The novel Lyddie, by Katherine Paterson, is about Lyddie, the protagonist. After her family’s farm goes into debt, she goes to work in the Cutler’s Tavern where she works, almost like a slave as she doesn’t earn money for herself. Lyddie then gets fired and goes to Lowell, Massachusetts to get a job at the textile factory. She manages to become one of the factory workers at the factory and works with Diana, a fellow worker. Diana started a petition for getting fewer work hours and better working conditions because they have bad working conditions.
In this essay, I will be talking about all the hardships that Lyddie had to push through and how bad their lives were back then. Many young girls, working as young as ten, had many harsh conditions already. Starting in chapter 3, which was the cutler's tavern, Lyddie got her first job. Even in the beginning, you could tell it was going to be a harsh time for the rude comments given by the owner. For example, “ “Go along” the woman was saying.
The short story, Chef’s house, is written by Raymond Carver in 1983. This essay will include an analysis of the short story, a summary but mainly focus on the themes in the text, the style of writing and the effect it has. In the short story, we are introduced to Wes, a middle-aged man, and he has rented a house from another man called Chef. Wes – the main character, is a recovering alcoholic. He separated from his wife, Edna, and goes to live by the ocean, in a house he has rented from another recovered alcoholic, Chef.
Audrey Petty uses “Late Night Chitlins with Momma” to express her own close bond with her mother and how it shaped her identity; this is expressed through the narrative style, the diction and syntax, the use of food as a metaphor, and the short story’s structure. Narratively this piece does an incredible job of making the reader feel personally invested in the story. The way Audrey Petty does this is through a multitude of techniques. The point of view is a first person omnipotent, allowing for a closer read to the narrator themselves; the narrative flow is akin to being told the story verbally instead of the traditional 3rd person omnipotence.
In her childhood, the unnamed narrator has had a wild imagination which still haunts her: she admits "I do not sleep," and as a result she becomes restless.(653). Her imagination makes her live in an imagined world of her own and completely detached from reality. The
She describes that while people are enjoying their peaceful sleep and time to themselves, little girls are out working a twelve hour shift, The overworking of the children causes the reader to feel sorrow because they should be at home enjoying their sleep since kids need way more sleep than adults because their minds are still developing and
When the girl returns home, Swenson contradicts the exciting imagery from the ride by saying the girl enters a “dusky hall” with “clean linoleum” and leaves “ghostly toes” in the hall. These mundane adjectives identify that the girl is brought back from her imagination to boringness of reality. Before she enters the kitchen with her mother, the girl “smooth[s] [her] skirt”, showing that she is reapplying herself to the gender roles she previously left behind. Her mother then orders her to “go tie [her] hair back”, adding to the idea that when the girl is home, she is once again constrained to normalcy, unable to utilize her superior imagination. The contrasting ideas in the end of the poem create a divided between the girl’s wild imagination when she is alone, and the social norms she abides to when at home.
Author Erica Funkhouser’s speaker, the child of the farm laborer, sets the tone in “My Father’s Lunch,” through their narrative recount of the lunch traditions set by their father preceding the end of a hard days worth of work. The lunch hour was a reward that the children anticipated; “for now he was ours” (14). The children are pleased by the felicity of the lunch, describing the “old meal / with the patina of a dream” (38-39) and describing their sensibilities as “provisional peace” (45). Overall, the tone of the poem is one of a positive element, reinforced by gratitude.
The lead singer talks about how he tries to satisfy and be their for his significant other, but that doesn 't stop them from being disrespectful and rude. The beat of this song helps to show readers the frustration Pattyn had toward her father. The harsh tempo helps demonstrate how rebellious Pattyn is feeling and how fed up she is with being ignored and abused. When Pattyn is at her place of residence, she feels very alone unless she talks to her sister Jackie.
AIDS is the world’s leading infectious killer. To date, the illness has killed approximately 25 million people around the world. In the memoir Breaking Night, Liz Murray wrote about her mother’s slavery to cocaine and how it lead to her contraction of the HIV/AIDS virus and eventually to her death. Her mother’s death was only one of the difficulties that plagued Liz’s life from birth to age 18, which was the amount of time spanned by the memoir. Homelessness, hunger, and [something else] were enemies of Liz in her youth, however, she managed to heroically turn her life around and conquer the obstacles standing between her and a better life. Breaking Night should be kept on the summer reading list because of it’s strong female protagonist who
It uses the narrative device of exaggeration to expose some of the negative elements of consumer society, making both funny and bitterly satiric. It provides an early glimpse of the witty characteristic of Atwood’s writing style proclaiming a theme that will be a central concern in all her later work-feminism. The Edible Woman is an exposure of an economically sound woman taking time to be aware of her marginalization as the ‘second sex’. Marian, the protagonist, digs deep into the social conditions of the ‘archetype’ followed by ultimately researching at the ‘individuation’.
The Dinner Party Gender doesn’t define who you are and how you act. Men think they are invincible and it sometimes leads them on to say bold things. In “The Dinner Party”, by Mona Gardner the story takes place in India around the time period of 1940’s . During this time, society pushes the perspective of women in a negative way. Among the many guests there was a young girl and a high ranking colonel.
In her piece the idea of tranquility and anger were eminent through out. Whether they encompassed you whole or only possessed slight significance were based of the over-lapping, shadows, and light. Overall, this piece has uniqueness that separates itself from solely a literal