4. There is a different plot point between Ray and his father in “Field of Dreams”. Ray makes the left field in hopes of connecting with his father in the book. However, in the movie, Ray is afraid of “becoming” his father. The movie producers probably changed this because it adds drama to the movie without fully taking out the father element of the movie.
It is my opinion the writer used this element well, as it grabbed my attention and made it a fun and interesting reading. It also built that small mystery regarding if she was speaking the truth or not, as midpoint thru the reading it made me question her gender preference which I found humorous. In Brady, J. (1971) “I Want a Wife,” she used the final statement “My God, who wouldn’t want a wife?” in order to draw a conclusion to the reader that she was making a statement based on experiences. The way I Plan on using the literary elements in my essay would be by using Tone and Language expression that will help the reader paint a mental picture of a current situation within my essay.
First, Christine can “speak” to readers by channeling her own persona into her main character. Further, the form of authorial conversation with allegorical figures was a popular didactic medieval convention, and this textual structure remains accessible today. When Judith L. Kellogg writes, “the space in which the city [of ladies] is built must be within each woman,” she bridges the six-hundred years since the writing of The Book of the City of Ladies with a few strokes of her pen. In other words, Christine urges individual women to take the first step toward realizing a feminist hereafter. By writing (as author) and creating (as heroine) a city of ladies, Christine emphasizes women’s spaces, self-defense, and memory as keys to the creation of women’s history and future.
To Be Female or Male Dear Mr. Proudfit, Hello Mr. Proudfit my name is Taylor Montano and I am a freshman in English 7 at Mount Saint Mary’s College in Los Angeles. I have read your article “Celie’s Search for Identity: A Psychoanalytic Development Reading of Alice Walker’s The Color Purple.” Although you make very good points in your article, I disagree with your idea that Celie sticks to her “core gender identity.” I believe that Celie breaks through the role of femininity and takes on different characteristics of masculinity through her actions. From reading your article, I understand that your main point is that Celie’s real father adored and was devoted to Celie and her mother. This adoration helps Celie stick to her “core gender identity” because even though she does what is expected of women, she still feels the right kind of love. I also understand that her father’s adoration gave Celie the ability to fully accept femininity throughout her life and helped establish her identity.
Book Review: Girls of Riyadh Who would have thought Saudi Arabia would have its own version of Sex in the City? Girls of Riyadh, written by Rajaa Alsanea, takes us through the love lives of four privileged women from Riyadh through a chain of emails written by the story’s witty and freethinking narrator. Rajaa is excellent at forcing her readers to put aside the standard image of conservative Saudi Arabian women and see their love lives in a more modern approach. Gamrah, Mashael, Lamees, and Sadeem each have very different attitudes on life however each of them are dealing with an issue that is rather common amongst other women in their country: the constant pull between native customs and a progressing world. Not only is this pull common with women, so is the desire to be loved by someone else.
Both the movie and the novel follow this basic plot, but of course the novel was more detailed. For the most part the movie was close to the book. New Moon is narrated in first person by Bella and has an obvious parallel with Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet because even Bella recognizes that she is in danger of playing out history’s greatest romantic tragedy. Keeping Romeo and Juliet in the forefront of the readers mind actually helps the author build the tension for the climax of the story because we can all see the tragedy that is waiting to happen. There wasn’t much narration on what Bella was feeling internally.
Jane Austen is a renowned writer who portrays her personal life through the actions and spoken words of her novels. Many of the hardships that she had to undergo became the basis for her novels, including Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. The experiences that she had throughout her life became ideas for stories of young women desperately trying to break free of the social classes. Her novels normally revolve around a young couple deeply in love but torn apart by society and its views on wealth and fortune. In comparing the novel Pride and Prejudice (p&p) with film Sense and Sensibility (s&s), one is able to discern the obvious commonalities while search for the differences.
Evidence of this development can be found through character dialogue, the relationship between Elizabeth and Darcy, as well as the comparison of other couples in the story. Austen uses each piece of dialogue to thoroughly portray each character’s personal thoughts on marriage, which in turn, also demonstrates the character development that occurs as the story unfolds. Elizabeth’s character grows throughout the novel as she interacts with the people around her. In one specific scene between Elizabeth Bennet and her sister Jane, Elizabeth laments Jane’s naivety by stating, “With your good sense, to be so honestly blind to the follies Haffar 2 and nonsense of others! Affectation of candour is common enough.... say nothing of the badbelongs to you alone” (Austen 12).
In this story of forbidden love, Romeo did not receive the letter from Friar Lawrence about Juliet taking the potion that will make her appear dead. What if Romeo had received the letter? Apart from its fickleness, life as some would contend, is also unfair, as indeed it seemed, for the Loisels in Guy de Maupassant’s “The Necklace”. As Guy himself asked the readers after all the debts in borrowing money to buy the lost necklace had been paid off, “What might have happened had she not lost the necklace? Who could tell?
Critics say that the main focus of Educating Rita is the English class system and the clash of cultures, however there are many other themes portrayed in the play that are of equal importance. As the title would suggest, one of the key themes in Educating Rita is indeed education. Rita strives to become educated after taking school for granted before. Frank asks her “what do you want to know?” and Rita replies “everything” showing her thirst for knowledge and her enthusiasm to learn. However, when Rita first meets Frank she is a working class, pop cultured hairdresser who knows nothing of English Literature, shown when asking Frank “what is assonance?” But, through education she learns more than just literature, which she exposes when, at the end, she reveals she can make her own choices, “I’ll make a decision.” This displays how education has a huge impact on both Rita and the play, making it a very important theme in the play.