Obstacles In The Osage Firebird

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Life is filled with obstacles. In the texts "The Osage Firebird", by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, and "A Life Painting Animals", by Diana Childress, both authors have the purpose of informing the reader about ways people can overcome barriers to become successful. Although their purposes are the same, the way each author develops it is different from the other. When choosing between the two, critics have said that Diana Childress's text better illustrates the message due to the wiser way she uses the devices given to her. It has been determined, however, that Bardhan-Quallen develops the purpose--people have overcome obstacles to become successful--more effectively than Childress

because of the inclusion of how the main character's
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Likewise, readers are provided with

the potential to realize how surpassing it would be something included in the text because of its

importance. Subsequently, they are given the ability to grasp the beginning of the purpose more

comprehensibly. Although "The Osage Firebird" gets the recognition of effectively

distinguishing the relationship between the obstacles and Tallchief's life, Childress does

manipulate her text to also show some relation. An example is stated on line 34 of Childress's

text: "Salon juries rarely chose works by women artists …" Bonheur was a woman who wanted

to pursue the art career, so this goes hand-in-hand with how the obstacle's occurrence had any

impact on Bonheur's life. Childress's text, however, does not show the subject having as much

discrimination as Tallchief did. Additionally, Bonheur didn't take as much effort to overcome the

obstacle than did Tallchief, who determinedly stood up for herself and what she wanted.

Inevitably, this would give readers a less likely chance of figuring out how important the

obstacle is due to the lack of detail and connection between the barrier and
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Without this piece of evidence, readers would definitely get confused on the progression of the story, leading to the message being lost. Even though Bardhan-Quallen's text contains the mass amount of addressing the purpose, "A Life Painting Animals" also depicts the indication to the message on lines 56-57: "[Rosa Bonheur was] an artist who would not let worries about money, prejudice against women, or even a stampede stand in her way." Bonheur's depiction summarizes the purpose and shows what Bonheur had to overcome to be a success, giving readers an idea of what she must have done to surpass her obstacles. It does address the purpose, but really only once throughout the entire text. Moreover, the details written are not specific enough to be able to infer what the arrangement of the purpose is, resulting in an uncovered message. Therefore, the indication of the purpose gives the readers the knowledge of details in the it, developing the message even more throughout the story. To complete the development, the understandable and obvious reveal of the overcoming of Tallchief's obstacles is the main component responsible for