Statements The novel, Kelroy, by Rebecca Rush was a story about love written during a time period in which a woman’s livelihood depended on it. The word “love” is used very loosely in this context. The novel, “Kelroy exposes a social system that limits the physical, educational, professional, and economic aspirations of women” (Kelroy xxi). According to Dana Nelson, it can be speculated that the tensions in various characters might come from Rush’s personal, “frustrations in her own ambitions” (xxi). Rebecca Rush was thirty-three years of age and single when her novel was published.
Both Auden and Watson effectively form representations and perspectives through the implementation of techniques within their texts. Auden actively uses poetic techniques to display his own negative perspective regarding the power of dictators in "Epitaph of a Tyrant". Auden immediately creates an ambiguous environment as the first line states how dictators are after "perfection, of a kind". The slight pause after perfection satirises its positive connotation casting doubt upon the reader questioning what type of perfection that the dictators wanted. In addition, Auden further demonstrates his negative perspective through the comment on the amount of knowledge the dictators know; "[Dictators] knew human folly like the back of [their] hand".
She shows how women can only be categorised as either an angel or a whore. It shows the way that women can only be judged at the time. She also frequently alludes to the “bad” women in literature to show how women could only be categorised in those binary opposites like Lady Macbeth or Eve. She uses rhetorical devices to explain how bad women are needed to disrupt the static order which is Patriarchy. Atwood also shows her opposition to the extreme feminism that existed in her time where feminism was influencing the creation of literature at the time.
Jenna Giammalva English 3 per.2 February 1, 2010 Ms. Lindroth Thesis: In the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain exposes how ignorance causes violence, and how personal gain overrides moral deeds through the use of satire. Mark Twain’s Notice and Pap’s ongoing diatribe reveals how ignorance undercuts one’s credibility. For example, In Mark Twain’s Notice he cites, “Persons attempting to find a plot will be shot” (2). Twain is exposing the truth in satire throughout the novel and people who don’t understand that are ignorant. In more simple terms, if you only go away from the book with only the plot then you are stupid.
Beowulf is a literary work which enables a reader to glimpse not only the societal customs but into the savage and seemingly uncontrollable environment of the first century. Literary historian, Raymond Chambers points out that in the fight between Grendel and Beowulf it appears as though Grendel is representative of the degraded form of human life attempting to gain power through violence, in his attempt to overthrow Hrothgar and take control of Heorot he is fatally wounded by Beowulf. Beowulf is a character who exemplifies the collective societal agreement as to the role of a hero and his duty to control a seemingly ungovernable environment (Chambers 46). The Beowulf poet describes Grendel and Beowulf as "Both ..enraged, fury filled, the two who meant to control the hall." (Beowulf 36).
Did Lepine come up with these ideas himself or was he a product of a society that dictated classical roles and oppression of women? The latter is probably true. The double standard that exists needs to be altered. When examining terrible acts like this threw a feminist perspective on crime, this idea becomes even more painfully
Us Against Them In wars, in cruelty, and even in sports there is a force that allows humans to fight, to abuse, and to compete. We separate ourselves from our opponents; we dehumanize them in order to justify our actions against them. The examples of this are many, they are driven by fear, and they only hurt those involved. In Matt Ridley’s book The Rational Optimist, he shows that humans prosper when they do not separate themselves from each other. In John Steinbeck’s book, The Grapes of Wrath, he shows the cruelties people are capable of when they do separate themselves from others and District 9, a film directed by Neill Blomkamp, makes clear what can happen when people dehumanize another species.
Analyzing socially critical themes in Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and The Stranger by Albert Camus Word Count: 1469 Cultural and social criticism is a common characteristic of 20th century literature. Conveying critical notions through fiction, allows for artistic amalgamation of the real with the imaginary and of history with fabrication – rendering intertextuality and providing the reader with room for interpretation. Chronicle of a death foretold, a Latin-American blend of literary genres, critiques a culture within which murder is both, tolerated, condemned and arbitrarily judged. The Outsider, a French existential novel of the interwar period examines social bias regarding nonconformists. Despite fundamentally different literary styles, intents and origins, both works reveal postmodern influences adapted to the author’s respective cultures.
Analyse a text connected with your degree subject by applying the ideas of either: (a) Marx AND Althusser, or (b) Freud AND Lacan Repression according to psychoanalytical theory is the pushing down or holding back on one’s desires (wishes or even feelings) from the conscious mind. In this essay I will be applying this branch of theory to the novel ‘A room with a view’ and the characters in them. Language and imagery will be used to support or be used to disagree with the theories and ideas of Freud and Lacan. In the novel there is a strong opposition between society and sexuality, and in psychoanalytical terms can be read as being conscious and unconscious. This is in seen in the main protagonist of Lucy where she struggles to find middle ground for her desires and social acceptability.
Discussion and Analysis (Word count) ‘To what extent was Hannah Arendt correct in saying that human beings are conditioned to be evil by authority?’ Exploring the dispute between dispositional evil and conditioned/situational evil Introduction By introducing the various sources and theories regarding Arendt’s thesis in the literature review, it is now time to scrutinise each side of the argument. My personal line of thought identifies, specifically in the context of Eichmann and the Nazi bureaucrats during the Holocaust, with Arendt in saying that human beings can be conditioned to be evil by authority. The way this discussion will pan out is as follows: a judgement on the logical validity of each argument by assessing the strengths and weaknesses, followed by an introduction to my case for a particular argument similarly scrutinised. Once my point of view has been forwarded I will round up the discussion and see how credible my viewpoint is. Arendt and the Eichmann Trial: Evidence against the notion of Dispositional Evil (for the question) Whitfield outlines in his article that the psychological tests conducted on Eichmann during his trial ultimately failed to show an evil impulse or nature within him, furthering the feasibility of conditioned evil.