Author Archives: jdias2

About jdias2

I am an English Major at Georgia State University, pursuing my degree in English.

Ice skating as symbol of freedom

The scene where Nazneen watched ice skating on T.V and then she decided to go ice skating was enjoyable. Ice skating for Nazneen was a sign of freedom or liberty. A lot of my classmates wrote about this symbol and … Continue reading

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Sex and culture

It seems very redundant to say what I have to say because everyone else has said it. But no one can ignore the sexual repression that Nazneen experiences. One of my classmates mentioned that they had to re-read the part … Continue reading

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ALI, Brick Lane – Cultural change

I enjoyed reading this story. Although, like some of my other classmates have stated, I had a hard time deciphering who was who in the beginning. Maybe I am slow. When Nazneen moved to London from Bangledesh it was a … Continue reading

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Post Colonialism

I understood the distinction Parker made about the two colonies (Settlers and Occupational). He also talked about the British colonies invading on the other colonies but I was a little confused about this chapter. I guess I just need some … Continue reading

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Peer Response by “Aleciacolwell” Role of Women/Lady Macbeth

I agree with my classmates’ post about how reading Macbeth this time around was much different from the time I read it in High school. I noticed Lady Macbeth but I did not really pay attention to her role in … Continue reading

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Peer Response to “Themes in Macbeth” by hcoutinho1

I was going to write my individual post about what theme was visible in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Before I start I would like to say that I LOVE Shakespeare. I have always enjoyed reading his plays in high school and I … Continue reading

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Cultural Response to “Management of Grief”

I really enjoyed this story. It brings awareness to how oblivious we are to respecting other cultures around us sometimes. I am very used to the American woman, being a house wife as well as being business minded. But I … Continue reading

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