I’m not the Indian you had in mind; a video that was written and directed by Thomas King challenges the stereotypical image that America has towards Native Americans. King is also the author of a short novel “A seat in the Garden”. This short story also challenges the established perspective that American society has towards the Native Americans. There are various stereotypes and perspectives that a majority of the public has toward a particular group. For example some of the common stereo types that are seen throughout the media are that all Asians are good at math, women are primarily sex objects, All Africans like fried chicken, and all Mexicans are gangsters. These stereo types are not completely true for an entire group, yet they
In “In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens”, Alice Walker looks to educate us on the hardships that almost all black women face when trying to express themselves through things such as art. She delves into many sociological and psychological concepts that have affected black women throughout human history. These concepts and ideologies created a realm for mass exclusion, discrimination, and oppression of many African American women, including Alice Walker’s Mother, who Alice utilizes as one of her particular examples. The writing thematically aims to show how these concepts of sexism, racism, and even classism have contributed to black women’s lack of individuality, optimism, and fulfillment for generations. The author does a tremendous job of defending and expanding upon her arguments. She has a credible background, being a black woman that produces the art of literature herself. As well as being raised by one, Walker’s first-hand experience warrants high regard. Therefore, her use of abstract and introspective language is presented clearly and convincingly. Also, her use of evidence and support from sources like Jean Toomer, Virginia Woolf, and Phillis Wheatley, all produce more validity for her stance through poems, quotes, and even experiences. All these individuals have their own accounts pertaining to the oppression of black women and their individuality. Successfully arguing that the artistry plights of black women described in “In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens” are
Component 2: drama responding required to choose a video clip and discuss the three dramatic elements that appeared in that video. Dramatic elements are the techniques to design the dramatic presentation, atmosphere, verbal or non-verbal interactions, mood and emotion to grab the attention of audiences (Dinham, 2017; ACARA, 2017). I have selected to view the video clip "The Secret Garden: There's someone crying" (Movieclips, 2012). After observing, analysing and evaluating the video clip critically, I have decided to explore the characters, voice and movement.
Elizabeth: Her voice rising; her composure falling away. Do you doubt my ladyship? Why should I welcome a reaper into my home? You have left the court, have you not? Well I have left the presence of the town. I will no longer allow myself to exchange pleasantries with those who have laid blood upon my husband’s name! You haven’t a clue of the hardship I have endured. No. I will stay in this house until my skin withers. I will stay until my bones dissolve and my tears leak from my fingertips. I will stay until the world falls away and I am left to myself alone. Leave now. Please. While I still have a grasp on the last of my dignity. I cannot bear to see you. Perhaps that is unfair. Her voice shakes and hushes. But so was John’s downfall. You will bother me no longer. Close the door on your way out. Elizabeth sits back down, and turns her chair away. She goes still. She is
1. Throughout the story suspense is aroused and maintained excellently. This is achieved by the character the author creates. Mr. Martin is characterized as a neat and cautious man, who never took a smoke or a drink in his life. Our suspense is aroused when the author states that it has been “a week to the day since Mr. Martin had decided to rub out Mrs. Ulgine Barrows”. This arouses our suspense because we are told Mr. Martin is planning to murder this woman. The suspense is maintained with Mr. Martin’s thoughts. We as an audience are given his thoughts through the use of the 3rd person omniscient point of view. His thoughts are mostly on the issue on his dislike of Mrs. Barrows. Because of this, he
The looming prospect of Miss Morstan becoming extremely wealthy clearly weighs on Watson, and he becomes insecure with his own life and his ability to be able to love this woman. “What was I,” he asked, “an army surgeon with a weak leg and a weaker
The Parsley Garden by William Saroyan is a short story that follows a young 10 year old boy named Al. He really wants a hammer because he wants to build a bench in his mother's garden. But, the issue is that he can’t afford the hammer so he attempts to steal the hammer and he gets caught. Al faces internal conflict in the story deciding if he should go back and steal the hammer a second time or work to earn the hammer. Through the plot in the short story The Parsley Garden, William Saroyan present’s the idea that there's always a correct way and an incorrect way to solve a problem.
I am getting very suspicious of what’s going on with the Barrymore's. I woke up this morning and looked out a window, it was unusually an amazing view of the moor. I could see everything, the Grimpen Mire, it was the best view of the moor. I assumed that I should mention what happened last night to Sir Henry. In fact, Sir Henry mentioned that he also heard Barrymore going around late at night. This all is very unusual, so we both decided to stay up that night and follow Barrymore. Sir Henry prepared to go out for a walk on the moor. I had to come along and investigate, but Sir Henry insisted that I “stayed home.” I remembered what you said, demanding that I shouldn’t let Sir Henry leave the house on his own. It was obvious that he was going
Elsie May walks into the parlor where MR. WINCHESTER is sitting in his tan Alvar Aalto tank chair that he brought back with him when he returned home from Chelsea’s Arms Asylum. Mr. Winchester is a beautifully masculine sixty-five-year-old with silver-gray hair that hangs to his shoulders. He is as kind as a butterfly but hard as a rock when it comes to his loved ones. Mr. Winchester does not look up from his newspaper.
This very distinct sentence demonstrates her frustration with Phil, Ellen portrays this by purposely repeating the statement three times throughout the story, emphasizing Phil’s death. Goodman primarily writes of Phil’s death and disregards incorporating pleasant emotion towards him, but rather demonstrates him as an ordinary, obese man who is chained to his desk at all times. This image of creates a more composed, grim tone which generates less sympathy from the readers on the behalf of Phil. Goodman is also powerful when it comes to incorporating vivid and immense detail into the passage by her diction and use of rhetoric. The section involving Phil’s wife and children add emotion to the passage as well as having an effect which further engages the readers. It shows that his work came first before his family and the family suffered from his choices. This is exemplified when Phil’s “dearly beloved” eldest son goes to his neighbors to ask what his own father
All the Marigols And The Migrant Mother The Great Depression Era,a time in American history when the nation feel into a time of poverty and hopelessness. People standing in lines for hours for a bowl of soup and a piece of bread.When jobs were few no matter how desperatly people looked for them.Doing without and wondering if or when a better time would come. The story "Marigolds"by Eugenia Collier is the memories of Lizabeth, a fourteen year old black girl in rural Maryland.When I think of that time and place ,I only remember the dry September of the dirt roads and grassless yards of the shantytown where I lived.Memory is an abstract painting - it does not present things as they are,but rather as they feel. Another inconsistency of memory, a brilliant splash of sunny yellow against the dust, Miss Lottie's marigolds. Lizabeth has a lot of memories.Fishing for minnows with cupped hands just to have them slip away.Loafing around trying to find something to do.The Childrens favorit thing to do was to annoy Miss Lottie.An old Indian woman they called a witch. Why ,when her shack seemed like it would fall down at anytime would she have beautiful mounds of
Mr. Hundert agrees and gets to catch up with is old students and when all the focus is directed to Sedgewick Bell, Mr. Hundert locks himself in his room, like a child. Then after the whole event Hundert thinks about how he has affected his student’s lives in a very selfish way. Almost like he wants applaud for his achievements and he wants his students to see him as a king. Alas, it is Sedgewick Bell whom they see to be the king making him The Palace
He is really a wolf in sheep’s clothing, seemingly harmless, but actually evil and bloodthirsty, stopping at nothing to achieve his goal of claiming the Baskerville fortune. In an attempt to murder Sir Charles, Stapleton pretends to be a single, lonely man, falling in love with Mrs. Laura Lyons, a friend of Sir Charles. He therefore acquires complete influence over Lyons, who is at his beck and call, and therefore lures out Sir Charles to be killed by an enormous hound, although this was completely unknown to Lyons, showing that men were seemingly hiding things from women.
"So long as Mistress Mary's mind was full of disagreeable thoughts about her dislikes and sour opinions of people and her determination not to be pleased by or interested in anything, she was a yellow-faced, sickly, bored and wretched child… When her mind gradually filled itself with robins, and moorland cottages crowded with children, with queer crabbed old gardeners and common little Yorkshire housemaids, with springtime and with secret gardens coming alive day by day, and also with a moor boy and his ‘creatures,’ there was no room left for the disagreeable thoughts which affected her liver and her digestion and made her yellow and tired… When new beautiful thoughts began to push out the old hideous ones, life began to come back to Colin, his blood ran healthily through his veins and strength poured into him like a flood… While the secret garden was coming alive and two children were coming alive with it" (Burnett 269). As Mary and Sir Collins learn to accept love and happiness, they reopen the secret garden to the outside world, and along with this, color comes back into both the characters’ lives as well as into the garden. “But as new life springs forth in the garden, so blooms new hope in the wounded hearts of each character”