Voice Authenticity Essay Through a feminist approach to discover an authentic voice, four novels are examined. The women's journeys are not based on identity, but in their alienation from their world. In A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare, and A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams, Helena and Blanche become alienated through their want of love, but inability to access it. With Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, and Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, Ophelia and Elizabeth convey their alienation through their death at the cause of the man they love. In A Streetcar Named Desire, Blanche's behavior alienates her from people who strive for a normal life. She imposes upon people, drinks too much to forget, and her sensuality is overused. Causing those around her to feel uncomfortable and out of place. Blanche's life stopped the moment Allan Grey died. She aged physically, but mentally she is still trapped in the moment of Allan's death. Stella grew up, moved away, got married and became pregnant- her life continued forward. Stanley went to the war to fight, returned, assumed a job, married Stella and is going to be a father -his life continues. Blanche's preoccupation with weight and appearance, which is taken to the extreme by her covering naked bulbs with a lantern and dating Mitch only at night when the reality of time passing cannot be seen, showing Blanche trying desperately to clutch onto the physical nature of her youth. Blanche over-dresses as if to hide the fact that men would find her to be a low woman, and she uses her charms in a way that comes out looking like she is plainly asking for trouble. Worst of all are her "spells", when the light focuses on her and she remembers her dead husband, alienates her as well. Her speech, manners and habit are foolishly passé, but still she cannot abandon this sense of herself as someone special, as a "lady" in the grand tradition. Her need to be special, to adhere to codes and a tradition no longer valid, creates an intense isolation, while simultaneously her desire not to be alone, to be loved, threatens to break through this isolation - the eventual outcome. Betrayed by love once in her life, she nevertheless seeks it in the effort to fill the lonely void; thus, her promiscuity. But to adhere to her tradition and her sense of herself as a lady, she cannot face this sensual part of herself. A Midsummer Night's Dream, Helena becomes alienated from her friend Hermia by Demetrius's lack of love. She cannot relate to Hermia's happiness and feels herself less worthy than she once did because of Demetrius's scorn. Even though Helena and Demetrius end the play happily married; their marriage is a farce brought forth by Oberon’s love “juice”. After the “juice” is applied to his eyelids, Demetrius praises Helena. “O Helen, goddess, nymph, perfect, divine!/ To what, my love, shall I compare thine eyne?” (Shakespeare, III, 2, 137-8). The “juice” distorted his perception of Helena to the extent that instead of loathing her, he loves her. Helena entertains a concrete notion of love from the very beginning. She explains, “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, / And therefore is wing’d Cupid painted blind” (Shakespeare, I, 1, 234-35). Demetrius announcement to all that “The object and the pleasure of mine eye,/ is only Helena” (Shakespeare, IV, 1, 164-5) shows he does not love like Helena, "with the mind". Helena knows that though she, “found Demetrius like a jewel,/ mine own, and not mine own” (Shakespeare, IV, 1, 185-6). Though they are married shortly after, Demetrius’ perception of Helena and his love for her remain distorted even after the play ends. Even though Helena truly loves Demetrius, he only loves her because he has been magically enchanted to believe he honestly loves her. Both Blanche and Helena become isolated because of love for a man. Blanche's love of her young husband caused her to alienate her self from all around her. With
Greek Mythology Final Essay
We have spent the last few weeks exploring the Greek myths through reading, presentations, and discussion. A focus of these activities was to identify and articulate various myth’s subjects, themes, and wisdom. While these myths, at first, may seem foreign or unrelated to our life and culture, their influence continues to be present today. Select a Greek myth or myths and in a clear and well-supported essay identify and explain the theme/s of the myth and manifestations…
Chapter 1: Pg. 28 Test Your Knowledge Questions 1-6
1. What does it mean that communication is a transactional process?
Communication requires a sender, a message and a recipient. And, the recipient must understand the message. If a message is not received and understood, then communication has not occurred.
Feedback is critical to ongoing communication. Each party must know that the other has both received and understood the previous message(s) for communication to continue. Without…
working to co-create a learning environment which emphasizes authentic self-expression, the development of relationships, and the development of the whole person within the school, the local and global communities. Two major themes are used to explicate and discuss the enactment of these issues and to outline the boundaries and obstacles encountered in the realities of everyday practice. These themes are: (a) the development of an authentic voice and identity: supportive relationships, dialogue and shared…
projects involving incremental improvement to process or to project requiring major changes including redesigning an existence process. The following steps comprise the model:
The DMAIC project methodology has five phases:
* Define the problem, the voice of the customer, and the project goals, specifically.
* Measure key aspects of the current process and collect relevant data.
* Analyze the data to investigate and verify cause-and-effect relationships. Determine what the relationships are…
No matter what he keeps his movies authentic. “The issues that Spielberg addresses throughout his films enable the audience and those affected by such horror, to relive and remember the importance of such historical events”(Feldman 1). He keeps them so real is because he doesn't want to sugar…
victim. All of the aspects of this quote can be applied to the play A Doll House, in Nora’s character, who throughout much of the play is oppressed, presents an inauthentic identity to the audience and throughout the play attempts to discovery her authentic identity.
The inferior role of Nora is extremely important to her character. Nora is oppressed by a variety of "oppressive social conventions." Ibsen in his "A Doll's House" depicts the role of women as subordinate in order to emphasize their…
Assessment front sheet and Feedback
Unit Title: Understanding Peer Mentoring
Assessment Criteria: 1.1a, 1.1b
I confirm that this evidence is authentic and my own work
Sharon, you have answered all 10 questions correctly and shown that you understand the aims of a Peer Mentoring programme.
You have described the potential benefits and and aims of Peer mentoring, hit on the best outcome for when a Peer Mentoring relationship…
TET1 Task 4: Special Populations
Assistive and adaptive technologies or modifications can enable and empower learners with diverse backgrounds and ability levels. All learners can benefit from a variety of accommodations, particularly special populations such as learners with disabilities, advanced learners, and bilingual learners.
Instructional Setting, Audience, and Content Area
Smith Elementary School is a Department of Defense Dependent School (DoDDS) located on Smith Barracks Army Post in Baumholder…
I used more than two weeks to read this book (one-day one chapter) and I wrote these to record what I have learned and how I felt for reading each chapter.
The introduction section really helps me fix some confusion in my mind. All the time, I always cannot be very specific define "leadership", "power", "management", and hard to identify the differences between them. By reading the introduction, I can identify some core concepts of the leadership such as (1) leadership behavior…
“Response Paper Two”
Aspirations for a strong central government led to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 in Philadelphia known as Philadelphia Convention. The completed Articles of Confederation documents were submitted to the states to be revised. To address several problems that faced the United States of America under the operating directions of the Articles of Confederation. Although the Convention was intended…