It helps to understand where he first fits in the story, “Within the last few months it became increasingly plain to me that Sir Charles’s nervous system was strained to the breaking point. He had taken this legend which I have read you exceedingly to heart--so much so that, although he would walk the grounds, nothing would induce him to go out upon the moor at night. Pg. 23 This statement is important to the story because it adds that believable element to his story. He was so terrified he never would’ve ventured near, which makes the ”official” story harder to swallow, and therefore the mystery more intriguing.
Horace Slughorn was very important to Dumbledore. Harry Potter was the chosen one, he survived the attack because his mother sacrificed for him and Harry was marked as Voldemort equal. Harry Potter was only who could kill Voldemort: The Chosen One. In front of Harry Potter was placed the most difficult task, he heard the prophecy and he could be death because of it. The setting of the novel was Hogwarts the magical school, typically British, a place that everyone wanted to educate.
Ricky choses the hardest books imaginable. He believes in reading up on what others have to say about a difficult book, and then making up his own mind about it. He says that part of the reason he feels this way is because of his teacher, Mr. Buxton, who taught him Shakespeare in 10th grade. Ricky shares how Mr. Buxton met him one night to go over the text line by line, but he didn’t share the conclusion with Moody, he left that for him to figure out on his own. Reading Umberto Eco’s “Role of the Reader” in college, Ricky states that, “The reader completes the text, that the text is never finished until it meets this voracious and engaged reader.” Although there are critics who believe there is a right and a wrong way to ready books, Moody says, “I believe there is not now and never will be an authority who can tell me how to interpret, how to read, how to find the pearl of literary meaning in all cases.” Part 2.
The essay, “Cultural Baggage” by Barbara Ehrenreich believed that you don’t have to be the religion or culture you were brought up with. She believed that you are your own culture, and you’re allowed to be who you want to be. She believed that she was a part of the “nothing” culture, which meant she didn’t follow any of the cultural acts that her family would. She believed that she could do what she wanted, believe in what she wanted to, even though it was unlike her culture. I think she hit the nail right on the head with what she said in this essay.
Brandon Arnold Professor Randall Writing About Literature 1102 30 November 2008 Sharon Olds: “Rite of Passage” The poem “Rite of Passage” is a poet’s account of the simple nature of man and his need to feel powerful. Sharon Olds uses a first narrative voice to describe the atmosphere of her son’s birthday, while incorporating subtle hints of what she expects will be many more battles in the young man’s life. The relationship of these battles is connected through the needs of men to engage each other and the world of meaningless and deadly wars. In the opening passage, Olds sets the scene by simply describing the setting of the poem. She refers to all that are attending as “guests” (line 1) insinuating that the young children are coming in on their own accord.
For example when she says ‘None my Lord’ at her wedding to Claudio it shows how she is being respectful and conforming to societies expectations. She calls him ‘Lord’ which shows how he has a higher rank than she and so she must be polite even when he is being rude and aggressive.. Throughout the play Leonato objectifies his daughter such as when he agrees to let Claudio marry her without asking her permission or opinion first. He says to Hero ‘If the prince do solicit you in that kind, you know your answer’. This shows how he is telling her what to do and she is conforming to it as she knows her place and is aware that she must do what her father wishes.
“Everything that a person could wish”, “Poverty is unknown”, “No beggars” are qualities of the United States that John Down uses to persuade his wife to “cross the Atlantic” and join him in America. Downe, an immigrant from England, traveled across the Atlantic to earn money for his wife and children who “cry for victuals.” To persuade them to join him Downe appealed to their logic, ethics, and emotions. Interestingly, midway through the letter his tone strategically changed. Understatement and hyperbole were also included to make his appeal more convincing. “Dear Sukey”, John Downe’s wife and “all the little ones”, his children, were struggling in England because of the lack of food.
In Jane Austen’s Emma, Austen expresses the importance of not judging others based on class, their employment, or events of the past. This belief of Austen’s, is shown throughout the novel: from the opening when Emma discourages Harriet to marry the wonderful Mr. Martin, based on his employment, to insulting the kindly Miss Bates because of her tendency to speak dully. Ironically, Emma judges others so harshly, when she does not heed nor take criticism aimed at her lightly. Austen employs motifs to further show this tendency to judge others in the form of reoccurring insight to the judgmental mind of Emma. This parody, set in the early nineteenth century, shows the constraints of culture in England, and the tendency to judge others, but not one’s self.
It has been stated that Nora Helmer of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House is an ignorant, manipulative, and selfish woman who cares only about spending money and having “stacks and stacks” of it (Ibsen, 798). One can argue though, that Nora is a victim of the time in which she lived, and not simply an insensitive being. It was expected of women from Nora’s time and wealth to live with their fathers until they were married and moved in with their husbands, so it is only natural that Nora would have been shielded from important monetary decisions throughout her life. Women of the 1800’s were expected to marry, be housewives and mothers with the aid of servants, and do little else with their life, and many societies would chastise any woman who tried to stray from this ideal. Ibsen’s A Doll’s House is a modern, well-made play that uses realism to convey the damages done to women and their relationships by these societal expectations of women in the late 1870’s.
Marriage is very important in this play because it makes Kates unconformity very evident. “How you mean that? No mates for you unless you were of a gentler, milder mold.” (Shakespeare 35.) Hortensio speaks this line as Batista rejects their request to court Bianca. Batista claims he must first marry off Katherine as she is the eldest.