In Death of a Discipline, Gayatri Chakravarty Spivak Argues That it is the ‘Right of the Textual to be so Responsible, Responsive, Answerable’. How Does Naguib Mahfouz’s Children of the Alley Reflect on the ‘Right of the Textual’ and the Role of the Writer at Times of Social/ or Political Change? Literature plays a vital role in society, this role ranges from entertainment to formal news. Yet no matter what genre the literature is from the writer will have fed opinion and ideas into the work. This then brings up the question of what the role of the writer is and whether a writer has some form of duty towards society.
Leuce laughed a little, catching herself in time not to encourage the girl's impertinent impersonation of Demeter. If only her mother had also encouraged her to be careful, taught her how to restrain her self, and to always listen to her guardian; then Leuce would have had an easier time looking after the child, and keeping her safe. Persephone wasn't especially hard to look after though, which was the whole reason why Leuce had grown to relish her. She was quite obedient and well mannered enough for a child, but she's a Goddess and Gods don't have it in them to take orders from nymphs; its innate in them, in Demeter, in Hades, even Persephone
A good role model described by Mark Thomas “should be someone hard working, creative, free thinking and moral.” (Thomas). Hermione fulfills all of these through her intense work ethic and avid desire to learn pushing her as well as her fellow classmates’ to question the system such as in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. She stands up for her and her classmates educations to Dolores Umbridge by creating “Dumbledore’s Army”. In today’s society teenagers, and in particular teenage girls, focus too much on their look and the people's opinion of them whereas Hermione says “Books! And cleverness!
Mildew and spiders’ webs grow within, and unpleasant smells manifest themselves within root cellars. From the first glance at the title, the reader instantly gathers that the tone is one of being displeased and somber. The diction unveiled the tone, and the grave detail protruded it. The grave detail throughout the poem displays total disgust for the root cellar which distracts the reader from the hopeful ending.
Bethan is some kind of role model for Lucy, so she doesn’t know what to do. She liked being the grade-A student and she know that it was bad that she was cruel to Penny Jones, but she also wants to be cool just like Bethan is. As soon as the time is up and Lucy’s free, she’s running out to Bethan to be with
The novel has a main focus on poverty and crime. The people that live in the underworld in the novel represent the outcasts of society who lurk inside crumbling ruins, striving to survive. In Dickens's descriptions, the words "neglect" and "decay" insistently reoccur throughout the novel. And it has been the need to survive that has fostered the decay that is so often reflected in the loathsome surroundings. Generally the images described to us about the criminal underworld were all portrayed as very deprived and foul.
Message and Theme Choices in crossroads is the theme of the story. You can be affected by a lot of choices. In this story Lucy have the choice to be a perfect daughter who is one of the smartest at her school and does the things her mother wants her to. But she chooses to be at Bethan’s side instead, which is the complete opposite. Lucy Lucy wants to be like Bethan.
To add to the mystery, when Arthur gets woke up by Spider, there is a noise which Arthur is obviously scared of and when he first wakes up he refers to the silence as ominous and dreadful. Furthermore after this event happens, the weather changes to a much “colder and damp” feeling which shows us that Hill has decided to connect weather with the goings on in the house. Once the noise has started again, Arthur refers to his job as “ghost hunting” which adds the ominous terror of what is in that room. To add to the terror as it was a moonless night, there would be very little for him to see with only his torch. Hill then revisits one of the terrors Arthur has already experienced with ‘The sound of a pony and trap’, by repeating the noise of a pony and trap, in the distance, crashing into the quicksand ahead, and as it was a moonless night, only the sound would be heard and nothing of the pong or the trap would be seen.
In the 1930s, during the Great Depression, young girls wore dresses, helped with the motherly duties, and were very mature because of the many responsibilities they had to take on. In the book To Kill A Mockingbird the character Jean Louise Finch, also known as Scout, did not fit the role of an ordinary girl in the 1930s. She was the total opposite. For example, Scout did not have a mother, she was immature, acted like a tomboy, she fought with other kids, and she judged others before knowing their whole life. Scout did mature throughout the book through standing up for what she knew what was right, becoming a young lady, and not to judge people.