The dark brown and blackened background is subordinated by the warm golden glow of the kerosene lamp that is shared by the two weary women. The asymmetrical balance is created by the horizontal alternating patches of light and dark colors shared evenly on both sides of the blue glass kerosene lamp. The weight distributed throughout the composition is balanced by the highlights and shadows of the subjects with the lamp as the fulcrum. The lamp seems to divide the two subjects showing the young girl on the right and her future as an aging seamstress on the left. The artist chose to use cardboard because of the matte effect it had with the resulting art work.
She is very slim and frail looking. Her arms are thin with the far one either in shadow or possibly covered by a brown shawl. Picasso has only depicted one breast clearly, which has an erect nipple making her look cold. The other breast is merely hinted at by the use of shading and highlighting on her dress. The effect of this painting is to create a sombre mood, showing a girl who looks quite poor.
However, her coworker, the woman on the left, holds a green bottle, presumably some sort of alcohol that she drinks to cope with the hardships of her life. Both her rigid appearance and the yawn on her face evoke a weary feeling in the viewer, and give the perception that she is frustrated with the confines of her job. When one first glances at the painting, the fuzzy appearance, and the dejected appearance of the woman are the most distinct aspects of the painting. Degas’ use of body positioning gives both of the women the look of a machine; while one strains down on the iron, the other yawns in exhaustion. The up and down postures of the two women present the viewer with the image of some sort of piston, a hard-working, efficient machine.
Laming Report (2003) Victoria Climbie Details: In 2000 in London, an eight-year-old girl Victoria Adjo Climbié was tortured and murdered by her guardians. Her death led to a public inquiry and produced major changes in child protection policies in the United Kingdom. Victoria Climbie was born in November 1991 in the Ivory Coast. She died in February 2000 in London aged eight. To escape the poverty of Africa, her parents entrusted her to her great aunt who brought her to Europe.
Female Feeling in Emily Dickinson’s Poem under the Theme of Death --Because I could not stop for death Because I could not stop for death written by Emily Dickinson is regarded as a masterpiece of Death in public. This poem described Death as a lovely and even a respectable image in a euphemistic way instead of as a terror and trembling impression as usual. Also it shows everyone a different view of death in Emily’s mind. What’s more, under general image, there also exist a more tactful but vague personal female feelings. I would like to analyze the poem from a point of view as a female.
Alias Grace Based on a notorious double murder in Canada in the1840's, the novel Alias Grace tells the story of a pretty 16 year-old servant girl who conspired with a ranch hand to kill their employer and his mistress and escape with their belongings. They were captured in several days, and later, in a much-publicized trial, found guilty of premeditated murder. The young man, James McDermott, was sentenced to death, and the girl, Grace Marks, narrowly escaped it. Alias Grace begins after the murderess has served 8 years in prison. The death of Nancy Montgomery, Kinnear's housekeeper and mistress, has been disregarded as both villains had already been sentenced to death.
The Execution of Lady Jane Grey was painted by Delaroche in 1833 almost 300 years after the execution, depicting the moment of the once Queen of England preparing for her death. Finding of the Saviour in the Temple painted by Holman William Hunt in 1854 is a scene cleverly created with vast amounts of symbolism behind his work. Lady of Shallot by John William Waterhouse painted in 1888 was inspired by a poem by Tennyson about a woman forbidden to look at the world directly. The true tragedy of Jane Grey, who was the great-granddaughter of Henry VII, is that her death was through no fault of her own, but of the unfortunate fact of her heritage and of her Protestant Christian religion. The figure of Lady Jane Grey was resurrected in the Victorian era as a Protestant martyr, the innocent girl slaughtered by an overzealous Catholic monarch.
The first victim was Marie Antoinette. She had been imprisoned with her children after she was separated from Louis. First they took her son Louis Charles from her. He disappeared under suspicious circumstances. Then she led off a parade of noticeable and not-so-noticeable citizens to their deaths.
He sets up to have everybody accused of a murder meet at Indian Island for either a job or visiting old friends. When they arrived at Indian Island Justice Wargrave killed them one by one along with the “10 Little Indian Boys” poem. Vera Claythorne is a young lady who used to be a nanny for her boyfriend Hugo’s nephew, Cyril Hamilton. Vera was in love with Hugo and she was middle class. She also used to be a teacher.
Still, Antoinette's mother repeatedly expresses a desperate wish to leave Jamaica. She is acutely aware of the fact that the freed blacks still harbor immense hatred toward the white aristocracy that enslaved them. Mr. Mason, however, fails to realize how dire the situation has become. One night, a mob sets the house on fire, and the family is forced to flee forever. Antoinette wakes up several weeks later at the home of her Aunt Cora in Spanish Town.