Jane Evershed is one of those people that has the ability to speak through her artwork. This is a wonderful skill to have, as a picture is worth a thousand words. She speaks most openly to women, those who may or may not have endured the discrimination, oppression, sexual assault, and abuse from loved ones or society itself. Society makes it harder for women to accept themselves as they are. They come in all shapes and sizes, ethnicities and backgrounds, religions and sexualities. Evershed realizes this, and uses her personal struggles and the ongoing struggles of women everywhere to get a message across: women are beautiful, powerful, and strong. This is why there have been many women to join together and promote feminism; to stand proud
In WW2 the holocaust clamed 6 million Jews lives, and over 7 million soviets died too and 1.7 million of those soviets were also counted towards the 6 million Jews. The holocaust was a genocide during World War II in when Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany tried to take over then world and also attempted to kill off all the Jews. They would send Jews and people who opposed them to concentration camps where they were either durned or worked till they couldn’t. Night is an autobiography by Elie Wiesel, a holocaust survivor. Auschwitz death camp is a video documentary with oprah winfrey and Elie Wiesel. One thought I had after learning about the holocaust was how crazy to you have to be to try to eliminate an entire religion of people.
In Erich Maria Remarque’s, “All Quiet on the Western Front” the soldiers face fear, hardships, love, trust, and death together during World War 1. The question is, why? All soldiers were clueless to the reason why they had to leave their families, friends, and loved ones, only to return home to suffer from the mental and physical pain afterward. The novel focuses on Paul Baumer who enlists in the German army and experiences the horrors of war while trying to survive in the trenches. “War Some More” by Sandra Osborne connects well with the novel in the sense that war is brutal and brings forth hatred without a solid explanation as to why. In her poem, Sandra Osborne wrote, “All the answers,/ Seem so lame,/ All our reason,/ Gone insane” (Osborne 10-13).
“Why have hope?”, is the question raised in the poem “Drifters” by Bruce Dawe. Bruce Dawe’s poem explores how change can damage a family 's relationship and cause them to drift apart. This poem has underlying and straight forward themes depicted about change. Straight forward depiction is the physical movement of the family from place to place and not everyone is in favour of this change. The very first line of the poem, “One day soon he’ll tell her it’s time to start packing”, supports the inevitable change that no one else has a say in except the man. This highlights the power imbalance in a patriarchal house hold. The underlying depiction is the fact that the family is drifting apart because of this change. This is conveyed through the mother choosing to ignore the children and packing aimlessly almost as if she’s following a routine. This idea is reinforced by the repetition of ‘and’ as well as the listing effect which creates a sense of routine.
"The Poet’s Occasional Alternative" by Grace Paley and ‘In My Craft or Sullen Art’ by Dylan Thomas are poems which portrays writing as an arduous and under-appreciated form of art. In "The Poet’s Occasional Alternative", the speaker’s disillusionment with the poor reception of his poetry is exacerbated by the contrasting attention his pie receives, while the speaker in ‘In My Craft or Sullen Art’ reveals his motivations for persevering in his writing despite the lack of attention it receives.
Antithesis is a rhetorical device in which two opposite ideas are put together in a sentence to achieve a contrasting effect F Scott. Fitzgerald employs this technique to contrast the character of Nick Carraway with that of the overarching themes present in the society that are also possessed by the other individual characters. This society is steeped in the social stratification and conspicuous materialism that is characteristic of the jazz age of the 1920’s. “These characters… constitute America itself as it moves into the jazz age” , and just like the society that was looking to increase in prosperity, the individual characters in the Great Gatsby were also in pursuit of acquiring and maintaining this money, status and social prestige.
Jean Toomer’s “Georgia Dusk” reveals the remaining influence of slavery on a newly freed African American society.
Chris McCandless story truly begins when he enters the wild. In my opinion the novel grapples with how to provide oneself with true self fulfillment. Chris enters the wild to find himself and his own inner happiness and place in the world surrounding him. He does this by isolating himself from society and loved ones. In the novel a central theme is finding your true self through adventure and hardship. In chapters four, seven, and eight the author introduces epigraphs throughout each chapter to highlight what Chris is trying to accomplish.
Sharing meals with others is common tradition ritual for humans. So, traditional, in fact, that eating alone conveys a reputation of social embarrassment for example, look at that guy at a table by himself he in fact must be lonely. Where is his loved ones or anyone who knows and cares about him? Why has every left him by his lonesome? Alright, maybe I'm being a little overdramatic, but there definitely is normal to look at someone that’s eating alone and consider that person to be sad and worthy of sympathy. If you can get over the initial strangeness of trying to describe e a hilarious moment from your day, only to realize that there's no one there to listen or laugh at you then you'll come to realize very important lessons about yourself and life in general. You'll be progressive to your basic instincts and the usual every day routines that you follow, and in Li-Young Lee's case you'll acknowledge the shadows of memory crumbling about in your life waiting for you to acknowledge them.
Gwendolyn Brooks, the poem "A Bronzeville Mother Loiters in Mississippi. Meanwhile, A Mississippi Mother Burns Bacon spoke volume to many people during the time it was published and even until this very day. The voice of the poem comes from the woman who they say that Emmet Till made a jester to. She simply relates back to the events that happened to emit till that her husband and brother in law did to young Emmet. In the poem, she called the husband a young prince and Emmett was called a dark villain.
In stanza two of the poem, it states that men have “broken Nature’s social union.” By using a main setting of nature, the poet describes a
The theme for being different is shown in both the passages “Susan B Anthony Dares to Vote”, and the poem “Making Sarah Cry.” Susan is different because in the passage she wants to help make a difference. Sarah is different from all the other kids because the boy makes fun of Sarah every day and he makes Sarah cry. In the stories, it shows that being different is not bad being different it can actually make the world a better place. Even though the themes are the same the social implications are different.
Poems are short meaningful pieces of literature that can be interpreted in multiple ways depending upon the reader at hand. That is what makes a poem unique compared to other literature pieces because in a poem the author tends to use figurative language to fulfill meaning behind their work. One poem “Love is a Sickness Full of Woes” by Samuel Daniel describes the pains of being lovesick. Love can either benefit us if nurtured and cared for, but if not tended to then let loose can ultimately hurt us. As to another poem “American Solitude” by Grace Schulman describes a life of solitude being most warming to the soul to ward off loneliness. To avoid the affect of feeling lovesick or unwanted, a life of solitude is a choice indeed. The two authors have two different aspects of life in how one should live to
With a world teeming of vast cultures and beliefs, it is difficult to claim what is moral versus what is simply just law from one person to the next. John Stuart Mill, an English philosopher, tells of a social idea branded by its name ‘utilitarianism,’ which outlines his ideations. He utilizes many different types of syntax to create and defend his points. These types include question and answer, various styles of sentences, and finally through antithesis. With the help of his inciteful writing style, his main points of his philosophy are able to be glorified and preached from one person to the next.
The name Erin Hanson is one many have not heard. The young poets ideas spread confidence, self love, and acceptance. Her young age allows her to connect with her audience in ways many her fellow poets can not. For example in her poem non-officially titled “People are not poetry” Hanson covers the many struggles of being human. However; instead of focusing on the negative, she turns the spotlight on accepting what makes each one of us different. This interesting turn makes for some fascinating works of literature and life lessons. Style and tone, symbolism, and metaphorical language communicate embracing individualism in Erin Hanson's poetry.