If someone snatched your purse would forgive them, let alone take care of them? In this short story, a kid tries to steal a woman's purse and against all odds she is kind to him. “Thank You Ma’am” by Langston Hughes shows that forgiveness and kindness are powerful and if you mess up someone will forgive you.
Langston Hughes was one of the great writers of his time. He was named the “most renowned African American poet of the 20th century” (McLaren). Through his writing he made many contributions to following generations by writing about African American issues in creative ways including the use of blues and jazz. Langston Hughes captured the scene of Harlem life in the early 20th century significantly influencing American Literature. He once explained that his writing was an attempt to “explain and illuminate the Negro condition in America” (Daniel 760). To fulfill this task, he wrote 15 volumes of poetry, six novels, three books, 11 plays, and a variety of non-fiction work (Daniel 760). He also edited over 50 books in his time (McKay).
Contemporary Australian theatre mainly focuses on the reflection of the ‘real’ Australia and communicating to the audience real and modern issues/ideas that respond to the social climate and community. Australian theatre practitioners use various performance styles, techniques and dramatic conventions to help portray their ideas to their audiences and make them feel a particular way to the ideas presented in a play. Without the use of these styles, techniques and conventions it wouldn’t be possible for the practitioners to emphasise their ideas.
"Art is the illusion in which we see the truth"- Pablo Picasso Langston Hughes clearly connects with a wide range of audiences through the simplicity that surrounds his poetry. The beauty of this manner in which he wrote his poetry, is that it grasp people by illustrating his narratives of the common lifestyles experienced by the current American generation. His art form expresses certain questionable ideologies of life and exposes to the audience what it takes to fully comprehend what being an American truly means. Each individual poem describes and illustrates the strength and hardships the African American community was experiencing. Through his literature art form of poetry, Hughes was able to convey the common assertions of
Langston Hughes is an extremely successful and well known black writer who emerged from the Harlem Renaissance (“Langston Hughes” 792). He is recognized for his poetry and like many other writers from the Harlem Renaissance, lived most of his life outside of Harlem (“Langston Hughes” 792). His personal experiences and opinions inspire his writing intricately. Unlike other writers of his time, Hughes expresses his discontent with black oppression and focuses on the hardships of his people. Hughes’ heartfelt concern for his people’s struggle evokes the reader’s emotion. His appreciation for black music and culture is evident in his work as well. Langston Hughes is a complex poet whose profound works provide insight into all aspects of black
In “Theme for English B”, Langston Hughes, as the speaker, implicates his older, white instructor at Columbia for racial prejudice that he experienced and witnessed. Hughes says, “So will my page be colored that I write? / Being me, it will not be white” (27-28). By using the word “colored” when talking about his page, it implies that he thinks his instructor is going to read it as if a colored person, not a white person, has written it, making him view it as something less than it really is. By saying “not be white” indicates that he believes his paper is going to be viewed and most likely graded differently than the rest of the class because he is black and they are white. Later in the poem, Hughes wrote, “I guess you learn from me --- /
In order to achieve a revolution, as the Egyptian people were attempting to do, much protest is needed. However, the Egyptian military immediately suppressed the protesters in order to keep the movement at bay. Freedom of speech was practically eliminated from Egyptian society. In order to keep activists from speaking their mind over the Internet, bloggers were always at high risk to be summoned to tribunals. Online protester Maikel Nabil Sanad, 26, was found guilty of “insulting the military” and “disturbing public security”
I was 18 when we moved to the United States from Cameroon in 2010. I had always known I wanted to be in journalism, yet had little knowledge of how the media worked or what being a journalist even entailed. I had a passion for telling stories, and zero experience or hope that I would someday be able to do so in a way that affects everyday people, and effects positive change. As far as I knew, journalism was the ruling government’s tool for communicating what it deemed fit for public knowledge, and stifling any information that remotely threatened the political status quo. Only in the following years would I come to grasp the power of media and communication, in a journey that has led me to this very moment.
Conversely, Iran’s state-run broadcast media, managed by pro-regime loyalists, is a dominant source of news for Iranians and the only media that hosts presidential debates. Yet, Iran’s print media culture offers a greater spectrum of information and opinions from across the political gamut. The press has traditionally been considered one of the most important campaign tools for candidates, both reformists and conservatives, but also as key resources for access to diverse election news, debates and analyses for Iranian citizens. While the print media generally operated with far greater editorial freedom than the heavily controlled state broadcaster, Iran’s print journalists came under government scrutiny and monitoring during the 2013 election season. In addition to security forces applying direct pressure — in the forms of arrests, and imprisonment for example — on the news organizations to support pro-regime candidates, editors and journalists were also warned by intelligence officials against covering banned topics, such as Iran’s economic troubles, the possibility of international sanctions on Iran’s nuclear program, negotiations with the United States regarding Iraq and unrest among Iran’s ethnic minorities. These restrictions on editorial freedom were not just placed on the reformists though; conservative news outlets also received these constraints. Many of the websites, blogs and news portals aligned with Ahmandinejad, and therefore considered conservatives, were
Throughout history, forms of language such as, speeches, poetry, and literature, have been strategically and efficiently utilized as a revolutionary tactic to fulfill a goal of social change. For instance, Langston Hughes was an incredible poet in which he used his words to question the racial division of the American society during the Harlem Renaissance. Additionally, Hughes became a vital figure in the movement for racial equality through the use of his language. Language and more specifically, words have the power to drive resistance because they convey a particular message and inspire and motivate others to strive for social change. With the assistance of rhetorical techniques, such as word choice, tone, theme, allusion, imagery, pathos, and repetition, the message is adequately emphasized to convey the poet’s idea. This, therefore, motivates others to contribute to change. Furthermore, poetry is crucial to effectively motivate the collective majority to be involved in resistance through the use of rhetoric.
In our lives, we are surrounded by moments of tragedy that drives our will to keep moving forward. Our daily lifestyles are no different from the famous stories that playwrights have written throughout history. Playwrights are masters at combining theatre elements of tragedy, religion, violence, and numerous relative elements that the audience embrace faithfully. Today, Greek and Roman influence is the main topic since they have inspired the famous plays Desire under the Elms and The Glass Menagerie.
Although millions of people around the world depend on a free press to convey them the news of the day via newspapers, television, and the Internet, many countries in the developing world lack the climate of openness that contributes to a credible press. It is a chicken and egg problem (which came first, the free press or the democratic government?), but it is clear that a democratic government contributes to a free press as much as the converse. Through the fog of decades of war, the Middle East has had particular difficulty sorting out fact from fiction, propaganda from proper news. While a free press cannot necessarily tell viewers which is which, it can give them the information they need to know to draw their own conclusions. In this
Twenty five new channels opened just to serve the ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood. They claimed that the Muslim Brotherhood was the choice of God, and that ex- president Morsi was just like the prophet Joseph, who was imprisoned in Egypt and then became a king. Those channels actually said that the angel Gabriel came to them and prayed with them. The Brotherhood’s media depended that forty five percent of Egyptians are illiterate and almost ninety percent in ignorant, so the media succeeded enlarging the supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, through the word of “God” as they claim. The media used the weapon of religion, they fought every protester by saying they are not good Muslims. The media sure was corrupted to serve such a group.
Electronic News The Arab World, particularly in the Middle East, observers have widely appreciated and welcomed the idea of a potent media sector. Developed democratic states such as Europe, North America and Japan are known for their high hopes with regard to the media’s role as the government’s watchdogs and are normally rivaled by incredulous views of the susceptibility of the media’s power and commercial welfare. For most Arab countries, which are somehow still typified by authoritarian governance and political stagnation with respect to development, there is yet more expected in the media compared to the postmodern western countries. Of late, there have been outbursts in electronic news prevalence in the Arab world owing to several factors. The aim of this paper is to highlight some of the factors contributing to the prevalence of electronic news in these Arab nations and the results thereof.
In the last decade of the 20th century, Al-Jazeera is constructing a new imperative of competition in the news industry (Radsch, 2007: 1). Ever since Al-Jazeera assists system changes in situation where political movement are dynamic and political transformation process begun to unfold, there is increment of audiences who turn