In The Bean Trees Taylor and Lou Ann struggle to come of age, or mature, with these two being very important characters I believe a major theme of the book is coming of age. There are many pieces of evidence to support this claim, therefore I will provide them. Our first example would have to be Taylor’s journey throughout the book. By this I mean how she continued to understand what she needed to do and did those things no matter the difficulty. An instance would be when she was stuck with Turtle, Or maybe how she made sure to hunt for a job to keep a roof over her and Turtle’s head. Lou Ann doesn’t begin maturing until she meets Taylor as we find out she cannot speak about her problems
In Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, the major theme that develops is a loss of innocence. This loss of innocence is a common theme in many of the stories including Brownies, Our Lady of Peace, Speaking in Tongues, and Geese. In the first story Brownies, there is a troop of black girl scouts and a troop of white girl scouts going camping. The black girl scouts have always looked at the white girls as different, and were calling them names. “They smell like Chihuahuas.” At the beginning of the story, all the girls are still “little children” and innocent. This all changes when one of the white girls from troop 909 calls one of the black girls a nigger. When the black girls heard of this, they decided to seek revenge on the white girls. When the troop
In the book Night by Ellie Wiesel a young boy describes his experiences as a Jew in the concentration camps during World War II. During this time, Wiesel witnessed many horrific acts. Two of these were executions. Though the processes of the executions were similar, the condemned and the Jew’s reactions to the executions differed tremendously.
In the story, “Because of Anya,” by Margaret Peterson Haddix, is a young girl, called Anya, which has a disease of Alopecia Areata. Alopecia Areata is a type of a disease that causes patchy hair-loss. At page #62, Anya’s wig detaches, and falls off. Anya, humiliated and speechless, rapidly snatched her wig, and ran out of the gym. The story states, “You lost your hair!” Tyler gasped. It seemed like the whole gym went dead silent after that. “It's…” Anya choked. She snatched up the wig and took off running.” After the incident, one of Anya’s classmate, Keely, decided to help Anya to feel better about herself. The resolution, at page #111, was that Keely and Stef, both donated their hair, to help children with Alopecia Areata. The statement
You tell your friend they’re like a giant, and that the clouds need to jump out of his way. You used figurative language to joke with your friend, which is also used by professional writers to develop specific elements in a story. In The “Treasure of Lemon Brown” by Walter Dean Myers, and in “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, the authors use figurative language to help develop scene and character.
In the short story, “Gore” suspense was devised by dialogue, supernatural characteristics, and revulsion. Dialogues in the short story by Amy such as, “Hey, hold it, you can’t do that. Get out of here. Help!” (Ellis 5) “Lucas, I mean it. Let me in. Please. Those faces. They’re not… aagh.” (Ellis 5) Plus, “Lucas, break the window. Get out. For pity’s sake, don’t come out here.” (Ellis 7) Builds suspense in the story because in all these dialogues compel the reader to ponder what the three strangers are going to do to Amy, these dialogues make the reader consider if those three strangers really are human, and makes them reflect on whether if everything that happened to Amy was real. Supernatural characteristics like the foul smell coming from
Laurie Halse Anderson’s historical fiction novel, Fever 1793 takes place in colonial Philadelphia, during the time of the yellow fever outbreak. Mattie Cook, a young girl during the outbreak has to cope with the many hardships brought onto her by the disease. While the fever brought many terrible things to Mattie and her family, she is able to move past them and build her life up again. By using character development and figurative language, Anderson is able to create the theme that good things can always come out of something bad.
The documentary starts in a unique pleasant way showing us a side of Amy that other documentaries have never shown before. The way that this film shows us a more intimate part of Amy is they start it with a home film. The home film that started the mood of the film was when she was in Southgate, North London in the year 1998. She was the age 14 exactly in that film singing happy birthday. One’s instant thought to the film is that it’s going to be happy, even though everyone knows that Winehouse died of alcoholism at the age of 27 in the year 2011.
As she advises him “[to] break the window,” it puts Lucas in a vulnerable position, and makes Amy seem more decent; although she did not sincerely mean it. Even though there is a bias associated with Lucas, the narrator (Amy) has evidently shown that in comparison of the two, she herself is simply known to be better than her brother. The use of dramatic irony in this story has a huge impact and contributes to Lucas’s image as it makes him look gullible and simply stupid. Therefore, the overall impact the use of a dramatic irony has on the story “Gore”, has caused the siblings to be perceived in a totally different manner.
In the short story “The Flowers”, Alice Walker sufficiently prepares the reader for the texts surprise ending while also displaying the gradual loss of Myop’s innocence. The author uses literary devices like imagery, setting, and diction to convey her overall theme of coming of age because of the awareness of society's behavior.
In the historical fiction novel Fever 1793, the story takes place in Philadelphia in the 1790’s. A Yellow fever epidemic turns the city upside down and forces Matilda to become an independent girl. The author Laurie Halse Anderson makes smart author's craft decisions that emphasize the theme independence and maturity. Foreshadowing and visualization are just two examples the author demonstrated to support the theme. From the beginning to the end of this story, we can see the change in Matilda, the main character. By using foreshadowing and visualization, Laurie Halse Anderson was able to craft a storyline that shows the change in the main character and impacts its readers.
Chapter seventeen of How to Read Literature Like a Professor focuses on how authors employ sex in their writing as a way to encode other things. For example, in the 2015 romantic comedy film, Trainwreck, Amy Schumer plays a young woman with a liking for booze, sex and drugs. The film begins with a scene where Gordon Townsend is explaining his reasoning for why monogamy isn’t realistic to his two little girls. The film then flashes twenty three years forward, directly into a sex scene featuring Amy and a one night stand. The scene is fairly short and it is obvious that the attraction on Amy’s side is limited, for she pretends to fall asleep soon after walking in the door. After the man falls asleep, one can hear Amy speaking. She explains her
Night by Ellie Wiesel describes his experiences as a Jew in the concentration camps during World War II. During this time, Wiesel witnessed many horrific acts. Two of these were executions. Though the process of the executions were similar, the condemned and the Jews’ reactions to the executions were very different.
Henry’s motivate to kill Amy LaTour is that she loved Joe Willy more than she loved Henry. The evidence that points to this is that Amy had flowers on her dresser with a tag that says “From Joe” and she has a picture
"Don 't judge a book by its cover...or someone 's intelligence by her English" (Tan, 2006, p. 20). Mrs. Tan had a rough time speaking English, yet an easy time reading English like Forbes magazine and Shirley MacLaine books. Forbes is almost as American as you can get in business profession. And the same with Shirley MacLaine in the entertainment business. Those two represent the Western-American language. This supports Amy 's goal of showing us that her mother was intelligent even with her speaking