Significance: In this scene, Tita began to sing to the beans because they did not want to cook. As she sings, she remembers happy moments with Pedro and the beans began to swell and cook. The author combines cooking with unrealistic magical elements (beans unable to cook). Magical Realism: “Receiving no answer, he opened the door: there he found Rosaura, her lips purple, body deflated, eyes wild, with a distant look, sighing out her last flatulent breath” (Esquivel 389). Significance: In this scene, Rosaura dies due to the congestion of the stomach.
One of the many conflicts Lennie causes that makes their dream slip further away is when he and George had to run out of weeds because of his mistake. George and Lennie were at a bar one night when Lennie saw this girl with a red dress. Everything he liked he would touch. “So he reaches out to feel this red dress an’ the girl lets out a squawk, and that gets Lennie all mixed up, and he holds on ’cause that’s the only thing he can think to do”(41). George hears all of this yelling and come running to Lennie and hit him with fence picket but since Lennie is so scared he keeps holding on with his strong hands.
Rikki-tikki-tavi is washed away from his mongoose family by a summer flood and humans save him. A human family saves him. He defends Teddy and his parents, who are humans, from cobras that are very dangerous at the bite. The “Rikki-tikki-tavi” movie and book of “Rikki-tikki-tavi” are similar and different because Rikki-tikki destroys Nagaina’s eggs, Teddy gives Rikki-tikki a treat, and Darzee sings his songs about Rikki-tikki’s triumphant
Sykes brings in a real snake and plans to poison Delia by planting a snake in her washing basket knowing that she has a fear of them. “There lay the snake in the basket! He moved sluggishly at first, but even as she turned round and round, jumped up and down in an insanity of fear, he began to stir vigorously” (Hurston 8). She got away and fall asleep in the barn. Not knowing the snake’s whereabouts Sykes walks in and gets bitten.
Lucinda the fairy blesses the new born with a curse, despite her naming it a gift. The fairy godmother places upon Ella the gift of obedience. From that day on, any order or request given to Ella will be taken care of promptly with no objection. Ella’s Hero’s Journey guides her through many tests and trials in order to reach freedom of the horrible curse.
The fury of a demon instantly possessed me. I knew myself no longer. My original soul seemed, at once, to take its flight from my body; and a more than fiendish malevolence, gin nurtured, thrilled every fibre of my frame. I took from my waistcoat-pocket a penknife, opened it, grasped the poor beast by the throat, and deliberately cut one of its eyes from the socket!” (Poe 1) Similarly in dahl’s The Landlady The landlady portrays that she is a sweet old lady but that changes when she says ““That parrot,” he said at last. “You know something?
Saving lives, jumping from tall buildings, and flying -- is heroic characteristics.Sammy in John Updike's story “A&P” is not a hero. I believe he is not a hero because Sammy never interacted with the girls, he quit his job to impress the girls, and they never saw his action. Sammy never interacted with the girls, his mindset was just lust and how pleasing they are. “She had on a kind of dirty-pink bathing suit and, what got me the straps were down” (Updike). Sammy was just impressed by how the girls had the decency to walk in a grocery in bikinis, it made his day.
However, this has a domino effect on the remaining people in the family since they would spend the few dollars that they managed to scrape up on cigarettes and alcohol; “There may be a lack of tea or bread in the house but Mam and Dad always manage to get the fags, the Wild Woodbines. They have to have the Woodbines in the morning and anytime they drink tea (McCourt 138).” It is obvious that the smoking and drinking are detrimental to the family, but the McCourts trap themselves in an endless loop. Each time something unfortunate occurs, things go from bad to worse when this sadness or hopelessness prompt the parents to spend more money on their habits (addictions), making conditions significantly worse for their children
“Without hesitating, Gordie plunged the wooden hook hard into the centre of the cat’s stomach. The rat inside squealed in protest. ‘Now lift it Gordie. Can ya lift it up?’ Despite his small and runtish appearance, Gordie was surprisingly strong.” After that true act of loyalty the gang feel impressed and proud of Gordie. Furthermore, at the end of the book after Mickey murders his father, Harold Olsen, one of the coppers who sent Gordie’s father in prison, came bursting into Frankie’s house demanding for questions about Mickey appearance.