The great Martin Luther King jr Spoke of the past, and the future with his powerful attribute to society’s fight concerning racism “I’ve decided to stick with Love. Hate is too heavy a burden to bear (MLK).” The author Kate Chopin clearly would have sided with the great Martin Luther King jr in the fight against racism with her short story “Desiree’s Baby”. The amount of irony in this story, hinting to the destructive force of racism and oppression is undeniable. Mrs. Chopin’s short story transparently presents how even a man as suitable as Armand can be stained by the hatred of a person’s skin color or disrespect to a person’s sex. Truly the pot is calling the kettle black and most undoubtedly we are seeing perfect karma, and ultimate, fate, and revenge.
At the beginning of the story, the narrator states, “he directed a most curious look towards the red light near the tunnel’s mouth” and later on, the Signalman says, “… and saw this someone else standing by the red light near the tunnel”. The repetition of the significant image, “red light” gives the readers unpleasant and dangerous feelings. This may represent the next part of the story, foreshadowing the signalman’s death. Usually, red lights are used to alarm or inform someone for danger. The obsession of the red light that the signalman has hints the readers that something dangerous and alarming like the ‘red light’ may appear or happen in the story soon, building up suspense in the readers’
Richard Louv, a novelist, in Last Child in the Woods (2008) illustrates the separation between humans and nature. His purpose to the general audience involves exposing how the separation of man from nature is consequential. Louv adopts a sentimental tone throughout the rhetorical piece to elaborate on the growing separation in modern times. Louv utilizes pathos, ethos and logos to argue that the separation between man and nature is detrimental. Louv uses pathos to illustrate his disdain with man’s separation from nature.
To borrow the words of Tucker, “… Baudelaire 's intention was not to rhapsodize his mistresses as his forebears had done” (888). “Une Charogne” is an intricate anti-Petrarchan piece; Baudelaire not only mocks Petrarchan ideals of beauty, but he attacks the blason by making it his own and using the uncanny to highlight its flaws in dehumanizing women and reducing them to body parts and flesh. Baudelaire reminds readers that the reason his poem is unsettling is not only because it is about an aestheticized carcass, but because the conventions he borrows to describe the carcass, the very same ones used to describe women, are questionable and troubling. He uses Petrarchan conventions to implode its own system. By taking the blason to the extreme, he highlights its problems and showcases its true
Butterfly, on the other hand, uses gender and racialization in a combative way. When reading Song as male (problematic and will be refuted later), Hwang counters Madame Butterfly’s submissive and feminine stereotype of the East. The final scene is a reversal of this notion, in which the West is killing herself for the male East. However, reading Song as a man and Gallimard as gay deprives Song of her femininity. Though Hwang refers to Song with he/him pronouns in the afterword, modern lenses of gender and sexuality can be used to describe Song as transgender or genderqueer.
Therefore, bewildered by the racial and economic difficulties among her fellow Chicagoans in 1960, Pulitzer Prize Winner Gwendolyn Brook wrote the authentic poem The Bean Eaters. In her poem The Bean Eater, which had two unidentified central characters, Brook alludes to the lasting effects of poverty and isolation. The gloomy poem was meant to show people of the sixties, and even of today, how classism rouses social
It is fascinating how both writers, Milton and Shelley, created heroes with parallel position to their anti-heroes. The reader can be besides any of them according to his interaction and feelings towards the story. The same remark the critics, mainly the romantics, made about Milton’s principal character or hero in his poem: was it the source of evil or the divinity? Mary recreated the same debate but this time with intention to make the reader sympathize with evil. The reader is in reality not sure who makes harm to the other: the scientist or the monster.
Many people feel a growing disenchantment with modern life; that something fundamental is missing or ‘wrong’. Our increased material wealth is making us less happy, not more. Mental health issues are on the rise, and we face an environmental crisis. Somehow, we have lost our way. People long for a deeper sense of connection, a greater purpose, and a
Unfortunately the story was immediately considered as scandalous due to its references of homosexual desire. The story appears to be promoting the relationship between three men; Basil, Lord Henry and Dorian Gray, whom the two men admire and fascinate about. the immediate reaction of the readers of those times was rather negative due to superficiality of their judgements. Whether it was homosexuality or not both Oscar Wilde and Dorian Gray lived similar lives. Both enjoyed the pleasures in life but due to society’s intolerance and xenophobia both were outcasted.Despite homosexuality was condemned as evil, it was still widespread.
The parallel in “The Lottery” and “The Rocking Horse Winner”, establish an understanding about their topics; yet two short stories are different, one illustrates admiration and other uncovers detestation. T. Bailey, an American Literature and Culture instructor gives us some canny comprehension, “The scapegoating line of interpretation associates the stoning of a victim with the ancient Hebrew tradition of choosing a scapegoat to carry off the sins of the community at large and is often seen as a statement about man 's inhumanity to man. Brooks and Warren (1971:74), for instance, cite the story as a tale about the "all-too-human tendency to seize upon a scapegoat", while others go back to Jackson 's own statement about the story shortly after publication that "I suppose, I hoped, by setting a particularly brutal ancient rite in the present and in my own village to shock the story 's readers with a graphic dramatization of the pointless violence and general inhumanity in their own lives ”. These two stories make me to reflect on the story of the scapegoat shared in Leviticus 16:10, “…the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the Lord, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness”. Jesus our substitute who borne our sins and made full payment for the sins of humanity; in that small