However they were both similar. Ridley and Eggers accomplished the goal of creating meaningful books pertaining to life. Though the two novels were divergent due to the language that was used, the order that the stories were told, and the way that life was viewed, both came together with the purpose of writing and the use of anecdotes to help give the reader insight on the true meaning of
The topic of conventionality contra personal instincts is quite expressive in both works. In Daisy Miller it is performed by the character of Frederick Winterbourne, an American living in Europe, Chopin explores this theme by Edna Pontellier, the main protagonist in The Awakening. Both Edna and Frederick are victims of the world of rules and expectations; they are both affected by their personal needs to escape, to liberate themselves of the bonds that repress them totally. The portrayal of this topic in these two books is different, though. The protagonists’ experience is different, they both face the conventionality, but their urge to express their personality emerges from different circumstances.
For example, "It has become our language of intimacy, a different sort of English that relates to family talk, the language I grew up with" (397). Tan is so used to hearing her mother talk in a "Broken" (398) English, which she does not seem to notice much of a difference between broken English and clear English. She grew up listening to her mother talk this way and has gotten used to it. This way when Tan and her mother talk it is how their family talks, their own special way they communicate to one another. Rodriguez shares this same family quality like Tan and her mother’s language.
In one such works, Vera Cruz’s ‘Sour grapes: symbol of oppression’, presents critical propositions on human repression in the past. It portrays the classical of subjugation in the ancient America. The work, overlooked the confines of the nation, in what came to form the basis of Filipino-American history. It is an unsurpassed milestone. I found that the work presents an opportunity to the world to reflect on the Filipino families and how they were put through unkind of treatment.
“ Identity depends as much on others as on oneself” Our identity is simply what makes us unique and differentiates us from the rest of our society. We each possess individual qualities that define ourselves from the categories of race, culture, class and religion. Although to conserve these qualities is almost impossible as we are influenced by the people around us, this concept can be highlighted in the texts of Shakespeare's ‘Othello’ , ‘The Tattooist’ by Anne Vick and the movie ‘Stand By Me’ by Rob Reiner. Each of these texts exhibit the same motif of change and confirm that the people around us sway our individual identity. Shakespeare’s Othello is a perfect example of identity development.
In a time where religious choice was not an option, and laws were strict, the New World could not have been discovered at a better time for Europeans. After the few established colonies began to settle into their new and unfamiliar territories in America, tensions between the native people and the new colonists began to erupt. Quarrels, uprisings, and bloody battles spread across the colonies like fire. A little later on, the same battles were going on between African slaves and their rights for emancipation. Such tensions and violence encouraged colonists and people in general to question who they were and who they wanted to be in this new world.
The novel is not a tragedy that becomes an ultimate happy ending. What it does present however, is a character set that is constantly challenged and reformed because of another's suicide. The novel allows readers an opportunity to draw personal connections to the text by causing them to consider how their own family may deal with challenges and losses. Readers are prodded to look at the relationships within their own families and how they possibly could be affected if presented with the same
Monique Velez Dr. LoVerde Paper # 3 English 1-A WC 725 The Apprentices, The Prisoner: The Self-Education of Benjamin Franklin and Malcolm X The two great writers known as Benjamin Franklin and Malcolm X are two great articulate speakers and writer. Their talents should be recognized for inspiration. Their stories are unique, however similar in many ways. Both men came from poverty and had to face their challenges that they faced in life. Their desire to educate themselves through their own unique learning styles.
One of the greatest questions that has been posed about human beings is whether we are the way we are because of the traits with which we were born or the social and environmental factors to which we are exposed through our life experiences. This is a recurring theme in literature about identity and the most common answer suggested in texts such as the poetry of Bruce Dawe, the film Rabbit Proof Fence, directed by Phillip Noyce and the article Veils and Vegemite by Randa Abdel-Fattah is that the two inevitably work together to forge our identities. The way, in which our natural personalities are tempered by elements such as family, the culture from which we originate as well as factors such as the materialistic society in which we live will be explored as they are discussed in the three above named texts. Dawes agreement with the fact that a person’s natural personality is quickly affected often negatively, by the social conditioning that is provided by society, is clearly demonstrate in his poem Enter... The title of the poem immediately launches these ideas by suggesting that the child enters the world in an unconventional manner, without acknowledging the