In what ways do ‘half cast’ and ‘unrelated incidents’ explore being part of two different cultures? ‘Unrelated incidents’ by Tom Leonard is written in his own Glaswegian dialect. The poem appears to be a parody of a BBC news reader’s Accent; Tom Leonard is sending a message that the public would not take the news seriously if it was read with a voice like “lik/wanna you/scruff” This quote shows that the BBC is in a way, snobbish and looks down on ordinary working class people like Tom Leonard. His poem is a stand against ‘RP’ accents, like those of the news readers at the BBC. Tom Leonard lays out his poem as news reporter would read on an auto cue.
It is superbly sterile. The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame” (Wilde 180). The fall one sees in the character Dorian in the book is attributed to his need to create a moral out of art. Through Lord Henry’s reaction to Dorian thinking he is poisoned, one can see that it is not the art itself that is doing this poisoning. Dorian lets other
In fact, the rich ones have all the power and thus exploit the workers and ignore their existence. In order to expose this discrimination, Ondaatje uses images of darkness and light as passage from isolation and ignorance through empowerment and knowledge. As Sarris said in his article, “The imagery of darkness also plays a central role within the novel's theme of isolation” (2001). In this essay, I will firstly focus on how Patrick’s knowledge shaped him throughout his life and helped him pass through loneliness to empowerment. I will, in the second part, analyze the connection between him and the workers and how he liberated them from ignorance and darkness, and brought them to feel acknowledged.
At the beginning of his argument, Swift starts his writing with a word “melancholy” towards beggars of the female and their children. In the view of reader, it seems like he has a pity on the poor children beggars in the nation, which is Ireland, and develop an argument about them. What he superficially demonstrates to the audience is, just like the subtitle, what method should be used by the nation for the poor starving children who are now useless to turn out being beneficial to the public. He uses the following sentence, “therefore whoever could find out a fair, cheap, and easy method of making these children sound and useful members of the commonwealth would deserve so well of the public as to have his statue set up for a preserver of the
George Elliot, an English novelist stated “it is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view” (qtd. in Goodreads). Tony Alamo, a manipulative preacher, is a prime example of a narrow-minded individual. In his article, “Taking Sides”, he claims, “it is the responsibility of honest and upright adults to weed out the novels that would damage children”. He continues his claim that the works of well-known authors such as Shakespeare and Hemingway should be banned from American Culture.
He epitomizes himself as a coward, frightened by the societies rejection; he follows cultural standards rather than abiding by his own. Orwell comprehends that he has contradicted his principles merely to avoid discernment from the natives. Correspondingly, In “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America,” Barbara Ehrenreich, masks her “real life” to pursue the life of ones financially less fortunate. Ehrenreich is a middle-class journalist who disguises herself with the intention to appear as a low-class woman to conduct an experiment; yet, the mask gradually begins to become her reality. Orwell illustrates his true identity by using internal oscillation illuminating his natural morals, but ignoring and substituting them for those of the arbitrating community, soon realizing he has become overpowered by his mask.
This concept is explored in Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World, which shows what can happen when a hedonistic society is allowed to create its own ‘perfect world’ or utopia. Huxley uses satire to reveal the truths about such a society and while doing so, presents a personal criticism of a society that he feels is on the way of losing its sanity. All aspects of society in the Brave New World are negatively affected while trying to create a perfect place. The importance of love has completely disappeared as well as its purest meaning. Also, knowledge and history have been thrown away in the hopes of creating a world unaffected by its past and unthreatened by progression.
Nicholas Bostic Ms. Frankie Goss English 102 September 19, 2010 Applying a Critic’s Opinion In the Poem “The World Is Too Much with Us” by William Wordsworth we are presented with the idea that the world is too tied up in the materialism of the Industrial Revolution and are failing to admire the beauty of nature. It is the opinion of the critic MH Abrams that Wordsworth’s poetry comes in two different forms one is positive “light… simple [and]… Forthright” and depicts ideas of “Life, love and joy” (Abrams). While the other style is “darkness” and depicts things that are “complex [And] problematic” and leaves you with a feeling of “despair of life” (Abrams). It is my belief that this poem fits the category of the latter. It is dark and presents us with a problem; we are left with a feeling of despair for the world.
Take that, drunk dude! Stanza 1 Summary Get out the microscope, because we’re going through this poem line-by-line. Line 1 'TERENCE, this is stupid stuff: • The first voice we hear in this poem might surprise you a little. He's bold, to the point, and a little crass. He (and we're just assuming it's a he here, since Houseman was a he and we don't have anything else to go on) doesn't refer to "unpleasant objects" or "disagreeable discourse" like a fancy poet might.