Vanessa Greene English 102 Mrs. Kiger 10 December, 2012 Transition from the Old Generation to the New In Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” William Faulkner uses themes and literary devices in “A Rose for Emily” to show the progression of the traditions from the old generation being left behind. The setting, language, storyline all revolve around the idea of the progression of this intangible force, as it leaves the traditions and ways of the older generation behind. The most predominant and obvious theme that can be found is that of time. “A Rose for Emily” is set in the Old South, as its inhabitants are adjusting to post Civil War life. This immediately brings the reader into the atmosphere of change and progression, as an old lifestyle passes and a new more technologically and socially advanced world takes over (Shrader).
Melissa Kaiser Suzanne Turner ENG 252 October 1, 2009 Sense and Non-Sensibility Realism is summarized as a reaction to a romantic idea with emphasis on emotion, instinct, inventiveness, and the belief that all things are good. Someone who is a realist believes in learning through experience. Romanticism can be summarized as emotional, spiritual…a modern day hippie per say. “Editha” by William Dean Howells and “An Occurrence at Owl Creek” by Ambrose Bierce juxtapose a romantic view of war with a realistic view of war. Both short stories romanticize war albeit in two different settings.
Yolen’s decision to write Briar Rose in a fairy tale forum helps provide another viewpoint that can help you comprehend such a gruesome period of history like the Holocaust. “Briar Rose reinscribes memory, and shows us what an important role storytelling can play in the acts of surviving and transcending horror.” (Wells 1) The very last article that I was able to find on the Briar Rose was a short one, but clearly had a positive reaction towards Yolen’s book. It states that Briar Rose regardless of the fact that it is a work of fiction speaks the truth and is brutally honesty. “Despite whatever connections we may or may not have to this dark period in history, there is a part of us that is only able to comprehend the true enormity of such stories when they are hidden in depts of older tales, for these old tales exist in
Before Gemma died, Becca promised her that she will find out the truth about her past, as she claims she is “Briar Rose”. The fairytale explores themes of; brutality, horror, redemption and hope. It is both heartbreaking and heart warming. Readers will be excited to turn each page and be reminded of the holocaust as well as a contemporary
“Foreshadowing” Within the short story “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner there are numerous examples of foreshadowing used which hints to the reader what the outcome of the story will be. Throughout the story William Faulkner uses obvious and subtle hints, such as the overpowering odor coming from Miss Griersons home and her attitude when purchasing the rat poison. These are a few examples of foreshadowing used by William Faulkner which lead to the climax of the story with the discovery of Homer Baron’s corpse. William Faulkner’s use of foreshadowing toward Miss. Grieson attitude while purchasing the deadly rat poison “Arsenic” indicates that she might be trying to kill herself.
Art tends to links human beings to each other, which gives us the ability to share other peoples perceptions, emotions, and experiences. In Easy A, the historical figure of the Scarlet Letter is tied together with Olive's actions. She decides to wear an A on her chest to make a social statement. Olive expresses herself in a creative way, having the attitude that if she's going to get called a slut, she might as well act/become the part, even if that's not really what she is. Relating back to Nathaniel Hawthorne's literature with the movie, it makes it clear that a person's self-dignity can very much be influenced by their own community and the impact of a society's codes and values upon its members create a life style that is “expected” by the public.
Yolen has enabled her readers to understand the value of the past for the present and to witness both the true horrors as well as the acts of courage in her novel Briar Rose. A fairy tale may seem a work of fiction, but it can contain truths of horrific events. This can be seen in the way that Yolen uses the character
Funder’s ‘horror-romance’ journey overtly conveys the message that whilst ‘things have been put behind glass, they are not yet over’. Through creative (personal) narrative and witty, conversational interviews, she demonstrates that it is not only necessary but vital to remember and acknowledge the past in order to move on. She indicates the positive impact that remembering can have in preventing certain historical events from reoccurring in the future, and explores how forgetting restricts victims to a psychologically traumatic and stained future. In addition, remembering provides for a cathartic outlet and a degree of closure from which platform victims are then able to move on. Funder proves how vital the past is and why it should be remembered rather than forgotten.
Innocence is in us all By Sharat Ramamani What is innocence? Is it good? Is it something we retain our whole life? Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, is story that shows how the diminishing of innocence can positively affect a character in the end. This is done through Lee’s use of character development to show how Jean Louise “Scout” Finch, Jeremy Atticus “Jem” Finch and Boo Radley’s experiences have stolen away their innocence but changed their characters for the better.
Key points on Rebecca L. Walkowitz Rebecca L. Walkwoitz starts her article by giving us Coetzee’s “Diary of a Bad Year” as an example of what she calls Comparison Literature. Coetzee’s novel meets the criteria of comparison literature due to its circulation and production formally, typographically and thematically. Rebecca goes on to state clearly the difference between the field of national literature in which the scholars share the locus of production, and the field of comparative literature in which scholars share a structure of analysis. In Rebecca’s point of view, two requirements are necessary for comparison literature: First, new geographic lines are to be drawn for the literary works. Second, preserving the study within the historical context including the different editions and translations.