Edgar Allen Poe and Ray Bradbury were both amazing authors of many books. They wrote books and short stories about the supernatural, unlike many other authors. They caused their readers to think about the deeper meaning(s) about their stories. In their stories they use many literary devices : foreshadowing, imagery, irony, allusion, and symbolism that enhance their stories. Though they have things in common with their styles of writing, there are also some differences that they have.
She uses the foil to explore how Irene and Clare experience womanhood differently and connects it to the expectations of women in the 1920s. She mainly uses motherhood and marriage to exhibit these differences in their lives based on off race. She uses motherhood to show how Clare hates being a mother because of her fear of her husband finding out she’s black through her daughter’s skin tone. Irene appreciates being a mother even though she sacrifices her own desires for it; she understands the huge responsibility that comes with being a mother and embraces it. Marriage is used to portray Clare’s fear of her husband, and it shows Irene’s insecurity in her marriage when she suspects Clare and Brian are having an affair, yet her faith in her husband when she blames herself.
Sethe finally finds peace within herself when Paul D re-enters her life, but her consciousness is triggered when a girl named Beloved arrives at her doorstep. She believes that this girl is a reincarnation of her late daughter. In a warped sense, Sethe sacrificed her sanity by killing her daughter, which speaks volumes about how much love she had for her children. The reincarnation of her daughter seduces Sethe’s only refuge, Paul D. This serves to be an allegory for the paranoia that haunts Sethe and the fact that she cannot flee from her past. Sethe is spooked not just by the apparition of her dead daughter, but by the recollections of her life as a slave as well.
Poe, however, writes books with gothic, dark elements to them, reflecting his difficult past life. Both Bradbury and Poe are prodigious authors who write books that capture their reader’s attention and
David Cordingly's “Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates” is an extraordinary book, although sometimes confusing. Yet it is of no surprise that Cordingly writes his book with enthusiasm and great interest, Cordingly is clearly a sophisticated expert in pirate stories and legends. What makes Cordingly’s book so interesting and original is that he explores the facts and details about pirate history while at the same time exposing the myths and romanticized lies. The book itself investigates the reality of piracy versus the fictional images of pirates and their unimaginable portrayal in books and movies. Therefore the purpose of this assignment will be for me to give a detailed evaluation of David Cordingly's
I think that Uncle Tom’s cabin can be dramatized to a modern audience because it was a revolutionary book that helped people understand slavery at the time, also other historical films have been made that Uncle Tom’s Cabin could replicate, and finally the offensive stereotypes stated in the novel could be avoided to accurately depict
Her actions do seem cruel and evil, but she is also a grieving mother that wants to avenge her son. After Grendel’s death, “Grendel’s fierce mother” begins to exhibit human-like characteristics such as her caring and protective nature for her child. This can be shown when she carried “off the claw that Beowulf tore from her child” to demonstrates her anger and grief for her son’s death. While she is characterised to be a “she-wolf,” she is also a “mighty mother” that just wants to protect her child. Her whole purpose of killing Hrothgar’s friend and wreaking in Heorot is was to avenge Grendel’s death.
Maternity In Love Medicine In the novel “Love Medicine” by Louise Erdrich the mothers seem to defy history and control their families and their lives, the mothers seem to have most influence on the people around them. The mothers in “Love Medicine” are strong tough women, who suffer through seemingly unbearable pain throughout their lives which seems to influence them for the rest of their lives. One of the strongest characters in the novel “Love Medicine” is Marie Lazarre/Kashpaw who comes from a family of thieves, but heads her family with a no nonsense attitude that she has carried with her since early life.
Freedom is Sweet In her narrative “The History of Mary Prince, A West Indian Slave”, Mary Prince presents the appalling details of the lives of slaves to pose an argument against slavery. Prince was born into slavery and never received the sweet freedom she so desired for herself, but wrote her narrative in hopes that it would provide the influence necessary to free the world from the chains of slavery. Limiting and destructive, slavery presented itself in every aspect of Prince’s life, from when she was separated from her family and husband, to when she had to dictate her story since slaves were never taught to write. Nevertheless, Prince persevered to recount the dangers of slavery in a short narrative portraying the unique struggles of women
The novel Beloved by Toni Morrison fundamentally relies on the relationship between the former slave Sethe and the daughter she murdered as an infant, only known to the reader as Beloved. In one scene, Beloved is attempting to make Sethe feel guilty as Sethe argues that her attempted murder of her children was out of love, and that she intended for them to be “together on the other side.” Beloved’s response, in which she points out that, after she “died,” “ghosts without skin stuck their fingers in her and said beloved in the dark and bitch in the light,” shatters the intensely loving, devoted tone that Sethe attempts to establish in favor of a more dramatic, graphic tone and creates intense juxtaposition, a device which is continually used throughout the text. (254) The phrase “ghosts without skin,” overall, exemplifies Beloved’s immature perspective.
More programs such as this is desperately needed in order for these women to form a foundation to build upon to one day understand themselves that they too are somebody and can be whatever they work hard for. In the film Healing Neen, trauma is the main theme that has affected so many in the system. Many women reveal the feelings of hopelessness and being powerless. They feel as though they are worth nothing and they do not know how to make good decisions for themselves because the drugs are considered an effective numbing treatment.
As the book ends Paul D returns, and finds Sethe laying down in Baby Sugg’s bed ready to die (70). Sethe cried out to Paul that she lost the most meaningful person in her life, Beloved (70). Paul D then hugged her as he told her she was the best thing to ever happen to him (70). Instead of Morrison writing about families being separated, she writes about them being sold as if they were livestock (71). Morrison chose to write about the African-American experiences during slavery (Heinze 127).
The dehumanization that Sethe experienced took away her most desired identity: being a mother. Sethe experienced dehumanization when “those boys came in there and took milk”. Her milk, the substance that would sustain her child’s life, was the one thing that truly belonged to her, but the white boys took it from her, hence diminishing her worth as a woman, a mother, and a human being. Breast milk is the life force for an infant and having this integral human connection taken away from her diminished her self worth. This emotionally scarred Sethe, as she talks more about her milk being taken than the actual scars on her back (19).