Walker imposes terms for the suffering of slaves into the work of an upper class white British woman. The strange juxtaposition of these two realities help readers internalize what it might of been like for slaves. Comparing Walker’s use of Woolf as opposed to all the other cited works helps explain the reasoning behind it. The works of Toomer, Okot p’Bitek and her own personal poem are all devices to convey her argument, yet they go untouched. Only commenting on the piece before or after, Walker, makes a conscious choice.
Chopin is a forward thinking author who wrote for women and minorities. Racism and gender bias are problems that have continued to persist in our society despite activism attempting to rid our world of it. Identity is another problem many people have trouble muddling through. Chopin tackles relevant issues she witnessed in her lifetime of racism, gender bias, and identity issues utilizing the literary elements of foreshadowing, irony, symbolism, figures of speech, misleading of the reader, imagery, and setting; the literary devices assist in emphasizing the expectations Armand feels he must live up to because of the responsibility of his wealthy, powerful name by exacting a harsh rule on his slaves, commanding absolute supremacy over women, and casting away the wife and child he supposedly once loved so much even though he himself is partially black one. While Armand’s father possesses a more lax rule over his slaves, “Young Aubigny’s rule was a strict one, too, and under it his negroes had forgotten how to be gay, as they had been during the old master’s easy-going and indulgent lifetime.” High amounts of respect is given to dominant, in charge men especially during the Antebellum time period which is when this short story took place.
Imagine a life being dominated by others and being traded around like an object. Imagine a life having a constant fear of not being able to stand up for what is right. This was the case for Celie and many other black women during the early 1900s. America, for the most part, has grown out of these social injustices, but how much does one really know what events took place in these little southern towns? Alice Walker exposes real life examples of controversial topics to teach readers about what actually occurred during these one hundred years.
Blanche feels that if people had faith in her and her story that she chose to tell, she could peacefully live among the cruelness of the world. Blanche also sang a line from the song that stated, “It’s a Barnum and Bailey world, Just as phony as it can be -- But it wouldn’t be make believe if you believed in me!” (120). Here, Blanche is alluding to the circus-like function of the world and commenting on how, like a circus, nothing is as true as it seems. Blanche’s constant repetition of “it wouldn’t be make believe if you believed in me” serves to reaffirm her claim that her fantastical reality would be fairly close to actual reality if only she had the support and acceptance of those around her.
From my perspective, I consider the politics of the novel making up for the disadvantages of its literary shortcomings. There are several questions to address. Admittedly, George bravely escapes from the control of his master. He tries his best to look for freedom and happiness with Eliza. Therefore, a lot of people think that he is the most courageous character in the novel.
Tennessee Williams ’portraits of displaced women would help the process of the formation of individual subjective consciousness. By composing his play like this, Williams’ humanistic concern and his understandings of women are revealed. Among Williams’ legions of creation of characters, there is a commonality even though they’re people of different disciplines. In creating his distinctive characters, Williams illuminates the tragedy of the dreamer and has an absolute determination to destroy whatever is unique about herself or she would face annihilation. As Sally Johnson contends, Williams’ primary compassion in his plays is the plight of the individual while the other writers worship individual value(Johnson,1985:300).
A sandwich made of cloth and batting held together with stitches, a quilt is most often thought of as a bedcover. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, quilts were a significant part of women 's culture. They were used as a means of expressing social concerns and for cementing the relationships of women. The women 's movement of the 1960s and the art establishment 's discovery of quilts as a medium for abstract expression led in the 1970s to recognizing the quilt as a legitimate art form. Originally used in clothing to keep the wearer warm, quilted fabric later was used as armor to absorb the impact of weapons.
The Dark Contrast Between Unconditional and Conditional Love Mistreatment, manipulation, and lack of unconditional love much like they were prevalent themes in the antebellum era when author Kate Chopin existed, happen more and more everyday in relationships and marriages. During these two era’s a relationships could only exist within the same race, two different cultures were not allowed to be together. Kate Chopin introduces a theme of gender bias to exhibit obvious contrast between types of love portraying a message to the reader, through her use of symbolism and irony, that proves Desiree’s unconditional love for Armond and his lack of unconditional love for his wife and child. Armand, a great man in the beginning of the story, his male superiority showed and he mistreated Desiree as the story progressed. Armand was an admirable husband who Desiree was madly in love with.
In an essence, many individuals misinterpreted that the idea of symbolism only applies to an object or person. However, in reality, symbols can interpret what we experience as humans in our lives that can be characterized as symbols in a story we create. In Faulkner 's case, he did an outstanding job in connecting his past experiences in the civil war by symbolizing the falling of the south in conjunction with the symbols in the story. Moreover, in "A Rose for Emily" the symbols that are embedded within the story, create a new kind of depth as well as emphasizing the importance of every aspect that is in the story that Faulkner had
Feminism under the Symbols: the Analysis of The Yellow Wallpaper and Cat in the Rain If there is no Mandela, there will be other “Mandelas” denouncing the world for racial discrimination, which means that the problem will always be resolved by history. With regard to feminist demands and needs, radical people will continue to fight for the rights of women, even to the present. In the male-dominated society, the expression of female will become more difficult but more frequent, such a rebound effect in the "the yellow wallpaper" and "cat in the rain" have a lot of performance. Also because the author put the social present situation project to the work in their creation process, that makes us so dear to feminism. If no one mentioned it, we often overlook the social common problem: women are habitually ignored or the men habitually carry on the dictatorship of the society and their families.