For example, when Nicholas shows Francis Elizabeth’s room it consists of her paintings, a stately bed, and expensive furniture that represents his love for his dead wife. Nevertheless, the affectionate conversation between Francis and Catherine illustrates that the utopian setting played a key role in their undeclared relationship (Corman, 1961). On the contrary, the Narrator’s prison cell created a lethal atmosphere (Poe, 7). Hence, the different settings contributed to the change of atmosphere in the short story vs. the
With Napoleon invading and facing the harsh realities of war had an impact on Goya’s creative expression. Goya was sensitive in the suffering around him and those that ignored it. He embraced the romanticism of the era, the freedom to create works of art that expressed his feelings on issues and people. The skill and exquisite talent of Goya is apparent with his use of space and two dimensional depictions. He is revered as one of the most influential figures in Spanish art.
Psyche was supposed to marry a horrible monster but instead she was locked away in a high tower until her husband Cupid came to rescue her. Many movies relate to the story of the princess locked in a tower waiting for her true love to come and save her. This is a classic fairy tale storyline that originated in Greek mythology and has come to be the plot of stories such as “Shrek” and “Sleeping beauty”. This allusion is based off of it’s focus on true love and love at first sight. Due to true love the old chemistry
However, because she modifies her statement with the suggestion that she will be “very nice” to him on his next visit, she may indicate that after overcoming her distrusts and her mental restrictions, she has decided to fill her desires in choosing of having an affair. Chopin deliberately leaves the meaning of this statement uncertain, but knowing what we know about her
Further, she describes being “caught” in love, which is how the Petrarchan lover is characterized as operating upon the sonneteer in old love poetry (Wroth, “Love what art thou,” lines 1-5). Going onward, the trend continues; in lines 6-10, she describes love as “light,” and “fair,” which initially seem to be positive traits (still distinctly feminine), but describes love as capriciously flicking between hot and cold in a manner that is analogous to the inconstancy of the Petrarchan mistress, and common conceptualizations of femininity at the time. The next stanza continues the trend of love as inconstant while also making an oblique mention to Eve (Wroth, lines 16-20). The penultimate stanza seems to reflect the most blatant gendering (emphasis
Fahrenheit 451's style features a heavy use of oxymorons and literary references to send its message to the reader (Sisario). One example of this is Bradbury's introduction of The Mechanical Hound, "The Mechanical Hound slept but did not sleep, lived but did not live in its gently humming, gently vibrating, softly illuminated kennel back in a dark corner of the firehouse" (Bradbury). On the other hand, Dandelion Wine's style uses much more intuitive and simple to understand language in order to fit more closely with the kind of language someone around the age of the protagonist would use (Reid). Finally, the tones Bradbury expresses in Fahrenheit 451 and Dandelion Wine are as different as night and day. In Dandelion Wine Ray Bradbury constructs a tone that conveys both life and the reality of death (Reid).
They say that women should have tiny waists, be calm, and obedient. They even tell her that a man’s main use for a woman is for her to have babies.” The song is sung by only women and is creating a sense of responsibility that a women must have when being matched with her new husband. Mulan goes through makeup, baths, and clothing. This shows how women are supposed to act and what their role should be in society, a housewife. They should just dress up nicely and look pretty for the men.
For instance, when the Tom purchases a dog for Myrtle, the elevator boy throws himself out there to help the “dog” by bringing: a cardboard box, milk, and dog biscuits (Fitzgerald 29). One could speculate this act of kindness as an attempt to show his “short-term” affection for Myrtle and the affect she brings to those around her. Myrtle, however does not pay any mind to him, as he is “below her standards” like most people she comes into contact with. When the trio enters the apartment, Myrtle walks in haughtily as if she owns the place and tells Nick that she will call up her sister. As Myrtle describes her sister to Nick she says, “She’s said to be very beautiful by people who ought to know” (Fitzgerald 28).
The stories "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant and "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin, respectively, are comparable in their use of characterization, point of view, and irony. In the stories, characterization serves as the key element in the development of both female protagonists. In "The Necklace", Madame Mathilde is constructed by the author as a poor woman who feels as if she should be rich. Indeed, even after her husband allows her to buy an expensive dress, she proclaims "It annoys me not to have a jewel, not a single stone, to put on. I shall look like distress.
From Stylistics to Narratology A Critical Reading of Charlotte Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” Abstract This paper aims to analyze “The Yellow Wallpaper” a short story written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman employing a combination of two stylistics tools, namely transitivity and presupposition. Studying such linguistic elements coupled with background contextual factors aim at illustrating the female protagonist’s attempt to liberate herself from her husband’s restraints which characterize the pressure that was brought to bear on women by the Victorian society. The male-domineering America of the nineteenth-century would dictate ideal values of femininity including sexual purity, piety, domesticity and submissiveness with the least degree of tolerance for any “deviant” behavior on women’s side such as using their own intellect and talent. The narratological techniques employed in this story can further be utilized as a great indicator revealing the process of the main character’s mental deterioration which is caused by her deprivation from mental and physical activities. The narrator-focalizer proves to be unreliable throughout the text, though this unreliability serves to bond the implied author to its implied audience.