Theme Analysis of Renée Ahdieh’s Flame in the Mist “She’d fought off her assailant. And in doing so, she’d displayed one of the seven virtues of bushidō: Courage.” (Ahdieh 38) The fantasy novel Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh dives deep into a world of mystery, war, love, deception, and especially courage. As the novel unfolds, one will notice that the author addresses an important current world issue- feminism. Mariko is the oppressed daughter of a renowned samurai. Her whole life, she has known that she is different from the other girls- that she is meant for something greater than blushing and wearing pretty dresses.
Jenna must reform her identity from the small bits she knows about herself. And she may just piece together the puzzle that is her life, but not without the aid, either negative or positive, of the people around her. Jenna’s mother and father contribute the most to her imperfect identity because she is influenced by them to become who she is at the end of the book. Identity matters to a person because it is what makes one person different from another. Claire, Jenna’s mother, is certainly the largest contributor to Jenna’s identity, because her manipulation results in Jenna’s broken identity.
INTRODUCTION Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the final installment of the Harry Potter series, wrapping up an epic fantasy based world story that surrounds the main protagonist Harry Potter and antagonist Voldemort. In the final book, Rowling is able to showcase her sense of feminism through female characters in the book. Although the book is based around the male hero Harry Potter, Rowling surrounds him with strong powerful women whom become mother figures to him. In addition to surrounding the main protagonist with strong women, Rowling also includes a handful of female antagonist to display the darker side of women, and show the reader the two sides of the female spectrum. The series as a whole includes many female characters
When the author used these unique story structures, it really helped the story flow better and it cause the reader to think deeper about the story because it shows the letters and emails and how the protagonists, Martin and Caitlin, communicated back and forth with each other. One of the letters that is included in this story really helps the reader understand how Martin feels about Caitlin and how much Caitlin has helped out Martin and his family. One of the letters in the book says, “I am very glad about the way your lovin family and you are helping our poor family. Words cannot express how deep your love is for me and my family” (Welch 163). This example of one of the unique story structures in the book helps the reader understand more about the relationship between them and how strong and important their bond is.
Literary Analysis for “Two Kinds” and “Rice and Rose Bowl Blues” (Revised Final Draft) In popular culture, we can always find different themes that the author or creator wants to convey in their work for the audience, a common one is following your heart. It is very important to be able to identify and analyze what message the author wants us to learn. In literature, themes are essential, because they give meaning to the story and enrich the content. The theme can be found through multiple literary devices, but in the case of ‘Two Kinds’ by Amy Tan and ‘Rice and Rose Bowl Blues’ by Diane Mei Lin Mark, two stories about girls breaking parental stereotypes, we see it through characterization. Characterization is very important because it shows us little clues of a character that eventually make up a bigger picture.
However when Luo started to read her books hoping to “make her more refined and cultured”, Luo shares the magic of literature with the Seamstress. She began to yearn for more knowledge. Her approach towards books also changes drastically which can be observed in the part where she was listening to Luo reading the book, and “the coat was resting on the flat of her hands, the way a sacred object lies in the palms of the pious.” This quote highlights the passion of the seamstress towards the words written on the coat. The coat is a symbol of education, and it was described to be sacred which shows that she is appreciating literature so much that it almost is like a religious person reverting god. This is linked to the influence of
The use of the free indirect discourse method permits Austen to move freely through the thoughts of different character and almost put herself and he own thoughts into the book as well. In doing so we are so closely connected with Emma that we are forced to be sympathetic with her and everything we read is filtered through her mind. We see her learn from her mistakes over the course of the book as she regrets some actions and feels genuine sorrow for the consequences her words can have. Watching her character develop helps the compassion readers have for her and they can see her realizing her blunders and attempting to correct them, dealing with the intense feelings the self-reproach she endures after her errors. Having the chance to see exactly how she is feeling brings out a more advanced understanding of Emma’s character and allows a strong sense of sympathy to establish itself in the audience, leaving readers on Emma’s
As a reader we also feel as if we have a closer bond with Pamela. During her struggles we feel for her and hope that the situation can be rectified. We are drawn into the character of Pamela and her trials and tribulations. The reader and Pamela due to this style of writing make are given a special relationship. The impact of the story being told has a greater impact due to this style of