Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train
– For my short paper essay assignment, I decided to write about Strangers on a Train, which is a film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and released in 1951. The story is about two strangers that meet on a train. Those men’s names were Guy Haines and Bruno Anthony. Guy is a professional tennis player and he is married. His wife’s name is Mariam, but he wants a divorce with Mariam because he loves another woman. Bruno Anthony is the other stranger, slightly psychotic, hating his father and wanting to kill him…. ;
Khushwant Singh’s Train to Pakistan
– Frantz Fanon (1925-1961) is a renowned postcolonial thinker known for his two seminal works Black Skin and White Masks (1986) and The Wretched of the Earth (1991). The latter is a paean on the cult of vociferous revolution and it unravels how anticolonial sentiments may address the venture of decolonization. Fanon delves at length how ill equipped are the former colonies to function as independent nations and proffers an excoriating criticism on present day bourgeois nationalism in third world nations….
An Account of Racial Inequality in Langston Hughes’ Freedom Train
– An Account of Racial Inequality in Langston Hughes’ Freedom Train “Freedom Train” by Langston Hughes is a powerful and eye-opening account of racial inequality in the early Twentieth century. Hughes poem is filled with a sense of irony but also hope towards the future. This tongue-in-cheek look at the so-called “Freedom” Train is a powerful image. Langston Hughes included important ideas in a simple and original way. Hughes was writing at the height of the Harlem Renaissance and his focus remained on issues faced by African Americans, but he did not dwell on the injustices….
An Analysis of Langston Hughes’ Poem, Freedom Train
– An Analysis of Langston Hughes’ Poem, Freedom Train There is very little left to the imagination when reading Langston Hughes “Freedom Train”. His ideas of being free are apparent from the beginning of his poem. However, although he spells everything out, he still leaves a couple of things for his readers to figure out. He starts off wanting to know all about this train he keeps hearing. He says, “I read in the papers about the Freedom Train. I heard on the radio about the Freedom Train.” He wants to know everything he can about this train….
Oppression of the Black Community as Depicted in Langston Hughes’ Poem, Freedom Train
– Oppression of the Black Community as Depicted in Langston Hughes’ Poem, Freedom Train The poem, “Freedom Train” not only demonstrates the state of oppression the black community faced in 1947 but uses historical events and movements of the era. Langston Hughes wrote this poem in response to the train called Freedom Train that carried historical documents across country on September 17, 1947. On board the train was the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and a draft of the Constitution….