Beowulf, a strong warrior from the tribe of the Geats, being a part of the gay community would be hard to believe. Although it is difficult to consider, applying queer theory to Beowulf is simple when the epic poem demonstrates various situations as to apply queer theory. In the work Beowulf, the anonymous Anglo-Saxon poet utilizes coded language, paradigms of hetero-culture, and unsuccessful hetero-normativity to demonstrate how the fight between Grendel 's Mother and Beowulf caused Beowulf to be uncomfortable, how the heterosexual married men had a lot of failures compared to the never married Beowulf. During one scene, the poet used "coded" language in a hetero culture to explore the heroism of the queer warrior. The coded language is seen between Beowulf and Grendel 's Mother.
Throw in a dozen “real world issues” with bland characters and there is a best seller. Books that chose to cover deep or troubling issues are often seen as a sacred text for daring to go further than boring and clichéd themes like follow your heart or never give up. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher received a ton of praise after the Netflix adaptation of it came out. People loved how it took the time to discuss teen suicide, but many hated how the aftermath of the suicide was recklessly handled. TV shows such as the CW’s Riverdale are notorious for being overly melodramatic and pointlessly complicated simply for the sake of drama.
Joel Stein begins the article by “[calling] those younger than [him] lazy, entitled, selfish, and shallow” to show that he agrees with how older generations view Millennials (28). What the reader does not know is that as they continue to read the article, Stein proceeds to explain why Millennials act in such a way. The author tricks his audience by allowing older generations to believe he is siding with their view on Millennials but in reality, he does this to show the side of Millennials older generations decide to block out. By tricking his audience, Stein
He compares having sex with Sue as “a job which it was necessary to do in an unforgettable manner” (Baldwin 100). David only has sex with her to justify his reasoning behind leaving Giovanni for Hella, which is he “can have a life with her” (Baldwin 142) but can’t have a life with Giovanni simply because Giovanni is a man. David questions what type of life men can have together, he finds the idea to be absurd because it doesn’t fit society’s ideal couple with the set in gender roles. Giovanni calls David out and says “you lie so much, you have come to believe all your own lies” (Baldwin 140. In the end David chooses to keep on his “mask” over Giovanni’s
One of the most important qualities within a story is whether or not the narrator is reliable. In most cases, the reader never takes this “narrator” into question as it is some omniscient being who is easily forgotten. The cases, in which the narrator comes into play in the reader’s mind, are typically when the narrator is of homodiegetic narration. This is a common device in more narrative texts and can even be used as a tool to make the reader feel a more personal touch to the story. If this trust between the narrator and the reader is breached the whole story it can take a different look towards the reader.
In the novel, Pi seems irritated with the two men and practically appears to recount to them the story so hopefully they will allow him to sit unbothered. Anyway the similitudes constrain the peruser to choose which story is valid. At the point when Pi recounts the story in the film, he gets to be unmistakably disturbed, particularly when depicting his mom's demise. Where the consummation of the book is significantly more uncertain, the tone of the film appears to recommend that Pi made up the story with Richard Parker so as to adapt to the shocking things that happened on his raft. With Lee's adjustment, something supernatural happens.
First, we can imagine that this boy is no different than the typical dunce who cannot control his temper and doesn’t care about school, but another element that is rarely used in TV shows changes completely the way we look at this character. In fact, John Wells decided that Ian Gallagher would be gay. This homosexuality brings something more to the show and surprises the audience who believed that “Shameless” would only be about the struggle of a family dealing with its financial problems. Wells turned his show into a social drama where Ian doesn’t only face poverty, but also has to hides his sexuality in a community where gays are still marginalized. His boyfriend, Mickey, cannot accept his homosexuality and hides it from his father who considers this sexual orientation as a sin, even a disease.
One can be blind in the eye or by the heart… “A Secret For Two” by Quentin Reynolds is about a secret shared between a blind man and his only true friend, Joseph. On the other hand, “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson is a warning to humans that violence can happen very often and can be committed by the most ordinary people. A Secret for two and the lottery both uses foreshadowing and suspense to keep the reader on the edge, and share a similarity in language. However, these two stories have a significant differ in mood expressed using different details. First of all, “A Secret For Two” is about a hard working old man Pierre that is blind and works in a milk factory alongside with his horse for a very long period.
I liked that the author kept me interested in the writing because it reeled me into the story so I didn’t feel the need to start to drift away from it. It kept you into the story and I liked that because of all of the spontaneous details that the author gave to elaborate on his ideas. Most of this story is direct characterization because the author tells you about the characters and then that's how the characters acted and didn’t
Oscar Wilde is known for his homosexuality that eventually lead him to jail, and the perception that is captured from the novel for this topic, apart from being completely ironical in relation to what was established in the British society, is quite strong and could be understood as a consequence of his own life. Marriage and romance are pictured as pointless, imprisoning, faithless, and even contradictory. For example, it is shown a different perception on how love and company are always the ultimate achievement people aim to but is, however, vacant and the only thing that can be taken out of them is loneliness, “The worst of having a romance of any kind is that it leaves one so unromantic” (Wilde, 1993, 9). On the other hand, once commitment has been made, not only loneliness persists, but, what once was supposed to be love, becomes necessity for they try to escape from life using as a means the other person, “The one charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties” (Wilde, 1993,