Author John Steinbeck has used techniques of imagery of her surroundings, symbolism, and themes, to illustrate and inform readers the development and progress of the conflict inside Elisa. The chrysanthemums is a powerful symbol in the story as it is depicted as her most valuable possession and it also represents only the inner workings of her character. Elisa Allen is described as ‘strong’ by her husband, Henry, because this strength is the façade that Elisa puts on in front of her husband. In The Chrysanthemums, a stranger entered her life- her ranch in the Salinas Valley- and affected her character by showering her with sweet words and creating the rising sensation of her want to be treated like a woman- to be called ‘beautiful’ and not ‘strong’. After some manipulation on the pot-mender’s part, she gradually drops her façade as a tough farmer’s wife and instead opens up to him.
Weldon contextualises Austen’s world, positioning the contemporary reader to sympathise with the plight of women regards to marriage during the regency period. Weldon creatively reshapes the contemporary responders understanding and appreciation of the value of love in Pride and Prejudice. Weldon informs the responder of employment opportunities in Austen’s time, “a chimney sweep…a butcher….or a prostitute…or you could marry.” The listing of these grim opportunities along with the dichotomy of statistic heightens the responder’s attitude of the social benefits of marriage.
Composers uses distinctively visual elements to provoke a specific response from their audience. The visual elements draw the audience to visually and emotionally engage with the texts. This allows us to see or imagine in our own mind what's happening, and get affected by the views of the text, this allows you to remember, and change your own views on those who are isolated or outcasts of society. In both the play 'Gary's house', and poem 'metho drinker', distinctively visual techniques provoke to question ourselves and what we believe about homeless, isolated or poor people. The experience of distinctively visual in this sense in confronting.
Analyse the extent to which Steinbeck succeeds in presenting a complex character in Curley’s wife. Throughout the novel Steinbeck feeds us two different aspects of Curley’s wife. One being the dangerous and flirtatious women and the other being is broken, weeping mess. All through mice of men our opinion changes direction, however in this essay I will analyse the way Steinbeck presents Curley’s wife as a multifarious character. We first hear of Curley’s wife in chapter two, Candy feeds George and Lennie information about Curley’s wife before she enters the bunkhouse.
An idea from Gilman’s incorporated the central character of the story being oppressed and signifies the effect of the domination of women in the society, as an example from the narrative point of view, “John laughs at me, of course, but one expects that in marriage.” (768, line 7). In Chopin’s piece of work, it included the idea of the protagonist devastated after first hearing about her husband’s passing away but shortly thereafter turns to joy by the character pronouncing continuously under her breath, “free, free, free…” (762, line 38). Both pieces support how women were being treated during that time by their dictator and what position they were
But others thrive on the hysteria as well: Reverend Parris strengthens his position within the village, albeit temporarily, by making scapegoats of people like Proctor who question his authority. The wealthy, ambitious Thomas Putnam gains revenge on Francis Nurse by getting Rebecca, Francis's virtuous wife, convicted of the supernatural murders of Ann Putnam's babies. In the end, hysteria can thrive only because people benefit from it. It suspends the rules of daily life and allows the acting out of every dark desire and hateful urge under the cover of morality. Mary Warren is the servant in John Proctor's household and a member of Abigail's group of
Extra Credit Opportunities The CAPS organization held a showing of Jean Kilbourne’s Killing Us Softly. In her movie, Kilbourne discusses the emotional effects of the depiction of women in advertising media. With humor and intelligence, Kilbourne presents a slideshow of negative images of women, including women as stereotypical sex kittens, with their bodies often unnaturally thin, and looks camera-perfect. Kilbourne states that these images damage women by shaping mainstream attitudes and actions. She arms viewers with tools for communication and suggestions for opening an empowering discussion.
Lateral Violence Practiced by Nurses Kelly McCarthy Ferris State University Abstract The concept of lateral violence is commonly practiced by nurses and has earned recognition as the “nurse’s eating their young” phenomenon. This violence includes covert acts of bullying or aggression such as gossiping, backstabbing, withholding information, nonverbal innuendo, and sabotage, similar to preteen bullying seen in the education systems. This belittling and downgrading of others through unkind words and cruel acts gradually affects ones confidence and esteem. Therefore, threatening the health and well-being of nurses, and becoming a significant patient safety issue. The purposed evidence based practice in hospitals to reduce potential harm and distress to the patients and nurses involves a thorough examination of the healthcare nursing environment, implementing a “zero- tolerance” program, and educating.
Curley’s wife emerges as a relatively complex and interesting character. Although her purpose is rather simple in the book’s opening pages—she is the “tramp,” “tart”, and “bitch” that threatens to destroy male happiness and longevity—her appearances later in the novella become more complex. When she confronts Lennie, Candy, and Crooks in the stable, she admits to feeling a kind of shameless dissatisfaction with her life. Her vulnerability at this moment and later—when she admits to Lennie her dream of becoming a movie star—makes her utterly human and much more interesting than the stereotypical vixen in fancy red shoes. However, it also reinforces the novella’s grim worldview.
Write about the ways in which Rossetti creates memorable characters in one of her poems. In her poem 'Maude Clare' Rossetti uses contrasts and juxtapositions throughout the poem in order to create memorable characters. In the first stanza, she refers to the bride as a 'village maid' and likens Maude Clare to a 'queen', thus instantly creating the impression that Maude Clare casts ownership over the church with her 'lofty step and mein'. Additionally, the juxtaposition of the Lord being 'pale with strife' and Nell being 'pale with pride' contributes to the naivety of Nells' character by creating the impression that she feels as though she has won the Lord without realising that she does not love her 'best of all'. Furthermore, Rossetti employs reported speech to help create memorable characters as 'Son" Thomas' repeats her names; demonstrating that Maude Clare's presence lingers and that she has make her mark on the newly wed couple.