Themes, Moods, and Point of View in “The Ugly One” and “A Letter to my Daughter” by Sharon G. Flake Sharon G. Flake is a very interesting author to me. She writes stories that I can very much relate to and makes me want to read more of her stories. She writes stories about teenagers of my background. The two stories that I will be comparing and analyzing are The Ugly One and A Letter to my Daughter. I will be comparing the themes, moods, and point of view in the stories.
A Slight Hysterical Tendency – An Analysis of The Yellow Wallpaper Fiction by standard definition is a body of literary work that is not real, or is imagined. So what do you get when you have a story that is in fact fiction, but is so personal to the author that is could almost be considered autobiographical? You get the fictional story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper.” The story about a woman who is suffering from postpartum psychosis is parallel to the difficulties that Gilman faced in her own life. At a time in history when women were thought to be hysterical and not taken seriously especially in the area of mental health, Gilman bravely brought the topic to the surface in a dark, but truthful manner. Her use of imagery and personification throughout the writing draws the reader into the sick mind of a young mother struggling to find herself again and broaches the issue of feminism.
Many writers have influenced their surroundings and changed beliefs of people. Some have written the history and we are still paying the consequences of it wether what they wrote is true or invented. Women have been portrayed in many different ways throughout history; positive and negative. We learn that by reading various ancient and contemporary texts. If we would have stick to only one writer or source we would have only learn one side of the presented issue and taking into consideration our naive nature some would most likely believe that the author is right.
Her aunt’s unwilling adoption after her mother’s death was the main tragedy that occurred before the first pages of the book. She struggles with the thought that everything she was shown before could turn out horribly. Nhamo began to form a new life that circled around her constantly believing that family members were keeping watch over her. “...She moodily watched the flames die down. A termite mound rose not far from where she was sitting.
My Ántonia by Willa Cather is a novel that is based on the memories of the protagonist, Jim Burden. Many critics have assessed this novel, and they have focused on such literary elements as symbolism, motif, and characterization. Although, the most agreed upon argument is the one that says that the groundwork of every section of the book is based on the personal memories of Willa Cather. It seems that her ideas for characters, settings, and plots all come from her own personal memories. In the introduction, Cather’s description of Jim could easily be a description of herself.
In “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker tradition plays an important role among the family. Mama and Dee have different forms of tradition. For Mama, tradition is based on inherited objects, like when Dee goes through Mama’s room and finds two quilts made by her mother, aunt, and grandmother. The quilts contain small pieces of garments worn by relatives all the way back to the Civil War. The quilts were an important part of the family tradition of quilt making.
Living Through Literature Literature reflects many communities. Most authors get their ideals from their surroundings, which happens to be their community. Toni Cade Bambara’s, “The Lesson,” is a great example of literature and community. As I was reading this great story, it was as if I was standing in front of their apartment building gaining knowledge from Miss Moore. “A Rose for Emily,” by William Faulkner, was an interesting story about an abnormal woman in the community that everyone talked about.
For this week’s assignment I selected The Welcome Table by Alice Walker. I selected the reading from this week’s reading assignment because I felt the story really made me think and reflect on some of the problems of racism we face as a society now, and how things were in the past. The purpose of this paper is to describe and evaluate the meaning of the Welcome Table and to describe while explaining and outlining the story using biographical/historical approach to this piece of literature. I first read the short biography on the author Alice Walker. I learned she faced many hard times growing up in a sharecropper family, I can only imagine what life must have been for her.
Girls recently are found to be trying to get pregnant to get on the show. They girls from the first two seasons, and from “Teen Mom”, are getting famous from being on the show. They are being recognized as role models when they should be recognized for how hard their life was on the show. Teens are starting to glamorize their life and want toe same attention they get. On “16 and Pregnant”, it is hard for those girls to get by in life.
Compare and Contrast Essay English 1010 The Secret Life of an American Teenager The U.S has the highest teen rate in the industrialized world. Research has shown that about 750,000 teen girls get pregnant each year. The teen pregnancy rate has become so high a show was created about it. “The Secret Life of an American Teenager” is the shows’ name. It characterizes teens in high school that are sexually active and having babies.