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    view them? “The Danger of a Single Story” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi, “Baby You Can Drive My Car” by Janin di Giovann, and “My Father Writes to My Mother” by Assia Djebar all display women and the views of them in their societies. The female character in each of these works express a view of them from other people and their own opinions. Chimamanda with “The Danger of a Single Story”, the mother in “My Father Writes to My Mother”, and Manal al-Sharif in “Baby You Can Drive My Car” all express this notion that society or people are wrong about them and others like them. Chimamanda describes how a story about a person or a group…

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    Wolfe 1 Aidan Wolfe Dr. Nicholson Honors English 10, Period 1 15 Nov. 2016 African Literature Essay Every civilization has a story, The United States was brought up through freedom and strong individualistic views. Eastern Asia was brought up through strict morals and discipline. Well, Africa is no exception, it was founded through heritage, war, and revolution. We see through African literature that hope, dishonesty, and despair shaped Africa into the civilization it is today. Two specific…

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    Poem is a piece of writing which express feelings, emotions and ideas using descriptive figurative languages. However, poems are not dependable as a secondary source and if it is written about 100 years later than when the event actually happened. Likewise, the poem cannot be trustworthy if it contains different facts from the primary source written by the person who experienced that moment and who was actually there. Furthermore, as poems use figurative languages that exaggerate things, it is…

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    A person who feels abandonment by a loved one eventually will begin to feel alone. Poet, Sylvia Plath was far too familiar with this feeling. In many of her writings, such as “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Plath wrote about her depressing feelings, especially towards her husband. In the story, she explains looking at the disgusting wallpaper and the feeling of being lonely. Towards the ending, it goes to explain her happiness began to develop through her children. Many of her writings include emotional…

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    For thousands of years, women were told that they were inferior to men. Men wanted to control women to make themselves look good. Specifically, Sylvia Plath was oppressed in her literary life by Otto Plath and Ted Hughes. These two men influenced her writing in many different ways. Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy,” reflects the biographical context of how growing up with her father and her relationship with her husband affected her writings. Sylvia Plath’s father inspired her writings by their “bond” and…

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    Daddy and Lady Lazarus are poems written in 1963, by Sylvia Plath and were shortly released after her death. Sylvia Plath is a famous American poet born in October 27, 1932. Plath was really depressed since at the age of 10 after her Father's death. She tried to commit suicide multiple times and failed.Plath's famous Poems “Daddy” and “Lady Lazarus” are mainly influenced on her depression and her complex relationship with her Dad and her husband Ted Hughes. Ted hughes leaving Plath left her…

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    Sylvia Plath has written poetry that fully explores the profound depth of the human psyche. Through her use of confessional poetry and psychic landscape, her poetry delves into the multifaceted layers of the human condition. Plath herself came across as a very complicated and perplexing individual, and in her style of writing, she conveys the inner state of her mind. To read her poetry without the context of her mental state, few readers could comprehend the intensity and compelling suffering…

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    Sylvia Plath was an admired American poet during the 20th century, known for her confessional poems. Plath's poems had a common theme of morality and death. Plath excelled as a child and won many scholarships and contests, but faced difficulties in her home life after her father died. These difficulties affected Plath's mental state and her work greatly. In Plath's poem, “Daddy”, readers can see how her relationship with her father and other life experiences influenced the topics and themes of…

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    and to make them shift from being part of the subalterns to the center, and from being the subject of producing knowledge about by others to the ones who produce knowledge about the self and the other. That is to say, postcolonial writers including Abouzeid and Djebar have reconsidered the subordinated position of the so-called “other” women. They have moved them from their marginal location to the center, as they have subverted the power relations that were in favor of men for a long time.…

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    Both stories, The Struggle to be an All-American Girl by Elizabeth Wong and My Father Writes to my Mother by Assia Djebar, explore the ramifications of foreign languages. Elizabeth Wong’s essay The Struggle to be an All-American Girl details her experiences learning Chinese at an alternate school to where she receives her general education. Wong talks about her brother’s habit to be “especially hard on [her] mother, criticizing her, often cruelly, for her pidgin speech-smatterings” (Wong 1)…

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