What if there was a world divided by blood? Those with red and those with silver, that’s a world that needs a hero. When Mare Barrow the protagonist in Victoria Aveyard’s best selling book; ”Red Queen”, is mixed up in the world of silvers. Mare’s world is corrupted and dangerous and she seems to rise as red as the dawn. Even though heros in most stories are seen as almost gods, they however are not. Mare Barrow rises to the top of a rebellion and becomes a hero for the red blooded humans of Norta. Heros can show how diverse they are, how they’re flawed, and how powerful they can be.
The movie The Red Violin is a drama written and directed by filmmaker Francois Girard, which follows the history of a mysterious and intriguing musical instrument over the span of 300 years. Francois Girard got the idea for the movie from events involving the legendary red Mendelssohn, a 1720 Antonio Stradivari violin which was purchased in 1990 by the grandfather of celebrated musician and heiress, Elizabeth Pitcairn (Fricke, 2010). The story is artfully and elegantly put together, and although the story is fictional the plot portrays what could be realistic characters, settings and life situations. There are some flaws in the movie however, but the entertaining qualities more than makes up for them.
Queen, by Audrey Flack is a very captivating piece of artwork. It was painted in 1976, originally Audrey Flack took a picture and then used it as the basis for this painting. Queen is a painting of box that is full of special mementos. It has features such as a quarter of an open orange, a rose, a pocket watch, a queen playing card, a locket of an older and a younger woman, lip balm, perfume, a chess piece, blush, and a chain necklace with the letter “F” on it. The painting almost looks like a vanity drawer or a keepsake drawer. However, realizing the fruits and flower in the painting I understood it to be a collection of the artist's memories as opposed to a drawer. Audrey Flack was demonstrating the many things that were significant to her while aging. Queen signifies the fight against time. It shows that no matter what possessions you retain it will not keep you young. No one can win the battle against time.
Her father built her house before she was born and she adored the memories that had been made. She is now 17 years old and without an apprenticeship, may be sent off to fight the war with the Lakelanders, just like her brothers and father. She is strong, intelligent, stubborn, and unique in even more ways than she thought imaginable. She tries her best to provide for her family, but without a job, she results to stealing from the townspeople. She is swift with her movements, causing her to barely ever get caught. She has beautiful brown hair that falls gently over her shoulders, and a fire in her brown eyes that shows that she is determined. Her best friend is a boy named Kilorn, who she has grown up with and would do anything for. She has 4 siblings, 1 little sister, Giza, and her 3 brothers, Bree, Tramy, and Shade. Mare has the best relationship with Shade, as they have a lot in common. She has always felt that she stands in Giza’s shadow and that she is worthless. Giza is successful and kind and makes her parents proud, while Mare believes there is nothing special about herself and that she disappoints her parents. However, Mare soon finds out that she is more special than anyone else. She has lightning running through her red blood and has the ability to create and control electricity. THe rumor soon spreads across Norta, earning her the nickname, The Lightning Girl. This is when her life changed and she knew it would never be normal
Thomson Highway’s The Kiss of the Fur Queen has a core theme of art. In this novel, art is integrated into the lives of the characters. The modernist movement would indicate that art has the ability to plainly exist “art of arts sake”. Peter Lamarque notes “To value a work for its own sake is to value it for what it is in itself, not for the realization of some ulterior ends.” (par. 19) This commonly accepted view, that art is valued because it is great art, not for the role or function that it has in society, restricts arts impact. This perspective limits and does not allow for the surfacing of profound effects that art creates. In the Kiss of the Fur Queen, art has power it does not simply exist but has function. The observable function
Red Queen attempts to breathe new life into dystopian YA, blending social injustice with supernatural powers. However, at this point, nearly all the plot elements the book contains have already been done and it seems impossible not to compare the story with all those that have come before. Some stories can make a prince in disguise or secret revolutionaries seem fresh and exciting, but though this book kept me reasonably engaged, it never blew me away. It is a solid YA dystopia, and one sure to please fans of the genre, but I have to admit I do not understand all the hype it has received.
The women were given the much authority since the last female child of the ruling priestess-queen will inherit the throne since the last child usually was the last to die therefore insuring that fertility will continue. The ruling of the women in the society, religious rituals and social events reflected the matriarchal way of thinking of the people (Rosenburg, 1984).
The Red Shoe is a charming novel composed by the astounding author, Ursula Dubosarsky. The events and happenings in this novel date back to the 1950s. It describes the wars, the diseases of the citizens back then, and detailed descriptions of what it was like in those days and how people lived differently from how we do today. It shows a kind of "slice of life" story style directing to the three sisters in the story. The book suggests war and spies and the effect of the both of them on individuals and families, threats of the diseases and the sexist attitudes dealing with the fact that men had more rights than women back then.
In Kiss of the Fur Queen, the story begins with forty-three year old Cree hunter Abraham Okimasis winning the "1951 Millington Cup World Championship Dog Derby." (6) The victory is seen to have a significant effect on the Cree hunter's Native identity, as he becomes the first-ever Indian to succeed in the Derby. As time goes by, Abraham becomes the father of two sons, Jeremiah and Gabriel. When the Cree brothers leave their small northern Manitoba village and enter the hostile environment of a residential school, their lives take a turn for the worse. Estranged from their Native culture, Jeremiah and Gabriel are forced to assimilate into the predominately white Canadian society. During their stay at the residential school, the brothers
Surroundings are a big part of what shapes someone's traits. In the novel the protagonist Mare is faced with difficult life changing obstacles. In Red Queen, Victoria Aveyard uses the cultural and physical surroundings to shape the psychological traits in Mare as she tries to survive the twisted society of the Reds and Silvers.
Untamed Wrestling was gifted with the presence of the Red Queen. The woman who single handedly makes a name for herself without following somebody else’s foot steps. People may disagree with her actions but it is her duty as the Queen to make a statement as to who runs the kingdom around here. Others may think that they do but in reality it is all because of the Red Queen, you can deny the fact but you surely can’t ignore that the Queen’s presence is very real. It does not matter what anyone says, since she’s here to claim her kingdom and that only starts with one simple action, and that is to never back down from anyone or
The main themes in her work are explored through how Native Americans are stereotyped and how colonialism has influenced and still influences Native people, especially Native women, in a negative way. Through her work she takes back history by rewriting using irony. Red Star mostly uses irony in the form of humor because she believes it is a healing way to address difficult topics but also
The challenge for a truly revised Red, is one who takes on the colours of her new cultural environment and plots an alternative tale that responds to current ideas of the female role and status in
the personality of his duchess, he is shown to be a heartless, arrogant man. His complete
The reign of Queen Elizabeth I is often referred to as "The Golden Age" of English history. Elizabeth was an immensely popular Queen, and her popularity has waned little with the passing of four hundred years. She is still one of the best-loved monarchs, and one of the most admired rulers of all time. She became a legend in her own lifetime, famed for her remarkable abilities and achievements. Yet, about Elizabeth the woman, we know very little. She is an enigma, and was an enigma to her own people.