Category Archives: Fiction


I think the race of the author does matter when the narrative touches on race. Especially in the United States, you are very likely to be born in a different area because of your race, which also means that you may be classified into a different class because of the color of your skin. These factors alone will make you different from other people. experience, have different points of view, and when we know the background of the author, readers can also know from what perspective the author is writing from.


We see the tribe itself as the basic unit of governance and the leadership that defines other traditional leaders in Sherman Alexie’s “This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona.”

Colonialism has had an effect on the economy and society. Because of their extreme poverty, he had no money when he sought to locate his father. His friend Thomas helped him out by lending him some money so that he could travel and reach the city where the father had died. Being of Indian descent, they were never recruited, leaving them without a job or a source of money.


Roku and Oseki both come from low-income homes, but she marries a rich man and has an affluent life. The incomplete Roku, though, has the potential to succeed. She is obviously not satisfied with her current relationship with Isamu, but it also doesn’t appear that she believes she will be content with her existing Roku. Regardless of her affections for either of them, Isamu is her superior option according to Marxist philosophy. When they converse, the reader is reminded of what her father had earlier remarked about her difficult marriage. He assured her that if she wasn’t content now, she wouldn’t be content if she returned to being their daughter either, but she would be in an upper-class setting getting married and leading a nicer life.


In my opinion, the story of “Frankestein” is a story about slavery and really it is a political essay, exposing the truth. When the character Frankenstein always feels like he doesn’t belong here. He was like a monstrous character and was not treated well when he still had to do hard work but was not taken seriously, they took it for granted. They thought he was different and was only born to serve people. They oppress him and oppress his thoughts when they don’t want him to have feelings. As much as at the time, we can clearly see that Frankenstein represents people of color when they are not always treated the same as other people just because of different skin color.


When Armand learned about his family history, he regretted what he had done. Armand felt extremely guilty and thoughtless for discriminating against Desirée. It was the letter that awakened him when his mother was also of the slave race. He felt shocked and saddened when he witnessed the truth and was even more tormented by what he had done. Then, with all the guilt, Armand went to meet and apologize to Desirée.
Although really hurt with what she went through, with her selfless heart Desirée forgave Armand. Then he received a valuable lesson.


The impact of colonization on the Indians can be seen from the beginning, after victor learned that his father died, he had to go to Phoenix, but he was so poor that he didn’t even have the money to buy a plane ticket. This describes the living conditions of contemporary Native Americans. There was another scene when Victor and Thomas are in july forth. Thomas said that it was very strange for Indians to celebrate this festival because he felt that this festival had nothing to do with them. This shows that Indians are confused about their identity.

Ichiyo: Feminism, Marxist Theory

In the Meiji era, under the influence of traditional feudal thinking, marriages were mostly decided by parents, and children had no right to speak, and it was even more difficult for women to file for divorce. Although Oseki married into a wealthy family from an ordinary family, in a marriage without feelings, Oseki is more like a reproductive tool for passing on the family line. Disliked and scolded by her husband, although she doesn’t have to worry about the basic needs of life, it makes her feel that she has lost her dignity, and even has the idea of divorce.

However, Oseki’s ideas did not get her father’s support. Her father was conservative in his thinking, and feudal hierarchy thoughts were deeply rooted in him. Although he felt sorry for his daughter’s experience, he still asked Oseki to return to her husband. Under the double shackles of paternal rights and husband rights, Oseki is unable to fight against fate, and can only return to her husband again. Although she pursues freedom and yearns for equality, it is difficult for her to get rid of the heavy shackles on her body.


I think adults should treat children honestly, and I would choose to let children know the truth of the world, because overprotection may make children more vulnerable. Children will grow up sooner or later. If we blindly create a perfect world for them, they will inevitably experience a huge blow after entering society.

Or choose to inform according to the child’s age as appropriate. After all, childhood should be full of purity and beauty. Letting children who have not matured their minds come into contact with the dark side of society prematurely will not only have a bad impact on their growth and development, but also hinder their pursuit and yearning for beautiful things.

Government: Alexie

Two characteristics of the government existing in Sherman Alexis’s poem but not shown (the US Government) is tyrannical and selfish. Tyrannical because indigenous people’s lives were controlled in every aspect. Where they lived, how much money they had, what school they went to and more. Selfish because the land that was rightfully the natives were stripped for them only to be told where they could live and how much land they were able to have. Millions of acres reduced to small reservations. Bountiful resources now turned to drugs, alcohol and poor nutrition. Rather than sharing resources they keep as much to themselves as possible. The government shown in the poem, the tribal government, is one that is giving. They try to help their community with what they have. They are also traditional, tribe governments have been around in many indigenous cultures.

Ichiyo and Feminism

In the short story “The Thirteenth Night” by Ichiyo, the feminism literary theory can be observed. The main character Oseki is subjected to remain in her abusive marriage because of the ridicule she will face from society, the effect it will have on her family, and her not being able to see her son if she leaves. She attempts to leave her abusive husband and gets guidance from her parents. Oseki’s mother is immediately supportive, her father thinks about the situation but worries about the outcome and tells her to go back home. In her time period, similar to ours, the patriarchal values leave women dependent on their husbands. Oseki could symbolize the many women who do not have freedom. She has to stay in her relationship to prevent other horrible things from happening to her. Women often remain in their situations due to a lack of opportunities and how they will be treated when they try to obtain better lives. Women did not have much power but navigated through education if they were of higher class. Some used deception and hidden secrets.