Download Die Rolle der Frau in drei Geschichten von Mary E. Wilkins by geb. Wirth, Christiane Menger PDF

By geb. Wirth, Christiane Menger

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2000 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, word: 1,00, Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Veranstaltung: Seminar "Literature by means of women", 10 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Die Rolle der Frau stellte schon immer ein heikles Thema dar und ist oft schwer zu definieren. Frauen galten bis vor kurzem oft nur als Menschen zweiter Klasse, und es wurden ihnen nur wenige oder auch gar keine Rechte zugesprochen. Dass sich Frauen gegen dieses Bild, in das sie gedrückt wurden, auflehnten, conflict eigentlich unvorstellbar und stellte, wenn es doch geschah, einen großen Skandal dar. Frauen hatten nonetheless zu leiden und sich in ihr Schicksal zu fügen.

Umso interessanter ist es nun, dass die amerikanische Schriftstellerin Mary E. Wilkins Freeman gegen Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts in vielen ihrer Kurzgeschichten von Frauen erzählt, die so gar nicht in die damalige Auffassung der Frau und ihrer Rolle passten. Freeman schreibt Geschichten mit recht radikalen und revolutionären Ansichten. Frauen stehen plötzlich auf und wehren sich gegen Ehemänner, Heiratszwänge und ähnliches. Aus einem puritanischen Umfeld stammend, übt Freeman somit durch ihre Hauptfiguren leise Kritik an den Sitten und Bräuchen der Puritaner sowie an den generellen Ansichten der damaligen Zeit, die
Frauen betreffend.
Wie ihre Geschichten im Gegensatz zu der allgemein üblichen Auffassung der Rolle der Frau stehen, und ob sie mit ihnen Erfolg hatte oder heftig kritisiert wurde, soll nun im folgenden untersucht werden.

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Download The International Theme: The Conflict of National Types in by Marcus Münch PDF

By Marcus Münch

Seminar paper from the yr 1999 within the topic American experiences - Literature, grade: 1,0, collage of Dusseldorf "Heinrich Heine" (Anglistik II (American Studies)), path: The stories of Henry James, 15 entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: one of the principal motifs that may be traced all through Henry James’s profession as a author is his situation with the social and ethical variations among the recent international and Europe (mainly represented by way of England, Italy and France), which he referred to as the “Americano-European legend” and is another way usually often called the “international theme”. It displays the mutual misunderstandings of usa citizens and Europeans, usually through following a similar simple trend, i.e. the blameless and naive American lady who trips to the previous kingdom and encounters a corrupt, typically inflexible set of values which its advocates try to subjugate her to. often the heroine struggles to guard her integrity, her individualism and private freedom opposed to a society that moves her as oppressive, anti-democratic or, as is the case with Madame de Mauves, as immoral, and undergoes a altering procedure during which she abandons her romantic imaginative and prescient and sentimental eager for a old fashioned and picturesque Europe.
Although in his exploration of the foreign clash ‘innocence’ is consistently linked to the yankee facet, while ‘knowledge’ is usually to be came across at the eu, the satire and irony within the examine of nationwide characters is geared toward either. occasionally displaying sympathy for the helpless American outsider in a foreign country, who's in no way ready to accommodate the complexity of cultural lifestyles in Europe, James at different instances sympathizes with the ecu dealing with the uncultivated, socially ignorant and traditionless American (of which Daisy Miller’s mom appears to be like the consultant model), therefore giving us an all in all greatly balanced and significant portrayal of the idiosyncratic manners of each side of the Atlantic.
I have chosen 3 early ‘tales’, as James known as them, which i will study - in chronological order - with reference to the query of ways the “international subject” manifests itself in them, focussing at the assorted codes of behavior concerning the US and the respective ecu state the place the tale is determined, in addition to the characters’ inherent characteristics so far as they're appropriate of the ‘type’ James wanted to illustrate.
The stories i've got selected are "Madame de Mauves", "Daisy Miller" and "An overseas Episode". All rates concerning both of those tales are indicated in brackets within the textual content of this essay.

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Download J. D. Salinger: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations by J. D. Salinger,David Streitfeld PDF

By J. D. Salinger,David Streitfeld

From the instant J. D. Salinger released The Catcher within the Rye in 1951, he used to be stalked by means of besotted fanatics, would-be biographers, and pushy newshounds. during this number of infrequent and revealing encounters with the elusive literary significant, Salinger discusses—sometimes willingly, occasionally grudgingly—what that onslaught used to be like, the autobiographical origins of his paintings, and his recommendation to writers. together with his ultimate, mind-blowing interview, and with an insightful advent through New York Times journalist David Streitfeld, those enlightening, provocative, or even fun conversations display a author fiercely immune to the highlight yet powerless to flee its glare.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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Download Harper Lee "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1960) - Die Perspektive by Helena Schneider PDF

By Helena Schneider

Diplomarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, be aware: 1,3, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, forty five Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Das Thema der vorliegenden Arbeit ist die Darstellung der kindlichen Perspektive in der Literatur. Das Werk, in der dieses Phänomen untersucht werden soll, ist der Roman To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) von Harper Lee (1926). Das Ziel der Untersuchung besteht darin, neben formalen Aspekten vor allem die Funktionen, die die artwork und Weise des Schreibens aus kindlicher Sicht haben kann, herauszuarbeiten bzw. herauszufinden, welche Absichten ein Autor mit der Wahl dieser Perspektive verfolgt. Die vorliegende Untersuchung ist von daher nicht pädagogisch oder psychologisch, sondern in erster Linie erzähltheoretisch orientiert. Nicht die psychische Entwicklung der Kindergestalt, aus deren Sicht der Roman geschrieben ist, steht im Vordergrund, sondern die erzählerischen Mittel, die beim literarischen Erzählen aus der Sicht eines Kindes eine Rolle spielen, sowie die Wirkung, die durch diese Mittel erzielt wird.
To Kill a Mockingbird hat sich für die Untersuchung der Kinderperspektive aus mehreren Gründen als besonders geeignet erwiesen. Entscheidend bei der Wahl des Romans warfare zunächst, dass dieser in den Südstaaten der united states angesiedelt ist, d.h. in einem Kulturkreis, in dem es eine verhältnismäßig große Anzahl von Erzählwerken gibt, die aus der Sicht eines kindlichen bzw. jugendlichen Protagonisten geschrieben sind. Hinzu kam jedoch noch ein weiterer Umstand, der die examine der Erzählperspektive in diesem Roman äußerst interessant gemacht hat. Die Tatsache, dass To Kill a Mockingbird zu den Werken gehört, die aus den Augen eines Kindes bzw. Jugendlichen erzählt wird, ist nämlich aufgrund der Verfilmung des Romans von 1962 etwas in Vergessenheit geraten. So steht in dieser nicht nur der Vergewaltigungsprozess, der über die Hälfte der Filmzeit in Anspruch nimmt, im Mittelpunkt der Handlung, sondern auch der erwachsene Protagonist Atticus Finch. In der Romanvorlage hingegen, in der dem Prozess lediglich ein Viertel aller Seiten gewidmet sind, steht bei näherem Hinsehen eindeutig die kindliche Figur Jean Louise, genannt Scout, und ihr Blick auf die Welt der Erwachsenen im Vordergrund.1 Dieser Fokuswechsel im movie, der bei vielen Zuschauern sicherlich nicht immer richtige Rückschlüsse hinsichtlich der Erzählperspektive des Originals zugelassen hat, conflict ein Anreiz, sich näher mit der Sichtweise, aus der das Buch geschrieben ist, auseinander zu setzen.

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Download Conversations with Tim Gautreaux (Literary Conversations by L. Lamar Nisly PDF

By L. Lamar Nisly

Louisiana author Tim Gautreaux (b. 1947) writes fiction that combines equivalent components dry humor, tall stories, and deep tragedy. His tales and novels of working-class Acadiana painting lives of inimitably poignant love, loss, and longing. The intensity and complexity of Gautreaux's writing invite scholarly value determinations in addition, as critics mine the richness of his ethical imaginative and prescient. those interviews exhibit the depth of his experience of position, his deep connection to the mechanical and dealing global, his dedication to the craft of writing, and his Catholic view that has been formed via Flannery O'Connor and Walker Percy. Conversations with Tim Gautreaux collects interviews from 1993 to 2009 with the writer of The lacking, The Clearing, Welding with Children, and plenty of different important works of fiction. Readers who've been engaged with the topics in his tales and novels will locate themselves both interested by the sort and considerate voice they observe in interviews.

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Download The importance of the Black Panther Party for the by Thuy Nguyen PDF

By Thuy Nguyen

Seminar paper from the yr 2007 within the topic American stories - tradition and utilized Geography, grade: 1,3, college of Duisburg-Essen, path: A Survey of yank background, nine entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: the USA within the sixties was once peculiarly a time of protest within which the minorities including
Afro- americans in addition to girls started to plead for equivalent rights. Many
organizations have been based in this time and each circulate utilized its own
methods which will in attaining its target. The Black Panther occasion used to be certainly one of these
organizations which constructed out of the Black strength move, a radicalised
development within the Civil correct flow, which used to be until eventually then well-known to take advantage of nonviolent
methods of resistance with a purpose to in achieving their goals. This essay will deal with
the value of the Black Panther social gathering for the emancipation of Afro-Americans
during the time of the Civil Rights circulate, which luck the social gathering may well achieve
to finish the discrimination of blacks and which effect the celebration or their leaders still
might have at the present time. within the first half the social state of affairs of Afro-Americans within the sixties
will be defined intimately and within which parts racism grew to become visible. subsequent there will
be a historic evaluation of major occasions in the course of the Civil correct flow and
especially of the several positions that started to increase in the flow. In
particular, the significance of Malcolm X for the Black strength can be pointed out. Black
Power is known as a slogan and an concept but in addition ended in a stream. The
second a part of this essay will take care of the advance of the Black Panther Party.
Here it is very important be aware of from which social historical past the founders got here from
and which sort of individuals they desired to tackle with their ideology. in addition, I
will specialize in the theories on which the ideologies and methods of the Black Panther
Party are in keeping with. whereas the second one half concentrates in most cases at the conception behind
the party’s actions the 3rd half offers an idea in their activities and campaigns and
as good as of significant occasions that marked the historical past of the get together and demonstrated
the nice influence of the Black Panther occasion on Afro-Americans. The final chapter
describes the lack of the party’s impression, their department and the dissolution of the
party first and foremost of the 1980ies. eventually, i'll provide a touch upon the importance
and lasting effect of the Black Panther occasion for the current state of affairs of Afro-
Americans.

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Download The South's Failure to Adjust to Modernity: William by Margarete Schattschneider PDF

By Margarete Schattschneider

Seminar paper from the 12 months 2011 within the topic American reviews - Literature, grade: 2,0, Martin Luther college, language: English, summary: Introduction:
The South, rather the agricultural South, was once a critical point in Faulkner’s writings, for he belonged to the South himself. He even developed a fictitious state, generally called Yoknapatawpha, which gives the environment of diverse of his tales. It served as a lens wherein he may study the traditions, practices and attitudes that had divided and united the folks of the South. Faulkner was once in general drawn to exploring the ethical allusions of background. because the South emerged from the Civil conflict and Reconstruction interval, the folk have been frequently torn among a brand new and an older, extra proven global order. as a rule, the tradition of the South was once “inward-turning”, “backward-looking” and “frozen in its virtues” (Warren 244). This provided a picture of big immobility, whereas humans have been mounted on ethical values and gentility even as. Faulkner wrote approximately this unchangeableness and ideas of Southern gentility, in a occasionally sarcastic method. He actually attacked the way in which of pondering via introducing a contemporary writing kind, which integrated advanced and seriously loaded sentences, in addition to the “stream-of-consciousness” procedure that disregards chronology of occasions. therefore, why did the South fail to regulate to modernity?
The Sound and the Fury is taken into account to be an absolute vintage of modernity. during this paper, Faulkner’s novel The Sound and the Fury and the fast tale “A Rose for Emily” could be analysed, trying to find purposes to the matter of fixing to modernity. consequently, i'll examine the depiction of the most characters and symptoms of function reversal in regards to the best Southern relatives. moreover, Quentin’s fixation at the earlier, in addition to Caddy’s and omit Quentin’s uprising opposed to the current could be tested. eventually, a more in-depth examine the most characters’ reviews of loss within the Sound and the Fury will occur. the unconventional, in its fight with modernity is identical to the quick tale “A Rose for Emily” and may be set unlike it. except the depiction of the most characters, the subject of culture as opposed to swap as an allegory of the South performs a tremendous function.
This research, even though, is barely a small glimpse right into a very broad topic, which can be investigated rather a lot longer.

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Download Lewis W. Hine's Social Photography - Immigrants at Ellis by Sonja Longolius PDF

By Sonja Longolius

Seminar paper from the 12 months 2003 within the topic American reviews - tradition and utilized Geography, grade: 1, college of Hamburg (Amerikanistik), path: Hauptseminar, 20 entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: within the first decade of the 20 th century, whilst Lewis W. Hine took his first picture sequence at Ellis Island, 7 million immigrants got here to the U.S. of the US. In 1907 immigration’s height was once reached, whilst virtually 3.000 immigrants, such a lot of whom got here from Southern and japanese Europe, entered the hot global each day. After Ellis Island had re-opened its gates for the immigration method in 1900, greater than seventy five percentage of all immigrants who got here to the U.S. entered the rustic during the port of recent York urban. In regard of those immigration numbers, one must ask how the population of recent York urban and americans usually reacted in the direction of this mass immigration. compared to former immigrants, who more often than not got here from Northern and Western Europe, those “new” immigrants weren't welcomed in any respect. serious prejudices had already built in the direction of individuals from nations which many native-born american citizens appeared to reflect on as “undesirable” ones at the moment. as a rule people’s worry resulted from lack of understanding, simply because to them those immigrants an indistinguishable mass which overcrowded the US. many folks feared that those immigrants may remove their jobs and living-space. There little sympathy for these needy homeless, whose overseas visual appeal and assorted customs aggravated the electorate of recent York and in different places within the state.
When Lewis W. Hine went to Ellis Island to portrait these “huddled masses”, he should have had all these fears and prejudices opposed to those newly arrivers in brain. absolutely, there has been a “great public curiosity within the factor of immigration” whilst he began his venture in 1904 and Hine “was in no way the 1st, or in simple terms, photographer to paintings at Ellis Island.” however, his technique turns out to vary from those of different photographer of his time. apparently, anything had occurred at Ellis Island to make the trainer Hine are looking to turn into a certified photographer. i'm going to try and demonstrate Hine’s own opinion in the direction of the social challenge of immigration in addition to his technique for betterment. additionally, i'm going to talk about his photographic goals and targets through reading chosen images of his first photographic sequence at Ellis Island.

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