Novellen Villy er skrevet i 1999 af Charlotte Weitze. Charlotte Weitze er en dansk forfatter som i 1994 debuterede med novellesamlingen Skifting. Fælles for mange af Weitze’s historier er at hun beskriver et univers på grænsen mellem hverdagslivet og det eventyrlige, i disse universer opsluges og forandres hendes karakterer sig ofte. Denne tendens ses også i Villy hvor karakteren Mina involveres i en forandringsproces. Novellen indgår i et forløb om overgange, derfor vil der i denne litterære artikel være ekstra fokus på netop dette tema. [Læs mere…]
Novellen ”To Verdener” er skrevet i 1879 af J. P. Jacobsen. J.P. Jacobsen debuterede i 1872 med novellen ”Mogens” og regnes for en af de vigtigste danske forfattere. Som privatperson var han ateist og foretrak rationalismen og fornuften fremfor religionen og overtroen. Dette ses også i ”To Verdener” hvor religion kontra ateisme skildres igennem de to kvinder som er hovedpersonerne i novellen. [Læs mere…]
An account of the consequences blacks were faced with based on the texts
The speech ”I am prepared to die” was made by Nelson Mandela on April 20th 1964. In the other text “What is Black Consciousness?” Steve Biko was interrogated at a court hearing from approximately 1970. In these texts, they take heed to “the lives of black Africans”.
In the speech made by Mandela, he clarifies how blacks were faced with castigatory laws. Some of the major consequences, he addresses, are how poverty is prevalent amongst blacks. Even when the blacks toil, they are not allocated a salary that will help them provide aliment and clothes for their families, thus leaving their families, because they have to work. [Læs mere…]
An introduction to the subject “New Narcissism”.
Narcissism is a psychoanalytical concept that was originally introduced by Sigmund Freud. In text 1 “Me, Me, Me” written by Sarfraz Manzoor, he debates the issue of the new-found phenomenon “New Narcissism” and how it is an important factor in the global community. But what is the definition of “new narcissism?” [Læs mere…]
An outline of how the American Dream is interpreted in texts 2, 3 and 4.
In the texts “Arnold Schwarzenegger Recalls Lessons From 25 Years as a U.S Citizen – Learn English, Participate in Politics, and Give Back” by Arnold Schwarzenegger (2), “Whose American Dream Is It, Anyway?” by Anja Kamenetz (3) and “Is the American Dream Still Possible?” by Davis Wallenchinsky (4), the writers deliberate their views of the American Dream.
In text 2, Arnold Schwarzenegger voices his opinion on how immigrants “ought to” contribute to the country that let them aspire to higher things than what they initially had, which is seen here: “It is not enough to come here and take the best this nation has to offer without giving something back. To truly succeed as an American citizen, you have to do more”. Here he also indirectly states that one will implement the American Dream by being determined on working vigorously, and assimilating himself to the American society. Thus far it’s apparent that this text doesn’t concern materialistic objects, but rather supporting one another. [Læs mere…]