THE WINE OF ASTONISHMENT
Significance of the Book’s Title
“God don’t give you more than you can bear.” The opening line of the novel suggests that it is a deeply rooted religious novel. As the story unfolds, we explore the religious journey that the afflicted Spiritual Baptists in Bonasse have...
OVERVIEW OF THE WINE OF ASTONISHMENT
At a glance:
* First Published: 1982
* Type of Work: Novel
* Type of Plot: Social realism
* Time of Work: 1940’s-1950’s
* Setting: Bonasse, Trinidad
* Characters: Eva, Bee, Bolo, Ivan Morton, Prince
* Genres: Long fiction, Social realism
Explain what is meant by Wine of Astonishment when say how it relates to what takes place in the West Indies novel.
The name Wine of Astonishment derived from Psalm 60:3. Thou hast shown thy people hard things: thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment. The people might have been through hard...
Collage "The wine of astonishment"
The theme "Heroes & Idols"
The theme about heroes and idols plays a big role in the book "The wine of astonishment". The
question is: Who is a hero, who is an idol?
My collage is divided in two sides, the top of the poster board represents idols, the bottom...
QUESTION: Consider the novel The Wine of Astonishment then discuss the ways in which the author deals with the following themes:
Love equals life, Religion brings meaning to it, but politics complicates it. Does politics bring unity like how love does? Does...
visualise the honorable respected Venetian Othello in direct comparison to the savage like acts of Othello emphasized by the anarchy of Cypress. The astonishment in Roderigo’s comment also shows the obvious change in Othello.
In Conclusion, Othello's descent into lunacy is seen through his inability to...
misleads him into thinking that Teiresias is “mad” and is not giving a true “soothsaying” (KO 35, 38, 35). This news is “received by Oedipus with astonishment” and defiance (Gould 5). He finally gets what he wants, an answer, and his reaction is to disbelieve what he is hearing. His rage causes him to...
while - by the end of the film, you'll believe you witnessed a real, full-blooded Virginia Woolf. Julianne Moore is another actress synonymous with astonishment. Her Laura Brown is unlike the sweet-tempered woman of the 50's she played in "Far From Heaven" - she is a suffering soul who once again needs real...
a senior lawyer for a major environmental organization. At some point, the conversation turned to why she had left graduate school. To my utter astonishment, she said it was because it made her feel stupid. After a couple of years of feeling stupid every day, she was ready to do something else.
Injustice in ‘The Wine of Astonishment’
The theme of Injustice reoccurred several times in the novel ‘The Wine of Astonishment’ by Earl Lovelace. On the whole, the circumstances were unfair to most of the Trinidadian locals in the period of World War 2, which was the time period in which the novel is...
by Anna Kamieńska
15 April, 2013
When approaching the work of Anna Kamieńska it was useful for me to select on angle from which to view her work. The richness and breadth of her poetry cannot be appreciated without an attentive reading of an individual period or theme....
In The Wine of Astonishment, the setting is very significant as it gives the reader a better understanding of the background and atmosphere of the story. The story is set over a twenty year period somewhere between nineteen thirty two and nineteen fifty one. It is in a small, remote village...
an object into something else: ‘In its double nature, its transformation of still image into moving illusions, it expresses an attitude in which astonishment and knowledge perform a vertiginous dance, and pleasure derives from the energy released by the play between the shock caused by this illusion of...
hominid - a member of a subdivision of the primate family whose only living representative is modern man. And it has left scientists gasping with astonishment for several reasons.
To start with, it is nearly 7 million years old - a million years more ancient than the previous record holder. This new...
and expressive figurative language not only a sense of astonishment and horror, but also the resulting patriotism the disastrous event brought forth.
Berne uses dramatic imagery when describing what she sees at the location, and the astonishment she feels. When Berne fist sees the sight, she notes that...
filmmaking which are designed to contribute to the goals set forth when making a film. Such elements include what would be considered "aesthetics of astonishment," or striking images, editing conflict and other techniques associated with montage filmmaking. Each of these techniques imprint a thought or logic...
sequences and leave the viewers to respond with sheer thrill, regularly thinking of the next plot twist, and in constant fear of the next immense astonishment, ultimately both of these films utilize such cinematic techniques to successfully heighten the films overall apprehension....
mountain bend revealing a series of triumphant snow-covered mountains looming over a modest metropolitan cityscape. Stupefied, we all gawked in astonishment. “Look at those buildings”, I admired. My mother and sister both turned to me with another stupefied look. “You should be an architect”, my mother...
to-night?” Lenina asked, returning from the vibro-vac like a pearl illuminated from within, pinkly glowing.
Lenina raised her eyebrows in astonishment.
“I’ve been feeling rather out of sorts lately,” Fanny explained. “Dr. Wells advised me to have a Pregnancy Substitute.”
“But, my dear, you’re...
everybody else. Of course at first we thought that they were going to leave as soon as the fights started because they get pretty loud. But to our astonishment they stayed. There was a guy with his buddies right in front of us that had a Mexico shirt and Chihuahuas cap on. A group of girls that were dressed...
Defense facility in the Pentagon to crack a complex encryption of an enemy telecommunication. Nash is able to decipher the code mentally to the astonishment of other code-breakers.
A Department of Defense agent, William Parcher observes Nash’s performance and gives Nash a new assignment to look for...
guarding over Qin Shi Haundgai’s grave; Therefore, these talents erase all triumphs, and disasters, and because of that they still have the world in astonishment. Still there are more unsolved mysteries about this beautiful land.
China’s earliest civilization was during 2100 BCE- 1600 BCE. Enveloped in...
world we inhabit. I denounced our world, full of material values and secular acts, but nonetheless, I was part of it. Proof for this was my seldom astonishment towards its material values and my selfishness, revealed through my determination to prosper. I felt that I was used to living in this world,...
TOPIC: The Wine of Astonishment demonstrates that there can be no social well being in the absence of economic prosperity and good governance. Discuss.
Paolo Mauro in his 2004 report to the International Monetary Fund entitled “The Persistence of Corruption and Slow Economic...
developed the Oedipus complex as Freud cited “Many men dream of having sexual relations with their mothers and speak of the fact with indignation and astonishment.”(921). For example, if a patient dreamt about a long object, Freud would most likely say that it represents the phallus and ultimately sex, while...
She refers to Lydia as a person who “wanted only encouragement to attach herself to anybody.” (Austen, 200). And since, in her opinions, it's an “astonishment that Wickham should marry a girl whom it was impossible he could marry for money”, the union of these two disgraceful people is both surprising...
have looked upon this one event as the green light for anything goes.” This explicit and controversial statement makes the reader’s eyes open in astonishment. This statement is extremely biased and very opinionated thus, making the reader follow much better the argument he is attempting to make. the author...
can't hear us,' Irene said. 'Try something else'" (795).
The third response is delight and mirth, tinged with uneasy astonishment. The radio's
offerings leave them both "weak with laughter" (795) by the end of the day. Jim, perhaps
because he has to work all day...
immediately established when Juliet compares Romeo to heaven as she speaks, “But Romeo’s name speaks heavenly eloquence”, because it would exacerbate the astonishment when Juliet finds out that Romeo killed her cousin, Tybalt. This dramatic irony plays a major role in this soliloquy the scene contrasts to the...
the current day and age, as proper, healthy thoughts regarding marriage.
The irony of the ill-fated error brought the reader to feel immediate astonishment. Startling the young woman, the presumed dead husband came to life while the reader read on in quick amazement. With only a momentary chance to...
last year six or eight African natives. This was reported to me with pride by the wife of one of the bistro owners and I was careful to express astonishment and pleasure at the solicitude shown by the village for the souls of black folks. The bistro owner's wife beamed with a pleasure far more genuine...
they get filled with sand? It’s our food and it deserves respect!”
short stories - the ham sandwich at the beach
To the family’s complete astonishment, the ham sandwich suddenly began to talk and said: “Parents, you should be proud of your daughter. She is able to put herself in someone else’s...
you to a sleep. With morning brings the sweet smell of a country breakfast cooking in the kitchen while you sip your morning coffee and watch in astonishment at another breathtaking sunrise that only God could make. Going out to the garden and picking fresh vegetables and biting into a mouth watering...
Willie was going to be safe and well when he came back. Another example was in the start when Willie was choosing a sweet. "He felt a mixture of astonishment at himself and irritation this his rigid daily routine was going to be broken after 40 undisturbed years".
3. Caring - At the start of the book...
Wine of astonishment
The title of this novel ‘wine of astonishment’ can be analysed in two ways. Firstly by the literal translation ‘wine ‘ is an alcoholic beverages and is usually bitter, and astonishment refers to something unexpected. Secondly the hardship that happen to the people of bonasse in...
at a time when parents refused to have a conversation about the birds and the bees with their children. I remember watching this movie with pure astonishment. I had never been a fan of horror movies and after watching this movie, it solidified my decision. People love watching scary movies because it...
Claudius’s face, to prove to The Prince of Denmark once and for all if he was really guilty. Hamlet knew that if the king were to show any sign of astonishment during the murder scene, it would remove questions that the royal court may have had. As the murder scene comes into play, Claudius becomes distressed...
at the bank, I went straight to the counter. Just as I
erything at the counter, two me
n wearing masks entered the bank. To
astonishment, a woman screamed and B
ANG, a guard fell on the floor. He was covered
with blood from
the customers were scared and one...
the general atmosphere of the poem?
Grief and astonishment
Have I ever felt this way or experienced this emotion?
Yes, I have felt this way many times when a close friend or family member has passed away. I think everyone feels grief and astonishment when someone close to them dies.
Does this thought/image...
I increased my pace and as I was almost about to approach the vehicle a young lady around the age of twenty- two stepped out of the car. To my astonishment it was Kimmy, an old childhood friend, who had moved to England with her family ten years ago.
We hadn’t seen each other for ages and I was eager...
Narrative Paragraph: Some Kind of Surprise
“Surprise!” everyone exclaimed, and I saw the look on my friend’s face turn from impatience to astonishment. Just moments before, Joe had been agitated because it was his birthday, and we were going to be late for the movies. I had told him to come inside...
that I enjoyed watching in my early years. To see the juxtaposition between the different mediums in cinema throughout the world brought a sense of astonishment.
Ultimately, despite the lack of dialogue and color, Wu skillfully crafts a film that leaves a lasting impact on viewers. Between Ling-Yu’s...
The Wine of Astonishment by Earl Lovelace
In Earl Lovelace's book "The Wine of Astonishment" two main characters arise Bee and Bolo. Bolo's character is a warrior and he directs the people to the path of empowerment by way of the warrior for that is what he knows and who he is. Bee's character is a...
married. Little did they know, this story also included explicit themes, including references to sex and drugs. This may well apply a feeling of astonishment towards an individual. Upon discovering Romeo and Juliet’s plot and language, individuals can become excited due to the different plot and ideas...
immediately gains a sense of dread and fear, as what he usually views on the TV presents danger and death. We see him think to himself, “Confusion, fear, astonishment spilled from our faces. What did it mean? What was she doing there, in black and white, framed in formal borders? Was she dead, missing, disembodied...
armful of rackets, and who obviously owned a very expensive car, and with US license plates to boot--- well, there was only one conclusion.
To our astonishment, this elegant person approached us two little ragamuffins and asked if we would hit balls with her. Furthermore, she suggested that if we wanted...
WORLD WAR II in relation to the novel The Wine of Astonishment
The instability created in Europe by the First World War (1914-18) set the stage for another international conflict–World War II–which broke out two decades later and would prove even worse. World War II (WW2) was a global war that began...
realized that the film was to display how humans have evolved to become cruel to each other.
Both Soft and Broken Night deliver a message of pity and astonishment. The plot of of both films was well premeditated and as it keeps going, it gives more detailed information to the viewers to make them understand...
South German nation with Austria. This enraged Hitler and he spoke out forcefully against the man for the next fifteen minutes uninterrupted, to the astonishment of everyone. A few days later, Hitler received an unexpected postcard saying he had been accepted as a member into the party. He became the leader...
The Wine of Astonishment - LITERATURE NOTES
ABOUT EARL LOVELACE
* Born in Toco, Trinidad
* Born in 1935
* Spent most of his early years with his maternal grandparents in Tobago
* He was an avid reader
* He currently lives in Trinidad and Tobago
* His passions in life are cricket...
fearful earthquake and a beautiful angel as it descended from the heavens. This glorifying moment made me speechless and exhilarated as I watched with astonishment. The other men and women who watched were scared and still feared as to what might have happened to Jesus. They only spoke and said "Do not be...
is all in check including all the requirements on the rubric.
My presentation will seal the deal for my A and be the finishing touch to your astonishment for all the hard work I put into it. Everything on this poster completely fits into every category on the rubric detail to detail. I can’t vouch...
perceive you as. The Church represents the faith, hope, and aspirations of the members of a community. As is represented in the novel ‘The Wine of Astonishment’ by Earl Lovelace, the Church is the heart of the people and without it they would crumble. Members of the community such as Ivan Morton, Bee and...
now changed in order to please her. It is also shown through the narrator when she says, “Such a change in a man of such pride exciting not only astonishment but gratitude,” where Elizabeth is again shocked at the types of changes she has seen in Mr. Darcy. In some cases, the first impression of a person...
or ActiveX Data Objects, and creation of ActiveX controls and objects
Ruby is said to follow the principle of least astonishment (POLA), meaning that the language should behave in such a way as to minimize confusion for experienced users.
Chris Lattner and Apple...
now carried and adapted to a global context. Daoism is no longer simply a Chinese religious tradition. It is now a global religious and cultural astonishment, existing in Brazil, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Italy, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam and practiced by people of a wide variety...
she thinks Macbeth is too kind, which she sees as a weakness, to murder Duncan in the easiest way.
In contrast to Macbeth’s response of astonishment towards the witches’ prophecies, Lady Macbeth reacts by immediately planning Duncan’s death. Lady Macbeth does not feel the immediate effects of...
can easily make the inference that the view from atop is beautiful and this may also be used to make an inference as to either Sylvia may be in astonishment at the view or she may be fading away as the ships are and unknowing or uncaring of the beauty.
Step 5: Characterization
Sylvia is the main...
that every marine knows how to fight, because of bootcamp. During the fight out from the frozen Chosin in 1950, a military observer watched with astonishment as gunners from a Marine Artillery gun crew integrated with cooks, bakers, and clerks to form a rifle platoon under the command of a lieutenant...
Both characters, Victor Frankenstein and the monster , had similar stages of development, disposition, and feelings. The wonder and astonishment that filled the young monster was parallel to that of victor’s. Each of them had a great aspiration for knowledge. Victor had wished to be fully educated...