"A Devoted Son Anita Desai" Essays and Research Papers

  • A Devoted Son Anita Desai

    A Devoted Son by Anita Desai Summary This story takes place in a shabby suburb in India. Rakesh, the son of a vegetable seller, triumphs in medical school and afterwards. He is a devoted son, bowing to his father, marrying the girl his parents choose, and becoming the director of his own clinic nearby. His father grows old, becomes a widower and begins to develop physical complaints and unpleasant habits, such as spitting forcibly. Still, his son tends him, and even decides to take over the...

    Death, Family, Health 578  Words | 2  Pages

  • A Devoted Son - Anita Desai

            Anita Desai’s story is all about duty and devotion. It draws a picture of the life of a son. The son is brought up by his father, starts earning his livelihood and then, dutifully looks after his father. However, crisis develops as his father, whimsical due to age, starts misinterpreting his son’s treatment. The question that the story posse is that how long should a son take care of his father? What should be the extent of his dutifulness and obedience? This is a problem of the modern world...

    Ageing, Death, Elderly care 825  Words | 2  Pages

  • Devoted Son

    Analytical essay In the story “The devoted son” by Anita Desai. The author illustrates strong and vivid meaning in the depth of the story. The Author portrays a truth. No matter how well progressive one is, tradition will always counter it. Rakesh’s Father went ill and sick even though he was under a professional doctor who was also his son “One day when the father was really sick, having ordered his daughter-in-law to make him a dish of soojie halwa and eaten it with a saucerful of cream, Rakesh...

    Born into Brothels, Family, Poverty 1872  Words | 5  Pages

  • Anita Desai

    III *ISSUE-32 RESEARCH ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION Among the post- independence Indo- English writers Anita Desai holds a prominent place because of the immense popularity she commands as a novelist of human predicament of anxiety, frustration and loneliness in the insensitive and inconsiderate contemporary world. This paper aims at tracing the theme of alienation in the novels of Anita Desai. Alienation refers to estrangement that occurs in the relation between an individual and that to which...

    Husband, India, Kiran Desai 800  Words | 3  Pages

  • Anita Desai

    A conversation with Anita Desai, and some notes on her work [Statutory warning: long, bifurcated post – some thoughts on Anita Desai’s writing followed by a Q&A. Apologies in case there’s some overlapping between the two elements. I wrote it as a flowing piece - a profile-cum-interview - for Business Standard Weekend but since there isn’t a word-constraint here I prefer to spread it out and play with the format.] Long before the publication of Midnight’s Children brought alive new possibilities...

    India, Kiran Desai, Life 1227  Words | 4  Pages

  • Anita Desai - Summary

    Anita Desai: Biography Anita Desai (born 1937) has been touted by "British Writers'" A. Michael Matin as "one of the preeminent contemporary Indian novelists," even referred to by many as the Mother of the Indian psychological novel genre. Her meticulous depictions of modern Indian life, combined with an elevated level of linguistic skill that frequently enters the poetic realm, have secured her a place of honor in the pantheon of Indian authors. Early Life Anita Desai was born on June 24, 1937...

    British Raj, Children's literature, Delhi 1968  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Village by the Sea by Anita Desai

    Sea by Anita Desai mirror its society’s values? What to include: Define the cultural values and ideas of this society. Theme as a cultural representation of values and ideas Characterisation – characters as a stereotype of values and ideas Hari, his father (role of fathers in society) Setting – city and village – as representation (symbols) of values and ideas Introduction: (Author and the title of the book must be included in the first sentence). The Village by the Sea by Anita Desai...

    Culture, Family, Father 1632  Words | 6  Pages

  • Review: Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai

    Review: Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai The most recent novel of Indian born author Anita Desai, Fasting, Feasting (1999) tells the story of two middle-class families and the allegorical struggles of the individual members to find individual identity and happiness. This meticulously constructed prose gravitates towards the position of women in the family unit and explores socially ordered gender imbalance in domestic life. Featuring a traditional Indian family in provincial town India and...

    Family, Feminism, Gender 1978  Words | 6  Pages

  • A Devoted Son

    entry to the home. This act solidifies the respect of his father towards him and those in the community who heard of his return to the village. Varma stated “he came and touched my feet. He bowed down and touched my feet” Varma was very proud of his son. Although Rakesh could have pursued a bride while studying, he chose to wait and accept the one chosen for him by his family. They were married and began a family together. Rakesh assimilated back into the culture and his role as one of the best...

    Family, Family values, Medicine 1043  Words | 3  Pages

  • theme of aleniation in Anita Desai novels

    THEME OF ALIENATION IN ANITA DESAI’S NOVELS WITH REFERENCE TO ‘CRY, THE PEACOCK’, ‘VOICES IN THE CITY’ AND ‘FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN’ Alienation is one of the greatest problems confronting modern man. The 20th century Especially the postwar period has been called the ‘Age of Alienation’. Edmund Fuller remarks that in our age man suffers not only from war persecution , famine and ruin, but from inner problem a conviction on isolation , randomness , meaninglessness in his way of existence. There are...

    20th century, Fiction, Hominidae 864  Words | 3  Pages

  • Major Works of Anita Desai, the Indian Novelist

    Major Works of Anita Desai, the Indian Novelist Most of Desai's works engage the complexities of modern Indian culture from a feminine perspective while highlighting the female Indian predicament of maintaining self-identity as an individual woman. Cry, the Peacock, Desai's first novel, chronicles the morbid dread, descent into madness, and suicide of Maya, a young Delhi housewife who is trapped in a loveless, arranged marriage to the much older Gautama, a misogynistic lawyer. The novel foreshadows...

    Fiction, India, Indian English literature 2239  Words | 6  Pages

  • A Village by the Sea - Anita Desai

    Anita Desai?s novel, The Village by the Sea, is a vibrant narration of perseverance and hope in distress. It is a saga of changes and adaptation, a little of evil and more about the goodness of nature and human kindness. Based on true events, it is a story set in a small coastal village Thul near Bombay. The two main characters of the novel are a brother and sister duo, 13-year-old Lila and 12-year-old Hari. They have two young school-going sisters, Bela and Kamal, a chronically ill mother and...

    Adrien Brody, Diwali, Paddy field 1034  Words | 3  Pages

  • Village by the Sea Anita Desai

    Name of the book; Village by the see By; Anita Desai Story; of an Indian family A story of an Indian family, staying in a village, called Thul, almost 14 miles away form Mumbai one of the most famous cities of India. This family consists of a mother who is very sick and lying in bed all the time, father who drinks all the time and is unable to work due to his hard drinking habit, three sisters and a brother, the two younger sisters who are studying at school, and an elder sister who has stopped...

    Banach–Mazur game, City, Family 1028  Words | 3  Pages

  • A Devoted Son

    Analytic Paragraph on “A Devoted SonAnita Desai uses elements of Psychoanalytic theory in her short story “A Devoted son” to show the importance of respect in the lives of humans. Rakesh’s father loved his son during the earlier part of the story as Rakesh was not challenging his authority and instead contributed to making his father a respected man in society. When Rakesh grew up and became the new “man of the house “his father was no longer the alpha male in his home which meant that his...

    American films, Black-and-white films, Family 647  Words | 2  Pages

  • Fasting Feasting by Anita Desai

    Part 1, Chapters 1 and 2 Summary Anita Desai's novel of intricate family relations plays out in two countries, India and the United States. The core characters comprise a family living in a small town in India, where provincial customs and attitudes dictate the futures of all children: girls are to be married off and boys are to become as educated as possible. The story contrasts the life of the main character, Uma, the family's older daughter, with Arun, the boy and baby of the family. Uma spends...

    Generic Access Network, George S. Patton, Mama and papa 1884  Words | 5  Pages

  • anita desai

    FASTING, FEASTING by Anita Desai The main characters who struck me the most are Uma and her brother Arun; to them are dedicated the two parts of the novel. Personally I think they have a lot of things in common and I’m not only considering the fact that they belong to the same close-knit family: they are somehow subjected to a reality from which they both want to escape. Uma is the plainest character of the novel, I think: she always obeys her parents and makes everything they want her...

    Novel, Protagonist 3006  Words | 8  Pages

  • The Voice of the City Anita Desai

    is haunted by a revenant, whom they believe to be the ghost of Sethe's daughter. Because of the haunting —- which often involves objects being thrown around the room —- Sethe's youngest daughter, Denver, is shy, friendless, and housebound, and her sons, Howard and Buglar, have run away from home by the time they are thirteen years old. Soon afterward, Baby Suggs, the mother of Sethe's husband Halle, dies in her bed. Paul D, one of the slaves from Sweet Home, the plantation where Baby Suggs, Sethe...

    Family, Identity, Maternal bond 1664  Words | 4  Pages

  • Anita Desai

    org/ijel ISSN 2141-2626 ©2011 Academic Journals Review Anita Desai’s ‘in custody’: Unlocking the web of time and space Bhasha Shukla Sharma Department of Humanities, University Institute of Technology, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal. (M.P), India. E-mail: Bhasha.shukla@gmail.com. Tel: 9826090200. Accepted 6 August, 2011 This paper attempts to semiotically interpret the use of time and place as narrative device in Anita Desai’s ‘In Custody’. Space and time have aroused the curiosity...

    Delhi, Hindi, Mirza Ghalib 6807  Words | 18  Pages

  • short story rewrite-a devoted son

    'A Devoted Son' Short Story Ending Rewrite After completing another long day at his office, Rakesh walked towards his car in the parking lot looking forward to going home even though he enjoyed his being at work as well. He slipped into the drivers seat of the car and placed his bag on the passenger side before placing the key in the ignition. Hesitating, he turned to his bag and rummaged inside, searching for a new medicine he intended to give to his father. Once his hand wrapped around the...

    Family, Father, Marriage 1305  Words | 2  Pages

  • Pineapple Cake Anita Desai - Introduction

    that she is embarrassed by her son. “… Mrs Fernandez sighed to think how much easier it would have been if she had had a daughter instead.” We can see that Mrs. Fernandez is quite fixed on what other people view of her family as she “had the boy dressed in his new frilled shirt and purple velvet shorts and new shoes that bit his toes and had him sitting quietly in church right through the long ceremony.” We can see here that Mrs Fernandez is more fixed on how her son looks, as opposed to his comfort...

    Boy, Perspiration 942  Words | 3  Pages

  • anita desai

    Interview with Anita Desai Magda Costa interviewed Anita Desai in Barcelona, 30 Jan 2001. Desai was in Spain to launch the Spanish and Catalan translations of Fasting, Feasting. -How was it to grow up in a family like yours, with a German mother and a Bengali father, in India? -When you are a child you take for granted what your family is; you don’t question it. The fact is that my mother adapted so completely to the Indian way of life that nobody thought of her as a foreigner anymore. It’s true...

    Creative writing, English language, Hindi 3853  Words | 9  Pages

  • Desai Pres.

    Anita Desai (b.1937) – formerly Anita Mazumdar Indian novelist and short story writer, especially noted for her sensitive portrayal of the inner life of her female characters. Several of Desai's novels explore tensions between family members and the alienation of middle-class women. In her later novels Desai has dealt with such themes as German anti-Semitism, the demise of traditions, and Western stereotypical views of India. "Even though his cigarette stank - it was a local one, wrapped in a tendu...

    Culture of India, Delhi, Economy of India 1247  Words | 4  Pages

  • A Devoted Son Critical Analytical Essay

    role with new responsibilities is an inevitable part of aging. Encountering and surpassing new milestones often marks the start of a new chapter in ones life. In the short story "A Devoted Son", education, marriage and a family members illness all contribute to the new roles assumed by the protagonist. The author Anita Desai develops the idea that change is the ongoing force that causes individuals to accept new roles in their lives. In her short story, Rakesh and Varma essentially switch roles in their...

    Boy, Family, Father 851  Words | 2  Pages

  • Post Colonial Impact in Anita Desai’s in Custody

    Post Colonial Impact on Urdu Language Lovers in Anita Desai’s In Custody Dr.A.CHANDRA BOSE, PhD., Assistant Professor of English The Madura College (Autonomous) Madurai, Tamilnadu -625 011 boseac@gmail.com Introduction Anita Desai is an important women novelist in the firmament of Indian fiction in English. She unfolds lot of complex things for example, struggles of innocents, problems of human relationship and decay of Urdu...

    Ghazal, Languages of India, Mir Taqi Mir 1866  Words | 5  Pages

  • A Comparative Study on the Theme of East-West Encounter in Kamala Markandaya’s Possession and Anita Desai’s Bye-Bye Blackbird

    A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE THEME OF East-west encounter in KAMALA MARKANDAYA’S POSSESSION AND ANITA DESAI’S BYE-BYE BLACKBIRD P.KRISHNAVENI, Research Scholar. P.KUSUMA HARINATH, Associate professor , Dept. of English S.V.University...

    England, English people, India 1582  Words | 5  Pages

  • Congugal Cacaphony in Anita Desai's Novels

    CONGUGAL CACAPHONY IN ANITA DESAI’S NOVELS Suneeta Upadhyay, Research Scholar M.M.H. college, Ghaziabad, C.C.S. University, Meerut Indian novelist and short story writer, Anita Desai is specially noted for her insightful depiction of the inner life of the female characters in her writings. In most of her novels Anita Desai dwells on the themes incongruity, incertitude and hazards of human relationship particularly the man-woman relationship. D.H. Lawrence points out: The great relationship...

    Family, Husband, Interpersonal relationship 1348  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Devoted Friend

    THE DEVOTED FRIEND By Oscar Wilde As it is known, Oscar Wilde was an Irish poet and writer who became popular because of his different forms of writing style, remembered as one of the greatest playwrights in the early 1890s. His work is characterized by two concepts of aesthetic: the moralizing aestheticism and the art for art’s sake, the second one being more prominent. Therefore, the stories action...

    Fiction, Friendship, Oscar Wilde 1431  Words | 4  Pages

  • A Devoted Son Ending Rewrite

    Rewrite of the Devoted Son September 29th, 2012 “Papa, I have brought you a new tonic to help you feel better. You must take it; it will make you feel stronger again. Here it is. Promise you will take it regularly, Papa.” Varma’s mouth worked as hard as though he still had a gob of betel in it (his supply of betel had been cut off years ago). Then he spat out some words, as soft and sweet as roses, into his sons face. “If it will make me feel stronger, and better than for you I will my son” The Great...

    Crying, Family, Feeling 686  Words | 2  Pages

  • A Devoted Friend

    “A Devoted Friend” Is devotion a two way street between friends? This writer would have to say no, devotion is not always a two way street between friends, but it certainly should be. In the short story, “The Devoted Friend”, author Oscar Wilde tells his readers a tale of two friends and their ideas of what a devoted friend truly is. Little Hans shows readers that friendship is not always unselfish, and Hugh...

    David and Jonathan, Doctor, Friends 1044  Words | 3  Pages

  • Village by the Sea, Anita Desai

    Anita Desai's Village by the Sea is set in a small village called Thul, which is 14 kilometres from Bombay. Lila, the eldest child among four siblings, is but thirteen years of age, yet she already has the outlook and maturity of an adult. Her brother Hari, twelve is the only person with whom she can share her troubles . Their mother is an invalid and needs constant care and nursing. Nobody knows what exactly is wrong with her but she grows weaker and weaker with every passing day. Their father...

    Adrien Brody, Family, Homemaker 702  Words | 2  Pages

  • Essay on Dame Anita Roddick

    Dame Anita Roddick and The Body Shop: Getting Started The daughter of Italian immigrants born and raised in the UK, Anita Perella began developing her legendary work ethic and keen business sense at an early age as she and her siblings worked tirelessly in her parent’s café as children. It was very common in those days for immigrant children to labor as hard as (if not harder) than their adult counterparts and Anita was no exception. She was a hard worker but also garnered a reputation for being...

    Anita Roddick, History of cosmetics, Host Universal 2162  Words | 6  Pages

  • A Devoted Son Ending Rewrite

    the boys ran up to him to take his bag, and escort him up the steps. “Will you have tea?” his wife called, “or a Coca Cola? Shall I fry you some samosas?” But he did not reply or even glance in her direction; he would talk to her later. Ever a devoted son, Rakesh went first to the corner where his father sat gazing, stricken, at some undefined spot in the dusty yellow air that swan before him. He had to make sure his father started taking the medicine as soon as possible. His father did not turn...

    2008 singles, Coca-Cola, Emotion 571  Words | 2  Pages

  • Summary of In Custody by Anita Desai

    he shrinks at the idea of possibly being exploited by his sharp and selfish friend Murad, the dream of meeting Nur draws him on. So he sets off on a number of adventures on Sundays, the one free day that he should have spent with his wife and son. What Deven finds at his hero's house is misery and confusion. Having sunk into a senile old age, surrounded by fawning sycophants, married to a younger calculating wife who wants to use his glory to win herself fame, Nur is not what he once was...

    Ghazal, Literature, Mir Taqi Mir 315  Words | 2  Pages

  • Essay analysis chapter 4 Clear Light of Day by Anita Desai

    also the fact that Bim is taking the mum figure, nursing her brothers and sisters, taking care of the house, keeping the garden alive and so on. However, she's also destroying childhood memories (as the rose) to refresh everybody's purpose. Perhaps Desai wants to remind the reader that they are grown adults, they have to let their infancy (and everything attached to it) behind them to finally move on. Perhaps the writer is trying to give a message to the reader. Finally, what if she was giving the...

    Childhood Memories, English-language films, Family 1071  Words | 3  Pages

  • Anita and Me

    SOUTH ASIAN WRITING HOME ASSIGNMENT: Diaspora In South Asian Literature- As seen in Meera Syal’sAnita and Me” Submitted by : 08/EL/47 Urmimala Bhattacharjee The mention of ‘home’ and ‘outside’ is not a specification of India at all, but rather...

    Anita and Me, Asia, Betty Trask Award 2688  Words | 7  Pages

  • Anita Roddick

    2. How do you evaluate Anita Roddick’s management philosophy and style? How important a contribution did she make to the creation of The Body Shop? How important is her role in its ongoing management? Anita Roddick’s Management Philosophy & Style 1. PHILOSOPHY The 4 basic management functions of Planning, Organizing, Leading & Controlling can be analyzed in detail for drawing a picture of Anita Roddick’s Management Philosophy for The Body Shop. 1. Planning * First major...

    Anita Roddick, History of cosmetics, Host Universal 809  Words | 3  Pages

  • Anita Desai Revision For Chapter 1 Part 2 "Village by the sea"

    The poverty of the lila's family is very evident in the writings of Desai. Throughout the book, the poverty is emphasized over and over again to promote the theme and hence develop links with other themes such as superstition and helplessness. Lila "went in with a tumbler of tea" and she "stopped to add a little extra milk to it." This shows that she is very caring of her mother as she adds some more of the 'precious' milk for her mother. The mother "lay on the string bed on some old grey sheets"...

    Anxiety, Family, Father 1305  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Carpenter's Son

    Christians should be familiar with those words as they revolve around the noble death of God's one and only son, who is one of the cornerstones of the Christian faith. This man and his sacrifice are frequently referred to by poets and there are several poems whose entire message is all about Jesus Christ. One such poem is a satire written by poet A. E. Housman, titled “The Carpenter's Son”. Housman’s work is not your conventional religious poem as it offers a very negative view on mankind and Jesus...

    Bible, Christianity, God in Christianity 1101  Words | 3  Pages

  • Sons Veto

    attractive and devoted. Her only flaw was that she was not a great judge of what was best for her. She agrees to marriage with Rev. Twycott. She respects him but there is no love in this marriage, naturally. Her influence on Randolph her son is negligible and the boy grows up thinking his mother to be inferior to him in learning and position. Sophy has no control over her life. Her husband has left her only a small sum of money; the rest is under the control of trustees. She loves her son with tenderly...

    Boy, Family, Marriage 1519  Words | 4  Pages

  • Pisistratus and Sons

    AHIS100 Essay Topic: How did Pisistratus and his sons use religion to solidify support for their government at Athens? In Ancient Greece religion was a tool used for many different reasons, whether it was to explain the creation of the universe or to explain the occurrences of nature. Religion was a very important aspect of Greek society and culture and through ritualistic practises it allows communities to unify in a common goal to please the Gods. Among the many emperors and tyrants of Athens...

    Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Greece, Athenian democracy 2149  Words | 6  Pages

  • Communilisation and Disintegration of Urdu in Anita Desai Incustody by Amina Yaqin

      The Communalization and Disintegration of Urdu in Anita Desai’s In Custody 1 Introduction T  of Urdu in India is an extremely layered one which needs to be examined historically, politically and ideologically in order to grasp the various forces which have shaped its current perception as a sectarian language adopted by Indian Muslims, marking their separation from the national collectivity. In this article I wish to explore these themes through the lens of literature...

    Bihar, Delhi, Hindi 8424  Words | 24  Pages

  • Son of God

    Jesus: The Son of God A meaning behind a name can be very significant. It can be a way to interpret someone, describe him or her, and see who he or she really is. Jesus is a man who has numerous names and various meanings to them. He is the known as a teacher, a famous prophet, a miracle worker, and a wonderful example. One significant name that Jesus is known for is the Son of God. At the heart of the Nicene Creed it states “ the only- begotten Son of God”. The Son of God is to be of...

    Christian terms, Christianity, God 1284  Words | 4  Pages

  • Father and Son

    Anthony Melero Father and Son In some, probably most storylines that you might compare there will be similarities and differences. That’s just how it works, but you will rarely get those two or more storylines that you decide to compare that have absolutely nothing in common and are completely different. Most of the time that won’t happen but it is definitely a possibility. In this case of comparison, between the novel “Father and Son,” by Larry Brown and the movie “Shotgun Stories,” by director...

    A Story, Difference, English-language films 1099  Words | 4  Pages

  • Son Jara

    Fata Magan the Handsome: father of Son-Jara, settles in Kamalen the center of the later Manding Kingdom. A jinni appears to Fata Magan and tells him he should wed an ugly maid who is with two youths; the ugly maid will bear him a son who will rule Manding. Magan gives his sister, Nakana Taliba later appears as a principal Queen of Darkness, and a rare token in exchange for Sugulun Konde, the ugly maid. Sugulun Konde called "the Konde woman the ugly maid, mother of Son-Jara, traveling with the Taraweres...

    Mali Empire, Mande languages, Shea butter 1239  Words | 3  Pages

  • Prodigal Son

    The original story of the prodigal son is very touching but is written as all bible stories are written and that is to put anyone to sleep. However, Garrison Keillor's version of the prodigal son makes the same point and is fun to read. He brought it in to a more modern day setting but the same message is sent like the original story. The story of the prodigal son is that he wanted his father to give him everything that he would inherit when the father passed on. His father agreed and he left...

    A Prairie Home Companion, American Public Media, Garrison Keillor 809  Words | 3  Pages

  • Sons of Liberty

    Sons of Liberty The Sons of Liberty were groups of colonists that gathered together to protest taxes that were imposed on them by the British government. Secret groups of men got together to protest the taxation and fees that they felt were unfairly imposed on them. One of the events that precipitated this was the Stamp Act passed by the British parliament in 1765. This caused a firestorm of opposition from the colonists, including legislative resolutions in Virginia and public demonstrations...

    American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin, Boston Tea Party 773  Words | 3  Pages

  • Anita Roddick, the Body Shop

    Anita Roddick, The Body Shop Sylvia Whisenant Strayer University Dr. Johnny Maddox Business 302 November 24, 2011 Anita Roddick, The Body Shop This paper examines the management style of Anita Roddick, how her unique style of leadership helped her become not only a success in business, but a success in getting the world of corporate business to become green and socially responsible. The Primary Business The Body Shop, a world- wide cosmetics company, its products are made...

    Anita Roddick, Entrepreneurship, History of cosmetics 1341  Words | 4  Pages

  • Parent relationship in "Sons and Lovers"

    David Herbert Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers is considered as one of the most innovative novels of the twentieth century. In this novel, though Lawrence mainly deals with the relationship between men and women, he also informs us that the relationship between parents and children with the influence of the disharmonious relationship between the special man and woman—father and mother is very significant to children, family and even society. Sons and Lovers is an autobiographical account...

    Anne Reid, D. H. Lawrence, Family 1094  Words | 3  Pages

  • Sons of liberty

     The Sons of Liberty used their power and influence to manipulate popular opinion, thereby inciting the public to act against the laws and control of England. They were one of the most influential groups behind the American Revolution. The start of the Sons of Liberty is something of a mystery. The group always met in secret and it is disputed where it all began. Some say it started in New York and some will say under the leadership of Samuel Adams the Boston chapter was first. One thing...

    American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin, Boston Tea Party 1732  Words | 5  Pages

  • Anita Desai's, Fastng Feasting

    Anita Desai s Fasting, Feasting: A feminist Study P. Krishnakant S. K.V.Tuli, Paper Nagar Dist. Mokokc hung. Nagaland- 798623. To a cautious reader of Feminism it will appear that from the decade of 1960 all feminist critics asserting that they are on a journey of self discovery. It will lead them to a better understanding of themselves. And once they understand and then define themselves as women, they believe they will be able to change their world. Feminist such as Jane Tompkins and others...

    Female, Gender, Gender differences 624  Words | 2  Pages

  • Lament for a Son

    Lament for a son Lament for a son is book written by Nicholas Wolterstorff, who is mourning the premature death of his son Eric who passed away in a mountain climbing accident in Austria. Nicholas Wolterstorff is an American philosopher and currently the Noah Porter Emeritus Professor of Philosophical Theology at Yale University. He is a writer with philosophical and theological interests. He has written books on aesthetics, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of religion, metaphysics...

    Death, Emotion, Life 1135  Words | 3  Pages

  • Father and Son

    Father and Son  In the short story “My Son the Marine” by Frank Schaeffer, There are many points that the author is trying to display through the rhetorical device pathos and ethos. He uses pathos to put a human face on the subject of loved ones going off to the military, and the hardships the family goes through due to this decision. He uses ethos to display his attitude from beginning to end. He starts at the beginning when the marines talk to his son and he ends with his son telling him he...

    Audience, Debut albums, Descriptive technique 1112  Words | 5  Pages

  • Mother to Son

    Professor miller October 16, 2012 The poem “Mother to Son”, by Langston Hughes, is an inspiring poem. It is the epitome of what every parent should instill within their child and that is the success of our children. Langston Hughes was born in 1902 and was a well-known poet during the Harlem Renaissance. His poems were not personalized but spoke for all African Americans alike. In this poem there is significant meaning from a loving mother to her son through language, metaphors, imagery repetition and...

    1920s, African American, Harlem Renaissance 796  Words | 3  Pages

  • Family and Son

    a weak desire cannot produce great results… Hard Work Bring’s Success. There once lived a rich businessman who had a lazy and fun loving son. The businessman wanted his son to be hard-working and responsible. He wanted him to realize the value of labour. One day he summoned his son and said: “Today, I want you to go out and earn something, failing which you won’t have your meals tonight.” The boy was callous and not used to any kind of work. This demand...

    Boy, Family, Gold 1061  Words | 3  Pages

  • Hamlet Father and Sons

    father's death. The younger Hamlet tried to follow in his father's footsteps, but as much as they were alike, they were very much different. The man named Hamlet had a son named Hamlet and after everything was over, that is one of the few things that they had in common. Although they may exhibit some similar traits, all fathers and sons are individuals. They are, or will become, their own man. This development is based on life experience, which is never the same for any two people. In the case of...

    Death, Family, Gertrude 849  Words | 3  Pages

  • Mother to Son

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