The setting in the story “Eveline” takes place in Ireland 1914. Eveline home and lifestyle is a strict environment. Her mother died from a sickness and her father is an alcoholic who doesn’t do anything at home and always drinks his life away. Other than Eveline’s day to day routine, she has a special individual in her life, his name is Frank. Frank see’s Eveline for who she really is, a kind and gentle girl who is urging to explore new grounds.
Elizabeth Edwards once said, “Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it's less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you've lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that's good.” Her life experiences lead her to learn the hard way what exactly resilience is. Elizabeth Edwards models how changes in life shouldn’t bring one down. Being strong and fighting for oneself is much more important and helpful rather than sulking and comparing oneself to another. Using just this, comparison to others, Jeannette recalls her family’s past and the struggle they went through in her memoir, The Glass Castle.
In many examples of literature, this view of fate and destiny can be seen and applied. Other pieces may argue that personal choice guides the human way of living. In Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One, Cline shows that fate plays a role through the isolation of Wade’s life, Halliday’s egg hunt, and the serendipitous meeting of Parzival and Art3mis. It was only by fate that Wade Watts, the protagonist of the novel, lived in isolation for his entire life. During the exposition at the beginning of the story, Wade said, “[Mom] was depressed
However, there can be a counterargument for Leonard’s claim that Joyce tries to instill Irish nationalism in his stories. For the average reader, there is no explicit images of Irish propaganda. It is just a story that takes place in an English or Irish setting. There is no explicit evidence that Joyce wanted to push a political agenda in a story, especially in Araby, where there is barely any mention of politics. In response to this argument, we can see that while Araby does not jump outright with a political message, Joyce has a history of placing Irish propaganda in his writings.
In her memoir, the Glass Castle, Jeanette Wall’s discusses and explores many different concepts that affected her family dynamic and her development. One of these matters is homelessness. Individuals are able to live in a stable environment, sleep in a warm bed, wear clean clothes, and enjoy proper meals; but not all of these basic needs are enjoyed by everyone and their families. This undesirable situation is portrayed in Jeannette Walls novel. Jeannette vividly depicts homelessness by exploring its causes, its impact on daily life, and its effect on her family.
Throughout the course of the discussion, the thesis has not denied Jane Eyre’s challenging illustration of femininity. However, this novel comes to separate the female identity from sexuality which is thoroughly suppressed in the novel with the excuse of rejecting a deviant sexuality. Rebecca brings together the two concept and highlights the fact deviance is a masculine based concept. Founding the discussion on the elements employed by the female Gothic subgenre, setting, plots, and characters, this study has shown the feminine aspect that du Maurier’s work adds to provide an analysis the focus of which is the feminine sexuality and identity. Such concepts have been simply presented as a journey of seeking financial independence in Bronte’s Jane Eyre.
When personification and love were not enough in Villeneuve’s writing, she added feministic traits to Beauty’s characteristics. Through Beauty’s choices and way of being, Villeneuve was able to show that Beauty lived her life as if she was equal to a male, something that was unfamiliar in that time. Being able to choose her own path, Beauty was able to choose on her own to stay with the Beast for the rest of her
Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." Hope and an optimistic attitude are characteristics of a rational and humane mindset. Documenting how these ideals change throughout a period of time in writing can be done through various means of rhetoric including figurative language. In Elie Wiesel 's personal memoir Night, he incorporates similes and metaphors to effectively convey how the victims ' humanity deteriorated throughout the course of the Holocaust. Wiesel 's figurative language at the beginning of the novel conveys how the Jewish people followed commendable politesse and practiced reasonable behavior early on in the Holocaust.
The Pursuit of Wisdom in Elizabeth Alexander’s Poem “Nineteen” “The most valuable lessons aren’t taught. They’re experienced.” Indeed, experiences act as sculptors of one’s personality and psychological transformation. For each evolving being, they play a significant role in refining the individual’s future thoughts and behavior. Experiences provide us with empirical evidence that supports the lessons life teaches to all of us. In her poem “Nineteen”, Elizabeth Alexander suggests that psychological transformations are continually triggered by our curiosity of differences, our desire of learning from others and our pursuit of maturity.
One of the cornerstone aspects of Charlotte Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre is classism, focusing on Jane’s and other character’s struggle to live meaningful and fulfilling lives in a society deeply rooted in class divisions and social norms. Examining the story through a classism lens illuminates our understanding of the manner in which “power” operates in the novel and allows us to develop a rich, unique framework for understanding the mindsets of the characters and their circumstances. From the beginning of the novel, Bronte immediately establishes society 's prevailing class and power hierarchy, and as the story progresses, Jane’s growing sense of will leads her to have to make critical decisions about what she truly values and what life path she will follow. Bronte initiates her story immediately immersing the reader in the societal class divisions of the Victorian society. The first segment of the novel that can be explicated through a classism lens is Jane’s experiences at Gateshead and Lowood.