Butler Essay

Butler Essay

William Butler Yeats Poems

– William Butler Yeats, born in 1865 and died in 1939. Yeats is one of the greatest poets that is well known in the twentieth century. Also a philosophical person, Yeats had developed his own philosophy which states, “Yeats developed a philosophy that united his interest in history, art, personality, and society. His basic insight was that, in all these fields, conflicting forces are at work. In history, for example, as one kind of civilization grows and eventually dies, an opposite kind of civilization is born to take its place….  

Butler?s Characterization Shori

– “How could it feel so good when it should be disgusting and painful?” (Butler 75) These words spoken by Theodora, an elderly white woman, about her symbiotic and sometimes sexual relationship with Shori, a black “elfin little girl” (Butler 75), express a societal fear that Octavia Butler exposes in her characterization of Shori as a monster. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen asserts in his “Seven Thesis of Monster Culture” that monsters” reevaluate our cultural assumptions about race, gender, and sexuality our perception of difference, and our tolerance toward its expression.” (Cohen) Shori is a monster because her very existence testifies to the blurring of historically concrete lines of difference….  

Stability at Home vs. Fear in “Kindred” by Octavia Butler

– Kindred by Octavia Butler has been a respected novel since its publication in 1979. In Kindred Butler provides readers with suspense until the last page. It provides readers with two definitions of a home. Home is a place where you feel safe where you have a family to come to when you are having a horrible day at work or at school. Home is a place where you share good and bad times with family and friends. A home is place of stability in your life. A home isn’t a place that you are scared to go to….  

Octavia E. Butler’s Novel, Fledgling: Societal Fear of Shori

– “How could it feel so good when it should be disgusting and painful?” (Butler 75) These words spoken by Theodora, an elderly white woman, about her symbiotic and sometimes sexual relationship with Shori, a black “elfin little girl” (Butler 75), express the societal fear that Octavia Butler exposes in her characterization of Shori as a monster. Shori is a monster because her very existence is a testament to the blurring of historically concrete lines. She is androgynous, vampire and human, black and white, a child with adult strength and urges….  

Research on Robert Olen Butler

– Research on Robert Olen Butler The majority of published literature in the US derived from the Vietnam War primarily has a base focus on effects the war experience had on Americans, and on the American culture and psyche. However, Robert Olen Butler, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning, “A Good Scent From a Strange Mountain,” as well as many other critically acclaimed publications has been recognized for “breaking the mold” of traditional war writers by constructing his narratives in the first person voices of the Vietnamese….