She could have wanted the money that would be spent on war to be spent on something her area would see the impact of, like more work programs made by FDR. Marcile Davis appears to have written this not only for herself, but maybe for a group or school group as well, as evidenced here, “…We are writing to you expressing our desire for peace,” (Davis 1939). As to when she sent her letter, it was on May 1st, 1939, nearly two years before Pearl Harbor, and only a few months before the Second World War officially started. Looking at where the letter was written, it could be assumed that she had an isolationist attitude. She lived in Clay Center, Kansas, a
Lastly, Constance points out the difference that many people do not understand between being Asian and Asian American. This reminded me of the discussion we had in class about whether or not you would consider yourself to be a hyphenated-American. With becoming a hyphenated-American, you are essentially combining two different cultures and beliefs together. In conclusion, Constance Wu is doing her part in trying to revolutionize Hollywood and the media by breaking the stereotypes and bring attention to the differences that
There aren’t any differences between people; people get an operation in Uglies to be pretty and there aren’t any racial diferences in The Giver. Also, everyone is controlled and mindless. In addition, they have false information about the past; they were either
Now we have all heard about the story of Pocahontas, unfortunately many of the stories we were told growing up are not completely true. Camilla Townsend, the author of “Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma”, intends to inform its readers about the evolution of the many lies written and told by the Englishmen regarding their relationships with the Native America peoples that many of us have heard about today. However, Townsend has ineffectively given her readers information about the whole truth to the stories she has written about the many relationships of the English and Native Americans. Firstly, although Townsend claims to have done her research on the topic by reading all the documents written from this time period and beyond, she leaves
The Into the Light exhibit, located in the Thomas Center, displays a wide array of Virginia Louise Leak’s artwork. Although Leak was diagnosed with a mental illness, she was still able to produce a lifetime of art. I believe her illness is what makes her art so extraordinary and relays a deeper message than what it appears to be on the surface. To me, if you truly desire to understand a work of art you first have to learn about the artist; therefore, before I even began observing the paintings and etchings I carefully read all of the plaques that gave detailed information about Leak’s life, history, and her works of art. Not all of Leak’s painting and etchings are on display for the public, but the artwork that is available to the public is truly astonishing.
Such details include the title, which can be expressed as a metaphor of an unwanted, unexpected, awkward situation. Multiple scholars and authors decide to make an effort to discover the story’s true meaning. For example, Stanley Renner, from Illinois State University, author of, “Moving to the Girl’s Side of ‘Hills Like White Elephants,’” discovers four specific movements of both characters.
He points out that the voice shifts from third person to omniscient. Klein also expands to explain why the voice is gossipy based on the time period it was published and what the interest of the readers was. Powell, Janice A. “Changing Portraits in “A Rose for Emily” Southeast Missouri State University, Center for Faulkner Studies, 9 Aug. 2011. Web.
McCullough describes bias in history in two classes personal and cultural bias he further divides the types of bias into four different ways that bias occurs in historical writing. He states that personnel bias is more easily correctable than cultural bias. The four categories he uses are: 1) misinterpretation of data; 2) omission of data; 3) incorrect description of data; 4) misguiding the reader. He believes that not all bias or unjust conclusions are intentional. Of the two he believes that cultural bias is the hardest to deal with for historians.
The author realizes the need of making up a memory in order to work her way out of the past and make sense of the present. However, doubting the sanctity of memory, Alexander says, “the house of memory is fragile; made up in the mind’s space. Even when I remember best, I am forced to admit, is what has flashed up for me in the face of present danger, at the tail end of the century, where everything is to be elaborated, spelt out, precariously reconstructed” (3). Alexander admits to possessing a double vision since she “sometimes is torn apart by two sets of memories, two opposing ways of being towards the past” (29). The second strand of Alexander’s memory is “flat, filled with the burning present, cut by existential choices.
The Cultural Conflict: An Analysis of Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies Manoj Kumar (Research Scholar, Department of English and Modern European Languages, University of Allahabad) Email- email@example.com Abstract The present paper tries to analyze cultural and social theme that we face in the fiction of Jhumpa Lahiri, one of the most dazzling authors of diaspora. The topic of culture is always a matter of interest especially when it has to do with an alien setting. Lahiri’s characters represent different social walks of life and always find themselves caught in two different worlds, one that they have left behind and other in which they try to adjust and thus face a cultural conflict. This cross cultural conflict is always present is most of her stories. The immigrants especially in America easily become accustomed to the tradition and culture and find it suitable to settle there but the craving for their