Blog Post Global Issue of “Green Rice”
World War 2 Children Soldiers:
This article depicts the atrocious crimes that were committed by employing child soldiers to fight during the Second World War. This desperate attempt was commanded by Hitler to try to fight off Allied forces for the last stand before losing the war. The article depicts the cruelty and the child like innocence of some of the children as they were walking into the face of war. However, the article differs in the fact that in Queen Herod, the direct slaughtering of young children are ordered, while in the case of the Second World War the children were seemingly sent to their deaths to fight for the cause of the war and the nation.
Racism in The United States:
This article depicts the current situation of racism in the United States. It states that although the nation has come a long way from slavery, the judgements and remarks of racism are still very prevalent through the business place and educational facilities. The article depicts of certain cases that fueled the idea of racism (ie. The attacks of 9/11 that caused national panic towards any Asian region country). This has the relation to Grendel, as both showed cases of severe discrimination. Grendel for his appearance and the cases in the United States for their race (which in turn is still the appearance). This article differs from the actual text in the fact that it is a non-fiction and describes a very real and present scenario that takes place on a daily basis. Furthermore, in the text “Grendel” the author adds various emotions and areas of personal interpretation for the reader, while in the article the writer simply recounts the situation that was taking place while adding little to no personal emotion.
All of the poems in “The World’s Wife” has some significant relationship to the idea of feminism. However, the three poems that were chosen to have a specific theme of wealth and how it affects the lives of the subjected women in the story.
Queen Kong depicts a wealthy affluent family. The dictions and phrases that Carol Anne Duffy use to describe their lifestyle are “skyscraper”, “I’d been in Manhattan for a week”, and “finished his prize-winning films”. All of these terms and phrases show the symbol of aristocracy. Skyscrapers are expensive to build and not to mention live in, Manhattan is one of the most expensive cities to live in. The idea of film producer leads to the idea of fame in society, as global recognition is something that adds on to the main idea of wealth.
Mrs. Faust opens up an alternative perspective to the wealth gained by a family. In this story, the wealth of the family is shown as it grows from a relatively poorer group that saved to become wealthy. The struggles and processes were briefly stated in the first stanza. Phrases such as, “Mortgage on the house” and “We worked, we saved” shows the development of the family fortune.
Mrs. Lazarus is a depiction of struggling women with the loss of her husband. Her financial situation is depicted through the quotes, “slept in a single cott”. This represents her poverty struck situation and the disparities that come along with it. Without the presence of money and her husband her life seems to fall apart and collapse in front of her.
Throughout each poem the levels and conditions set forth by wealth are different. The first poem showed wealth from the very beginning, the second poem reflected an arduous step towards succeeding, and the third poem represents the difficulties and struggles of being without a companion and wealth. Duffy seemingly used to poems to portray each standard and reflect societal judgment and views upon each economic standard. The wealthy being very affluent and powerful when it comes to societal influence, and the poor having little to no significance at all.