Tina Alvarado SPA222-A5 3/52017 WAC 5: Response to Sor Filotea The letter that Sor Juana wrote was a biography about her life and rationality. It was a declaration of her scholarly, innovative freedom, and rebut of censorial intrusion. Sor Juana was known as the world’s first women with the artistic and intellectual privilege to publish, write, study, and teach freely. She wrote the letter to inform Sor Filotea who was trying to silence her that she would not go still into the night.
Unlike Helga, Mariana recognizes that she is undermining society in her actions. Throughout the novel, Daniel refers to her as a “witch” and a “cheat,” suggesting that he knows of her subversions. Helga idealizes Mariana, allowing her to influence Helga’s attitude. Mariana first suggests to Helga that “beauty is something so rare, so short-lived” that expecting to find love within the social confines of marriage is near impossible (Bombal, 95). Along with putting the idea of an extra-marital affair into Helga’s head, Mariana also steps into the male role and wants to sell the hunting lodge she owns to Daniel despite it being “[her] husband’s signature that is required” (Bombal, 99).
“Puerto Rican” Men Trudee Serengega, an eighty five year old Woman, sits with her sister Vea and her friends, Emma and Martha. They are talking about their families. Each one is a Widow, and their Children are all grown and their Grandchildren are also. Trudee has one of her great-granddaughters over helping to clean her House. Trudee stops her then tells her, “baby’ never marry a Man, and never marry a Puerto Rican, Man”.
The Truth in the Myth: Lougarous and liberation in Danticat’s “Nineteen thirty-seven.” Caribbean folklore functions as a vehicular tool for Danticat to discuss ideas of politics and gender in ‘Nineteen thirty-seven’. The cultural transmission of folklore is central to the story’s thematic resonance. The word of mouth nature of storytelling ensures the preservation of a tragically monumental episode in Haitian history, in addition to a feministic outlook on this event. The legend of the ‘Lougarou’ is emblematic of both political freedom and feminine freedom.
In my poem “Silence,” I attempted to broach a few of the prevalent issues affecting American culture regarding police brutality that has been widespread throughout the country as of recently. Using Sor Juana’s “Poem 92” as inspiration, I aimed to emulate her poem structure, and style of using Juvenalian satire. While I feel that my poem met a portion of the criteria to be considered Juvenalian satire, I believe that my poem lacks the strong ironic humor necessary to completely be considered as true satire.
The sonnet “For That He Looked Not upon Her” , written by english poet George Gascoigne, tells of a story between a man and a woman, and the speaker goes into details about their relationship with each other. The speaker describes his complex relationship with the woman, and using literary devices such as a confusing and conflicting tone, and almost victim-like metaphors, describes his attracted, but yet doubtful attitude towards the woman. The confusing and conflicting tone set within the story helps describe and expand the complex attitudes of the speaker. The speaker’s use of this tone shows how he has conflicted feelings to the woman, as if he wants to chase after her, but he knows that nothing good may come out of it.
A Homage to Feminism Feminism revolves around the notion that men and women are equal, an idea that is seldom accepted or embraced at the end of the twentieth century in Latin America. In the autobiographical novel, The House of the Spirits, Isabel Allende weaves a story about the lives of women through four generations during the revolution of 1970. The idea of male dominance is prominent throughout both the political and social arenas of Latino communities. However, Allende uses members of the Del Valle family to portray the theme of feminism evolving during this time. Isabel Allende’s The House of the Spirits, highlights the intertwined lives of two Latin American women, Clara and Alba, to parallel the feminist attitudes that associate with
In “The Century Quilt,” the speaker appreciates her family’s cultural diversity by comparing their heritage to a colorful quilt belonging to Meema. She shifts from past to present to future, continuing the extended metaphor in different scenarios. Author Mary Nelson Waniek uses a variety of literary techniques such as structure, imagery, and tone to develop the complex meanings interpreted throughout the poem. Together, the poem is spoken through a woman who emphasizes the importance of family.
Title: The title causes the reader’s initial reaction to be that the author enjoys mist, and is likely writing about mist in a love style of poetry. The first impressions are that this poem will likely include several metaphors about mist and will likely seem to be thoughts, and not an actual conversation or lecture. The subject of the poem is clearly going to be about mist, but it may also dig into romance, seeing as the title includes “Ahh”. Paraphrase: Can it be found on a mountaintop, or a house, or a person? Do not breathe out and lose the mist, do not fall asleep and lose the day, do not try to pass the day quickly, do not open your mouth and lose the mist.