Ray Lawrence’s socially provocative Australian film, Jindabyne(2006), presents a thought-provoking and contemporary outlook on racial prejudice, the dramatised moral dilemma of responsibility, and a confronting depiction of reconciliation. The film dramatises the struggle over Australia 's history, representing the past as deeply alienating, as it explores the complexity of the relationships between racially diverse characters in post-colonial Australia. Lawrence establishes the reconciliation of characters through sound, further examining the relationship between cultures and genders in conflict. Through symbols, Lawrence explores deceit, and the roles, perceptions and experiences of men and women within various relationships, demonstrating the unforgiving consequences of division and distrust. The film presents
The Story “The Man Who Knew Belle Starr” written by Richard Bausch has two main themes which are deviance and transgression. Deviance, according to Debra Marshall, is behavior that violates standards or expectations. She also mentions Robert K. Merton’s deviance typology. The chart displays five categories which are conformity, innovation, ritualism, retreatism and rebellion. According to Jenks’ “Whither Transgression?”, To transgress is to go beyond the bounds or limits set by a commandment or law or convention, it is to violate or infringe.
Tristan Iolonardi ENG 102 F2 research paper The Jazz Harmonies of Connection and Disconnection in "Sonny's Blues" by James Baldwin In James Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues" is told from Sonny's brother point of view the "narrator. " This story is about the hardships of black individuals that faced discrimination, unemployment, etc. The story starts of with the two brothers being separated, one living by himself and one stuck in jail.
Homage to the Empress of the Blues The poem “Homage to the Empress of the Blues” by Robert E. Hayden, written in 1962, is a tribute to the blues singer Bessie Smith. This poem requires careful reading and attention. This poem is an honor to Bessie Smith, an African American blues singer who was very popular in the 1920s and 1930s. I listened to the blues song on YouTube and the rhythm it made me want to sing along but there was definitely a message behind the song I think about African American slaves.
In the story "Uncle Rock" by Dagobert Gilb, we see a young boy named Erick who has a beautiful mother. After they immigrated from Mexico, The mother tries to establish a new identity by finding a man who is wealthy, who can provide for her and her son. Erick, unwilling to get to know his mother’s dates is quiet and doesn't talk to any of the men. After watching his mother in countless disastrous relationships, Roque enters and Erick has mixed feeling towards him. In attempt to bring them closer, Roque takes Erick and his mother to a Dodger's game.
Starr Carter, the protagonist of Angie Thomas’s young adult novel, The Hate U Give, epitomizes the subversion of cultural racial oppression through the development of an identity that encompasses multiple consciousnesses. As an African American teenage girl raised in a middle-class family attending a high school with primarily White upper-class students, Starr finds the need to prove her belongingness to both communities in Garden Heights and at Williamson Prep. Unlike her White upper-class counterparts at Williamson and African American middle-to-low-class counterparts in Garden Heights, Starr’s identity is multifaceted. She must act and interact with her peers with respect to her location, in other words, utilize double consciousness. However,
Dennis Reardon’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues Again”, and Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven”, is a poem and a story involving a hellish type culture within them. All the characters of both stories are either ones who experienced the hell type feel, or are the ones who create this feel. Although there are many similarities between the two, there are many significant differences between the too as well. In both “Subterranean Homesick Blues Again”, and “The Raven”, similarities and differences can be found in order to distinguish the two.
• Even Nick Carraway is no sympathic towards her . However, Nick’s ideals of womanhood seem to differ from Tom’s only in the matter of degree. • He rejects Jordan Baker on the grounds of her moral inadequacy and indifference, but his descriptions suggest a concealed source of antagonism: she is ‘unfeminine’, androgynous, more of a boy than a ‘lady’. There is a covert theme in the novel which is never openly raised by Nick as a narrator or Fitzgerald as an author, and that concerns the status and identity of women. • He(Nick) is referring to Jordan Baker when he slips in this comment, deliberately making the reader an accessory to his way of thinking by the use of the pronoun ‘you’:
The Detriment of Heteronormativity on Black-Gay Intersectionality Moonlight, a coming of age story set in Liberty City, an ethnically black enclave in Miami, Florida, portrays a young black male grappling with his desire to fit into a world that is unaccepting of his sexual orientation. His life is presented in three stanzas: Little, Chiron, and Black. Just as his nickname changes notably at three points in time, his personality is met with equally as much unrecognizability. Unrecognizable because of the strife he faces in a world that is intolerant of his attraction toward men. Chiron attempts to adapt to a society that upholds these standards, but struggles because of the incongruence of reality and expectation.
Blues music as a genre and form was developed by African Americans in the south of the United States at the end of the 19th century. The genre has origins in many cultures such as in African music, African-American work songs and European-American folk music. Blues music incorporates field hollers, shouts, chants, etc. The blues form, found in jazz, rhythm and blues and rock and roll, is characterized by the call-and-response pattern, and also the twelve-bar blues structure, which is the most common feature. Early traditional blues verses consisted of a single line repeated four times.
Allusion: Allusion refers to when an expression makes an indirect reference to a person, thing, place or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance. It does not describe in detail the person or thing to which it refers. Example : "Oh Frankenstein, be not equitable to every other and trample upon me alone, to whom thy justice, and even thy clemency and affection, is most due. Remember that I am thy creature; I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel." (Frankenstein, pg 94).