Throughout the story, you realize how scary it must have been for this young boy. He had no one to help him, take care of him, or even love him. However, David’s story is also one of pure human survival. “Mother can beat me all she wants, but I haven’t let her take away my will to somehow survive.” That is a sentence from page 4 and it shows David’s situation on March 3, 1973, the moment he found freedom, and was taken from his abusive mother by authorities while he was at school. Thanks to his teacher Miss Moss.
Pictorial photographers considered themselves as serious amateurs, motivated by artistic forces rather than financial gain. In 1869, Henry Peach Robinson 's first published Pictorial Effect in Photography, this influence throughout the United States, Europe, and Latin America. In Europe formed salons and clubs like The Linked Ring Brotherhood, The Royal Photographic Society and The Photo-Club of Paris. And in America in 1902, Stieglitz established the group called the Photo-Secession. Pictorialism was a photography approach emphasizing the beauty of subject matter as beautifully rendered as any painter 's canvas and as skillfully constructed as any graphic artist 's composition rather than documenting of reality.
David was an up and coming doctor with a promising career and potential in photography as well, Norah was an excellent travel agent making a name for herself, and Paul was a perfect, handsome, strong, healthy, and talented child. From the outside looking in the Henry’s have is all, however there was a darkness full of secrets and lies which threatened to shatter their family. David’s secret, that Phoebe was alive and living with Caroline, drove him to detach from the family and wallow in his guilt. David’s detachment lead to strained and severed relationships, potentially leading to Norah’s affairs and reliance on alcohol and Paul’s sadness and belief that his father does not love him. The Henry household began to be a place controlled by anger and sadness.
Analysis Paper Quarter 3: The Mirror with a Memory The Mirror with a Memory was an interesting read which analyzed Jacob Riis’ photos from the 1900s during Industrial America. The author argued that Riis’ images were influential for historians and captured what was before the lens in an unbiased way that no one ever saw before. He objectively told Riis’ journey behind exposing the extreme poverty levels in New York City, New York during his time and how he fought to spark political actions to improve conditions through his photographs and writings. The article allows its readers to understand the importance and limitations of photography while showing the significance of new inventions during this era. The author makes two central claims throughout the article relating to the camera’s effect.
Buckler uses the character of David to show the different ideas the family has on the meaning of “home” to reinforce the guilt and confusion he feels. First, looking at David and the conflicts he has within himself the reader can see he feels lost within his own “home” and it’s evident he has no sense of identity. David has no emotional belonging to anywhere and runs away in hopes somewhere beyond the farm can give him the sense of “home” he has been looking for. He feels guilty because he cannot call the farm his “home” because to David “home was not where you were born, that it was some place you had to find.” This proving “home” to David was never the farm itself because it never gave him the sense of identity he longed for. He knows there’s more for him outside the farm and despite what his family believes he’s compelled by every whistle of a train to go beyond what he knows to find belonging.
Because of this photo of the narrator, they can recognize each other without saying, and then they “run toward each other, all three of us embracing, all hesitations and expectations forgotten.” It is the magic of the photo, it is more the magic of family connection. In this setting, their first meeting is smooth since the photo of Jingmei connects them well. Finally, the last photo in the story is a flash of the Polaroid which is taken for these three girls, it is like a picture of the family, represents the moment of reuniting. The narrator says the twins look like their mother and in that second, she realizes the family culture within her, which she did not understand before. She watches the photos together with her sisters, “eager to see what develops” (173).
In the novel Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin, the protagonist David’s obsession with maintaining a traditionally masculine façade is what leads to the demise of all of his relationships. David’s masculine presentation and insecurity over his own homosexuality are frowned upon by Western society in the 1950s, the novel’s setting. This general societal consensus leads to David’s internalization of homophobia, eventually leading to the ruin of his relationships with family, friends, lovers, and himself. Western society’s view of homosexuality and masculinity at that time is the primary reason for the expiry of David’s relationships. In 1950s United States, open homosexuality was taboo and legislature in every state had passed anti-sodomy laws.
The important thing for him is could get his grandfather’s heritages. Here, hedonism is used as the main theory to analyze because the problems of these novels are related to the luxurious lifestyle and temporary happiness. The Picture of Dorian Gray which told about Dorian Gray, a young man on his twenties who insists to be forever young was written in 1890 by Oscar Wilde, an Irish writer born on October 16,