I read The Back of the Bus, by Mary Mebane. In this essay Mebane tells us about a real life situation that she witnessed as a young girl. The situation occurred in the 1940's, while segregation was almost at it's worst. Mebane talks about the tension between the people on the bus when a white man got on and there was only one seat left, next to a black man. During all the tension the bus driver tried to tell the black man to move but, as he did a black woman stood up fighting for the black man and his seat. The bus driver realized they were at the last stop and let the situation go, as if nothing happened. I believe that the black man shouldn't have had to move but for his sake, he should have moved so he wouldn't have had to face the harsh
Danielle Evans’ short story, “Someone Ought to Tell Her There’s Nowhere to Go”, is a well-crafted narrative that is primarily based off a character named Georgie, who suffers from PTSD and faces many hardships in his personal life as he tries to build a relationship with his former girlfriend Lanae, and her daughter Esther. Evans successfully uses literary elements such as symbolism and foreshadowing in order to effectively appeal to the reader and explain how Georgie is struggling in his new lifestyle. These aspects further help to magnify Evans ethical and emotional appeal to her audience.
Gabrielle Roy's "The Move", highlights a young girl's longing for adventure and travel toward unknown destinations. However, as she realizes what is truly present outside her imagination, a surge of disillusionment comes over her. The child's description of horses, spearheading an adventure, but then falling ill and tired, illustrates the girl's realization that excitement and joy in the world cannot amount to her vivid imagination. In the short story, the image of weary moving horses parallels the child's sudden grasp of reality, illustrating the naive character's loss of innocence.
Sometimes you may read an article and it may be worlds away from the way you live, but the key to understanding and processing these types of articles is to relate it to your life and what you know to really understand it and make it personal. While reading of a Mexican nun and the biggest Mexican restaurant in Mexico, I may not be able to relate directly to the stories. However if I look for aspects in the stories that I can relate to I will have a better understanding of each story.
I will be examine two articles that I shared on twitter in relation to the question “Why doesn’t she just leave?” The main reason this question is asked is the misunderstanding or stereotypical idea that people have regarding domestic violence and those involved. In his article Jess Hill discusses what be believed to be true about domestic violence. He believed that it basically was otherwise good men, driven to the edge by distress and mistakenly took their anger out on their loved ones. This is one of the common myths of domestic violence, the idea that sometimes it “just happens”. The common belief is that sometimes people make mistakes, don’ all of us, so sometimes people just get overwhelmed and do or say something that we regret. As the text mentions, if you compare family violence to stranger violence you can easily see that the “made a mistake” or “blowing off steam” defense does not hold up in regards to domestic violence. I think this article does a good job in giving the reader insight into the true nature of domestic violence.
While Susan Bordo, Jib Fowles, Ed Dines and Jean Humez agree on one thing, advertising is there to sell a product. I could related to Susan Bordo’s Hunger as Ideology and Dines and Humez’s ADVERTISING AND IDENTITIES. Bordo’s meaning of the “control” is displayed will in the first opener. The statement, “Does she eat?” shows that the person possess some form of control. One could state when she does eat, she takes FiberThin after ever meal. But the Ad doesn’t inform us if she using it in right way. Susan Bordo states that women may feel they have an eaten disorder, but still want eat from the Jell-O. An example could be for male light beer, when trying to stay in shape, drink light beer. Susan states one should always be in control with one’s
As the final Act comes to an end, I’ve come to realize several moments that were overlooked throughout the play. Although some parts were clear, some were vague and left me thinking. According to the text, “Herrick. That’s not Satan, just a poor old cow with a hatful of milk. Come along now, out with you. Tituba. Take me home, Devil! Take me home! Sarah Good. Tell him I’m goin’, Tituba Now you tell him Sarah Good is goin’ too” (Miller 129)! This quote depicts an image in the reader’s mind that shoes a cow that represents the Devil. I find this scene a little contradicting because earlier in the play, it was mentioned that “witches” summoned the Devil through song and ritual. Now, how does a cow take the form of the Devil?
In order to make this reflection as honest as I can, I’m going to have to reveal that my beliefs and idea on reading do not synchronize with those of Perrine and thus it is difficult to incorporate her advice and provide an unbiased reflection that does not conflict with the author's analytical interpretations. What is perhaps the punchline of the text states, “Immature readers seek only escape. Even when they think they are reading for interpretation or some useful moral, they insist that what they read return them always some pleasant or exciting image of the world or some flattering image of themselves” (Perrine 2). While the previous quote may not be completely applicable to me because the text was assigned, I can see myself getting lost within the text and with that, my interpretations. Had I perhaps distanced myself and not been allowed to get “lost” in the text then I would have provided an interpretation for the assigned novels with less emotional bias in it. Perrine then goes onto say an immature reader tends to “make fixed demands of every story and feel frustrated and disappointed unless these demands are satisfied. Often they stick to one type of subject matter” (Perrine 3). While I cannot see any educated individual following this, perhaps to some extent I may have allowed an untidy ending to fix my feelings toward a novel to be relatively
In the film ‘Her’, directed by Spike Jonze, the main protagonist,Theodore Twombly conveys the idea of alienation via technology and its possible effects, due to his depression via his divorce and his easy going relationship with an artificial intelligence operating system named Samantha. The idea of alienation and technology and its possible effects on human relationships is conveyed via the quote, “Sometimes I think I have felt everything I'm ever gonna feel. And from here on out, I'm not gonna feel anything new. Just lesser versions of what I've already felt.” Theodore recently experienced is his divorce depression, and therefore becomes vulnerable, anti-social from society and isolated himself, by spending time with the artificial intelligence
Writing exhibits a form of communication, empowerment through freedom of speech, and allows the general public to become educated on matters that may not be eminent. Julia Serano is a trans woman who uses her writing, her voice, and her very being as a means to combat transphobia, cissexual privilege, gendering, and “passing” centrism. In Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity, Julia Serano dismantles the misconceptions that various individuals have concerning tans women, gender, sexism, and femininity. In order to accomplish this, Serano provides examples from her life as well as her observations before and after her transition from male to female (MTF). Thus, she is able to demonstrate the form in
James has indeed been through a rough life, let’s take a short break, now playing is her record breaking song, ‘At Last’.
Both Kylie and Angela found different ways to get through their challenges. For example, Angela ignored what everyone was saying to her about how she looks different and sometimes her friends would stand up for her. She also tried fitting in by eating food that americans eat like sugary cereal. Another example is, Kylie is in a wheelchair so she can’t do that much so she decided to start riding horses and for her english project she expressed how she could do things on a horse that are different from things on a wheelchair. Both of them have overcame the challenges they were faced but in different ways.
What is the goal of the fashion industry ? Of course, to sell their products. What is the key to success for fashion company sales? Fashion campaigns. There are other methods that can be used to engage a fashion audience, other than sex sells and size 0 models. One such campaign was named “Why don’t you?” by Diana Vreeland. She was born in Paris (1903-89). Her favorite dresses when she was young were Coco Chanel. Because of her personal style she was unveiled as a magazine writer of Harper’s Bazaar in 1936. After years of hard work, Vreeland finally became editor-in-chief of American Vogue from 1963 until 1971. “Why don’t you?” was her most famous work.
A while ago I had the pleasure of reading the book Althea and Oliver by Christina Moracho. Although I only read seven pages on the first day, I read the entirety of the rest of the book in a single sitting a few days later. The book captivated my mind with every single word. I barely even paid attention to the basic human functions such as showering, eating, and sleeping. Even when I actually got up to make food, I almost burned the house down because I was reading the book. I’ve had a problem with books making me feel bad in the past. In this case it was different. Before, the feeling would always come after I was completely done with the book or book series. This happened with Twilight, The Sisters Grimm, and Guardians of Ga’Hoole. With Althea
Duke University continues to explain that you should “[f]inish the book before forming your conclusions about it” (Writing Studio, 2018). This is especially true. I found that while reading the book, I kept changing my opinion of who the true murderer was, only to have my world turned upside down with the truth. The end of a fictional book can completely be a twist from what you believe, or want to believe.