Evaluate thesis statements

Evaluate thesis statements - she creates foil characters...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Evaluate thesis statements: 1) In “Relief,” Peter Ho Davies uses the bodily function of flatulence in a formal dinner event to question the normalcy of war. Davies creates irony by mastering diction and tone to argue against the concept of bravery instilled in warfare. 2) In “Lust,” Susan Minot demonstrate how culturally inadequate women feel when exercising their sexuality in the second half of the twentieth century. To show that Minot uses an introspective first person narrator, briefly introduces flat male characters, and contrasts male and female sexuality. 3) In “Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot,” Robert Olen Butler suggests that marriage and love are traps that make people feel inadequate. Butler demonstrates the awkward feelings of lovers and spouses by mastering personification, diction, and irony. 4) Class and racialization characterize “Never Marry a Mexican” by Sandra Cisneros. The author questions stereotypical attitudes by and towards Mexican Americans as
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: she creates foil characters that contrast and parallel the main character. 5) By setting up Leons character as foil to Tonys, Leslie Marmon Silko works with the concepts of good and evil as she reveals Native American and Western values to argue that these opposing cultures cannot be reconciled. 6) In Two Kinds, Amy Tan demonstrates that 1 st and 2 nd generation of immigrants hold conflicting ideologies/dreams that may not be resolved. Mother and daughter portray inadequate behavior towards American and Chinese cultural values. Poetic Devices: Plot 1) exposition, 2) complication, 3) conflict, 4) rising action, 5) climax, 6) falling action, 7) denouement/resolution. Dialogue, diction, foil, hyperbole, irony, metaphor, onomatopoeia, personification, point of view, satire, simile, and setting. Foreshadowing, flashback, flashforward...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 04/09/2009 for the course ENGL 107 taught by Professor Merritt during the Fall '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online