This epistolary novel, being written in first person, has given the readers a deeper understanding and emotion into inner personal changes, as well as changes in relationships and changes in religion. This illustrates that change is found in every aspect of life; whether that involves an individual, a group of people, or nothing to do with people but the environment they live in. Alice Walker introduces change of personal and inner alterations within her novel “The Color Purple”. Among the pages 183 and 184, Celie improves her attitude towards life significantly as she writes letters to her dearly loved sister, Nettie. As she writes to her, she explains how happy she is with her life at that point in time.
The purpose of the essay “I Want a Wife,” is to describe the many stereotypes women can be classified as in our everyday world. One literary element being used in the essay that I have identified would be the use of the writers plot creation. The writer did significant work using her own experiences and imaginary situation in order to engage the reader. She used Humor in order to demonstrate her hypothetical point of view. It is my opinion the writer used this element well, as it grabbed my attention and made it a fun and interesting reading.
An easy-to-read collection of short essays meant to uplift and inspire soccer moms everywhere, this addition to the Don't Sweat the Small Stuff series offers nothing more nor less than its predecessors. Carlson (whose husband, Richard, wrote the original book) joined him in writing Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love. This time, she relates many first-person stories from her own life and those of her friends in a just-between-us-girls tone that's based in part on gender stereotypes (e.g., "our gift of female intuition"; "our sensitive natures"). Her chatty pep talks cover such topics as comparing oneself to media images, overextending oneself, preventing and coping with stress and learning to say "no." Carlson advises women to appreciate their children's "fleeting" childhoods, to speak and listen from a place of love, to swallow angry words and gossip, to take time for themselves, to nurture friendships with other women and to keep tabs on their financial position and marketability in case they lose their spouse through death or divorce.
With the different characters in the story, the meaning of their names gave color and attractions to the story itself and to the readers. Each character involvement gave impact to the flow from the beginning to end. The research aims to identify the meaning of the names of selected main characters in the two books. By knowing the meaning of the characters names, the readers would be able to decipher how it affects their corresponding characteristics. How the characters move to make the whole story in the two given books were also stated and sufficient examples and proofs were given.
Amy Tan’s novel, The Joy Luck Club uses much characterization. Each character is portrayed in different yet similar ways. When she was raised, she would do whatever she could to please other people. She even “gave up her life for her parents promise” (49), I the story The Red Candle we get to see how Tan portrays Lindo Jong and how she is brought to life. Tan likes to show Lindo through indirect characterization.
Not only is this pull common with women, so is the desire to be loved by someone else. I think Rajaa taps into this universal desire very beautifully and honestly, especially through all the pitfalls of love the girls face. Her honesty causes the book to be unlike Hollywood movies and other novels about romance. In reality, love is not always sunshine and roses, and Rajaa expresses that through her characters causing a lot of sorrowful scenes within the book. I really enjoyed Rajaa’s way of being able to educate her audience on life and society in Saudi Arabia (even when it comes to simple things such as pop culture and fashion) without it interrupting the story.
In the novel « Persuasion », Jane Austen employed throughout her book this motif as an important element for the story. Indeed, when characters go for walks in the novel, it often signals a period of character development. The fact of walking involves talking to each other, criticizing and reacting to the surroundings of the characters. Therefore, it allows to the reader a better understanding of every character through their point of view . But this motif is mostly important for the progression of Anne and Captain Wentworth’s relationship through the story.
In “Everyday Use” and “The Story of an Hour” the information appears to be reliable. Even though the points of view are different, the narrator is able to convince the reader that the information is real or true. "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker is told in first person narration, from the point of view of the main character, "Mama" or "Mrs. Johnson". She tells us a story about a visit from her daughter, even though her view is one sided and her second grade education limits her ability to understand the thought process of her educated daughter, the reader believes what she says. This knowledge allows the author to effectively create dramatic irony.
This story is very liberating to young woman to have the courage to stand up for their selves. They may thing that they cannot outdo a man but this story showed that with good friends to help you along the way and the courage within yourself, you can conquer any task at hand no matter how hard it seems to be. Your story is told in the first-person form because of the letters. The first half of the book is told completely from Celie’s point of view. The second part of the book is told in letters between Nettie and Celie.
In the case of this book the reader can form a connection with the author or at least relate to her, easily. Peggy Orenstein wrote her book in the style of anecdotes and analyzing. She uses her experiences with her young daughter, colleagues, fellow mothers, and friends and connects them with each topic she argues. One of Orenstein’s anecdotes is when she is attending a pageant in which the daughter of a friend is participating in. And she discusses pageants and what they are and the ways they effect girls (Orenstein 130).