‘The Author to Her Book’ is written entirely the first person. It is narrated by an unnamed narrator yet, due to the title, the reader can assume that the narrator is an author, but more specifically the author of the poem, Anne Bradstreet. The poem is written in one single stanza presenting the single idea of the narrator's displeasure with and her inability to fix the book. The title of the poem, “The Author to Her Book”, in many ways unlocks the secret of who or what the narrator's "ill formed offspring" (1) is. Since the title tells us that the author is speaking to her book we know that the offspring, the unnamed child that the narrator speaks to, is a personification of the book written by Bradstreet.
Ozymandias proudly states that he is the "king of kings" aligns him with the French missionary, Chauvelin, these characters are both power hungry and both lose their power in the end because of misuse. Ozymandias had great power, but soon lost it to misfortune and power hungry, Chauvelin in the book, Scarlet Pimpernel, became cocky and thought he was the best and soon lost his power
In the excerpt from the novel Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively, a brother and sister are searching for fossils while their mother waits nearby. This excerpt illustrates the complex relationships you may have with family. These complex relationships are dramatized through dialogue, perspective, and word choice. Initially in the excerpt you the perspective of Claudia, who is a young girl trying to enjoy her day searching for fossils.
Langston Hughes was initially influenced and had different perspectives of male and female characters. Therefore, he has interpreted both of them into his texts. The men and women take roles and have characteristics in their stories. In addition, Langston Hughes short stories are about the roles that men and woman characters take their place in.
All family relationships revolve around sacrifice. This idea is shown in S.E. Hinton’s novel The Outsiders when the Curtis boys must make ends meet after their parents die. Darry, being the oldest, takes over the parental role of the family, receiving frustration and hostility from Pony. He is hard on the boys, especially Pony, and struggles with the responsibility and pressure of raising two teenagers. In S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, Darry Curtis is a greaser who grows into the fatherly figure for Soda and Pony, and in doing so becomes strict, determined, and loyal.
In the 2006 novel The Road by Cormac McCarthy, a man and his son struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. Told through a lens of constant hardship, the book follows their arduous journey towards a coast in order to survive the winter. Throughout the novel, McCarthy shows that having hope enables people to persevere in dire circumstances because it counteracts the possibility of negative outcomes. First, the woman’s monologue about her death displays the despair necessary to abandon all hope.
How do poets convey their central idea of bonds between family and acceptance of new beginnings in the poem “Praise song for my mother” by Grace Nichols and “Long Distance” by Tony Harrison The poem Praise song for my mother, written by Grace Nichols, a South American poet, explores a mother’s endless providing for her children, the basic requirement and importance of mothers and the love between a mother and her child. The persona is remembering and reflecting on their relationship throughout the poem. It also touches on topics of death and migration. The central theme in the poem Long distance by Tony Harrison, is about acceptance of death and dealing with grief.
have the luxury of affording things just to collect dust as decorations. Everything that she owned growing up was put to every day use. This also contradicts Dee’s desire to own things that will make her new home look fancy. All of these small personality differences cause the disagreement about respecting their heritage because it causes them to have different out looks on their heritage. Dee thinks that just because something has been used before, it should be known as priceless.
A delusional father. A failed son. A broken home. The problematic situations of a troubled family in their day-to-day affairs and in their relationships with one another.
Disparities in the world come amidst First World and Third World problems as they are juxtaposed. How can the rich Wall Street guy readily identify with a homeless person, and, not so much by way of material affluence, but by way of a sense of belonging in the world? How can even I, a working-to-middle-class male caucasian, even relate with that sense of overall abandonment? Much more valuable than material affluence is a sense of place, a fit in the world, and an identity that is real and pungent with purpose and meaning. Belonging provides these.