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Oct 15, 2021Open    AccessArticle

Postcolonial Ecocritical Study of “Lullaby” by Silko

Ge Hu
“Lullaby” is a famous short story by native American writer Leslie Marmon Silko. The paper examines a series of traumas Ayah and her family suffer including the loss of land, poverty and spiritual alienation. Ayah’s memory of the tribal past reveals her attachment to Indian tradition which is the only comfort and strength left with her. The postcolonial ecocritical study of the short story exposes domestic colonization the Indian people suffer and emphasizes the need to restore Indian cultural t...
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1108004


Sep 30, 2021Open    AccessArticle

The Virtuality and Reality in André Malraux’s Works

Jie Kang
The French writer André Malraux has multiple identities. He is not only a writer, but also a politician, art critic, novelist and philosopher involved in politics. His early novels are based on the Far East, including his most famous novel The Destiny of Man. The work takes the Shanghai workers’ movement in 1927 as the theme, describes a series of activities carried out by some characters represented by Jing to resist fate, and creates a number of characters with the brand of André Malraux’s doc...
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107886


Sep 24, 2021Open    AccessArticle

A Narrative Study on Postmodern War Fiction Si je t’oublie, Bagdad

Ying Huang
Inam Cachatchi’s novel Si je t’oublie, Bagdad expressed the individual’s existential dilemma between nations and races by replacing the traditional grand narrative with petit narration. Different from the Western discourse dominated Iraq war literature, the novel criticized the true nature of neo-war on violence, which entails the realization through the marginal woman’s perspective, non-liner narration and poetic narrative language. This thesis intends to explore the psychological shock ...
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107632


Sep 14, 2021Open    AccessArticle

Translating Al-Fuzai’s Requital into English

Gassim H. Dohal
Requital is one of Al-Fuzai’s short stories. It depicts the relationship between a mother and his child during a time of war. This mother makes her decision not to tell attackers anything about her son and his friends. The story presents how war influences the life of an ordinary family. It also highlights that violence and injustice should have an end.
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107903


Aug 16, 2021Open    AccessArticle

The Representation of Space and Trauma Narration in In the Country of Last Things

Ying Huang
This paper presents a critical analysis of the typical dystopian novel In the Country of Last Things by employing both the spatial and trauma narration theories. Through the epistolary narrative form of the protagonist Anna, Paul Auster constructs a gloomy and anti-utopian world. The author criticizes and satirizes the ugly side of modern society with the help of postmodern writing techniques and trauma narration. This thesis further exposes the power and discourse behind space reflected ...
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107717


Aug 05, 2021Open    AccessArticle

Style Equivalence in Prose Translation: Citing Zhang Peiji’s Translation of Bing Xin’s Prose

Yang Yang
Prose, characterized by its style, is different from other types of literature. As an important part of literature, prose plays an important role in cultural communication; thus, the analysis of prose translation is very important. This paper makes a tentative approach in the following text to analyze how to realize style equivalence through markers of style, specifically “form markers”, proposed by Professor Liu Miqing, including lexical markers, markers of figures of speech and textual markers...
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107740


Aug 04, 2021Open    AccessArticle

Men’s Tears Also Matter: A Study on the Patriarchal Oppression of Men in Literature

Waruni Tennakoon
The present study focuses on the popularly established idea that women are almost always oppressed under the patriarchal system while all men enjoy its benefits. Concerning some selected literature, the study argues the possibilities of “certain” men being the victims of patriarchy, carrying both manly and womanly qualities (according to patriarchal interpretations) to be more successful in their roles as men. Victims of patriarchy in this context refer to those who do not satisfy the gender ste...
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107693


Jul 30, 2021Open    AccessArticle

An Analysis of the Female Image of “Jing” in Natsume Soseki’s Kokoro

Xiaoyu Cui
Natsume Soseki is one of the most important writers in modern Japanese history, known as “the great national writer”. The novel Kokoro is one of Natsume Soseki’s later works. Among them, “Jing” as an important female image runs through the whole work. This paper first starts with the characteristics of “Jing” and then analyzes the relationship between “Jing” and “I”, “Mr.” and “K”, so that to analyze the reason of “Jing”, and analyze the status and living conditions of Japanese women in t...
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107549


Jul 22, 2021Open    AccessArticle

Symbolism of Flowers in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale

Jiangwei Xie
Flowers symbolize women in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. It is believed that flowers share similarities with women in many aspects. In this paper, symbolic meanings of three kinds of fresh flowers and dried flowers are discussed. The irises, tulips, dandelions and the dried flowers that represent the people Offred associated with and the change in their relationships as they blossom and wither. The color and the shape of each kind of flower are different, which resembles distinct...
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107733


Jul 13, 2021Open    AccessArticle

The Study of Images in Xu Zhimo’s Poetry of Sayannala’s 18 Poems and Farewell to Cambridge from the Perspective of Figure-Ground Theory in Cognitive Poetics

Feifei Zhao
Figure-ground theory is one of the most important analytical tools in cognitive poetics. Based on the theory of figure-ground, this paper uses the classical love poems of Xu Zhimo, the representative of the Crescent School of poetry, as the Corpus, and analyzes them from three levels: vocabulary, syntax and textual emotion. The purpose of this paper is to explore the beauty of images in Xu Zhimo’s poetry. The text is based on the emotions of the text, and the emotions expressed in the poem are c...
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107667


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