According to the Online Dictionary, the “Chinese Cultural Revolution” is defined as “a movement in China, beginning in the year 1966 and led by Mao Zedong, to restore the vitality of communism in China.” To begin, the Chinese Cultural Revolution performed a significant role in establishing the setting and conflicts in the novel of “Red Scarf Girl”. The setting of the story took place in the city of Shanghai, specifically throughout the course of two and a half years from the year 1966 to 1969. The protagonist and narrator of the story, Ji Li Jiang, was a 12-year-old Chinese girl who lived as a wealthy resident in the brownstone apartments of Shanghai. As the story progressed, Ji Li developed alterations in her relationships with her peers at school, the perception of her goals and responsibilities in life, and knowledge of her family history in relation to her class-status in the community. Therefore, throughout the course of the story, it was evident that significant changes and development of the relationships, perceptions, and knowledge of Ji Li Jiang occurred as a result of the events that she experienced.
Beyond the Labels Red is a color commonly associated with anger, war, strength, love or passion. In The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, it is used to show a moment of luck between two children, a sky of fire and loss, beaten love, literature, and many other things. The Book Thief is narrated by Death, who describes people and scenes as colors. Throughout the novel, a variety of things are explained as red. There are a few humans that fascinate Death, and Liesel Meminger is one of them.
Integrity is doing the right thing when no one is looking despite the consequences that may transpire from performing the action. In today’s society we tend to look at the easiest way to complete a task or the easiest way to make money despite employing the use of integrity. Your value of integrity typically portrays what type of person you are. The people you social with have an immense impact on your value of integrity. Integrity is the value you put on life, which is typically determined by the people you surround yourself with and portrays the type of person you are to others.
A sacrifice is when someone gives up something very important to them, whether it’s a physical item or a mental idea, for something greater than their wants or desires. Sacrificing something is never easy. It is usually something very valuable, personal, or time- consuming. Both stories “Oranges” by Gary Soto and “The Bass, The River, and Sheila Mant” by W.D. Weatherall have a common theme of sacrifice in them.
Throughout the book, Catcher in the Rye, Holden talks about red many times. When red is brought up, it is usually when Holden is talking about people or items that catch his eye and appeal to him. The love, passion, and desire, that is talked about in The Catcher in the Rye is all Holden has for his siblings and his hunting hat that he brings around with him everywhere. The color red seems to have such a tight hold on Holden. It is in Salinger’s
Almost all religions with Gods have a set of morals they want their worshippers to follow, in this case I used the Christian religion as an example. Most Christians strive to be the best people they possibly can. While most tend to behave this way out of the goodness of their own hearts, some behave in this manner because they fear hell and God’s wrath. They believe that their behavior dictates whether or not they end up going to Heaven and Hell, and thus follow the morals laid out by the bible, i.e. the ten commandments. While religion plays a heavy role in determining one’s morals, people create their own morals as well. For example, a person may always hold the door open for others, not because they do it for fear of eternal damnation, they do it because they believe it is right. Gardner states that people do this to help achieve that better future each person has in their mind. In the end, everyone has this idea of what they want their life to be like in the future, and they develop their morals around that. When that person eventually dies, they die knowing that they followed their morals and were a better person for it in the grand scheme of things.
A lack of communication and friends can prove to be what causes someone to find out who he or she really is. In the beginning of The Catcher in the Rye, Salinger introduces the red hunting hat when Holden gets back from the schools fencing match in New York. Holden purchases this hat after he leaves the equipment they needed in order to participate in the match on the subway. In a way, he buys the hat to make up for what he did and to calm himself when he is caught in a situation. Anytime Holden feels alone or upset, he uses the hat as a source of comfort or protection from the world. In the novel The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger uses Alienation to demonstrate the idea that it can make people show who they really are or be more comfortable with themselves.
Ever since the beginning of early human civilizations, there has always been the presence of superiority over one another in regards to the pigmentation of one's skin color. Racial discrimination has plagued society through the centuries of the ancient Romans to the middle ages, towards the industrial era and the modern era in which we live now. However, have we sincerely progressed in terms of how we treat and view the people around us? Or have we been stuck with the perceptions of our ancestors that knew no better than to think better of themselves above other races? Putting into consideration the questions that berate our modern day lives of post segregation America, the ways of fixing the detrimental societal contagion need to involve psychologically altering people's minds from the ways of old, changing how we treat the American education system in regards to the children, and conforming the different socio-economic varieties into a system the equalizes the individual despite where they come from.
The film A Clockwork Orange and the novel A Clockwork Orange are like fraternal twins. Indeed they share the same foundation, but there are disparities between the two that restrict them from being recognizably identical. The film contains plot modifications and omissions that lead the story astray from what Burgess originally intended.
It all started when Molly was getting in her last minute service hours. She was helping the city takes its annual homeless count when she saw a homeless girl not much older than herself struggling. This sparked a desperation in her to help. She came up with the ambitious goal of reuniting Red with her family by Christmas Eve and was determined not to fail. She and her service dog, Pixel, spend almost every minute trying to help Red and find some information that will help her complete her mission. Unfortunately, Red isn’t quite ready to talk about her past yet, and Molly has some secrets of her own that are haunting her too. The more Molly learns about Red, the more desperate she is to help her. However, as you read through this gripping tale
In 2004, Piper Kerman began her fifteen month prison sentence after laundering drug money for her ex-girlfriend. Nine years later, her story is brought into the public’s attention with the television show Orange in the New Black, having been loosely based off of her memoir of the same name.
What if I told you something so simple and quotidian was actually complex and completely riveting. To most people orange is just an occurrence between the red and yellow spectrum. Maybe an orange is what you have in a bowl on your kitchen counter, patiently waiting to be picked as a snack. Orange is not so simple or mundane as many may believe. At a very young age I despised orange, the color as well as the fruit. The color reminded me of an unfavorable rusty wrench. The fruit itself was lumpy and bravely bold, exhibiting an unconfident standoff with my taste buds. This outlook is no longer true, yet now I truly believe orange is a beautiful color as well as a delicious fruit. Orange is unique, symbolic, and full of history.
Anthony Burgess's writing style in his most famous novel, A Clockwork Orange, is different to say the least. This novel is praised for its ingenuity, although many are disturbed by Burgess's predictions for the future. However, for many, it is close to impossible to comprehend without outside help. This is because Burgess created a language specifically for this novel, called Nadsat. This Russian-based language forms conversations between the narrator, Alex, and his teenage, delinquent friends. There are many assumptions as to why Burgess chose to complicate A Clockwork Orange by filling it with the confusing Nadsat language. Some opinions are that the language shows A Clockwork Orange readers
, once acquired comes with the consequence of being objectified under the red light to the master’s male gaze. Hence referring back to Kong who mentions the power these women gain is ironic. Their victory is the attention of the master’s affection for one night. This further emphasizes the lack of power and importance women have under the Confucian ideologies. Perhaps the red tones