Destiny English 1301 Section No. 60 Mrs. Etherington December 12, 2014 Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli: Final Discussion Question #9 The story Hansel and Gretel remind Misha about holocaust because of Janina. Hansel and Gretel is about a brother and sister on who was left out in the woods and runs into a house that is supposed to take out of their hunger because its decorated full with candy. Its like an sign of hope, but instead inside they meet an old women who wants to get rid of them. She tell them all kinds of torture that she wants to do to them, and tries to trick them into the oven.
“Stop Setting Alarms on My Biological Clock” written by Carrie Friedman is about her experience about other mothers asking Friedman why doesn’t she have any children. Friedman wants mothers to stay out of her business since the decision of having children doesn’t concern them. Friedman isn’t sure if she is even able to produce offspring since she haven’t tried starting a family. Mothers should keep in mind that many women don’t have ability to have children. Friedman then points out that mothers that abandon their own life passions are setting a bad example to other women into not wanting them to become mothers.
In the article "Don’t blame the eater" written by Zinczenko, he argues that fast food is the main reason why so many teenagers are suffering from obesity in United States. He explains that many companies will use advertisements to deceive customers. For example, a company’s website offers a chicken salad with less than four hundred calories per serving; however, they don’t label everything that the salad has In the first label. They will use separate labels in the products that the salad has on it, so the costumer gets confused and thinks that he is actually eating a four hundred calories salad that is "healthy". However, he is actually eating a seven or more hundred calories meal.
In Raymond Carver’s short story “Cathedral”, Carver uses the main character’s skeptical tone and first person point of view in order to convey the underlying theme that ignorance and prejudice is caused by false assumptions due to stereotypes and lack of knowledge. Additionally, the irony and paradox feeds into the theme that initial prejudgments can be overcome with treating the other with equality. Carver uses a first person point of view allows the readers to go through what the narrator is going through, every thought and action. The narrator’s predetermined judgmental and skeptic tone emphasizes his assumptions about the blind man as well as setting an uncomfortable mood when the blind man and the narrator finally meet.
In the section, the reader pays attention to a pathological schizophrenic’s voice. Under the plane of the incommunicability of his language, however, the reader discerns how his identity has permanently disappeared into multiplicity. The narrating “I” examines Darl who keeps laughing, with foam in his mouth, but the new “I” is different from the other I in the preceding sections of his; this “I” is a newly born “I” after the death of I. The “I” enquires what Darl is laughing at, but Darl says only “yes yes yes yes yes” (253).
This is a very simple yet emotional poem. The poet, Pat Mora, incorporates the motif of loss and stresses the inevitability of it. Through her narrative poem, she provides a sense of reality on how one may approach the loss of a spouse from old age. Although this poem is concise, it is greatly impactful, and I could visualize the grief.
However, she seem very lost and does not know where to begin and is looking at her husband as a guide. She can tell that her husband is content with his life and family and only see the beautiful aspects of his wife and son, which Laura would constantly deny that she is not putting as much effort for the family than he is. Her husband does not really understand that Laura is feeling this way, because she is contradicting her actions by covering her true feelings as a housewife and is always in a constant state of anxiety. The only happiness she can find is her son, because she know she cannot compare with him since he is still growing as an individual, but should actually learn from her son that it is okay to make mistakes and move forward as a wiser individual. However, in the end she is still lost, “be nothing but a floating intelligence; not even a brain inside a skull, just a presence that perceives, as a ghost might.”
In the poem Schizophrenia, the narrator personifies the house to give the reader a deeper understanding of the “mad house”. Also, by personifying the house, the house can be further interpreted to the mind of a person suffering from the actual mental disorder schizophrenia and foreshadow the outcome of the disorder. Nerveless, the personification lets the reader insight of the mind of a person suffering from schizophrenia, by interpreting the characters in the house to emotion, and the house to the
Regardless, the anger is “chronic,” suggesting that it is persistent, and the son “slowly” (8) begins his day, “fearing” those “chronic angers” (9). From the son’s fear, the reader can infer that the son connects the house’s anger to his father, regardless of the anger’s cause. Through his use of imagery and personification in the second stanza, Hayden firmly establishes the idea that the relationship between the father and his son
The speaker’s underscoring of loss incorporates the ideal that loss, seen through the hopeless eye, is nothing. This is presented through multiple understatements throughout the poem, emphasizing her desperation to mask the presence of concern. She compares the disappearance of her “mother’s watch” to the misplacement of “three loved houses”, to underscore the compounding effect that loss has placed unto her. The loss of a meaningful
Eventually, we realize that the woman in the wallpaper is the narrator. Throughout the story, the narrator 's mental state continues to deteriorate. Being both the narrator 's husband and physician, John assumes that he knows what’s best for his wife. However, in this essay, I will argue that Gilman portrays John as an antagonist or “villain” in her story because, through his actions, he is the main reason for his wife 's descent into insanity which proves that he didn’t know what was best for his wife after all.
The poem “To This Day” by Shane Koyczan is to make the readers understand that there is hope for the ones who got, or even get bullied in school. Bullying happens every day in a regular school day and probably not on school days. “So we grew up believing that no one would ever fall in love with us, that we’d be lonely, forever.” (Line 23) The poet explains how by the countless names that the bullied endured, he thought no one could ever properly love the mistreated.
At that moment, he heard the door. Not the doorbell but a series of soft, polite raps, almost apologetic about the late hour. Every house has a logic, and its laws are more eloquent at night, when things occur without palliative noises. He didn’t look at his watch or jump, or suspect that he was hearing things. He simply got up from his chair and walked toward the door without turning on any lights; when he found himself standing face-to-face with his father.
The house symbolizes that Ann is trapped and caged by her circumstances, she is unhappy and seeks interaction with people. She is married, but her husband, John, spends the majority of his time working. “He wanted a mortgage-free farm; then a new house and pretty clothes for her.” John feels that to lead a fulfilling life he has to achieve these goals, John’s ideals conflict with Ann’s values; She wants to spend time together and enjoy each other’s presence while they are still young. On the other hand, John feels that his duty in life is to provide for Ann and constantly works to attain his objectives.