Friday, May 18, 2012
I choose this story because Simple talks about race when it comes to religion he asks questions like was Adam and Eve white ? Hughes shows that some people in this world try to understand religion and they make it fit their mold. This was an interesting story because of Simple's logic of the bible is relatable because everyone aks questions about religion and they ask questions about the history behind it.
This story that Hughes wrote show Simple sin which shows that he only cares about outward appearances instead of inward appearances. Also, Hughes shows that women in society are under a lot of pressure in order to look good and to keep his appearance. Hughes shows readers that it is only a matter of time for one's sins to be put in the light. The person tells Simple that his sins will one day come up for all to know.
I choose this story because it shows the character Simple using prayer as a way to get even with the Dominant culture. Also, it shows that Hughes talks about how people use religion in order to let bad things to happen to people. Also, in this story you see that the mysterious character starts asking questions like God wants people to treat other people right. I think what Hughes is pointing out that people abuses religion in order to not only get even with those that have done wrong with them but also they like to say one thing and do something different.
This poem shows shows Hughes believes in God and he realizes that life in this world does not last very long, and God is long and limitless. Another reason I choose this poem because it shows Hughes believes in God and that he is praising God for everything he has done. Also, when I saw the title Tambourines what came to mind for me is the instructment that people use in the church during worship time.
This poem is deep it shows telling God that people uses religion for their financial gain and He might as well just pack his bags and just leave. Also, Hughes is configuring Jesus as a prostitute and religious leaders are pimping Him out. After reading this poem it shows Hughes asserting his atheism views. Hughes has a moment of realization that society is held back because they have religion.
I selected this poem because it shows Hughes questioning how to get to heaven and you see him apologizing for everything he has done. Also, the reader see Hughes is very optimistic about going to heaven. After reading this poem I saw that Hughes is coming back to religion and we see him curious and wanting to know how a person goes to heaven. I found it interesting that he wanted to know how to get there because he went from I realize that I might be going to hell to how does one go to heaven despite what I have done n my life?