Essay the third
Essay the fourth
The text I chose to
use is about six years old but talks about a date which is much older. The
text is my mother's certicate of complete description of birth record. This
document tells the date in which my mother was born. Also it tells the
paternal and maternal grandparents. Her parents' names are given as well.
When my mother was born she was not in the United States. She was
born in the nation of Cape Vedre. Cape Vedre is a small chain of islands off
the coast of Africa which gained independence from Portugal. When my mother
was little she came to America with her parents. With her other siblings she
went to school here in America. In 1966 when she was born she was given her
American citizenship because her father was already a American citizen. In
1996 she finally got her birth certificate translated into English.
By her translating this text she was able to have this on recond in
America. Since my grandfather had already became a America citizen, he
enabled my mother to have a easy life here in America. This enabled me to
have even a better life which I am happy with.
I asked my brother about the text and he didn't now any thing about it.
He thought thought that the certificate was still in the Cape Verdian
language and didn't realize that she had it translated in 1996. Though he
didn't know it existed he really didn't care about the certificate.
The speech in the movie
was a speech given at a meeting in Richmond, Virgina, which decided if
Virgina would join the American Revolution. The speech was given by Patrick
Henry. He spoke without any notes and with a loud voice. This speech helped
Virgina get involved with the American Revolution.
This speech invoked the delegates at the meeting to want to get involved
the war. It makes the people want to fight for all their freedoms, and not
be oppressed by the king of England.The motivation for this speech is
freedom in which everyone wants. Henry wants to show everybody that freedom
is good and following a king which lives on another continent is stuipid.
This speech does what it is intended to do and thatis getting the delegates
to vote in favor of helping in the fight aganist British rule.
In the speech there are many metaphors and references to God. Henry
uses repetition to show that God wants the people to fight for their
freedom. This quote is an example of many, "Forbid it Almighty God! I know
not what course others may take but as for me, give me liberty, or give me
death. All these references show the strong passion in which Henry has for
this subject. To also inspire the delegates he speaks of how their brothers
are already fighting the war, and needed their help to free themselves of
their British pains.
Finally I will show you how this speech was ahead of its time. It was
ahead of its time because it shows how one can show great passion towards
the thing that they are fighting for. It shows someone getting people behind
them through speech instead of other conditions. This speech shows how
strong speech is, and how it can affect many peoples lives.
writers usually used stream of consciousness in fiction without showing it
to the reader. Virginia Woolf used this form of writing a lot. She shows her
ability to use this form of writing in "The Lady in the Looking Glass."
Woolf was the first to use stream of consciousness in her writings. Also the
writer put one of her characters into the shoes of another character. This
was unique because this was rare to find in the story and helped support the
use of stream of consciousness. Another Unique form of writing she used was
view one character in two different ways. This is unique because it was also
Not only was she the first, but one of the best. In her writings she was
able to hide her skill. Using stream of consciousness she brought us into
the mind of the character "People should not leave looking glasses hanging
in their rooms any more than they should leave open checkbooks or letters
confessing some hideous crime." She put into her writing the something a
person would be randomly thinking about in their mind. The writer was able
to bring a new form of writing into the world of literature. Not only was
she one of the best, but one of the firsts to take us into the mind of the
characters she created.
The author does another unique thing in this writing. She has one of the
characters imagine what might happen if they walked in another characters
shoes. The character imagines what the other character would be doing. The
character that wants to be in the other character's shoes is the narrator
was mind the reader is in when reading this story. "It was easy to the shoes
in which she stood." The narrator describes what the day would be like in
the shoes of the character. The writer uses this type of writing to spice up
Another unique thing that this story does is show to different views of
a person. Isabell Tyson is the character in which has been viewed in two
different ways. First she was viewed as a good women who had everything. She
had many friends and many letters from past love interests. But later at the
end of the story she is viewed through the looking glass. " She stood naked
in that pitiless light. And there was nothing. Isabella was perfectly empty.
She had no thoughts. She had no friends. She cared for nobody. At the end
she was viewed as an old, angular, veined and lined. This was unique because
this is a rare thing to see.
All these forms of writing were unique in their own way. They help to
boost the story up and show the raw talents of the writer. The writer
herself was unique but the techniques she chose to use in this story were
unique because they were rare, or a first.
"Help" by The Beatles
was made to protest the Vietnam War. The writer of this song, John Lennon,
had a strong feeling on this subject. Lennon wrote this because he felt that
war was not the answer in this case and decided to protest against this
matter in his music. Using music he was able to get his message out to the
people of the world, and the political figures at that time. “Help me if you
can, I’m feeling down, and I do appreciate you being around.” (Help) Lennon
felt that this was a time to influence others through his music to realize
what war was doing to the nation. This song is in this text because it has
some of the elements needed to make a literary chapter on modern literature.
“The set would be transcendent by anyone else's standards.” (Q Magazine)
This showing that this song was had importance during this time period.
The Happy warrior by Herbert Read is another example of why this time
period included a lot of war in literature. Like many other writers during
this period Read served in the war. He was awarded metals for his service.
Also during his time as a soldier he wrote poems about the war ant the
affects of the war. In this text he shows the young men of war being killed
in these harsh conditions. “His wild heart beats with painful sobs.” This is
an example of the pain and suffering that some of the warriors endured. Read
wanted to show what the warriors went through so that the public can see.
The author wrote what was going on around him, like the many others of his
time, or at any time period.
The next text, "Look Back in Anger" by John Osborne, also shows the
theme of the Newfangled Age. “The gritty realism of its setting represented
a revolution in the British theatre, one which gave to the play when it was
first produced a political and cultural significance which it is hard to
comprehend nearly 50 years later.” (litencyc.com). This play like the other
texts talked about the things at the time that were hard to talk about.
Osborne was the first to criticize the government, but he wrote about it
during the hard times in Britain. Though it wasn’t set during the war, it
shows hard times, which was what the war brought. “I suppose people of our
generation aren't able to die for good causes any longer.” (liteneyc.com).
This quote shows the hard times that the working class went through.
Osborne’s play is the one the best because it relates to all generations and
also shows the theme of war in which this chapter portraits.
The short story I chose to write about is called “The Bolsheviks Were
Ruthless” by M. Stanley Bubien. This is a tragic story, which is based on
the Russian czars. This short story represents the ruthless of humans, and
how they will do what ever it takes to obtain power. This is what causes war
to break out. The Bolsheviks were so ruthless they eliminated a czar family
so that they can get the power. But many of the others who have tried to,
failed. They killed all of them but one, a little girl who watched the
execution of her family. Like another great text (Animal Farm) this short
story shows the ruthless aggression that brings a down to the people
around. “But details matter not. For my family died that day. Yet I lived.
And so, too, do the Bolsheviks.” Bubien clearly shows through his literary
skills the effect of ruthless aggression.
The Good Soldier” by Ford Madox Ford was also a great text that was about
war. It is a great text in, which influenced many other texts to come. Also
this book contains the theme of war in which was what Ford was surround
with. This text shows the reality of the world and how the war was affecting
the lives of many people. It reflects the hidden society, which involve sex,
betrayal and adultery. “The novel is of great value to anyone currently
studying an English Literature course, as the narrative style is a
groundbreaking one, which has influenced the world of literature since.”
(Global-Online Store) “You see, along with the passion of the chase went a
frame of mind that made him be extraordinarily ashamed of himself.” Ford was
able to mix all these different ingredients into the text and made a great
novel. This is the best example of a text in the Newfangled Age.