I loved the illustrations in the book, they definitely brought each page to life. Steptoe’s paintings compliment the story as they expand characterizations and setting, they also add depth to the text. Like most stories that are based on a fairytale just like this one, they are fairly predictable, but nonetheless this book was still entertaining. Even though the story line was quite predictable, you still have the need to continue to read to see who the king chooses as his bride. One of the themes in this story is to treat all things with equal kindness.
One of the most prominent poems written during the post-war era was Warning by Jenny Joseph. Joseph’s most popular poem, Warning, expresses her excitement and terrify process of maturing. Her satire poem became so popular among the ladies who found themselves relating to the poem, under those circumstances, they invented The Red Hat Society. As a matter of fact, The Red Hat Society is a group of women who greet middle age with humor, amusement, and energy, about the poem.
Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads is considered as the remarkable sing of Romanticism when it was published in 1805. However, "The Daffodils" reflects all features of romanticism including both language and imagery which illuminate the personal life of Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy. Romanticism refers to an artistic and literary movement which appeared in Europe in the end of the 18th century. However, it was highly flourished during the period from 1800 to 1850 as a natural reaction to the Industrial Revolution. Therefore, Wordsworth and Coleridge
For example, in the musical number “If Mama was Married” we see the girls longing to leave the show business. The girls (June and Louise) want their mother to find a new kind of happiness, and that would be in a man. The girls would be happy if their mother were to marry Herbie, and let them be. Many other numbers capture the essence of vaudeville/burlesque world. With the high powered jazz numbers, that keep the show moving forward.
The fairy tale is known for one of the most well-read genres, including ‘classic’ tales such as Cinderella, Snow White, and Beauty and the Beast. However, this popular genre has influenced the roles of men and women. In today’s mass media culture, thinking about the importance of fairy tales may seem irrelevant. While some could argue that fairytales are just fantasy, others take it more seriously and can recognize the influence these fairy tales have in reinforcing gender stereotypes. The princess, the damsel in distress, the evil witch, the hero, the prince, the savior, the brave one; we all connect them to the gender stereotypes used to represent men and women in fairy tales.
Charlotte Bronte knew as one of the most talented women authors of the Victorian era. She and her sisters, Emily and Anne grow up in Victorian England, they were inspired by the Romantic authors, and all of them write masterpieces in English literature. Charlotte Bronte faced a lot of difficulties, and obstacles in her life even though she manages to write important works in English Literature. For example, Jane Eyre, The Professor, Shirley, and Villette. At first, she writes Jane Eyre under pseudonym Currer Bell.
The event occurs at night and Wong Kar-wai presents it through the perspective of Faye, who watches Cop 663 approach. She dances to the song and appears somewhat disinterested. However, the narration has already informed the spectator that she will be in love with her customer, giving the scene a whole other meaning, as she states that she likes loud music because it prevents her from thinking. The use of the particular song symbolizes the westernization Hong Kong experienced through the decades with the protagonists having grown with western
I believe that this is related to Jane Austen in a way because she also, at first takes things cautiously and distantly but then later gets used to someone or something and opens up and because much more vibrant and enthusiastic. Jane Austen also uses Captain Wentworth as a fine example of someone with appreciation for music because Anne mentions the concert to him in regards to his fondness of
Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice Apart from love, which is a recurring and obvious theme in romance novels, the themes that strike me as most important in Pride & Prejudice, are reputation, connected to marriage and social standing, as well as pride and prejudice. At the time when the action of Pride & Prejudice takes place, an early and good marriage was very important to parents of daughters. In the novel, above all Mrs. Bennett wants a good match for her daughters and does everything in her power to find wealthy husbands with a good reputation, which was often almost unbearable for me to read about.
After reflecting, my code of honor is not much different than the knight’s Code of Chivalry. Protection, God, and truthfulness shows the true charter of a person. Sir Gawain and the other knights of the round table have all sworn to live a righteous and humble life. Sir Gawain lived by the Code of Chivalry, just like we all live by our own code of honor. Our values, morals, and norms make us who are and what we stand for.
Since part one of Shakespeare’s, King Henry IV, it is quite evident that even though prince Hal tends to undervalue honor, he understands the role of honor in his life. In Henry IV, Shakespeare depicts a young Hal who is ridiculed because his private life is less honorable than it should be, which affects how people view him publicly, but in Act 3, Scene 2 of Henry IV Part 1, Hal promises his father that he will change, and it is evident that prince Hal is able to control his behavior for the public. Therefore, it is not too surprising that in Henry V, King Hal shows different private and public behaviors. In Act IV, Scene 1 of Henry V, Hal is privately disdainful and suspicious of the advantages of the honor that comes with kingship, while
Beginning with the analysis of the two separate passages found in 5.1.127-139 and 1.3.200-207, there comes into view an overall theme that is central to the overall plot of the play, but is clearly demonstrated in Falstaff’s and Hotspur’s conceptualizations of honor in acts 5 and 1 respectively: the polysemous nature of honor. Meaning, there are countless interpretations of honor, it can be perceived in various and vastly contrasting ways. With respect to Shakespeare’s skillful utilization of the polysemous nature of honor, the two characters, Falstaff and Hotspur, are designful manifestations of such a nature, considering their two distinctly contrasting ideas of what honor is, as well as how their contrasting conceptualizations impact, or influence, their actions. In light of honor’s seemingly countless conceptualizations, Falstaff offers his particularly unique understanding of honor. Briefly at the battle of Shrewsbury, he makes his speech on the subject in the first
Chivalry Chivalry is the medieval code of conduct for knighthood. The code of conduct includes honor, honesty, courteousness, and bravery. The word chivalry comes from the french word “chevalier” meaning horsemen; a knight or a young man. Knights were expected to be brave, aggressive, and fierce. Although expected to be aggressive, knights are also expected to show mercy towards their enemies.