibility to help these children, which they cannot currently fulfil. She appeals directly to them by using little girls as examples in almost every paragraph, the repetition of “while we sleep,” and appeals directly to the hearts of a mother or parent. Kelly understands that this group’s main concern is the right to vote, and once they receive it, she wants to ensure that they will use that power to end child labor. Her speech was given fifteen years before women are finally granted the right to vote, yet it gives the members of the
It is free verse and written in the vernacular, implying that it emulates the examples of discourse and lingual authority of discussion. Hughes then builds up the metaphor of a staircase further, as the mother portrays the challenges in her life using images like tacks, fragments, uncarpeted floor, and dark, dim corners. She urges her son not to turn back, in light of the fact that she never will. The expression crystal stair is captivating. It can be found in an assortment of writings from the nineteenth century, a few religious and some mainstream, and it is frequently used to propose the superb association or parade from earth to paradise.
They looked like the enormous tears of a Pietà. They were not, on the whole, what her mother would have chosen. 10 Michelangelo's sculptural masterpiece, Pietà, depicts the body of Jesus Christ on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion. With this amazing and subtle foreshadowing used by the author, we can see the true mother's suffering and how Mary's grief is transformed into her grief. The passage quoted is the very end of the part of the story where the mother is remembering the events from two years ago and it marks the end of the flashback.
There were various women who used strong and forceful language to reflect their thoughts such as the American feminist Robin Morgan ( 1968 ) while stating that “ The very semantics of the language reflect [ women’s] condition . We do not have our own names , but bear that of the father until exchange it for that of the husband” ( 1977:106) . Also , Emily Toth who was railing against “ one-man tents “ , and Germaine Greer (1972) has noticed that how “ terms of endearment “ for women are also terms for food like ‘ honey’ and ‘ sweetie ‘ . The English language was said to ‘define , degrade and stereotype ‘ women as through some lexical items such as ‘ Mrs/ Miss ‘ , ‘ son-of-a-bitch’ and ‘manageress’ , and through ‘ generics’ ‘ he’ and ‘ man ‘ . Accordingly , ‘ sexist language ‘ was an assumption that led to the adoption or creation of alternative linguistic items .