Louisa Ellis is either a feminist hero or a selfless person depending on the view of the reader. In this case, Louisa can be either or because there is no right answer. Throughout the story, it is clear, Louisa can be either a feminist or a selfless person. The way the reader views her depends on what part of the story they are at and what kind of view the readers have in general. There is evidence the story takes place in a time when women did not have the right to vote or to sustain themselves. By examining the clues throughout the story, one can say the story takes place in the late 1800’s. The narrator reveals these clues throughout the story. For example, when the narrator says, “she lighted her lamp” (Freeman 470). The reader knows has
The book is called Secrets in the Shadows by the author Anne Schraff. Anne grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. She got a bachelor's and master’s degree from California State University. Since college she has been writing many books including one of the most famous written series called the Bluford Series. Her stories are written basically on her background and how she grew up as a child. A middle class neighborhood including African Americans, Mexicans, Arab, and Filipino’s. From reading some of her books her stories are from a real person’s point of view and the struggles they really go through. Some of her lessons in many of her books are topics such as finding love, value education, respect towards others, and the importance of family.
"The Secrets of Our Secret" Throughout "Our Secret" Griffin explores the different characters' fears and secrets and she gives specific insights into these "secrets". Through examining others Griffin comes to terms with her own feelings, secrets, and fears. She relates to Himmler, Leo, Helene, and everyone else even though she is different than all of them. One fact that can be made about all of these characters is that they all represent humans and human emotion
Lying: Where Everyone Gets Hurt In discussions on the topic of lying, a controversial issue has been whether there is justification of lying or not. Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of if there is ever a time when a lie can be told for the good of someone else. Whereas some are convinced that lies should never be told, others agree that there are certain instances where lying is acceptable because the liar protects the one lied to. In the essay “The Ways We Lie” by Stephanie Ericsson, she explores the types of lies and how they affect everyday people. In Anton Chekhov’s fictional story, “The Lady with the Dog,” he displays two characters, Dmitri Gurov and Anna Sergeyevna, lying for love and to avoid consequence by their spouses. I stand against lying for the benefit of oneself because I think that it has the ability to ruin relationships or friendships and is hard to keep up the lies which leads to creating more lies. Although some people think that there are circumstances that warrant lying, I claim that no one should lie because lies end up hurting both people involved: the liar and the person lied to.
The two poems I chose to analyze were “Curandera” by Pat Mora and “Loose Woman” by Sandra Cisneros. They were an interesting read and made sure to reread several times to make sure I got everything I could from them. Both poems are so unique from other poems I have
A particular question that is seldom pondered over and yet is capable of carrying so many doubts within it: who are we? Who are we as a society who can do the things we do? Who are we who can suffer from them? Award winning poet and essayist Susan Griffin confronts these distinct questions in her work titled, “Our Secret”. Griffin believes that a basic understanding of the things that play a part in the growth of an individual is essential to understanding who we are. The way a child is raised dictates how that child is going to become later on in life. One of the distinct highlights of Griffin’s essay was her use of describing the progress of the V1 rockets in World War II. Griffin studies the aspects of human nature by using these missile developments as a metaphor to symbolize the raising of children and the factors that can influence a growing individual. One of the prime figures that Griffin uses pertaining to these growing individuals was Heinrich Himmler, leader of the Nazi secret police. Griffin uses Himmler as an example to demonstrate how big of a role a parental figure can play in the development of a person.
As the story progresses, Riley and her family move from Minnesota to San Francisco, where Riley experiences culture shock. She and her family find their home to be more than a bit worn and dismal. To make matters worse, their furniture has become lost in the cross-country move, and Riley’s father is experiencing stress and anxiety in his job at a startup firm. Riley is uncomfortable at her new school and in her new social environment as a whole. Riley’s mother urges her to keep smiling, stay happy, and be there for her father. At first the emotions are able work together, keeping Riley in harmony. However, Sadness begins to cloud Riley’s memories and feelings and override her balanced personality. She tells Joy, “Something’s wrong with me. I think I’m having a breakdown.” Joy attempts to take Sadness out of
In the story “The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle with connections” the main idea of this story so far that I read is that they are going on a boat ride with a family.Mr.Grummage was a y’all man who wore a black frock coat with a stove pipe hat that added to his considerable height. The person that is telling the story asked a lot of questions and obviously had a relationship with Mr.Grummage and they were some what family or real close friends.We can infer that she is a child because in the first chapter she stated that she wanted to say goodbye to her chaperone and she kept saying she had to say good. Some strange man was listening to their conversation and heard that the captain name was Jaggery. The man was scared of the captain because
In Marked Women, Unmarked Men, Deborah Tannen discusses the nature of marked women and its consequences. Tannen, a female writer, points out the “marked” aspects of women by first giving an example of three differently clothed women, named No. 1 through 3, in a meeting. She allows readers to visualize
The summary of this story begins with a fifteen year old girl named Connie. At home she was perceived
She hates her life in the mall and often wants to just go home. At home, there are more problems to deal with. Her heartbroken newly single mother (point to Mother’s picture) made a new friend named Lydia (point to Lydia) who’s slowly changing Havens’ s mom. Haven’s mom is newly single because the man of her dreams, Mac McPhail (point to dad) had found the woman of his dreams, Lorna (point to Lorna), also known as the “weather pet” to Haven and her mother. Her dad has been a newscaster for the sports for years. no one suspected a thing until the new weather girl came and there was a lot of chemistry on set. (point to the news set) She also has an older sister who’s named (point to Ashley’s picture) Ashley who is shorter, curvalicious, and gets a lot of boy attention. Haven had gotten sick and tired of all of Ashley’s boyfriends. Haven feels very ugly and gigantic next to her sister (point to the picture of the to girls) Ashley had finally settled down with Lewis Warsher (points to Lewis), her fiance, who is boring compared to her sister’s audacious personality. Lewis and Ashley met in an ice cream shop and it was
The following lines are from Liane Moriarty’s novel, the Husband’s Secret. Rachel’s best friend Marla is hosting a Tupperware party in which Rachel has reluctantly agreed to attend. Rachel has avoided attending parties since her seventeen-year-old daughter Janie was found murdered numerous years ago; she hates the way people speak to her, monitoring everything they say in order to not cause her more pain. Marla, who does not tip toe around Rachel, reminded her that Janie would have loved Tupperware because she was always so organized.
Fatima Mernissi is a celebrated Moroccan author who has written several books which are critically acclaimed from a feminist perspective, however they have also been misconstrued by pundits specifically by men for their own personal benefits. In Fatima Mernissi’s book Beyond the Veil: Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society, Fatima
These constant beatings in Maggie Johnson’s home, furniture thrown from parent to parent, and every aspect of her family life as being negative, her family situation is not an extremly healthy one. But, despite her hardships, Maggie grows up to become a beautiful young lady whose romantic hopes for a more desirable life remain untarnished.
In Safari by Jennifer Egan, Egan brings up the topic of relationships and their structures quite often. Egan even defines many of Mindy’s personal terms, which describe her interactions with others. Such terms as Structural desire, Structural resentment, Structural Dissatisfaction, are brought up often as Mindy describes her relationships