Soon after, word about Hildegard’s lifestyle spread and reached other noble families who applauded her and decided to send their young female daughters to live the same way. In this cell, a small convent between these women was created where eventually Hildegard became the leader (Flanagan 3). For Hildegard, becoming who she was and accomplishing all that she did was not so simple. According to Flanagan, Hildegard had two main issues, “...first, she was a woman, and second, she was unlearned,” (44). It was not common for a female during this time to be educated due to their gender roles and restrictions.
Sexuality is a largely debated topic in recent society; this engages the audience as they are intrigued to see the implications and general representation of sexuality in the novel. Identity, a theme which is probably the most important in the novel engages the audience as they wish to follow the continual progression of the story of Gemma while the main protagonist Becca is able to discover herself. Audiences are engaged by this theme as in recent times it is considered a pivotal thing to know yourself and is often searched for by many people. The audience may take comfort in the reading of another’s journey to find their true identity. Yolen has used themes effectively to engage the, these themes include love, sexuality and
Aggressiveness, tyranny, the insane love of power made manifest, they reply. Destroy that and you will be free.” In this quotation, she is trying to interpret the emotions of other people during that time. The use of pathos in her writing really helped the readers to established a connection between her and the reader's emotion through this essay. Rhetorical questions played a huge role in her piece. Woolf included a lot of rhetorical
Over the years women have fought long and hard to be able to obtain and maintain legal rights and privileges that the male gender is born into. Females were molded and primed to play the part as an obedient wife and mother with instruction that your thoughts and opinions are kept to yourself. The perseverance of brave women helped today’s generation of women such as myself have the same equal rights as that of men. With all things you must have a burning passion in the pit of your belly to want to advance and defeat the injustice of this world. In order to put laws into effect there must be a group of people who all agree that new laws should be implemented because of majority vote.
THE USE OF IRONY IN ACHEBE’S “GIRLS AT WAR” The literary element, irony is mostly used by authors to portray the modern age experience which is complex, multidimensional and contradictory. Irony comes in various forms and it connotes a sense of double meaning as well as contradiction. The rhetorical device of irony in literature is often far more effective than a direct and literal statement. The successful use of irony however depends on the audience’s role in not just counting the ironies but realizing the implications of the ironies used and its intention by the author. In Chinua Achebe’s short story “Girls At War”, he carefully exploits the central message of the story through his exquisite usage of irony.
The Death Of Honesty By William Damon Rhetorical Analysis Honesty is known as the one of the most vital qualities of human life. Though it is not always easy to tell the truth, honesty is a virtue which many people strive to use in typical relationships. In his essay, “The Death of Honesty”, William Damon talks about the pressing issue that is dishonesty. Damon in his essay targets audiences such as older adults, students, younger adults, educators, and the general public. Damon uses the rhetoric techniques of logos, pathos, and ethos to persuade and inform readers on how he understands that dishonesty is a critical issue that has led to the downfall of the society.
Chopin seems to use many different themes and symbols throughout the story to portray Edna’s character and way of life that causes the many problems and difficulties for her. Throughout the 19th century the literary technique of realism was widely used throughout many works of writing and especially throughout this novel. Realism is a technique that focuses on aspects of the characters life in a common view, meaning that the writing is focused on a particular setting or depiction of a certain plot within the norms of society. Chopin does an excellent job of using her writing to get the reader involved in the characters life and the feelings of the character at any given point throughout the story. Although realism seems to be most common throughout the story there is also a touch of naturalism throughout select passages.
“Where out of darkness rose the seed,”. Judith in my opinion is saying that she has made life, and takes pride in her ability. The poet believes her ability to give birth is extraordinary. These feelings were expressed in the line, “Then all a world I made in me”. Just like most of the pregnant woman feel, the poet sees her unborn child as her world.
In literature gender may often play an important role on a characters passion to express oneself. In Hands by Sherwood Anderson, and The Lady Hamlet, by Sarah Schulman, we are acquainted to characters that deal with issues with their professions, something that in both stories the main characters have a strong yearning for. However this strong craze that they have for their professions is greatly affected by questioning the security of their gender. These two works of literature greatly show how gender and desire fall hand in hand with each other. Hands, by Sherwood Anderson, is about an old man named Wing Biddlebaum who in a nutshell is known for his quick hands, and “The story of Wing Biddlebaum is a story of hands” (Anderson 1).
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. Charlotte Brontë Persuasion (Jane Austen) Anne Elliot is the oldest female heroine and one of the most solid characters in Jane Austen's novels. She is level-headed in difficult situations and constant in her affections. Such qualities make her the desirable sister to marry: she is always the first choice (for Mr. Musgrove, Mr. Elliot and Mr. Wentworth). Jane Austen Comparing both novels Women Both characters are strong, vivid, self-confident and, in some way, a rupture to the normal behavior on that time.