English 'Persuasive Writing' By Eva Kiss Literature is meant to provide a perspective on life. The ability to view writing through different perspectives allows a deeper understanding of the text, as well as a wider knowledge about the world around us. William Shakespeare's Henry IV:Part One is one of his many historical plays, arguably intended to divulge to the Tudor England audience a different viewpoint of the Royal family to contemplate the rule of King Henry IV. The text opens up the issues of duty, the question of honour, the 'right' approach towards leadership and the value of life which, considering the Elizabethan period in which it was written, delves into the many concerns of the responders of the time, as well as remaining
Beatrice is the one that starts this one. “I wonder that you will still be talking Signior Benedick nobody marks you.” This shows us that Beatrice wants to talk to him but she does it insulting him. Benedick responds really quickly “What my dear Lady Disdain! Are you yet living?” Here Benedick is saying that Beatrice feels that she is inferior to everyone and she can say anything because she is inferior. In Act II where there is a party in Leonatos house Beatrice talks to a masked man and tell awful things about Benedick to him.
To a certain extent the views in source 3 support the views in source 1. Source 3 presents the views that black people aren’t as well educated as white people, so its better they don’t have to vote. Source 1 supports this view by even when there on a train they don’t have any rights they just get treated badly having no privileges. It does however contradict source 3 by relating to the fact that coloured people are not trusted in society and white people presume that their decisions will be incorrect. Both Sources 1 & 3 support the view of white people in the process of thinking in a racist way, for example they do not believe that they should have a right to vote and also they are not given the same privileges as white people.
The motivation for passing as white woman in Clare's life does not mean that she feels that being African American is below being white, but she feels that passing allows her to escapes the struggles that most African American's faced at the time and she will further be able to endure greater economic and social opportunities. The way Irene only "passes" as a white woman when she feels is necessary shows that passing to her means that the color of her skin is something she can use to her advantage and doesn't fully respect her race. Though she is married to a successful African American man, she still feels that her high status in the black society is not enough as times. Through Irene's character, Larsen shows readers that passing as a different race can severely shred the dignity of a person. Irene is generally proud of being African American but when she passes as a white woman on occasion, you can tell that she loses some of her dignity since she feels as if she is sinking down to Clare's level.
#1 Hamlet portrays how society would perceive a submissive woman in the Elizabethan era. This shows the deception, naivety and sly behaviour women were thought to have. “I have heard of your paintings too, well enough. God hath given you one face, and you make yourself another; you jig, you amble, and you lisp and nickname god’s creatures, make your wantonness your ignorance” (III.i. 143-137) This quote reflects the argument because it is evident that men in the Elizabethan era had a patriarchal attitude which caused them to treat women with no respect.
“Even if people wanted interracially, I think they’d keep is kind of quiet” explained a minister on campus at Ole Miss. People that believed in racism warned that racial equality would lead to the “mongrelization” of America. I believe that whatever makes someone happy is what they should go with. You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover before ever meeting them. Just because a person is either black or white doesn’t mean that either is bad it just means that their different and only by a bit of difference.
This absence of people of color sort of implies that the stories of minorities are not important.”(Bodnick) The stigma, whether it was created directly or indirectly,created by the lack of/negative portrayals of minorities in the media has created a very toxic environment for minorities. Not being portrayed in a positive light and/or not being represented has formed a world full of stereotypes and prejudice that haunt minorities to no end. Some as miniscule as bullying, to as serious as death. “Stereotypical representations of minorities perpetuate cultural ideas that encourage racism and sexism. They influence attitudes and reinforce gender and racial segregation still present in society, no matter if messages you might receive tell you otherwise.
If African Americans were truly mediocre and a threat to a happy life, then why would Dolphus go off and live with them? This question will eventually come up in Scout’s analysis of Mr. Raymond’s situation and possibly force her image of black people to become less intimidating and more acquainted with them. Aunt Alexandra’s recurrent stereotypes about Maycomb people also are opposing to Mr. Raymond’s life. He came from ancestors who lived with Maycomb tradition consistently. As far as we know, the Raymond’s do not have a drinking “streak” or a living with African-American people “streak”.
Bennet and others also leave out females in their conclusions. Burstein has suggested that because "blacks are relatively few, they could be absorbed into positions formerly closed" without radically changing the social system and culture of law enforcement. Sexual equality would be "much more difficult to achieve than racial equality" due to amount of
Shakespeare subverts gender roles like this throughout the play, such as when Lady Macbeth decides her husband is unable to commit the atrocities to sit on the throne and taunts him, insinuating things about his manhood and claiming he has "th' milk of human kindness" (Act 1, 5.15) implying that he isn't strong enough to kill King Duncan. There is also a moment during a soliloquy where she wishes she could unsex herself so she could do the job without an inkling of guilt. (Act 1.5.38-41). This goading, as Lady Macbeth is aware, became a powerful tool in emasculinating her husband and forcing his hand to prove that he is in fact up to the task. This is the first time we see where the power lies, and this dynamic proves that it resides with Lady Macbeth; she's the one that's controlling things, despite the times.