It shows the vital roles played by men and women in society and the extremities that lay between them. Anne Orthwood’s Bastard: Sex and Law in Early Virginia by John Ruston Pagan highlights the nature of life in the colonial times and how it aided the creation of American law. The strength in this composition of diaries are the primary sources given throughout the book. Primary sources like those evident in Anne Orthwood’s Bastard, allows its readers to come up with their own conclusions and images of what went on because the sources are created from people who lived it. Whenever someone is exposed to primary sources, they are able to stop learning history and actually start doing history because they are researching actual data/evidence.
She like many other authors uses literature to express and expose the results of colonization. Her tone and attacking narration set the mood throughout the text. Although her novel sets place in postcolonial times she reflects on both the present and the past. Jamaica Kincaid takes on a second person narration to attack the reader, whom is taking on the role as the colonizer, a narrative telling, and lastly a reflection to de-credit colonization and expose their corruption and greed. Kincaid “inverts the power if naming inherent in colonial discourse by saying in public what other Antiguans can say only in private” (Byerman).
In the story, “2BR02B” by Kurt Vonnegut, uses person vs society conflict to make the reader question the tradition of population control. Authors demonstrate purpose in their writing with tone/mood, person vs person conflict, and person vs society conflict. To begin with, authors use tone
Two theories that probably relate the best are the interactionist and the conflict theorist. The interactionist is primarily concerned with fundamental or everyday forms of interaction, including symbols and other types of nonverbal communication. One of the main assumptions of the interactionists, which directly relates to this article, is that we act according to our own interpretation of reality. The people and domestic terrorist groups described in this article all act the way they do because their interpretation of reality is to wipe out e.g. the government, or other groups of people.
Armitage articulates with great details the chronological research on the Declaration of Independence. The writer expresses how the declaration under British rule failed and he inform his readers this was the sole purpose for the establishment of the Declaration of Independence, which Thomas Jefferson written and was influence from the teaching he learned while at the College of William and Mary College. Separation from Great Britain could be justified both logically and historically. Accordingly, the declaration concluded in its fifth and final part that, “these United Colonies are, and of right ought to, be free and independent states . Armitage gives generations a scope or
“At its most basic, every story is an attempt to answer the question What happened?” (Norton 85) One of the most significant elements in a short story is plot. Plot is construct by authors and they rearrange the character’s action in a consequential way to shape our response and interpretation (Norton 85). In "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" by Joyce Carol Oates and "Sonny's Blues" by James Baldwin, they use similar plot styles that contributes to the process of maturation for characters in the stories. The exposition of a story marks its beginning and introduces the reader to the narrative (Norton 89).
CHAPTER II Archetypal criticism The roots of archetypal criticism Archetypal criticism is a type of literary criticism that focuses on particular narrative patterns, archetypes, motifs, themes or characters that recur in a particular literary work or in literature in general. Archetypal criticism has its basis in the application of concepts developed in psychoanalysis and in mythology to the study of literature. The main tendency of this approach to criticism resembles to the early conception of form in Western thought. Collective unconscious lays beneath the personal conscious and personal unconscious. As Jung said, the collective unconscious is ‘‘a storehouse of knowledge, experiences, and images of the human race.
The English novel, The Spire, and the American novel, To Have and Have Not, reflect on their heroes throughout the novel through multiple literary aspects. Their titles hint at the plots of each novel, providing the basis for speculation about the storyline before reading them. Since Golding and Hemingway wrote the two novels with different cultures and settings, the novels differ significantly in style. Though the two novels seem to contrast drastically, they both describe heroes who considerably struggle and decease at the resolutions of the plots. However, the authors’ choices of the ending expresses the differences in the era when both novels take place.
Whether through art or language, representations of identity ensue from processes that communicate what manners of being are considered culturally valid within a society. The expression of these expected conditions of existence depends on normative forms of social conditioning, and it is from within this fixed set of self-reproducing actions that hegemonic apparatuses possess power over people. Owing to an ideological foundation situated among various terms pioneered by Gloria Anzaldúa in her piece titled Borderlands/La Frontera, José Esteban Muñoz develops an ability to comprehend how the performance of intersubjective queerness disturbs essences of normativity, and comforts those who disidentify with mainstream perception. The following concepts
Imagine if we lived in a utopia, where we would all be the same. This happens in the short story “Harrison Bergeron”. This short story was written by Kurt Vonnegut, a 20th century, american author. It illustrates what life would be like in 2081 if people were intellectually limited due to handicaps. Vonnegut uses literary devices to develop his unique style.
After reading the book, “Race, Gender, and Punishment: From Colonialism to the War on Terror” by Mary Bosworth and Jeanne Flavin, they discuss what they feel are the four “sociohistorical processes (Bosworth, Flavin: 2)” of social control, these being colonialism, slavery, immigration, and globalization. The authors separate each of these into their own chapter for a certain reason, to show the treatment of colonized people. The book focuses on how “colonialism, like each of the factors that underpin this collection, operates both structurally…and ideologically through culture, and the construction of the imaginary. (Bosworth, Flavin: 3).” Stepping back to the days of slavery, race has been the worldwide pyramid of power, in which white/Caucasian
Short Story Analysis: Everything That Rises Must Converge. Many of you may be familiar with the short story "Everything that Rises Must Converge" written by Flannery O 'Connor, weather if you read it in a college class or just for fun. In the short story "Everything that Rises Must Converge" O 'Connor depicts the Social problem of segregation during the post-Civil War time. In this essay I will be criticizing " Everything that Rises Must Converge" and will be reviewing the literary critic writing "Aligning the Psychological with the Theological: Doubling and Race in Flannery O’Connor’s Fiction" written by Fowler, Doreen. I will be writing about the way O 'Connor depicts segregation in his short story "Everything that Rises Must Converge."