Hello, I am looking for someone to write an essay on The Book of the Dead: The History of Plight. It needs to be at least 1750 words.
In the Depression era a new genre was evolved, the documentary, it was a significant area of reportage that aimed to shape our public knowledge with feelings. Rukeyser in her poems by using the technique of social documentary emphasized the historical importance of the event by focusing on the causes of those happenings to brace up social changes. Dos Passos’s, “42nd Parallel” the trilogy, published in early 1930 changed the conventional plot, recurrent in fiction, by adding biographies of political celebrities. Dos Passos says, “writer is after all only a machine for absorbing and arranging certain sequences of words out of the lives of people around him.” We have the resonance of these comments in the Book of the Dead. Other writers, who had a tilt towards the Left, were also influenced by the above-mentioned comments of Dos Passo. It was the emergence of New American culture and in poetry the traditional pastoral lyricism had the content of the modern mass media .The Book of the Dead, a book to commemorate the plight of the down-trodden. the workers, was a protest against the corporate culture. And she betrayed an allegiance with the proletariats, who are the prostrate segment of the society. Instead of becoming the slogan chanters the intellectuals like Rukeyser became the “voice of the destitute” to dismantle every pillar of discrimination be it sex, race or the have- nots. She decided not to write of women in their dances and wildness it was like the exile from self but to write of their plight and struggle was the aim of the writer.