While Alexie also takes on an identity to fortify his argument, it is a completely different identity than Prose. The authors both appropriate a distinctive style and rhetorical devices into their essays, which in turn create strong arguments, captivate the audience, and reveal the writer’s true thoughts and feelings. As stated earlier, Alexie uses numerous rhetorical devices in his essay, Superman and Me. A few of these being: repetition, parallelism, and flashbacks. Alexie poses repetition throughout his essay when he writes, “I was smart.
The differences within point-of-view affect characterization and insight in contrastive manners. In Douglass’s narrative, it is more direct because the narrative is told from his own experiences, which makes it more straightforward in seeing what Douglass went through. In The Awakening, the POV still reflects Edna’s desires, but Chopin’s choice to tell her story through a third person perspective limits a personal expression of Mrs. Pontellier’s character. Nevertheless, this point-of-view works to Kate Chopin’s advantage text because it reveals other characters’
Malcolm Cowley’s Exile’s Return uses an autobiographical frame as a means of discussing the author’s development as a subjective actor within a generational structure of similar thinkers, thereby contextualizing his opinions and individual experiences inside a canonical category. His tone alternates between narrative and analysis, allowing him to relate his experiences and opinions through a trackable process of “becoming” both personalized and generalized. These factors characterize his autobiography as a rational yet carefully historical document, one which uniforms his artistic generation by a lengthy exposition on “deracination” and then develops conclusions looking back on its parallels with those previous and its significant differences.
For decades people have been wondering if the Han dynasty was effective or not. The Han dynasty was the dynasty after the Qin dynasty. Unlike the Qin dynasty that only ruled a short time of fourteen years, the Han dynasty ruled over four hundred years. So with the evidence that I have read, I believe that the Han dynasty was an effective government for a number of reasons. My first reason to believe this is that in the chapter warfare in TCI it says that the Han had a large and well organized army.
It is true that there that are other strong legal system influences on the American legal system. Some might say that the English Bill of Rights should be at least in the top three. They might say that that structure had a big part on the creation of American laws. However, the most important influence on the American legal system is Hammurabi’s code, because it is an extremely useful source for discussions of Mesopotamian government and society is the Babylonian document Hammurabi’s Code (approximately 1780 BCE). One of the most influential codifications of law in ancient history, the text provides people with a concrete example of the expanding influence of centralized government on the personal and professional lives of the general population.
1. Describe the key factors in the Sui-Tang era that made for the restoration of a strong, unified Chinese empire after centuries of turmoil? The restoration of a strong, unified Chinese empire after centuries of turmoil was made possible through the reestablishment of a centralized empire, the revival of Confucian ideas and the enhancement of the scholar-gentry administrators. The creation of a bureaucracy allowed for control from the imperial palace all the down to district level. To have effective administrators to run the bureaucracy, the civil service exam was a must.
Baker uncovers the capacity of memory to humanise history, leading to the limitations of history in discovering the ultimate objective truth. He interweaves the representation of memory within the construction of history through his stream of consciousness, “I turn to archives to fill the blank spaces in my father’s” to produce a more authentic recount. By using history as a backdrop to personalised stories, Baker is able to produce a more authentic recount of past events, gaining a deeper understanding of his culture and its relevance to his identity. Structured on the Midrash text, Baker provides individualised anecdotes formed upon the basis of cultural memory in his italicised testaments, “smell of decay…doors are closed, our eyes look upwards at the showerheads praying for a stream of water”. The use of olfactory imagery correlates to the synonymous portrayal of the Holocaust where the inverse effects of dramatic irony enables the reader to amalgamate the accuracy between memory and its significant counterpart, history.
Vassa filled several positions over the course of his life, from the tactful businessman to the ardent abolitionist, the African to the Englishman, and of course, the slave to the freed man. Given this variety, one may naturally come to call into question his narrative’s authenticity. But verifying every aspect of Vassa’s story seems pointless, as the contradictions analyzed in this discussion alone are enough to doubt the factual accuracy of the narrative. Instead, the purpose of Vassa’s narrative raises a more interesting discussion. One might argue that he used his command of the English language and writing ability to create his own story, and perhaps lend a stronger voice to the stories of other slaves.
Response to Statement 2: In Biographia Literaria, Coleridge states that his part in the Lyrical Ballads was to dedicate himself "to persons and characters supernatural, or at least romantic"(see LB ch.14, reader p. 44). His challenge was to do this in a way in which the readers would be willing to forget their disbelief and the implausibility of certain aspects or actions of and around said characters. As I interpret it, the audience should thus allow themselves to accept an altered reality where supernatural things occur, without having to question them. This should ultimately help them to get a deeper meaning out of the text. There are several different aspects within "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" where we can see how Coleridge managed to fulfill his task.
Translating Shakespearean plays, compared with other genres, translators are required to be highly skilled with superior language artistry and deep cultural understanding of Shakespearean time. The three Chinese versions of Hamlet focused on this paper, translated directly from English, are presented and accepted as translations. They are translated by well-known Shakespearean scholars and translators. Mr Perng, a Taiwanese professor, specializes in literary translation, English poems and Shakespeare’s works. Mr Lin was a Chinese scholar and an influential Shakespeare expert.
The story constructed by Hewes has a deeply inspiring quality to it. However, it is my belief that although he does make efforts to disentangle the biographers and Hewes’ potential skewing of events, he does not go far enough at certain points. At times he seems to enable the old adage, “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend” without due skepticism. The strength of Young’s article rests on how well he buttresses the more questionable parts of the story with well sourced and verifiable information. His use of such a wide array of evidence to substantiate his narrative when viewed holistically, make up for the shortcomings of his less reliable
Gabriella Estrada Mr.Stano AP World History October 7, 2015 An Empires Fight For Centralization Ancient China’s history is a colorful story that Mark Edward Lewis makes comes to life in “The Early Chinese Empires : Qin and Han”. In this book Lewis sets put an end to the false perceptions spread in western society of Ancient China by setting the record straight. Lewis explain presents a clear and obviously well researched explanation of why and how things happened in Ancient China during The Classical Age, through several key events and leaders. This book explores the underlying challenges of this period
The culture of this Chinese dynasty and future dynasties of China to come helps archaeologists to understand the tomb and its builders more clearly. The ancient Chinese people worshipped in shrines and sacred areas. Archaeologists have found altars inside these areas connecting the people of China with the overworld of the gods. These gods were called Shen and Yi. There are many Shen
Spain and China today are known for their thriving culture, technological advancements and important historical events, but have we ever stopped to think about how they became such developed countries. Going back to the most impactful moments within these two countries is when their empires first began. The bulk of Spain 's Empire was held for over three centuries, starting in 1492 with the Spanish colonization of the Americas and lasting until the early 19th century. The expansion of Spain weighed heavily on wanting to spread Christianity. However, to do so they had to use military power to enforce conversion.
Up until the Communist revolution, Taoism was a very prominent religion within the nation. Originating in China about 2000 years ago, Taoism focuses on a theme known as “The Tao”. In English, this translates to “The Way”. The Tao is impossible to perceive but we are able to observe its effects on the world around us. People of the Taoist faith believe that all beings are unified or interconnected.