Part of life involves overcoming obstacles. The Myth of the Latin Woman:I Just Met a Girl by Judith Ortiz Cofer and On being a Cripple by Nancy Mairs are both focused on overcoming obstacles, and while both essays express tenacity and love for books; they are also very different in the type of obstacle they face and the culture that surrounds them. Having an obstacle in life it’s hard. Both characters show a great way to handle situations in which their hardship can bring them down. On “The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl”, the author describes how the character reacts when being offended by someone because of her condition.
Dale Disney Professor Pucciarelli English Composition: Section 64 21 September 2011 FICTION OR DESCRIPTION There are various techniques to write and share stories. Which technique is best to use seems to be subjective. In both Joan Didion’s essay “On Keeping a Notebook” and Patricia Hampl’s essay “The Dark Art of Description” illustrates this fact clearly. While Joan Didion uses rhetorical questions, personal anecdotes, and imaginary facts to record her life experiences, Patricia Hampl uses imagery and vignettes in her writings, but based on the fact that Patricia Hampl uses less falsehoods in her stories, her style of writing is more appealing to the reader. Joan Didion uses rhetorical questions in her notebook to engage readers into the story of her notebook writings.
The situation that is presented allows her to ask these questions because she deals with these situations and cultural clashes while on her journeys and time spent in other countries. II. Bateson talks about the marriage of a women and how even if the woman does not plan on working after marriage she still has to think about money and the survival of the marriage. I think this argument is located outside the broader spectrum because it is just a part of the intro into her essay rather than the issue she deals with later in her work. This passage is relatable to my life because although the women are wished luck in certain cultures she can be cast off by her family into a new world in a new house and style of living.
What she wants to teach Elizabeth, and the reader along with her, is, in the strictest sense of the word, a philosophic understanding of the epistemological grounds that allow us to read at all. We have not typically thought of Austen as a novelist much disturbed by such philosophical questions, although a number of excellent studies have sought to dislocate this prejudice, l These, and the work of Martha Satz and Zelda Boyd, to whom I shall return in a moment,
They are also known as "unteachables" and not the eager-for-college students she was expecting. At first, it is very hard for her to be close to them. They even doubt her intention to teach them. However, she has her own style of teaching in which she finally earn their trust and encourage them to receive the knowledge. She get them to read a novel The Diary of Anne Frank and write about their own life experiences in daily journal.
This essay will impact the readers in a way that makes them realize that the opinions of others do not matter if you are unhappy with yourself. Joan Didion’s “Goodbye to All That” is partially about her maturation. Growing up is something that varies within each and every person but for Didion, it was something extremely special. She matures realizing that individual comfort is much more important than trying to live the life one wants to live, and pursues a lifestyle that she believed others would be intrigued by. In the essay, Didion reports all the moments that joined together to make up her life in New York.
Silent Dancing Many immigrants come to America to find their dream for better job education, and benefits. They all have strong belief in American dream, and it is the opportunity to experience anther cultures and broaden their horizons. According to Silent Dancing by” Judith Ortiz Coffer”, Cofer writes about her and family’s experience in U.S. Cofer’s family lived hard in the United State because their cultures are different from the American culture, it is not easy for new immigrants to get use to living in American. The author of Silent Dancing, her family moved from Puerto Rico to New Jersey when she was a child. She struggled between the opposites her own culture and American culture for second generation of immigrant.
She is the basis of the novel. I feel that Hester can be independent at times but still needs someone there by her side to carry her through. Even though Hester had an affair with Dimmesdale, she needs to learn that if she wants to be mature and continue what she is doing, then she had to accept the consequences, (Pearl), and not feel alienated. Dealing with these issues, she still has time to worry about society. In the novel, Hester likes to help out others as in serving the poor and giving them clothing.
By comparing and contrasting the way the authors use their writing style to achieve their intentions in "The Necklace" and "The Story of an Hour" they focuses on values that connect them in literary styles and in the fight for women’s self-determination. In both of these short stories, all of these elements are present. “The Necklace” and The Story of an Hour´ portray males to be better equipped for real life, while women are represented as lacking such integrity to attain their goals. To cope with their tragic fate of being born female, the heroines in both stories venture inward to escape the reality of life which was not of her own making. The female characters in these stories offer a universal representation of women as being the weaker sex through marriage, and are characterized by having evil intentions for which she is justly´ punished for in the end.
But the tools used to put Jane Austin’s name in literary history still continue to do so even with today’s great writers. The subject matter of any writing is where the heart of the author beats. It is important for an author to decide whom they want to engage with their writing, because it is impossible to appeal to every single reader. A writer must find a target audience for their writing. Amy Tan for example, targets mostly mothers and daughters with her books The Joy Luck Club and Mother Tongue (“Norton Mix”).