Each of the composers of these texts effectively use distinctive voices to present their ideas and allow us to think about significant issues in the world. The Female Voice and Detective Genre Start each paragraph with a topic sentence. Why has Day chosen the detective fiction genre? How is the female voice used in the novel? How are the features of the detective genre’s distinctive voice challenged?
Aunt Fay writes to her niece Alice in the hope of teaching her about Austen and her writing and what better way to do that than by direct reference to Austen’s most successful text, Pride and Prejudice? Weldon in turn helps the actual reader understand Pride and Prejudice by commenting on the characters’ behaviour and the plot by giving her personal opinion, as well as identifying typical language features and explaining why Austen is valued today. She expresses empathy for Mrs Bennet which encourages the reader to reconsider their own opinion Her use of first person language tells the reader that they are reading a biased opinion, but also helps the reader trust Weldon as she is speaking
The Awakening is an excellent example of a novel that advocates change in both social and political traditions. Edna, the main character, exhibited change by choosing not to conform to society or the expectations at the time. Chopin chooses to carefully modify more so the societal conditions rather than the political traditions through Edna. Her attitudes and daily routine tasks start to transform into a more carefree manner as the story unfolds. Chopin implicates several changes in Edna’s life to hint at what Chopin is trying to achieve.
Sylvia Plath was a poet and author who deeply and thoughtfully engaged with the period in which she lived, which was rapidly evolving and developing. This is clear in her poems “Morning Song” and “The Applicant” as well as her novel, The Bell Jar. Plath passionately challenged many social expectations, such as the expectations placed upon females as well as pressures on men – the expectations of “the perfect life”. She also challenged consumerism. Because of the way that she engaged with and challenged the changing reality of her period, her contribution to the literary world is valued most highly.
BRIAR ROSE-JANE YOLEN Yolen has created an ingenious story of great significance in Briar Rose. Aside from the novel itself being a fictional text, the book stresses the intrinsic importance of fairy tales to the responder. The resilience and power of these tales are emphasised as is the significance of true stories form the past. It is through the examination of the allegorical story told by Gemma and the characterisation used by Yolen that the concept of the hero and heroine is explored. 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.
“The Awakening” and double consciousness Kate Chopin’s “The Awakening” is one of the most influential yet controversial literary pieces of its time. It is a staple of American Literature and its breaking down of gender roles along with its unprecedented modernist views make it an essential piece to teach in this class. The journey of self-discovery Edna goes through is one that many college students and young adults can relate to; the search for balance between what society asks of us and our personal desires and dreams. Chopin’s story represents a struggle we can all learn from in some way. The first lesson that students can take from this story is acknowledgment of societal control gender roles placed on people.
The idea of solitude as the consequence of independence is shown many times throughout the story and sums up Edna’s life. This underlying theme is enhanced through imagery, figurative language, and characterization, but do not always provide the same meaning because these devices begin to adapt with Edna. First, the use of imagery in the book
Sexuality is a largely debated topic in recent society; this engages the audience as they are intrigued to see the implications and general representation of sexuality in the novel. Identity, a theme which is probably the most important in the novel engages the audience as they wish to follow the continual progression of the story of Gemma while the main protagonist Becca is able to discover herself. Audiences are engaged by this theme as in recent times it is considered a pivotal thing to know yourself and is often searched for by many people. The audience may take comfort in the reading of another’s journey to find their true identity. Yolen has used themes effectively to engage the, these themes include love, sexuality and
An Analysis of Nonfiction English 125 An Analysis of Nonfiction Literature is defined as nonfiction when the story is based on factual information. Although the piece of literature is true to the author, there are many literary concepts that are used to paint a clear and concise picture for the reader. The author as well as the reader must use their imagination to get the most out of the literature that they read. In Salvation by Langston Hughes and Who Will Light Incense When Mother’s Gone by Andrew Lam, irony, and imagery are used vividly to express their thoughts and relay a message to the reader about what has happened to them in their childhood. Both of these pieces of literature speak to the essence of growing up and not understanding
The author, Kim Edwards is very powerful as an author for she reaches into her characters' minds to reveal to the reader what they are feeling and thinking. She not only describes what the characters are struggling with, but provides dialogue that reveals their feelings. Each character's emotion whether pain or happiness is important to this story because there are several characters who are deeply impacted by the events in this story because their lives are intertwined in different was by the lies that are told. It is necessary that the author expresses their most innermost emotions, because it helps the reader get that much closer to imagining the logic behind each and every character's action as well as different emotions. For example, in this passage we understand that Norah is struggling with the grief of her lost daughter and doesn't want to let go of her memory, "Phoebe she would keep alive in her heart."