Arian Tyler HUM 197F Professor Ridley November 27, 2012 Dedé Mirabal: Journey from Captivity to Liberation In In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez, the author employs a repetitive theme of entrapment concerning the famous myth of the Mirabal sisters of the Dominican Republic, also known as La Mariposas. One example used by the author is the feeling of captivity the sister Minerva feels by her constricting home as a child. Another example is how the Mirabal sisters, under the pressures of an authoritarian dictatorship, felt confined by society and also the physical entrapment the Mirabal sisters endured during their imprisoned time. The key and most essential example of entrapment in the biographical fictions has to be Dedé Mirabal’s inner-captivity that consumes her through-out the novel. This essay will attempt to analyze and explore the personal prison Dedé’s character inhabits.
Delaney Schurr Ewing-Modern Euro Cat Massacre Analysis Due November 17, 2014 ! Great Cat Massacre Analysis ! The Great Cat Massacre and the Enlightenment Era are in close ties with each other due to Darnton’s attempt to exemplify this era in an interesting manner throughout his work. The Enlightenment era was the age in which new ideas were becoming reality and the culture was changing immensely. One thing that did say relatively the same throughout the enlightenment was the strictness of the social hierarchy and its injustice.
Marcos Galan Jr. 2/16/12 My Comparison Between John Locke & Thomas Hobbes Thomas Hobbes and John Locke were two of the utmost political and philosophical theorists of their time and ours. Both philosophers each provide marvelous philosophical texts on how our government should govern us. Both contributed their ideas to the Enlightenment and made an impact all over the world. John Locke’s ideas influenced the United States Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Federalist Papers while Thomas Hobbes’s ideas refuted England’s parliament. Notions like these have sculpted governments throughout history and still hold true in our current times.
The audience is challenged throughout the text, as the reader’s assertiveness and insight into Sallies character is provoked through literary techniques, such as simile, symbolism etc. The biography is also a mix of detective novel, so the reader discovers what happened to Sallie and what she stood up against. Her pain and suffering from abandonment is explored and described by Sallie Anne as well as her sister in the following insightful narration. “when pat (sallies mother) abandoned Sallie for the second time, that really fucked her up… when your mother makes a habit of walking out on you, it doesn’t do much for your self esteem” and Sally stated “if only I’d had my mother, things would Have been different”. These lines emphasize the dramatic impact the repeated abandonment had on Sallie, and the course her life took.
These revolutions followed the American and French Revolutions, which had profound effects on the Spanish, Portuguese and French colonies in the Americans. Simon Bolivar was an influence of the Latin American Revolution. His goals were to mold the former Spanish colonies of South America into a confederation just like the U.S. The Latin American War of Independence comprised numerous wars and conflicts which took place between 1808 - 1829. He fought against Spanish rule in 1811 with the inspiration of George Washington.
This journey takes Rutherford into an enterprising passage of horror and self-discovery. The Middle Passage and The Book of Negroes are two novels written by African-American scholars, as they both clearly depict the social and psychological conflicts that result from the invasion of a self-contained African society by the white man and his culture. Thus, in this paper, I argue that post-colonial theory is a useful tool to analyze the dynamics of colonization, both in Lawrence Hill’s The Book of Negroes and Charles Johnson’s Middle Passage. In particular, I investigate the novels depiction of truth and its betrayal according to the process of colonization from the perspective of the colonizer, the perspective of the colonized and the process of decolonization. The first step to utilize post-colonial criticism is to understand the impact of colonization through the perspectives of the colonizers.
Amber Brandon Dr. Jackson English 408 September 15, 2014 Corregidora Critical Analysis In Corregidora, Gayl Jones explores, through the journey of protagonist Ursa, the effects slavery trauma has on black female sexuality. The novel resurfaces Ursa's ancestor's traumatic past and intertwines those memories with events occurring in Ursa's present life. This recollection of the past “becomes destructive and further victimizes those who must carry the burden of bearing witness to enslavement and sexual exploitation” (Setka). Throughout the novel, Ursa's sexual or intimate relationships mirror the stories that were passed down to her about fore-mother’s relations with “Portuguese seaman turned plantation owner”, Corregidora. Unlike Ursa's mother, she is able to breakaway from this cycle that she was born into, and take control over her own circumstances.
When Heaven and Earth Changes Places, written by Le Ly Hayslip, explores themes depicting family bonds, as well as the enemy of war being war itself. Nigger, written by Dick Gregory, discovers themes of societies running on racism and fighting for one’s rights. These two novels display various strategies used by the authors that help in developing the overall plot and authenticity. Hayslip and Gregory work together in dealing with common issues – most evidently not being accepted within a given society. Not only do they speak about their real-life situations in the form of autobiography, but they speak about larger and more complex issues.
Kate Chopin’s “Desiree’s Baby” introduces many themes throughout the work of literature. The most important themes in the story are race and gender. Chopin shows the necessity of power and the authority that men had over women. She shows the hatred toward blacks, which were slaves during this time. She demonstrates these themes by allowing a “white couple” conceive a black child.
Dickens and Bronte both have expressed their views on class segregation and the effect that it has on people. The protagonist in each Novel shows how both sides of wealth affect them in different ways. Class ultimately plays an underlining role in expressing the moral of each novel. In this essay I aim to look at how Dickens and Bronte have expressed the role and importance of class through their novels Great Expectations and wuthering heights. In Great Expectations we see our protagonist Pip go from poverty to riches.