“The Diary of Anne Frank” essay The major concerns that can be explored in “The Diary of Anne Frank” are: lack of privacy, restricted freedom and suffer of adaption. Additionally, “The Diary of Anne Frank” demonstrates the difficulties of growing up, made harder in circumstances of war. Ultimately, despite of all the challenges Anne faced she lived in hope which gave her strength to get over her fear and loss of freedom during the Nazi invasion. Essentially, the lack of privacy, limitation of freedom and the theme of adaption are considered as the main issues found in “The Diary of Anne Frank.” “Quack, quack, quack says the Mistress Chatterback” is a directed statement to Peter. This can be explained by the use of repetition of “Quack, quack, quack” that Peter is as irritating as a duck.
This informal form of education places constraints upon Jane, as the authority of her aunt and cousins restricts her. Jane is indoctrinated, and is made to feel inferior to the Reed’s. An example of the verbal abuse Jane receives is when John Reed calls her the derogatory name “Rat!” She is extremely class conscious and is constantly reminded of her dependency, this indoctrination makes Jane know her place and her rights. Bronte uses this informal education that Jane endures to convey the harsh treatment that Jane goes through mentally and physically. Jane suffers social exclusion at Gateshead, and is ostracized by the Reed family; this segregation contributes in educating her to become a passive character, as she
Austen tells us that Mr Bennet was “a mixture of quick parts, sarcastic, humour, reserve and caprice”, where Mrs Bennet is “a woman of mean understanding, little information, and uncertain temper”. This obvious mismatch is clearly presented throughout the first two chapters of Pride and Prejudice. The first conversation between the two begins with Mrs Bennet speaking of the new owner of Netherfield Park and Mr Bennet subsequently either giving his one syllable answer or none at all, this shows his disinterest not only in the conversation topic but in whatever it is his wife has to say. It is proven when Mr Bennet says ‘you want to tell me, and I have no objection to hearing it’ that he would rather not have to listen to her but he will tolerate it if he has no choice in the matter. Throughout the first chapter, Mr Bennet toys with his wife by feigning and then dropping interest on the subject of Netherfields owner, when in fact later we realise he has known of Mr Bingley all along.
Miss Bingley quickly determines Elizabeth’s character simply based on her actions of that single morning. Austen uses this to showcase the way the characters in the novel value only what they consider to be socially appropriate. The manners of Mrs. Bennet and Lydia Bennet immediately intrigue Miss Bingley, as she notices how they lack the modesty she expects out of people. Miss Bingley expects all women to “possess a certain something in her air and manner of walking, the tone of her voice, her address and expressions”(p.39), and Austen uses these chances
“Though restrained by social convention, the passions of the female characters in Jane Eyre emerge with great force.” Discuss Brontës presentation of female characters in Jane Eyre. “Restrained by social convention”, orphaned Jane begins in exile at Gateshead hall. Brontë describes her as a ‘rock standing alone in a sea of billow and spray’, suggesting the extent of her isolation due to the cruel treatment (the billow and spray) from her Aunt Reed and cousins. In the Victorian era, orphaned children were regarded as classless; the “abandoned child” was society’s scapegoat, as a person without a past, without connections, without status. Furthermore, orphans were also often treated with disdain and distrust, due to their reputation as “criminally prone” individuals, and were frequent targets of classic “Victorian contradictions”, that characterized the social conventions of Victorian society.
When John Reed finds her and hurls a book at her head, she is forced to go to the "red-room." Jane is immediately blamed without having a chance to give her account of the incident. Jane's straightforwardness and honesty when relating with others is fundamental to her character; but it is not until Mrs. Reed accuses Jane of having "a tendency to deceit" (65), in the presence of Mr. Brocklehurst, that we see this attribute of her character surface. Before this time, Jane has been able to suppress her anger and emotions regarding the Reed family quite successfully. In this scene, however, we seen Jane's hatred toward Mrs. Reed begin to fester and build up inside her until she erupts with emotion and all her pent-up feelings are released -- "Speak
Jane goes against many traditional female archetypes by developing great psychological, intellectual and moral behaviour that is not typical of a woman growing up during these times. Charlotte Bronte exhibits her understanding of the situations and hardships that everyday women as well as Jane, had to face living in the Victorian oppressive society. In the introductory setting of the novel, Jane Eyre resides in Gateshead; an estate now owned by her aunt and inhabited by Jane, and her spoiled cousins. It becomes clear within the first few pages of the book that she is residing in an incredibly hostile environment. Jane goes into great detail to describe her unfulfilled and discriminated life living with her relatives, and one altercation of many, is highlighted to great significance in the story.
Charlotte Bronte, nineteenth century English novelist, is known for her intensity of vision and feelings. “Her strength as a novelist lies in her ability to portray in moving detail the inner struggles of women who are endowed with a powerful capacity for feeling, yet whose social circumstances deny them the opportunity for intellectual or emotional fulfillment.” (Rosengarten, 33) This strength is strongly portrayed in one of her greatest novels, Jane Eyre: An Autobiography. In this novel, Jane Eyre progresses from a barely tolerated child, through a stage of figuring out who she is, to becoming a mature, independent women. Jane first appears as an unhappy and unloved child, living in the Reeds’ Gateshead with cruel relatives. “Jane’s unhappiness stems from a disjunction between how she appears to herself, as a sensitive worthwhile human being, and how she appears to those around her, as a mopey, anti-social girl.” (Bodenheimer, 5) She lacks the ability to fit in with her surroundings.
"It is a terrible thing to break up a family," Ruthie offers as an explanation for their flight from civilization; her statement is as well Robinson's articulation of her deviation from the myth of the unencumbered American hero. Her female hero is extremely much entangled with history, ancestry, the inheritances of family and race; she is an individual standing, not alone, but together, with an aunt who is also mother and sister, and with whom she affirms the bonds of family. Critical Analysis Housekeeping is a complex, often amorphous novel about appearance and reality, mutability, and memory and the past. It lends itself to--and has yielded--a variety of critical explications, ranging from Thomas Foster's reading of it as a representation of Julia Kristeva's theory of women's time, to Elizabeth Meese's reconstruction of the novel as Robinson's attempt to explore the creation of an individual
Lilly Gately Ms. Richter English 110 3 October 2012 Overcoming Society In the essay, “On Being a Cripple”, the author, Nancy Mairs, discusses her experiences being crippled as well as her struggle to overcome her personal fears and the pressures from society that come with her disease. She uses many literary devices such as descriptive language, imagery, and strategic paragraph structure in order to further develop her essay. Mairs faces the limited physical and mental ability that comes with having MS, yet she overcomes society’s view of a “cripple” by defining herself before society defines her. To begin the essay, Mairs uses descriptive language to discuss her reasoning behind choosing the word “cripple” to define herself. She boldly states, “I am a cripple.