The Question I was exploring was “How has the writer used symbolism to represent what she actually describes in her story?” This question was difficult to answer because symbolism is not extensively applied in the story. My understanding of the work that am writing about changed in the context of the true meaning that the author sought to illustrate in her writing. I understood that the author used symbols in the context of culture to make the reader understand the cultural setting of the story. The hardest part in my writing process was to determine the type of symbols used in the story. The essay strength is its ability to review one of the difficult techniques that Alice Walker has used to narrate the story.
The idea of how to use the quilt in Mrs. Johnson’s family in Georgia in the early 1970s describes the whole picture of historical and cultural conflicts in the African-American community at that time. The major characters in "Everyday Use" are Mrs. Johnson and her two daughters, Maggie and Dee (who later changed her name to Wangero). Mrs. Johnson is a muscular African American woman with a second grade education. Maggie has a poor-image with many scars on her body, while her sister Dee is very educated, confident, and good-looking. In the beginning of the story, Dee comes to her mother's home with a much different appearance as an educated urban girl while her family members are as the backward sharecroppers at a remote village.
The message may be in various forms, it can be the author’s perception about the world, reflection of socio-cultural conditions, or about some values that they believe in. Based on its form literary work is divided into three genres they are poetry, prose, and drama. They appear in different time. Poetry first comes far before people know how to read and write. People have already read it, listened to it, or recited it because it gave them enjoyment (Perrine, 1977:3); the second genre is prose, in which is an inclusive term for all discourse, spoken or written, which is not patterned into the lines and rhythms either of metric verse (Klarer, 1999:9); the last genre is drama, in which is the form of composition designed for performance in the theatre, in which
V.B.” about her mother Vivian Baxter, who was one of the first black females to join the merchant marines. It also contains an untitled poem about the similarities between all people, despite their racial and cultural differences. In this reflection, I will talk about certain chapters in the book that relate to my life either professionally or personally. New Directions This chapter talks about a woman named Mrs. Annie Johnson. She found herself a single mother with not much education and two young sons to care for and raise.
Dale Disney Professor Pucciarelli English Composition: Section 64 21 September 2011 FICTION OR DESCRIPTION There are various techniques to write and share stories. Which technique is best to use seems to be subjective. In both Joan Didion’s essay “On Keeping a Notebook” and Patricia Hampl’s essay “The Dark Art of Description” illustrates this fact clearly. While Joan Didion uses rhetorical questions, personal anecdotes, and imaginary facts to record her life experiences, Patricia Hampl uses imagery and vignettes in her writings, but based on the fact that Patricia Hampl uses less falsehoods in her stories, her style of writing is more appealing to the reader. Joan Didion uses rhetorical questions in her notebook to engage readers into the story of her notebook writings.
This story interested me clearly because of the elements mentioned above. The narrator’s point of view pulled me in with details of the setting, which made me feel as if though I was part of many moments. And, the descriptions of Phoenix the main character, had me seeing and feeling what she was seeing and feeling. Having a clear understanding of what literary elements affect a story will help you as reader connect with the story. Point of view The point of view refers to who tells the story—how the action is presented to the reader.
Throughout the novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin we get a glance at life before our time. Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, believed that women played special roles in society as mothers, wives, and especially as Christian influences on the men and children surrounding them. In her view, as portrayed in the novel, feminine morality and maternal sentiment are crucial in the abolitionist cause. The women in Uncle Tom’s Cabin are very powerful, whether they are changing their own lives, or the lives of those around them. The morality of women, and the sympathy of mothers for other mothers, such as slave mothers, is essential to Stowe’s anti-slavery approach.
Figurative language is a part of everyday life and reading and analyzing it in a novel helps the reader throughout their daily lives as well as through a novel. In The Great Gatsby, the use of figurative language is excessive. Metaphors, similes, personification, hyperbole, irony and imagery are found
The support from literature is the image of different communities and cultures. As a reader, we can have an open-minded to the reading of the story. We also learn about other ways of life and how it can reflects with our own life, our history, and situations. If the story we read is an imaginary tale, invented story, novel or even the truth, the method of literature has a way of getting our attention and helps us show the impact that our feelings have about that certain story. Literature replicates the community by the occurrence of different culture, attitude, setting, and belief.
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary 2012 defines role as a function or part performed especially in a particular operation or process (Merriam Webster, 2012). Resistance may be defined as the refusal to accept or comply with something; the attempt to prevent something by action or argument (Merriam-Webster, 2012) and enslavement means the state of being a slave. Essentially, this essay will look at the function or part women played in trying to prevent or their refusal to accept their state of being slaves. Enslaved women went to great extents to secure their freedom. They contributed to the liberation of their families and the wider enslaved community.