Makinzie Moore In Tobias Wolff's short story, Hunters in the Snow, there are three very diverse and interesting characters that each play a huge role in the story. The story signifies that the main character Kenny is ignorant, has childish behavior and is very risky and reckless. He is not afraid to express his dangerous actions to anyone. In the opening scene of the story it is to see how Kenny is reckless and dangerous. With Tub, on the side of the road in the tremendously cold weather, waiting on his friends, Kenny and Frank.
People may want other things besides animals such as family or reading materials. George finds Lennie by the lakeside where they arrived and begins to tell him their dream but then the inevitable happens. George shoots Lennie is the back of the head, mercy killing. He had no choice because it was either torture for Lennie for the rest of his life or be killed to save him from the suffering. Curley and the others arrive driven by anger and Slim goes over to George and tries to reassure him.
As Gollum paddles across his lake he watches Bilbo and starts to talk to him, he offers to play the riddle game, after all Gollum is lonely and wants to talk to someone. If Gollum can stump Bilbo he gets to eat Bilbo, but if Bilbo wins the riddle game Gollum has to show him the way out of the cave. The game starts and both players are strong, they can solve the riddles, however, after a couple of riddles both players start to become anxious. In hopes that he will survive, Bilbo cheats and asks a question that is not a riddle. When Gollum realizes that Bilbo cheats he becomes furious and seeks revenge.
But they are most worried about their brother Arnie who is 17 year old and is mentally ill. Throughout the novel What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Peter Hedges uses symbolism to better explain the hardships that the Grapes go through in order to portray the catastrophes that people have to endure in their everyday lives. Peter Hedges uses their fathers suicide and the structure of the house to symbolize how their life is being pulled down by their father. In the beginning of the novel Gilbert is taking his brother to look at the carnival rides drive in the lot for the carnival, like they do every year. They are having a picnic and enjoying their time but it the rides had been taking longer than they normally do.
Bridge to Terabithia is a raw, emotionally honest novel about characters who climb up above their weaknesses through emotional strength and unselfishness. Both Jess and Leslie have special needs, her for acceptance from a new school whose students regard her as exotic, and he for athletic recognition to appease a father disgusted by Jess 's true interest, artistic creation. In the forest near their dwellings, the kids create an imaginary country in which their friendship flourishes away from societal prejudice and familial pressure. Terabithia evokes the illusion of the childhood forts, tree houses, or clubs familiar to most readers. Nevertheless, a freak accident that kills Leslie shatters the peace of Terabithia, forcing Jess to seek friendship and understanding in the tangible universe.
Literary fiction is “… written by someone with serious artistic intentions who hopes to broaden, deepen, and sharpen the reader’s awareness of life (Johnson 57).” Literacy fiction gives the reader a deeper view on the real world aiming the reader to empathize with the characters and others. In the short story, Hunters in the Snow by Tobias Wolff is a prime example of literary fiction, as three men are hunting during a snow storm. Through the story, the author has the reader’s emotions shifting and engages the reader into what is going to happen next. Through the struggles of the men hunting in a snow storm, and getting injured the author shows actions of each character that the reader can relate to real world people, such as selfishness and
Hap, Loman is “gonna beat this racket” and come out “number one man” in order to prove that his father “did not vain” Willy excels in his command of tasteless cant popular in the 1930’s. “Well, bottoms up! And keep your pores open!” Willy says, saluting her girl-friend. His sorrowful laments are stock phrases “where are you guys, where are you?” he shouts to his sons; “the woods are burning!” when he gropes for metaphoric expression, he uses stale expressions: “because you got a greatness in you, Biff, remember that….Like young God. Hercules-something like that.
For instance, the way how he spend his time and how he became a man when his pet die establishes a stronger example. In this manner, even it was difficult with all the work the fawn required he always make the time. And, at the end of a long day, including school and chores, Jody would rush outside to play and train it because this would put a smile on his tired face. Jody really enjoyed his fawn and it take the place of his brother and friend. So, when Flag was dead everything he use to love in nature, even the sing of the frogs, come to be sadness.
Over the years Levi has “learned one trick”(22) that allows her to hear her father’s “gorgeous”(27) laugh despite it “mak[ing] her sound like a fool”(25). Every time she is rewarded with his laugh, Levi can feel it “start from somewhere/deep in his chest”(29-30) and picture “a man/ striding through deep woods,/swinging his arms in the wintergreen air”(31-33). Levi is euphoric just from imagining her father’s chuckle, confessing “she love[s] him so madly”(36). She then goes on to compare her love to a “tree loves the man who comes to fell her”(36-37). The violence associated with chopping a tree down symbolizes Levi’s frustrations yet the tree still loves the man and Levi still loves her father.
Jesse proceeds to tell the class a story about Coyote, a beaver called Wishroosh and some huckleberries. The teacher appears bored throughout and once Jesse has finished, she said “thank you… in such a way that the people thought it was OK to laugh” (113). Jesse, despite his best efforts, is not like the others in his class, and the stories from his culture exaggerate their differences.