Reader Response for Chapters 8-15 In chapters 8-15 in A Lesson Before Dying, Grant has encountered two problems: he is expected to meet with an indifferent Jefferson alone, and his relationship with Vivian is becoming tense. Coupled with his career and his aunt’s insisting, he is put into a very stressful situation. Although disgruntled, Grant continues with his problems while trying to make as less trouble as he can. The former honor versus reason situation is still occurring, but now the other characters are becoming involved. Not only is everyone suffering because of this, but everyone is now suffering from wounded pride.
In the article entitled, "Scenes from a Life in NegroLand", Margo Jefferson depicts to reads the struggles and inequalities negros were faced with. She faces readers with different struggles and inequalities one family was faced with. This particular negro family had a family member who was a very good doctor. Even with a doctor in the family, the children would be excluded and made fun of. People would assume things about the family that weren't true.
Cora Munro and Alice Munro – Different personalities lead to different lives In the novel The Last of the Mohicans by James Cooper, Cora Munro and Alice Munro are the two characters that represent the female heroin in the past time. Although they are half – sisters, their lives are different from each other because of different personalities. Dissimilar characteristics resulted in different choices that Cora and Alice made in their lives, which made the sisters’ lives end up in different ways. Yet, Cora and Alice also have some similarities regarding to their background and personalities.
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.
￼“The Ex Basketball Player” In this poem “The Ex Basketball Player” by John Updike, the use of metaphors, similes, diction, and clear tone all contribute to the theme of one must move on not trying to relive the glory days. Facts about the poem are a- Where he came from, b- His days as a high school player, and c- his days now and what he does.
White is associated with innocence and purity. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald describes Daisy with the word white to represent her innocence and girlhood many times. When we first meet Daisy, she is with Jordan and “they [are] both in white,” (Fitzgerald 10) in “a cheerful red and white Georgian Colonial mansion,” (Fitzgerald 9) surrounded in a pure, white room. Right from the beginning of the novel, Daisy is portrayed as a virtuous woman. She says her “white girlhood [with Jordan] was passed together [in Louisville].
The writer finds another opposition of patriarchal binary thought which portrays the characteristics of Susan and Edmund Pevensie. This opposition, according to Cixous, can be analyzed as the hierarchy where the feminine side is always seen as the negative powerless instance (21). The traditional perceptions of gender are constructed in patriarchal culture that portray women as passive, helpless, emotional, and nurturing, whereas men are constructed as active, competitive, rational, and heroic. These perceptions can be seen in the character of Susan as female character that is passive and seems to use her heart more than her head, in contrast with Edmund who is powerful and always uses his head to face his problem.
The characters Stanley Yelnats: Stanley is the main character of the book. He is an overweight child who has no friends at his school. His family was cursed so he is a child accustomed to bad luck. He has low self-confidence due to these facts. One day Stanley finds a pair of shoes which is not his and takes it home.
The Fountainhead “Independence is the recognition of the fact that yours is the responsibility of judgment and nothing can help you escape it — that no substitute can do your thinking, as no pinch-hitter can live your life — that the vilest form of self-abasement and self-destruction is the subordination of your mind to the mind of another, the acceptance of an authority over your brain, the acceptance of his assertions as facts, his say-so as truth, his edicts as middle-man between your consciousness and your existence.” Originating in Ayn Rand’s For the New Intellectual, this objectivist quote is fully personified by the contrast of the characters of Peter Keating and Howard Roark from The Fountainhead. As a foil to Roark, Keating is
A warm, late spring breeze blows through my raven hair, carrying with it the charming fragrance of the encompassing sprouting trees that circumscribed the interstate we are on. The traditional radio station plays string music delicately out of sight, making a subliminal grin shape all over at the recognizable sound. It 's photo culminate, the way the late evening light channels through the leaves and reflects off the red metal hood of the truck that I 'm situated in. + Alex wheezes.