The Salem witch trials was one of the most absurd and tragic events in history of pre-colonial America. A fine example of how believing in accusations and hearsay could affect a lot of people in a short span of time. the justice system is flawed and prejudice was allowed to reign over the people. I found this topic very interesting even though it is one of the most regretted in history. I’ve always been the type of person who likes reading all those weird and peculiar things on the internet.
Rhetorical Analysis Most people tend to believe that lying is a way of life, that without it the whole world could crumble and fall. While some tend to believe that any form of lying is a sin and there should be consequences. One author, Stephanie Ericsson, wrote “The Ways We Lie” published in 1993 she talks about how we all lie, it has become an everyday chore to make life easier. She begins by trying to strengthen the bond between the reader and writer showing how they are one of the same. She does this by referencing past experiences, adding informed opinions, and using quotes from other well acknowledged authors, her argument is strong throughout the whole article that lying isn’t just evil, it can be used for good when used the right way.
Ntozaki Shange not only changed but challenge the norm of traditional theatre, but as well as addressing gender and race issues that was still much present in society, as well controversial results. All eyes on Ntozaki and the play that received so much attention was For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When The Rainbow Is Enuf. This play was intended to speaking towards women of color all while offering guidance for black women. During my firs initial reading of Ntozaki’s for colored girls who have considered suicide I didn’t think much of the book just another assignment I needed to to in order to move on to the next course. As such I couldn 't fully wrap my head around on the book and the meaning she could’ve thrown into the book.
The absorbing idea in this story was, not judge a book by its cover. We see this show out throughout the story like when everyone thought that Billie was this strong and emotionless girl. So they treated her with awful comments every day but she pretended to be fine with comments soon they got the better of her and she ends up crying. The needed to understand Billie for a person rather than her appearance. This also showed that even the toughest looking person can be hurt awful things that said them or being done to them.
Everyone has heard the phrase "love conquers all." When reading "The Coffin Quilt" by Ann Rinaldi, one would come to the conclusion that this is not true. In this novel, the thought of putting disagreements aside in favor of love is completely overlooked. The most relevant emotion in this story is hatred, and it is this hatred which caused the destruction of the lives of a young girl and her
MENIS story edited and written by Anne Scott Includes a mixture of stories from Sophocles’ Electra and Shakespeare’s Hamlet and a story named Modern. Between all these stories there are many themes presented however only one can attract the attention of the reader. The theme that is very common would be Betrayal, it was portrayed in these stories many times and the theme is what triggered families to divide and decline in all the stories of Hamlet, Electra, and Modern. In the story of Hamlet by Shakespeare betrayal was consistent as most of the people in the play may have betrayed those who are close to them so that they can achieve their selfish needs. In Electra, the betrayal was displayed a couple of times throughout the story, first when
Initially, the narrator is disgusted and irritated by the paper, claiming, “I never saw a worse paper in my life. One of those sprawling flamboyant patterns committing every artistic sin” (339). This reaction mirrors that of a sane person’s--fearing the unknown, they distance themselves from insanity and any iteration of it, seeing it as grotesque and shameful. Yet, as she spends more time in the room, she grows interested in the wallpaper and begins to investigate. She comes to the conclusion that: “I didn 't realize for a long time what the thing was that showed behind, that dim sub-pattern, but now I am quite sure it is a woman” (346).
The death and suffering of the female characters portrays that in the 1800s it was acceptable because they were treated like property. She was criticized for the grousome violence in the novel but some other authors gave her credit because she was a woman writing horror stories that are so violent she gained some creditablity from other male male authors. She devoted herself to promote her late husbands poetry she released ‘The last Man’ in 1826 after the death of her husband. She continued to keep her husband’s poetry and books released so the people of England and around the world should know the name of Percy Shelley, because when they were together he treated her with respect and didn’t treat her like a piece of meat or property like all the other husbands treated their
Hermann is beautiful in her suffering, and her passion for books. Her desire to help Liesel read shows her beautiful side. Mrs. Hermann’s ugly side came out when she fired Rosa Hubermann from doing her washings. Also, she can be ugly in her stern and cold treatment to most everyone. 5.