Dorothy Parker was an extraordinary woman. Extraordinary in her writings and extraordinary in what she achieved with her writings. Her books of poems and her short stories were bestsellers and her columns in The New Yorker were extremely popular. She was one of the only women and a central figure of the Algonquin Hotel Round Table, where all the great literary geniuses of her time would eat their lunch. Newspaper columnists qouted her and two Broadway plays were written about…...
After embarking on the literary journey that is “The Odyssey”, I decided to tackle this poem by Dorothy Parker. Although short in length, the poem was deceptively challenging due to the unraveling of symbolism within the words. Embedded within the short sentences were insightful references to seemingly ordinary objects, such as the sea, the sun, and even the breeze. These descriptions also added to the simple beauty of the poem. I also had a chance to see from Penelope’s point…...
What is Dorothy Parker suggesting to readers regarding the values, dreams, and aspirations in today's materialistic society? The story "Standard of Living" makes some strong statements about the values of todays society. Annabel and Midge are obsessed with money. The girls spend countless hours fantasizing about being millionaires and trying to emulate those that are. Their love of money is not only fueled by the materialistic products they can buy with it, but by the envy they get from others…...
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