The snake represents a fierce and scary creature. Delia describes the snake in “sweat” to be scary. “There lay the snake in the basket! He moved sluggishly at first, but even as she turned round and round, jumped up and down in an insanity of fear, he began to stir vigorously” (par.2pg2). The narrator explains how Delia reacted when she notice the snake in the basket, this show how she was scared of the snake.
Book Report #4 The book I read this quarter was Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood. Its Lexile level is 680. This book is about a 11-year old girl named Gloriana Hemphill, who now comprehends how much racism is a problem in her hometown in Mississippi in 1963. In this book Glory is overwhelmed with how her town is handling people who are different than they are. She realizes that her favorite local pool is closing down so colored people can’t swim with the whites.
Jackson was born in San Francisco in 1916, and grew up with her parents and younger brother. Saying her mother, Geraldine, was abusive would be an understatement. Geraldine Jackson called her daughter a, “failed abortion,” and constantly criticized her hair and weight. As an adult, Jackson channeled her dark past onto paper. She wrote “The Haunting of Hill House,” which is arguably one of the best ghost stories of all time.
The time travel science fiction aspect of her story where Dana inexplicably “fell, slowly it seemed, into a deep starless darkness,” (43) and returned back to present day 1976 to her unsuspecting husband, really helps fit push Butlers comparison of the two time periods. By mixing a time travel genre with a historical slave narrative Butler is also able to effectively keep the reader engrossed in her story. The time travel aspect appeals to a wider audience and allows her a gateway of addressing her main point of showing off the many social and technological achievements that humanity has
The narrator of "The Yellow Wallpaper" is the main character in the short novel. She is a young newly married mother in the upper middle class who is very imaginative. The narrator is going through a stage of depression and believes the house they have temporarily moved into is haunted. What the narrator is actually experiencing is called Postpartum depression, depression suffered by a mother following childbirth. This illness can arise from the combination of hormonal changes, psychological adjustment to motherhood, and fatigue.
The Cobbled Court Quilts is a series of women 's fiction by American novelist Marie Bostwick. Marie was born the youngest of four siblings in Eugene Oregon and had a difficult childhood following her parents ' divorce. However the hard times she spent in the filed taught her hard work, and dignity and offered valuable insights into the minds and hears of communities and settings she would later write in her Cobbled Courts Quilts series. Before she got interested in writing fiction Marie worked as director for women 's ministries in a church, scheduler for a US senator, administered an even planning business, taught religion, acted in TV commercials, danced and sang in musicals, and worked the Oregon bean fields. She first got interested in writing when she decided to attend a writers workshop to avoid playing tennis with her friends while on
In Stephen Crane’s novel, Maggie Girl of the Streets, we see a girl’s development in a family drowned in alcoholism. As she evolves into a young woman, the abuse of alcohol in her parents’ lives presents itself throughout her downfall into prostitution and ultimately death. Critics typically read into Crane’s novel Maggie’s relationship with seduction as a part of her femininity, without discussing some major details. One of the missing pieces includes the exploration of the interconnectedness her family’s alcoholism has with her developing into a woman. The following essay will focus on this issue, applying Julia Kristeva’s theories on abjection with some thoughts on feminist theory regarding the male gaze from Bell Hooks.
In the short story “Rikki-tikki-tavi” Rudyard Kipling talks about a courageous but mean mongoose named Rikki-tikki-tavi and a sinister and smart snake named Nagaina. Also the theme of the story is about the importance of family. First, Rikki is a brave bully, he was washed away from his home to the humans that he lives with now. ”marks or no marks, do you think it is right for you to eat fledglings out of a nest?”(Kipling 8). In that quote Rikki is talking to Nagaina’s husband, Nag.
The novel ‘Nada’ written by Carmen Laforet is a twisted heart-breaking tale about a year in the life of the 18-year-old female protagonist Andrea. Throughout this year, Andrea spends in Barcelona with her relatives, she developed various relationships, both homosexual and heterosexual. For the purpose of this essay I will discuss Andrea’s highly affective homosexual relationships with her best friend Ena and her aunt Gloria and how she views and describes both woman differently. I will also briefly contrast her homosexual relationships with that of her heterosexual relationships with Pons and her uncle Román. I will begin with discussing Adrea’s relationship with Gloria, as this relationship began before her relationship with Ena did.
Zora Neale Hurston, an author during the Harlem Renaissance, wrote Their Eyes Were Watching God, an amazing novel written about the losses and loves of a lady named Janie Crawford. The author describes the way Janie found out who she really was and what love was throughout her three marriages. Janie’s first two marriages were unfulfilling and not healthy for herself. Janie realized what true love was when she met Tea Cake. Janie’s first marriage was to a man named Logan Killicks, which was forced upon her by her grandmother.