"But nought save homespun cloth in the house I find." (18) Bradstreet continually notices things that she would have done differently, if given the chance. This line shows a tone of sadness and regret once again. She wanted to
The Holocaust had a huge impact on Anne and her family. Anne house was taken by the soldiers of the Holocaust. Anne and her family had to hide in the back of a store where her father worked. Anne only had one sister , Margot, who were good friends. The Frank family was not the only family hiding in the back of the store.
In John Shanely’s Doubt there are two sides the reader can take at the end of the play. The side of Sister Aloysius, claiming the Father Flynn was guilty, or the side of Father Flynn, claiming that he is innocent. For the majority of the play I leaned more towards the side of Father Flynn, however evidence that is brought up at the end of the play caused me to doubt Father Flynn’s innocence.
Sarah Lund is not presented as a (stereotypical) woman in regards to defined femininity. Her clothing is plain, she does not seem to pay any attention to make-up – neither would she probably find the time for it – her hair is carelessly pulled back, and she does not portray any empathy or identification towards her victims or suspects. Ien Ang discussed this renewed representation of women on television and noted that being a woman can now mean the “adaptation of many different identities, composed of a whole range of subject positions, not predetermined by immovable definitions of femininity” (2008, pp. 242-243). The Scandinavian female investigators have a nature of the lone classic film noire detective, like discussed in chapter 1, and the
In the novel Sold by Patricia McCormick, Lakshmi is a 13 year old mountain girl who lives in Nepal. She has been sold to somebody as a prostitute for 10,000 rupees but she doesn't know that. The value of a human life is more than just a dollar amount.
In Anne Bradstreet’s poem, “Upon the Burning of Our House”, it teaches the audience that even though bad things happen, God will always be there for a person in the long run. Bradstreet was feeling emotional about her house being up in flames, therefore she prays to God to help her out. After a couple minutes Bradstreet realizes that it was God’s intention to create this fire. She came to the conclusion that what she had in her possession was not hers to begin with, it was God’s. Moreover, her real home is heaven. Bradstreet titles the poem, “Upon the Burning of our
1. In "Battle Royal," why do his grandfather's last words cause so much anxiety in the family? What does his grandfather mean when he says,"I want you to overcome 'em with yeses, undermine 'em with grins, agree 'em to death." (Pg. 2)?
Physically, Libby Strout has not changed very much. She is still the heavier high schooled girl who everyone sees as a joke. The only thing that has changed is how Jack sees her with his own eyes. No one sees Libby Strout beyond her weight except for Jack.
In U.S. history the roles of society were decide by gender, men’s role was mostly the same throughout history, but the women’s role changed slowly over time. There was many women who were fighting to change their roles and one such woman is Anne Marbury Hutchinson. In “Divine Rebel” Selma R. Williams tells the story of Anne Hutchinson, who was a Puritan woman of the late 1500s, and researched informations was hard to find. She was often described as a woman who did not fit the ideal woman mold and she did nothing to force herself into such a mold. Anne Hutchinson is described differently in the textbook that was assigned to our class as well as a few similarities. Anne Hutchinson may
The ability to handle hardships in the world can come easy to some and to others it may be so completely out of their own grasp that they give up without even trying. During the time frame of Kaye Gibbon’s novel Ellen Foster, the world was divided; the rich verses the poor. Others could view the nation as the whites verses the blacks. Ellen Foster is right along the middle of this division. Ellen is a white eleven year old child who faces hardship one after another. A main theme in Ellen Foster is how she deals with her pain by distracting herself with self-determination as well as comedic relief.
After Jeannette’s mother leaves the family to re-certify herself as a teacher, she leaves Jeannette $200 for food and other necessities. However, with Rex’s knowledge of her possessing this amount of money, when he runs out of money to purchase booze and cigarettes, he goes to Jeannette. He did not charm his way into receiving the money from Jeannette but, “he simply waited for her to fork over the cash, as if he knew she didn’t have it in her to say no” (209). Jeannette displays weakness here as she relents to Rex’s request for cash even though she’s on a tight budget. As Jeannette is on a tight budget to ensure her siblings are fed, Rex takes her to a bar in order to pay her back, however uses her youthful looks to attract pool players, such
Anne Bradstreet and Mary Rowlandson wrote about the disappointment of God letting bad things happening to them, but still believed he was with them. Anne Bradstreet talks about in her poems of being asleep “in silent night” only to be woken up by “thundering noise / And piteous shrieks” (“Upon the Burning of Our House” 105). Her house is on fire and Anne is praying to God they he will save her house. Once Anne realizes her house and other materials things can not be saved she “blest his name that gave and took”. Anne soon realizes that material objects that she prayed God to save are not hers, but his: “It was his own: it was not mine” (“Upon the Burning of Our House” 106). Throughout the poem Anne wishes to not have attachments to earthly things after seeing her possessions burn to ashes. She is rejoiced that she “hast a house on high erect” waiting for her in heaven “fram’d” by God “that mighty Architect” (“Upon the Burning of Our House” 106). Mary Rowlandson claims “God was with me, in a wonderful manner, carrying me along, and bearing up my spirit, that it did not quite fail” while she was in the Natives control (“A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration”
The Vietnam War was a perplexing, unjustified conflict where both historians and the media over-generalized service members’ experiences. They constantly failed to speak for all people with firsthand combat experience and focused solely on the male’s perspective. Lynda Van Devanter, a former member of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps (ANC) and Vietnam veteran was the first woman who educated America on the female’s position during the Vietnam War and systematically destroyed the stereotype of an undamaged, inessential Vietnam nurse. Contrary to popular belief, the Vietnam War distorted the mentality of both men and women who served overseas, according to Devanter. Historians and the media, rather than acknowledging the Vietnam Nurses’ distinct perspective as a key element of the morally ambiguous altercation, they focused solely on male veteran experiences and failed to accurately portray the war. By changing the subject of Vietnam War stories through her forthright memoir, Home Before Morning, Devanter wrote about the fallacious stereotypes nurses
These material items have become physical representations of the memories Bradstreet created with them so the loss is a tragic psychological event. This quote also represents the struggles that the author had with the non-materialistic Puritan lifestyle. She has put so much emphases on her material possession that she has lost sight of what is truly important, which is God. The content expressed in this poem mirrors the materialistic struggles most Puritans felt with their faith at one point or another.
Have you ever heard of the Holocaust? The Holocaust was a terrible time in history when Adolf Hitler was torturing many innocent Jews. He put them in concentration camps, but many tried to hid just like Anne Frank and her family. Anne Frank who was Jew, has a famous quote that says “In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart.” Even though throughout the “Diary of Anne Frank” we see that people are not always the best they could be, I agree with Anne and believe that everyone is still good at heart. One overall reason I chose that people are really good at heart are the acts of kindness Peter has throughout the book to Anne. However, I do know that there are two sides of an argument, I can see how some might