Not all of the literature is similar to each other; there’s one type of genre in which it brings a totally different impact on readers: The Southern Gothic Literature. One of the most famous pieces of Southern Gothic Literature is called ‘A Rose For Emily’. It was written by William Faulkner in 1870. The story itself was a fiction of roots in the Southern States after the end of American Civil War. The story told about Emily’s sheltered life including the tragedy between her and her manservant, Homer Barron.
Blanche’s personality makes her live in the past acting as a “southern belle” and believing millionaire Shep Huntleigh will marry her unfortunately for Blanche living in the past meant she ended up in a state institution. Stella is a good example of past and present intertwined as he past was living in Belle Reive a plantation as a “southern belle” and now her present is in New Orleans and married to a husband who abusive. The character of Mitch a hard worker whom looks after his ill mother seems to the reader as a decent person with past and present intertwined personality he is respectful at the start to win Blanche
Dee goes through a situation with her Mama that taught her she cannot have everything she wants, she’s confused about her inheritance. At the beginning of the story Dee demands to be called a different name rejecting her family valuing the quilts, but as the narrator describes, “I didn’t want to bring up how I offered Dee (Wangero) a quilt when she went away to college she told me they were old fashioned, out of the style” (Walker 432). The narrator is the Mama telling about the event that happened between her and her daughters. While telling it she learned that she always neglected Maggie for De, and it brought a sense of realization to herself. At the beginning Mamas tone is self-confident and proud; however, at the end of the story it changes to defensive and sarcastic.
The history and culture of the setting express the fundamental concerns of the text therefore the scene indicates the reversals that were happening during the World War II. Moreover, the French Quarter of New Orleans was responsible for the abundant background and for the sensitive events of the play (streetcars, bars, entertainment, jazz and blues music.) The play clearly symbolizes the fail of the aristocratic families traditionally associated with the South. Unfortunately, at that time the South’s agricultural ground was no longer able to compete with industrialization therefore a huge number of the once powerful families lost their position. After the World War I and women gaining the right to vote in 1920 the male dominated Southern aristocracy came to an end.
Having a southern origin and being a woman from southern caused her to be a political writer. For instance, in the article of Katherine Anne Porter Politics, and Another Reading of ‘’Theft’ ’Porter’s political ideology is introduced with the lines of ‘’Porter’s earliest activities were feminist and socialist. ’’Also, it is explained in the book of The Norton Anthology of American Literature ‘’She herself declared that she was the ‘grandchild of a Lost War’’’ (1574). In the story of ‘’Theft’’, there is an unnamed protagonist woman who lives during the late 1920s.The protagonist is middle aged woman living alone and has a small group of people living around her. The story begins with moment in which the protagonist remembers the events that take place in the night before the theft of the purse involves.
George Saunders first published The Semplica Girl Diaries in The New Yorker in 2012 and then again in his collection of short stories Tenth of December, in 2013. The main characters are a middle aged, unnamed man and his family (a wife, two daughters and a son). In an interview Saunders admitted that the inspiration for this twisted story came from a dream which explains the origin of a strange concept in it— Semplica girls, women from underdeveloped countries paid to hang in rich people’s gardens, connected to each other by a wire in their brains. However, the main message is a conscious writing choice. This story explores the struggles deprived people go through and choices they make when facing them.
Williams uses symbolism to allow his characters to represent something stronger than themselves. Past and present are intertwined in A Streetcar Named Desire through Blanche and Stanley; Blanche represents the past: the Old South, aristocracy, and former sensitivity, while Stanley represents the present: the New South, the industrial class, and modern straightforwardness. Blanche and Stella grew up on a plantation called Belle Reve, representing the Old South. The Old South had a sense of romanticism, focusing mainly on appearances. Blanche is a genuine Southern Belle.
In this paper, I will deal with The Bluest Eye, Beloved, Song of Solomon, and Jazz. Raised in the town of Lorain, Ohio, in the 1930’s and 1940’s, Morrison uses the background in her novels. Lorain was an African-American town. People were poor. Morrison’s family had a profound influence on her.
2: Wikipedia. Literature review « to kill a mockingbird » Since its publication, to kill a mockingbird has been widely studied by literary critics who have explored the novel with particular interests from their own points of view. The different yet changing focuses of criticism on the novel reflects the richness and the deep impact that this novel had.at first “to Kill a Mockingbird” was treated mainly as a political novel due to the circumstances it was published in. Without a doubt, the setting plays a crucial role in determining the major events of this story. It is worth mentioning that the story has been written in the years of depression when slavery is still practiced in the district of Maycomb (Alabama, place of story).
Dimmesdale’s death and confession in front of the town. Their sin was out in the open, and yet again, he was not there to bear the weight of the shame with her. Little Pearl and Hester packed up their belongings in the cottage on the edge of the village and headed to the Old World to seek a new beginning, one without Puritanistic judgements. Then, her little Pearl grew up to be a woman and soon married, deserting her mother. Many years after Dimmesdale’s tragic death, Hester comes back to Boston to live a quiet, lonely life in the cottage she once occupied when Pearl was born.