One example of this is at the end of chapter three it leaves you wondering by saying “And with it, the truth.” Another reason I enjoyed reading the book was it was written in third person. Zero Day was narrated by someone not in the book so you didn’t know how every character was feeling, but it hinted you towards what they were thinking. An example of this is when Addies mother was talking to her at midnight we don’t know how Addie was feeling, but at the end of the chapter it says “It was exactly what Addie needed. A reminder that her mother was nothing but a liar.” I didn’t know what Addie was feeling, but I knew that Addie was thinking about how she knew her mother was a liar. Finally, I liked that Zero Day took you back in time to some of the events Addie went through when she was
Judy has experienced censorship herself. When she wrote, “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret”, a book based on Judy’s life in sixth grade, she gave 3 copies to an elementary school but the books never went up on the shelf due to the conversational
In the short story ” In Hiding” by Joyce Carol Oates is about inner conflicts. As an individual you will probably at some point of your life have an inner conflict with yourself. Our emotions, thoughts and needs get effected by the conflict we have. There is often a conflict between what we want and need against what we actually can and are allowed to. In this short story we are introduced to the main character, who doesn’t have a name, yet we know that she is a single mother and a poet.
Celie becomes subjective about want she want in her life and she do this through the assistance of other female characters. Furthermore, she also do this through the writing and making friends with females. Alice walker gives celie an awareness on how to deal/manage her life and how she should act against discrimination. In addition, Celie is able to grow or breaks away from discrimination through the assistance of other female characters. As celie do this she begins to convey her feeling of living abusive life through writing letters, because earlier she was not allowed to speak out her feelings by her stepfather.
When I was a little girl, I received a book of poems for my tenth birthday. In this book of utterly random poems, I discovered the likes of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wordsworth Longfellow, Robert Frost, and many eloquent others for the first time. Among these magnificent poets was none other than the solitary, articulate Emily Dickinson. Because I was so young, I can remember thinking of her lifestyle with disdain and confusion as I couldn’t understand why she would simply not want to be around people. I especially wondered how her pretty words made sense with, what I saw as, such a miserable life.
Winterson liked to read a lot, there were only six books in her household, which included the bible, Malory’s Morte d’ Arthur, but reading wasn’t approved unless it was the bible. When she turned 16 years old, she came out as a lesbian and decided to go out and live on her own. She enrolled herself into an all girls grammar school and later she went to Oxford University where she studied and read English. When she moved to London she wrote her first book, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, which won the 1985 Whitbread prize. Most of Jeanette’s novels are
She had dark skin and ate mangos, while her characters had pale skin and consumed things like apples and ginger beer. She didn’t write much things about her culture, because most of the books that she was exposed to came from America and Britain. She explained that books about Africa, its culture and heroes were hard to come by. However when she was introduced to African writers like Achebe and Laye, she was inspired to write books that she could personally identify with.
Marry Morris begins the text by quoting something clever that John Gardner once said: “ There are only two plots in all of literature: you go on a journey or the stranger comes to town.” For so many years women had been denied to travel. They were, therefore, left with only one plot to their lives: to wait for someone. Someone who could continue writing their plot and making their own story intriguing. Because of the plot women were situated in, the literature for them was also usually about “…waiting, and usually waiting for love.” . The literary works Jane Austen and Virginia Woolf wrote, was something most women could relate to, in that women’s independence was of current interest.
Mansfield’s theme of daydreaming reflects that Miss Brill is hiding from her feelings, is attempting to cope, yet is causing herself distress by distancing herself from reality. Daydreaming is common and often times healthy. Somers shares a colleagues report that 96 per cent of American adults daydream daily. (Somers 198) However, the character of Miss Brill uses it in such a way that she is not engaging with reality. This is an example of maladaptive daydreaming and can help the reader understand the development of the character as well as her underlying sadness and how and why she copes with it the way she does.
When you see teen mothers on television they are usually portrayed as high school drop outs. Another stereotype for teen mothers is that they live in poverty. We hear many stereotypes about young mothers. Although some may be true or close to being true, I believe that television just shows the struggles and hardships, and never gives credit to the young mothers that work hard and pull through from those struggles.