Bradstreet’s use of metaphor allows her to relate the complex relationships of being a parent to being an author. When the narrator calls her creation her “ ill-formed offspring of [her] feeble brain” she draws parallels between how parents can feel about their children when frustrated (line 1). The narrator refers to her work as a “ rambling brat” to show how difficult it is to accept something she has created (7). The narrator seems to feel this difficulty not only as an author but also as a mother. As a frustrated parent feels the narrator once again uses the metaphor of a child to describe how an author feels when their work does not turn out how they wanted.
‘Nigger, I could get you strung up on a tree so easy, it ain’t even funny.’ This statement is intimidating and suggests that she can get Crook’s hanged as he was rude to her and that she can get him lynched. Steinbeck shows the reader, the racism that existed in 1930’s America and this also shows how dangerous she can be by abusing her power and trying to show control over Crook’s who is the only black person on the ranch Steinbeck presents Curley’s wife to show isolation. ‘I get lonely, ‘I get awful lonely’. This use of repetition stresses the loneliness that she experiences. All she has to talk to is ‘nobody but Curley’.
Later on we see the horrendous outcome of her struggles. Glinda, the beautiful, ditzy dumb blonde, popular, and ambitious girl, who manages to ignore the most important things occurring around her to maintain her perfect life. It’s not till the end that she truly began to show some wisdom. These unlikely friends and college roommates, who struggle with opposing personalities and point of view, enmity over the same love, to the corrupt government of the wizard, and ultimately, Elphaba’s fall from kindness. Another strong theme is the conflict between good and evil.
When a young girl shows concern for her friend, Nancy, Old Man Warner seemed disappointed saying “people aint the way they used to be.” The author uses irony in the story to show the nature of the villagers. Tessie Hutchinson, who serves as the protagonist, shows up to the lottery late mentioning to Mrs. Delecroix that she had “clean forgot what day it was.” It is at this point the tone begins to change. As the drawing begins the reader can tell by the seriousness of the crowd that there’s more to be learned. When it is Mr. Hutchinson that draws the marked slip of paper, Tessie begins to rebel. Ironically, she “wins” the lottery and it is implied that she will be stoned.
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According to the 1705 law, all blacks, mulattoes, and Native Americans, all non-Christian persons brought into the colonies as servants (even should they later convert to Christianity) were considered slaves, (PBS, 2004). The Code Noir (The Black Code) was the legalized law for slavery regarding the Islands of French America. The French law was from the King of France. The French was set up to maintain the discipline of the Roman, Catholic, and Apostolic Faith in the islands (Code Noir). The British Law was enacted by Virginia's House of Burgesses, as a colony all laws were subjected to review by the King of England, the British courts did recognize the status of slaves in the colonies and use common and commercial law concepts to enforce sales contracts or marine policies involving the buying, selling, and shipment of African slaves, (Finkelman, 2012).
My mother and my sister ran directly to my aid. They grabbed me and seated me on a chair. One thing remember was my sister giving me water and telling me to drink it. She called poison control and the new was bad. If I didn’t go to the hospital within the next twenty minutes I could’ve died.
. till the whole nation resembles the Portuguese and Moviscoes in complexion of skin and baseness of mind’. These passages capture the combination of the anxieties posed by class, gender, and race for upper-class males in the 18th century. Long also believed that blacks were a separate species.
A Lesson in Mastering Loss Elizabeth Bishop’s poem “One Art” is about loss. In it she mentions many of the small losses in life that we may experience but she is clearly talking about losing a love. Who she is speaking to in this poem is unclear but there is evidence to show that she and she alone is her own audience for this poem. She expresses denial, anger, blame, regret, humor and in the end she exclaims “Write it!”, which looks to be directed from the speaker to herself, either way it can be construed as acceptance. In the poem she goes through increasingly bigger losses that she quickly dismisses in a sarcastic manner until she reaches the loss of her lover.
What do we learn about the great aunt in the story, “Secrets” In the story “Secrets” by Bernard MacLaverty, the author conveyed loss and suffering as the theme of the story because the great aunt passed away. “Secrets” conveys how life can change so suddenly, from happiness to loss and suffering. The story is written in a form of a flashback, and as it continues, it introduces the Aunt and the boy. At the beginning of the story, the author introduces the dying aunt and her nephew who she seems distant from. The reader discovers that the boy and the aunt were not always distant, but they used to share a very close bond.