Knowledge is not always power because the more you know does not necessarily mean you understand what you have learned. In the short story “Everyday Use”, education seemed to make a rift in the relationship not only between the mother and the daughter, but also between the sisters. Dee was one to always try and outsmart her family members always seeking answers knowing no one knew. It was mama who eventually got the community together to help send Dee to school so her daughter would be happy and satisfied. The values of heritage seem to have been lost with the gain of knowledge when Dee has gone to college.
David Williamson’s The Removalists illustrates abuse of authority, corruption, violence and domestic abuse. Throughout the use of various dramatic techniques, styles, forms and conventions, both Alex Buzo and David Williamson have found ways to challenge the audience into questioning their own beliefs and ideas. Alex Buzo’s Norm and Ahmed is a play that epitomizes abuse of authority, racism and violence. Norm, as the character’s name suggests, is an average Australian – the ‘norm’. He is the typical
The technology used to murder becomes symbolic of both the corruption Day believes to be at the heart of modern Australian society, or perhaps all of western society, but also the negative possibilities of technological progress in general. Harry’s voice here matches Claudia’s in its abruptness but here Day emphasises the power and control her antagonist believes he possesses. The city of Sydney, a corrupt and immoral underbelly hiding behind another beautiful façade, becomes one of Harry’s possessions in the extended metaphor Day constructs as part of his distinctive voice: ‘It is a circuit board, the microchip buildings connected by filament roads. My address in the city is The Beehive’. Through her use of the language of computing, novel for the time she was writing, Day elaborates on both the control Harry can wield as the figurehead of corruption in the city and the insidious way in which technology has come to dominate our lives.
The citizens of Oceania are made to feel the decay of the society in their own body. Winston describes having a “varicose ulcer above his right ankle”. This image explains to us how human nature is being blocked from people of Oceania causing pain and suffering. It gave us a clear image of how much power Big Brother and the Inner Party have over the society. The diction establishes the menacing nature of this society.
Granted, she plays no part in the political activism, but she does so much to ensure the quality of life of her sisters’ families. On the verge of insanity, she pulls herself together and says aloud to herself, “Courage! It was the first time she had used that word to herself and understood exactly what it meant” (Pg 199). At this moment, she finally realizes that her courage consisted of staying strong for herself and her family instead of selfishly running away. She no longer puts herself down for what she thought was cowardice in not joining her more active sisters in a fight for a greater cause.
Outline the Nature of the Tragic Hero in Act One of Othello In the play 'Othello', the writer – William Shakespeare – uses many techniques in order to outline the nature of the tragic hero to the audience. As a result of the hero's absence in the first scene, the initial presentation of the tragic hero is one based around the villain's bitter discontent and disdain. Othello's negative portrayal to the audience leads them to believe that he is an evil, cunning, immoral thief. Shakespeare achieves this effect through Iago's use of racist, dehumanising language: “an old black ram is tupping your white ewe”. Throughout the first scene, Iago and Roderigo also never refer to Othello by name, however, the audience quickly learn that both characters hate 'the moor', as this – amongst other derogatory terms, including 'thick-lips' – is the only title given to him.
Benji Essay The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros demonstrates the growth of Esperanza, not just as an older sister but as a person. This book shows her life struggles and what she has had to go through to enter life as an adult. Esperanza lives without a positive female role model, but will realize that she does not need anyone but herself. Esperanza goes through troubling challenges on a day to day basis and it has affected her maturity level drastically. Esperanza has not acknowledged the hard work life requires for great opportunities to appear.
You’re gonna be the darkest, poorest one there.” The pressure society has put Mrs Simmons feeling the need to make Judy’s night of the ball feel like a ‘battle’ demonstrates the real effects that racism has. It encourages the readers to think twice about not only their own approach towards the issue of racism, but also to their own community’s approach. The text opened my eyes to how these issues were not only present during the time of the text but also allowed me to see how inequality, due to your race or cultural difference, is still seen
AREA OF STUDY ESSAY Conflict has many causes and consequences and in JB Priestley’s play “An Inspector Calls” they are shown through the character of the inspector telling the responder that without a resolution it can and will lead to a social revolution. The causes and consequences are also shown in “in the ghetto” by stating that ultimately the consequence of conflict is death and in “Buddha Saw” by telling us the cause of conflict can be put down to the injustice and mistreatment of society. In “An Inspector Calls” Priestley shows us that the cause of conflict is put down to the injustice of the higher class mistreating the lower class. One of the examples of this in “An Inspector
http://www.victorianweb.org/index.html The Women at English Literature Jane Eyre (by Charlotte Brontë) The role of Jane Eyre is an excellent example on the view and manners of women in the Victorian Period. She is resigned, but already have personal thoughts and pursues. She is a middle-class worker, with no actual family and no prospects, at the beginning, of improvement. But, because of her personality, she manages to transform her life in many ways. If she were a "kind" child, by the eyes of Mrs. Reed, she would never go to Lockwood school; she were able to grow up in terms of knowledge in the school, because she had the need of being liked by others and was strong enough to improve herself in many ways; she, by herself, took a chance when announcing to be a governess.