How Characters in Literature Represent Their Communities
In general, the content of any literary work is from society. These works describe the various aspects of the community: economics, politics, culture via the various genres of literature. As a result, different communities are represented in literature according to how they want to be seen or remembered. This paper will explore how three characters from three different literary works represent their respective communities. The first work is “Mrs. Moore” from Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved. The second work is “Gregor” from Franz Kafka’s novella Metamorphosis. The last work is “Sylvia” from Adrienne Rich’s poem “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers”.
2. Mrs. Moore and the African American Community
“Mrs. Moore” is a character from Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved. In the novel, Mrs. Moore is an African American woman who is a former slave. After she is freed, she moves to Cincinnati, Ohio where she starts a family with her husband and children. Mrs. Moore is a very strong and independent woman. She is also very loving and compassionate towards her family and friends. Mrs. Moore represents the African American community in a positive light. She is a hardworking woman who has overcome adversity in her life. She is also a loving mother who cares for her children and friends. Mrs
3. Gregor and the Working Class Community
“Gregor” is a character from Franz Kafka’s novella Metamorphosis. In the novella, Gregor is a young man who works as a clerk in a business. He lives with his parents and sister in a small apartment. Gregor is very unhappy with his life and his job. He feels trapped and oppressed by his work and family. Gregor represents the working class community in a negative light. He is unhappy with his life and feels trapped by his circumstances. Gregor’s transformation into a bug also symbolizes his alienation from society. He is no longer able to communicate with his family or work effectively at his job.
4. Sylvia and the Feminist Community
“Sylvia” is a character from Adrienne Rich’s poem “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers”. Sylvia is Aunt Jennifer’s niece and she represents the feminist community in the poem. Sylvia is a strong and independent woman who stands up for herself and other women. She does not allow Aunt Jennifer to control her life or tell her what to do. Sylvia represents the feminist community in a positive light. She is a strong woman who stands up for her rights and those of other women.